Blood-Horse

Protonico Moves to Darby Dan Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Protonico, a four-time graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

Camryn’s Gem Tops Keeneland November 10th Session

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Calumet Farm acquired the session-topping horse Nov. 16 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, paying $110,000 for the Unbridled's Song mare Camryn's Gem in foal to Wicked Strong. Read More...

Exaggerator to Shuttle to Chile

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Exaggerator, a multi-millionaire son of Curlin who won three grade 1's including the 2016 Preakness Stakes, will shuttle to Haras Doña Icha in Chile in 2018, it was announced Nov. 16. Read More...

Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing. Read More...

Mile Championship: Japan’s Year-End Honors Up For Grabs

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line. Read More...

Mile Championship: Japan’s Year-End Honors Up For Grabs

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line. Read More...

Khozan Leads Journeyman Stud’s 2018 Roster

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Central Florida's Journeyman Stud released its 2018 stud fees Nov. 16, led by first-crop weanling sire Khozan, whose fee has been set at $5,000. Read More...

Year-End Honors Up For Grabs in Mile Championship

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Japan's Autumn Festival of group 1 events centers on Kyoto Nov. 19, where a rather wide-open field tackles the Mile Championship with year-end honors on the line. Read More...

Clay Whitham Keynote Speaker at 2018 HBPA Convention

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Clay Whitham co-manages with his mother, Janis, the family's racing and breeding operation, Whitham Thoroughbreds. The Whithams keep about 10 broodmares and a similar amount of horses in training. Read More...

Stormy Liberal in for HK Sprint, Richard’s Boy Possible

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Immediately after standout races by three of their sprinters in the Breeders' Cup, Rockingham Ranch and trainer Peter Miller considered each for a run in the prestigious Hong Kong Sprint (G1) at Sha Tin Dec. 10. Read More...

Health Zone: Correcting Crooked Legs in Foals

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Many foals are born with some degree of angular limb deformity. Most common are knees too close together (carpal valgus), with fetlock joints wide apart. Next common is bowlegged at the knees (carpal varus), with fetlock joints too close together. Read More...

Look Back: Glorious Song Travels East and Triumphs

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A Look Back at Glorious Song, who won three straight grade 1 races in 1980, including the Top Flight Handicap. Read More...

TIP Youth Ambassadors Share Their OTTB Enthusiasm

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassadors are a special group of young off-track Thoroughbred supporters who want to share their passion for ex-racehorses with the equestrian world. Read More...

Tom Queally, Rider of Frankel, Moves Tack to California

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Tom Queally, known best as the regular jockey of undefeated European champion Frankel, has relocated to Northern California, where he'll begin riding Nov. 16 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Horse Races Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Broken Vow Filly Tops Keeneland November Ninth Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Weanlings brought eight of the 10 highest prices of the Nov. 15 ninth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of a daughter of Broken Vow to Hidden Brook, agent, for $110,000. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Adds 73 to Midlantic December Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December mixed sale, to be held Dec. 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. Read More...

Dona Bruja Bids for More Churchill Success in Cardinal

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dona Bruja (ARG), winner of the Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course in June, will seek her second stakes triumph over that surface in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (G3T) Nov. 18. Read More...

Richardson to Receive KTO Horseman of the Year Award

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dr. J. David Richardson is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Read More...

Adena Springs Announces 2018 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Adena Springs' nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America. His 2018 fee will be $85,000, increased from $75,000 last year. Read More...

Calumet Farm Announces 2018 Stallion Roster

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Keen Ice, Bal a Bali, War Correspondent, and Mr. Z have been added to the Calumet Stallion Roster for 2018, which announced it's fees for the upcoming season Nov. 15. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Dies at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Passes at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure passed away the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Legendary Horseman Robert Courtney Sr. Dead at 96

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Robert Courtney Sr., who mentored generations of horsemen and dispensed wisdom and laughs at every turn, has died in his Lexington home at age 96. Read More...

Race Horses Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Polar River Set for U.S. Debut in Return to Racing

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
With a new trainer in place and a start in the United States for the first time, group 3 winner Polar River is entered in a one-mile allowance-optional claiming race Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Everybody’s Talking

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
We're talking about the "rivalry" between a certain pair of sale companies, both of which happen to be based in Lexington. Read More...

Former Racehorse Now Works Alongside Birds of Prey

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Shubaat, a Godolphin Rehoming Programme graduate, found new career off the track at Dartmoor Hawking. Read More...

You’re to Blame Tops Keeneland November Eighth Session

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Horses of racing age were featured during the Nov. 14 eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, with You're to Blame bringing the highest price of $440,000 paid by Steve Young, as agent.  Read More...

Bennett Joins Thoroughbred Charities of America

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Victoria Bennett has been named as the development manager for Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Read More...

Enable Honored as Cartier Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred 3-year-old filly Enable (GB) was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London Nov. 14. Read More...

Ruis to Stand Saburo and War Envoy in California

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
State's first sons of Medaglia d'Oro and War Front and will be standing at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Uncaptured, The Big Beast Head Ocala Stud Roster

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for an advertised fee of $6,000.  Read More...

Denman Elected to SCSB Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Veteran announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. Read More...

Ruis Standing Saburo and War Envoy in California

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
State's first sons of Medaglia d'Oro and War Front and will be standing at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Read More...

WinStar, Grayson Unveil Giving Tuesday Challenge

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13 that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held Nov. 28. Read More...

Active Day of Trade at Keeneland’s Seventh Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two broodmares—multiple grade 1 winner Intangaroo, in foal to Silent Name (JPN), and Mrs. Hudson, in foal to Midshipman—sold for $200,000 apiece to top the Nov. 13 seventh session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.  Read More...

Bloom Purchases Mare to Help Good Cause

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
When Jeff Bloom came to Kentucky to shop the Keeneland November sale, he didn't expect to be leaving with Hip 1742, a Flatter mare named Dicey Flats. But Bloom ended up privately purchasing the mare, who came with an added incentive. Read More...

WinStar, Grayson Unveil GivingTuesday Challenge

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13 that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held Nov. 28. Read More...

Keeneland’s Horses of Racing Age a Specialized Market

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Racing rather than breeding will be foremost in the minds of many buyers deep into the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 14, when 18 racing prospects will be offered. Read More...

Penny Chenery to Receive Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 13 that the 2017 Big Sport of Turfdom award will be presented posthumously to Penny Chenery.  Read More...

The Week in Photos 11/14/2017

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Bob Hope, Red Smith Handicap, Commonwealth Turf, VRC Oaks, Emirates, Darley Classic, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Panasonic Cup and more. Read More...

Keeneland November Sixth Session Sees Gains

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Competition for quality horses fueled substantial across-the-board increases during the Nov. 12 sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by $260,000 Aqua Regia, in foal to Dialed In. Read More...

Nominees Announced for Cartier Racing Awards

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following the end of the British flat racing season at Doncaster Nov. 11, the 2017 nominees for the Cartier Racing Awards were announced Nov. 12 with Cracksman, Enable, Ribchester, Ulysses as the nominees for Horse of the Year. Read More...

Long On Value, Airoforce Among Sale Prospects

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Horses of racing age will step up to the plate at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 13-14, with graded stakes winning horses and colts, and a few geldings, scheduled to go through the ring.  Read More...

Gigantic Breeze Bests Melmich in Autumn Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hopefield Farm's Gigantic Breeze turned the tables on Melmich in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 12, as the Giant's Causeway gelding ended a five-race win streak for Melmich.  Read More...

Romans Breaks Churchill Downs Record for Most Wins

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Romans took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the history of Churchill Downs from Bill Mott, when 2-year-old Storm Runner cruised to a 4 1/2-length victory under jockey Alex Canchari in the sixth race Nov. 12. Read More...

Silver Bay First Stakes Winner for Currency Swap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Freshman sire Currency Swap had his first black-type stakes winner Nov. 11, when Richlyn Farms' Silver Bay led the way through the 6 1/2-furlong Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...