Blood-Horse

Improving Do the Dance Steps Up in Megahertz

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
It's taken a while for Do the Dance to get her bearings on the Southern California grass, but the improving filly will look to continue her upward trajectory Jan. 16 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Read More...

Keeneland’s January Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale came to an end Jan. 13 with across-the-board declines for the auction that was bereft of quality offerings. Read More...

More Horses Test Positive for EHV-I at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Additional horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the track reported Jan. 13. The entirety of Barn 14, Barn 36, and the Receiving Barn had blood pulled and nasal swabs taken for testing Jan. 11. Read More...

Medal Count’s First Foal a Filly at Mallory Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, the classic-placed, graded stakes-winning son of Dynaformer, sired his first reported foal Tuesday, Jan. 10 when a filly was born at Mallory Farm in Lexington. Read More...

Success Coming in Bunches for Gunpowder Farms

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With his 5-year-old campaign scheduled to get underway in the Jan. 14 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T), Divisidero is positioned to set off a domino effect for Gunpowder Farms, which also has Breaking Lucky slated to start in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 18. Read More...

Kentucky Horse Park No Longer Pursuing 2022 World Games

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission voted Jan. 13 to withdraw from consideration for hosting the ninth International Federation for Equestrian Sports World Equestrian Games, to be held in 2022. Read More...

Red Vine to Xanthus Farm in Pennsylvania

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Olympian Bode Miller bought the stallion prospect at Keeneland Read More...

New Jersey Breeders Schedule Stallion Season Auction

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey (TBANJ) 2017 stallion season auction begins Friday, January 20 and runs through Sunday, January 22. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude Faces Familiar Foes in Toboggan

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Head of Plains Partners and David Jacobson's Stallwalkin' Dude will line up against familiar sprinters in the the six-furlong Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16. Read More...

Crowdfunding Helps Little Red Feather Buy Horse Share

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Little Red Feather Racing (LRF) announced Jan. 13 that under their recently established LRF Thoroughbred Fund ("Fund"), they have acquired a minority ownership share in three-year-old colt, Cistron. Read More...

Serena’s Song’s Dynasty Continues to Blossom

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The family of champion racemare and Hall of Famer Serena's Song continues to produce stakes winners and bring big prices at auction to the delight of the great mare's human connections. Read More...

Bivian Hancock, Matriarch of Racing Family, Dies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Bivian Bee Hancock, the matriarch of a prominent western Kentucky horse family and a revered school-bus driver, died Thursday evening at Methodist Hospital. She was 80. Read More...

Florida Appellate Court Rules in FTBOA’s Favor

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A legal challenge regarding whether the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association could legally administer the state's Thoroughbred breeders' awards was blocked by a district court of appeal decision Jan. 12. Read More...

Enhanced Security Protocols Announced for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Stronach Group announced Jan. 13 its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Read More...

Through The Lens: Songbird on Sabbatical at WinStar

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Champion Songbird's winter sabbatical at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., will be over soon when the brilliant filly returns to California and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm. Read More...

Racing Investigators to Meet at Tampa Bay Downs

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) will be holding its annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 26-March 1.  Read More...

The Peculiar, Perplexing Pegasus Puzzle

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Other than the much anticipated showdown between superstars California Chrome and Arrogate, the rest of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational has been a puzzle Read More...

Litfin At Large: Eyeing Gulfstream Turf Tests

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
As was the case last Saturday, the graded-stakes action is on either side of the Divided States of America, at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Equine Herpesvirus Reported at KY Training Track

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has placed a barn at the HighPointe Training Center under quarantine after three horses have tested positive for types of equine herpesvirus (EHV-I) in recent days. Read More...

Divisidero Could Start Big Season in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Read More...

Stauffer Excited for Opening Day at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
When Oaklawn Park's scheduled 57-day season begins Jan. 13, Vic Stauffer will be just the sixth announcer in the track's history. Read More...

Fair Grounds Quarantine Mandated by State

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has instituted a mandatory quarantine of the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

First Foal for Race Day Drops in Indiana

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The filly was born Jan. 9 at R Star Stallions. Read More...

California Chrome Set for First Gulfstream Workout

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
California Chrome will command undivided attention at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, when Thoroughbred racing's most enduring star is slated to take to the racetrack at 7:30 a.m. ET for a public workout in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup (G1). Read More...

Dixie Union Mare Tops Keeneland Sale Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dr. E.C. "Pug" and Susie Hart came to the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale looking for a replacement for their late mare Miz United States, and left with Dixie Victory, who topped the penultimate Jan. 12 session at $100,000. Read More...

Farrell, Untapped Consider Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Farrell, Untapped Head Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Arkansas Derby Trail Begins in Smarty Jones

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Of the eight entered for the Smarty Jones, which offers 10 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Warrior's Club is the lone stakes winner. Read More...

Well Known Handicapping Bookstore The Tout Closes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After a 25-year run, The Tout Thoroughbred Racing Information Center near the Standardbred track Northville Downs in Northville, Mich., has closed. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard Wins Third Straight Dubawi Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Reynaldothewizard might be an 11-year-old (by some calculations that's 37.5 human years), but he doesn't know it and his races sure don't show it. Read More...

Jerome Winner El Areeb to Breeze This Weekend

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
M M G Stables' sophomore sensation El Areeb continues to train forwardly at his Laurel Park base after stamping himself a legitimate 3-year-old prospect with his 11 1/4-length romp in the Jerome (G3) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

580 Cataloged for Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 580 entries for its 2017 Kentucky winter mixed sale, to be held Feb. 6-7 in Lexington, with sessions beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Read More...

Detailed Study on Equine Health, Management Released

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) released the first report from its Equine 2015 study, Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015. Read More...

Oversight Panel Approves NYRA Spending Plans

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations. Read More...

Santa Anita Park Cancels Thursday Card

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Because of rain and poor track conditions, Santa Anita Park officials have cancelled the Thursday, Jan. 12 race card. Read More...

A Look Back at Chris Evert Winning 1975 La Canada

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Champion Chris Evert began 1975 in a most auspicious fashion, with a thrilling triumph over longshot Mercy Dee in the $50,000-added La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Daredevil Sires First Foal at Sugar Maple Farm

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
WinStar Farm's Daredevil sired his first reported foal Jan. 10, when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y. Read More...

Vale Dori Encounters Familiar Group in La Canada

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori will look to secure her second straight grade 2 victory Jan. 14 in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park and she'll encounter familiar challengers. Read More...

Keeneland’s Third Session Nearly Even With Last Year

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
With two horses bringing in excess of six figures, the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted an average price on even terms with 2016. Read More...

Sandiva, Isabella Sings Head Marshua’s River Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
With both of their racing careers in the final furlong, Todd Pletcher-trainees Sandiva and Isabella Sings are looking to pad their already showy résumés with another graded score when they start in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T). Read More...

Divisidero Makes His Return in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Grade 1 winner Divisidero looks to regain his top-class form when he heads a field of 12 entrants for the 1 1/16-mile Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14. Read More...

Texas Chrome Aiming for Oaklawn Handicap

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome will target the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15 for his 4-year-old debut, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Jan. 10. Read More...

Tommy Macho Returns to Gulfstream for Hal’s Hope

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Just as he was rounding into top form, the bay son of Macho Uno emerged from that race with a knee chip that required surgery and kept him away from the races for eight months. Read More...

OBS Restricts Louisiana Horses from Upcoming Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana. Read More...

Tapiture’s First Foal is a Filly

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11 Read More...

Baby Love: Holmes Buys Mare and Commissioner Foal

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
She's a Fleet, with her Jan. 5 filly by first-crop sire Commissioner by her side, sells to Deborah Holmes during Day 3 of the Keeneland January sale. Read More...

Additional Fair Grounds Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Three additional horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus Jan. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the Louisiana oval reported the following day. All three were positive for the EHV-1 non-neurogenic type, also called the "wild type" strain. Read More...

NTRA Offers Path for Public Comment to Treasury

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that a system has been established for individuals to submit an e-mail comment directly to the United States Treasury Department. Read More...

Obituary: Robbins Helped Orchestrate ‘Miracle Million’

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheldon Robbins, who one of his fellow Arlington International Racecourse owners called the linchpin in bringing together the 1985 “Miracle Million,” died Jan. 9 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 78. Read More...

Canterbury Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Canterbury Park's 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule will include 32 races and more than $2 million in purses, it was announced Jan. 10 by racing officials at the Shakopee, Minn. track.   Read More...