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Scat Daddy Colt Tops Sale at F-T Florida

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Judging by the final results of Fasig-Tipton's Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park March 4, the sales company's decision to return its select offering to South Florida was clearly a winning one. Read More...

Winning Prize to Defend Kilroe Mile Title

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
David Heerensperger and Jose Nelson's Winning Prize will look to defend his title in $400,000 Frank Kilroe Mile (gr. I) March 7 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Conquest Two Step One to Beat in San Carlos

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Coming off a powerful victory in the Jan. 31 Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, Conquest Two Step appears the one to beat in the $250,000 San Carlos Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at the Southern California oval. Read More...

Gulfstream ‘Cap Distance Fits Private Zone

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Good Friends' Stable's Private Zone, who closed last season with his third grade I stakes win in New York, is scheduled to make his 6-year-old debut Saturday, March 7, in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II). Read More...

Overnight Purses Increased at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 7 hours ago
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% increase in overnight purses, effective March 7, for the remainder of its 143rd Thoroughbred racing season that concludes March 29. Read More...

Sarah Sis Without Brandi for Honeybee Run

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The would-be spoiler will get a chance at victory sans 'Brandi' March 7, as her more accomplished rival will start against boys March 14. Sarah Sis heads a group of nine sophomore fillies in the $150,000 Honeybee. Read More...

Daredevil Back in Rescheduled Swale

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Daredevil will make his much-anticipated sophomore debut in $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park one week after the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds was postponed due to torrential rainstorms. Read More...

El Kabeir the Colt to Beat in Gotham

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir looms the one to beat in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack March 7. Read More...

Retired Trainer Lake Dies in Saratoga Springs

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Trainer Bob Lake, who began conditioning horses as a teen and continued training until retiring in 1999, died at age 82 Wednesday, March 4, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Shared Belief a Massive Favorite in ‘Big Cap

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The field for the $1 million, 1 1/4-mile Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 7 is full, but beyond headliner Shared Belief, the race lacks the potential star power that appeared to be possible when nominations came out. Read More...

BC Tickets Still Available After Day One Sale

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Ticket options for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland remained available after the first day of sales March 4, although most of the reserved seating available for both Oct. 30 and 31 sold out within hours. Read More...

On the Muscle, Dortmund Ready for San Felipe

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Last time out, the son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown ran to a brilliant victory in the Feb. 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II), fighting back on the inside after being passed by Firing Line to eke out the score. Read More...

Carpe Diem Faces Ocean Knight in Tampa Derby

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The decision by Stonestreet Stables to have undefeated Ocean Knight bypass the March 7 Gotham Stakes in favor of the Tampa Bay Derby sets up a showdown between that colt and Carpe Diem, owned by Stonestreet and WinStar Farms. Read More...

Penn Cancels March 4, Charles Town March 5.

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Racing for March 4 has been canceled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, while Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled racing for March 5. Read More...

Charles Town, Penn National Cancel Racing

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Racing for Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, has been canceled at Charles Town. Meanwhile, Penn National canceled their March 4 card. Read More...

Charles Town Cancels Thursday Night Card

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Racing for Thursday, March 5, has been canceled, but live racing for Wednesday, March 4, will proceed as planned. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Not Entered in Honeybee

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Oaklawn officials said Take Charge Brandi appears headed for a showdown against top 3-year-old males in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 14, as last year's champion 2-year-old filly will not race in the Honeybee (gr. III). Read More...

Handle on U.S. Races Down 3.66% in February

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
After an encouraging start in terms of pari-mutuel wagering in January, handle on U.S. races plummeted in February compared with the same month in 2014, a decline that dropped 2015's handle behind last year's pace Read More...

Changes Possible on Federal Tax Withholdings

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Two federal agencies have issued a notice that opens the door to the possible addition of pari-mutuel gambling winnings to updated reporting and withholding requirements being developed for bingo, keno, and slot machines. Read More...

Wise Dan Back Under Tack March 4, 2015

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Champion Wise Dan walks Charlie LoPresti's shedrow under Amy LoPresti on a rainy morning March 4. Read More...

Rock Diva Dances to Auckland Cup Victory

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Under a patient ride from jockey Mark Du Plessis, Raffles Racing's Rock Diva danced her way through the field to post a three-quarters of a length victory in the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Cup (NZ-I) March 4. Read More...

Slideshow: On the Way In Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Breeders hope imported stallions will improve stock. Read the full feature in the March 7, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine. Read More...

HOF Trainer Jerkens in Intensive Care in FL

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens remained in the intensive care unit March 3 at Aventura Hospital in South Florida, fighting a severe infection that set in last week. Read More...

American Pharoah Tops 162 Blue Grass Nominees

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Champion American Pharoah headlines a strong roster of 162 horses nominated to Keeneland's $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on Saturday, April 4. Read More...

Consignors Upbeat Ahead of F-T Florida Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Confidence abounds that this year's select offering of 2-year-olds in training for the March 4 sale at Gulfstream Park will be well received by buyers. Read More...

Horses to Watch at F-T Florida Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A look at some 2-year-olds consignors are high on heading into the March 4 sale at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Crimson Giant Chasing Unlikely Big ‘Cap Glory

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Hopeful trainer Charlie Stutts and owner Bryan Carney are looking to pull off the upset of all upsets with 1-for-66 Crimson Giant in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 7. Read More...

African Story Tries Super Saturday Challenge

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Six-time Dubai World Cup winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor will give African Story another spin on Meydan's new dirt main track March 7 on Super Saturday in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (UAE-I). Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 3/3/2015

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Australia, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita, Charles Town, Turfway, Oaklawn & More Read More...

No Grade for 2015 Herecomesthebride Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has decided not to reinstate the grade III status of the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes contested Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Slideshow: Sports Guys

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A companion to the article in the March 8, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse, 'Big Sports: World-class athletes drawn to horse ownership.' Read More...

Water Bucket Heater Caused Chanteclaire Fire

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A heater being used to prevent a bucket of water from freezing has been cited as the cause of a Feb. 25 fire that resulted in the deaths of six horses at Chanteclaire Farm near Midway, Ky. Read More...

Records Fall at Inglis Premier Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Records in gross, average, and median were realized on day three of the Inglis premier yearling sale March 3 in Melbourne, with trading led by a pair of fillies each sold for the day's top price. Read More...

Breeding Entities Pledge Support to TAA

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Twenty U.S. commercial breeding entities have signed on to support the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance by donating a portion of their stud fees to support Thoroughbred aftercare in 2015. Read More...

Mission Unchanged – by Eric Mitchell

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Editorial integrity remains 
an integral part of Blood-Horse. Read More...

Lenny’s Place: Spring Training Edition

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Lenny Shulman talks with Randy Gullatt of Twin Creeks Farm about Constitution, Mission Impazible, Graydar, Dubai, & business partner Steve Davison. Lenny also touches on TVG and the NTRA. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions Read More...

Fair Grounds Preps a Tale of Two Sexes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
For the past decade the most productive path to Oaks success has been through Louisiana but during that same 10-year stretch, not a single Derby winner has prepped in the Pelican State. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, March 6 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's races, including the San Felipe Stakes, the Gotham Stakes, and the Tampa Bay Derby. Read More...

KY House Passes BC Tax Break Legislation

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Legislation that would provide a pari-mutuel tax break during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland this fall passed the Kentucky House of Representatives by a vote of 80-11 March 2. Read More...

Gleeson Named to Grayson Research Position

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Garrett Gleeson, who has developed and executed major gift campaigns for a variety of charitable organizations, has been named director of development and major gifts for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Read More...

145 Cataloged for Tattersalls Breeze-Up Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tattersalls has cataloged 145 horses to its Craven breeze-up sale that will be conducted April 14-16 at the company's headquarters in Newmarket, England. Read More...

IFHA Releases List of Top 100 Group I Races

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Australia and the United States have the most races on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities annual list of the top 100 group or grade I stakes. The list was released March 3. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for March 3, 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Steve Haskin provides a lot of new details and analysis in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen! Read More...

Five-Year Suspension, $25,000 Fine for Chapa

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Texas Racing Commission has suspended jockey Roman Chapa five years and fined him $25,000 after stewards determined he carried an electrical shocking device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in a stakes. Read More...

Lopez Lets El Kabeir be

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The veteran reinsman has already developed a great rapport with the Florida-bred son of Scat Daddy, who is pointing for the March 7 Gotham (gr. II) and has become very special at this point in Lopez's career. Read More...

Lopez Lets El Kabeir be ‘The Boss’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The veteran reinsman has already developed a great rapport with the Florida-bred son of Scat Daddy, who is pointing for the March 7 Gotham (gr. II) and has become very special at this point in Lopez's career. Read More...

Two Share Fastest Furlong Time at F-T Show

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Colts by Uncle Mo and Kitten's Joy topped the work tab for the fastest eighth-mile breeze at the Fasig-Tipton Florida under-tack show March 2 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mountaineer Cancels; Parx Loses Most of Card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, which began its 2015 race meet the evening of March 1, has canceled its second program March 2 because of track conditions. Read More...

Average, Median Rise at Inglis Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 2015 Inglis premier yearling sale kept up its robust pace March 2, posting increases in average and median through two days of the four-day auction in Melbourne, Australia. Read More...

TOBA to Present Pedigree, Conformation Clinic

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has scheduled a pedigree and conformation clinic on March 11-12 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company in Ocala, Fla. Read More...