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F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

Blood-Horse | 38 mins ago
Ian Tapp reviews the days results, including details about the top sellers, and comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on the sale. Read More...

Trakus Coming to Some Australian Racecourses

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Trakus timing and tracking technology is set to be installed at selected racecourses in Victoria, Australia, Racing Victoria and the Victorian Coalition Government announced Oct. 21. Read More...

F-T October Running Ahead of 2013 Record Pace

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
At its second session, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale saw a $400,000 sale leader and gains that suggest the auction could surpass 2013's record numbers, but buybacks were still trending higher. Read More...

HRTV to Air Live Coverage of Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
HRTV will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley. Read More...

Raffetto Joins New England HPBA Effort

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in their efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track. Read More...

Raffetto Joins New England HBPA Effort

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in its efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track. Read More...

Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
At its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the KHRC approved race dates for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park. Read More...

Podcast: Bob Baffert and the Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses his Breeders' Cup hopefuls, including the speedy Bayern, with Ron Mitchell of The Blood-Horse. Bob expands on the meaning of the event for owners and also gives us an update on Hoppertunity. Read More...

CT Classic Could Move to Afternoon in 2015

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races officials are leaning toward scheduling the 2015 Charles Town Classic (gr. I) and its supporting program in the afternoon instead of the evening. Read More...

Foreign Policy to Stand at River Oaks Farms

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Foreign Policy, a son of Danzig out of grade I winner Strategic Maneuver, will stand in 2015 at Francisco and Lori Bravo's River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Okla. Read More...

Hollendorfer: Shared Belief Has ‘Great’ Work

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Champion Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on the synthetic Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields Oct. 21. Read More...

Live Chat – Thursday, October 23 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
After you've studied the pre-entries for the Breeders' Cup, join us with your questions and comments. Read More...

O’Neill and Racing’s Slow Regulatory Process

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Sanctions against Doug O'Neill for a June 2013 drug positive calling for the highest level of penalty would not be levied until earlier in October when an agreement between the NYSGC and the trainer was reached. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Gary Player’s Top 10

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Renowned golfer, owner/breeder shares his rules of life. Read More...

Trainer D’Amato’s Success Long Time in Coming

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Southern California trainer Phil D'Amato, who starts outsider Big John B in the Breeders' Cup Turf, is an overnight success story that was 16 years in the making. Read More...

Leagues Seek to Halt New Jersey Sports Bets

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Oct. 20 to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning Oct. 26. Read More...

Researchers Examine Fatal Lumbar Vertebral Fractures

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
When it comes to catastrophic injuries in racehorses, most people immediately think of severe limb fractures. But these athletes sometimes suffer life-threatening fractures beyond the limbs. Lumbar vertebral fractures, for instance, can occur in the lo... Read More...

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 1

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ian Tapp reviews the days results and catches up with Pope McLean Jr., director, business manager for Crestwood Farm and Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton vice president of sales. Read More...

F-T October Sale Gains Across Board at Opener

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Topped by a $370,000 Super Saver ridgling, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale rang up increases across the board, but the buyback rate also climbed. Read More...

KY Necropsy Program Disproves ‘Bad Step’ Myth

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission necropsy program is continuing to provide evidence that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions that lead to breakdowns. Read More...

Arqana Opens With Record Sales, Median Rise

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Median showed a sharp increase on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale, where a Dubawi colt sold for the highest price Oct. 20 at Deauville, France. Read More...

Sweet Reason Set for BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A strong Oct. 19 workout at Belmont Park by Sweet Reason has trainer Leah Gyarmati planning to send the Street Sense filly to this year's DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I). Read More...

Rockingham Park Selling Most of Stable Area

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The owners of Rockingham Park, which debuted as New England's first racetrack in 1906, are selling the majority of the stable area to a real estate developer. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild, RTCA Set Up Saez Family Fund

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Jockeys' Guild has partnered with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) to establish an account for funds for the family of apprentice jockey Juan Saez. Read More...

Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1. Read More...

U.S. Juvenile Turf Fillies Await Euro Attack

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
America looks to have a powerful contingent this year to turn back the Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT). Read More...

Bullet Move for Likely BC Juvenile Favorite

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah handily worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on Monday, Oct. 20 as the son of Pioneerof the Nile continues work toward the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Read More...

Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment. Read More...

Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Four out of every 100 horses colic each year, making it the most common equine emergency. While most cases do not require surgery, 7-10% of them do involve lesions that are only correctable through surgery. Read More...

Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up. Read More...

Maturing White Rose Blossoms in Dowager

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
White Rose emerged from a five-horse scramble in the final 50 yards to win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager by a nose over lukewarm favorite Caroline Thomas Oct. 19 at Keeneland. Read More...

Fresh Native Bombshell Wins Ontario Fashion

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Native Bombshell shook off the rust after a year's absence, coming from off the pace to get up by a neck over favored Disco Barbie in the $139,006 Ontario Fasion Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 19 at Woodbine. Read More...

Caspar Netscher Up in Time for Nearctic Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
British raider Caspar Netscher charged between rivals and drove down the center of the Woodbine stretch to win the $300,000 Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) Oct. 19. Read More...

Just The Judge Earns E. P. Taylor Verdict

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Favored Just The Judge, invading from Great Britain, appears headed for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after powering through the Woodbine stretch to prevail in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) Oct. 19. Read More...

Untapable Tops Worktab Sunday at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, who suddenly looms as a possible favorite in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the defection of Beholder, turned in a bullet five-furlong move at Santa Anita Oct. 19. Read More...

Hillstar Shoots to Canadian International Win

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
British invader Hillstar blasted to the lead approaching midstretch and held on firmly for victory under jockey Ryan Moore in the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (gr. IT) Oct. 19 on the Woodbine turf. Read More...

Two-Time Champion Beholder Out of BC Distaff

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said. Read More...

Shonan Pandora Wins Shuka Sho in Record Time

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shonan Pandora nabbed the final jewel of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies in record time, striking at 10-1 odds in the Shuka Sho (Jpn-I) Oct. 19 at Kyoto while denying Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) winner Nuovo Record. Read More...

Southern Honey Headed for Filly & Mare Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ashbrook Farm's Southern Honey, runner-up in the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) at Keeneland, will be pre-entered Monday, Oct. 20, in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) to be run at Santa Anita. Read More...

Undrafted Drills 5 Furlongs for Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Wes Welker's Undrafted worked five furlongs in :59 1/5, best of 27 at the distance, on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 19 as he prepares for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Charm Spirit to Stand at Tweenhills in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three-time group I winner Charm Spirit will stand at stud at Tweenhills Farm and Stud in 2015, it was announced Oct. 19. Read More...

Managing and Preventing Transport-Associated Fever

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
From trips across the state to flights around the world, today's horses are regular globetrotters. And while most horses arrive at their destinations happy and healthy, some will arrive with some unwelcome baggage: a fever and possibly even clinical disease. Read More...

Russell Road Nabs Third WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career. Read More...

Russell Road Grabs Third WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's popular 8-year-old gelding Russell Road, who hadn't won since May, turned the tables on heavy favorite Lucy's Bob Boy to win the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Oct. 18 for the third time in his career. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton The October Sale Preview

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, including comments from Mark Taylor and Boyd Browning about October yearlings. Read More...

Demonstrative Takes Far Hills’ Grand National

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Demonstrative took a big step toward the 2014 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding steeplechase horse when he easily captured the $250,000 Grand National Oct. 18 at Far Hills, N.J., for his third straight grade I win. Read More...

Lane’s End Acquires Interest in Tonalist

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lane's End Farm has purchased an interest in Robert S. Evans' two-time grade I-winning 3-year-old Tonalist. Read More...

Classic: How Weak Are the Older Horses?

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Let's face it, the older horse division that at one time looked like a sure thing to dominate the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has pretty much fallen apart. Could a horse like Zivo jump up and beat the 3-year-olds? Read More...