Blood-Horse

Breeder Lucy Bassett Dies at 87

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Lucy Gay Bassett, wife of James E. "Ted" Bassett, died May 1 at 87. She owned Lanark Farm in Woodford Co., Kentucky, and bred Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Adoration. Read More...

Zenyatta Bred to Medaglia d’Oro

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, was bred to Medaglia d'Oro the morning of May 2, according to Zenyatta.com, the mare's official website. Read More...

Fanticola Up to Defend Royal Heroine Title

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A wide-open field of 14 will contest the May 5 $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Uncle Mo Looks for First-Crop Classic Glory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As young sires go, about the only question left for Uncle Mo to answer is his ability to get a classic horse, and he'll begin that effort for the first time this year. Read More...

Corona del Inca Wins Gran Premio Criadores

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Corona del Inca wins Gran Premio Criadores (Arg-I) at Palermo Race Course the evening of May 1, earning an automatic berth into the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) through the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series. Read More...

Asmussen Breezes Four Oaks Hopefuls

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen's four Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopefuls had easy, half-mile workouts before the renovation break May 2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Nyquist Top 3YO in Final Pre-Derby NTRA Poll

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Nyquist tops poll of experts in the 3-year-old poll, while California Chrome tops overall poll. Read More...

Ohio Steps Up in American Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Bonne Chance Farm and Stud R D I's Ohio drew some raised eyebrows in his United States debut and will look to make another significant step forward in the $100,000 American Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 6 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Papa John’s Again Partners With TAA

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Papa John's Pizza announced May 2 it has reactivated a special promotion with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to support aftercare for retired Thoroughbreds during the 2016 Triple Crown season. Read More...

Breuer-Bertera Elected to AHC Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Marilyn Breuer-Bertera, of Northville, Michigan, has been elected to the AHC's Board of Trustees. Read More...

Bourbon and Horses a ‘Natural Fit’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Woodford Reserve, a Kentucky distillery located in horse country, is the long-time sponsor of the Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs and is expanding its marketing footprint to horse racing venues in other countries. Read More...

Final Meet Numbers Show Growth at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Keeneland May 2 released final spring-meet numbers that show growth in on-track wagering and field size for the 16-day meet that ended April 29. Read More...

Churchill Extends Levy Restaurants Contract

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Churchill Downs Racetrack and Levy Restaurants, the track's hospitality partner and on-track dining provider since 2001, have agreed to a 10-year contract extension. Read More...

Carina Mia Breezes at Churchill Downs

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
While Carina Mia will need a lot of help to make the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field, her connections are confident the grade II winner will run well in whatever race she ultimately enters. Read More...

Kentucky Derby News Update for May 2

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Claire Novak updates us from the backside of Churchill Downs on Mor Spirit with Gary Stevens aboard, Gun Runner, Creator, Cathryn Sophia, Carina Mia, Majesto, and Lani. Read More...

Kumin Doubles His Fun With Two Derby Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In Thoroughbred ownership just four years, Sol Kumin went on a buying spree that landed him a pair of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starters in Exaggerator and My Man Sam Read More...

Creator Turns in Final Kentucky Derby Breeze

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
With WinStar Farm owner Kenny Troutt looking on, Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Creator breezed four furlongs in :50 3/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 2 in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Gun Runner Wraps Up Major Pre-Derby Work

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Gun Runner completed his major work before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with an easy half-mile breeze May 2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Mor Spirit Move Pleases Baffert, Stevens

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
"I feel that he's in a position where he's going to run his race, and we'll see if he's good enough," Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. Read More...

Coil’s First Starter Wins in California

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Freshman sire Coil got his first winner from his first starter at Golden Gate Fields May 1 when his daughter Recoiling won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event in near gate-to-wire fashion by 1 3/4 lengths. Read More...

First Winner for Coil

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Recoiling wins by 1 3/4 lengths at Golden Gate Fields in her first start. Read More...

Hermann Named Golden Gate Announcer

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Angela Hermann has been named the Golden Gate Fields track announcer for the remainder of the 2016 winter/spring meet. She will be the first full-time female track announcer in the United States. Read More...

TOBA May Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Siena-bred runners have included grade II-placed Island Saint and Angela Renee. Read More...

Haskin: Viva Canonero…Again

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With Venezuela once again invading the Kentucky Derby in the form of Grupo 7C Racing Stable, I thought this would be a good time to once again re-tell the remarkable story of Canonero Read More...

Adventist ‘Ready’ if Derby Spot Opens Up

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Treadway Racing Stable's Adventist, who remains in the 22nd spot on the Road to the Kentucky Derby points list, remains "ready for anything," trainer Leah Gyarmati said May 1. Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
About six hours after he left Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., May 1, California Chrome was back at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Suddenbreakingnews to Have New Look in Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Nearly a quarter of a century later, another Arkansas Derby runner-up is being equipped with a shadow roll in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Jaramillo Named to Ride Majesto in Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Majesto, the runner-up to champion Nyquist in the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I), will be ridden by Emisael Jaramillo, the all-time leading rider in Venezuela, in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Lady Shipman Easy Winner in Belmont Return

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman bounced back strongly from her trip to Dubai with an impressive victory in the License Fee Stakes May 1 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Victorious in Return at Laurel

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, who hadn't raced since late November on dirt, overcame a wide trip in a good grass allowance field May 1 at Laurel Park to win his 10-year-old debut. Read More...

Nyquist Another Big Score for Dennis O’Neill

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
When the auctioneer at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-olds in training sale at Gulfstream Park dropped the hammer on Hip 87 at $400,000, Dennis O'Neill was pleasantly surprised that he was the buyer of the colt named Nyquist. Read More...

Minding Leads Sweep in One Thousand Guineas

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's Minding led a top-three finish for the ownership team, trainer Aidan O'Brien, and the stallion Galileo in the QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) for 3-year-old fillies May 1 at Newmarket. Read More...

Nyquist Gets First Look at Churchill Downs

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Unbeaten champion Nyquist, the clear-cut early favorite for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), got his first tour of the main track at Churchill Downs May 1 after arriving from Keeneland April 30. Read More...

Kentucky Derby News Update for May 1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak comes to us from Churchill Downs for updates on Nyquist, Exaggerator, Brody's Cause, Gun Runner, Creator and more! Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Pletcher Assesses Derby Field

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher examines Nyquist and the Kentucky Derby field. Read More...

A Taylor Made Home for California Chrome

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Catch up with 2014 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner California Chrome and learn about his new Kentucky home, Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., where he'll retire to stud at the end of his racing career. Read More...

Maurice, Chautauqua Victorious in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Japanese miler Maurice and Australian sprint star Chautauqua took top honors at Sha Tin Racecourse May 1 in a rare shutout for the local team in two group I events in Hong Kong. Read More...

Alert Bay Holds Tough in San Francisco Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Alert Bay shook off pacesetter G. G. Ryder in the stretch and dug in to repel good-closing graded winners Gabriel Charles and Bal a Bali to win the $100,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) April 30 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Toews On Ice Glides to William Walker Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Toews On Ice took command at the head of the stretch and cruised home by two lengths over Entertainer to win the second running of the William Walker Stakes April 30 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Smokem Kitten Makes the Grade in Miami Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Fresh off a course-record performance last time out, Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Smokem Kitten captured his first stakes victory April 30 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Uncle Lino Game in California Chrome Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Free from the likes of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runners Exaggerator, Danzing Candy, and Mor Spirit, Uncle Lino broke through for his first stakes win April 30 in the inaugural $150,000 California Chrome Stakes at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Ward Sends Three Fillies in Kentucky Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward has entered three winning fillies against males in the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes Thursday, May 5 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Taylor Hopes for Warrendale Trifecta in Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Warrendale Sales consigned three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls at the 2014 Keeneland September yearling sale: Exaggerator, Mo Tom, and Suddenbreakingnews. Read More...

A Derby Rookie’s First Churchill Morning

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
"I don't know if I'm still taking it in, it's still sinking in that we're here," Desormeaux said. "It is one of those subconscious goals that all trainers hope to achieve, but now that I'm here it's just a culmination of what we've put in." Read More...

Nyquist Ships to Churchill Day After Work

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Doug O’Neill said Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Nyquist “looked good and sound” April 30, a day after his one-mile breeze at Keeneland in his final prep for the May 7 classic and his van trip to Churchill Downs. Read More...

Abashiri Sweeps South African Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Abashiri won the South African Derby (SAF-I) April 30 at Turffontein racecourse in Johannesburg to complete a sweep of nation's Triple Crown. Read More...

Cathryn Sophia Gets Early Morning Workout

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer John Servis was trying to beat the rain that moved through Central Kentucky April 30. Read More...

Derby Battle: Tapit vs. Uncle Mo

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Both stallions will likely have three starters each in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), more than any other sires with Derby contenders this year. Read More...

Dettori Strikes With ‘Gold’ in 2000 Guineas

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Al Shaqab Racing’s Galileo Gold, a son of Paco Boy, cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) April 30 at Newmarket. Read More...

Familiar Four-Furlong Breeze for Weep No More

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Weep No More delivers consistency in her workouts, which is just fine with trainer Rusty Arnold. Read More...