Blood-Horse

Favorites Dominate on Louisiana Legends Night

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
There were few surprises on Independence Day at Evangeline Downs as favorites won seven of the eight stakes on the Louisiana Legends Night card highlighted by Stormdriver's victory in the featured Classic. Read More...

Jockey Gonzalez Posts Career Victory 3,000

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Jockey Luis Antonio Gonzalez secured his 3,000th career victory Saturday, July 4 when he guided Tough as Steel to victory in the second race at Thistledown Racino. Read More...

Alliseeisgold Wires Cleveland Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Alliseeisgold led gate to wire to capture the $75,000 Daniel Stearns Cleveland Gold Cup for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds July 4 at ThistleDown. Read More...

Gimme Da Lute Holds On in Los Alamitos Derby

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
Trying two turns for the first time proved perilous for Fox Hill Farms' Kentuckian, as Gimme Da Lute stalked and held off oncoming Prospect Park by a nose to win the $350,000 Los Alamitos Derby July 4. Read More...

No Positives in June 2015 Economic Indicators

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
U.S. Thoroughbred racing's economic indicators for June 2015, released July 4 by Equibase Co., showed declines in the five key areas of wagering, purses, race days, races, and starts, compared with the same month in 2014. Read More...

U.S. Pari-Mutuel Handle Down Slightly in June

Blood-Horse | 17 hours ago
United States Thoroughbred racing's economic indicators for June 2015, released July 4 by Equibase Co., showed declines in pari-mutuel handle, purses, race days, races, and starts compared with the same month in 2014. Read More...

Private Zone All the Way in Belmont Sprint

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
Private Zone aced the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park, sprinting gate to wire in an easy 3 1/4-length triumph. Read More...

Silvano Offspring Dominate in Durban July

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
The progeny of 2001 Arlington Million (gr. I) winner Silvano dominated the finish of the 2015 Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I) July 4 at Greyville. Read More...

Lady Eli Sparkles in Belmont Oaks

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4, collecting the second grade I stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park. Read More...

Effinex Outlasts Tonalist at Wire in Suburban

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex went eye-to-eye with two-time grade I winner Tonalist in the stretch and won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) by a head bob July 4 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Coffee Clique Proves Best in James Penny

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Amerman Racing's grade I winner Coffee Clique relaxed just off the pace before motoring to the lead in the final sixteenth and winning $200,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 4 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Force the Pass Brilliant in Belmont Derby

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Richard Santulli's Force the Pass delivered a career-best performance July 4 in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, making a powerful rail-skimming move heading into the far turn. Read More...

Speightster Still Undefeated With Dwyer Win

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
WinStar Farm's homebred Speightster stayed unbeaten in style July 4, besting Longines Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Irish Jasper Draws Away in Victory Ride

Blood-Horse | 24 hours ago
Derek Ryan's Irish Jasper continued a three-race win streak and earned her second grade III in a row July 4, closing with a wide rally and drawing away in the $150,000 Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Front-Running Golden Horn Rolls in Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Golden Horn stayed undefeated July 4 when pulling away to a dominant front-running victory in the Coral Eclipse (Eng-I) at Sandown. Read More...

Trainer Desormeaux in New York State of Mind

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Keith Desormeaux will have bigger plans in mind when he saddles Texas Red in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park, as the conditioner plans to keep a string at Saratoga for the first time this summer. Read More...

‘Kathy’ Prevails in Perfect Sting Thriller

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
John Eaton and Steve Layman's Daring Kathy was all out in the stretch to hold off fast-finishing favorite Marbre Rose and prevail in a thrilling finish to the $100,000 Perfect Sting Stakes July 3 at Belmont Park Read More...

Injured Jockey Selman Undergoes Back Surgery

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Alyssa Selman is slowly recovering from back surgery after she was seriously injured in a racing accident June 27 at Assiniboia Downs in Canada. Read More...

Jockeys Fined for Whip Violations in SoCal

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Upon review, the Los Alamitos Race Course stewards determined there were violations under California's new whip rule July 2, the first day of racing featuring the new mandate. Read More...

Got Lucky Surges to Molly Pitcher Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings and Philip Steinberg's homebred Got Lucky turned the tables on rival Stiffed in emphatic fashion July 3, pouncing first and pulling away to win by 5 1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Molly Pitcher (gr. Read More...

Oaklawn Improvements Include New Barn

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Oaklawn Park has begun construction of a new barn that will replace one of the oldest barns at the Hot Springs, Ark. track. The structure will be ready for the 2016 racing season. Read More...

Force Upsets New York Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Force proved one to be reckoned with in the $150,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack July 3, upsetting at odds of 13-1 to give trainer Mark Casse his second win in the New York Derby. Read More...

Two Share Record Price at Arqana Summer Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A pair of 3-year-olds offered in close succession during day two of the Arqana summer sale July 2 each sold for the sale-topping price of €380,000 (US$ 421,560), a record price for the two-day auction. Read More...

Catalog Online for Barretts Select Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
There are 68 yearlings cataloged for the inaugural Barretts select yearling sale to be held Aug. 15 at Del Mar. Read More...

Filly First Winner for Here Comes Ben

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Grade I winner and New York stallion Here Comes Ben gained his first winner July 2 when Here Comes Gwen made the pace and won the third race at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Olympia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Olympia entered stud in 1951 at Danada Farm in Kentucky and proved a prolific sire, getting 40 stakes winners (12%) until his retirement in 1967. His progeny tended to have ample speed like himself. Read More...

Laurel Cancels Racing Due to Water Main Break

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Laurel Park was forced to cancel its opening-day summer meet program July 3 due to a water main break in Anne Arundel County affecting 40,000 homes and businesses. Read More...

‘Evolution of Racing’ Approaches in Lexington

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
When Keeneland shifts its simulcast operation to The Red Mile harness track July 15, it will mark a major change for Lexington. And a few months later more than 900 historical racing machines are expected to be operational. Read More...

Los Alamitos Enjoys Opening-Day Handle Spike

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The on-track handle of $541,636.30 was up over 2014 ($531,609.10) and the combined total handle was $5,392,680.04 compared to $4,580,023.87 one year ago. Read More...

New Whip Rule’s First Day No Problem in SoCal

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The transition to California's new whip rule appeared seamless on the first racing day under the mandate July 2 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Barbados Returns in Carry Back

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Barbados will waste no time getting back to business July 5, when he makes his first start off the layup in the $150,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Java’s War Seeks Elusive Win in Singspiel

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Charles Fipke's homebred grade I winner Java's War will look to return to winning form in the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-III) June 5, his first graded try since his 3-year-old season in 2013. Read More...

Divisidero, Bolo Square Off in Belmont Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Main Sequence Class of Loaded United Nations

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Champion Main Sequence takes on talented grade I-winning rivals such as Slumber, Twilight Eclipse, 2013 United Nations victor Big Blue Kitten, and Imagining when seeking to defend his title in the United Nations (gr. IT). Read More...

Race Day Heads Loaded Salvator Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Race Day, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) and Razorback Handicap (gr. III) in consecutive graded scores, is the 123-pound highweight for the $150,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

American Pharoah to Run in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat has told ESPN.com that the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 will be the Triple Crown winner's next race and first start after a historic 5 1/2-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

American Pharoah to Haskell

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Owner Ahmed Zayat has decided the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 will be the Triple Crown winner's first start after a historic 5 1/2-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

THS: Belmont Derby Invitational

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Belmont Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. Will the international contenders spoil the locals and how will Bolo perform? Read More...

Churchill Donates to Charities, University

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Organizations that worked with Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both grade I) have been presented $222,705 in checks. Read More...

Churchill Makes Donations to Charity Partners

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Charity partners that worked with Churchill Downs during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (both grade I) have been presented $222,705 in checks. Read More...

Virginia Aims to Move Graded Stakes to Laurel

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
While some details still need to be worked out, racing leaders in Virginia hope to offer the state's four graded stakes in Maryland at Laurel Park this year. Read More...

Highlander Features Battle of The Sexes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Katie's Eyes and Shrinking Violet will have a major impact on the Highlander Stakes at Woodbine as they face five male sprinters on the turf. Read More...

Whatsdachances Takes Aim at Dance Smartly

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A month after tangling in the Nassau Stakes (gr. IIT), five fillies will face a handful of new shooters in the Dance Smartly (Can-IIT) at Woodbine July 5. Read More...

Watsdachances Takes Aim at Dance Smartly

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A month after tangling in the Nassau Stakes (gr. IIT), five fillies will face a handful of new shooters in the Dance Smartly (Can-IIT) at Woodbine July 5. Read More...

Shaman Ghost Looks for Queen’s Plate Magic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Shaman Ghost will take his shot at the first Canadian classic of the season when he starts in the $1 million Queen's Plate Stakes July 5 at Woodbine. Read More...

KY Horse Park Transitioning to Black Fences

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Park announced July 2 it will soon be transitioning almost 30 miles of its white plank fencing to black fencing. Read More...

Golden Horn Tackles Older Horses at Sandown

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Investec Derby (Eng-I) winner Golden Horn will face only four challengers July 4 when the undefeated son of Cape Cross takes on older horses for the first time in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown racecourse. Read More...

Warriorscmoutoplay Rolls Into Azalea

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After taking seven tries to break her maiden, it's safe to say Warriorscmoutoplay has figured things out and now she'll try graded stakes competition in the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) July 5 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Fox Sports 1 to Broadcast United Nations S.

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will make a return visit to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. July 5, with a telecast highlighted by live coverage of the $500,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT). Read More...

Tattersalls Will Expand With Acquisition

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
British sales company Tattersalls Ltd. has agreed to purchase the bloodstock sales conducted by Brightwells, a diverse auction company founded in 1846. Read More...