Blood-Horse

NY Alters Rules on Claims, Some Medications

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Claims can be voided for additional race-day blood and urine positives for banned substances under a new rule approved July 25 by New York racing regulators. Read More...

Long On Value Too Tough in Lucky Coin Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Wachtel Stables and George Kerr's Long On Value had won his only other start at 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf in 2013, and July 25 at Saratoga Race Course he made it two-for-two with a victory in the $100,000 Lucky Coin Stakes. Read More...

OK-Bred GI Winner Clever Trevor Dies at 31

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Millionaire Oklahoma gelding Clever Trevor, a grade I winner who ran at 16 different racetracks, died recently at the age of 31. Read More...

KY-Bred Colts Set for Rematch at Goodwood

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
A pair of Kentucky-bred colts will square off for the second time in their careers July 26 in the £200,000 Qatar Vintage Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-olds at the Goodwood Festival. Read More...

Historical Racing Argued Again in Court

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Attorneys for two sides in the convoluted court battle over historical race wagering in Kentucky were in court again July 25, arguing whether the type machines in use at Kentucky Downs are in compliance with state regulations. Read More...

Gift Box, Connect, Swipe Entered in Curlin

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Gift Box and Connect, strong winners of entry-level allowance races in their last starts for trainer Chad Brown, are among a field of eight 3-year-olds entered in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes July 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Songbird Fine After Sharp CCA Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Fox Hill Farm's Songbird had no issues the morning after her strong victory in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, where she will remain to prepare for the Aug. 20 Alabama Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Creator, Gun Runner Work in Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay's Creator completed his major preparations for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) with a half-mile breeze on the Oklahoma Training Track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Trio of Guineas Winners Face Off in Sussex

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Three Guineas winners top a superb field of 10 for the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes (Eng-I), the highlight of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, July 27. Read More...

Minding to Go for Sixth GI Win in Nassau

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Dual English classic winner Minding headlines 10 confirmations for the £600,000 Qatar Nassau Stakes (Eng-I), Europe's most valuable race for fillies and mares, July 30, the final day of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Read More...

Lane’s End Texas Closes, Stallions Relocate

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Lane's End Texas, one of the Lone Star State's leading Thoroughbred farms, has closed and the three stallions that stood there--Too Much Bling, Grasshopper, and Congaree--have been relocated to Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas. Read More...

Parx Cancels Given Excessive Heat Warning

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
An excessive heat warning from the National Weather Service led Parx Racing to cancel its July 25 live racing program. Read More...

Governor Malibu Probable for Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Jump Sucker Stable and Oak Bluff Stables' Governor Malibu, fourth in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) in his last start, is now under strong consideration for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Lady Jila Wins Arapahoe Stakes a Fourth Time

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Lady Jila, owned and bred by Mike Barro, on July 24 became the first Thoroughbred to win the same stakes at Arapahoe Park four times. Read More...

Hard Aces Too Tough in Cougar II

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hronis Racing's Hard Aces took control at the start and repelled a stern challenge from Quick Casablanca around the final turn to win the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) July 24 at Del Mar. Read More...

Nyquist Logs Final Work for Haskell

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist worked a mile in 1:39 2/5 at 1 p.m. PDT July 24 at Del Mar. Read More...

Songbird All Heart at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Songbird, as if she wanted to toy with onlookers and viewers across the nation to build the drama, took Carina Mia's best shot during the final turn in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), but was still able to win in her signature fashion. Read More...

Two Turf Records Fall at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Opal Eileen Paul's Coastal Sea and Nicholaos Panopoulos and Sotirios Sakatis' Heiko set records on the Laurel Park turf on a hot July 24. Read More...

Up With the Birds Back Winning at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, back in his home country, where he was named 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, snapped a 12-race winless streak with a 1 1/4-length score in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

Tin Type Gal Rallies to Take Boiling Springs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Graham Motion decided to scratch Tin Type Gal from the July 22 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) in favor of the July 24 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) and the move paid off when the Tapit filly won the Monmouth Park fixture. Read More...

Destin Remains On Track for Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Destin, who fell a nose short of winning the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I), remains on target for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Back to Los Al After San Diego Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Seemingly everyone that got within earshot of trainer Art Sherman wanted to express their appreciation for what they experienced the day before, when California Chrome and Dortmund did battle in the stretch during the San Diego Handicap (gr. II). Read More...

Lanerie Scores Unusual Double at Ellis Park

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Corey Lanerie scored an unusual double July 23 at Ellis Park, where he won publicity races aboard a camel and an ostrich. Read More...

Hit It Once More Gives Sire a Milestone

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
August Dawn Farm's Hit It Once More netted his first stakes victory in the $164,150 New York Derby July 23 at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack and gave his sire, Hard Spun, his 50th black-type winner. Read More...

Stonestreet: Rachel’s Valentina Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Stonestreet Stables' homebred filly Rachel's Valentina, who is out of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired, Stonestreet announced via Twitter July 24. Read More...

Beholder Brilliant in Del Mar Breeze

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three-time champion Beholder July 24 worked five furlongs in :59 1/5 at Del Mar and seemingly could not have done it easier. Read More...

California Diamond Shines in Paddock Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
California Chrome and California Diamond were the stars of the Barretts paddock sale July 23, held immediately after the races at Del Mar. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Edges Dortmund in Del Mar Battle

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Del Mar crowd roared as California Chrome put a head in front of Dortmund in the final turn of the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 23, but little did they know the battle they were in store for in the stretch. Read More...

Mokat Surges to San Clemente Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J K Racing Stable's triple stakes-placed Mokat put it all together for her first stakes win July 23 at Del Mar, bursting past rivals nearing the home turn and galloping away to win the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

Late Rally Lifts Dacita to Victory in Diana

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With a strong outside rally in the final furlong, Dacita (CHI) just edged Recepta at the wire to win the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Late Run Lifts Dacita to Victory in Diana

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With a strong outside rally in the final furlong, Dacita (CHI) just edged Recepta at the wire to win the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Exaggerator Questionable for Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The status of Exaggerator for the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 30 is up in the air, after the colt received a "C" grade for his workout July 23 from trainer Keith Desormeaux. Read More...

Apprentice Aparicio Rides First U.S. Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Arturo Aparicio, an 18-year-old apprentice from Panama, landed his first and second wins in the United States July 17 at Ellis Park. Read More...

Aparicio Rides First U.S. Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Arturo Aparicio, an 18-year-old apprentice from Panama, landed his first and second wins in the United States July 17 at Ellis Park. Read More...

Fair Eva First Stakes Winner for Frankel

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' unbeaten champion Frankel reached an important milestone as a freshman sire July 23 when his daughter Fair Eva won the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes (Eng-III) at Ascot, providing him with his first stakes winner. Read More...

Bitumen Rallies to Sanford Score

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Joseph Sutton's Bitumen ran the way a favorite should July 23 , closing with a powerful rally to take the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Rolls into Honorable Miss

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Entered off back to back graded stakes wins, grade II winner Paulassilverlining will try to extend that streak to three against a deep field of female sprinters in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (gr. II) July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Paulassilverlining Rolls to Honorable Miss

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Entered off back to back graded stakes wins, grade II winner Paulassilverlining will try to extend that streak to three against a deep field of female sprinters in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Stakes (gr. II) July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Highland Reel Leads Every Step in King George

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The six rivals facing Highland Reel in the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 23 at Ascot had no answer for his early speed, and the 4-year-old son of Galileo led every step to score a clear victory. Read More...

Beholder Work Moved After Del Mar Breakdowns

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Three breakdowns within a span of 10 minutes marred the early training session at Del Mar on a hazy morning July 23, forcing Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella to postpone a scheduled breeze for three-time champion Beholder. Read More...

Enola Gray Still Unbeaten After Del Mar Romp

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray continued her blitz through the Californa-bred ranks July 22 in the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar. Read More...

Enola Gray Still Perfect After Del Mar Run

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray continued her blitz through the Californa-bred ranks July 22 in the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes at Del Mar. Read More...

Blame Angel Wins a Day After Trainer’s Death

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
"Divine intervention in the nightcap," Ellis Park announcer Jimmy McNerney told the crowd after Blame Angel captured the eighth race July 22 by 2 3/4 lengths. Read More...

Ancient Secret Scores in Lake George

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Alpha Delta Stables' Ancient Secret took another step up in class and remained undefeated July 22 at Saratoga Race Course in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) Read More...

7-Year-Old Gelding Wins First Start at Ellis

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Seven-year-old gelding Ain't in No Hurry led most of the way in his first start ever to take Ellis Park's second race July 22 by three lengths in the field of $16,000 maiden claimers. Read More...

Sweet Loretta Powers to Schuylerville Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
St. Elias Stable's Sweet Loretta kicked off stakes action at Saratoga Race Course with an impressive victory in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies July 22, opening day at the upstate New York track. Read More...

Songbird Logs First Gallop at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Champion Songbird logged her first gallop over Saratoga Race Course's main track July 22. Read More...

Casse Stars Work Out at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Casse worked several of his stars July 22 at Saratoga Race Course, as Tepin and World Approval worked on the turf course, and Noble Bird went a sharp half-mile on the main track. Read More...

Alberta Downs Takes Unique Approach to Races

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The simple sentence posted at 10:50 a.m. July 17 on the Alberta Downs facebook page was not especially surprising to anyone following the twists and turns of the small track this summer: "There will be no racing today at Alberta Downs." Read More...

Queen’s Plate Top 3 Return in Prince of Wales

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The top three finishers in the Queen's Plate Stakes--Sir Dudley Digges, Amis Gizmo, and All On Red--are set to face off in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes July 26 at Fort Erie. Read More...