Blood-Horse

Complete Starts Information Added at Equibase Site

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Equibase Company announced Feb. 16 the expansion of racing statistics available on equibase.com with the addition of complete starts information for every jockey, trainer and owner.  Read More...

Japanese Runners Vie for Kentucky Derby Spot

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fifteen 3-year-olds, including one owned by Sheikh Mohammed, are set for the Hyacinth Stakes Feb. 19 at Tokyo Racecourse, which carries a qualifying opportunity to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Read More...

New Award to Honor Top Dubai World Cup Participants

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The inaugural winners of the new His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards, established by Sheikh Mohammed, will be honored March 23, two days before the 2017 renewal of the Dubai World Cup. Read More...

Pippin Trio Back in Bayakoa

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stonestreet Stables' Terra Promessa, winner of Oaklawn's Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes, figures to dictate the tempo again in the Feb. 18 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs. Read More...

Look Back: Broad Brush’s Wild Pennsylvania Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Broad Brush seemingly had put away the rest of the field with a big move in the last turn, opening up some five lengths heading for the quarter pole, but then the race changed dramatically. Read More...

Eskenformoney Makes Seasonal Debut in Royal Delta

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Having broken through at the end of 2016 to earn her first graded stakes victory, StarLadies Racing and Lisa Troutt's Eskenformoney will aim to duplicate that form when she makes her seasonal debut in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G2). Read More...

O’Neill Ships Ann Arbor Eddie for El Camino Real Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill and Reddam Racing will look to sweep the two winter derbies at Golden Gate Fields and repeat in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3) Feb. 18. Read More...

The Week in Photos 2/14/2017

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Arcadia, Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park Handicap, Lambholm South Endeavor, San Vicente, Santa Maria, Suwannee River, and more. Read More...

Stakes Could be Next for Sumaya U.S. Stables’ Ghalia

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Sumaya U.S. Stables' Ghalia stamped herself as a candidate for the April 1 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) with a gutsy performance in the featured ninth race Feb. 15 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

McLaughlin Aims for Repeat in Barbara Fritchie

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A year after shipping two of his distaffers to sweep the top spots in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is again going with strength in numbers as he sends out Takrees and Clothes Fall Off in this year's race. Read More...

Millionaire, Graded Stakes Winner Alsvid Retired

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Millionaire and multiple stakes winner Alsvid has been retired, trainer Chris Hartman said Feb. 14 Read More...

Evangeline Downs to Begin 84-Day Meet April 12

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Evangeline Downs' 2017 Thoroughbred racing season will begin on Wednesday, April 12 and continue through Saturday, September 2. Read More...

More Globetrotting Likely for Lady Aurelia in 2017

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Lady Aurelia turned in her second timed move of the year Feb. 15, covering three furlongs in :37.09 at Stonestreet Training Center as she readies for her sophomore debut, which will likely come during the Keeneland Spring meet. Read More...

Kentucky Reports Growth in Horse Exports for 2016

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The value of all horses exported by Kentucky rose 33.1% to $195.2 million. This number includes all breeds, but Thoroughbreds typically account for at least three-quarters of the number of horses shipped abroad. Read More...

Page McKenney Back for More at Laurel Park

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Page McKenney drew post 3 in the General George and shares a 122-pound highweight impost with Heaven's Runway and Stallwalkin' Dude. Read More...

New Year, New Horizons for Simeones

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
From selling the top-priced 2-year-old sold at public auction in North America to relocating to the mountains of Nevada, it has been quite a year for Thoroughbred breeders Sal and Colleen Simeone. Read More...

Florida Derby in Play for El Areeb

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables' impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes. Read More...

Iroquois, Cheltenham Renew Lucrative Bonus

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A lucrative bonus that helped bring some top steeplechase runners from Europe to North America for the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase in May 2016 has been renewed for 2017 and has a sponsor in place. Read More...

EquiLottery Reaches Agreement With Charles Town Races

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia that will allow its game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from its nearly year round racing calendar. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Spread Some Joy

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
We understand the reasoning behind the bundling of "big days." Tracks can charge a premium for their simulcast signal on those days while increasing handle: That's the main driver--but has the pendulum swung too far? Read More...

The Inspiration of American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A look at how American Pharoah inspired Jon Parkerson to turn his life around. Read More...

Champion Arrogate Returns to the Worktab

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
In his first workout since his sublime triumph in the Jan. 28 $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, Arrogate went about his business in his usual handy fashion, covering four furlongs solo in :48 3/5 Feb. 14. Read More...

Free Finnegans Wake Visit for Lucky Pulpit-Booked Mares

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Rockingham Ranch decided to honor the legacy of the late Lucky Pulpit by offering all broodmares on his book this year a free season to their own California stallion Finnegans Wake. Read More...

Appeals Court Upholds Decision Favoring Exacta Systems

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
An appeals court upheld a decision by a United States District Court that found no patent infringement by the historic racing company Exacta Systems. Read More...

Kentucky Fund to Award Nearly $11 Million to Breeders

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) announced Feb. 14 the release of the 2016 Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Funds (KBIF). Read More...

Multiple Group 1 winner Fame And Glory Dead at Age 11

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Multiple group 1 winner Fame And Glory (GB) passed away the morning of Feb. 13 after suffering a suspected heart attack while covering a mare, Coolmore Stud announced via social media. The son of Montjeu (IRE) was 11.  Read More...

Hong Kong Star Gun Pit Retired

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainer Caspar Fownes was pointing the bay gelding to the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1), a race in which Gun Pit finished second in 2016, with an eye on a Dubai World Cup (G1) return. Read More...

Southeast Regional: Next Step

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Tristan de Meric is making his own way in the Thoroughbred business Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – February 14, 2017

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Did McCraken's victory in the Sam F. Davis propel him to the number one spot? Are there any new faces among the dozen? Read More...

Lucky Pulpit, Sire of ‘Chrome’, Dies of a Heart Attack

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Lucky Pulpit, the sire of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, died Feb. 13 of an apparent heart attack while covering the first mare of the breeding season, according to Harris Farms, where he's stood his entire career. Read More...

Hampton Court’s First Northern Hemisphere Foal Born

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Hampton Court, the Australian record-breaking group 1-winning son of Redoute's Choice, sired his first reported Northern Hemisphere foal Feb. 2 when a filly was born at Spendthrift's Lexington-based farm. Read More...

Midnight Hawk to Stand in Jamaica

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Graded stakes-winning son of Midnight Lute going to Rising Sun Farm Read More...

Unified to Lane’s End Upon Retirement

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Son of Candy Ride won three of four starts in 2016, including two graded stakes Read More...

Albert the Great Settles Into Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Multiple graded stakes winner and sire Albert the Great has been retired from stud duties and is settling into Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky.  Read More...

Contest Asks Fans to Name Sagamore-Homebred

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sagamore Racing today announced its fifth annual Thoroughbred Naming Contest where fans will have the opportunity to name a two-year-old Sagamore-homebred colt by Street Boss out of Circleofinfluence. Read More...

Southwestern Heat Dies Due to Colic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Rising New Mexico sire was a son of champion Xtra Heat Read More...

McCraken Moves to Top of NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
This past weekend the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" biggest race ran through Tampa Bay Downs in Florida resulting in some changes in week  three of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll.  Read More...

Pair of Arlington Stakes Moved to Churchill Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The addition of the two Arlington stakes races lifted total stakes purses to be offered during the upcoming meet to $8.84 million, an increase of $200,000 from the $8.64 million in stakes purses offered in the 2016 spring meet. Read More...

Bullet Work for Gun Runner at Oaklawn Park

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Finally free of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Gun Runner had his first breeze at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13 in preparation for the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3). Read More...

California Breeders Honor State Assemblyman Gray

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California State Assemblyman Adam Gray has been honored as recipient of the prestigious Sen. Kenneth L. Maddy Award, presented by the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association at its annual awards banquet. Read More...

Winx Returns in Grand Fashion

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Australia's reigning middle distance champion extended her win streak to 14 straight races with an easy win of nearly three lengths over familiar rival Hartnell Feb. 13 in the (Aus)$250,000 Apollo Stakes (G2) at Royal Randwick. Read More...

Tammy O’Brien to Join Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tattersalls has appointed Tammy O’Brien in the role of International Client Relations and Strategic Development. O’Brien, will join the Newmarket-based firm March 1 and will continue to be based in Ireland. Read More...

Iliad Shines in San Vicente Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill used the 2016 San Vicente Stakes (G2) to launch Nyquist's 3-year-old campaign toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and could have another Triple Crown contender after the 2017 edition. Read More...

McCraken Could Try Tampa Bay Derby Next

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The unbeaten 3-year-old colt raised his connections' optimism several notches Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs, where he won the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) by 1 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Almanaar: American Success for British Breeding

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Shadwell Stud and leading stallion Dubawi secured another grade 1 victory in America Feb. 11 through the British-bred Almanaar in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1T). Read More...

Howard, Catalano Nurturing Talented 3-year-olds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Neil Howard and Wayne Catalano both have promising sophomores on the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks trail. Read More...

Isabella Sings Goes Gate to Wire in Endeavour

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings took the lead and never looked back, easily winning by three lengths in the $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (G3T) Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs.  Read More...

Chanel’s Legacy Pulls Upset in Martha Washington

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Chanel's Legacy kept race favorite Perfect Wife in her sights through the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park before delivering a knock-out blow around the final turn en route to taking the one-mile test by 2 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Bolo Repeats in Arcadia Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
In his first race since July, Bolo was 2 1/2 lengths off leaders What a View and Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run, but closed rapidly on the outside and just got a head in front at the wire. Read More...

Vale Dori Wins Third Straight Grade 2 in Santa Maria

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Vale Dori continued her dominance of the older female division in Southern California with another her third straight grade 2 score Feb. 11 in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More...