Blood-Horse

Cigar Mile As ‘Stallion Maker’

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
While the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) gets the most buzz from the 'best milers make the best sires' adage, the Cigar Mile (gr. I) coming up on Nov. 29 has also produced its fair share of top stallions. Read More...

Judge Rules Veitch Improperly Dismissed

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
A Circuit Court judge has ruled John Veitch, the former chief state steward for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky, was improperly dismissed from his position in November 2011 and has ordered him reinstated with back wages. Read More...

Preparing for Breeding Season

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Preparation for the breeding season always begins with an honest assessment of the mare -- not just her pedigree, conformation, and race record, but her status as an individual. Read More...

Daddy D T Tops Cecil B. DeMille Stakes

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
After finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31, Daddy D T appears the one to beat in Sunday's $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Del Mar Race Course. Read More...

Finnegans Wake Prevails in Hollywood Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Finnegans Wake recorded the biggest win of his career when he held off longshot Patrioticandproud to take the $251,250 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Race Course on Nov. 27. Read More...

Frivolous Posts Falls City Handicap Upset

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Frivolous stalked the early pace before taking over in the stretch and held off 9-10 favorite Don't Tell Sophia to win the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 27. Read More...

An Opportunity for Hoppertunity in the Clark

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Nathaniel Filly Tops Tattersalls Foal Session

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
A filly from the first crop of the stallion Nathaniel was sold for 300,000 guineas to top the second day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale as the Nov. 27 session produced gains in gross and average prices. Read More...

Salutos Amigos Rallies to Win Fall Highweight

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Carrying top weight of 133 pounds, favored Salutos Amigos rallied from off the pace to take the Fall Highweight Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths over longshot Mewannarose on the Thanksgiving Day card at Aqueduct Race Track. Read More...

Discreet Marq, La Tia Square Off in Matriarch

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Shippers Discreet Marq and La Tia have their eyes on the grade I prize as the likely favorites in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, the featured event on closing day of the Del Mar fall meet Nov. 30. Read More...

After Gallop, California Chrome Ready to Go

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Trainer Art Sherman eschewed his usual grandstand viewing spot for a ground-level one on the Del Mar turf course as California Chrome went through a gallop on the grass Thanksgiving morning just before 7 a.m. Read More...

Rainha De Bateria Heads Durante at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A field of 11 freshmen fillies have been signed up for the gr. III Durante over turf, and stakes experience is at a premium in the field, with Rainha De Bateria being the only added-money winner. Read More...

Euros Inside and Out After Japan Cup Draw

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The barrier draw did nothing to hurt the chances of the already strong home team for the Nov. 30 Japan Cup in association with Longines (Jpn-I) as the European runners drew gates 2 and 18. Read More...

Blueskiesnrainbows Among 7 for Native Diver

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Blueskiesnrainbows can score a repeat win in the $200,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29, but instead of Hollywood Park, he'll be trying to accomplish it at Del Mar. Read More...

Chrome to Go for the Green in Hollywood Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
All eyes will be on California Chrome as the popular dual classic winner makes his initial start on grass Nov. 29 at Del Mar in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Cary Street Leads 11 in Hawthorne Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A field of 11 will gather for the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday, Nov. 29, contesting the only graded stakes and only open stakes of Hawthorne Race Course's fall stand. Read More...

Unbeaten Dame Dorothy Can Cap Year in Comely

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
If Dame Dorothy can extended her unbeaten streak to five in the $400,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, she will take her place among the leading 3-year-old fillies of 2014. Read More...

Speedy Cassatt Dusts Rivals in Zia Park Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bouncing back from a ninth-place finish in last month's Raven Run Stakes (gr. II), eastern invader Cassatt led at every call while drawing off in the final furlong for an emphatic win in the $309,000 Zia Park Oaks Nov. 26. Read More...

Brooklynsway Takes on Males at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Already a two-time stakes winner on the Polytrack at Woodbine, filly Brooklynsway will try to pick up a third stakes score there Saturday, Nov. 29, when she faces males for the first time in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity. Read More...

Lord Nelson Could Rule Kentucky Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Peachtree Stable's Lord Nelson, an easy winner of a stakes race at Santa Anita Park in his previous start, will take aim at his first graded victory in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Sageburg Will Stand in Ireland in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Garryrichard Stud announced Nov. 26 it has acquired the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) winner Sageburg to stand his first season in Ireland in 2015. His stud fee has not been set yet. Read More...

Maryland Jockey Club Focus on Daily Product

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As the Maryland Jockey Club moves forward under new leadership, it will place an emphasis on improving the day-to-day racing product by lowering takeout to attract new bettors and improving regional cooperation. Read More...

Churchill Proposes Derby Bet on Winning Sire

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill officials will outline their ideas for the wager at the Dec. 2 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington. If approved in time, the wager could be offered in advance of the 2015 Derby. Read More...

First Winner for Hostile Takeover

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Ohio-based stallion Hostile Takeover was represented by his first winner when He's Taken won the fourth race Nov. 26 at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Read More...

Condo Commando Tries 2 Turns in Demoiselle

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rudy Rodriguez isn't sure why Condo Commando failed to fire in the Frizette Stakes (gr. I), but the trainer's hoping she'll rebound in the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29. Read More...

Increases on Day 1 of Tattersalls Foal Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Tattersalls December Foal Sale got off to a positive start Nov. 26 with across-the-board increases and a top price of 65,000 guineas for a colt by Bated Breath. Read More...

Golden Rod Holds Plenty of Opportunity

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A full field of 12 for the $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs looks wide open. The 1 1/16-mile race shares the card with the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for the boys. Read More...

Secret Circle, Itsmyluckyday in Cigar Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A solid field will line up Nov. 29 for the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, as grade I winners Secret Circle and Itsmyluckyday face off amongst a cast that includes Private Zone, Vyjack, and Bourbon Courage. Read More...

Romans Likes Added Distance for Remsen Pair

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Rather than start both in Saturday's Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II) going 1 1/16 miles in his backyard of Churchill Downs, Romans will ship the two to New York to run in the $400,000 Remsen over 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct. Read More...

Tampa Bay 2014-15 Meet Kicks Off Nov. 29

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tampa Bay Downs opens its 89th season Nov. 29 with the first of 89 racing days through May 3. The Oldsmar, Fla., track will have 10 races on its opening day card, including three over the turf. Read More...

Moshaagib to Enter Stud at Nicks Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Well-bred Moshaagib, a 5-year-old son of Dynaformer, has been purchased by William Nicks and will stand the 2015 season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, IN. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Clark Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra look at the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Friday. Read More...

Derby Winners Have Enjoyed Turf Success

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
California Chrome will try to become the latest Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victor to also find success on the turf, joining the likes of recent Derby winners who excelled on grass like Animal Kingdom, Big Brown, and Barbaro. Read More...

Upcoming Open Houses, Stallion Shows

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open houses and stallion shows for the 2015 breeding season. These open house days will be added to the list below as they are received. Read More...

Tom Chuckas to Resign as President of MJC

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Stronach Group announced that Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, has resigned his position with the company, effective Nov. 30. Read More...

Irish Jockey Suspended After Drug Positive

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
An Irish flat-racing jockey has been banned for six months after testing positive for traces of cocaine he says were contained in herbal tea that he bought to soothe a skin condition. Read More...

Hoppertunity, Constitution Head Clark

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Many count the two top 3-year-olds in the field of nine among those who could have made some noise before heading to the sidelines earlier this season. Read More...

TAA Accredits 19 Aftercare Organizations

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has awarded accreditation to 19 equine aftercare organizations, bringing the total number of accredited organizations to 42, with more than 120 facilities throughout North America. Read More...

American Pharoah Touted in Derby Future Wager

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In the first 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, set to open a three-day run of betting Nov. 28, two-time grade I winner American Pharoah is the top individual morning-line choice at odds of 12-1. Read More...

Penn National Postpones Big Wednesday Card

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The threat of a Thanksgiving Eve holiday snowstorm set to hit the mid-Atlantic region has forced the postponement of the Wednesday, Nov. 26 Holiday Racing Festival card at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Indiana Trainer Facing Three-Year Suspension

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission's executive director is recommending a three-year suspension of trainer Mike Norris for allegedly administering drugs on race day at least five times this spring at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Millennium Releases Stallion Roster, Fees

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Millennium Farms near Lexington has released fees for its 2015 stallion roster that includes newcomers Ice Box and I Want Revenge. Read More...

Voting Open for Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
For the third time, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is among six horses on the ballot for this year's Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 11/29/2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Delta Downs, Japan, Del Mar, Churchill, Woodbine, Gulfstream Park West & More! Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Going National

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Retired Racehorse Project to raise its stature by holding its marquee event in Kentucky. Read More...

Will Holiday Star Shine on Thanksgiving Day?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) and Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Haskin: Zayats Tested Like Few Owners Before

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity. Read More...

NEHBPA Files Application to Operate Suffolk

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association took one more important step toward the restoration of live racing at Suffolk Downs in 2015 by filing a supplemental application Nov. 24. Read More...

Lope de Vega Colt Leads Tattersalls Trading

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Lope de Vega colt from the family of English and Irish group I winner Rizeena topped the Tattersalls December yearling sale Nov. 24, bringing 325,000 guineas ($535,921 in United States funds). Read More...

Live Racing Blows In at Mahoning Valley

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course held its first-ever racing program Nov. 24 before a fairly large crowd on a wild weather day in northeastern Ohio. Read More...