Blood-Horse

NEHBPA Files Application to Operate Suffolk

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association took one more important step toward the restoration of live racing at Suffolk Downs in 2015 by filing a supplemental application Nov. 24. Read More...

Lope de Vega Colt Leads Tattersalls Trading

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Lope de Vega colt from the family of English and Irish group I winner Rizeena topped the Tattersalls December yearling sale Nov. 24, bringing 325,000 guineas ($535,921 in United States funds). Read More...

Live Racing Blows In at Mahoning Valley

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course held its first-ever racing program Nov. 24 before a fairly large crowd on a wild weather day in northeastern Ohio. Read More...

Hoppertunity Gets Churchill Chance in Clark

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Rebel Stakes winner Hoppertunity will try the Clark Handicap in his second race off a layoff to allow healing of a quarter crack and the removal of an ankle chip. Read More...

Sweeping New Drug Rules Approved in New York

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
New York regulators on Nov. 24 enacted the most sweeping set of equine drug rules in more than 30 years in the state, providing a more certain threshold for allowable amounts of medication from two dozen different drugs. Read More...

Old Friends Sets Open House for Silver Charm

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Old Friends will hold a special open house for champion, dual classic winner, and Hall of Famer Silver Charm, who is to arrive this week at its Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in CA

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Salute the Sarge, a multiple graded stakes winner at 2 and sire of grade III winner Salutos Amigos, will stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $1,000. Read More...

Salute the Sarge to E.A. Ranches in Calif.

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Salute the Sarge, a multiple graded stakes winner at 2 and sire of grade III winner Salutos Amigos, will stand the 2015 breeding season at E.A. Ranches near Ramona, Calif. His fee will be $1,000. Read More...

32 Horses Die in Chicago-Area Stable Fire

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
More than 30 horses died in a stable fire in suburban Chicago over the weekend, with distraught owners of the animals arriving Sunday to lay flowers at the site, a fire department official said. Read More...

East Gift Takes Unusual Path Back to Clark

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
When Easter Gift finished a solid third to eventual 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and Game On Dude in last year's Clark Handicap (gr. I), trainer Chad Brown was hoping that big things could be on the horizon. Read More...

Easter Gift Takes Unusual Path Back to Clark

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
When Easter Gift finished a solid third to eventual 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and Game On Dude in last year's Clark Handicap (gr. I), trainer Chad Brown was hoping that big things could be on the horizon. Read More...

Big Macher Shows Star Quality in Cary Grant

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Rebounding from a troubled effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), favored Big Macher outfought a determined Rousing Sermon to score a game neck victory in the $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Nov. 23 at Del Mar. Read More...

Tom’s Tribute Tops Talented Seabiscuit Cast

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Tom's Tribute, whose past two starts at Del Mar produced victories in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), heads a staunch field of 10 expected for the grade II Seabiscuit Handicap Nov. 28. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Tops Fall City Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares for the 99th running of the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Leads Fall City Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares for the 99th running of the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Leads Falls City Handicap

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Phil Sims and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia heads a field of 10 older fillies and mares for the 99th running of the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Calgary Cat Sizzles in Kennedy Road Triumph

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Favored Calgary Cat completed a strong case for a Sovereign Award as Canada's top sprinter Nov. 23 with a dazzling finish in the $184,471 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) to win going away at Woodbine. Read More...

Shipper Holiday Star Faces 10 in Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Holiday Star, in the best form of his career, ships in from Maryland for trainer Graham Motion to test the firm turf at Del Mar in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) Thanksgiving Day. Read More...

Hushion Seeks ‘Wand for Princess Violet

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Filly named for trainer's granddaughter looks for graded breakthrough Nov. 28 at Aqueduct. Read More...

Hollywood Derby Likely After Chrome’s Workout

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
California Chrome had his first breeze over the turf at Del Mar Nov. 23, after which trainer Art Sherman told reporters he would enter the dual classic winner in the upcoming $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT). Read More...

Danon Shark Wins Mile Championship Thriller

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Danon Shark came out on top in the Mile Championship Nov. 23 at Kyoto, earning his first group I win in stakes record time after a tooth-and-nail stretch battle with Fiero. Read More...

Three Hearts Breaks Through in Red Carpet

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Making her first start for Neil Drysdale, Three Hearts took the lead in the stretch at odds of 29-1 and proved too tough while holding off Lady of Gold in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 22 at Del Mar. Read More...

Sunbean in Hand for Easy Delta Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Brittlyn Stables' Sunbean rallied smartly off the turn and romped away to an eye-catching victory in the $250,000 Delta Mile Stakes Nov. 22 at Delta Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel. Read More...

Cardinal Handicap Falls to Strike Charmer

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Courtlandt Farms' homebred Strike Charmer broke through at the graded level with a good rally Nov. 22, claiming the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Ocho Ocho Ocho Cashes Jackpot, Now 3-for-3

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Undefeated Ocho Ocho Ocho, one of several Southern California shippers in the field, outfought Mr. Z through the drive to capture the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by a nose at Delta Downs Racetrack Nov. 22. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Takes Down Delta Princess

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Proving her Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) victory was no fluke, Willis Horton's Take Charge Brandi returned Nov. 22 to claim the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 22 at Delta Downs. Read More...

Lubash Looks Like a Million in Tropical Turf

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Lubash became a millionaire after taking the $100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) from Gulfstream Park West by a half-length over Reporting Star on turf rated good Nov. 22. Read More...

Daring Kathy Takes My Charmer Wire-to-Wire

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Daring Kathy picked up her first graded stakes score and did so with a solid wire-to-wire effort Nov. 22, taking the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Mahoning Valley Opens Inaugural Meet Nov. 24

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Racecourse kicks off its inaugural racing season on Monday, Nov. 24, with an eight-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. EST. Read More...

Honor Code Inhales Allowance Foes in Return

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Honor Code returned a winner following a layoff of more than eight months Nov. 22 at Aqueduct Racetrack, rallying from sixth at mid-stretch to score impressively while in hand for jockey Javier Castellano. Read More...

Captain Serious on Toes for Fall Highweight

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Named after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, Captain Serious looks to stuff his competition in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Elite Belle, Magnifisio Win in Australia

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jockey William Pike skillfully guided Elite Belle through opponents in the stretch, where she caught the leader in the final 100 meters and won the Aus$1 million Railway Stakes (Aus-I) Nov. 22 at Ascot in Perth, Australia. Read More...

Del Mar Employee Honored for Heroic Action

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Longtime Del Mar employee David Martinez, who rescued a boy from a burning trailer this summer, will be honored by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority at the group's annual awards banquet Dec. 3. Read More...

Sinatra Leaving Parx to Take MJC Position

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Sal Sinatra, director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania, is leaving to take the position of vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, which is owned by The Stronach Group. Read More...

New Jersey to Press On for Sports Betting

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Sports betting at Monmouth Park will have to await another day in court following a decision Nov. 21 by the United States District Court granting an injunction stopping the Oceanport racetrack from taking such wagers. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Faces Tough Task in Fabulous Strike

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
If the amazing Ben's Cat is going to make it back-to-back victories in the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap on Thanksgiving Eve at Penn National, he'll will have to defeat one of the toughest fields he has faced recently. Read More...

JJ and Anna and Their Long Journey Together

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Steve Haskin relates the story of Anna Simms and 2011 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) winner J J's Lucky Train. Read More...

Median Rises at Goffs Breeding Stock Opener

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A strong opening day of Goffs November breeding stock sale Nov. 21 was topped by the Aga Khan Studs' Hazariya, who sold to Oliver St. Lawrence for 480,000 euros ($594,740 in United States funds). Read More...

Cigar Mile Stakes Card Fields Taking Shape

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fields are taking shape for the Nov. 29 Cigar Mile (gr. I) stakes program at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring four graded events worth a combined $1.7 million. Read More...

Suffolk Eyes Simulcast License for Next Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Suffolk Downs, which ended live racing for good earlier in the fall and laid off the majority of the track's remaining employees on Nov. 20 is now investigating ways to remain open as a simulcast-only facility in 2015. Read More...

AHC: Impact of Immigration Order Unclear

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The impact of an executive order on immigration issued by President Obama on the horse industry remains unclear, the American Horse Council said Nov. 21. Read More...

Indiana Reports Multiple Medication Sanctions

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After eliminating a backlog of drug testing samples from Thoroughbred races, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission announced a long list of sanctions levied against trainers from Aug. 1 through the end of October. Read More...

Wild Again Still Impacting the Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Thirty years after winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, Wild Again is still relevant, counting high-profile runners Bayern, Just a Way, Fed Biz, and Vicar's in Trouble among his headlining descendants in 2014. Read More...

Broadcaster Edwards to Emcee Eclipse Awards

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jeannine Edwards, a sports broadcaster for ESPN and ABC, will host the Eclipse Awards presentations Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Read More...

Monmouth, Atlantic City Granted 2015 Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 2015 Thoroughbred racing season in New Jersey will again begin at Atlantic City Race Course, according to schedules approved Nov. 20 by the New Jersey Racing Commission. Read More...

Moore, Ortiz Line Up for HK Jockey Battle

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ryan Moore, currently topping the Longines World's Best Jockey list, heads the list of riders invited for the Dec. 10 Longines International Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley in Hong Kong. Read More...

Indiana Grand Approved for 120 Dates in 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Indiana Grand Race Course will offer 120 programs of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in 2015 under a schedule approved Nov. 17 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Goffs Registers Record-Breaking Foal Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Totals for the four-day sale represented a 52% spike compared with last year. This year's numbers saw a 41% increase in average price to €37,068 ($45,964), while median was up 29% to €22,000 ($27,280). Read More...

First Win for United States at Charles Town

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Florida stallion United States had his first reported winner the evening of Nov. 20 when 2-year-old Melvian Star graduated in the third race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Torrid Martin Resumes Golden Gate Hot Streak

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With the start of a new week of racing Nov. 20, trainer John F. Martin continues to win races at a remarkable rate at the Golden Gate Fields fall meeting. Read More...