Blood-Horse

California Chrome Draws Rail in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Art Sherman was a swirling mixture of exasperation and confidence when he learned of California Chrome's draw for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

‘Cleopatra’ Looking to Reign in Chandelier

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
All eyes will be on American Cleopatra, the full sister to American Pharoah, as she takes a second shot to win a grade I in the Chandelier Stakes. Read More...

Avenge Aims for First Grade I in Rodeo Drive

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
After securing the first graded stakes win of her career in her previous start, Avenge will try a grade I stakes for the first time in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Klimt to Stretch Out in FrontRunner

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
After extending his win streak to three straight races and securing his first grade I score in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), Klimt will try two turns for the first time in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Streaking A. P. Indian Tops Vosburgh

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Green Lantern Stables' homebred A. P. Indian will be sent after his fourth graded stakes sprint win on the NYRA circuit in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Flintshire Rolls Into Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Flintshire will try for fourth straight graded stakes win and third grade I win this season in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. Read More...

Mirahmadi New Full-Time Caller at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Veteran race caller Frank Mirahmadi will be the full-time track announcer at Golden Gate Fields when fall racing begins Oct. 20. Read More...

Snowden Death Investigation “Inactive”

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The investigation into trainer Monique Snowden's death has been made "inactive," according to the local Sheriffs Office in King County, Wash., more than two months after her body was found in a river July 18. Read More...

Runhappy Faces Five in Ack Ack

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Runhappy makes his long awaited 2016 bow Oct. 1 in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). The race shares the bill with the $175,000 Lukas Classic featuring grade I winners Bradester and Noble Bird. Read More...

Eclipse Sportswire Named Photographer for BC

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Eclipse Sportswire, an international photographic company covering major sporting events, has been named the Official Photographer of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Read More...

Air Force Blue Retired to Ashford Stud

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
The son of War Front won three group I races at 2 and was crowned Europe's 2015 champion 2-year-old male. His 2017 fee to be announced. Read More...

Tapit, War Front Dominate Keeneland Sale

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Only sires with a median above $500,000 Read More...

Goffs Orby Off to Solid Start

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session. Read More...

Broadcast Honors for Santa Anita, NYRA

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
At International Simulcast Conference, Santa Anita Park earns Simulcast Award; NYRA honored for "Saratoga Live." Read More...

Team Block relocating Fort Prado to Indiana  

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Team Block's multiple graded stakes-winning stallion Fort Prado is being relocated from Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., to Swifty Farms in Indiana to take advantage of Indiana's breeding incentives, Chris Block said Sept. 27. Read More...

Eddie D. Stakes Split Into Divisions

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the 6 1/2-furlong downhill course at Santa Anita coming up in early November, plenty of connections with top turf sprinters see the wisdom in prepping on the unique course in the Eddie D. (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Amid Gloomy Forecast, Illinois Sets Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 27 approved a coordinated racing schedule for 2017 after hearing gloomy predictions about the industry's future absent an infusion of alternative revenue. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/27/2016

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Week in Photos for 9/27/2016 Read More...

Yearling Market Nears Finish Line

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
As the yearling auction season nears the finish line with two sales remaining, it appears that the year will end with modest declines in all major metrics, continuing the trends seen in recent years and earlier this year in the juvenile market. Read More...

Texas Chrome Pointing to Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Texas Chrome's victory in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sept. 25 at Remington Park, may have punched his ticket to the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I). Read More...

Pompa, Brown Connect on Dirt in Pa. Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Paul Pompa Jr. has enjoyed a string of graded stakes winners over the past eight years, and Connect's victory in the Pennsylvania Derby over an all-star cast has him and trainer Chad Brown aiming high with the Curlin colt. Read More...

Racing’s Stars Set for Santa Anita Saturday

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships. Read More...

Art Exhibit and Sale at Santa Anita Park

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Santa Anita Park, in partnership with the California Retirement Management Account (CARMA) and the California Art Club (CAC), will host a fine art exhibit celebrating The Great Race Place, beginning this Friday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 22. Read More...

Neuman Set to Call Los Alamitos Winter Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Track announcer Bobby Neuman will return to Los Alamitos Race Course to call the Winter meet in December. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton October Catalog Available

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,250 yearlings for The October Sale, scheduled Oct. 24-26 in Lexington.  The three continuous sessions will begin each morning at 10 a.m. for the Monday through Wednesday sale. Read More...

Tattersalls Ireland 2017 Sales Dates 

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Schedule at three venues remains essentially unchanged. Read More...

Xpressbet Unveils Financial Stimulus Package

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Xpressbet has introduced a Financial Stimulus Package for Horseplayers that includes discounted past performances, lucrative wagering bonuses and an industry-leading Sign Up Bonus for new customers. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Twenty-Four Hours

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sale, medication issues consume Keeneland day and night Read More...

Tampa Bay Announces Richest Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Twenty-four stakes worth nearly $3 million are scheduled Read More...

Have Horseplayers Lost Touch With the Horse?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
That connection unfortunately has been lost through technology, which in many ways has made the life of a horseplayer much easier. But has it also become less rewarding? Read More...

The RNA Conundrum at Public Auctions

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Keeneland reported there were 1,006 yearlings that went unsold at the September yearling sale, for an RNA rate of 26.5%. In reality, the RNA rate was considerably lower due to the large number of horses that sold after they left the ring. Read More...

NBC Will Air Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The NBC Sports Group will provide 90 minutes of live coverage Jan. 28 from Gulfstream Park that will be available on TVs, desktop computers, and mobile devices. Read More...

Pinhooking Rookie Scores Big at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In her first foray into Thoroughbred ownership, Samantha Menker paid $2,700 for a Gemologist colt at this year’s Keeneland January mixed sale and sold him in September for $125,000. Read More...

Texas Bling Retired to Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Six-year-old stakes winner will be the first son of Too Much Bling to enter stud. Read More...

Pegasus World Cup Television Rights Announced

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Henry Birtles Associates (HBA) has partnered with The Stronach Group to distribute international television rights to The Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Read More...

BH 100: Shooting Star

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ruffian's brilliance dazzled but burned out much too quickly Read More...

TCA Honor Guest: Chris McCarron

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Chris McCarron calls for a national uniform medication policy as the Honor Guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's testimonial dinner Sept. 25 at Keeneland. Read More...

Texas Chrome Prevails in Oklahoma Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keene Thoroughbreds' Texas Chrome faced enough trouble to have his share of excuses Sept. 25 in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III), but once again found just enough to win his third straight stakes. Read More...

Handle Decreased 26% at Monmouth Park in 2016

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth trainer's award, and Quiet Winter Farm its first owner's trophy, but the New Jersey track reported significant decreases in key areas. Read More...

Elliott Wins Riding Title at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Stewart Elliott won his first Southern California riding title, while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill shared training honors at the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course, which concluded Sept. 25. Read More...

Connect in Good Shape After PA Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Connect was in fine fettle Sept. 25, the day after his Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) victory at Parx Racing and trainer Chad Brown said the Breeders' Cup will be considered along with several other races. Read More...

La Cressonniere to Miss Arc After Setback

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Unbeaten dual French classic-winning filly La Cressonniere will bypass the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly after suffering a mild setback, trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said. Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, arrived by van at Santa Anita Park Sept. 25 to begin final preparations for the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1. Read More...

Solid Keeneland Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keeneland’s marathon September yearling sale highlighted by the sale of Beholder’s half brother for $3 million ended Sept. 25, with strength at the top and middle of the market and continued tepid demand for lower quality individuals. Read More...

Ward: Scope Shows Lady Aurelia Bled

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Star Kentucky-bred filly Lady Aurelia is to return to the United States for some time off at co-owner Stonestreet Farm near Lexington after a scope following her first defeat in the Sept. 24 Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) shows she bled. Read More...

Nightflower Takes Second Europa

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jurgen Imm's homebred Nightflower captured the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) for the second successive year Sept. 25 at Cologne. Read More...

Miyadi Suspended by CHRB After Altercation

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board suspended trainer Steve Miyadi's license Sept. 25, following an incident Sept. 23, in which he shoved CHRB commissioner and active jockey Alex Solis. Read More...

Runhappy in Final Drill for Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Runhappy Logs Final Drill for Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Accelerate Finds Just Enough in Los Al Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hronis Racing's Accelerate took the long way around the racetrack and had to wait out a lengthy inquiry, but was able to survive both to win his graded stakes debut Sept. 24 in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II). Read More...