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Weekend Stakes Rundown: Los Al Gets Spotlight

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Each week BloodHorse.com look forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. Read More...

California Chrome Logs Final ‘Challenge’ Work

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
The first quarter went in :24.95 and the half in :48.90. With a quick tap from regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney at the eighth pole, the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit finished up the five furlongs in 1:00.67. Read More...

‘Sensation’ Still Questionable For HK Sprint

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Pure Sensation, the only American entry in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races, returned to the Sha Tin all-weather track for a light jog Dec. 10 but remains a questionable starter for Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I). Read More...

Juveniles Showcased at Gulfstream Saturday

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The multitudes who follow Gulfstream Park's stakes races for newly turned 3-year-olds come January will get some previews Dec. 10, when the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track holds a juvenile showcase with all 11 races for 2-year-olds. Read More...

Albertrani Sends Berned West for Starlet

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Tom Albertrani last won on the West Coast with Gozzip Girl in 2009, when he won the American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park. Read More...

NY Again Considers Continuing Ed for Trainers

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
An effort in New York to set minimum annual continuing education thresholds for Thoroughbred trainers is back on track, with state regulators expected next week to embrace the new rule. Read More...

Dutchess Views Lowers Fee for Big Brown

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, New York has announced the 2017 fees for its roster of stallions, which includes two of this year's leading New York sires, Big Brown and Bellamy Road. Read More...

New York Calls Off Belmont Development

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Four years after the administration of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo began floating ideas for re-developing a large, unused parcel at Belmont Park, state officials Dec. 9 called off a long-stalled bidding process for the site. Read More...

Firing Line to Crestwood

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Firing Line, who won the 2015 Sunland Derby (gr. III) by 14 1/4 lengths and was runner-up to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Crestwood Farm near Lexington in 2017. Read More...

Equestrian Group Earns International Award

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI) has been declared International Sports Federation of the Year at the International Sports Awards 2016. Read More...

The Devil You Say

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Halo is still exerting an influence on four continents through just two sons. Read More...

Able Friend Out to Regain Hong Kong Glory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Able Friend tries to overcome a frustrating series of misfortunes to return to glory in the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I). Read More...

Pure Sensation Questionable for HK Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Pure Sensation, the only American entry in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races, is a questionable starter due to problems with both his left hind leg and left fore foot, local stewards said Dec. 9. Read More...

Resilient Humor Debut Winner for Sassy Image

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Jesus Mendoza took out his winning ticket to show he believed in his filly, no matter what her price was on the Los Alamitos Race Course tote Dec. 8. Read More...

Baffert Has Strong Hand in Futurity & Starlet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) and Starlet Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Retired Valet Ward Dies in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ward, husband of Kentucky Horse Racing Commission equine medical director Mary Scollay, had worked as a jockey valet at racetracks in Illinois, Louisiana, and Florida. Read More...

Johnsen HBPA Convention Keynote Speaker

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Corey Johnsen, president and part-owner of Kentucky Downs, will give the keynote address at the National HBPA's 2017 convention March 8-11 at Las Vegas' South Point Hotel and Casino. Read More...

American Gal, Union Strike Meet in Starlet

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two high-quality horses who had less-than-ideal trips during the Nov. 5 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) will return to the track Dec. 10 in the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Arrogate Works Toward Seasonal Bow

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After Arrogate posted a four-furlong move in :48 flat Dec. 8, Juddmonte Farms manager Garrett O'Rourke reiterated that a start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28 is being given serious consideration. Read More...

Pari-Mutuel Daily Fantasy Game Launches

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Mile High Racing & Entertainment announced Dec. 8 that the Colorado Racing Commission has approved the company to offer daily fantasy sports contests based on a pari-mutuel formula in nine Colorado locations. Read More...

Ferndale Racetrack OK After Earthquake

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the coast of Northern California Dec. 8 only caused "minor cosmetic damages" to the Ferndale racetrack at the Humboldt County Fair, according to fair officials. Read More...

Peace and Justice to Stand in Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Peace and Justice, a three-time winning miler by War Front, will stand at Diamond B Farm in Pennsylvania for 2017, according to agent Steve Young. Read More...

John Ortiz Earns First Training Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John Ortiz earned his first training win Dec. 7 when Julie Burke guided Red Charm to victory in the fifth race at Turfway Park. Read More...

Woodbine Reports Increased Handle

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced wagering on Woodbine's 2016 live Thoroughbred racing season, which concluded Dec. 4, rose sharply over the 2015 meet. Read More...

Aqueduct Announcers Bring Youth, Experience

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
During the winter months, Travis Stone and John Imbriale will divide time in the announcer's booth, stepping in for Larry Collmus, who will return to the microphone in early April, and give NYRA a pair of respected voices to call each day's races. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild Set for Annual Assembly

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With a move on the calendar from January to December and a move on the map from South Florida to ever-popular Las Vegas, the Jockeys' Guild is expecting a large turnout for its assembly Dec. 12-13 at the MGM Grand. Read More...

Trainer Brown Gearing Up for Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Brown will run his first starters at Gulfstream Park's Championship Meet on Saturday. Read More...

Holy Bull Stakes Goal for Gunnevera

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Antonio Sano has mapped out a best-case-scenario schedule for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, targeting the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park following a prep race. Read More...

Three Rules Being Considered for Swale Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Multiple stakes winner Three Rules, who suffered his first loss in six starts in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5, may kick off his 3-year-old season in the $200,000 Swale (gr. II) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Wall, McKay Named to Media Honor Roll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Esteemed media members Dr. Maryjean Wall and the late Jim McKay have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor it was announced Dec. 8. Read More...

Oxley Makes Pledge to Grayson-Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John C. Oxley, the owner of Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire, has pledged to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation 1% of the owner's share of any grade I wins by the colt from now through the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Top Global Runners Vie in Hong Kong Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Dec. 11 feature intriguing matchups of defending champions including reigning Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Highland Reel. Read More...

BC Juvenile Winner Texas Red Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing, it was announced Dec. 8. Stud plans are pending. Read More...

A Look Back at A.P. Indy’s Hollywood Futurity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tomonori Tsurumaki's A.P. Indy, by Seattle Slew, came four wide into the stretch of the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and held Dance Floor safe through the stretch to win by a neck. Read More...

Innovative Wagers Help Racetracks with Handle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Executives from around the world documented how new, fan-friendly wagers are helping them find new customers and keep them engaged in horse racing. Read More...

Promising Mastery Heads Los Al Futurity Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Undefeated Mastery is the commanding favorite for the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (gr. I). He's also a colt under expectations. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Set for Garland of Roses

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining is set to make her first start since finishing third in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), headlining a field of seven Dec. 10 in the 31st running of the $125,000 Garland of Roses. Read More...

Del Mar to Pay Out Consolations for Pick 6

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club announced Dec. 7 that it will make consolation payouts to those who picked five of six winners in its closing-day Dec. 4 Pick 6 wager, in hopes to resolve confusion on how the closing day pool was to be distributed. Read More...

Greatbullsoffire Tops Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Laurel Park presents the Maryland Juvenile Futurity and Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes Dec. 10. Both races, worth $100,000, are at seven furlongs for Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired runners. Read More...

Bode’s Dream Makes Return in House Party

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Undefeated stakes winner Bode's Dream is set for a return to Gulfstream Park and a return to action Dec. 10, when the daughter of Bodemeister comes off a sixth-month layoff for a scheduled start in the $75,000 House Party Stakes for juvenile fillies. Read More...

End of Road for ‘Claiming Rule’ Challenge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Owner Jerry Jamgotchian’s lengthy battle to overturn Kentucky regulations that restrict when and where a horse can run after being claimed in the state has hit the end of the road following the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of his petition. Read More...

Symposium Panel Warns of Animal Rights Groups

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The horse industry was warned that animal rights groups will continue to seek to abolish racing through propaganda and legal fights in the coming years, according to panelists at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 7. Read More...

HRRN en Espanol to Cover Clásico del Caribe

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Spanish broadcast team of Roberto "El Potro" Rodriguez and Eloy Vielma will host 5 hours of live Clásico del Caribe coverage from Camarero Racetrack (Hipódromo Camarero) in Puerto Rico this weekend on HRRN's Spanish broadcast platform. Read More...

TOBA December Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
On Nov 5, Michael Cavey and Nancy Temple had a reason to pop some bubbly. At 33-1, Champagne Room, bred in the name of their Respite Farm, stamped herself as the surefire champion 2yo filly with a 3/4 victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Norby to Head Turf Publicists of America

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) has elected Rhonda Norby of Equibase Company to serve as president of the organization for 2017 and 2018, it was announced Dec. 6 at the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing & Gaming. Read More...

Hall of Fame Offering Commemorative Bricks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be embarking on a beautification and renovation project of its popular inner courtyard that is expected to be unveiled in the spring of 2018. Read More...

Woolf Award Finalists Announced

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Veteran jockeys Kerwin Clark, Stewart Elliott, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy, and Scott Stevens are the five finalists for the 2017 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, Santa Anita Park announced Dec. 7. Read More...

Bowman Wins Hong Kong Jockey Championship

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Australian Hugh Bowman won Wednesday night's Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong as the sole American contestant, Florent Geroux, finished off the board. Read More...

Castellano Aims for More Gulfstream Success

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Though he missed the opening weekend of Gulfstream Park's 2016-2017 Championship Meet with commitments out of town, jockey Javier Castellano is gearing up for a return to South Florida with his sights set on a sixth consecutive riding title. Read More...

Highland Reel Looks to Cap Ballydoyle Season

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Hong Kong International Races offer trainer Aidan O'Brien further opportunities to add to his remarkable season, when Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Highland Reel attempts to defend his crown in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I). Read More...