Blood-Horse

Dortmund Moving to the Front-Rank

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Dortmund is the second Big Brown stakes winner to feature inbreeding to Boundary's sire, Danzig. Read More...

New York THA Releases Election Submissions

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York THA has released documents in conjunction with a review of the challenge of its 2014 election by Terry Finley, who lost the race for president to Rick Violette Jr. by a slim margin Read More...

Personnel Changes at Taylor Made Sales Agency

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Taylor Made Sales Agency announced a number of personnel changes, which became effective Jan. 15, at the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based organization. Read More...

Laurel Park Cancels Racing Friday, Jan. 23

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for Friday, Jan., 23 due to track conditions. The cancellation is the second this week after the track canceled the Jan. 19 holiday card. Read More...

Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Set for May 30

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino announced the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint will be renewed Saturday, May 30, three weeks earlier the inaugural event in 2014. Read More...

Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding young horses, it might be better to do so according to each horse's individual birth date, a Japanese research team recently concluded. Read More...

Sky Classic Pensioned at Pin Oak

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 28-year-old son of Nijinsky II stood his entire stud career at Kentucky farm. Read More...

Sky Classic Pensioned at Pin Oak Stud

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 28-year-old son of Nijinski II stood his entire stud career at Kentucky farm. Read More...

Record $2.36M Purse at Stake at NHC Tourney

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A record field of 606 entrants will compete for more than $2.36 million, the largest purse in handicapping tournament history, and an Eclipse Award at the 16th National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25. Read More...

Major Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International and the Association of Official Racing Chemists will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy April 21-23. Read More...

Gulfstream Jockey Bocachica Out of Hospital

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Gulfstream Park jockey Orlando Bocachica was released from the hospital the evening of Jan. 21, a week after breaking his arm and jaw in a fall. Read More...

Rillito Working with Race Industry Students

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson will be extending its reach to the classroom through newly developed cooperation with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program. Read More...

Dynasty Colt Smashes South African Sale Mark

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A son of leading South African sire Dynasty became the most expensive Thoroughbred ever sold at public auction in South Africa when fetching 5.2 million rands at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale the evening of Jan. 22. Read More...

Court Picks Up Mount on Take Charge Brandi

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi will get a new rider when she makes her sophomore debut Jan. 31 at Oaklawn Park, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Sire Indian Evening

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sire Indian Evening, a graded stakes-placed and stakes-winning son of Indian Charlie standing at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, had his first foal drop Jan. 21 at Victory Rose. Read More...

New Vocations: 450 Horses Served in 2014

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program said Jan. 22 that it served over 450 retired racehorses and screened 1,111 potential recipients through their application process in 2014. Read More...

Smarty Jones Winner Far Right Ready to Return

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Smarty Jones Stakes winner Far Right is expected to resume his Triple Crown preparations at Oaklawn Park, but the son of Notional may skip next month's Southwest Stakes (gr. III) in favor of the Rebel (gr. II) March 14. Read More...

Retired Trainer Cunningham Dies at Age 71

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Retired trainer James P. "Jim" Cunningham died Jan. 16 at Baycare Alliant Hospital in Dunedin, Fla., after a lingering illness. He was 71. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Holy Bull Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 24, 2015. Read More...

Firespike, Quality Rocks Top OBS Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Stakes winners Firespike and Quality Rocks top the respective male and filly divisions of the OBS Championship Stakes at Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Jan. 27. Read More...

First Foal for Alternation a Colt

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The first reported foal for the stallion Alternation was a colt foaled Jan. 20 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky. Read More...

Palace Malice Returns to Worktab in Aiken

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice turned in his first breeze of 2015 on Jan. 22 in Aiken, S.C., his initial recorded move since returning to training in mid-November after a layoff at Three Chimneys Farm. Read More...

Golden Years, ‘Shutdown’ Head Whiteley Jr.

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Tim O'Donohue's Governmentshutdown and Hillwood Stable's Golden Years share highweight assignment Jan. 24 for the $100,000 Frank Whitely Jr. Stakes, while O'Donohue also has Lake Sebago in the $100,000 Marshua for fillies. Read More...

Daddy’s Kid, Cassatt Head Sam Houston Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Read More...

Guys Reward Back for Tampa Bay Defense

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Michael J. Bruder's Guys Reward will look to defend his title in the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Jan. 24, when he faces a full field of older horses going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. Read More...

Will Bluegrass Singer Upset the Holy Bull?

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Handicapping Contest to Benefit Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Political strategist and commentator James Carville, actress and model Bo Derek, and former NBA coach and ESPN/ABC analyst Avery Johnson are among the participants in the $10,000 NTRA NHC Charity Challenge. Read More...

Fiftyshadesofgold Named Texas Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fiftyshadesofgold has been named the 2014 Texas Horse of the Year as well as the state's champion 3-year-old filly, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced Jan. 21. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Sire Ultimate Eagle

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The first reported foal by grade I winner Ultimate Eagle was a bay filly born Jan. 17, Special T Thoroughbreds announced. Read More...

State Control of NYRA May Be Extended

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an extension of the state's control period over the New York Racing Association for up to an additional year. Read More...

Ramseys Have Top Kitten’s Joy Contender

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Appropriately, Ken and Sarah Ramsey have a top contender in the Jan. 24 Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park, a race named for their prolific stallion. Read More...

Brown Seeks to Extend Sweetest Chant Success

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown will seek to continue his recent dominance in the Sweetest Chant Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park when he saddles Consumer Credit in the one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Cape Premier Yearling Sale Set for Jan. 22

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
One of South Africa's major yearling sales, Cape Thoroughbred Sales' Cape Premier yearling sale, is scheduled to get underway Jan. 22 in Cape Town. Read More...

Deadline for Naming Foals Approaching

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Jockey Club reminds owners and breeders that a valid attempt to name foals of 2013 must be made by Feb. 1 to avoid a $100 late fee. Read More...

Penn National Cancels Live Racing

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, due to an impending winter storm expected in the central Pennsylvania region. Read More...

West Coast Regional: Perfect Ten

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
David Mowat's Ten Broeck stable has the glow of success. Read More...

Barbados Rides Hot Streak into Hutcheson

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Barbados, winner of the Jan. 3 Spectacular Bid Stakes, heads the Jan. 24 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown will break from post seven of eight going seven furlongs. Read More...

Instant Racing Under Scrutiny in Idaho

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Instant Racing, a pari-mutuel form of electronic gaming in which the outcome is determined by previously run horse races, is under scrutiny in northern Idaho. Read More...

First Foal for Overanalyze Born in Louisiana

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The first reported foal for WinStar Farm's Overanalyze is a filly, born Jan. 18 at Red River Farm in Coushatta, La. Read More...

Bridesmaid Skipalute to Bid for Forward Gal

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Skipalute may still be a maiden, but in her last start she finished second to a champion and could be the one to beat in the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, January 23 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's racing, including the Holy Bull. Read More...

Helmet Tests Revealing for Jockeys’ Guild

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Helmet tests conducted by the Jockeys' Guild have revealed the dangers of riding with a helmet that previously has been involved in a spill and also offered initial evidence that a thin skull cap could help improve safety. Read More...

Just a Way – Longines World’s Best Racehorse

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Just a Way wins the 2014 Longines World's Best Racehorse. Read More...

Spring At Last Sold to Saudi Interests

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Grade I-winning millionaire Spring At Last has been purchased by Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer, who will relocate the 12-year-old son of Silver Deputy to Saudi Arabia, where he'll stand stud in 2015. Read More...

Seabiscuit Saddle Brings $104,260 at Auction

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jockey Red Pollard's race-worn saddle from Hall of Fame racehorse Seasbiscuit has sold for $104,260, Lelands auction house announced Jan 20. Read More...

Upstart Launches 3YO Campaign in Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Ralph M. Evans' New York-bred Upstart is slated to embark on his much-anticipated 3-year-old campaign Jan. 24 in the $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Lexie Lou Nominated for Two Sovereign Awards

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Queen's Plate and Woodbine Oaks winner has been nominated for top 3-year-old filly and female turf horse honors. The Jockey Club of Canada has announced all the Sovereign Award finalists for its 17 championship divisions. Read More...

Track Executives Work to Promote Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A pair of racetrack executives outlined plans to promote jockeys, and promote horse racing through the use of riders, at this year's Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 19-20 in Hollywood, Fla. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Champ Shanghai Bobby

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The first reported foal for champion Shanghai Bobby is a colt, born Jan. 16 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky. Read More...

Acceptance, Tough Sunday in Cal Cup Derby

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Multiple stakes winner Acceptance, who is unbeaten in three starts for trainer Don Warren, and impressive maiden winner Tough Sunday headline a field of eight Jan. 24 in the California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park. Read More...