Blood-Horse

Barretts Select Yearling Sale Stays Even

Blood-Horse | 13 hours ago
Smiling Tiger filly tops Aug. 30 auction Read More...

Racing Returns to Suffolk Downs Sept. 3-4

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Suffolk Downs will host the third and final of three weekends of live racing Sept. 3-4 for its 2016 racing season. Read More...

Los Alamitos Schedules California Chrome Day

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The most famous resident of Los Alamitos will be honored on "California Chrome Day'' Sept. 10 at the track. Read More...

Brisnet Assigns Arrogate Its Top Speed Figure

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Arrogate won the $1.25-million Travers Stakes on Saturday, Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Hernandez, Broberg Repeat Evangeline Titles

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Evangeline Downs concluded its scheduled 84-day Thoroughbred season Aug. 27, with Colby Hernandez and Karl Broberg repeating as the meet's top jockey and trainer, respectively. Read More...

New York OKs Full Casino for Tioga Downs

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Tioga Downs, a Standardbred track west of Binghamton in the struggling Southern Tier region of New York, will be permitted to install slot machines and table games under a plan approved Aug. 30 by the New York State Gaming Commission. Read More...

Review: Spa Surface Not Factor in Fatalities

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The New York State Gaming Commission Aug. 30 reported that a preliminary review has found that surface conditions at Saratoga Race Course are not to blame for the 14 equine deaths during the track's current meet. Read More...

Remington Revisits Reporting of Horse Weights

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Remington Park in Oklahoma will offer more statistical data to horseplayers and fans when it brings back a program by which horses are weighed before each race and the information disseminated to the public. Read More...

Rich Tapestry’s Korea Sprint Start in Doubt

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Hong Kong-based Rich Tapestry, a U.S. grade I winner, disappointed in a gate trial at Sha Tin Aug. 30, putting in question his anticipated career finale in the $608,000 Keeneland Korea Sprint in South Korea. Read More...

Aftercare: The Challenges of Tracking Horses

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
The challenges of tracking retired racehorses were evident in the results of research discussed Aug. 30 during a New York State Gaming Commission aftercare summit in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Retired KY Veterinarian Layton Dies at 84

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Gordon E. Layton, prominent Central Kentucky equine veterinarian, Thoroughbred breeder, and co-owner of Loch Lea Farm, died Aug 28 at his home in Paris, Ky. He was 84. Read More...

Catching Up With Southern Phantom

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Visuals director Anne M. Eberhardt revisited Southern Equine's striking white-faced Bodemeister foal to track his progress. See how much he's grown at nearly three months old! Read More...

PA-Breds, Cathryn Sophia Head Parx Program

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Six stakes and total purses of $845,000 for 11 races will be offered Sept. 3 when Parx Racing returns from a more than three-week break with a program for mostly Pennsylvania-bred runners. Read More...

Keeneland to Handle VinMar Dispersal

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
VinMar Farm near Versailles, Ky., has decided to disperse, with horses to be sold at Keeneland’s September yearling sale and November breeding stock sale, which begins Nov. 8. St. George Sales will handle the dispersal. Read More...

BH 100: Rapping at Derby’s Door

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Precious few fillies have found success in the Run for the Roses Read More...

Former OBS President Chiota Dies at 70

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Tom Chiota, 70, who managed the daily operations of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. as its president for more than 30 years, died in the early morning of Aug. 29. Read More...

Old Friends Day at Belterra Gaming in Ohio

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Old Friends Day will take place at Belterra Park Gaming in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday, Sept. 5. Read More...

Too Much Bling Yearlings Top Texas Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The first yearling sale held in Texas since 2014 was conducted Aug. 29 at Lone Star Park, topped by a colt and a filly by the state’s leading sire Too Much Bling sold as part of the dispersal of Lane’s End Texas. Read More...

Made You Look Headlines With Anticipation

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher heads to the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course with a fresh horse in Made You Look, who is set for his first start since his maiden-breaking win June 19 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Tepin Fires Bullet on Oklahoma Training Track

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Unraced since her victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 14 at Royal Ascot, reigning champion turf female Tepin beezed on the turf course at Saratoga's Oklahoma training track Aug. 29, covering five furlongs in a bullet :58.44 in company. Read More...

Three Rules Hopes to Keep Win Streak Alive

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, who has been described as a Saratoga-type horse by trainer Jose Pinchin, will seek to remain undefeated in his fourth start when he stretches out another furlong in the $300,000 Florida Sire Affirmed Stakes. Read More...

Stryker Phd Star of Washington Cup Day

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd provided the exclamation point to a memorable Washington Cup day for trainers Larry and Sharon Ross Aug. 28 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Atta Boy Roy Gets First Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Washington-based stallion Atta Boy Roy joined the ranks of freshman sires with first black-type winners Aug. 28 when Risque's Legacy went gate to wire to capture the Washington Cup Two-Year-Old Filly Stakes on Washington Cup Day at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Drefong’s Win a Boost for Machmer Hall

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Though horses bred by Machmer Hall finished second in graded stakes over the weekend, it was Drefong's King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) victory that the farm's connections found most exciting. Read More...

Monmouth Gets Donation, Alters Shipper Policy

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Monmouth Park said it has received an anonymous contribution of $60,000 for its racehorse aftercare program, and thus will end a policy of charging $1,000 per horse that leaves the grounds to race at Suffolk Downs and then returns. Read More...

Infographic: All Time Leading Earners 2016

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
From Citation to California Chrome, read who has led in earnings over the decades. Read More...

Belvoir Bay Makes the Grade in Torrey Pines

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The scratch of odds-on morning-line favorite Enola Gray opened the door of opportunity in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 28 at Del Mar and Belvoir Bay shot right through it. Read More...

Cavorting to Distaff, Mohaymen Gets Time Off

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The morning after Cavorting added another impressive Saratoga Race Course victory to her résumé in the Aug. 27 Personal Ensign (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin lavished praise on the 4-year-old filly. Read More...

War Front Gets 50th Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Central Kentucky sire War Front, currently the leading sire of juveniles in England and Ireland, and second on the U.S. list, got his 50th black-type winner Aug. 31 when Intelligence Cross captured the Round Tower Stakes (Ire-III) at the Curragh. Read More...

Baffert Forever Linked to Unbridled’s Song

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It was 1996 and Bob Baffert, then a relatively unknown trainer, made his first impact on the classic scene when he brought Santa Anita Derby winner Cavonnier to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Arrogate’s Romp Enhances Half Sister’s Value

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The value of a Medaglia d'Oro filly consigned to the Keeneland September yearling sale increased after her half brother Arrogate romped to a Travers Stakes (gr. I) triumph in track-record time. Read More...

Brown Looks Ahead With Flintshire, Lady Eli

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The morning after he saddled 18 runners on the Travers Day card, trainer Chad Brown was already looking to the future for Flintshire, Lady Eli, and Sea Calisi. Read More...

‘Canadian Million’ Races Set for Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Six stakes to showcase Canadian-bred yearlings purchased at previous Canadian premier yearling sales are set for Aug. 31 at Woodbine on a night billed as the Canadian Million Sales Stakes. Read More...

Baffert Reflects on Arrogate’s Travers Romp

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
On the morning following Arrogate's record-smashing performance in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert had nothing but accolades for his new stable star. Read More...

Romero Rides First Winner at Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Apprentice jockey Ramon Romero had a lot to celebrate Aug. 27, when he guided Lisa's Cat Nap to an upset win in the second race of the night at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino to post his first victory. Read More...

NYRA Adds Late Pick 5 at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced today that beginning Friday, September 2, a second Pick 5 will be added to the wagering menu at Saratoga Race Course through the closing day of the meet, Monday, September 5. Read More...

Calvin Borel Returns to Riding at Ellis Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel resumed his racing career Aug. 27 at Ellis Park, with a third- and fourth-place finish in two mounts, after a five-month taste of retirement. Read More...

Masochistic Breezes to Pat O’Brien Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) didn't look like a top race with an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on the line Aug. 27 at Del Mar. Read More...

Strike Charmer Bests Lady Eli in Ballston Spa

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Lady Eli rebounds from life-threatening injury to finish second by a length in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (gr. IIT) to Strike Charmer. The winner, a Courtlandt Farm homebred by Smart Strike, wins in a stakes record time of 1:38.77. Read More...

Fair Grounds Donates to LA Flood Relief

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced today that in conjunction with First American Bankcard, Inc. a donation of $27,847 is being made to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana. Read More...

Arrogate Blazes to Travers Record

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Arrogate blew the 3-year-old division apart with the fastest Travers (gr. I) performance in history, and a new track record for 1 1/4 miles Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course. The Unbridled's Song colt blazed under the wire in a final time of 1:59.36.  Read More...

Flintshire Dominant Again in Sword Dancer

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' Flintshire got the most patient of rides from jockey Javier Castellano, shot through on the rail at the top of the stretch, and easily held off a late drive from Money Multiplier to dominate once again on U.S. soil. Read More...

A. P. Indian Gets Second Grade I in Forego

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A. P. Indian, a son of Indian Charlie, won his second consecutive grade I sprint in stakes record time in the Priority One Jets Forego Stakes at Saratoga. The final time was 1:20.99. The 6-year-old gelding is a Green Lantern Stables homebred.  Read More...

A. P. Indian Sets Stakes Record in Forego

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A. P. Indian, a son of Indian Charlie, won his second consecutive grade I sprint and did it in record time in the Priority One Jets Forego Stakes at Saratoga. The final time was 1:20.99. The 6-year-old gelding is a Green Lantern Stables homebred.  Read More...

Drefong Gallops Home to King’s Bishop Score

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Charles Chu's Drefong broke alertly from the outside in a field of 12, took the lead, and never faltered en route to victory in the $500,000 Ketel One King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Haveyougoneaway Surges to Ballerina Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Since moving to New York and to the barn of Thomas Morley, Haveyougoneaway has been a different mare and she took another step forward Aug. 27 with a hard-earned victory in the $500,000 Ballerina (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Cavorting on Top in Personal Ensign

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting came out on top in a cavalry charge down the stretch of the $750,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), the first of six grade I races on the Aug. 27 Travers Day card. The final time for the 1 1/8-mile race was 1:48.61. Read More...

Loto Canada, Rosses Head WA HOF 2016 Class

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Former star Washington-breds Loto Canada and Flamme along with trainers Larry and Sharon Ross, jockey Jack Leonard, and breeder Robert L. Edwards have been elected to the Washington Racing Hall of Fame as the class of 2016. Read More...

Nyquist Begins Work for Pennsylvania Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After noticing Reddam Racing's Nyquist was getting a little skinny at Del Mar, trainer Doug O'Neill decided to send the Uncle Mo colt north on Interstate 5 to train at the much more relaxed San Luis Rey Training Center. Read More...

‘Bart’ Wins Australia’s First GI of Season

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Black Heart Bart signaled the start of Australia's group I for the 2016-17 season in fine style when easily capturing the Memsie Stakes (Aus-I) Aug. 27 at Caulfield. Read More...