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Cristina’s Journey Product of Romans’ Program

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Dale Romans has had success keeping his 2-year-olds in western Kentucky in July and August rather than upstate New York -- and it has nothing to do with purse money. Read More...

Sparkling Review Aces Pin Oak Valley View

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sparkling Review continued her climb through conditions in solid fashion Oct. 17, winning the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. It was also the first graded score for trainer Ben Colebrook. Read More...

Unprecedented Demand Pushes Tattersalls Gains

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Book 3 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale came to a close the evening of Oct. 17 in Newmarket, wrapping up an outstanding two weeks of trading at Park Paddocks. Read More...

Monmouth to Begin Sports Wagering Oct. 26

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Monmouth Park is to begin offering and accepting wagers on sporting contests and athletic events Oct. 26 at the New Jersey racetrack. Read More...

Lockout Holds Class Edge in Nearctic Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
John Oxley's Lockout, who has faced better company in his past three outings, holds a class edge against nine rivals Oct. 19 in the six-furlong Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine. Read More...

Goldencents Turns in Key BC Dirt Mile Work

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
W. C. Racing's 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents breezed five furlongs Oct. 17 in preparation for a title defense at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Begins Monday

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes its 2014 October yearling sale will continue to reflect market stability after it's record-breaking edition last year. Read More...

NYRA Supports Proposed Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association Oct. 17 expressed its full support of the New York State Gaming Commission's proposed rules on threshold limits for therapeutic medications on race day. Read More...

Malibu Moon’s Stud Fee Unchanged in 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington announced that Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2015, the same fee he commanded this year. Read More...

Belardo Among Juvenile Standouts at Newmarket

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Prince Faisal's Belardo gamely speared between rivals and drew off to a convincing win the Oct. 17 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), the most prestigious 2-year-old race in Great Britain. Read More...

Canada’s Up With the Birds Targets Japan Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Up With the Birds, Canada's Horse of the Year for 2013, is expected to make his next start in the prestigious $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30 at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Bright Thought Out of Breeders’ Cup Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bright Thought, winner of the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park, will not run in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), trainer Phil D'Amato said Oct. 17. Read More...

Stewards Find No Riding Errors in Fatal Spill

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Racing stewards in Indiana have found no riding infractions in the Tuesday, Oct. 14, spill in a race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in which apprentice jockey Juan Saez died. Read More...

Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Read More...

WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Street Cry’s Legacy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Street Cry deserves to be remembered for his ability as a racehorse and for his part in developing a uniquely international branch of the Mr. Prospector male line. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Raven Run

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G2 Raven Run at Keeneland. Read More...

Australia’s Ban on AI Upheld by High Court

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Sydney businessman and former bookmaker Bruce McHugh's efforts to overturn Australia's ban on artificial insemination in Thoroughbreds has ended after the Australian High Court turned down his appeal. Read More...

Preview Highlights NYRA.com Video Features

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The New York Racing Association announced that starting Saturday, Oct. 18, visitors to NYRA.com will be offered a special, two-day sneak preview of new, HD video capabilities. Read More...

Handicapping the British Champions Day Races

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the British Champions Day races at Ascot. Read More...

BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances. Read More...

Book 3 at Tattersalls Yearling Sale Begins

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale got started with a flourish Oct. 16 with 17 lots selling for 50,000 guineas or more and the six-figure barrier broken for the first time at the sale. Read More...

New NYRA Video Worth Checking Out

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
NYRA.com plans to roll out a preview of upgraded video options on its web site this weekend. Read More...

Suffolk Workers Union Sues Gaming Commission

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Unionized employees of Suffolk Downs have sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission contending it violated the law when it selected Wynn Resorts for a casino license instead of the track's gaming partner, Mohegan Sun. Read More...

Canadian International Attracts Brown Panther

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
European invaders Brown Panther and Hillstar will be well-backed as part of a competitive field of 10 expected for the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 19. Read More...

No Denying Holiday Star in Sycamore Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Following a pair of nose defeats in his most recent tries, there was no denying Holiday Star in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) as he wore down favored Red Rifle in the final yards on a soft Keeneland turf course. Read More...

Silent Treat Towers Over Ontario Fashion S.

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Six furlongs looks to be right in the wheelhouse of Silent Treat as the two-time stakes winners looks to add the Ontario Fashion Stakes to her portfolio in a 10-horse field. Read More...

Just The Judge Eyes F&M Turf Via E.P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Irish classic winner Just The Judge can turn an Oct. 19 run in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) into a bid at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) just a few weekends later. Read More...

Just The Judge Eyes BC via E.P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Irish classic winner Just The Judge hopes to turn an Oct. 19 run in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) into a bid at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) just a few weekends later. Read More...

Pre-Entries for Breeders’ Cup Close Oct. 20

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Pre-entries for all 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races will close Monday, Oct. 20 at noon local time of the place of pre-entry, Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 16. Read More...

Australian Apprentice Jockey Dies After Fall

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Australian apprentice jockey Caitlin Forrest died Oct. 15 after a fall at Murray Bridge race course near Adelaide, the second female jockey to die in recent days. Read More...

RMTC Notes Uniform Medication Program Steps

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium believes the majority of racing jurisdictions will have a substantial portion of the National Uniform Medication Program in place by year's end. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Raven Run Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Raven Run Stakes from Keeneland this weekend. With a full field who do you think will win? Read More...

Clark Headlines Churchill’s Fall Meet Slate

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) is the main event on a schedule of 13 stakes races that carry total purses of about $2 million during the 25-day fall meet Oct. 26 to Nov. 30 at Churchill. Read More...

Last Full Measure Added to Keeneland November

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Grade I winner Last Full Measure, in foal to War Front, has been supplemented to Keeneland's 2014 November breeding stock sale and will be offered Nov. 4, opening day of the auction. Read More...

Golden Gate Fields Opens 36-Day Fall Meet

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The fall meeting at Golden Gate Fields opens Oct. 16, and the 36-day season will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships as well as the 63rd running of the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III). Read More...

Ben’s Cat Entered for Maryland Million Turf

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ben's Cat will remain on turf as he targets a record fourth win in the 29th Jim McKay Maryland Million at Laurel Park Oct. 18. Read More...

No Conveyor Belt Early at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The new dirt surface at Keeneland generally has been fair and certainly has not produced the dramatic speed-favoring bias the former dirt track would sometimes display. Read More...

Catching Up with 2013 Breeders’ Cup Winners

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Some have retired, a hearty few race on, but the winners of last year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will always have their place in history. Here we check in with the 14 runners who put on a great show in 2013. Read More...

Brother to Stardom Bound Paces OBS Fall Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A full brother to Eclipse champion Stardom Bound sold to Gerald Frankel for $370,000 to top the first ever horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 15 in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Discreet Marq Stands Out in Ticonderoga

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Discreet Marq, a New York-bred who has competed primarily in grade I company since winning the 2013 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), tops the oversubscribed field of fillies and mares entered in the Oct. 18 Ticonderoga Stakes. Read More...

Warriors Return for WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The winners of the last three editions of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes will square off the evening of Oct. 18 when Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races hosts the feature and eight other state-bred stakes. Read More...

More Marks Fall at Tattersalls Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale concluded Oct. 15 with a new sale record price of 525,000 guineas ($881,685 in U.S. funds) as well as marks for turnover, average, and median. Read More...

Big Business Aims to Cash in Hudson Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Four times a runner-up in stakes races this season, including a second-place finish to Palace in the Forego (gr. I), Big Business will try to secure the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap Oct. 18. Read More...

Good Luck Gus Heads Field for Sleepy Hollow

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Having scored an impressive victory in the New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes, Good Luck Gus now looks to aim higher in the $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes Oct. 18 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Luck on Twitter to Discuss BC Foreign Hopes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
NBC Sports' international horse racing analyst Nick Luck and the Breeders' Cup social media team will conduct a live chat on Twitter this Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. EDT. Read More...

No Extra Days for Kentucky Downs in 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Under a plan approved Oct. 15 by the tracks involved, Kentucky Downs will continue to offer just five race days in 2015 but the Franklin, Ky., track will pick up an additional Saturday. Read More...

HRTV to Air Live BC Pre-Entry Show Oct. 22

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
HRTV will give racing fans their first look at the horses pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when it airs a special live Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry show from Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET. Read More...

Saratoga Snacks Seeks Empire Classic Rebound

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Defending champion Saratoga Snacks takes on eight fellow New York-breds Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, the main feature on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Owners at the Thoroughbred Ownership Conference were given a tutorial in proper horse care, common health and physical problems, and what some organizations are doing to improve the quality of life for horses and people. Read More...