Blood-Horse

Arch Filly Paces Trade at OBS Select Session

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. saved the best for last during the select session of its August yearling sale Aug. 25. Read More...

Lasix Issues Laid Out for NY Regulators

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With an eye toward a possible proposal to change New York's rules on the race-day medication furosemide, the state's Gaming Commission met in Saratoga Springs Aug. 25 to solicit opinions about the medication. Read More...

American Pharoah Draws Post 2 for Travers

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah drew post 2 and was installed as the 1-5 favorite in a field of 10 for the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) to be run Saturday, Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Average, Median Rise at Doncaster Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Offspring of first-crop stallions grabbed the spotlight on opening day of the Doncaster Bloodstock Sales premier yearling sale Aug. 25, selling for the day's top two prices. Read More...

Lasix Forum Raises More Questions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
NYSGC wanted information to set future policy Read More...

Just Do It by Tom LaMarra

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board should adopt the entire National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Zayat Stables to Donate to New Vocations

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support retired racehorses. Read More...

Forum: No Easy Way to Proceed on Lasix Issue

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
At a forum designed to educate state regulators about furosemide, the very people the presentations were designed to enlighten may well have left with more questions than answers. Read More...

Circuit Court Rejects NJ Sports Betting Law

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled, by a 2-1 vote, that New Jersey's 2014 law authorizing sports betting at casinos and racetracks is illegal. An appeal, however, is planned. Read More...

MarketWatch: NY-Bred Earning Power

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
NY-breds are out-earning KY counterparts Read More...

Wise Dan Goes Five Furlongs in :59 Flat

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Wise Dan was bright-eyed and bushy tailed the morning of Aug. 25, powering his way through a five-furlong bullet in :59 flat on the dirt at Keeneland. Read More...

Keeneland to Present Prelude to the Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Keeneland Race Course announced that tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 25, for its Oct. 29 "Prelude to the Cup" race card leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31. Read More...

Inside the August 29, 2015 Issue

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Beholder crushes the boys at Del Mar in the Pacific Classic and more in the August 29, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

NY-Breds in Spotlight at Spa on Travers Eve

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Aug. 28 card at Saratoga Race Course, on the eve of Travers Stakes (gr. I) Day, will feature six New York-bred stakes worth $1.15 million, highlighted by a showdown of older turf runners in the $150,000 West Point. Read More...

Louisiana Adopts Therapeutic Drug Schedule

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Louisiana State Racing Commission Aug. 24 adopted the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule of 26 commonly used substances. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/25/2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Saratoga, Del Mar, Laurel Park, Monmouth, Arlington, Charles Town, Woodbine & More! Read More...

Xpressbet: Company Victim of Cyberterrorism

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Xpressbet posted on its website Aug. 24 a statement that said the online wagering site was the victim of a form of cyberterrorism Saturday, Aug. 22, the date of the $1 Million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) from Del Mar. Read More...

The ‘Iron Lady’s’ Secret Garden

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Watching Beholder decimate her male opponents in the Pacific Classic and the aftermath on TVG and social media, it made me realize how times have changed. Read More...

Former LTBA President Gary Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dr. Dexter Gary, former president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Aug. 5 in Baton Rouge, La. He was 74. Read More...

Terranova Barn Prepares to Welcome ‘Pharoah’

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer John Terranova and crew are preparing to host American Pharoah at Saratoga for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29. Read More...

Schwabe Appointed JC of Canada Steward

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
One new steward and eight new members were appointed to The Jockey Club of Canada during the annual meeting of the members in June at Woodbine, Read More...

Santos Overcame Tough Start to Find Success

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos won more than 4,000 races and seven Breeders' Cup events in his lengthy career, and he remains grateful for his many years in the racing business. Read More...

NY Gaming Commission Chairman Resigns

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The chairman of the panel that regulates horse racing and all gambling entities in New York state has resigned, just over a month before the Gaming Commission is expected to award licenses to commercial casino operators. Read More...

Jess’s Dream Wins Long-Awaited Debut

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stonestreet Stables' Jess's Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, won his highly anticipated career debut in dramatic fashion Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Stone to Call WV Breeders’ Classics Oct. 10

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The West Virginia Breeders' Classics will have a new announcer for its 29th edition as Travis Stone has been tabbed as the new voice of the event to be run Oct. 10 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Mood Positive Ahead of OBS Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
On the heels of another record-setting 2-year-olds in training sale season, Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. will seek to keep the momentum rolling as the focus shifts to the next generation at its August yearling sale Aug. 25-27. Read More...

Souper Colossal Lands Inside for Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Live Oak Plantation's Souper Colossal, a sharp second in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) in his last start, will attempt to capture his first graded stakes in the Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 29 at Parx. Read More...

Colt First Winner for Silver Mountain

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Young Indiana stallion Silver Mountain gained his first winner Aug. 23 when Big Silver Hoss drew off in early stretch and convincingly won the third race at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Velazquez to Ride Smart Transition in Travers

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will be aboard Arnold Zetcher's Curlin Stakes winner Smart Transition in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), trainer John Shirreffs said Aug. 24. Read More...

‘Pharoah’ Showing Good Energy Day After Work

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was showing good energy the morning of Aug. 24, one day after the colt punched his ticket to the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Research: Can Cobalt Enhance Performance?

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A new study funded by the USTA is designed to determine whether the naturally occurring mineral cobalt, when administered in larger, regular doses, has blood-doping qualities and could enhance performance. Read More...

Lexi Lou’s Return Delayed Due to Eye Injury

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The return of 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou has been delayed due to an eye injury that led trainer Mark Casse to scratch the filly from the Aug. 26 first race at Woodbine. Read More...

Attempt Made for World’s Largest Horseshoe

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Kentucky Derby Museum, the 2015 Secretariat Festival, and Secretariat.com have formally applied to Guinness World Records for the world's largest horseshoe. Read More...

Woodbine to Close Upscale Turf Lounge

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group Aug. 24 said it will close its Turf Lounge off-track wagering facility in the Toronto financial district effective Sept. 5. Read More...

Churchill Downs, Ticketmaster in Partnership

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Churchill Downs announced Aug. 24 a redesigned website for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and a partnership with Ticketmaster for the sale of tickets to the Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks. Read More...

Bahamian Squall Retired to Stud

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Donald R. Dizney's grade II-winning homebred Bahamian Squall will retire to Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla., to stand for the 2016 breeding season. Read More...

Avanzare Goes Wide to Win Del Mar Mile

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Donato Lanni and John Youngblood's Avanzare shrugged off a nearly seven-month layoff to claim his second straight grade II turf score in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap Aug. 23. Read More...

Smart Transition Breezes Bullet for Travers

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Arnold Zetcher's Smart Transition Aug. 23 put in his final breeze for the Travers Stakes (gr. I), firing a bullet for five furlongs on the main track at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Travers Nominee Japan Fractures Sesamoid

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Bill Mott reported that Travers (gr. I) nominee Japan emerged from his Aug. 22 workout at Saratoga Racecourse with an injury that is likely to be career-ending. Read More...

OBS August Sale Set to Start Aug. 25

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
There are 811 horses cataloged for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 25. Read More...

Middleburg Comes Through in Cliff Hanger

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Even-money Favorite Middleburg had been knocking at the door of graded stakes success in his three previous starts and finally broke through Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park in the Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Reporting Star Upsets Play the King Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Reporting Star spoiled the return of 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) winner Bobby's Kitten Aug. 23 at Woodbine with a closing drive on the rail to win the $200,000 Play King the Stakes (Can-IIT). Read More...

Odeliz Speeds to Prix Jean Romanet Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Barbara M. Keller's Odeliz set the pace and pulled a 35-1 stunner in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) for older fillies and mares Aug. 23 at Deauville. Read More...

Shalaa Shoots Clear in Prix Morny

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Al Shaqab runners took the top two spots in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds Aug. 23 at Deauville, as Shalaa willingly spurted clear of Gutaifan for a comfortable 1 3/4-length victory. Read More...

NYRA Devising Strategy to Share

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The head of the New York Racing Association said Aug. 23 the organization will attempt to create as many opportunities as possible for patrons to view American Pharoah, who has been confirmed for the Aug. 29 Travers. Read More...

NYRA Devising Strategy to Share ‘Pharoah’

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The head of the New York Racing Association said Aug. 23 the organization will attempt to create as many opportunities as possible for patrons to view American Pharoah, who has been confirmed for the Aug. 29 Travers. Read More...

Mandella: Beholder ‘One of the Greats’

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainer Richard Mandella was still all smiles a day after Beholder devastated males in the Pacific Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Fury Kapcori to Journeyman Stud in 2016

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Grade III winner Fury Kapcori has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

It’s Official: American Pharoah to Travers

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will head to Saratoga Race Course for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), his connections announced Aug. 23 after the colt worked at Del Mar. Read More...