Blood-Horse

Bodhicitta Nips Tonahutu in Yellow Ribbon

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The much-improved Bodhicitta continued her dramatic ascent up the female turf ranks Aug. 8 at Del Mar, winning the $151,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T) by a nose over former $32,000 claimer Tonahutu. Read More...

Weston Digs In for Best Pal Score

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Chris Drakos and Ryan Hanson's Weston won his second race in as many starts and marked the first black-type winner for his freshman sire, Hit It a Bomb, by taking the $151,000 Best Pal Stakes (G2) Aug. 8 at Del Mar. Read More...

American Sailor Wins Troy Stakes Via DQ

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Raj Jagnanan's American Sailor secured the first graded stakes victory of his career, and of his trainer, when promoted to first by the stewards in the $200,000 Troy Stakes (G3T) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Tiz the Law Rolls Home in Travers

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law cemented his status as the favorite for the Sept. 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with an effortless victory in the $1 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Bernardo Alvarez-Calderon Dies at 78

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Accomplished Peruvian equestrian Bernardo Alvarez-Calderon died Aug. 8 at his home in Lima, Peru, due to complications from a fall. Read More...

Lopez Evaluated for Elbow Injury After Fall at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Jockey Paco Lopez was taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., for X-rays and evaluation after suffering an apparent right elbow injury following a fall in the 10th race at Monmouth Park Aug. 8. Read More...

Mutasaabeq an Easy Debut Winner for Shadwell

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
A day after some of the leading 2-year-olds in the country competed in the Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Miller Lite (G2), another promising youngster by the name of Mutasaabeq was unveiled Aug. 8 in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Gamine Continues Brilliant Ways in Test

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Michael Lund Petersen's Gamine continued her brilliant ways Aug. 8 with a clear victory in the $300,000 Longines Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Serengeti Empress Returns to Top Form in Ballerina

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Serengeti Empress returned to top form Aug. 8 in the $300,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, turning back fellow grade 1 winner Bellafina to claim the victory. Read More...

Street Band Looks to Get Back On Track in Groupie Doll

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Trainer, co-owner, and co-breeder Larry Jones hopes a class break will help Street Band return to winning form Aug. 9 at Ellis Park when the 4-year-old daughter of Istan starts from an outside post in the $100,000 Runhappy Groupie Doll Stakes. Read More...

Bodexpress Chases Alydar Stakes Prize

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred, and GDS Racing Stable's Bodexpress will look to dominate the $85,000 Alydar, a 1 1/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up that have not won a stake this year other than state-bred, at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

County Final Goes from Sales to Tyro Winner’s Circle

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Whether in the sales ring or on the racetrack, County Final is commanding attention. The 2-year-old Oxbow colt, a $475,000 sales topper earlier this summer, picked up his first stakes win Aug. 8 by winning the $71,500 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Unbeaten Earthlight Heads Prix Maurice de Gheest

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Earthlight is unbeaten in six starts, albeit nearly a year removed from his best effort, when he beat Raffle Prize in the Darley Prix Morny (G1). He has since beaten Golden Horde in the Middle Park Stakes (G1) and readily won a listed race July 12. Read More...

Steel Bull Heads Red-Hot Phoenix Stakes

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Steel Bull looks to be a ball of speed. A breeze-up graduate, he built on his debut win at Naas with victory in the July 29 Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood, but faces a big test stepping up to six furlongs in the Phoenix Stakes (G1) at the Curragh. Read More...

Tiz the Law Favored at 1-5 in Early Travers Betting

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
As of 12:25 p.m. EDT, Tiz the Law is a 1-5 favorite in advance wagering for the Aug. 8 Midsummer Derby at Saratoga Race Course. Of the $33,268 wagered to win so far, $20,690 has been placed on the 3-year-old son of Constitution. Read More...

My Girl Red Leads Throughout Sorrento at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
My Girl Red, a 2-year-old filly by Texas Red, pushed her record to 2-for-2 for trainer Keith Desormeaux and owner Eric Brehm Aug. 7 by winning the $150,500 Sorrento Stakes (G2) at Del Mar by 4 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Arlington to Increase Purses 20% Beginning Aug. 20

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Purses at Arlington International Racecourse will be raised 20% during the middle portion of its summer meet, according to levels listed in its recently released second condition book. That period covers racing there from Aug. 20-Sept. 12. Read More...

$1 Million Spielberg to Face Monomoy Girl Half Brother

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Spielberg, a $1 million yearling who is slated to contest a six-furlong maiden special weight Aug. 8 at Del Mar will face Superman Shaq, a half brother to champion Monomoy Girl, and Waspirant, whose dam was a grade 1 winner. Read More...

Jackie’s Warrior Gives Asmussen Another ‘Special’ Award

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen couldn't recall a prize to match his gifts for winning the 115th running of the $150,000 Saratoga Special Presented by Miller Lite (G2) with J. Kirk Robison's Jackie Warrior. Read More...

Two Autumn Graded Stakes Purses Trimmed at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Santa Anita Park's autumn stakes schedule will be similar to those from past seasons. The track has planned 24 stakes, 15 graded, over 18 racing days from Sept. 19 through Oct. 25. Read More...

Curragh Gets Green Light Despite Lockdown in Kildare

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Racing will go ahead at the Curragh Aug. 9 despite a partial lockdown in County Kildare starting at midnight Friday, which will see movements restricted once again.  Read More...

Smullen’s Work a Key Factor in Tiz the Law’s Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
They may have raced in the Triple Crown some 17 years apart, but in so many ways, Tiz the Law and Funny Cide are a coupled entry. Read More...

Late Chillingworth Honored With Santa Anita Stakes Race

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The memory of Sherwood Chillingworth, the longtime director and executive vice president of the Oak Tree Racing Association, will be honored with the Chillingworth Stakes to be run during Santa Anita's autumn season. Read More...

Sir Prancealot Well Represented in Del Mar Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Aug. 8 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T) at Del Mar presents another sizable opportunity to Sir Prancealot, the European stallion who has become something of a surprise hit in the United States. Read More...

Fauci, Golden Pal Face Off in Tyro Stakes for Ward

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Wesley Ward has three entered in the $75,000 Tyro Stakes Aug. 8, a five-furlong turf sprint at Monmouth Park, including Fauci, a promising juvenile who broke his maiden in his second start. Read More...

HRRN to Provide Travers Coverage

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
To broadcast Aug. 8 Travers Stakes beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET Read More...

Storm the Court Faces Smooth Like Strait in La Jolla

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The champion 2-year-old male of 2019, Storm the Court is the leading money earner in the eight-horse La Jolla Stakes (G3T) at Del Mar Aug. 9, a grass race that also drew stakes winners Azul Coast, Indian Peak, Kanderel and Smooth Like Strait. Read More...

Horsewoman Dolly Bostwick Dies at 66

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The horse racing industry lost an avid horsewoman earlier this summer with the death of Dolly von Stade Bostwick Jr. on June 20 at age 66 at her home in Indiantown, Fla. Read More...

Bodexpress to Vie for Alydar Stakes Prize at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Top Racing, Global Thoroughbred, and GDS Racing Stable's Bodexpress will look to dominate the $85,000 Alydar, a 1 1/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up that have not won a stake this year other than state-bred, at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Jones Hopes Street Band Gets Untracked in Groupie Doll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer, co-owner, and co-breeder Larry Jones hopes a class break will help Street Band return to winning form Aug. 9 at Ellis Park when the 4-year-old daughter of Istan starts from an outside post in the $100,000 Runhappy Groupie Doll Stakes. Read More...

Art Collector Framed as Ellis Park Derby Favorite

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bruce Lunsford's homebred Art Collector lands the favorite's role for the Aug. 9 Runhappy Ellis Park Derby. A field of 12 was drawn for the nine-furlong race, worth $200,000 and run four weeks prior to the Run for the Roses. Read More...

Stroke of Brilliance Brings Uncle Chuck to Travers

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When trainer Bob Baffert tosses around a term such as "brilliant," his trusted friend and longtime client Mike Pegram knows what to do. Read More...

2020 Travers: A Horse-by-Horse Preview

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Aug. 8 Runhappy Travers (G1) at Saratoga Race Course . Read More...

Penn National Gaming Posts $214.4M Second-Quarter Loss

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Following second-quarter losses announced by Churchill Downs Inc. last week, Penn National Gaming Inc. reported a net loss of $214.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $51.4 million net income over the same period in 2019. Read More...

Horse Racing Viewership on Fox Networks Rises 300%

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Finding something positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is surely as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Read More...

Teri and Buster Brown Assume Management of Edition Farm

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Most recently at Sequel Stallions New York, Teri and Buster Brown moved to Edition because they wanted to switch to running a smaller operation. The couple has managed their own and others' farms across the country for 35 years. Read More...

CTHS to Provide Online Bidding for All 2020 Sales

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society announced Aug. 6 that the Direct Livestock Marketing Systems will be providing online bidding for all of the 2020 CTHS sales. Read More...

Zammit New Ontario Racing Management Executive Director

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ontario Racing Management is excited to announce the appointment of Jonathan Zammit as its new Executive Director, succeeding Katherine Curry who held the position since the formation of Ontario Racing in 2018. Read More...

Travel Quarantine in New York Affects Horse Owners

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
To align with required health measures implemented in New York, horse owners planning travel to New York from any of the states currently listed on the New York Travel Advisory are required to complete a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Read More...

Speech, Rushie Breeze at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Michael McCarthy breezed two of his leading 3-year-olds, Speech and Rushie, Aug. 6 at Del Mar toward probable stakes starts in September. Read More...

Horse Racing Viewership on FOX Networks Rises by 300%

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Finding something positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is surely as difficult as finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. Read More...

First Season Sire Lightning Moon Succumbs to Laminitis

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lightning Moon, the winner of the group 3 John Guest Bengough Stakes at Ascot and first-season sire in Spain, has died from laminitis at the age of 9.  Read More...

Champions Day Prize Money Slashed Due to COVID-19

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Prize money for this year's QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot has been slashed by £1.7 million as the figures for the marquee October raceday were announced Aug. 6. Read More...

Maturing Country Grammer a Sale Score for Bradley

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
If the prototype of the ideal racehorse is an individual that has breeding and looks to negotiate two-turn dirt races and shows zip on the track, then Country Grammer fits the bill. Read More...

Penn National Gaming Posts $214.4M Second Quarter Loss

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Following second-quarter losses announced by Churchill Downs Inc. last week, Penn National Gaming Inc. reported a net loss of $214.4 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to $51.4 million net income over the same period in 2019. Read More...

Vekoma Still Pointed Toward Forego After Foot Bruise

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Vekoma, the top-ranked horse in the NTRA's Top Thoroughbred Poll, remains targeted for the Forego Stakes Presented by America's Best Racing (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 29 after having a workout delayed by a foot bruise, trainer George Weaver said. Read More...

Twirling Candy’s Sweet Ride

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Collusion Illusion became Twirling Candy's fourth grade 1 winner in the Aug. 1 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar. A consistent leader, the Lane's End stallion has been on a hot streak. Read More...

Pure Sensation Looks to Get Off the Mark in Troy Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The $200,000 Troy Stakes (G3T), one of two grade 3 stakes on the Saratoga Race Course undercard, drew a field of seven headed by Patricia Generazio multiple grade 3 winner Pure Sensation. Read More...

Come Dancing Sets Sights on Repeat Ballerina Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Blue Devil Racing Stable's homebred Come Dancing will try to sprint her way to back-to-back titles in the $300,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.  Read More...