Blood-Horse

Flintshire Shines in Hong Kong Vase Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Flintshire, a bridesmaid in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders' Cup Turf, finally got to the altar in the Longines Hong Kong Vase Dec. 14 over the "good to firm" turf course at Sha Tin Racecourse. Read More...

Jockey Perez Injured in Los Alamitos Spill

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Fernando Perez was unseated after an incident approaching the far turn in the seventh race at Los Alamitos Race Course Feb. 13. Read More...

Perez Rebounds From Fall, Wins Race Next Day

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Fernando Perez was unseated after an incident approaching the far turn in the seventh race at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 13 and, though he complained of neck pain, was back in the saddle and won a race Dec. 14. Read More...

Idolo Porteno Powers Clear in Pellegrini

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Idolo Porteno powered clear of rivals in the final furlong and comfortably won the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I), South America's flagship race Dec. 13 at Hipodromo San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Wires Starlet Thriller

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Favored Take Charge Brandi registered her second grade I win of the year and third graded victory in a row when she narrowly captured the $350,000 Starlet Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Micromanage Rallies to Win Queens County

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Repole Stable's Micromanage returned to the dirt Dec. 13 and overpowered Vyjack in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying five wide before securing the victory by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Sunbean Grinds Out LA Champions Day Repeat

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Last in the early running, Brittlyn Stable's homebred Sunbean edged ahead in deep stretch and scored a repeat win in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Merry Meadow Takes Sugar Swirl for Castellano

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Javier Castellano notched his first winner at the Gulfstream Park meeting when he rallied Merry Meadow from just off the pace to post a 1 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 13. Read More...

Harness Trainer Breaks Pletcher Purse Record

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Harness trainer Ron Burke's record-setting year continued the evening of Dec. 12 when he broke Todd Pletcher's North American record for purses won by a trainer. Pletcher held the mark of $28,116,097 set in 2007. Read More...

New Calder Backside Fence Stirs Controversy

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Parent company Churchill Downs Inc., preparing to redevelop parts of Calder Race Course, has started on the backside by putting up a wire fence. Trainers are saying the fence is a safety hazard and hinders access to barns. Read More...

Buggin Out Wins Alabama-Bred Stakes in LA

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Alabama-breds took center stage at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Dec. 12 as 4-5 choice Buggin Out led wire to wire in the $50,000 Magic City Stakes. Read More...

Mile Races Return Sunday to Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will begin carding one-mile races on the main track starting with the first race Dec. 12, in an effort to provide more options to horsemen. Read More...

Laurel Park to Recognize Eighttofasttocatch

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Laurel Park will recognize the popular locally-based gelding Eighttofasttocatch upon his retirement with a ceremony after the fourth race Saturday, Dec. 13. Read More...

‘All Legal Options’ on Table in NYTHA Dispute

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
An attorney for Terry Finley said "all legal options" are on the table in his client's quest to seek a new election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. Read More...

NYRA Schedules 251 Race Days for 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The New York Racing Association released its 2015 racing schedule Dec. 12, which calls for 251 days of live Thoroughbred action, headed by a 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Noble Mission at Lane’s End Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Frankel's full brother shows for the media at a press event at Lane's End Farm, where he has entered stud for 2015. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Sues Air Charter Company

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Breeders' Cup Ltd. has filed suit against a New Jersey-based air charter company, claiming the firm breached a contract under which it was to transport attendees back to Lexington following this year's races. Read More...

Kentucky Sire Lines for 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
There are 175 stallions, give or take, standing in Kentucky at a fee of $5,000 or more. The dominant sire lines are very evenly represented, with 53 from the Northern Dancer line and 52 from the Mr. Prospector line. Read More...

Laurel Park Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has re-accredited Laurel Park for two years. Read More...

Looking for a Longshot in the Starlet Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Baffert Runners Set Marks at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, owner Kaleem Shah, and jockey Martin Garcia combined to set a pair of track records at Los Alamitos Race Course Dec. 11. Read More...

Acceptance Stretches Out in King Glorious

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After beginning his career with consecutive sprint wins, Acceptance will stretch out to a mile in the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes Dec. 11 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Dec. 11 that it will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014. Read More...

Springboard Mile Pits Bayerd, Shotgun Kowboy

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After splitting two previous juvenile stakes earlier in the meet, Bayerd and Shotgun Kowboy square off in the rubber match, the $250,000 Remington Springboard Mile on closing night Dec. 14 at Remington Park. Read More...

Pletcher Pointing Constitution, Danza to Donn

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher is pointing a pair of grade I winners to the first major race for older horses in the country, the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Niarchos Family Top Breeders’ Cup Breeders

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Niarchos Family, racing under the Flaxman Holdings name, has won the fourth annual John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Starlet

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos featuring Take Charge Brandi. Read More...

Woodbine Reports Slight Dip in 2014 Handle

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The 2014 Woodbine Thoroughbred meet ended with a slight decrease in all-sources handle, the Woodbine Entertainment Group reported Dec. 11. Read More...

Symposium: Steward Revisits BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reasoning for their decision to take no action following the race. Read More...

Symposium: Steward Revisits BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reasoning for their decision to take no action following the race. Read More...

Golden Gate Cancels Races Due to Severe Storm

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Golden Gate Fields canceled its seven-race live program Thursday, Dec. 11, due to a severe storm that drenched the San Francisco Bay Area with heavy rains and gusty winds. Read More...

Golden Gate Cancels Races Due to Severe Storm

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Golden Gate Fields canceled its seven-race live program Thursday, Dec. 11, due to a severe storm that drenched the San Francisco Bay Area with heavy rains and gusty winds. Read More...

FBI Veteran Named to NYRA Security Position

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 11 that FBI veteran George C. Venizelos will become the organization's vice president of security, effective Jan. 26, 2015. Read More...

FBI Veteran Named to NYRA Security Position

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced Dec. 11 that FBI veteran George C. Venizelos will become the organization's vice president of security, effective Jan. 26, 2015. Read More...

NHC Tour Gets Prize-Money Boost for 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Dec. 11 the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Tour will offer record prize money of $250,000, up 25% from 2014. Read More...

NHC Tour Gets Prize-Money Boost for 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said Dec. 11 the 2015 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Tour will offer record prize money of $250,000, up 25% from 2014. Read More...

Sunbean Defends Title on LA Champions Day

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean will seek his third stakes win in six weeks when he defends his title in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Dec. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Fields Set for Hong Kong International Races

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After a bit of intrigue and some last-minute quick healing, the fields are set for the Dec. 14 Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecoourse. Read More...

Starlet Next for Lukas, Take Charge Brandi

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
She's in the driver's seat already, but a win in the $350,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 13 would mean the checkered flag in the Eclipse Award race for Take Charge Brandi at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Symposium: Racing Apps Need to Connect

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
As wagering outlets, racetracks, and other industry entities enter the mobile market, it is important they listen to customers' needs and take care to make sure new apps address those wishes. Read More...

Vyjack Aims for One More Win in Queens County

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pick Six Racing's Vyjack will get one more start of 2014, and his connections hope to make it a win in the $100,000 Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct Dec. 13. Read More...

Small Field Faces R Free Roll in Sugar Swirl

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A small but talented field of six fillies and mares is to go to post in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) from Gulfstream Park Dec. 13. Read More...

Red Oak Farm Sends 10 Broodmares to Darby Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John J. Brunetti Sr.'s Red Oak Farm is relocating 10 of its best broodmares to Darby Dan Farm in Kentucky, the Florida farm announced Dec. 10, and also plans changes to its racing operation. Read More...

Rakoff Dedicates First Win to Late Mentor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Beyond it being his first victory as a trainer, David Rakoff's win with Petite Lapin in the final race Dec. 7 at Gulfstream Park will always carry an extra special significance for him. Read More...

Symposium: Customer Has to Figure in Equation

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
As U.S. racing faces the challenge of shaping race days and meets and maintaining field sizes at a time when foal crops are shrinking, experts said tracks and horsemen need to remember to keep the customer in the equation. Read More...

Mulvihill New President of Turf Publicists

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jim Mulvihill, director of media and industry relations for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has been elected president of the Turf Publicists of America for 2015-16. Read More...

Finley Opts to Contest New York THA Election

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
West Point Thoroughbreds president Terry Finley said Dec. 10 he has officially contested the recent New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association in which he ran for president and lost by 14 votes. Read More...

NTRA Partners on Broad Insurance Program

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 10 it has an agreement with Lockton Insurance Brokers to offer a new risk-management and employee benefits program for the industry. Read More...

Europe Bans Horse Meat From Mexico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The European Commission confirmed it has taken action that essentially bans the import of all horse meat and meat products from Mexico. Read More...

Catching Up with Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with Wise Dan at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's barn at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More...