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TimeformUS Breeders’ Cup Preview: Distaff

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
TimeformUS Breeders' Cup Preview: Can Close Hatches revert to form in the Distaff? Read More...

For Joe Rocco Jr., It’s All About the Horse

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Jockey Joe Rocco Jr. has found that one drawback in being a jockey is that he doesn't spend as much time with the horses as he would like. Read More...

Top Decile Under Radar for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Top Decile didn't win the Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland in early October, but she raced well enough to capture second and earn a trip to California for the Nov. 1 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

BC 2014: Hardest Core and Jody Petty

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Jody Petty, exercise rider for 2014 Arlington Million winner Hardest Core, talks about the gelding's training regimen and journey to this year's Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Record Gross at Tattersalls Autumn Sale

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale concluded Oct. 30 with a record gross and strong increases in average and gross prices. Read More...

Asmussen Aims to Make Untapable Feel at Home

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Recalling the strides Untapable made -- and top races she delivered -- during an extended stay at Fair Grounds, trainer Steve Asmussen shipped the top 3-year-old filly early to Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Reigns Over Tempted Field

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Two-year-old fillies will attempt to get a mile and valuable black type in the grade III Tempted Stakes, with the field being led by grade II winner Paulassilverlining and stakes winner Harlan's Honor. Read More...

Arvizu, Others Recognized by Chaplaincy

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Jockey Rodolfo Arvizu, who assisted fellow rider Anne Von Rosen after a racing accident earlier this year at Turf Paradise, was presented with the 2014 White Horse Award by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America Oct. 30. Read More...

Leading Edge Heads Princess Elizabeth

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Chiefswood Stable's homebred Leading Edge, a daughter of Tapit out of a grade II winner, heads Woodbine's Princess Elizabeth Stakes Nov. 2. The $250,000 race is Canadian-foaled fillies at 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Santa Anita Confident in New Dirt Surface

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
As Santa Anita Park prepares to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1, track management is confident its new dirt surface will perform well and safely. Read More...

Sire Tapit Closing in on Record Season

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Leading North American sire Tapit has piled up impressive numbers this season and, as you might expect, his progeny figure prominently in the weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct 30, 2014

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Claire Novak provides updates on Shared Belief, Rich Tapestry, and Art Sherman's thoughts on the contenders for Horse of the Year. Read More...

Indiana Completes Drug Sample Testing Backlog

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 30 that the backlog of its drug testing samples is cleared and testing current at its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse race meet at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Northern Cal Trainers On Cup’s Center Stage

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
As unlikely as it seems, a couple of grizzled bantamweights from Northern California are playing the heavyweights as their respective 3-year-olds approach the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1. Read More...

Frat Brothers Team Up on Lawn Ranger

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The good old college days continue for Ken McPeek and Rusty Jones, whose Lawn Ranger goes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, and adds to their success with graded stakes winners such as My Baby Baby, War Dancer, and Pure Fun Read More...

Haskin Friday Longshot Plays

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Let's start by saying that this year's Breeders' Cup is one of the toughest to handicap in many years, with deep, wide-open fields, none of which, except perhaps one, have a clear-cut favorite that stands far above the others Read More...

Baffert Hopes Luck Turns with One Lucky Dane

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Dual champion Lookin At Lucky has two colts from his first crop in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and trainer Bob Baffert, who lost favorite American Pharoah from the race, hopes One Lucky Dane can fill the void. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup to Honor Top Jockey

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
The Breeders' Cup will again present the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with the Bill Shoemaker Award based on competition in the 13 races Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Aktabantay Knocked Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of his right rear leg caused by kicking his stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials. Read More...

Atktabantay Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of right rear caused by kicking stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials. Read More...

Aktabantay Out of BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Aktabantay has been scratched out of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) due to a stress fracture of right rear caused by kicking stall, according to Breeders' Cup officials. Read More...

Sprint Wins Come From Every Post Position

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
At only six furlongs, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) raises more questions regarding post positions than do many of the longer races. Yet historically Sprint wins have been scattered throughout the starting gate. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Breeders’ Cup Friday

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap several Breeders' Cup Friday races. They look at the Breeders' Cup Distaff, Mile, Juvenile Fillies, and Juvenile Fillies Turf. Return Saturday for the Breeders' Cup Classic! Read More...

Sherman, Others Honored by Turf Writers

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Art Sherman, who trains Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome, and others were honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association the evening of Oct. 29. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Friday Selections

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Breeders' Cup Friday races. Read More...

Identifying Profitable Yearlings In-Utero

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
More than 1,900 broodmares will be offered in-foal at this year's Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

TVG Offering Shared Belief Guaranteed Odds

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
TVG has announced it will offer a guaranteed 5-2 return on win bets on Shared Belief for wagers up to $20 made Friday, Oct. 31, through TVG's mobile platforms. Read More...

Eastern Fillies Top Good Field in Goldikova

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Eastern based Filimbi and Strathnaver, along with four-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner Pontchatrain, head a strong field of nine fillies and mares Nov. 2 in the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Pleasantly Perfect Sold to Stand in Turkey

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Pleasantly Perfect has been purchased by Turkish interests and will stand at the Turkish National Stud in 2015, Murat Sancal of Sancal Racing said Oct. 30. Read More...

BC 2014: Shared Belief at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Classic favorite Shared Belief, walking after visiting track at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

BC, NBC Extend Media Rights Deal 10 Years

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
NBC Sports Group is extending its media rights partnership with Breeders' Cup through 2025 with a 10-year extension, it was announced Oct. 30. Read More...

Smith Has Calming Influence on Tom’s Tribute

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
If you watch Mike Smith in the post parade of the upcoming Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, don't be surprised to see him slouched a bit in the saddle, his feet dropped out of the irons. Read More...

Miss Mischief Seeking to Make the Grade

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The daughter of Into Mischief is looking to extend a three-race winning streak and pick up her first graded stakes win. Read More...

Zenyatta: Champion Mother

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to 'Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta. Read More...

Leparoux Posts Career Win 2,000 at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Julien Leparoux rode In My Time to a one-length win in the ninth race Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Churchill Downs to secure his 2,000th career win. Read More...

By the Moon Settles In for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon shipped well from New York to California Oct. 28 and is getting some light exercise in advance of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1. Read More...

Hopes of Calderon, Peru with Valiant Emilia

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru. Read More...

Hopes of Calderon, Peru with Valiant Emelia

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Should Valiant Emilia register an upset victory in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), it not only would be a dream come true for owner-breeder Bernardo Calderon but could spark interest in Peru. Read More...

Tonalist Arrives; Has Easy Jog

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Tonalist, the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner, settled in at Santa Anita Park after Fed Ex flight teh night of Oct.28. Read More...

Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in Mare Case

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A Fayette (Lexington) Circuit Court jury failed Oct. 28 to reach a verdict in a lawsuit filed over the disputed purchase of the broodmare Love Me Only for $2.1 million in 2011. Read More...

Spring in the Air Seeks Milestone in Chilukki

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Spring in the Air, a grade I winner at 2 and a consistent player in graded stakes events in her two subsequent seasons of racing, will bid for millionaire status against nine rivals in Churchill Downs' Chilukki Stakes. Read More...

Juddmonte’s Emollient Thriving in California

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred daughter of Empire Maker is approaching the Filly & Mare Turf in top form. Read More...

Main Sequence Can Cap Big Season in BC Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Animal Kingdom, it turns out, played an important role in Main Sequence's success in the United States with trainer Graham Motion. Read More...

Filly Wind Fire Takes On Top Male Sprinters

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rich Tapestry from Hong Kong isn't the only foreign runner headed for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). Wind Fire, a 3-year-old filly from England, will also try to defeat the best U.S. speedsters at six furlongs on dirt. Read More...

Record Third Quarter Earnings for Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Churchill Downs Inc. reported Oct. 29 record adjusted earnings for the third quarter for the racetrack and casino owner. Third quarter adjusted earnings (EBITDA) reached $32.2 million, up 1% from last year's third quarter. Read More...

Nothhaft Living The Life With Improving Filly

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Filly Living The Life keeps forcing her connections to find new challenges for her, which puts a smile on the faces of owner Hank Nothhaft and trainer Gary Mandella. Read More...

Barretts Moves Sales to Del Mar Fairgrounds

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Barretts Sales, which has conducted Thoroughbred auctions at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., since its inception in 1990, announced its primary sales location will the Del Mar Fairgrounds, starting in 2015. Read More...

Sequel New York Releases 2015 Fees

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sequel Stallions New York near Hudson, N. Y., has released its 2015 stallion roster and fees, with Freud leading the list at $10,000, unchanged from 2014. Read More...

Haskin: High Noon for Bayern and Moreno

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In Bayern and Moreno, we have two dangerous weapons, which individually would be deadly for everyone else in the Breeders' Cup Classic field. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 4

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lenny Shulman takes his show to Santa Anita Park. This episode includes an interview with trainer Chad Brown as he prepares for the Breeders' Cup. Read More...