Blood-Horse

Trainer Biancone Seeks License in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Patrick Biancone seeks to have his training license reinstated in Kentucky where the conditioner has not saddled a horse since losing his license following a 2007 discovery of cobra venom and other substances in his Keeneland barn. Read More...

NTRA Thoroughbred Poll Released July 17

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Week 25  of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages remains status quo in the top-10 results released today. Read More...

Santiva Fighting For a Chance

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Opportunity more than genetics often shapes a stallion's future. Those with the largest books clearly get the best opportunity to show what they are capable of producing.  Read More...

Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival Wraps Up

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Graded stakes victories by Skye Diamonds and West Coast, the continued emergence of apprentice jockey Evin Roman, and a spectacular debut by the well-regarded 2-year-old Zulfikhar highlighted Los Alamitos' Summer Thoroughbred Festival. Read More...

Jose Ortiz, Brown, Dubb Win Belmont Meet Titles

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown won his second straight Belmont Park spring-summer individual meet title, while jockey Jose Ortiz posted two victories July 16, closing day, to clinch the riding title for a second straight year. Read More...

Saratoga Backstretch Appreciation Celebrates 10th Year

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson started the program a decade ago that celebrates the workers who take care of Thoroughbreds, and it is still going strong, with nightly activities on the backstretch at Saratoga. Read More...

Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall. Read More...

O’Brien Fined $1,500 by New York Regulators

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple Irish champion trainer Aidan O'Brien was fined $1,500 by New York regulators after three sealed bottles of Duphaylyte Solution was found in his "care, custody, and control." Read More...

NYRA Announces Expanded Role for Gaudet

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced July 17 that racing analyst Gabby Gaudet will undertake an expanded role with NYRA, working on the broadcast team for the 2017 Belmont fall meet, and continuing through Cigar Mile Day Dec. 2 at Aqueduct. Read More...

RTCA Plans Golf Tournament for Sept. 25

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) will host its fourth annual Golf Tournament Monday, Sept. 25th, 2017 at Champions Trace Golf Club located at 20 Avenue of Champions Nicholasville, Ky. Read More...

Catalog Online for Osarus La Teste Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The catalog for the Osarus La Teste September yearling sale is now online. The sale, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 6-7, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in La Teste de Buch, France, comprises 271 lots. Read More...

Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses. Read More...

NYTHA General Meeting Planned July 25 at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There will be a general membership meeting of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association at noon, July 25, 2017 behind the Recreation Hall on Union Avenue at Saratoga Race Course.   Read More...

Delaphene First Winner for Oxbow

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Classic winner Oxbow gets his first winner when juvenile filly Delaphene breaks her maiden July 16 over the turf at Arlington International. Read More...

Pink Lloyd Adds Vigil to Woodbine Win Streak

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd keeps rolling this year for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Bob Tiller as the 5-year-old gelding adds the July 16 Vigil Stakes (G3) at Woodbine while picking up his first graded stakes. Read More...

Disco Chick Gets Into Groove in Regret Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Disco Chick, a 6-year-old multiple stakes-winning filly by Jump Start, earned her first win of the year with a decisive score in the six-furlong Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park July 16. Read More...

Shinn Sets Strong Foundation at Arlington

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 29-year-old Australian jockey Blake Shinn spent the past five weeks riding at Arlington International Racecourse, posting 11 wins from 74 mounts and picking up fans from local trainers along the way. Read More...

Pure Silver Goes Gate-to-Wire in Lynbrook

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Going off as a four-horse race, the $100,000 Lynbrook Stakes at Belmont Park for New York-bred 2-year-old fillies was nothing short of a match race on paper, but in the end it was Todd Pletcher-trained Pure Silver who prevailed July 16. Read More...

Irish War Cry Continues Progress Toward Haskell

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Isabelle de Tomaso's multiple grade 2-winning homebred Irish War Cry continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze at the Fair Hill Training Center near Elkton, Md. the morning of July 16. Read More...

Record Season for Hong Kong Racing

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club 2016-17 season, driven in part by massively increased international wagering, was so powerful it surprised even CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. Read More...

Eagle Tops Indiana Undercard Stakes With Schaefer Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A rail-skimming ride by Brian Hernandez Jr. guided W.S. Farish's Eagle to victory July 15 in the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial, one of four $100,000 stakes races on the Indiana Derby (G2) undercard at Indiana Grand Race Course. Read More...

Irap Dominant in Indiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
If his victory in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) was a fluke and his nose win in the Ohio Derby (G3) was just enough, Irap's conquest of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) was the best evidence to date that Reddam Racing's Tiznow colt is the real deal. Read More...

Overture Plays the Field in Indiana Oaks

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15. Read More...

West Coast Gets Running Late in Los Alamitos Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
It wasn't long after West Coast's 2 3/4-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile Los Alamitos Derby that the word "Travers" came out of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's mouth. Read More...

Frostmourne Coasts to Kent Stakes Victory

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Green Lantern Stables' Frostmourne broke through for his first graded win in the June 3 Penn Mile Stakes (G2T) and put in a repeat performance July 15 in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (G3T) at Delaware Park. Read More...

First Winners for I Want Revenge, New Year’s Day

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Brexit Revenge and Special Portion found their way to the winner's circle for Wood Memorial victor I Want Revenge and Breeders' Cup Juvenile hero New Year's Day. Read More...

Distance No Issue for Disco Partner in Forbidden Apple

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Disco Partner not only answered the question of whether he could handle added distance in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes, he did so in a manner that made the query look foolish. Read More...

Songbird Holds Fast in Delaware Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The champion daughter of Medaglia d'Oro came and conquered July 15 at Delaware Park, where she claimed the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (G1) for Delaware native Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farms and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Read More...

Declaration of War, Justin Phillip Get Stakes Winners

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Actress won the Jebel Ali Silver Jubilee Anglesey Stakes at The Curragh to become the first black-type winner for Declaration of War, while What a Catch was Justin Phillip's first black-type winner in the Rockville Centre Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Enable Romps in Completing Oaks Double

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Enable (GB) tracked the pace in the July 15 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh, blew past the leader turning for home and drew off to win every bit as easily as she had in her last start, the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom. Read More...

Enable Romps to Complete Oaks Double

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Enable tracked the pace in the July 15 Darley Irish Oaks (G1) at the Curragh, blew past the leader turning for home and drew off to win every bit as easily as she had in her last start, the Investec Oaks (G1) at Epsom. Read More...

Harry Angel Hands Caravaggio First Loss in July Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Harry Angel (IRE) turned the tables on 3-year-old rival and previously undefeated Caravaggio in the July 15 Darley July Cup at Newmarket, winning by 1 1/4-lengths over the best of the older horses, Limato (IRE), as Caravaggio finished fourth. Read More...

Arrogate Logs Final Work for San Diego Handicap

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate logged his final timed workout for the July 22 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2) under the watchful eye of Bob Baffert and met his trainer's expectations with a six-furlong run in 1:11 flat. Read More...

Shakeel Edges Out Grand Prix de Paris Score

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shakeel moved into contention and two furlongs from the wire and engaged with Permian in a thrust-and-parry battle to the wire, where Shakeel prevailed by a nose in 2:30.42 over the good going. Read More...

Records Tumble At Tattersalls July Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Records continued to tumble at Tattersalls July 14, with benchmarks for turnover, average, and median all set at the 2017 renewal of the July sale. Read More...

Miss Temple City Back to Work After Ascot Run

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Multiple grade 1 winner Miss Temple City was put through her first serious paces since returning from an ambitious season debut last month at Royal Ascot, working five furlongs in company with stablemate Quidura (GB) July 14. Read More...

For Smith, Lightning Strikes Twice With Songbird

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
When Mike Smith hangs up his tack for the final time, many fans will remember him as racing's "ladies' man." Read More...

Litfin: Intriguing Weekend Ahead of Del Mar, Spa

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
While racing fans everywhere eagerly await opening day at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course next week, there is solid stakes action across the nation July 15. Read More...

Hushion Ready to Bid Farewell to Training Days

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Trainer Mike Hushion, a respected mainstay on the New York Racing Association circuit, will bring the curtain down on nearly five decades of horse racing with his final two entries, Jupiter Rising and Voodoo Song, at Belmont Park July 16. Read More...

Clemmie Takes Command of Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Clemmie, a full sister to dual Guineas winner Churchill, was an easy winner in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (G2), positioning her as a leading early candidate for next season's 1,000 Guineas. Read More...

Roly Poly All the Way in Falmouth  

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Roly Poly went right to the lead in the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and powered home first by 1 1/4 lengths over Wuheida. Read More...

Roly Poly Goes All the Way in Falmouth  

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Roly Poly went right to the lead in the July 14 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (G1) at Newmarket and powered home first by 1 1/4 lengths over Wuheida. Read More...

Rapper Dragon Named Hong Kong Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Rapper Dragon claimed the Hong Kong Horse of the Year award at a sparkling ceremony held July 14 at the Grand Hyatt. Read More...

Miss Sky Warrior Returns to Training

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Multiple grade 2 winner Miss Sky Warrior, eighth in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), has returned to training following the removal of a chip from her knee. Read More...

NYRA Now Available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced today that NYRA Now, a mobile and over-the-top television platform that gives users customizable video streaming options, is now available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Read More...

Longtime Breeder/Owner Seymour Cohen Dies

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Seymour Cohen, a longtime breeder, owner, and seller of Thoroughbreds, died July 12. Read More...

The Whole Truth: Yes It’s True and the Raja Baba Line

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Yes It’s True is quite likely the most prominent manifestation of a sire line that has not deviated from its founder’s racing and breeding aptitudes for more than a half-century, that of Bold Ruler’s brilliant son Raja Baba. Read More...

Pink Lloyd Assigned Highweight in Vigil Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Entourage Stable's Ontario-bred Pink Lloyd has been assigned top weight for Woodbine's $125,000 Vigil Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds and older July 16. Read More...

Gunnevera Aims for Travers Stakes Next

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Antonio Sano said July 13 the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 26 is the ultimate goal for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, who will not venture to the Upstate New York track for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2). Read More...

Gunnevera Aims for Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Antonio Sano said July 13 the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Aug. 26 is the ultimate goal for multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, who will not venture to the Upstate New York track for the July 29 Jim Dandy Stakes (G2). Read More...