Blood-Horse

Calculator Wins in Santa Anita Return

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
There was an intensity in Peter Miller's eyes as he peppered the winner circle with as many high fives as he could, indicating the neck victory in the seventh race was a little more than just a run-of-the-mill allowance win. Read More...

Tara’s Tango Gets Up in Santa Maria

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
A tough-luck finisher in two graded stakes runs in the past year, Stonestreet Stable's homebred Tara's Tango broke through Feb. 13 in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Airoforce, Mo Tom Top Risen Star

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Airoforce invades New Orleans to take on the local contingency (led by G M B Racing's Mo Tom) in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Frank Conversation Wins El Camino Real Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation put together back-to-back victories in a big way Feb. 13 when he rallied to take the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Sunland Hopes to Race Feb. 26 Despite EHV-1

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Track plans to get non-impacted runners back in action despite virus. Read More...

Reload Fires in 2016 Debut, Wins Tampa Bay

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Phipps Stable homebred Reload opened his 7-year-old season with a bang, outlasting longshot Take the Stand (Arg) in the stretch to win the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Feb. 13 on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Bolo Upsets Obviously in Arcadia Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Bolo fired his best off a seven-month layoff in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park, where he caught odds-on grade I winner Obviously in the final strides to secure his first graded victory. Read More...

Dancing House Breaks Through in Fritchie

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Godolphin's Dancing House put away not one but two favorites at separate points to win her first stakes in the $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) Feb. 13 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Tepin Flawless in Endeavour

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
After beating the boys last time out in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), the 5-year-old Bernstein mare handled her own division with exactly the kind of dominance trainer Mark Casse was seeking in her season debut. Read More...

Awesome Banner, Cherry Wine Work for Fountain

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Awesome Banner and Cherry Wine, two leading candidates for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27, turned in impressive five-furlong workouts this morning at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Sarah Sis Targets Bayakoa

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
After a tough beat in the Jan. 23 American Beauty Stakes, Rags Racing Stable's grade II winner Sarah Sis takes on eight rivals in the $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Destin Posts First Stakes Win in Sam F. Davis

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Destin surged to the lead off the far turn and then turned back a stretch challenge from Rafting to win the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Penwith Lands Graded Score in Royal Delta

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Godolphin Racing's Penwith finally broke through to her first graded score Feb. 13, when she took the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Ziconic Set for Debut at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
After a four-furlong breeze from the gate in :49 3/5 at Santa Anita Park Feb. 13, trainer John Shirreffs said Jerry and Ann Moss' homebred Ziconic will likely make his debut at Santa Anita Park Feb. 20. Read More...

Beholder, Stellar Wind Nearing First Works

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Some of the West Coast's brightest equine stars from last year are getting back into the swing of things at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Turfway Park Cancels Feb. 13 Races

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With single-digit temperatures expected during racing hours, Turfway Park canceled live racing for Feb. 13. A decision regarding rescheduling the Cincinnati Trophy Stakes is pending. Read More...

Turfway Park, Aqueduct Cancel Feb. 13 Races

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With single-digit temperatures expected during racing hours, Turfway Park canceled live racing for Feb. 13, and New York's Aqueduct Racetrack also canceled the day's card, citing high winds and sub-zero wind chills. Read More...

Several Tracks Cancel Feb. 13 Race Cards

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With single-digit temperatures expected during racing hours, Turfway Park canceled live racing for Feb. 13, and New York's Aqueduct Racetrack also canceled the day's card, citing high winds and sub-zero wind chills. Read More...

Saratoga Mischief to Return in Capossela

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Last year's Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Saratoga Mischief is entered for his 3-year-old season debut Sunday, Feb. 14 in the $100,000 Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Nyquist Begins 2016 Campaign in San Vicente

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Nyquist's first step onto the Triple Crown trail comes Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park, where he'll look to keep his undefeated record intact against five other sophomore males in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Green Gratto Among Nine in General George

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Green Gratto, who has become a force in the New York sprinter ranks in the fall and winter, is among nine horses entered for the $250,000 General George Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Upcoming Texas 2-Year-Olds Sale Taking Shape

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The upcoming Texas Thoroughbred Association 2-year-olds in training sale is a go for April 4 at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Page McKenney Honored by Maryland Media

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Page McKenney, who developed into a genuine stakes horse with lifetime earnings over $1 million, was named the Maryland-based horse of the year for 2015 by the Maryland Racing Media Association. Read More...

Discreetness, Collected Face Off in Southwest

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Crowded field of 14 set for Feb. 15 Oaklawn Park test on Road to Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Tabs Fleming for New Position

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Breeders' Cup announced Feb. 12 that Drew Fleming has been named to the new position of senior vice president, development and administration. Read More...

Los Alamitos Announces Spring Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Five stakes--two of them graded--worth $625,000 highlight the inaugural spring Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

TOBA Pedigree, Conformation Clinic Scheduled

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will host a pedigree and conformation clinic March 1 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Read More...

Calculator to Make Return at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Once a legitimate hopeful for the Triple Crown series, Richard Pell's Calculator will make his first start in more than a year Feb. 13 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

WV Bill Would Decouple Racing and Gaming

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Legislation that would remove the requirement that racetracks with gaming also offer live racing has been introduced in the West Virginia Senate. Read More...

64 Equine Herpesvirus Positives at Sunland

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The New Mexico Live Stock Board reported Feb. 12 that 64 horses at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in New Mexico have tested positive for the equine herpesvirus outbreak that has led to suspension of racing since Jan. 22. Read More...

Mahoning Valley Cancels Feb. 13 Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With cold weather and high winds forecast for the Austintown, Ohio area, Mahoning Valley Race Course has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for Feb. 13. Read More...

Barretts Tweaks 2016 Auction Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Due to stabling concerns in Southern California as result of the Breeders' Cup World Championships being held at Santa Anita Park, Barretts Equine is moving its October yearling sale back to the Los Angeles Fairgrounds. Read More...

Money to ‘Bern’ in Derby Future Wager

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
What makes these two Bernardinis (Zulu and Shagaf) so special and why would anyone gamble on a pair of horses who are unproven in stakes company and basically bucking history, with so few races? Read More...

Mohaymen Returns to Work Tab at Palm Meadows

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen, undefeated winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 30 in his sophomore debut, sparkled in his return to the work tab Friday morning. Read More...

Dennis Drazin on One That Got Away

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
I enjoyed catching up with owner-breeder Dennis Drazin last week for a Winner's Circle feature in the Feb. 13 Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Pletcher Sends Two for Sam F. Davis

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Higgins Rides First Winner at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In her fourth mount, apprentice Rosie Higgins broke her maiden in the second race at Santa Anita Park Feb. 11 aboard Blue Law. Read More...

Two Prominent NYRA Employees Leaving Posts

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two prominent employees of the New York Racing Association are leaving their positions in February. Director of communications John Durso Jr. and chief security officer George Venizelos have taken private-sector jobs. Read More...

Texas Will Race at Least Through February

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With an early deadline rescinded, Texas racetracks will run through the end of the month. Meanwhile another racing commission vote on historical racing is coming Feb. 18. Read More...

Airoforce Ready for 2016 Debut in Risen Star

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John C Oxley's Airoforce has done little wrong in his career. Read More...

Motion, Team Valor Collaborate with Kasseopia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International, who teamed to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom before later going their separate ways, are back with another promising 3-year-old in Kasseopia. Read More...

Contreras Suspended for Oxycodone Use

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Japan Racing Association has suspended jockey Luis Contreras for the use of the painkiller oxycodone, according to a Feb. 11 report from Sports Hochi. Read More...

Evans, Fitzgerald to Audition at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After a worldwide search saw applications submitted from nearly every continent, the management of Santa Anita Park has invited two international race callers to join the audition process later in February. Read More...

Willis to Chair New Mexico Racing Commission

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New Mexico Racing Commission has elected Ray Willis of Roswell to serve as its chairman. Willis replaces Robert Doughty III of Albuquerque, who will remain on the commission. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Barbara Fritchie

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) featuring Hot City Girl, Lady Sabelia, and Princess Violet. Sponsored by Equibase. Read More...

‘Conversation’ Back in NorCal for El Camino

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Team O'Neill hopes to get another Paul Reddam-owned colt, Frank Conversation, on the Triple Crown trail in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 13 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Birdatthewire Heads Santa Maria Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Grade I winner Birdatthewire will make her second start of 2016 in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 13 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

How About a Trainer Derby Future Wager?

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It's difficult trying to pick the winning Kentucky Derby horse at this early date. But what about trying to pick the winning trainer? Read More...

Sandiva Tries Dirt in Royal Delta

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After Mshawish become a graded winner on dirt as well as turf last weekend, the same connections are looking to repeat the feat with Sandiva in Saturday's $200,000 Royal Delta (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Young Turf Trio Tries Obviously in Arcadia

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Om, Prospect Park, and Bolo are scheduled to make their 4-year-old debuts in the Arcadia Stakes, but they'll all be encountering older horses for the first time. Read More...