Blood-Horse

Rey de Oro wins Japanese Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Rey de Oro settled briefly behind a slow pace in Sunday's Tokyo Yushun (G1), or Japanese Derby, moved up when jockey Christophe Lemaire realized action was required and powered through deep stretch to win by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Danzing Candy Wires Lone Star Handicap

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Danzing Candy was sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the five-horse field of the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (G3), leading at every call in the 1 1/16-mile test and crossing the wire 4 3/4 lengths in front. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar Wins Second Charles Whittingham

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
In a perfectly timed ride, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens guided Ashleyluvssugar to a second victory in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T) May 28, run at 1 1/4 miles over Santa Anita Park's turf course. Read More...

Souper Tapit Gets Graded Score in Marine Stakes

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Live Oak Plantation's homebred Souper Tapit seized control as the field of the Marine Stakes (G3) headed for home and widened his advantage down the lane at Woodbine May 28. Read More...

Galileo, Coolmore Dominate European Classics

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Winter, with Moore in the saddle, delivered an even more impressive performance on the yielding Curragh turf in the Irish One Thousand Guineas May 28. Read More...

Twisted Tom Works Toward Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Cobra Farm's Federico Tesio Stakes winner Twisted Tom will run in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), said trainer Chad Brown, following his five-furlong breeze May 28 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Werther Goes the Distance in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Werther answered the distance question with authority in the final group 1 event of Hong Kong's season, kicking away from his main rival, Blazing Speed, to win Sunday's Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup by three lengths. Read More...

Catch a Glimpse in Good Order After Nassau Scare

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Mark Casse gratefully reported Sunday that Canadian champion Catch a Glimpse had eaten up and was in good order in the hours after and the morning following her collapse during the Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine May 27. Read More...

Success in the Family With Irish Strait’s Red Bank Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred Irish Strait grabbed the lead soon after the start of the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (G3T) May 27 at Monmouth Park and never looked back, wiring his rivals as he picked up his first graded score. Read More...

Well-Placed Illuminant Shines in Monrovia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sharp handling of grade 1 winner Illuminant brought big rewards May 27 at Santa Anita Park for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Sol Kumin's Head of Plains Partners, and SF Racing. Read More...

Cupid Returns From Layoff to Win Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
An eight-month layoff seemed to have little effect on Cupid in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) as he won the 1 1/4-mile test May 27 by 3 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Cowboy Culture Steps Up in Arlington Classic Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cowboy Culture took a key step forward in his maturation process when the son of Quality Road drew off as he pleased in the final furlong to win the $100,000 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3T) by 5 3/4 lengths over Gorgeous Kitten May 27. Read More...

Finley’sluckycharm Romps in Winning Colors

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Finley'sluckycharm broke sharply and never looked back as she romped by 5 1/2 lengths to score her first graded stakes win, the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs May 27.  Read More...

Starship Jubilee Much The Best in Nassau Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A tale of two emotions played out during the $175,000 Nassau Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine May 27, as the ascent of former claimer Starship Jubilee was juxtaposed against concern for the well-being of 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse. Read More...

Lady Eli Digs in to Win Gamely

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Out of her comfort zone up near the pace in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) May 27 at Santa Anita Park, Sheep Pond Partners' Lady Eli once again showed her enduring class. Read More...

Stormy Liberal Ekes Out Daytona Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rockingham Ranch's Stormy Liberal ran to his 1-2 odds and captured the $150,000 Daytona Stakes (G3T) May 27 at Santa Anita Park, but just in the nick of time. Read More...

Rubilinda Impresses as Frankel’s First US Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Don Alberto Stable's homebred Rubilinda became the first winner in the United States for her sire Frankel when she showed an impressive turn of foot to go last to first in a May 27 maiden special weight at Belmont Park.  Read More...

Churchill Completes Rare Guineas Double

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Only eight 3-year-olds have won both the English 2,000 Guineas and the Irish 2,000 Guineas. On May 27 Coolmore owned/Ballydoyle trained Churchill became number nine.  Read More...

Tapwrit Works Towards Belmont; True Timber Confirmed

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tapwrit, winner of the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and sixth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), worked five furlongs in 1:02.25 under his regular jockey Jose Ortiz in preparation for the Belmont Stakes (G1). Read More...

Tapwrit Works Toward Belmont; True Timber Confirmed

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tapwrit, winner of the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and sixth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), worked five furlongs in 1:02.25 under his regular jockey Jose Ortiz in preparation for the Belmont Stakes (G1). Read More...

Rubilinda is Frankel’s First US Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Don Alberto Stable's homebred Rubilinda became the first winner in the United States for her sire Frankel when she showed an impressive turn of foot to go last to first in a May 27 maiden special weight at Belmont Park.  Read More...

Gormley Works for Possible Belmont Start

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Before and after Gormley logged his workout May 27 at Santa Anita Park, trainer John Shirreffs emphasized that, although the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) is under consideration, nothing is set in stone. Read More...

Miss Temple City Set for Royal Ascot Venture

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
For her latest turn on the worktab, trainer Graham Motion gave Miss Temple City a little taste of some race-day atmosphere when he worked her on the turf at Fair Hill Training Center May 27 just prior to the Saturday's slate of steeplechase events. Read More...

J Boys Echo Confirmed For Belmont Run

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gotham Stakes (G3) winner J Boys Echo will head to New York for a planned start in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1), Jason Loutsch of owners Albaugh Family Stable confirmed May 27. Read More...

Irish War Cry Returns to Worktab; Belmont Run Possible

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In his first workout since finishing tenth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Irish War Cry kept the door open for a start in the Belmont Stakes (G1) when he turned in a five-furlong move at Fair Hill Training Center May 27.  Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Gold Cup Day

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park and graded stakes at six other racetracks. Read More...

Familiar Faces Highlight New York Showcase

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Big Apple Showcase Day for New York-breds at Belmont Park has solid fields for all six of its stakes races. The $200,000 Commentator Stakes and $125,000 Kingston Stakes have drawn many top older runners. Read More...

First Starter is First Winner for Intello

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Intello, winner of the 2013 Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, G1) and a freshman sire, got his first winner with his first starter May 25 when his daughter Sonjeu took a maiden race by 2 1/2 lengths at Tarbes Racecourse. Read More...

First Black-type Winner for Freshman Havana Gold

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tweenhills Farm & Stud's freshman sire Havana Gold garnered his first black-type winner May 25 when his son Havana Grey won the Better Odds With Matchbook National Stakes by a length at Sandown Park in England. Read More...

Litfin: Gold Cup Figures to Set up Well for Accelerate

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The grade 1 action is at The Great Race Place on Saturday, May 27 of Memorial Day weekend, as the $300,000 Gamely Stakes and $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes share top billing. Read More...

Zayat Pinhooking Venture Returns Large Profit

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In its first year, a pinhooking venture established by Ahmed Zayat sold eight 2-year-olds for sold for $4.155 million, a healthy return on the aggregate yearling purchase price of $1.63 million. Read More...

Graded Stakes Winner Destin Set for 2017 Debut

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Destin, runner-up in last year's Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), is set to make his first start in nearly nine months when he goes to post May 28 in an allowance optional claiming race at Belmont Park. Read More...

Always Dreaming Officially Ruled Out of Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Always Dreaming, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), will bypass the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) as expected and be freshened for a summer campaign, Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds confirmed May 26. Read More...

Annual Breeding Clinic to Visit Top Farms in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual breeding clinic is scheduled for June 2-4 in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

Hong Kong Champion Able Friend Retired

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hong Kong champion Able Friend has been retired from racing. He will parade in front of his fans after the third race on the May 28 card at Sha Tin during a farewell ceremony to honor his outstanding career. Read More...

Ordak Dan Earns a Place in the Breeders’ Cup Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gelded son of Hidden Truth won the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (G1) in Argentina for the third time in the past four years. Read More...

Itsinthepost on a Roll Heading to Whittingham

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Jeff Mullins admits a rough run of second-place finishes with Itsinthepost were hard to swallow, but the payoff ended up being worth it. Read More...

Humane Society, PETA Support USADA Bill

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Both the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals voiced support for re-introduced legislation that would give USADA oversight of medication issues and drug testing in horse racing. Read More...

Will American Freedom Upset the Gold Cup?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1). Read More...

CHRB Approves Medication Conditions for Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In the aftermath of Masochistic's disqualification from the 2016 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Del Mar and the Breeders' Cup asked the California Horse Racing Board May 25 for permission to avoid such an event in the 2017 World Championships. Read More...

Catch A Glimpse Has Homecoming in Nassau

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple grade 1 winner and 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch A Glimpse will return to her roots to run in Woodbine's $175,000 Nassau Stakes (G2T) May 27. Read More...

Hillside Specialist Stormy Liberal Seeks Daytona Score

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Three graduates from the April Siren Lure Stakes will face each other again in the Daytona Stakes sprinting 6 1/2 grassy furlongs over the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course Read More...

Epicharis Begins Journey to Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Carrot Farm's UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) runner-up Epicharis is one step closer to his bid in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10, as he emerged from a May 24 breeze in good order and entered isolation in Japan. Read More...

Champion Songbird Confirmed for Ogden Phipps

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fox Hill Farm's champion Songbird will make her first start of 2017 in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park June 10. Read More...

Classic Empire to Begins Belmont Training

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
John Oxley's Classic Empire, who finished second in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) by a head, is scheduled to begin preparations for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) with a morning jog May 25 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Classic Empire to Begin Belmont Training May 26

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
John Oxley's Classic Empire, who finished second in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) by a head, is scheduled to begin preparations for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) with a morning jog May 25 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Classic Empire to Begin Belmont Training

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
John Oxley's Classic Empire, who finished second in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) by a head, is scheduled to begin preparations for the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) with a morning jog May 25 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Congressmen Say Federal Bill Targets Lack of Uniformity

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In re-introducing federal legislation that would give the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of medication issues and drug testing in horse racing, Congressmen Paul Tonko and Andy Barr emphasized the need for uniformity in medication rules. Read More...

A Look Back at Gallant Fox’s Arlington Classic

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
This week is a scene setter and a race recap of the July 12, 1930 Arlington Classic won by Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox. Read More...

Midnight Storm Seeks Grade 1 Dirt Win in Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Midnight Storm will have another shot at a grade 1 win on dirt in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, and he won't have to contend with Shaman Ghost, who came back to win the Pimlico Special Handicap (G3) May 19 off his Big 'Cap victory. Read More...