Blood-Horse

Obviously Targets Del Mar Mile Three-Peat

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Winner of the past two editions of the Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT), the speedster Obviously goes for a three-peat on the turf as part of the TVG Pacific Classic undercard Aug. 24 at the seaside track. Read More...

CHRB Amends Fee Scale for Losing Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
A 12.5% increase in the minimum riding fee scale for losing jockeys in California got an unexpected addition from the state's horse racing board Aug. 21. Read More...

Which Game On Dude Will Show Up in Classic?

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Game On Dude has been dominating the ranks of older horses in Southern California for so long it's tempting to believe he's lost a step every time he throws in a bad one. Read More...

Seaway Draws Well-Balanced Field of 11

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
A well-balanced field of 10 fillies and mares, including 2013 winner Youcan'tcatchme, are set to contest the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

Chrome Set for Pennsylvania Derby Return

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
California Chrome, unlikely hero of the Triple Crown series who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his return from a brief layoff in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Set for Pennsylvania Derby Comeback

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
California Chrome, unlikely hero of the Triple Crown series who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and took the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his comeback from a brief layoff in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Claire Novak and Evan Hammonds handicap the exciting Travers Stakes at Saratoga this week. Will you pick the Jim Dandy Stakes winner? Read More...

Big Blue Kitten Back in Jersey’s Cliff Hanger

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The Chad Brown trainee used the 2013 United Nations to propel his way to victory in back-to-back grade I races, now looks to Cliff Hanger (gr. IIIT) Aug. 24 to return to graded victory. Read More...

Second Sporting Art Auction in November

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington the second Sporting Art Auction on is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. ET in the Keeneland sales pavilion. Read More...

TVG to Have Enhanced Pacific Classic Coverage

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
TVG has announced it will feature a number of state-of-the-art production enhancements during its 90-minute special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 24. Read More...

Handicapping a Fantastic Travers Day

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and three other graded stakes races at Saratoga. Read More...

Champion Benny the Bull to Bridlewood in 2015

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Champion sprinter Benny the Bull will stand the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, Fla., according to an announcement made by owner Greg James. His fee has not yet been determined. Read More...

Compound Pharmacy Has Reinforced Standards

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
A Lexington pharmacy that makes compound products for horses said it has taken steps to reinforce its safety and quality standards and has cooperated with a federal agency's inquiry into "adverse events earlier this year." Read More...

Compound Pharmacy Reinforces Safety Standards

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
A Lexington pharmacy that makes compound products for horses said it has taken steps to reinforce its safety and quality standards and has cooperated with a federal agency's inquiry into "adverse events earlier this year." Read More...

Tapestry Upsets Taghrooda in Yorkshire Oaks

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Tapestry brought heavy favorite Taghrooda's unbeaten record to a shocking halt Aug. 22 in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at York. Read More...

Vergara Wins Inaugural Apprentice Competition

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural "Canadian Apprentice Invitational" at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on the Aug. 20 evening card. Read More...

Maryland Horsemen Group Elects 15 Directors

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have elected seven new directors as well as eight incumbents from a slate of 29 candidates in the recently concluded board of directors election. Read More...

Maryland THA Elects 15 Directors

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have elected seven new directors as well as eight incumbents from a slate of 29 candidates in the recently concluded board of directors election. Read More...

Shared Belief Favored in Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Shared Belief has been installed the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) as the undefeated 3-year-old seeks to prevent older horse Game On Dude from a repeat victory in the $1 million race Aug. 24. Read More...

Travers Favorite Bayern Arrives at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Grade I winner Bayern, 2-1 morning-line favorite for the upcoming $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 20 around 4 p.m. Read More...

Heated Rivalry Rekindled in Del Mar Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf. Read More...

Ready to Act, Daring Kathy Vie at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Multiple stakes winners Ready to Act and Daring Kathy, top the 10-horse field of 3-year-old fillies entered on the grass in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine Aug. 23. Read More...

Starstruck Heads Cast in Monmouth’s Violet

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Starstruck, Calumet Farm's 5-year-old Galileo mare, headlines the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 20 on the Jersey Shore, but the chestnut will have her work cut out for her against a full field. Read More...

King’s Bishop: Coup de Grace Vs. Wildcat Red

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The $500,000 Kettle One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) pits front-running speedster Wildcat Red against proven closer Coup de Grace, both sharing highweight assignments of 121 pounds Aug. 23 at Saratoga. Read More...

Sole Power to Try for Second Nunthorpe Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sole Power will try to land the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) for a second time Aug. 22 at York, but trainer Eddie Lynam says his runner might not be at the top of his game. Read More...

Filimbi, Dayatthespa Get Ballston Spa Rematch

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Filimbi, winner of the De La Rose Stakes over a comebacking Dayatthespa, will attempt to repeat her advantage Aug. 23 in the $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga. Read More...

Better Lucky Sticks With Dirt for Ballerina

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23. Read More...

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a Lexington pharmaceutical firm that compounds drugs for horses notifying the firm that tests show its drug products are "adulterated and misbranded." Read More...

Value in Young Sires at Keeneland September

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland September yearlings by third-crop sires have posted the best ROI from 2002-11. Read More...

Brief Fair Meet at Timonium Begins Aug. 22

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The second season of horse racing in Maryland gets underway Aug. 22 with nine races at the Maryland State Fair at Timonium. Read More...

Haskin: Viva Travers!

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
First, Bayern is going to be very tough on an uncontested lead, especially breaking from post 2 and with a stone closer, Commanding Curve, inside him. Second, Tonalist and Wicked Strong are both sitting on big efforts. Read More...

RCI Votes Increased Multiple NSAID Penalties

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted to recommend increased penalties for the detection of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs. Read More...

Australia Easy Juddmonte International Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Dual Derby winner Australia conquered older opponents with consummate ease Aug. 20 at York, winning the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) by two lengths from The Grey Gatsby. Read More...

The Jockey Club Elects Six New Members

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 20 it has elected six new members: Ian G. Banwell, Everett R. Dobson, Helen Groves, Roy Jackson, William Shively, and Frank Stronach. Read More...

Thoro-Graph Products Added to Equibase.com

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Thoro-Graph and Equibase Company announced Aug. 20 that the Thoro-Graph sheets and Thoro-Quick are now available on equibase.com. Read More...

Understanding the Biomechanics of Lameness

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Equine locomotion seems like a sophisticated thing. All those delicate bones, joints, tendons, and muscles must move in tandem to propel the horse's large body forward at varying speeds. Read More...

Champion English Channel Relocates to Calumet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Turf champion English Channel has relocated to Calumet Farm near Lexington for the 2015 season. Read More...

Big Three Clash in Rich Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bayern, Tonalist, and Wicked Strong are the horses to beat in Spa's Midsummer Derby Aug. 23. Read More...

Storm and a Half to Stand in Iowa

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Storm and a Half, sire of grade I winner Downthedustyroad, has been acquired to stand at Wade Feuring's Rockin River Ranch in Winterset, Iowa. Read More...

Consignors Provide Keeneland Showing Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association has polled its members for their showing schedule for horses cataloged in Book One of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Unbeaten Taghrooda Heads Yorkshire Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda looms large as the unbeaten favorite for the Aug. 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at the prestigious Ebor-at-York Festival meeting. Read More...

Tiz Wonderful Colt Sells for OKC Sale Record

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Carter Sales Co.'s OKC summer sale Aug. 17 enjoyed resulted in record total receipts and a rise in average price, with trading at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds led by a Tiz Wonderful yearling colt for a sale record $67,000. Read More...

New Mexico Owner/Breeder Danley Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A memorial service for Rita J. Danley, a longtime member of New Mexico's Thoroughbred community, will held Aug. 21 at in the winner's circle at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

BC’s Fravel Doused in Ice Bucket Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Breeders' Cup Ltd. and Keeneland Association joined forces Aug. 18 for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or more widely called "Lou Gehrig's Disease. Read More...

Aug. 21 NTRA Legislative Briefing at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host its next legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties Aug. 21 in the Del Mar Turf Club director's room. Read More...

Shared Belief Looking to Retain His Throne

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion male, takes on older horses in the 1 1/4-mile TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Del Mar. Read More...

F-T Midlantic Yearling Catalog Now Online

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The catalog for the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale, which features 450 yearlings Sept. 29, is available to download. Read More...

Wise Dan to Make Return in Bernard Baruch

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
If all goes well, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin his road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30. Read More...

Haskin’s Top Sprinters of the Last 50 Years

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the Aug. 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. This feature will also reveal poll results from our community. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s All-Time Top Sprinters

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the Aug. 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. This feature will also reveal poll results from our community. Read More...