Blood-Horse

Fields Shaping Up for Super Saturday Card

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Belmont Park's TVG Super Saturday card Sept. 27 looks to be shaping up as a stellar day of racing with a number of elite runners listed as likely to compete in six graded stakes worth combined purses of $3.4 million. Read More...

Florida Won Steals Ontario Derby Show

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won rallied from last and outkicked Canadian classic winner Coltimus Prime in the final sixteenth to win the Ontario Derby Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 21 at Woodbine. Read More...

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Wrap 2014

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Evan Hammonds recaps the two week Keeneland September yearling sale with numbers, sale toppers, and leading participants. Also, comments from Keeneland's Associate Director of Sales Tom Thornbury. Read More...

Kaldera Up in Time in German St. Leger

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Filly Kaldera steadily reeled in front-runner and favorite Virginia Sun and led in the closing stages to win the German St. Leger (Ger-III) Sept. 21 at Dortmund. Read More...

Keeneland Gross, Average Decline Slightly

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale ended Sept. 21 with slight declines in gross and average but equaled last year's $50,000 record for median in a market roughly level with that of 2013. Read More...

Gross, Average Decline at Keeneland Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale ended Sept. 21 with slight declines in gross and average but equaled last year's $50,000 record for median in a market roughly level with that of 2013. Read More...

After the Wire: Pennsylvania Derby

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Evan Hammonds recaps the performances of Bayern and California Chrome in the Pennsylvania Derby and provides a nice tribute to recently retired Game On Dude. Read More...

After the Wire: Game On Dude & Pa. Derby

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Evan Hammonds recaps the performances of Bayern and California Chrome in the Pennsylvania Derby and provides a nice tribute to recently retired Game On Dude. Read More...

Jockey Court Eyes Return to Race Riding

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Jockey Jon Court, who suffered a broken right hand May 3 in the final race at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Day, hopes to return to race riding at the track Sept. 26. Read More...

Champion Will Take Charge Retired

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Will Take Charge, last year's champion 3-year-old male, has been retired and will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. The colt has a mild strain to a branch of his suspensory apparatus. Read More...

Featured Horse Profile: Artemis Agrotera

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
3yo filly came running late in the Gallant Bloom to secure her 3rd win in row. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Romps in Charles Town Oaks

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Miss Behaviour, the even-money favorite in the 10-horse field, rolled to a commanding victory in the $500,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Sept. 20. Read More...

Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Suffolk Open to Any Viable Plans for Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A Suffolk Downs executive told horsemen Sept. 20 the track would listen to any viable plans formulated by the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to continue racing. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Gets Up to Win Gallant Bloom

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Needing the entire length of Belmont Park's sandy stretch, heavily favored Artemis Agrotera got up to nail La Verdad on the wire to take the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by a head. Read More...

Bayern Cruises to Pennsylvania Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Bayern seized a clear lead through a half-mile Saturday, Sept. 20, in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing and drew off in the stretch for an easy victory, spoiling California Chrome's comeback. Read More...

Keeneland September Day 12 Sees Declines

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keeneland September's 12th day saw losses, but the sale overall remains on track to beat last year's average and median. Read More...

Untapable Unstoppable in Grade I Cotillion

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable rebounded off a fifth-place finish against males in her last start to hold off Sweet Reason for a one-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 20. Read More...

Moreno, Itsmyluckyday Work for Super Saturday

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Several horses aiming for races on Belmont Park's TVG Super Saturday card Sept. 27 put in works at various tracks Sept. 20, including Itsmyluckyday and Moreno. Read More...

Another Walk in the Parx for Favorite Tale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Favorite Tale outgunned 3-5 favorite Fast Anna through a blazing opening quarter-mile and still had plenty left to deliver a 2 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Divine Oath Holds Off Bashart in Kent Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After being overmatched in last month's Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Divine Oath found himself back in the winner's circle when he held off Bashart to take the $150,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park. Read More...

Irish-bred Pure Champion Wins in New Zealand

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Irish-bred outsider Pure Champion repelled a strong challenge from favorite I Do and won the Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I) Sept. 20 at Hastings Racecourse in New Zealand. Read More...

Waller Tallies Group I Double in Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a group I double Sept. 20 in Australia, capturing the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) with Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick and the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield with Foreteller. Read More...

Undrafted Returns in Kentucky Downs Turf Dash

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For his first start back from Europe after a fourth-place finish in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I), grade III winner Undrafted will try the European-style turf course at Kentucky Downs. Read More...

Top Filly Princess of Sylmar Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar, a winner of more than $2 million, was retired Sept. 19, King of Prussia Stable managing partner Ed Stanco said. Read More...

Illinois Board Has Tough Call on 2015 Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The future of Illinois racing hangs in the balance as the Illinois Racing Board ponders a 2015 racing schedule for the Chicago area. Read More...

Big Gains Mark Keeneland Sale’s Day 11

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Strong 11th session Sept. 19 at the Keeneland September yearling sale kept the auction on pace to produce higher overall average and median. Read More...

Deadline Nears for OBS Racing Age Section

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The deadline to enter horses for the racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. fall mixed sale is Sept. 22. Read More...

Filly First Winner for Line of David

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After hitting the gate at the start, Rimsky was soon in command and romped to a five-length win in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park Sept. 19 to become the first winner for grade I winner Line of David. Read More...

Sherman Says ‘Chrome’ Looks as Good as Ever

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Art Sherman couldn't be more pleased with how California Chrome is coming up to the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing Sept. 20. Read More...

Rocketts Mill Farm Founder Stevens Dead at 82

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Thoroughbred breeder Ed Stevens, founder of Rocketts Mill Farm in Doswell, Va., died Aug. 6 at age 82. Read More...

Slideshow: Game On Dude

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A look back on the career of 8-time Grade I winner Game On Dude. Read More...

Two Dates Added to Upcoming Santa Anita Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) announced Sept. 19 that two additional race dates have been added to the track's upcoming autumn meet, which opens Sept. 26. Read More...

Former BH Librarian Theresa Fitzgerald Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Theresa C. Fitzgerald, who was a valuable resource to owners, breeders, fans, and writers during her 15-year tenure as librarian at Blood-Horse Publications, died Sept. 13 in Versailles, Ky., at age 87. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Inbreeding Trends

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Inbreeding is used to concentrate the genes of a top ancestor in hopes that more of its superior genes will be expressed, to 'fix the type.' Read More...

Coltimus Prime Versus Ami’s Holiday Again

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Coltimus Prime and Ami's Holiday, two of the best 3-year-olds in Canada this year, square off again in the $150,000 Ontario Derby (Can-III) at Woodbine Sunday, Sept. 21. Read More...

TVG Sweepstakes Offers Melbourne Cup Trip

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Advance-deposit wagering site TVG is promoting its Australian racing platform by offering a trip to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I). Read More...

Muhtafal Retired from Stud in South Africa

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shadwell Estate Company announced Sept. 19 that South African-based sire Muhtafal has been retired from stud duties at age 22. Read More...

TimeformUS: The G2 Pennsylvania Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Nominally a Grade 2, the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby has a Grade 1 feel this year, as well as a Grade 1 purse, and that, of course, is due to the presence of 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. Read More...

Horseman Tom Harbut Dies at Age 94

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thomas P. Harbut, an accomplished horseman and the son of Man o'War's groom, died Sept. 15 in Lexington at age 94. Read More...

Penn National CEO Wilmott Appointed to Board

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Penn National Gaming announced Sept. 19 that its board of directors has appointed the company's chief executive officer, Timothy Wilmott, to the board effective immediately. Read More...

Demonstrative Narrow Victor in Lonesome Glory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Demonstrative, a gelded son of Elusive Quality, rallied late and held off fast-closing Parker's Project for a one-length triumph in the Lonesome Glory Handicap at Belmont Park Sept. 18. Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: At The Sales

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment follows horses as they are shown to prospective buyers and sold at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition Read More...

Ricardo Beats Baze in Champions Challenge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jorge Ricardo took the Sept. 18 Champions Challenge at Hipodromo Cristal in Brazil much the way he has has maintained a 38-year career resulting in more than 12,000 victories -- with a sweepingly emotional victory. Read More...

Keeneland September continues steady progress

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Keeneland September yearling sale's 10th session saw gains in gross and average, with a steady median, while cumulative average and median on pace to end higher than last season's Read More...

Brockton Fair Invites Suffolk Downs Horsemen

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The owners of the Brockton Fairgrounds have stepped up to offer the Thoroughbred horsemen of Massachusetts a home after Suffolk Downs came up short in its casino quest and will soon be closed. Read More...

MGC Offers Help for Displaced Suffolk Workers

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission said Sept. 18 it will offer help for soon to be unemployed Suffolk Downs workers and racing industry stakeholders, but the words rang hollow for the track's chief operating officer. Read More...

Game On Dude, Won Three Big ‘Caps, Retired

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Game On Dude, the only horse ever to win three runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), has been retired, trainer Bob Baffert announced Sept. 18. Read More...

Wise Dan and His Quarter Horse Buddy Donnie

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Charlie LoPresti's Quarter Horses work as lead ponies on the farm and at the racetrack while LoPresti and his wife Amy train Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Oaklawn to Offer Bonuses for Lasix-Free Wins

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Charles J. Cella, president of Oaklawn Racing & Gaming, announced Sept. 18 that the Arkansas track in 2015 will offer purse bonuses for horses that run and win without furosemide (Salix or commonly called Lasix). Read More...