Blood-Horse

Viva Lad Steps Up for Presque Isle Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Harry and Tom Meyerhoff's talented miler Viva Lad steps up to stakes company for the first time in the $200,000 Presque Isle Mile Stakes Sept. 7 at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Churchill Downs Opens 12-Day Meet Sept. 5

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Churchill Downs on Sept. 5 opens its second annual September meet, which runs 12 days every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Sept. 28. Read More...

New York-Breds Could Continue Strong Year

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
One year after London Bridge became the first New York-bred to win a race at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, horses bred in the Empire State are securing spots with an eye toward doing more damage at this year's event. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 9/2/2014

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Wise Dan, Australia, Saratoga, Del Mar, Parx Racing, Europe, Golden Gate Fields, and more! Read More...

Carpe Diem, OBS March Co-Topper, Wins Debut

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Carpe Diem, whose $1.6 million sale price was the co-highest at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. March sale of selected 2-year-old in training, led all the way to win his career debut Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Saratoga Attendance Spikes; Handle Declines

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The New York Racing Association reported attendance spiked during the 40-day summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, which also experienced a decline in wagering. Read More...

Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat during Exercise

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Tendon boots help protect horses’ front legs from injuries such as hoof strikes or collisions with jumps. Wraps protect this sensitive area during travel or flat work. But Austrian researchers have determined that boots and wraps have definite ef... Read More...

Miss Serendipity, Blanc Snatch Yellow Ribbon

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Miss Serendipity, reunited with a confident Brice Blanc, roared down the center of the Del Mar turf course to capture the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) Sept. 1. Read More...

Haskin: A Day in the Life of Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The dawn is breaking on a beautiful, cool Saratoga morning. This is the day everyone in Charlie LoPresti's barn has been waiting for. Read More...

Fall Meet at Los Alamitos Begins Sept. 5

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Live daytime racing comes back to Los Alamitos Race Course from Sept. 5-21 with an 11-day fall meeting in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fair. Read More...

Sharp Sensation Edges Ben’s Cat in ‘Monster

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sharp Sensation, a 16-1 outsider, denied iconic Maryland turf sprinter and favorite Ben's Cat a third win in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Del Mar Trainers to Hop in Bouncey Ball Race

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Dignity will take a back seat to charity at Del Mar Sept. 3, when several trainers are slated to line up for a race on children bouncey balls to benefit retired racehorses. Read More...

Munirah Arrives Late for Boiling Springs Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Racing in last to the far turn, maiden winner Munirah rallied to run down pacesetter Sumba Sunset to win the $105,000 Boiling Springs (gr. IIIT) in the final stride Sept. 1 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Ring Weekend at Home on Turf in Saranac Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Ring Weekend appears to have found a home on the grass after taking the $300,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Smooth Daddy in the final stakes of the 2014 season at Saratoga Race Course Sept 1. Read More...

Protonico Surges in Smarty Jones for Pletcher

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Todd Pletcher recorded his 1,000th career stakes winner when Protonico surged late under Joe Bravo to take the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) from Parx Racing on the Labor Day Pennsylvania card Sept. 1. Read More...

Cary Street Rides Rail to Greenwood Suprise

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cary Street, saving ground every step of the way under Miguel Mena, outlasted Ever Rider to spring a 28-1 surprise in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III) at 1 1/2 miles on the main track at Parx Racing Sept. 1. Read More...

Cary Street Rides Rail to Greenwood Surprise

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cary Street, saving ground every step of the way under Miguel Mena, outlasted Ever Rider to spring a 28-1 surprise in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III) at 1 1/2 miles on the main track at Parx Racing Sept. 1. Read More...

Belmont Fall Championship Meet Opens Sept. 5

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Belmont Park's fall championship meet is set to open Sept. 5 and run for 38 days through Oct. 26. Read More...

After the Wire: Bernard Baruch & Woodward S.

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Evan Hammonds recaps big races from Saratoga this weekend. Wise Dan, Itsmyluckyday, and Tom Durkin have big days at the Spa. Read More...

Competitive Edge Super Sharp in Hopeful Romp

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Competitive Edge lived up to his 3-5 odds with a no-doubt-about-it romp in the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds on closing day of the Saratoga Race Course summer meet Sept. 1. Read More...

Filly First Winner for Sire Elusive Warning

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
California sire Elusive Warning was represented by his first winner Aug. 31 at Golden Gate Fields when favored Swiss Cocoa won the sixth race in front-running fashion. Read More...

Breeder, Businessman Garvin Dies at Age 71

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
David Garvin, a Thoroughbred breeder and founder of the retail chain Camping World, died Aug. 30 in an accidental fall at his home on Ironwood Farm near Bowling Green, Ky. He was 71. Read More...

Longshots on Saratoga’s Closing Day

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) and Saranac Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Behavior

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. Behavior counts, whether you are looking to increase a young horse's tractability or to subtly improve his or her performance in front of prospective buyers. Read More...

Midnight Storm Shakes Up Del Mar Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Midnight Storm was able to parcel his speed effectively while on an easy lead in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and glided through the stretch in command to post a 17-1 surprise Aug. 31 over the turf. Read More...

Rake Farms, Butler Dominate Minnesota Card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hold for More was a convincing winner of the Northern Lights Futurity Stakes, one of two $75,000 races for juveniles on the Minnesota Festival of Champions program for state-breds Aug. 31 at Canterbury Park. Read More...

Jo Jo Warrior Helps Zayat Celebrate Birthday

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 52nd birthday in style Aug. 31 when even-money choice Jojo Warrior led them start to finish to take the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) from Del Mar. Read More...

Plesa Sweeps Juvenile Stakes at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
And the beat goes on for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. at Monmouth Park Aug. 31 as he captured the racetrack's top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Condo Commando ‘Splash-tastic’ in Spinaway

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Condo Commando took all of the drama out of track announcer Tom Durkin's final call when she romped to victory in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) over a sloppy track at rainy Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31. Read More...

Irish Mission Gets Job Done in Glens Falls

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
It wasn't the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) , but it was another stakes winner for owner Robert S. Evans and trainer Christophe Clement when Irish Mission ran down Viva Rafaela to take the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Wise Dan Passes Return Test in Flying Colors

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Though he has been with Wise Dan throughout a 30-race campaign that began in the winter of 2010, trainer Charlie LoPresti continues to be awed by his two-time Horse of the Year. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Unlikely to Return in Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After swapping grade I decisions this summer at Saratoga, it appears that a third match-up between Woodward Stakes winner Itsmyluckyday and runner-up Moreno will have to await the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic. Read More...

Tribute to Retiring Announcer Tom Durkin

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 tribute to retiring race announcer Tom Durkin. Read More...

Trainer Larry Ross Reaches 1,000 Wins

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Larry D. Ross sent out his 1,000th winner Aug. 30 when Just Like Uptown romped to a 6 3/4-length triumph in the fifth race at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Rider’s 7-Race Win Streak Ends at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Silvio Amador extended his winning streak to seven consecutive races at Golden Gate Fields Aug. 30 before his run was ended later on Saturday's card. Read More...

Forest Lake, Waha Wild Win Evangeline Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Forest Lake, at 32-1 odds, and 7-1 shot Waha Wild recorded upsets in a pair of juvenile stakes at Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Aug. 30, closing night of the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Opelousas, La. Read More...

Stonestreet Has Star in Making in Atreides

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Employing his long, fluid stride, undefeated Atreides took another step forward at Gulfstream Park Aug. 30, capturing the $75,000 Monarchos Stakes by a remarkable 17 3/4 lengths for his third consecutive dominant victory. Read More...

Study: Vets Disagree on Equine Neurologic Assessments

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Is that horse lame, or is he exhibiting neurologic signs such as ataxia (incoordination)? For some horse owners, answering this question can be difficult. Recent study results suggest, however, that owners aren't the only ones that find it challenging to evaluate a possibly ataxic horse: Researchers determined that equine health experts have difficult... Read More...

Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30. Read More...

Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante Win

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30. Read More...

Avanzare Prevails in Washington Park Thriller

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Avanzare spurted out to lead early and held off strong closing threats from Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to prevail in a rousing finish to the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Arlington. Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Outfights Moreno in Woodward

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30. Read More...

Best Pal Winner Skyway Returns for Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Skyway and Henry's Holiday, first and second in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) last time out, head the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) as the popular summer meet comes to a close Sept. 3. Read More...

Palace Dazzles in Speedy Forego Triumph

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Antonio Miuccio's Palace dazzled in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30, diving to the rail and drawing off to finish the seven-furlong test in 1:21.95. Read More...

Stonetastic Powers to Prioress Score

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Stonetastic turned an evenly matched race on paper into a runaway victory on the track, registering a powerful 8 1/2 length score in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) from Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30. Read More...

Velazquez Receives Mike Venezia Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Rockin Jojo First Winner for Street Magician

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Rockin Jojo steadily wore down the front-runner in a sustained drive and won the third race at Parx Racing Aug. 30 to become the first winner for his Maryland-based sire Street Magician. Read More...

Wise Dan Victorious in Bernard Baruch Return

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, making his first start since returning after May 16 colic surgery, held off 29-1 shot Optimizer to win the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga. Read More...

Little Journey Favored in Boiling Springs

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Little Journey, looking to rebound from a last-place finish in the Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT), heads the field in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT), the Labor Day feature event at Monmouth Park Sept. 1. Read More...

Dissident, I Do Win in Australia, New Zealand

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Group I racing in Australia and New Zealand got under way for the 2014/15 season Aug. 30, with Dissident taking the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield and I Do landing the Makfi Challenge at Hastings. Read More...