Blood-Horse

Gunnevera Draws Outside for Florida Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Gunnevera, one of the top contenders on the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby, drew post 11 and was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite March 29 for the April 1 Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Downs at Albuquerque Releases 2017 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
The Downs at Albuquerque has released its track-record 20-race, $2.5-million stakes schedule for its 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens June 24. Read More...

Kentucky Horse Park to Celebrate Man ‘o War

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
The Kentucky Horse Park, along with state and local officials, today launched a season-long celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Thoroughbred legend, Man o’ War, who was foaled on March 29, 1917.  Read More...

Man o’ War: A Photographic Tribute

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Man o' War, we look back at his career and life. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Beyond Imagination

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Arrogate’s big finish, career earnings are unprecedented Read More...

Machmer Hall’s Brodgen Builds Bridges to Rehome OTTBs

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Erin Shea interviews Carrie Brodgen about her rehoming efforts and her thoughts on the state of aftercare. Read More...

McCraken, Gunnevera Top Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Two veterans of this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby, Whitham Thoroughbreds' unbeaten McCraken and Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera, are the morning line co-favorites at 6-1 for the fourth and final pool of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Read More...

Tumblebrutus Gets 25th Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Tumblebrutus, a grade 2-placed full brother to Giant's Causeway, got his 25th black-type stakes winner March 24 when Chilean-bred Vinocrata won the listed Luis Subercaseaux E. Stakes at Club Hipico de Santiago. Read More...

Rowand Shared His Experiences Owning, Breeding Horses

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
George Rowand, a man who embraced—and for a moment, lived—the Thoroughbred dream as completely as almost anyone, passed away last week. Read More...

Arrogate and How We Define Greatness

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Arrogate is as great as each individual perceives him, and it has nothing to do with competition or longevity. Years from now, Arrogate's Hall of Fame plaque will be there among the others, and nowhere will it mention the quality of his competition. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Adds New Sale Aimed at Turf Prospects

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Fasig-Tipton is adding a new one-day selected sale consisting of yearlings suited for grass racing to be held Sept. 10 at the company's Newtown Paddocks in Lexington. Read More...

Unique Bella Sidelined Due to Shin Issue

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Unique Bella, formerly considered this year's leading contender for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), has been sidelined with a shin issue. Read More...

Classic Empire to Arkansas Derby After Impressive Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Following a strong five-furlong work March 28 at Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., the connections of Classic Empire set the Arksansas Derby (G1) as the next target for last year's champion juvenile male. Read More...

Classic Empire to Arkansas Derby After Solid Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Following a strong five-furlong work March 28 at Winding Oaks Farm near Ocala, Fla., the connections of Classic Empire set the Arksansas Derby (G1) as the next target for last year's champion juvenile male. Read More...

Tapit Colt Tops Barretts Hips to Watch

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A colt by three-time leading sire Tapit supplemented into the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training tops the list of hips to watch during the March 29 auction at Del Mar. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, NTRA Launch New Contest Website

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
HorsePlayers.com is the new official online qualifying site for the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge and the NTRA's newly re-branded National Horseplayers Championship. Read More...

Sunny Ridge is New Jersey’s 2016 Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dennis Drazin's homebred son of Holy Bull won the the Withers Stakes (G3) and placed in the betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1). Read More...

Sunny Ridge Named New Jersey’s 2016 Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dennis Drazin's homebred son of Holy Bull won the the Withers Stakes (G3) and placed in the Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1). Read More...

Belinda Stronach Keynote Speaker at Pan Am Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The president and CEO of The Stronach Group will address racing's challenges and opportunities domestically and internationally at the Pan American Conference May 17-20 in Washington, D.C. Read More...

NYRA Privatization Stalls During NY Budget Wrangling

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Proposals to shift NYRA back to private operation could be stripped from budget legislation and dealt with in June toward the end of the New York legislative session. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – March 28, 2017

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Does the new addition to Derby Dozen prove that Steve Haskin is always dreaming? Read More...

Two Juveniles Post Fastest Times at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A filly by Lucky Pulpit and a colt by Justin Phillip recorded the fastest times at the Barretts under-tack preview at Del Mar March 27. The filly worked a furlong in :09 4/5, followed by the colt working a quarter-mile in :20 3/5. Read More...

McIngvales Repeat $10K College Scholarship Offer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim and Linda McIngvale announced a second Runhappy College Scholarship to coincide with Keeneland's College Scholarship Day April 7 in Lexington. Read More...

ABR Presents: Arrogate Reigns Supreme

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Arrogate capped off a spectacular day of racing at the Dubai World Cup Festival with another unforgettable performance, overcoming a rough start to win the $10 million World Cup and become the richest North American racehorse in history! Read More...

Honorable Duty Aims to Continue Fair Grounds Roll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Honorable Duty will try for a third straight stakes win at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meeting and most prestigious victory of his career when he faces an expected nine rivals in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (G2) April 1. Read More...

Maker Trio Heads Muniz Memorial Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A trio of Mike Maker-trained graded stakes winners will face eight other older horses when they line up April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).  Read More...

Animo de Valeroso to Stand at Duncan Farms

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Animo de Valeroso, a 15-year-old unraced son of Pulpit, has been purchased by Daryl and Sally Duncan and will stand at their Duncan Farms near Warsaw, Ohio. Read More...

McCraken Still Atop NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
McCraken (17 first-place votes, 322 points) is sitting chilly in first place currently on the top-ten National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, which results were released today. Read More...

Skychai Racing Purchases Interest in Fast and Accurate

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Skychai Racing has purchased a minority interest from owner Dr. Kendall Hansen in grade III winner Fast and Accurate, who will be supplemented to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) for $200,000. Read More...

2016 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Finalists Named

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Winner will be named April 20 at a by-invitation reception at Castleton Lyons Farm. Read More...

Three National Racing Attractions Share Memberships

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Old Friends, Kentucky Derby Museum, and National Museum of Racing cross-promote Read More...

Tepin Refuses to Work March 27 at Palm Meadows

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Mark Casse plans to send Tepin to Kentucky for her first breeze of 2017 after the two-time champion grass mare refused to work March 27 at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

McCraken Stretches Out in Keeneland Work

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With trainer Ian Wilkes looking to put more of a bottom into undefeated 3-year-old McCraken, the Ghostzapper colt breezed six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of March 27. Read More...

Hence Springs Upset in Sunland Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Yet again an upset was sprung at Sunland Park, with 50 Road to the Kentucky Derby points going to Calumet Farm's homebred 10-1 longshot Hence, as he hit the wire 3 3/4 lengths ahead of previously unbeaten Conquest Mo Money. Read More...

Girvin Heads Louisiana Derby Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In a Triple Crown prep season that has been full of chaos, Brad Grady's Girvin will hope to supply a bit of stability April 1 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Undefeated Ghalia Takes Sunland Park Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sumaya U.S. Stable's Ghalia remains undefeated in three starts after a late drive in the stretch resulted in a neck in front to win the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks March 26. Read More...

Dortmund Back to Dirt in Next Start

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It will be back to square one when the 2015 Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner runs in the $75,000 Santana Mile for older horses on Santa Anita Park's main track April 1. Read More...

Farrell Poised for Next Test in Fair Grounds Oaks

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell looks to score her fourth straight stakes win and keep her status atop the Road to the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard in the April 1 $400,000 TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2).  Read More...

Juvenile Sales Scene Moves West at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After several juvenile sales this year in Florida, buyers on the West Coast will get the chance to shop closer to home when Barretts conducts its select 2-year-old sale March 29 at Del Mar, the second year at that location. Read More...

Juvenile Sales Scene Moves West to Barretts

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After several juvenile sales this year in Florida, buyers on the West Coast will get the chance to shop closer to home when Barretts conducts its select 2-year-old sale March 29 at Del Mar, the second year at that location. Read More...

Fields Set for Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Brad Grady's lightly raced Girvin headlines the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) set for April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which drew their Louisiana Derby Day card March 25. Read More...

Itsinthepost Breaks Through in San Luis Rey

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Second in three of his last four starts, including two against graded competition, the son of American Post finally broke through March 25 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T). Read More...

Fast and Accurate Scores Spiral Upset

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Kendall Hansen's longshot Fast and Accurate continued his improvement by leaps and bounds March 25 with a victory in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3). Read More...

Gunnevera Leads Busy Sophomore Work Slate

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works. Read More...

Purely a Dream Leads Bourbonette Exacta for McPeek

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Living the Dream Racing's Purely a Dream picked up 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks and completed an exacta sweep for trainer Ken McPeek in the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (G3) March 25 at Turfway Park. Read More...

I Thought I had Seen it All

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
It’s almost as if Arrogate has taken on the best qualities of different great horses in each of his four stakes victories. Read More...

Fear the Cowboy Takes Skip Away in Late Drive

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti's Fear the Cowboy pulled a mild upset when he ran by even-money favorite Zulu and frontrunner Flashy Jewel in the stretch to win the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 25. Read More...

Irish War Cry Works With Wood Memorial Bid Likely

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (G2) winner returned to the work tab March 25 after running seventh in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), putting in five furlongs in 1:01.10 at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Comments from trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith after Arrogate's victory in the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai Turf Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Comments from the connections of Vivlos, including trainer Yasuo Tomomichi and jockey Joao Moreira, after her victory in the Dubai Turf Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...