Blood-Horse

Semper Fortis Takes Ralis’ Spot in Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Reddam Racing's Semper Fortis will run in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 in the place of stablemate Ralis, trainer Doug O'Neill said Jan. 22. Read More...

OBS to Offer Experienced Racehorses, Yearlings, Mares

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Multiple stakes winner Lake Sebago tops the list of racehorses that will be offered when the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. conducts its annual winter mixed sale Jan. 25-26. Read More...

Keen Ice to Calumet Upon Retirement

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Keen Ice, the 2015 Travers Stakes (G1) victor and only horse to defeat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his record setting 3-year-old season, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm. Read More...

2016 Eclipse Awards

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Celebration of a year extraordinary winners of 2016 Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Gun Runner Likely Out of Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Barring significant changes in discussions between Gulfstream Park officials and the connections of Gun Runner, the Candy Ride colt will not make it to the South Florida racetrack for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Read More...

Tepin Gets Serious in Latest Work

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The morning after she was voted champion turf female for a second consecutive year, Tepin signaled that another reign may be in the making as she worked four furlongs in company with Tamit, covering the distance in a bullet :47 4/5. Read More...

Suddenbreakingnews Set to Return at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Suddenbreakingnews is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut in the seventh race Jan. 27 at Oaklawn Park, a fourth-level allowance/optional claimer for older horses going 1 1/16 miles. Read More...

Guest Suite, Farrell Point Toward Next Sophomore Stakes

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Newly turned 3-year-olds Guest Suite and Farrell came out of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) and the Silverbulletday Stakes, respectively, in good order. Read More...

Shaman Ghost Works Bullet in Pegasus Prep

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Stronach Stables' Shaman Ghost sped through a half-mile solo work in a bullet :47 3/5 at the Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 22 as he continues his preparations for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Read More...

Robby Albarado Rides 5,000th Winner

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Jockey Robby Albarado joined an elite group Jan. 22 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, where he earned his 5,000th victory. Read More...

Sherman Staying in the Moment With California Chrome

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Only a handful of hours after California Chrome was feted as the 2016 Horse of the Year, adding that trophy to his 2014 year-end honor, Art Sherman stood in the Gulfstream Park barn area Jan. 22 accepting waves of congratulatory wishes.  Read More...

Rain Washes Away Jan. 22 Racing at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
With as much as three inches of rain expected to hit Southern California Jan. 22, Santa Anita Park was forced to cancel its eight-race Sunday card. Read More...

California Chrome Again Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California Chrome’s second Horse of the Year honor for 2016--which was awarded to his connections Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park--uniquely situates the chestnut in the history of the game. Read More...

Champagne Room Earns Toast as Champion 2-Year-Old Filly

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In retrospect, the 33-1 odds on Champagne Room in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) look foolish. Read More...

Still in Tune, Songbird Earns Second Straight Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fox Hill Farms' unbeaten 2-year-old of 2015 carried through her sophomore campaign in much the same way, with seven consecutive victories, earning her the Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly. Read More...

Arrogate, Flintshire Power Juddmonte to Owner Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms enjoyed an excellent 2016 North American season, earning the boutique stable outstanding owner honors for the year. Read More...

California Chrome Named Champion Older Dirt Male

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California Chrome earned the Eclipse Award for older dirt male Jan. 21, but his connections hope the honor is just the appetizer for the main course of Horse of the Year. Read More...

Beholder Goes Out a Champion, Earns Fourth Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The only thing Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder had left to chase last year was her own legacy. Read More...

Castellano Scores Fourth Straight Eclipse as Top Jockey

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It’s getting to be a habit—a very pleasant one—for Javier Castellano, who collected his fourth consecutive Eclipse Award as North America’s outstanding jockey. Read More...

Ocasio Earns Outstanding Apprentice Jockey Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Luis Ocasio received the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice jockey, as he closed out 2016 with 110 trips to the winner’s circle and more than $2.8 million in earnings. Read More...

Strong Summer Lifts Flintshire to Turf Male Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Flintshire’s body of work made him the best grass horse in North America in 2016, and two runner-up finishes at the end of his three-race win streak did nothing to soil his reputation. Read More...

Second Straight Turf Female Championship for Tepin

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In a whirlwind tour that saw her win at five different tracks in three different countries, Tepin managed to maintain her superiority over one of the best divisions in racing in 2016. Read More...

Rawnaq Reigns as Champion Steeplechaser

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Three wins in four attempts, including a pair of NSA-1 wins, vaulted the then 9-year-old son of Azamour to the 2016 Eclipse Award as top steeplechaser. Read More...

WinStar Farm Earns First Outstanding Breeder Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
WinStar Farm’s efforts to expand the quality and scope of its stallion roster and broodmare band starting six years ago paid big dividends in 2016, with the operation’s first Eclipse Award as leading breeder. Read More...

Big-Race Drefong Named Champion Male Sprinter

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
With his Eclipse Award for male sprinter awarded Jan. 21, Drefong joins Lost in the Fog (2005), Trinniberg (2012), and Runhappy (2015) as the only 3-year-olds who earned the honor this century. Read More...

Versatile Finest City Named Champion Female Sprinter

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Finest City not only proved the best distaff sprinter of 2016, but acquitted herself around two turns on dirt and turf as well. Read More...

Farrell Opens Season With Silverbulletday Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Coffeepot Stables' homebred Farrell picked up a stakes win and 10 more Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) qualifying points with a 2 3/4 length win in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Turfway Barn Under Quarantine for EHV-1 Wild Strain

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has placed an order of quarantine on a barn on the Turfway Park backstretch after a horse from that barn was tested and determined to be positive to Equine Herpesvirus Type-1 'wild strain.' Read More...

Classic Empire Unanimous Champion 2-Year-Old Male

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Classic Empire, a rangy, good-looking son of Pioneerof the Nile, came to hand under the tutelage of Mark and Norm Casse, and then left the rest of the juvenile division in arrears as he claimed the Eclipse Award for 2016’s top 2-year-old male. Read More...

Arrogate Finishes Strong to be Champion 3-Year-Old Male

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kept out of competition for 10 weeks between the Travers and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Arrogate fought every step of the way and passed California Chrome late to win the Classic and cement his place as champion 3-year-old male of 2016. Read More...

Breakthrough Eclipse for Outstanding Trainer Brown

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Brown won a record 40 races during the Saratoga Race Course meet to end Todd Pletcher’s longstanding dominance at the Spa. Read More...

Finest City Dazzles in Santa Monica

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City showed no signs of rust in her first start since her Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) victory, the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Granny’s Kitten Gets Graded Score in E.R. Bradley

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey added another graded stakes winner to their list of homebreds by their stallion Kitten's Joy when Granny's Kitten wore down Western Reserve to score in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Stakes (G3T) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Page McKenney Does it Again at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Adam Staple and Jalin Stable's Page McKenney shrugged off a nearly nine-month layoff and won his sixth straight stakes at Laurel Park Jan. 21 in the $75,000 Native Dancer. Read More...

Gainesway’s Karakontie First Foal Arrives

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gainesway's three-time grade/group 1 winner Karakontie sired his first reported foal Jan. 19, a filly bred by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm and foaled at their Paris, Ky., property. Read More...

First Foal Arrives for Gainesway’s Karakontie

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Gainesway's three-time grade/group 1 winner Karakontie sired his first reported foal Jan. 19, a filly bred by Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm and foaled at their Paris, Ky., property. Read More...

Guest Suite Steps Up in Lecomte

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Guest Suite trained perfectly up to the Jan. 21 Lecomte Stakes (G3), then won it. Read More...

Hy Riverside Wins Sunshine Millions Classic by Nose

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After a three-horse charge down the stretch, Mar Racing Stable's Hy Riverside got a nose in front of Nauset Beach on the wire in the in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 21. Read More...

Arrogate Logs Final Pegasus Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Arrogate's final workout in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) further encouraged trainer Bob Baffert for his rematch with California Chrome. Read More...

For January Race, Pegasus Field Depth Impressive

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) features depth comparable to last year's Dubai World Cup (G1). Read More...

Classic Empire On Track for Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
After recording a five furlong work from the gate in 1:00.75 at Palm Meadows Training Center Jan. 21, trainer Mark Casse doesn't see any reason why Classic Empire shouldn't be on track for the Feb. 4 Holy Bull Stakes (G2). Read More...

Pegasus Workers Drill Across Florida

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Several contenders for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) coming up Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park worked Jan. 21 throughout South Florida, led by champion California Chrome in the final breeze of his career. Read More...

Chrome and Arrogate: Who to Root For?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With all this outpouring of love for California Chrome, where does that leave his nemesis, Arrogate? Read More...

Early Entry Surges in Sunshine Millions Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tommy Roberts Racing Stable's Early Entry won the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Jan. 21 Gulfstream Park off a 11-month layoff when he put a half-length over front-running Delta Bluesman at the wire. Read More...

Grade 3 Winner Chitu Sires First Foal

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bridlewood Farm's Chitu sired his first reported foal Jan. 6  when a chestnut colt was born at Hacienda De La Oca Farm near Ocala, Fla. The colt is out of the unraced Silver Train mare Hailee's Act. Read More...

One More Time: California Chrome Sizzles in Final Work

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
California Chrome's final move before he makes his final career start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 28 was par for the course, as he ripped through five furlongs in :58 4/5. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Louisiana Derby Season Begins

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week, we have the return of Eclipse Award finalist Finest City, Sunshine Millions races at Gulfstream Park, the first Fair Grounds Triple Crown prep, and more. Read More...

Lord Nelson Fighting Laminitis, to Miss Breeding Season

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson has developed laminitis, which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced Jan. 20. Read More...

Fair Grounds, Horsemen Rise to Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Entries for the five stakes races on Saturday's card that also were offered on last year's card total 48. That total of 48 is up five horses from the number of runners in last year's five stakes on Lecomte day. Read More...

NY Proposes Sweeping Equine Drug, Record Rules

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
New York racing regulators Jan. 20 released a set of proposed sweeping equine drug and recordkeeping rules that arose from the state's investigation into allegations made by PETA against trainer Steve Asmussen in 2013. Read More...