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Stakes Preview: Man o’ War, Beaugay, and Peter Pan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Greg Wolf and Andy Serling preview three of the graded stakes at Belmont Park this weekend. Read More...

Brown Makes it a Double With Risk Taking in Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a late change of plans, the well-named Risk Taking will be entered for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown said May 7. Read More...

By My Standards Could Join Knicks Go in Sexton Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Knicks Go is not the only multi-millionaire pointed to the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park May 31. Read More...

Old Town Road Becomes Classic Empire’s First Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The colt raced by Colonel Stable is first racehorse for four partners in North Carolina. Read More...

Extension of Pimlico Meet Sought Amid Laurel Projects

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Track officials reassured Maryland horsemen May 7 that all possible efforts to fully resurface the racing strip at Laurel Park and at the same time eradicate a rat infestation will be stepped up once the backside is vacated. Read More...

KTA and KTOB Announces Officers and Directors for 2021

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Joe Seitz was elected president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. Read More...

Young Stallion Tiz the Law to Shuttle to Chile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The son of Constitution follows a number of successful U.S. stallions in Chile. Read More...

Harvey’s Lil Goil Returns vs. Classy Group in Beaugay

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park May 8 will be a reunion of sorts for several top-level fillies and mares who last met in the fall when competing for a championship title in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T).  Read More...

Ward Records 2,000th Training Victory in North America

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Days after starting his first horse in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), 12th-place finisher Like the King, Wesley Ward experienced another highlight at Churchill Downs where he won his 2,000th race as a trainer May 6. Read More...

NHK Mile Marks Important Step for Japan’s 3-Year-Olds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The scramble that is Japan's 3-year-old division retreats to Tokyo Racecourse May 9 for the NHK Mile Cup (G1) with a pair of foreign-bred horses featuring prominently: Schnell Meister and Shock Action. Read More...

Thinking Outside the Box in the Peter Pan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the May 8 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Knicks Go to Return in Steve Sexton Mile at Lone Star

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Knicks Go, unraced since finishing fourth in the Feb. 20 Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack, is slated to return May 31 in the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park, according to trainer Brad Cox. Read More...

Armstrong Named Vice President of Culture at CDI

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced May 6 that Katherine Armstrong has been hired as Vice President of Culture (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). The new role will report directly to Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI.  Read More...

Kona Gold Winner Cezanne Sidelined

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cezanne, an overpowering winner of the Kona Gold Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park April 18 in his 4-year-old bow, is sidelined with what trainer Bob Baffert describes as a "little setback." Read More...

Medina Spirit ‘Feeling Great’ in Training Since Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner began his early preparation for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1), training May 5-6 at Churchill Downs. Medina Spirit and his stablemate Concert Tour will van to Pimlico Race Course May 10. Read More...

Cox to Skip Preakness with Mandaloun, Caddo River

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) lineup at Pimlico Race Course took a hit May 6 when trainer Brad Cox announced on a media teleconference that both of his prospects, Mandaloun and Caddo River, would skip the 1 3/16-mile race. Read More...

Racecourses Could Serve as Test Venues for Spectators

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racecourses have not hosted any pilots during the first phase of the British government's Events Research Programme, which has tested different scenarios involving getting people to, from, and around venues in a safe way ahead of reopening. Read More...

Hammonds to Retire from BloodHorse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The BloodHorse today announced the retirement of Evan Hammonds, editorial director, effective Monday, May 17, 2021. He will continue with BloodHorse part-time. Read More...

Gosden Joins Consultation Group on Whip Use in Britain

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Gosden is among the members of a newly formed steering group that is set to play a pivotal role in the British Horseracing Authority's forthcoming consultation on the use of the whip in British racing. Read More...

Popular Sprinter and Stallion Orientor Dies at 23

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Orientor, the mightily popular sprinter from the start of this century who produced some fast horses himself as a stallion, has died at age 23 at Sidehouse Farm Stud in Scotland. Read More...

France Go de Ina Arrives in U.S. for Preakness Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Japanese participation in the Triple Crown, absent last year with the onset of COVID-19, appears set to return in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

A Pedigree Glance at Belmont’s May 8 Stakes Action

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Utilizing Equineline report 42P, Byron King examines the pedigrees of Wolfie's Dynaghost, Nay Lady Nay, and Gufo-three runners on a stakes-packed card at Belmont Park May 8. Read More...

Firenze Fire Must Catch Chateau to Win Second Runhappy

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mr. Amore Stable's Firenze Fire is set to make his 6-year-old debut May 8 in the $150,000 Runhappy Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park, where four others were also entered in the six-furlong sprint for older horses.  Read More...

Cuomo Authorizes Expanded Attendance at New York Tracks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association is "tremendously optimistic" about the upcoming Saratoga Race Course summer meet after New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state will dramatically increase COVID-19-era attendance capacity limits. Read More...

Oregon’s Grants Pass Downs Opens Meet May 10

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Oregon's premier horse racing venue begins its 2021 spring/summer season Monday with first post 5:15 p.m. The eight-race card features two quarter horse events, six thoroughbred races and 65 total horses—a solid 8.1 per race. Read More...

Racing Partnerships Discussed in Owner Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Thoroughbred Owner Conference series held its third virtual session May 4, hosting a webinar that provided insights on being involved in racing partnerships and the benefits of fractional ownership. Read More...

Prized Possessions: Darby Dan Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
From the 1972 Epsom Derby trophy to Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup spoils - plus a World Series trophy - Darby Dan has plenty of prized possessions! John Phillips shows off the farm's trophy room in this latest instalment of the exclusive BH+ series. Read More...

Stamina Test Awaits Tapwater in Santa Barbara

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A miler throughout much of her career, LNJ Foxwoods' Tapwater aims to turn up the heat going a mile and a half on turf in the May 8 $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Connections Hope Risk Taking Bounces Back in Peter Pan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a race that typically produces a Belmont Stakes (G1) starter or two, grade 3 winner Risk Taking will start from the outside in an expected field of six 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) May 8 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Gufo Makes First Start at 4 in Man o’ War at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Attrition has taken its toll on the top 3-year-old male dirt horses in 2020 with both of the classic winners, Horse of the Year Authentic and Tiz the Law, currently enjoying their new life as a stallion. Read More...

Ward Saddles the Trio to Beat in Mamzelle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fresh off securing a seventh leading trainer title from the Keeneland Spring Meet, Ward enters a trio of speedy sophomore fillies, led by Stonestreet Stables' Wink, in the May 8 Mamzelle Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Bradley, Trainer of Groupie Doll, to Retire

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Buff Bradley has done just about everything involving horses. He's bred them, raised them, trained them, and cared for them after their racing days. Now, he's ready for his latest chapter, one that leaves horse training behind. Read More...

Nominating Committee Unveils Diverse HISA Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority's nominating committee announced May 5 members of its board of directors and standing committees. Read More...

Metz Contests CHRB Bisphosphonate Complaint

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The CHRB and legal counsel for trainer Jeff Metz are in discussions after the trainer had a horse test positive for tiludronic acid (Tildren), a bisphosphonate, following a race at Santa Anita last fall, the trainer's attorney, Darrell Vienna, said.  Read More...

Brown Aims to Return to Preakness With Crowded Trade

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Four years after securing his first victory in a Triple Crown race in the Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Chad Brown is aiming Crowded Trade for Pimlico Race Course's signature event May 15. Read More...

Youth Spirit Showcases Derby Potential in Chester Vase

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Andrew Balding looks set to go to the Cazoo Derby (G1) next month with a chance of success, 50 years on from his father Ian's famous victory with Mill Reef, after Youth Spirit passed his Epsom audition with flying colors in the Chester Vase (G3). Read More...

Dubai Fountain to Head Straight to Epsom Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dubai Fountain will head straight to Epsom for next month's Cazoo Oaks (G1) after announcing herself as a live contender for the classic with victory May 5 in the listed Cheshire Oaks for trainer Mark Johnston. Read More...

Jockey Saliva Test Pilot Seeks to Eliminate Drug Use

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Saliva testing jockeys for prohibited substances has been launched in Britain with the head of the Professional Jockeys Association Paul Struthers. Read More...

Jackpocket Named NYRA’s Official Mobile Lottery Partner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jackpocket, the first and only licensed third-party app lottery app in the United States and the New York Racing Association, Inc. announced today their partnership establishing Jackpocket as the official mobile lottery partner of NYRA. Read More...

NTRA Releases 2020 Legislative Annual Report

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) 2020 Legislative Action Campaign (LAC) Annual Report is now available on the association's website and can be downloaded. Read More...

American Pharoah, Pletcher, Fisher Join Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, and 13-time champion steeplechase trainer Jack Fisher comprise the National Museum of Racing's 2021 Hall of Fame class. Read More...

Hall of Fame Strengthens Pletcher’s Ties to Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fittingly, when Todd Pletcher received his greatest recognition May 5, it also centered around the Spa. He was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga in his first year of eligibility. Read More...

Hall of Famer American Pharoah Dazzled Baffert

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah joined "Big Red" in another highly exclusive club with the May 5 announcement that he has been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Mamone, Owner of Imperial Hint, Dies at 88

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Raymond Mamone, who bought his first racehorse in 1976 and then waited 42 years for his first graded stakes winner, passed away from COVID-19 complications on May 3 in his hometown of Somerville, N.J. He was 88. Read More...

Uncle Charming First Winner for Uncle Vinny

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mila Mullens and Blazing Meadows Farm's Uncle Charming provided Equistar Training and Breeding's Uncle Vinny with his first winner in gate-to-wire fashion May 4 at Belterra Park. Read More...

Wootton Bassett Colt Tops Osarus Breeze-Up Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While the Osarus Breeze-Up Sale returned to its traditional location at La Teste after a year inhabiting cyberspace, it was a change of venue that did the trick for the top lot, a €200,000 (US$240,919) colt consigned by Philip Prevost-Baratte.  Read More...

Castleton Lyons Sees Bright Future Ahead for Protonico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
"To now be standing a stallion with a Derby winner in his first crop from a limited book is huge," said Pat Hayes, Castleton Lyons' general manager. "Breeders will see Protonico in a new light." Read More...

Essential Quality, King Fury to Skip Preakness Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Brad Cox confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Godolphin's Essential Quality has been removed from consideration for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...