Blood-Horse

Upstart, Frosted Drill in Florida for Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Triple Crown contenders Upstart and Frosted took to the track just after 8:00 a.m. ET April 25 at Palm Meadows to record their final pre-race breezes for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Simon Callaghan & Firing Line

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Trainer Simon Callaghan comments on Firing Line and his team's excitement on the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Criterion, Red Cadeaux Set for Rematch in HK

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Several hopefuls for the HK$20 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) were out at Sha Tin the morning of April 25, including a couple of top contenders in Red Cadeaux and Criterion, familiar rivals. Read More...

Emerald Downs Seeks New Track Announcer

Blood-Horse | 2 hours ago
Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. has begun a search for a new track announcer. Read More...

Equine Sales Breeze Show Postponed to Sunday

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
The April 25 breeze show for the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale has been postponed one day due to inclement weather in Opelousas, Louisiana. Read More...

Baffert Weighing Bayern’s Derby Week Options

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
After a six-furlong workout in 1:10 4/5 at Santa Anita Park April 25, trainer Bob Baffert is mulling over Bayern's options for Kentucky Derby Week. Read More...

Dortmund Runs Easy in Final Derby Drill

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

‘Company’ No Issue for El Kabeir in Workout

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
On a brisk spring morning at Belmont Park April 25, El Kabeir put in his final breeze for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and it was unexpectedly eventful. Read More...

International Star Stays Home for Final Work

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star stayed at trainer Mike Maker's base at the Churchill Downs Training Center for his final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) workout April 25. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Trainer Weaver on Tencendur

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Trainer George Weaver analyzes April 25 workout by Kentucky Derby contender Tencendur. Read More...

Tencendur Beats the Rain in Morning Work

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
With heavy rain forecast for Louisville, Ky., April 25, trainer George Weaver opted to send Tencendur to the track early for his final workout before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Keen Ice Warms Up for Derby With Workout

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
With intermittent light rain falling at Churchill Downs, Donegal Racing's Keen Ice breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of April 25 in his final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) work. Read More...

Firing Line Stretches Legs in Derby Breeze

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The Simon Callaghan trainee breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:02 1/5 April 25 at Santa Anita Park, then galloped out to three-quarters of a mile in 1:15. He is set to ship to Churchill Downs early April 26. Read More...

NTRA Has Net Gain for Third Consecutive Year

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said its fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 produced net revenue of $190,340, the third consecutive year in which revenue outpaced expenses. Read More...

Birdatthewire Delivers Smooth Churchill Move

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
Forum Racing's Birdatthewire smoothly completed five furlongs 1:01 1/5 on the still-fast track as the two-time grade II winner prepares for a start in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Read More...

KY Derby: Jerry Crawford on Keen Ice, Puca

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
Donegal Racing founder talks about contenders for Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Woodford Reserve (gr. IT). Read More...

Carpe Diem Solid in Final Pre-Derby Work

Blood-Horse | 9 hours ago
Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Carpe Diem turned in the second of two maintenance works since that win when he cruised four furlongs in :48 3/5 under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez April 25 at Keeneland. Read More...

Jazdzewski Landed Young Far Right for $2,500

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
Jon Jazdzewski landed Far Right, then a short yearling, for $2,500 from the @Nossab LLC consignment, Darby Dan Farm agent, at the 2013 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Read More...

TimeformUS Ky Derby Prep Trip Notes Excerpt

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Which hidden terrible OR wonderful trips in the Derby prep races will lead to horses being overbet or underbet in the Derby? Read More...

Storm Washes Away Texas Mile at Lone Star

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The final eight races at Lone Star Park April 24 were cancelled, including the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III), because of inclement weather that led to unsafe track conditions. Read More...

Keeneland Spring Handle Figures Down

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Keeneland concluded its 15-day meet April 24 with overall on-track attendance ranking the fourth-highest in spring meet history, but pari-mutuel handle figures were off from last year's meet. Read More...

Record Average for OBS Spring Sale

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s four-day spring sale of 2-year-olds in training came to a rousing conclusion April 24 in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Ramseys Earn Record 15th Keeneland Title

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Horses owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey won 11 races at Keeneland's 15-day spring meet as they finished as leading owners at a Keeneland meet for a record 15th time when the spring meet concluded April 24. Read More...

Casner Still Committed to Salix-Free Racing

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Owner Bill Casner hasn't wavered since his 2011 decision to race his Thoroughbreds without the widely used diuretic furosemide, or Salix (Lasix). Read More...

Madefromlucky Officially Out of KY Derby

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
Todd Pletcher said April 24 that Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky officially had been removed from consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Prince Bishop, African Story Retired

Blood-Horse | 20 hours ago
African Story and Prince Bishop, respective winners of the last two Emirates Dubai World Cups (UAE-I), have both been retired, Godolphin announced. Read More...

Kitten’s Point Surges Late to Claim Bewitch

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Augustin Stables' Kitten's Point closed impressively to win the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 at Keeneland, after racing as much as 10 1/2 lengths off the early pace in the 1 1/2-mile race. Read More...

Federation Continues Push for Harmonization

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The Asian Racing Conference slated for January 2016 in Mumbai, India, will be a checkpoint to determine progress on key issues facing international racing, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said April 24. Read More...

Derby Notes: Three Scheduled to Work Saturday

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
With rain in Saturday's forecast, connections of Kentucky Derby hopefuls International Star, Tencendur, and Keen Ice will try to stick to the plan of working Saturday, April 25. Read More...

Shared Belief Recovering at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding is back at his home base of Golden Gate Fields and is expected to be sidelined 60 to 90 days according to Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...

Derby Jockey Walker Influenced Breeders

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
The Kentucky Derby was in its infancy when Baden-Baden carried 17-year-old William Walker to victory in the late 1870s, an era when horse racing was America's favorite pastime and jockeys were hailed as national heroes. Read More...

Stellar Wind Records Final SoCal Breeze

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Stellar Wind, prepping for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1, worked six furlongs April 24 in 1:12 4/5 at Santa Anita Park for trainer John Sadler. Read More...

Charity Handicapping Seminar Set for April 27

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Broadcaster Kenny Rice and trainer Todd Pletcher will attend the fund-raiser that benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Camp Horsin' Around. Read More...

Adelaide Joins Roster at Coolmore Australia

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Adelaide, a grade/group I winner in the U.S. and Australia, will begin his stallion career during the Southern Hemisphere season at Coolmore Australia. Read More...

Napravnik to Be Honored at Alibi Breakfast

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14. Read More...

Belmont Park Set for April 29 Opening

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Belmont Park opens its 59-day spring/summer meet April 29, the highlight of which is the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the final jewel in America's Triple Crown series. Read More...

Leading Tampa Trainer John Reading Dies at 99

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Reading, twice the leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs, worked for both George Steinbrenner and Stella Thayer, the racetrack's former co-owner and current owner. Read More...

BC Winner, Sire Success Express Dies at 30

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Success Express, winner of the 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and a breed-shaping sire, has died at Vinery Stud in Australia at the age of 30. Read More...

Blofeld Tops Lineup for William Walker Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that include two stakes wins, tops a field of six 3-year-olds for the first running of the $100,000 William Walker Stakes, April 25, opening night of Churchill Downs spring meet. Read More...

Horsemen Praise Keeneland’s New Dirt Track

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The second-wettest April on record in Lexington gave Keeneland's new dirt track a stiff test. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Glencoe

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In America, Glencoe was the leading sire eight times between 1847 and 1858. His best runners included the champions Peytona, Charmer, and Reel, all great fillies, winning at upward of four-mile heats. Read More...

Social Inclusion Set for Season Debut

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rontos Racing Stable's Social Inclusion, third in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his highly anticipated 4-year-old debut April 25 in the third race at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Record-Breaking SAf National Sale Concludes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
While the aggregate of the National yearling sale dropped slight from last year, there was an overall sense of satisfaction following the auction's conclusion the evening of April 24 in Germison, South Africa. Read More...

An Unexpected Busy Morning at the Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Images from Steve Haskin from Friday, April 24 at Churchill Downs, which featured a flurry of workouts. Read More...

Desormeaux Picks Up Derby Mount With Keen Ice

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Kent Desormeaux picked up his 18th career mount in the Kentucky Derby by presented Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24. He'll ride Keen Ice in the Run for the Roses. Read More...

Sarah Sis: Sibling With a Shot in the Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Joe Ragsdale has been an owner for less than three years and the Oklahoman finds himself heading to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) winner Sarah Sis, trained by Ingrid Mason. Read More...

Derby Hopeful Frammento Works at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Bravo April 24 at Keeneland. Clockers caught the Midshipman colt in fractions of :12 1/5, :24, :48 and out in 1:02 2/5. Read More...

Bolo Records Final Breeze for Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Bolo recorded his final timed workout in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24 at Santa Anita Park, breezing five furlongs in :59 3/5. Read More...

Pick the Correct Derby Order, Win $1 Million

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
DerbyGames and America's Best Racing announced the launch of the "Derby Million Dollar Challenge" in which contestants rank this year's Kentucky Derby horses in the correct order of finish to win a $1 million grand prize. Read More...

Derby Radio Coverage Begins April 28

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Horse Racing Radio Network, the exclusive radio home of the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the 2015 Triple Crown, will launch more than 20 hours of Kentucky Derby week programming April 28. Read More...