Blood-Horse

Birdie Gold Earns Quick Return in Red Carpet

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Trainer Gary Mandella did not plan on running Teneri Farm homebred Birdie Gold so soon after her U.S. debut Nov. 4 in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T). Read More...

Tricky Escape Shows Her Mettle in Cardinal Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Jon Marshall's Tricky Escape proved most adept at getting a heated battle to go her way when she just got her nose down over Fair Point to take an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap. Read More...

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet Makes Noise in Frost King

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Be Vewy Vewy Quiet delivered on his pari-mutuel promise winning the $125,000 Frost King Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds by a head over Silent Sting on a rainy Nov. 18 at Woodbine. Read More...

Dream Tree Holds Off Midnight Bisou in Desi Arnaz

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Just more than three weeks after their debut race, when Dream Tree held off a closing Midnight Bisou by a desperate nose at Santa Anita Park, the stage was set again during the stretch run in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 18 at Del Mar. Read More...

Keeneland November Sale Concludes With Strong Results

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Fierce competition for quality horses among an exceptionally deep buying bench generated healthy results as Keeneland's November breeding stock sale concluded Nov. 18. Read More...

Limousine Liberal Sweeps to Bet on Sunshine Victory

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Katherine Ball's Limousine Liberal found himself in a familiar place Nov. 18 after taking the $80,000 Bet on Sunshine Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths: the winner's circle at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Money’soncharlotte Out to Stamp Season in Falls City

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Money'soncharlotte aims to put an exclamation point on what has been a career-year when she heads up the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs Nov. 23. Read More...

Fire Away on the Mark in Artie Schiller

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Phipps Stable's homebred Fire Away overtook Monster Bea in the stretch and outkicked his rival by a length to post his first win in more than a year when he captured the $150,000 Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Limousine Liberal Too Good in Bet on Sunshine

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Katherine Ball's Limousine Liberal found himself in a familiar place Nov. 18 after taking the $80,000 Bet on Sunshine Stakes by 4 1/4 lengths: the winner's circle at Churchill Downs. Read More...

New York Racing Association Releases 2018 Dates

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. has released its 2018 racing calendar, which calls for 229 days of live thoroughbred action at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Pre-Thanksgiving Lull

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week there’s only one graded stakes on the schedule, but there are still several horses of interest involved in other races. Read More...

Matt Dinerman New Track Announcer at Golden Gate Fields

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
There will be a new voice of racing by the San Francisco Bay Dec. 26, as Golden Gate Fields announced the hiring of Matt Dinerman as track announcer Nov. 17. Read More...

Graded Winner Ocean Knight Joins Get Away Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ocean Knight, a graded stakes-winning son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has joined the stallion band at Manny Andrade's Get Away Farm in Lowell, Fl. Read More...

TOBA November Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
On September 13, one outstanding yearling colt shone like a copper penny—his breeder Alina Muther's Copper Penny Stables, that is. The dark bay son of Orb – Tally Ho Dixie, by Dixieland Band brought $1 million.  Read More...

Tom Harris Named Track Announcer at Emerald Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Emerald Downs announced Nov. 17 that Tom Harris will be track's new full-time announcer. Read More...

Farrell Could Try Turf in Next Start

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell, the one-length winner of the Chilukki Stakes (G2), may try turf for the first time in the Nov. 24 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Wayne Catalano. Read More...

Royal Mo Set for Stud Career in 2018

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Royal Mo suffered a career-ending injury six days ahead of the Preakness Stakes (G1) this year, but after surgery at New Bolton Center and several months to recuperate, the son of Uncle Mo is now in a position to pursue a stallion career. Read More...

Conveyance Filly Tops Keeneland’s Penultimate Session

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Joel Zawitz paid $50,000 for a weanling filly by first-crop sire Conveyance from the family of champion Indian Blessing for the most expensive purchase during the 11th and penultimate session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 17. Read More...

The Player Signals His Readiness for Clark Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In his final serious work in advance of his expected start in the Nov. 24 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) at Churchill Downs, graded stakes winner The Player cruised through a five-furlong breeze easy as he pleased. Read More...

Grade 1 winner El Deal Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
El Deal, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course this July, has been retired from racing, owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced Nov. 17.   Read More...

Former President of FTBOA Stanley Ersoff Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Stanley Ersoff, a former president for the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (FTBOA), who bred and raced the grade 1 winner Charon, passed away earlier in the week. Ersoff was 81. Read More...

Texas Thoroughbred Association Sets 2018 Sale Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced its sales dates for 2018. Read More...

Newcomers: 2018 Stallion Showcase

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
New sires are on display across the bluegrass as breeding season approaches, and BloodHorse visuals director Anne M. Eberhardt paid a visit to many during the November breeding stock sales. Read More...

CHRB Conditionally Approves California Meet Proposals

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The CHRB conditionally approved racing meet applications for both Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields during its monthly meeting Nov. 16 at Del Mar, but the conditions are far from settled with opening day for both meets just around the corner. Read More...

Clay Whitham to Give Keynote at 2018 HBPA Convention

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Clay Whitham co-manages with his mother, Janis, the family's racing and breeding operation, Whitham Thoroughbreds. The Whithams keep about 10 broodmares and a similar amount of horses in training. Read More...

Protonico Moves to Darby Dan Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Protonico, a four-time graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

Camryn’s Gem Tops Keeneland November 10th Session

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse Nov. 16 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled's Song mare Camryn's Gem in foal to Wicked Strong. Read More...

Exaggerator to Shuttle to Chile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Exaggerator, a multi-millionaire son of Curlin who won three grade 1's including the 2016 Preakness Stakes, will shuttle to Haras Doña Icha in Chile in 2018, it was announced Nov. 16. Read More...

Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing. Read More...

Mile Championship: Japan’s Year-End Honors Up For Grabs

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line. Read More...

Mile Championship: Japan’s Year-End Honors Up For Grabs

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line. Read More...

Khozan Leads Journeyman Stud’s 2018 Roster

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Central Florida's Journeyman Stud released its 2018 stud fees Nov. 16, led by first-crop weanling sire Khozan, whose fee has been set at $5,000. Read More...

Year-End Honors Up For Grabs in Mile Championship

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line. Read More...

Clay Whitham Keynote Speaker at 2018 HBPA Convention

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Clay Whitham co-manages with his mother, Janis, the family's racing and breeding operation, Whitham Thoroughbreds. The Whithams keep about 10 broodmares and a similar amount of horses in training. Read More...

Stormy Liberal in for HK Sprint, Richard’s Boy Possible

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Immediately after standout races by three of their sprinters in the Breeders' Cup, Rockingham Ranch and trainer Peter Miller considered each for a run in the prestigious Hong Kong Sprint (G1) at Sha Tin Dec. 10. Read More...

Health Zone: Correcting Crooked Legs in Foals

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Many foals are born with some degree of angular limb deformity. Most common are knees too close together (carpal valgus), with fetlock joints wide apart. Next common is bowlegged at the knees (carpal varus), with fetlock joints too close together. Read More...

Look Back: Glorious Song Travels East and Triumphs

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A Look Back at Glorious Song, who won three straight grade 1 races in 1980, including the Top Flight Handicap. Read More...

TIP Youth Ambassadors Share Their OTTB Enthusiasm

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassadors are a special group of young off-track Thoroughbred supporters who want to share their passion for ex-racehorses with the equestrian world. Read More...

Tom Queally, Rider of Frankel, Moves Tack to California

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tom Queally, known best as the regular jockey of undefeated European champion Frankel, has relocated to Northern California, where he'll begin riding Nov. 16 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Horse Races Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Broken Vow Filly Tops Keeneland November Ninth Session

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Weanlings brought eight of the 10 highest prices of the Nov. 15 ninth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of a daughter of Broken Vow to Hidden Brook, agent, for $110,000. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Adds 73 to Midlantic December Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December mixed sale, to be held Dec. 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. Read More...

Dona Bruja Bids for More Churchill Success in Cardinal

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dona Bruja (ARG), winner of the Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course in June, will seek her second stakes triumph over that surface in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (G3T) Nov. 18. Read More...

Richardson to Receive KTO Horseman of the Year Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dr. J. David Richardson is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Read More...

Adena Springs Announces 2018 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Adena Springs' nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America. His 2018 fee will be $85,000, increased from $75,000 last year. Read More...

Calumet Farm Announces 2018 Stallion Roster

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keen Ice, Bal a Bali, War Correspondent, and Mr. Z have been added to the Calumet Stallion Roster for 2018, which announced it's fees for the upcoming season Nov. 15. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Dies at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Passes at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure passed away the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...