Blood-Horse

Speed Horses Hold Key to BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
The Classic outcome most likely will be determined by what transpires on the front end, as we have two, possibly three, horses all trying to prove who is the fastest of the fast. Read More...

Passing Some Time at Belmont and Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) and Fayette Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

NJ Sports Betting Put on Hold by Court Order

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
A temporary restraining order requested by professional sports leagues has put New Jersey's plans to allow sports betting on hold. The state had planned to begin taking wagers Oct. 26. Read More...

Fair Grounds Ordered to Restore Purse Funds

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The Louisiana Racing Commission Oct. 21 ordered Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to restore $2.7 million in purse supplements from video poker revenue for the upcoming Thoroughbred meet. Read More...

The Big Apple’s Big Vote

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The outcome of this year's New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could significantly change the priorities of the owners and trainers organization. Read More...

Trainer Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juv. Turf

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Trainer Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juv. Turf

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win. Read More...

Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013. Read More...

Lab: Delays Followed Suspicious Samples Spike

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Officials at a Lexington equine drug-testing laboratory blamed recent long delays in processing samples on a spike of nearly 100 times the number of usual suspicious results this year compared with 2013. Read More...

Chrome Facing Retirement With Poor BC Effort

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The racing career of California Chrome would come to an end with a poor performance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1, one of his owners said in a published report. Read More...

Chrome Facing Retirement With Poor BC Effort

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The racing career of California Chrome would come to an end with a poor performance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1, one of his owners said in a published report. Read More...

WinStar Buys Half Interest in Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The deal means the leading 2-year-old son of More Than Ready will eventually stand at the Central Kentucky farm, alongside his sire. Read More...

WinStar Buys Half Interest in Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The deal means the leading 2-year-old son of More Than Ready will eventually stand at the Central Kentucky farm, alongside his sire. Read More...

Midnight Lucky Out of F&M Sprint, Retired

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Dual grade I winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed. Read More...

Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations Read More...

Ruler of The World to Coolmore Stud for 2015

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Ruler of The World, winner of the 2013 Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been retired from racing and will stand in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Read More...

Moreno in Sharp Breeders’ Cup Classic Drill

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno drilled six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Oct. 24 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia, Ria Antonia Drill for BC

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Don't Tell Sophia and Ria Antonia, pre-entered for the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Oct. 31, turned in half-mile breezes Oct. 24 at Keeneland. Read More...

HRRN Plans 17 Hours of Breeders’ Cup Coverage

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Ky., plans to to provide 17 hours of live Breeders' Cup coverage from Santa Anita Park beginning Wednesday, Oct. 29. Read More...

Gutsy Lankan Rupee Makes All in Manikato

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Lankan Rupee, Australia's newly minted Horse of the Year and champion sprinter, blasted from the starting gate at Moonee Valley Oct. 24 and held on for a narrow victory in the Aus$1 million Manikato Stakes (Aus-I). Read More...

Migliore Elected to TRF Board of Directors

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has elected TV racing analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore to its board of directors. Read More...

Winery to Sponsor BC Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
14 Hands Winery will be the name-in-title sponsor of the $2 million 14 Hand Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1. Read More...

Mr. Besilu to Texas’ Eureka Thoroughbred Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mr. Besilu, a $4.2 million yearling by A.P. Indy out of three-time grade I winner Balance, has been retired and will stand at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas for $2,000 in 2015. Read More...

Mr. Besilu to Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in TX

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mr. Besilu, a $4.2 million yearling by A.P. Indy out of three-time grade I winner Balance, has been retired and will stand at Mike Grossman's Eureka Thoroughbred Farm in Texas for $2,000 in 2015. Read More...

Presque Isle Horsemen Payments Delayed

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horsemen owed $2.2 million in purses and owner rewards and an unknown amount from claiming transactions from the Presque Isle Downs meeting completed Sept. 25 are awaiting checks and looking for answers. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Pivotal Point

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Pivotal has enjoyed a level of success that could not have been predicted from his race-record and pedigree. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Fayette

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The G2 Lafayette

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays: The Grade 2 Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland Read More...

Meadowlands Cancels Friday card

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Meadowlands Racetrack has cancelled its six-race Thoroughbred program for Friday, Oct. 24. Heavy rains have plagued coastal New Jersey and New England the last couple days forcing the cancelation of the all-turf card. Read More...

Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver. Read More...

Zia Park Hosts New Mexico Classic Cup Series

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A full field of 12 is set to go in the $180,000 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Cup Championship, which headlines a rich 12-race card for New Mexico-bred Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses Oct. 26 at Zia Park. Read More...

Bel’s Starlet, 27, Dies at Our Mims

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bel's Starlet, a multiple stakes winner who finished third in the 1993 Gamely Handicap (gr. IT), died Oct. 23 at the age of 27 at Our Mims Retirement Haven near Paris, Ky., where she had lived since 2007. Read More...

Pletcher Pair Heads Turn Back the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turn Back the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks. Read More...

Pletcher Pair Heads Turnback the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Todd Pletcher appears to hold a strong hand in the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Belmont Park Oct. 26 with the duo of Teen Pauline and Dame Dorothy, who are both riding three-racing winning streaks. Read More...

Churchill Downs Fall Meet Begins Oct. 26

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, opens for its 125th fall meet Sunday, Oct. 26. Read More...

Texas Sire Scrimshaw Relocates to Keen Farms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Graded stakes winner and graded stakes sire Scrimshaw has been relocated to Dallas and Donna Keen's Keen Farms near Burleson, Texas, for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Tommy Town to Stand GI Winner Boisterous

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, in partnership with Gary Barber, will stand new stallion Boisterous for the 2015 breeding season at Tom and Debi Stull's farm near Santa Ynez, Calif. Read More...

Will Take Charge to Stand for $30,000

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015. Read More...

Ashford Execs Testify in Love Me Only Trial

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Executives of Coolmore Stud and its U.S. entity Ashford Stud were on the witness stand Oct. 23 during the fourth day of a trial over the disputed sale of the broodmare Love Me Only in 2011. Read More...

Stevens Says He’ll Ride in Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a 10-time Breeders Cup winner, will be riding in this year's event at Santa Anita Park, exactly 14 weeks to the day after undergoing total knee replacement surgery July 25. Read More...

FTBOA Names New Executive Committee, Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
George Russell has been re-elected president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, which announced its new executive committee and board members for 2015 on Oct. 23. Read More...

Longines Named Official Breeders’ Cup Partner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Famous Swiss watchmaker Longines has become an official partner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which take place Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, it was announced Oct. 23. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup ‘The Works’ Returns to TVG

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horse racing network TVG begins its week-long Breeders' Cup programming Saturday, Oct. 25, with the return of "The Works--Breeders' Cup 2014." Read More...

Mott’s BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches. Read More...

Handle Down at Challenged Delaware Park Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Delaware Park officials reported a decline in pari-mutuel handle for the 2014 racing season that ended Oct. 22 but said they will continue to explore ways to strengthen the product in a gambling-congested Mid-Atlantic region. Read More...

Canterbury Requests 70 Racing Dates for 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Canterbury Park Oct. submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission for a 70-day live racing season in 2015 Oct. 23, up two days from this year. If approved, the meet would be the longest since 1992. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Hagyard Fayette S.

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland. The duo discuss early speed versus tactical speed and examine Departing, Code West, Pick of the Litter, and Long River. Read More...

BC Challenge a Lucrative Entry for Starters

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Now in its eighth year, the Breeders' Cup Challenge provides automatic bids to horses that win top stakes in the U.S. and throughout the world that correspond with one of the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races. Read More...

Can Calculator Figure in BC Juvenile?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Calculator lacks the high profile of several of his foes in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he is an improving colt who is far better than his maiden status would have one believe. Read More...