Blood-Horse

The Great War to Return in 96ROCK Stakes

Blood-Horse | 26 mins ago
The Great War, a promising colt who finished fourth in last year's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) is set to make his 2015 debut in the $75,000 96ROCK Stakes for 3-year-olds Jan. 31 at Turfway Park. Read More...

Knee Chip Sidelines Hutcheson Winner Barbados

Blood-Horse | 49 mins ago
Two-time stakes winner will undergo surgery to remove chip from upper left knee. Read More...

Xpressbet Offers ‘X-Country Pick 4′ Feb. 7

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Online wagering provider Xpressbet, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and The Stronach Group, unveils a new Pick 4 wager Feb. 7 featuring four important stakes races at the two tracks. Read More...

No Movement on Plans for Calder Barn Area

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Calder and CDI still have not applied for any of the permits required to tear down barns and put up new structures, the head of the development department for the city of Miami Gardens said Jan. 26. Read More...

Invasor to Uruguay’s Haras Cuatro Piedras

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
The son of Candy Stripes, who was named U.S. Horse of the Year and champion older male in 2006, will return to Uruguay to stand at Haras Cuatro Piedras, it was announced Jan. 18. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Set for Martha Washington

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Few connections wanted to face Take Charge Brandi, but in the end a field of seven was drawn with the champion 2-year-old filly making her sophomore debut from post 6 under a highweight assignment of 122 pounds. Read More...

Downey Profile: 10 U.S. Noms to UAE Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
The UAE Derby, which carries 170 Kentucky Derby points and a $2 million purse, drew only 10 nominations from United States-based trainers among 92 overall. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Point of Entry

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Point Of Entry, a five-time grade I-winning son of Dynaformer, was represented by his first reported foal when a bay filly was born Jan. 28 at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario, Can. Read More...

Australian Vets Support New Racing Rule on Cobalt

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA), a special interest group of the Australian Veterinary Association, has announced that it supports the new rules governing the use of cobalt in racehorses. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Rattlesnake Bridge

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
The first reported foal for Rattlesnake Bridge is a colt foaled at 3 a.m. EST Jan. 26 at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Through the Lens: Wise Dan Photo Gets Award

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Anne Eberhardt Keogh, visuals director and chief photographer for The Blood-Horse, received a second-place award at the Kentucky News Photographers Association 2014 Picture of the Year Competition. Read More...

Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Lameness evaluations can be extremely subjective. When examining a horse with a mild lameness, in particular, veterinarians often don’t agree on a diagnosis—some are prone to seeing a more sound horse, others a more lame one. To overcome su... Read More...

New Leadership Coming for Illinois Board

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Newly inaugurated Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is shaking up the Illinois Racing Board, ousting chairman William Berry and appointing three new members -- one perhaps only for transition purposes. Read More...

Flashy Performances at OBS Day of Champions

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
A large and energetic crowd packed the grandstand for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 26th annual Day of Champions races at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., Jan. 27, and the festive day of racing did not disappoint. Read More...

Trickmeister to Tomorrow Bloodstock in NY

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trickmeister, a grade II-placed multiple stakes winner, has been retired and will take up stud duties in 2015 at Tomorrow Bloodstock near Thompson Ridge, N.Y. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Filly Tops NZ Premier Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A Fastnet Rock filly sold for the overall top price at the Karaka premier yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($596,902 in U.S. funds) on closing day Jan. 27. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Fort Larned

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fort Larned, a three-time grade I winner, including the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic, was represented by his first foal Jan. 26. Fort Larned will stand in 2015 at Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Morning Line

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The first reported foal for grade I-winning millionaire Morning Line is a colt born over the weekend of Jan. 24. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Crowne for a Song

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Songandaprayer puts Copper Crowne front and center Read More...

‘Chrome’ Tops U.S. Nominees for World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

‘Chrome Tops U.S. Nominees for World Cup Card

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan. Read More...

New Equine Biotechnology Firm Launched

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A new company, EquiMarker Analytics Corp., has announced it is developing the world's first equine metabolome platform. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Catalogs 175 for March 2YO Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 175 entries for its flagship Florida 2-year-olds in training sale that will be held March 4 at Gulfstream Park for the first time. Read More...

WGOH: Avoiding the Nuclear Option

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Racing doesn't need to destroy itself to thrive. Read More...

Jockey Chapa Faces Felony Race-Fixing Charges

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Texas jockey Roman Chapa is facing felony criminal charges related to race-fixing following allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17 in Houston. Read More...

Nerud-Owned and Bred Colt Wins at Big A

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
John Nerud, who turns 102 on Feb. 9, sends out homebred to break maiden at Big A Read More...

Nerud Homebred Colt Wins at Big A

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
John Nerud, who turns 102 on Feb. 9, sends out homebred to break maiden at Big A Read More...

The Week in Photos for 1/27/2015

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
View photos from Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Sam Houston Race Park, Santa Anita, Oaklawn, and more! Read More...

Jan. 28 Live Racing at Aqueduct Canceled

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Due to severe winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Wednesday, Jan. 28. Read More...

Keeping Pace: Upstart Figures to Improve

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Going into the Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park, I thought favorite Upstart might need a race before delivering his best. Read More...

Barretts Gross Up; Average, Median Decline

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With an increase in catalog size, more horses were sold and the gross increased at the Jan. 26 Barretts January mixed sale, which experienced declines in average and median. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for Jan. 27, 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Steve Haskin presents his first official Kentucky Derby Dozen this week! See if any of your Kentucky Derby horses made the list. Read More...

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares’ Fertility

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Equine researchers at the University of Kentucky (UK) have been chasing anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH, which is produced by cells in fetal testes as well as granulosa cells) for quite some time. They've determined they can use it to test for cryptorchidism in male horses as well as ovarian tumors in mares. Now, they're trying to see if the hormone c... Read More...

OBS Expects Solid Start for Auction Season

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. predicts a solid start to its 2015 auction season during the Jan. 28-29 winter mixed sale, which will offer a consignor preferred session, open session, and horses of racing age section. Read More...

Washington Owner/Breeder Paxton Dead at 76

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jerre Paxton, whose Northwest Farms has been a constant and major force in Washington racing and breeding, died of an apparent heart attack the evening of Jan. 25 in Seattle. He was 76. Read More...

Five Tie for Fastest 3 Furlongs at OBS Show

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Five horses equaled the fastest three-eighths of a mile time Jan. 25 during at the under-tack show for the horses of racing age section of the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale. Read More...

Untapable, Tapiture Drill for Asmussen

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Untapable completed the first workout of her 4-year-old season Monday, Jan. 26, when she breezed four furlongs in :51.4/5 on a fast track at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

NZ Premier Sale Off to Solid Start at Karaka

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Cambridge Stud took center stage on the first day of New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling sale at Karaka Jan. 26, and providing the highlights on a very solid opening day's trade. Read More...

Main Sequence Works at Palm Meadows

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Flaxman Holdings' Main Sequence, champion Male Grass Horse and champion Older Male, continued to progress toward his 2015 debut, working five furlongs in 1:00.30 at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 26. Read More...

NY Investigation of Asmussen Case Completed

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York State Gaming Commission has completed its investigation and is finishing its report into allegations by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals regarding the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen. Read More...

National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address a number of issues during its winter convention Feb. 4-8 in Carefree, Ariz., as well as hear from a key executive with The Stronach Group. Read More...

Racing Investigators to Meet in NJ in March

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Organization of Racing Investigators will hold its 2015 training conference March 1-4 at New Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. Read More...

NYRA Unveils 10-Race Claiming Series

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York Racing Association's inaugural Claiming Championship Series will offer 10 stakes worth $710,000 when it debuts at Aqueduct Racetrack March 21. Read More...

New York Sanctions Mott for Drug Overages

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The New York State Gaming Commission has sanctioned trainer Bill Mott for a pair of medication overages in a single horse last fall, a decision the Racing Hall of Fame conditioner is appealing. Read More...

TCA to Present Awards of Merit

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced it will honor nearly 20 recipients of the inaugural Thoroughbred Charities of America Award of Merit. Read More...

Final Call for Taylors of Seattle Slew Fame

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The six broodmares, six racing prospects, four yearlings, one 2-year-old, and one stallion that were to be offered at the Barretts sale Jan. 26 represent the last vestiges of the holdings of the co-owners of Seattle Slew. Read More...

Catastrophic Equine Injuries’ Impact on Jockey Injuries

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Any rider that's ever hit the ground knows that horseback riding can be unforgiving. But imagine your mount, running just feet in front of another horse, falling out from underneath you at upwards of 30 miles per hour. That's the reality jockeys face on a daily basis. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Gig Harbor is Colt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The first reported foal for multiple stakes winner Gig Harbor is a colt born Jan. 23 at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds in Vacaville, Calif. Read More...

Sportive Overcomes Fog to Win Portland Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fog prevented racing fans from seeing most of the race, but the weather didn't stop Sportive and jockey Javier Matias from winning the 47th running of the $37,400 Portland Mile at Portland Meadows Jan. 25. Read More...