Blood-Horse

Son Wins ‘Lopez Battle’ at Golden Gate Fields

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Apprentice jockey David Lopez won the "Lopez Family Riding Battle" at Golden Gate Fields May 29, when he finished a clear second in the sixth race aboard The Alameda Kid. Read More...

Bolo Thrives in Return to Turf at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
After a detour for a trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Bolo was back where he's thrived in the past--on the Santa Anita Park turf. Read More...

New Bay, Karaktar Among 14 for French Derby

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Juddmonte's New Bay will look to go one better than his French Guineas runner-up finish in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) May 31 at Chantilly. Read More...

National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing. Read More...

Wonder Again Next Step for Unbeaten Lady Eli

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) winner Lady Eli will headline the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles May 31 on the inner turf at Belmont Park. Read More...

Virginia Defining Horsemen’s Group Criteria

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
With legislation in place calling for the Virginia Racing Commission to recognize one official horsemen's group on the Thoroughbred side, the regulatory body is busy shaping the criteria it will use to determine that group. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Fantasy Game Returns for 2015

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Breeders' Cup launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game May 29 with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: "Win & You're In." Read More...

Materiality, Frosted Drill Toward Belmont

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Grade I winners Materiality (:47.78) and Frosted (:47.84) both worked a half-mile May 29 at Belmont Park in preparation of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

American Pharoah Schools, Back to Galloping

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner had a schooling session in the Churchill Downs starting gate and resumed galloping around the one-mile oval May 29. Read More...

Company Tied to NYRA Chair Named in Case

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
A company tied to Anthony Bonomo, the new chairman of the New York Racing Association, is named in an indictment against the former majority leader of the New York Senate. Read More...

Company Tied to NYRA Chair Part of Indictment

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
A company tied to John Bonomo, the new chairman of the New York Racing Association, is part of an indictment against the former majority leader of the New York Senate. Read More...

Amanpour Brings $1.5M on Final MM Select Day

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Recent group I winner Amanpour sold May 29 for $1.5 million (US$1,148,277), the highest price at the final select portion of the Magic Million National broodmare sale Read More...

Kentucky Downs, Encore Seek Suit Dismissal

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Attorneys for Kentucky Downs, some of its principals, and Encore Gaming have filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the AmTote totalizator company, stating that the claims are unfounded and undocumented. Read More...

Coalition Formed to Support Federal Drug Bill

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Several racing industry groups have launched a coalition in support of a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Lovely Maria

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Lovely Maria does have some of that old-fashioned classic stamina on her dam's side, as she's out of Thundercup, an unraced daughter of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Thunder Gulch. Read More...

Treve Terrific in Corrida Romp at Saint-Cloud

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Two-time Arc winner Treve made an eye-catching start to her 2015 season when unleashing her patented powerful finishing kick and drawing clear to win the Prix Corrida (Fr-II) May 29 at Saint-Cloud. Read More...

Grade I Producer Critics Acclaim Dies

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Critics Acclaim, the dam of grade I winner Rosalind, died May 24 after delivering a full brother at Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky. She was 20. Read More...

Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing. Read More...

Blood-Horse Unveils Multimedia Tablet Edition

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Blood-Horse magazine, a staple of the Thoroughbred racing industry since 1916, has unveiled a tablet edition that is available on both iPad and Android devices at no additional cost to subscribers. Read More...

Storm Cat Statue on Loan to Saratoga Park

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Overbrook Farm's statue of its leading sire Storm Cat is serving as a stand-in for a new feature being unveiled at a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., park. Read More...

Zenyatta in Foal to War Front Again

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The 2010 Horse of the Year is carrying her fourth foal after taking a full year off from breeding following her last pregnancy. Read More...

Carpe Diem, Madefromlucky Work in Company

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prospects May 29 at Belmont Park. Carpe Diem drilled a half-mile in a bullet :47.66 and Madefromlucky was clocked in :47.84. Read More...

Slideshow: Groupie Doll’s First Foal At Home

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Groupie Doll's first foal is home at Timber Town Stable in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More...

Violette: NY Exercise Riders Still Covered

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
The head of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a move to drop exercise riders from workers compensation insurance coverage from the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund will only be temporary. Read More...

Barretts’ First Del Mar Sale Sees Increase

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Worries about moving the Barretts sales from Fairplex Park to Del Mar turned out to unfounded, as the 2-year-old sale May 28 increased 38.5% in gross and 5.4% in average over 2014's edition in Pomona, Calif. Read More...

Old Friends Cabin Creek Welcomes Be Bullish

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the New York satellite of the Georgetown, Ky., Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, welcomed multiple stakes winner Be Bullish May 28. Read More...

MarketWatch: McPeek on Yearling Selection

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who purchased top horses Curlin and Take Charge Lady as yearlings, discusses the physical characteristics he looks for at the sales. Read More...

Miss Temple City on Schedule for Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Graham Motion said Hilltop Stakes winner Miss Temple City is on schedule to ship to England for the June 19 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. Read More...

Lopez Family Faces Off at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Three members of the Lopez family of jockeys will participate in the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields May 29, as father C. C. Lopez will ride against sons David and Erick in the mile claiming contest. Read More...

Woodbine Plans Events to Send Off Loiselle

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Track announcer Dan Loiselle will call his last race at Woodbine Racetrack on May 31 bringing a 29-year career as thoroughbred race caller to a close. Read More...

American Pharoah Jogs One Mile at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack May 28 for a clockwise jog once around the mile oval. Read More...

Stories From Cot Campbell: Jockey Speak

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cot Campbell extols the virtues of jockeys who possess a command of both language and diplomacy. Read More...

The Truth Or Else Joins Belmont Stakes Mix

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said the morning of May 28 that he will more than likely point The Truth Or Else towards the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Smooth Stride Could Lift American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The quality that American Pharoah brings to the table -- the quality trainer Bob Baffert believes could help him sweep the Triple Crown -- is the colt's smooth stride. Read More...

Groupie Doll’s First Foal’s Homecoming

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
On a beautiful sunny day in Central Kentucky, Cathy Sweezey and Mandy Pope drove to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and brought home Groupie Doll's first foal. Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://cs.bloodhorse Read More...

Secretariat’s Birthplace Named ‘Historic’

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service. Read More...

Grade I Winner Molly Morgan Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Dale Romans said May 28 that Bill Cubbedge's Molly Morgan has been retired from racing because of a hairline fracture in one of her sesamoids. Read More...

Response Tops Second Magic Millions Session

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Multiple group I winner Response topped the second day of the Magic Millions broodmare sale when she sold for $1.5 million (US$1,159,620) during the May 28 session of the auction in Queensland, Australia. Read More...

Commentary: Saving, Not Destroying the House

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Arthur Hancock III responds to accusations that supporters of a federal role in curbing medication use in racehorses are hurting the sport. These actions are necessary to save racing, he says. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Belmont Preview

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take an early look at the Belmont Stakes, including who has the best chance to upset American Pharoah. Read More...

Handicapping a Little Bit of Everything

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps four stakes races across the country, including the Californian Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Handicapping a Little Bit of Everything

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps four stakes races across the country, including the Californian Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Star-Studded Group Nominated for Los Al Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Even with its limited footprint on the Southern California circuit, with racing dates interspersed throughout the year in short meets, Los Alamitos Race Course has done well to attract top talent to its centerpiece races. Read More...

Star-Studded Group Nominated for Los Al Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Even with its limited footprint on the Southern California circuit, with racing dates interspersed throughout the year in short meets, Los Alamitos Race Course has done well to attract top talent to its centerpiece races. Read More...

Finley Files Suit Over New York THA Election

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley confirmed May 28 he is pursuing legal action in regard to the 2014 New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association election, in which he lost a bid for president by 14 votes. Read More...

Finley Files Suit Over New York THA Election

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley confirmed May 28 he is pursuing legal action in regard to the 2014 New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association election, in which he lost a bid for president by 14 votes. Read More...

Power Alert Seeks Riches at Evangeline Downs

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Power Alert will try to notch the most lucrative victory of his career for a second straight race when he starts in the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes May 30 at the Opelousas, La. track. Read More...

Power Alert Seeks Riches at Evangeline Downs

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Power Alert will try to notch the most lucrative victory of his career for a second straight race when he starts in the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes May 30 at the Opelousas, La. track. Read More...

Gulfstream, HBPA Hope to Bolster Summer Meets

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Average fields of just over eight horses per race might be enough for right now, but Gulfstream Park has the potential for fields larger than that during future summer meets, officials said. Read More...

Gulfstream, HBPA Hope to Bolster Summer Meets

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Average fields of just over eight horses per race might be enough for right now, but Gulfstream Park has the potential for fields larger than that during future summer meets, officials said. Read More...