Blood-Horse

Durkin Nears Finish Line of Brilliant Career

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself Sunday, Aug. 31, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races. Read More...

Competitive Group Entered for Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ten 3-year-olds, some of which may have their sights on the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in three weeks, will battle in the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Barretts October Yearling Catalog Available

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The catalog for Barretts October Yearling Sale, featuring 259 yearlings to be sold Oct. 7, is now online and will be mailed soon. Read More...

Hollendorfer Duo Part of Even Yellow Ribbon

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, whose recent hot streak has lifted him to the top of the Del Mar standings, sends out a strong pair in Heat Du Jour and Parranda in the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

Stallion Oxbow to Stand at Calumet in 2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Oxbow, who last year became Calumet's eighth Preakness (gr. I) winner, will be relocated to the storied farm for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Micromanage Set for Another Distance Test

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After rolling to the easiest of victories in the 1 3/4-mile Birdstone Stakes, Micromanage will cut back to a mere 1 1/2 miles when the 4-year-old Medaglia d'Oro colt starts in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup Stakes. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third victory in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) when the race is run again Sept. 1 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Santa Anita Hosts Handicapping Event Oct. 4-5

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, will be offered during the second weekend of the upcoming autumn meet Oct. 4-5, the track announced. Read More...

Texas Racing Commission OKs Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Texas Racing Commission on Aug. 29 approved a plan to allow historical racing at horse and dog tracks statewide, despite pending legal action, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Seeks Third Turf Monster Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third victory in the $300,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) when the race is run again Sept. 1 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Officials Examining Horse Deaths at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York officials said Aug. 29 they are conducting a probe into the relatively high number of equine deaths during the New York Racing Association's Saratoga Race Course meet. Read More...

Knee Surgery to Sideline Kid Cruz for Year

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Grade III winner Kid Cruz, most recently fourth in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), is having surgery to remove a chip from his left knee and will miss the rest of the year, trainer Linda Rice said Aug. 29 from Saratoga. Read More...

California Chrome Progressing Toward PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dual classic winner California Chrome had his first five-furlong workout since returning to training at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 29, covering the distance handily in 1:01 flat with regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard. Read More...

Lemon Drop Kid: A Class Act

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks. Read More...

Saratoga Racing Secretary Gabriel Leaving

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dan Eidson has been named the New York Racing Association's interim racing secretary for the fall championship meet at Belmont Park, which begins Sept. 5. Read More...

Wallyanna Back for More in Saranac

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After acing his graded stakes debut Aug. 8 with a 23-1 upset of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, Wallyanna looks to continue his success Sept. 1 in the Saranac (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Gelfenstein Farm Blossoms in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The first runners broken and trained last year at Gelfenstein Farm have shipped to South Florida and are in training with Antonio Sano. Read More...

Kentucky to Tackle Drug Compounder Concerns

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In a 12-month period that has seen drug compounders linked to horse deaths at a training center and integrity issues at the track, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight. Read More...

Minnesota-Breds Featured at Canterbury

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A total of 98 horses have been entered for the 11 races that comprise the 21st Minnesota Festival of Champions Aug. 31 at the Shakopee, Minn., oval. Read More...

Nebraska Court to Decide on Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A ballot measure that would allow electronic betting on previously run horse races in Nebraska now rests with the state Supreme Court, which heard arguments Aug. 27 on an effort to kill it before it reaches voters. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: Woodward Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Woodward Stakes and Del Mar Debutante. Read More...

Indiana Proposes Emergency Cobalt Threshold

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
An analysis of more than 350 blood samples has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to recommend establishing a testing threshold level for cobalt and classifying the substance as Class A. Read More...

Will Wise Dan Triumph in the Bernard Baruch?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga. Read More...

OBS August Yearling Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale concluded its three-day run Aug. 28 with a second day of open session declines. Read More...

Deep Spinaway Cast for Durkin’s Final Call

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Saratoga's Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) brings together nine juvenile fillies with a chance; one will make history in Tom Durkin's last call for the New York Racing Association Aug. 31. Read More...

Deep Spinaway Cast for Durkin’s Final Call

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Saratoga's Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) brings together nine juvenile fillies with a chance; one will make history in Tom Durkin's last call for the New York Racing Association Aug. 31. Read More...

Deep Spinaway Cast for Durkin’s Final Call

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Saratoga's Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) brings together nine juvenile fillies with a chance; one will make history in Tom Durkin's last call for the New York Racing Association Aug. 31. Read More...

Torrey Pines: Jojo Warrior, Fashion Plate Vie

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jojo Warrior, who woke up when trying two turns for the first time in June, and dual grade I winner Fashion Plate head a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Torrey Pine Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 31 at Del Mar. Read More...

Torrey Pines: Jojo Warrior, Fashion Plate Vie

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jojo Warrior, who woke up when trying two turns for the first time in June, and dual grade I winner Fashion Plate head a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Torrey Pine Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 31 at Del Mar. Read More...

I Spent It, Competitve Edge Enter Hopeful

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
I Spent It tries to become the first 2-year-old since City Zip to sweep the Saratoga Special and Hopeful (gr. I) stakes if the son of Super Saver starts in the latter race Sept. 1, closing day at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

I Spent It, Competitve Edge Enter Hopeful

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
I Spent It tries to become the first 2-year-old since City Zip to sweep the Saratoga Special and Hopeful (gr. I) stakes if the son of Super Saver starts in the latter race Sept. 1, closing day at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Cat’s Claw Seeks Four in a Row in Glens Falls

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Cat's Claw has taken every step up the class ladder since her inauspicious beginning and has now scratched her way up to the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31. Read More...

Enterprising Chases Sweep in Del Mar Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Enterprising will attempt to become the fourth horse in Del Mar history to sweep the 3-year-old grass series for males when he tackles seven opponents in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Aug. 31. Read More...

That Handicapping Show – Woodward Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra discuss the return of Wise Dan in the Bernard Baruch Handicap and handicap the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga this week. Read More...

Bandbox Retired to Northview Stallion Station

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Grade III winner Bandbox has been retired from racing and the son of leading sire Tapit will enter his first season at stud in 2015 at Northview Stallion Station, in Chesapeake City, Md. Read More...

Pleasantly Perfect to Taylor Made Stallions

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Pleasantly Perfect, one of the few Breeders' Cup winners at stud to sire a Breeders' Cup winner, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions near Nicholasville, KY. Read More...

Riders Trujillo, Nakatani to Fight for PDJF

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In what is being billed as the "Battle Off The Saddle," jockeys Elvis Trujillo and Corey Nakatani are scheduled for a three-round boxing match Aug. 30 following the races at Del Mar. Read More...

Magic Bay First Winner for Sire Neko Bay

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Louisiana-based stallion Neko Bay picked up his first winner Thursday, Aug. 28 when Magic Bay drew off to a seven-length victory in a maiden-claiming race at Arlington Park. Read More...

Keeneland Dirt Racing Surface Reveal

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason and Dr. Mick Peterson, Executive Director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, explain the significance and innovation involved in the new dirt racing surface at Keeneland. Read More...

Startup Nation Impresses in With Anticipation

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
New York-bred Startup Nation rolled to an impressive victory Aug. 28 in the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, surviving and inquiry and claim of foul to earn his first graded stakes score. Read More...

Discreet Marq to be Offered at F-T November

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Christophe Clement will consign, as agent, grade I winner Discreet Marq at the Nov. 3 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale on behalf of her owners and breeders, Patricia and Frank Generazio. Read More...

Durkin to be Honored at Saratoga This Weekend

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The illustrious career of longtime track announcer Tom Durkin will be celebrated with two days in his honor at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the New York Racing Association announced. Read More...

LoPresti Not Thinking About Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ten-time grade I winner Wise Dan is set to race for the first time in nearly four months Aug. 30, but the last thing on trainer Charlie LoPresti's mind, he says, is a third straight Horse of the Year title. Read More...

Record Purses Set for Oaklawn Park in 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Oaklawn Jockey Club has announced it is projecting a record purse distribution of $23.5 million for its 2015 racing season, the seventh consecutive year of increased purses. Read More...

Changes Announced for Dec. 6 Claiming Crown

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Claiming Crown has dropped its trainer nomination program and has altered the lineup for the eight-race series to be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Boiling Springs Gets Second Chance

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Monmouth Park's Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies, slated for Aug. 30, will be re-drawn for the Jersey Shore track's Sept. 1 program. Read More...

Churchill Downs Inc. Names Carstanjen CEO

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The board of directors of Churchill Downs Inc. has named William Carstanjen the company's 12th chief executive officer, a position held by Robert L. Evans since August 2006. Read More...

Goldencents vs. Wise Dan Showdown Likely

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Goldencents, last year's Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner, is to make his next start Oct. 4 in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT), where he would likely face two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan. Read More...

Ohio Moves to Increase Losing Mount Fees

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Ohio State Racing Commission has approved a resolution authorizing an administrative rule that would increase losing mount fees for jockeys at the state's racetracks. Read More...

Back on Dirt at Keeneland; New Track Opens

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
On the morning of Aug. 28, Keeneland Race Course opened its new state-of-the-art dirt main track to training for the first time since the artificial Polytrack surface was replaced. Read More...