Blood-Horse

Adventist ‘Ready’ if Derby Spot Opens Up

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Treadway Racing Stable's Adventist, who remains in the 22nd spot on the Road to the Kentucky Derby points list, remains "ready for anything," trainer Leah Gyarmati said May 1. Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
About six hours after he left Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., May 1, California Chrome was back at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Suddenbreakingnews to Have New Look in Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Nearly a quarter of a century later, another Arkansas Derby runner-up is being equipped with a shadow roll in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Jaramillo Named to Ride Majesto in Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Majesto, the runner-up to champion Nyquist in the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I), will be ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, the all-time leading rider in Venezuela, in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Lady Shipman Easy Winner in Belmont Return

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman bounced back strongly from her trip to Dubai with an impressive victory in the License Fee Stakes May 1 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Victorious in Return at Laurel

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, who hadn't raced since late November on dirt, overcame a wide trip in a good grass allowance field May 1 at Laurel Park to win his 10-year-old debut. Read More...

Nyquist Another Big Score for Dennis O’Neill

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
When the auctioneer at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-olds in training sale at Gulfstream Park dropped the hammer on Hip 87 at $400,000, Dennis O'Neill was pleasantly surprised that he was the buyer of the colt named Nyquist. Read More...

Minding Leads Sweep in One Thousand Guineas

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's Minding led a top-three finish for the ownership team, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and the stallion Galileo in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies May 1 at Newmarket. Read More...

Nyquist Gets First Look at Churchill Downs

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Unbeaten champion Nyquist, the clear-cut early favorite for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), got his first tour of the main track at Churchill Downs May 1 after arriving from Keeneland April 30. Read More...

Kentucky Derby News Update for May 1

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Claire Novak comes to us from Churchill Downs for updates on Nyquist, Exaggerator, Brody's Cause, Gun Runner, Creator and more! Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Pletcher Assesses Derby Field

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher examines Nyquist and the Kentucky Derby field. Read More...

A Taylor Made Home for California Chrome

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Catch up with 2014 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome and learn about his new Kentucky home, Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., where he'll retire to stud at the end of his racing career. Read More...

Maurice, Chautauqua Victorious in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Japanese miler Maurice and Australian sprint star Chautauqua took top honors at Sha Tin Racecourse May 1 in a rare shutout for the local team in two group I events in Hong Kong. Read More...

Alert Bay Holds Tough in San Francisco Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Alert Bay shook off pacesetter G. G. Ryder in the stretch and dug in to repel good-closing graded winners Gabriel Charles and Bal a Bali to win the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) April 30 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Toews On Ice Glides to William Walker Win

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Toews On Ice took command at the head of the stretch and cruised home by two lengths over Entertainer to win the second running of the William Walker Stakes April 30 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Smokem Kitten Makes the Grade in Miami Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Fresh off a course-record performance last time out, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Smokem Kitten captured his first stakes victory April 30 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Uncle Lino Game in California Chrome Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Free from the likes of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runners Exaggerator, Danzing Candy, and Mor Spirit, Uncle Lino broke through for his first stakes win April 30 in the inaugural $150,000 California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Ward Sends Three Fillies in Kentucky Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Wesley Ward has entered three winning fillies against males in the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes Thursday, May 5 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Taylor Hopes for Warrendale Trifecta in Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Warrendale Sales consigned three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale: Exaggerator, Mo Tom, and Suddenbreakingnews. Read More...

A Derby Rookie’s First Churchill Morning

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
"I don't know if I'm still taking it in, it's still sinking in that we're here," Desormeaux said. "It is one of those subconscious goals that all trainers hope to achieve, but now that I'm here it's just a culmination of what we've put in." Read More...

Nyquist Ships to Churchill Day After Work

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer Doug O’Neill said Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Nyquist “looked good and sound” April 30, a day after his one-mile breeze at Keeneland in his final prep for the May 7 classic and his van trip to Churchill Downs. Read More...

Abashiri Sweeps South African Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Abashiri won the South African Derby (SAF-I) April 30 at Turffontein racecourse in Johannesburg to complete a sweep of nation's Triple Crown. Read More...

Cathryn Sophia Gets Early Morning Workout

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Trainer John Servis was trying to beat the rain that moved through Central Kentucky April 30. Read More...

Derby Battle: Tapit vs. Uncle Mo

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Both stallions will likely have three starters each in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), more than any other sires with Derby contenders this year. Read More...

Dettori Strikes With ‘Gold’ in 2000 Guineas

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Al Shaqab Racing’s Galileo Gold, a son of Paco Boy, cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) April 30 at Newmarket. Read More...

Familiar Four-Furlong Breeze for Weep No More

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Weep No More delivers consistency in her workouts, which is just fine with trainer Rusty Arnold. Read More...

Romans’ Derby Pair Breezes at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Although only one of his horses is currently among the 20 horses with sufficient points for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Dale Romans sent Brody’s Cause and Cherry Wine out for workouts the morning of April 30. Read More...

Exaggerator Works for Kentucky Derby Bid

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs clockers caught Exaggerator in splits of :12 4/5, :25 1/5, :37 4/5, and :50 2/5, out in 1:15 3/5 and 1:29 3/5. Read More...

Danzing Candy Logs Final Derby Breeze

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Danzing Candy on April 30 breezed through five furlongs in :59 4/5, with a gallop out to six furlongs in 1:13 2/5, in his final timed workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

KHRC, Churchill Outline Testing, Security

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs have outlined protocol for medication, drug testing, security, and safety during Kentucky Derby week, including out-of-competition testing and the monitoring of horses. Read More...

Arlington, Illinois THA Ink Two-Year Contract

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Arlington International Racecourse April 29 signed a two-year contract that ensures Arlington's race meet will begin as scheduled May 6. Read More...

Keeneland Ends With Handle, Attendance Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Keeneland concluded its spring meeting April 29 and reported gains in attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering. Read More...

First Winner for Empire Way

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Empire Way got his first winner April 29 when his son Dutt Bart, out of Applaud Dubai, by Essence of Dubai, won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Los Alamitos Race Course in his first start by 2 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Olorda Front-Running Winner of Bewitch

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
German-bred Olorda has found new life racing on the lead, as evidenced by a gate-to-wire win the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares April 29, closing day of the spring meet at Keeneland. Read More...

Le Havre colt a Guineas sale pinhook coup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A €12,000 colt brings six figures at Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-up sale. Read More...

Former Trainer Luby Dies at 71

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Former trainer and Santa Anita Park stall manager Donn Luby died in his sleep April 26 from complications of cancer at the Life Care Center in Bridgeton, Mo. He was 71. Read More...

Outwork, Destin Turn in Final Derby Breezes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Pletcher said he is in a good place with his contenders coming into the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Laoban Works Toward Preakness … or Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Eric Guillot was pleased with the morning performance by McCormick Racing and Southern Equine Stable's Laoban April 29 at Keeneland, as the grade III-placed Uncle Mo colt breezed six furlongs in 1:12 on a fast track under jockey Paco Lopez. Read More...

Team Pharoah to Receive Preakness Merit Award

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Maryland Jockey Club April 29 said it will honor Zayat Stables, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza—the connections of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah—with the Preakness Special Award of Merit May 19 at the Alibi Breakfast. Read More...

Red Sailed into the Sunset

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Examining the family of Red Sunset for a look at why Thoroughbred families die. Read More...

Nyquist Wraps up Serious Derby Preparations

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
While he took slightly different approaches with the two horses, trainer Doug O'Neill is as pleased with Nyquist going into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as he was with I'll Have Another, who won the 2012 edition of the Louisville classic. Read More...

Lady Shipman Returns to U.S. In License Fee

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
She appears to be coming into Sunday's race at Belmont in good order, and will face program choice Shrinking Violet and Zindaya. Read More...

Mohaymen Sitting on Go for Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Mohaymen was clocked in splits of :12 3/5, :23 4/5, :and 35 2/5, with a five-furlong gallop out in 1:00 4/5. Shagaf also worked for Shadwell and trainer Chad Brown. Read More...

Belmont Re-accredited By Safety Alliance

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Belmont Park has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The track kicks off its spring/summer meet April 29. Read More...

TCA Announces April Award of Merit Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The April winners are ReRun, Inc., Equine Encore Foundation, and the Foxie G Foundation. Each of the organizations is involved in Thoroughbred re-homing or retirement. Read More...

CDI Reports Productive First Quarter

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
In advance of what it anticipates will be another successful Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week, Churchill Downs Inc. April 28 reported net income of $2.8 million for the first quarter of 2016. Read More...

Preparations Continue for Oaks Hopefuls

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Several of the contenders had final works, while others walked or galloped. Read More...

Rodriguez to Ship Large String to Laurel

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York-based trainer Rudy Rodriguez plans to keep a large string of horses in Maryland this summer and visited Laurel Park the week of April 24 to check out his new surroundings. Read More...

Busy Work Tab at Churchill for Derby Horses

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With rain in the forecast for the weekend, many trainers of contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) opted to get in their final works Friday, April 29, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

3 Kentucky Derby Longshots to Consider

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes three Kentucky Derby longshots. Read More...