Blood-Horse

Bank On Shea Wins NY Stallion Series Stakes at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Owner Danny Shea has a rather simple formula for success that paid off rather handsomely in one of the two richest races this winter at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Nao Da Mais Wins Pellegrini and Breeders’ Cup Berth

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Haras Phillipson's 3-year-old homebred Nao Da Mais, a three-time group 1 winner in Brazil, was sent to Argentina and made his biggest career score in the Dec. 14 Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1). Read More...

Amador, Couton Suspended 30 Days For Whip Hand-Off

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Northern California stewards have suspended jockeys Silvio Amador and Julien Couton for 30 calendar days due to an exchange of the riding crop between the two that occurred during the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 12. Read More...

Pound for Pound Wins Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Israel Flores Horses' Pound for Pound edged Trevilion to take the Louisiana Champions Day Classic, giving trainer Andrea Ancil Ali his first stakes win and jockey Aubrie Green her first black-type win Dec. 14 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Vanzzy Wires Field to Win Display Stakes

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Vanzzy led all the way in the CA$105,800 (US$80,348) Display Stakes for 2-year-olds Dec. 14 during the abbreviated penultimate program of the 2019 Thoroughbred meet at Woodbine. Read More...

War Story Wins Harlan’s Holiday; Prince Lucky Injured

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Making his first start for trainer Elizabeth Dobles, War Story ran himself back into the winner's circle in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream and potentially into the starting gate for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Read More...

Instilled Regard Rewards Patience in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
A $1.05 million purchase at auction, Instilled Regard rewarded owner Larry Best's faith Dec. 14 with a victory in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Pink Sands Rallies Last to First in Rampart Stakes

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen's Pink Sands rallied from last and ran down frontrunning Cookie Dough to capture her first graded score in the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Bank On Shea Takes $500,000 NY Stallion Series Stakes

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Owner Danny Shea has a rather simple formula for success that paid off rather handsomely in one of the two richest races this winter at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Woodbine Cancels Remainder of Dec. 14 Card

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Following the first three races Dec. 14, Woodbine was forced to cancel the remainder of Saturday's 12-race card due to inclement weather conditions in the Toronto area. Read More...

Former Claimer Lady’s Island Wires Sugar Swirl Field

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
A claimer just last year, Lady's Island now can be called something else—a graded stakes winner—after leading throughout in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 14. Read More...

Mitchell Road Returns to Winning Ways in My Charmer

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Mitchell Road enjoyed a bit of class relief and used her natural speed to establish control early in the $100,000 My Charmer Stakes Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park, factors that combined to guide her to the winner's circle. Read More...

Maryland JC Pays Tribute to ‘Backstretch Heroes’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Maryland Jockey Club has launched a campaign to recognize the people whose passion and work behind the scenes play a large part in that success. Read More...

Santa Anita Gets First-Ever Standing PET Scan Machine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The first-ever standing positron emission tomography scan machine has been installed at Santa Anita to aid in diagnosing equine lamenesses before they become catastrophic. Read More...

Taylor Made’s Casting Crowns Wins Inaugural Pitons Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club kicked off an ambitious program of international racing Dec. 13 at its new track on the south of the Caribbean Island as a horse representing Taylor Made Farm landed the inaugural running of the $150,000 Pitons Cup. Read More...

Veteran Stallion Peppered Cat Relocated to Louisiana

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Peppered Cat has been purchased privately by Perry and Denise Martin of Martin Racing and relocated from California to stand at Val Murrell's Clear Creek Stud in Louisiana for the 2020 breeding season. Read More...

Prosser to Serve as Saudi Cup Clerk of the Course

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Preparations for the world's most valuable horse race gathered pace this week, with news that Newmarket Head of Racing Michael Prosser will join the Saudi Cup project as clerk of the course. Read More...

Local Residents Want Vote on Any Great Barrington Plans

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The return of live racing to shuttered Great Barrington Fairgrounds in Western Massachusetts hit another snag when local residents overwhelmingly voted at a special town meeting Dec. 11 to adopt a home rule petition to send to their legislators. Read More...

Junk to Serve as Canterbury Park Director of Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Canterbury Park racing officials today announced that Robert Junk will return to the track as director of racing and racing secretary, a position he held previously from 2016-2018 before leaving for a similar job at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Read More...

BHA Welcomes ‘Clarity’ After Johnson Wins Majority

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The British Horseracing Authority has welcomed the "clarity" provided by Boris Johnson's victory in the Dec. 12 general election and said the sport was looking forward to working with Members of Parliament across the political spectrum. Read More...

Copper Bullet Enters Stud With Unique Breeding Program

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A qualification system based on physiology, anatomy, and genetics will be used to select mares for Copper Bullet's first book. If a mare qualifies, the mare owner gets a complimentary season and $5,000. Read More...

Pumpkin Rumble Ready to Defend Valedictory Score

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva will have time to savor the final stakes start of his career as that distinction will come in the 1 3/4-mile Valedictory Stakes (G3) Dec. 15 on the synthetic track at Woodbine. Read More...

Handicapping Saturday’s Graded Stakes at Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
All four of Saturday's graded stakes will be contested at Gulfstream Park as its winter meet really gets into full swing. Read More...

Local Citizens Want Vote on Any Great Barrington Plans

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The return of live racing to shuttered Great Barrington Fairgrounds in Western Massachusetts hit another snag when local citizens overwhelmingly voted at a special town meeting Dec. 11 to adopt a home rule petition to send to their legislators. Read More...

Answer In to Stretch Out in Springboard Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After drawing off to an easy victory in a seven-furlong maiden test Oct. 27 at Churchill Downs, Answer In will make his stakes debut Dec. 15 in the Remington Springboard Mile Stakes. Read More...

TOBA December Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Married for 55 years, Houston-based Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt have turned their Lone Star love into a fruitful equine partnership. Read More...

Talented Juveniles Set for Star-Making Futurity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Some impressive young runners will look to add a group 1 victory to their resume in the Dec. 15 Asahi Hai Futurity at Hanshin Racecourse—a race with a good recent record for producing stars. Read More...

Talented Juveniles Set for Star-Making Futurity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Some impressive young runners will look to add a group 1 victory to their resume in the Dec. 15 Asahi Hai Futurity at Hanshin Racecourse—a race with a good recent record for producing stars. Read More...

Talamo Scores 2,000th Career Victory at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Joe Talamo landed his 2,000th career victory Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos Racecourse when he guided heavily favored Rizzi's Honors to a four-length score in a 5 1/2-furlong starter allowance race. Read More...

Aqueduct’s Training and Stabling to Shift to Belmont

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 12 all stabling and training of racehorses will be shifted from Aqueduct Racetrack to Belmont Park as of Jan. 1. Read More...

CHRB Approves Further Riding Crop Restrictions

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
At its regular meeting Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos Race Course, the California Horse Racing Board advanced new riding crop restrictions its chairman called the most restrictive current rules in United States racing. Read More...

Mirinaque, Filly Joy Canela Set for Pellegrini

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Led by multiple group 1-winning 3-year-old Mirinaque,  and the talented 3-year-old filly Joy Canela, an accomplished field of 24 runners has been entered for Saturday's Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1) at San Isidro Racecourse. Read More...

Darley Japan Announces Thunder Snow, Hawkbill Fees

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thunder Snow will stand his first season on the Darley roster in Japan at a fee of ¥2.5 million (US$23,000), while Hawkbill will also join the roster at a ¥1 million ($9,200) fee. Read More...

CHRB Investigation Results on Breakdowns Expected Soon

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board investigation into the rash of breakdowns during the 2018-2019 winter-spring meeting at Santa Anita Park has pushed back the release date of its results. Read More...

Asking for an Answer in the Springboard Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Remington Springboard Mile at Remington Park. Read More...

Champion Sistercharlie to Return for Another Season

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 5-year-old mare who added three more grade 1 wins this season and is a contender for a second consecutive Eclipse Award will return for another season for owner Peter Brant.  Read More...

Minit to Stardom Adds Flash to Louisiana Champions Day

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Grade 2 winner Minit to Stardom will try to close out a strong 4-year-old season when she faces an expected seven other Louisiana-bred fillies and mares in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Ladies Sprint Stakes Dec. 12 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Juddmonte Group 1 Winner, Sire Observatory Dies at 22

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The homebred son of Distant View is the sire of four-time group 1 winner Twice Over. Read More...

BackTrack: A Look at Racing Symposium From 20 Years Ago

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
This week is a recap of the 1999 Racing Symposium. The story, written by Tom LaMarra, ran in the Dec. 18, 1999 issue of BloodHorse, carrying the headline "Out in the Open." Read More...

A Case of Vino

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Who should be the champion older horse? There is the distance horse in Vino Rosso and the sprinter/miler Mitole. So, will Vino Rosso take home the Eclipse for champion older male and Mitole the sprint champion or will Mitole nail down both awards? Read More...

FDA Approves Vented, Draw-Off Closing Cap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Aurora Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today that the FDA has approved its exclusive vented draw-off dosing cap. It is now included with every purchase of Altren (altrenogest) Solution 0.22% Read More...

Brothers to be Keynote Speaker at HBPA Convention

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Donna Barton Brothers—the accomplished jockey who has become even more prominent as an award-winning racing analyst for NBC Sports—will be the keynote speaker at the National HBPA's annual convention in March.  Read More...

Churchill Downs’ Absence Noticeable in Nevada

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Churchill fall meet is a good one; high-quality horse racing with full fields that horseplayers love to bet into. So when Churchill was blacked out there was consternation among the horseplayers in Nevada. Read More...

Horseplayer Panel Proposes Initiatives at Symposium

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As the Global Symposium on Racing marched toward its conclusion late in the afternoon Dec. 11, Rick Hammerle, racing coordinator at Oaklawn Park, remarked that the placement of the panel "Listening to the Racing Customer" seemed apropos. Read More...

A Bit of Both Makes Graded Stakes Debut in Sugar Swirl

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
As A Bit of Both makes her graded stakes debut, her connections could not have found a better place for it. Read More...

Channel Cat Cuts Back for Gulfstream’s Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Calumet Farm's homebred Channel Cat, who made the grade in the Bowling Green Stakes (G2T) at Saratoga Race Course over the summer, heads a field on nine entered for the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2T) Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Cairenn Debuts for New Owner in Gulfstream’s Rampart

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
WSS Racing is hoping to reap a quick dividend in the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3) Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Bodexpress to Make Pegasus Audition in Harlan’s Holiday

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Bodexpress, a winner in two starts since the Preakness Stakes (G1), is making the step back up to graded stakes. He's one of eight entered in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (G3) Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...