Blood-Horse

Awesome Baby Heads Speedy Field in La Brea

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
A two-time graded stakes winner earlier this year at Santa Anita Park, Awesome Baby will put her speed to the test when she returns to action in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day Dec. 26 at the Arcadia track. Read More...

Los Alamitos Concludes Successful Winter Meet

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Los Alamitos Race Course ended a successful first winter Thoroughbred meet Dec. 21, averaging $5,640,866 in daily total combined mutuel handle during the 12-day stand, and showing a sizable gain in wagering out of state. Read More...

Baffert Quartet Faces Shared Belief in Malibu

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Bob Baffert will take four shots at champion Shared Belief in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), the featured event as Santa Anita Park kicks off its 2014-15 winter/spring meet the day after Christmas. Read More...

Strong Field Set for Mathis Brothers Mile

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
After a rare loss last time out, California-bred Red Outlaw will try to get back to his winning ways in the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (gr. IIT) Dec. 26, opening day at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Divine Oath, North Slope Meet in McKnight

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out Divine Oath, a close-up third in the Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park, in the $100,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap (gr. IIIT) Dec. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Speechify Goes for Grade in Mr. Prospector

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Fresh off of a victory in last month's Kenny Noe Jr. Stakes, Speechify will be the one to beat in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 27 from Gulfstream Park. Read More...

13 for Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Stakes winners My Magician, Miss Bullistic, and Sara Rocks are among 13 entered for the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship for state-breds Dec. 26 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Clement Trio Looms Large in La Prevoyante

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Christophe Clement is enjoying the best year of his career since going out on his own in 1991 with almost $9 million in purse earnings, including a first victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Tonalist. Read More...

Danon Platina Captures Asahi Hai Futurity

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Danon Platina wrapped up Japan's champion 2-year-old male honors when capturing the Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (Jpn-I) by three lengths Dec. 21 at Hanshin. Read More...

Champion High Chaparral Euthanized at 15

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
High Chaparral, a two-time U.S. champion, dual European classic winner, and prominent sire, has died in his native Ireland at age 15. Read More...

Trainer James DiVito Collects 1,000th Win

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Veteran trainer James DiVito posted the 1,000th win of his career Dec. 20 when Jazzy Sun prevailed in the eighth race at Hawthorne Racecourse. Read More...

Gulfstream Builds Stalls for Displaced Horses

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Gulfstream Park is beginning a large and quick project to build stalls with the goal of resolving a potential "homeless horses" crisis in South Florida. Read More...

Dortmund Wins Dramatic Los Alamitos Futurity

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Odds-on choice Dortmund remained unbeaten by the narrowest of margins as he nosed out Firing Line and Mr. Z in a nail-biting finish to the first-ever $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 20. Read More...

Asmussen, Albarado Team for Four-Win Day

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jockey Robby Albarado and trainer Steve Asmussen teamed for a four-win day Dec. 20 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Leading Laurel Rider McCarthy Breaks Wrist

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Leading Laurel Park jockey Trevor McCarthy sustained a broken right wrist when he was unseated after his mount swerved to miss a fallen horse as both were galloping out after the second race Dec. 20. Read More...

Favored Act of War Captures Cape Guineas

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Brilliant 3-year-old Act of War justified his status as longtime favorite for the Grand Parade Cape Guineas (SAf-I) when scoring an authoritative win Dec. 20 at Kenilworth. Read More...

CHRB Eyes Scratching of Unreported Geldings

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well before the race in question. Read More...

Emerald Purses to Rise 20% for 2015 Season

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Average daily purses at Emerald Downs will see an increase of approximately 20% for the 2015 live racing season at the Auburn, Wash. track. Read More...

Emerald Downs Purses to Rise 20% in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Average daily purses at Emerald Downs will see an increase of approximately 20% for the 2015 live racing season at the Auburn, Wash. track. Read More...

OBS Winter Mixed Sale Catalog Now Online

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale, set for Jan. 28-29, is now available on the OBS website. Read More...

Bayern Turns in Bullet Move at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern, a leading contender for Horse of the Year and male 3-year-old honors for 2014, worked four furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track the morning of Dec. 19 in a bullet :46 1/5. Read More...

California Chrome Drills at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
California Chrome drilled a handy half mile in 49 seconds flat at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 19 as he prepares for his 2015 debut in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Penn Mile Tops 193-Day Penn National Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has received approval from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission to conduct 193 days of live racing in 2015. Read More...

Travis Stone Named Churchill Downs Announcer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Travis Stone, race caller at Monmouth Park in 2014, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs and will be the voice of the world-famous Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Bridlewood Owner Malone Purchases Ballylinch

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bridlewood Farm owner John Malone has completed a deal to purchase Ballylinch Stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland, from the Mahony family's Killeen Group Holdings. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Milwaukee Brew

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Milwaukee Brew's turf heritage has probably been an advantage in Canada, as the country's richest races are conducted on Polytrack and turf at Woodbine. Read More...

Old Friends to Receive Special Eclipse Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The nonprofit Thoroughbred retirement center Old Friends will be presented the Special Eclipse Award at ceremonies Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Read More...

Britain’s New Steroid Policy Change Delayed

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Full implementation of an enhanced zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of anabolic steroids in Great Britain has been delayed until March 2015, the British Horseracing Authority announced Dec. 19. Read More...

Casino Could Negatively Impact Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state officials take action to protect it from a new commercial casino. Read More...

Casino Would Negatively Impact Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The head of the horsemen's group at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack said the facility could be forced to close in the coming years unless state officials take action to protect it from a new commercial casino. Read More...

Musselman Drops Lawsuit Against Churchill

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ed Musselman's litigation against Churchill Downs Inc. involving backstretch access has come to an end after the Indian Charlie publisher and the track owner on Dec. 16 jointly agreed to a voluntary dismissal. Read More...

Slideshow: Top 10 Races of 2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow. Read More...

Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A firm warned by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to cease selling the equine ulcer product Gastrotec without that agency's approval has voluntarily recalled that product. Read More...

Disco Rico Euthanized After Laminitis Battle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
"He was a cool horse," said owner Joe DiRico. "They are all heartbroken at Keane Stud." Read More...

Horsemen, Suffolk Downs Continue Discussion

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Negotiations on a lease agreement between the management of Suffolk Downs and officials of the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain on track, contrary to a published report. Read More...

KEEP Changes Include Staff, Expenditures

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The departure of the executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project is apparently related to changes in staffing and expenditures as it refocuses its efforts away from trying to get legalized casino gambling. Read More...

Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Horse Deaths

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
California racing officials have identified a connection in the sudden death of six horses with trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in their systems, the state horse racing board was told Dec. 18. Read More...

Attorney: NYTHA Protest Plan Not Objective

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York attorney Karen Murphy says the NYTHA board should not be investigating itself regarding a protest about how a November election was conducted. Read More...

Dortmund Stands Out in Los Alamitos Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I). Read More...

Slideshow: 2014 Farewells

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Remembering the people and horses that left us in 2014. Read More...

RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The industry's Racing Medication and Testing Consortium plans to re-organize its own Scientific Advisory Committee but does not plan to merge with the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More...

Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of Merit

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit. Read More...

RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International board has selected five initial members of its new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee. Read More...

Date Announced for Second CBA Symposium

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Four horse industry veterans will share their experiences as part of the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's second annual educational symposium Feb. 3. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Los Alamitos Futurity

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak and special guest Ellis Starr of Equibase preview the Los Alamitos Futurity (gr. I) featuring Dortmund, Mr. Z, and Firing Line. Read More...

Heleringer Resigns as KEEP Executive Director

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Louisville equine attorney and author Bob Heleringer has resigned as executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, effective Dec. 17. Read More...

EquiLottery, AmTote in Strategic Relationship

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
EquiLottery and AmTote are announcing a newly formed strategic relationship that will make AmTote the preferred tote provider for EquiLottery moving forward. Read More...

EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Some equine diseases come and go with little impact on the horse industry as a whole. Others affect only local or state industries when they rear their ugly heads. But when a disease has the potential to shutter the global horse breeding industry, cont... Read More...

Barretts January Mixed Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The catalog for the Barretts 2015 January Mixed Sale, featuring 335 head to be auctioned Jan. 26, is now online and will be mailed later this week. Read More...

New Management for 2015 at Rillito Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 2015 racing season, which begins Feb. 7, brings changes to Rillito Park in Tucson, Ariz. Read More...