Blood-Horse

Records Fall at Tattersalls Ireland September

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September sale concluded with the highest returns for the two-day sale with a record average, record median, and the best aggregate of any year aside from 2006 when the sale was held over three days. Read More...

Stig’s Deputy Retires a Winner

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Silver Wing Stable's Stig's Deputy retired after record-setting performance. Read More...

Reporting Star Heads Commonwealth Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bettors will have a challenge sorting out the improving horses from the ones who displayed earlier talent and could be ripe for a rebound in the Commonwealth Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 24 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Updated Penn Gaming Racing Challenge Results

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Results through Saturday night's Race for the Ribbon card at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Breeze-Link Launched to Help RNA Owners

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Longtime horsemen Olin Gentry, Thomas Clark, and Julie Cauthen have partnered to launch Breeze-Link, a risk management business created specifically for yearling RNA owners looking to sell at the following year’s 2-year-olds-in-training sales. Read More...

O’Callaghan: Sale Better Than Anticipated

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With the Keeneland September yearling sale continuing to show vibrancy midway through its second week, Peter O’Callaghan of Woods Edge Farm is among consignors having one of the best auctions in recent history. Read More...

Clement, Brown Pair Off in Noble Damsel

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Both Christophe Clement and Chad Brown have two runners for Belmont Park's Sept. 24 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT). The $200,000 race for older fillies and mares is at a mile on the Widener turf course. Read More...

Unbeaten Ancient Secret Tries Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Undefeated Ancient Secret will race outside of New York for the first time Sept. 24 in the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine. Read More...

Champion Benny the Bull at Swifty Farms

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 13-year-old son of Lucky Lionel has been relocated from Florida to Indiana. He has sired two grade I winners and a champion in Puerto Rico. Read More...

Servis Has Plan to Get Songbird With ‘Sophia’

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Part of what Servis is counting on headed into in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) is the fact Songbird has yet to hook a rival who offers what his Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-winning charge, Cathryn Sophia, brings to the table.  Read More...

Espinoza: California Chrome Never Better

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Victor Espinoza, regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, said the 5-year-old California-bred has never been doing better as he prepares for a start in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Noholdingback Bear Attacks in Gallant Bob

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coming off decent efforts at Saratoga, Noholdingbackbear and Mind Your Biscuits will tangle with the improving Threefiveindia and undefeated Klingon Warrior in Parx sprint at six furlongs Read More...

Health Zone: Lameness – Sole Bruises

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trauma to the inner tissues of the foot beneath the horny sole can rupture small blood vessels, creating a bruise. Read More...

Breaking & Training: Back to School

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Aside from merely accepting a bit, a saddle, and a rider, the developing racehorse needs to become accustomed to the routine of the backside, the tight quarters of a starting gate, and how to relax when racing in company. Read More...

Breaking & Training: Yearlings

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Buying a yearling is the easiest part of acquiring a racing prospect. Next for the young Thoroughbred lies many lessons to be learned, with patience and experience going a long way toward ensuring these lessons are taught well. Read More...

Nearly 200 Consigned to Louisiana Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Equine Sales Company announced Sept. 21 an initial catalog of 193 head for its open yearling and mixed sale set for 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 16 in Opelousas, La. Read More...

Lounge Party at Downs After Dark

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Original Makers Club and Churchill Downs to throw a unique VIP Trackside Lounge party at the Sept. 24 Downs after Dark. Read More...

OwnerView Seeks New Owner Noms

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
OwnerView seeks nominations for the New Owner of the Year Award to be presented at the Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Porter Hosts “Songbird” Singer’s Kin at Parx

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Rick Porter, who enjoys bringing special guests to the races, will host the family of singer/guitarist Eva Cassidy at Parx Racing Sept. 24 after he named his filly Songbird to honor the late Cassidy's rendition of the tune Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Bid After Bid

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Family-owned Clarkland Farm's $3 million ride. Read More...

Numbers Up as Keeneland Sale Enters Book 4

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
It wasn’t quite to the levels of Books 1 and 2, but there was a lot of energy at the Keeneland September yearling sale as Book 4 selling began with a Sept. 20 session that yielded across-the board increases. Read More...

Auction Planned at Rockingham Park

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Participants and fans will have an opportunity to own some racing history when an on-site auction is conducted Aug. 24 and 25 Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. Read More...

Tattersalls Ireland Reports Quick Start

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Strong trade on opening day of the 2016 Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale produced five lots that sold for more than €100,000 ($112,000). Read More...

Yearling Average Trends Among Top Sires

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Looking at how North American yearling averages have changed since 2012 among the top 10 Keeneland September sires by average price through Sept. 19. Read More...

Running Style Change Planned for Nyquist

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In most of Nyquist’s 10 starts, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner has led or raced closed to the leaders early, but trainer Doug O’Neill doesn’t believe last year’s champion juvenile male needs to be close early. Read More...

Keeneland’s High Water Mark for Columbiana

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The sale of an Uncle Mo colt for $750,000 to top the Sept. 17 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale was the high water mark for the Columbiana Farm of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ochocki. Read More...

Songbird Aims to Add to Spectacular Season

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The timing of a low-grade fever in the spring could not have been worse for Songbird, but with deft handling the undefeated champion juvenile filly of 2015 continued to deliver spectacular races through the summer. Read More...

State, Borells Clash Over Horses’ Ownership

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
State and local officials have filed a lawsuit seeking the 43 horses determined to be abandoned in June at a Mercer County farm to rule that the horses are owned by Mercer County Fiscal Court, not Charles and Maria Borell. Read More...

W.Va. Requires Tracks to Join Safety Alliance

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance welcomed a move from the West Virginia Racing Commission Sept. 20 when the regulator became the first in the country to require its tracks to join the industry safety organization. Read More...

Multiple Stakes Winner Russell Road Retired

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple stakes winner Russell Road, who ranks second in all-time earnings for a West Virginia-bred, has been retired. Read More...

OwnerView Accepting New Owner Award Noms

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Nominations are being accepted for its second New Owner of the Year Award.  Read More...

Sarah Sis Gate to Wire in PID Masters

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Sarah Sis led the field all the way and held off a strong late bid from two-time defending winner Living The Life to narrowly prevail in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) Sept. 19. Read More...

Bernardini Colt Tops Solid Keeneland Session

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A Bernardini colt from the family of top handicap horse Frosted was purchased by Ben Glass on behalf of Gary and Mary West for $600,000 to top the Sept. 19 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in which numbers dipped slightly. Read More...

Songbird Tops Cotillion, PA Derby Draws 12

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The stage was set for the biggest day of the year at Parx Racing when entries were taken and post positions drawn Sept. 19 for the Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), which anchor a five stakes program Sept. 24. Read More...

Baccari Honed Skills Buying Yearlings to Race

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Chris Baccari, who sold a Tapit colt for $1.2 million, began his career by buying yearlings to race and turned to sales after having too many horses one year. Read More...

Ward: Lady Aurelia Could Run ‘Best Ever Race’

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward believes his unbeaten juvenile filly Lady Aurelia just might run of the best race of her young career in the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 24 at Newmarket. Read More...

Horseman Bob Gilpin Dies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Bob Gilpin, who had a hand in raising standouts such as Belong To Me, Classy Mirage, and Jersey Girl, died Sept. 14. A memorial service will be held in Ocala, Fla., Sept. 29. Read More...

Updated Model Rules Available on ARCI Site

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
An updated version (6.3) of the ARCI's Model Rules of Racing is now available on the association's website on the Model Rules and Standards page. Read More...

Steeplechaser Gustavian Dies at Age 10

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Ten-year-old Gustavian, an Eclipse Award finalist for champion steeplechase horse in 2013, was euthanized Sept. 16 because of complications from a paddock accident, said trainer Leslie Young. Read More...

Pioneerof the Nile Colt Tops at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
They saved the best for last during the Sept. 18 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale when the day’s highest-price of $700,000 was paid by Paul Haughey’s PTK Racing for a Pioneerof the Nile colt. Read More...

Navarro Sets Monmouth Single-Season Win Mark

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jorge Navarro saddled his 56th winner of the Monmouth Park meet Sept. 18 when Go Trumpy Go captured the final race, giving the trainer the single-season record for most wins at the Jersey Shore racetrack. Read More...

KatieRich Topped Book 2 Consignors By Average

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
While major agencies topped Book 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale by total receipts, KatieRich Farms had the highest average price during the two sessions. Read More...

Victory to Victory Breaks Maiden in Natalma

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Live Oak Plantation's homebred maiden Victory to Victory struck from off a hot early pace and posted her first career win in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes, run as grade I event for the first time Sept. 18 at Woodbine. Read More...

Good Samaritan Kicks from Last to Win Summer

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Good Samaritan completed a strong last-to-first rally for a clear victory in the $200,000 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-olds Sept. 18 at Woodbine. Read More...

Not This Time, Daddys Lil Darling Look to BC

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Following an 8 3/4-legnth victory in the Iroquois Presented by TwinSpires.com (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Sept. 17, Not This Time will go straight to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 5, according to trainer Dale Romans. Read More...

Robertson Takes Another Canterbury Title

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Canterbury Park's 69-day mixed meet closed Sept. 17 with Mac Robertson taking the training title, while Dean Butler topped the rider standings. Read More...

Songbird Logs Pre-Trip Breeze at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird logged her final serious work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 18 before her planned flight later in the evening for Parx Racing, where she is scheduled to start in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Mineshaft Filly Brings $410,000 at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Book 3 of the Keeneland September yearling sale got off to a strong start early Sept. 18 when a daughter of Mineshaft was sold by Lane's End for $410,000. Read More...

First B-T Stakes Winner for Sire Gattopardo

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
West Virginia-based sire Gattopardo saw his first black-type stakes winner Sept. 17 when filly Unaquoi won the Rachel's Turn Stakes at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Tepin Extends Win Streak in Woodbine Mile

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
In her first start back from a victory at Royal Ascot in June, Tepin held off all challengers for about a half-length score in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 17 at Woodbine. Read More...