Blood-Horse

Arrogate Impresses at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate had the look of something special June 24 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Magee Clinches Training Title at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With two days remaining in the Preakness (gr. I) meet at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Kieron Magee clinched his second consecutive Maryland training title when Mothernaturespell won the fourth race at the Baltimore racetrack June 24. Read More...

Far From Over Victorious in Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In his first start in more than 16 months, Black Rock Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables, and James Covello's Far From Over kept his undefeated record intact in a June 24 allowance race at Belmont Park. Read More...

Nominations Being Accepted for Top Simulcast

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
OnTrack Media and Entertainment will again sponsor the award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production to be presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference to be held this year in New Orleans. Read More...

BHA Working on Strategies After ‘Brexit’ Vote

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Following the June 23 referendum in which Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, stakeholders in the Thoroughbred industry are working to ensure its interests are represented as the nation enters a time of transition and uncertainty. Read More...

How a Sire Line Develops

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
There are two overriding theories of how breeders decide on a mating for racing, and possible future breeding success: Paper Pedigree Analysis and Physical Analysis. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 6/21/2016

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Stephen Foster Handicap, Wise Dan Stakes, Fleur de Lis Handicap, Summertime Oaks, Honeymoon Stakes, Poker Handicap, Pegasus Stakes, Matt Winn Stakes, Regret Stakes. Read More...

Too Early to Gauge ‘Brexit’ Effect on Sales

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Management of two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52%-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales. Read More...

EIA Positive Leads to Arapahoe Quarantine

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Arapahoe Park in Colorado said has enacted a quarantine in response to a positive test for equine infectious anemia discovered in a non-racing horse in the track's barn area. Read More...

Thistledown to Lower Pick 5, Pick 4 Takeout

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
JACK Thistledown Racino will lower its takeout rate on multi-race pools for the remainder of the season, starting June 25, which is $500,000 Ohio Derby day. Read More...

Eutrophia to Reduce Thoroughbred Holdings

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ohio breeder/owner Elisabeth “Betty” Alexander will disperse most of her Thoroughbred holdings at the Fasig-Tipton July selected sale of horses of racing age sale July 11. Read More...

Legends: Joe Hirsch, Racing Ambassador

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
He received numerous awards and accolades, and was dedicated to the future of the sport and mentoring upcoming journalists in the racing industry. Read More...

Del Mar Decreases Overnight Purses

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Del Mar will drop overnight purses for a second consecutive year, according to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club vice president of racing and industry relations, Tom Robbins. Read More...

Phantom Dollars Flood Track’s Double Pool

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A computer glitch linked to United Tote resulted in more than $100,000 in bogus wagers pouring into a daily double pool in late April at Plainridge Park, a Massachusetts Standardbred track. Read More...

Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Support Equine Research

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Two of Florida's premier Thoroughbred racing tracks, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park, have each donated $10,000 in support of the Ocala Initiative, a Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation project to advance equine medical research in Florida. Read More...

Weather Impacts Churchill June 23 Program

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Weather played havoc with Churchill Downs’ twilight card of June 23, with the first race delayed and then the final race cancelled after severe thunderstorms moved through the Louisville, Ky., area. Read More...

Seeking an Upset in the Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ohio Derby at Thistledown. Read More...

Action on Brockton Meet Delayed Again

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The possible return of live racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds has been pushed back on the calendar after the owners requested their petition for funding from the Race Horse Development Fund be pulled from the agenda for a public hearing June 23. Read More...

Swipe to Return in Belmont Allowance Race

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Big Chief Racing, James Justice, and Billy Shelton's Swipe, who underwent throat surgery after a sixth-place finish in the April 16 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III), is set to make his return in a June 26 allowance race at Belmont Park. Read More...

Nyquist to Work in Afternoon at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Champion Nyquist, unraced since his third in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will work five furlongs prior to the first race at Santa Anita Park June 25, according to trainer Doug O'Neill. Read More...

Trinniberg, Posse to Shuttle to Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Three stallions from Rockridge Stud near Hudson, NY., will ship to Uruguay for Southern Hemisphere breeding in 2016. Read More...

VA, MD State-Bred Stakes Top Pimlico Card

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Horses bred in Maryland and Virginia will be in the spotlight June 25 at Pimlico Race Course as part of a new venture between racing and breeding interests in the two states. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I), featuring Melatonin, Hoppertunity, Second Summer, Hard Aces, and Imperative. Sponsored by Equibase. Read More...

Umarov Receives Stay While Case is Decided

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd on June 23 granted sanctioned owner-trainer Otabek Umarov a stay in his 10-year suspension until an administrative hearing is conducted or until the court can rule on a temporary injunction motion. Read More...

Fast Start for Mission Impazible

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The 9-year-old son of Unbridled's Song sits atop the first-crop sire list and already has a stakes winner in Tremont Stakes victor Silver Mission. Read More...

Mohaymen Back to Work in New York

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Shadwell Stable's multiple grade II winner Mohaymen returned to the worktab June 23 with a three-furlong breeze at the Greentree Training Center adjacent to Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Page McKenney Recovering From Tendon Filling

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
There is no timetable for a return to the races for Adam and Jalin Stable's millionaire Page McKenney, but he continues to recover from filling in a tendon that led to his scratch from the May 20 Sagamore Spirit Pimlico Special (gr. III). Read More...

PA House Passes Gaming Expansion Bill

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Pennsylvania House June 22 passed legislation authorizing Internet casino gambling and more slot machines in the state but stopped short of approving tens of thousands of video gaming machines for bars, taverns, and private clubs. Read More...

PA House Passes Internet Gambling Amendment

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Pennsylvania House June 22 passed an amendment that adds Internet gambling to a bill that would permit more slot machines in the state but stopped short of approving video gaming machines for bars, taverns, and private clubs. Read More...

Humane Society Forms Horse Racing Council

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Humane Society of the United States, a member of a group that supports federal legislation that would grant USADA authority over equine medication policy and drug testing, has formed a horse racing council to promote animal welfare standards. Read More...

Sarah Sis Seeks Return to Winning Ways

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
She will also face multiple stakes winner You Bought Her, and several other stakes-winning or placed fillies and mares. Read More...

Vyjack Moves West to D’Amato

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Vyjack, previously trained on the East Coast by Bill Mott, logged a half-mile drill in :47 2/5 June 23 at Santa Anita Park, the fastest of 68 works at the distance in his first move for D'Amato. Read More...

Absent a Deal, Finger Lakes Future in Doubt

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Thoroughbred trainers, owners, and breeders are scrambling to determine the future of racing at Finger Lakes after lawmakers ended their 2016 session without resolving how racing will be able to compete in the face of a new commercial casino. Read More...

Fairplex, Santa Anita House Evacuated Horses

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Officials at Santa Anita Park and Fairplex have stepped up to stable horses evacuated from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains as fires rage on in the region. Read More...

Kobe’s Back, Lord Nelson Meet in Triple Bend

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Lord Nelson steps back into graded company and Kobe's Back hopes to rebound in the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Old Friends Elects New Board Members

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Read More...

Mo Tom 5-2 Favorite for Ohio Derby

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Grade III winner Mo Tom has several things in his favor for the June 25 Ohio Derby at Thistledown which is the reason he's the 5-2 favorite on the morning line. Read More...

Wavell Avenue Tries Bed o’ Roses Handicap

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Last year's TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Wavell Avenue will attempt to get untracked in 2016 when she faces an expected five other fillies and mares in the Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 25 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Melatonin, Hoppertunity Face Off in Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Online Poker Bill Clears California Committee

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Legislation that would divert up to $57 million a year to horse racing from Internet poker operations cleared the California Assembly Committee on Appropriations June 22. Read More...

Court Decision Soon on Umarov’s Stay Request

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd plans to issue a ruling in the next day or two on a request for a stay by suspended owner/trainer Otabek Umarov. Read More...

Group to Expand ‘Operation Gelding’ Program

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Representatives of the Unwanted Horse Coalition plan to expand the organization's Operation Gelding program, given results of a recent survey. Read More...

Ciaglia Elected, Four Re-Elected to TOC Board

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Thoroughbred Owners of California elected Joe Ciaglia and re-elected incumbents Nick Alexander, Ron Ellis, Billy Morey, and Samantha Siegel to its board of directors. Read More...

MA Fund Splits Altered to Favor Standardbreds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Thoroughbred horsemen in Massachusetts will now get a significantly smaller allocation of the state's multimillion dollar Race Horse Development Fund for purses and breeders' awards. Read More...

A Song Unfinished

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Eva Cassidy had the voice of an angel. Her jazz/blues rendition of "Over the Rainbow" brought people to tears. Read More...

Kentucky Regulator Announces Committees

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced June 21 the committee structure and members for the upcoming fiscal year, July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. Read More...

Harzand Looks Set for Classic Double Bid

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Seventeen horses have swept the Epsom Derby/Irish Derby double, and Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Harzand looks set for a bid to become the latest June 25 in the Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh. Read More...

WV Moves Ahead With Out-of-Competition Tests

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. Read More...

Jockey Ovie D. Scurlock, 97, Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Ovie Scurlock, who rode in three Kentucky Derbys and rode Coaltown for Calumet Farm and trainer Ben Jones, died earlier this month at 97. Read More...

TCA Sponsors Thoroughbred Makeover

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America June 21 jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium this fall. Read More...