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Kentucky Oaks Attracts 154 Nominees

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
There are 154 fillies on the list of early nominees to the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), including Willis Horton's 2014 champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi. Read More...

West Point to Sponsor B.C. Betting Challenge

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced Feb. 27 that West Point Thoroughbreds has been named official partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and presenting sponsor of the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge. Read More...

Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Semifinalists Named

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award has announced six semifinalists for this year's award; with finalists to be announced March 17 and the winner to be revealed at an April 15, invitation-only cocktail reception at Castleton Lyons. Read More...

New Round of Casino Bidding OK’d in New York

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A New York casino panel has approved another round of bids for a gaming facility in the Southern Tier region of the state located near Binghamton and just across from the Pennsylvania border. Read More...

Insights on Jockey Club’s Purchase of B-H

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With the Feb. 27 announcement that The Jockey Club has purchased a majority interest in Blood-Horse, Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, answers questions about the transaction. Read More...

TJC Acquires Majority Interest in Blood-Horse

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Feb. 27 that The Jockey Club Information Systems has purchased a majority ownership interest in Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Charles Town, Oaklawn Cancel Friday Cards

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Due to winter weather, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia and at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas has been cancelled for Feb. 27. Read More...

Charles Town, Oaklawn, Laurel Cancel Cards

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Due to winter weather, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia and at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas has been cancelled for Feb. 27, along with racing at Maryland's Laurel Park. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: The Return of Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Swale Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

McCarron Named New Trainer at Merryland Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Two-time champion steeplechase jockey Matt McCarron has been named the new trainer at the Pons family's Merryland Farm in Hydes, Md. Read More...

Bill Would Allow Dealers at Indiana Racinos

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A proposal to ease Indiana's gambling laws, by permitting riverboat casinos to move onto land and allowing live dealers for table games at the state's two racetrack casinos, won approval by a wide margin in the Indiana House. Read More...

Baffert: Dortmund is ‘Figuring it Out’

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
It wasn't the fractions that excited Bob Baffert about undefeated Dortmund's workout the morning of Feb. 26 at Santa Anita Park, it was how the massive 3-year-old son of Big Brown handled himself. Read More...

Greyhound ‘Cessation’ Bill Sends a Warning

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Is West Virginia legislation an indication of what's to come? Read More...

THS: Swale Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Fasig-Tipton Swale Stakes this week. The duo discuss Daredevil, Souper Colossal, Senor Grits, and more! Read More...

Local Time Continues Meydan Dominance

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Godolphin Racing's Local Time extended her win streak to six races, including three straight on the dirt at Meydan, with a 4 3/4-length victory over four overmatched 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks. Read More...

North Dakota May Owe Bankrupt ADW Millions

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The U.S. Court of Appeals this month upheld a U.S. District Court's ruling that the state should not have collected millions of dollars from the estate of the bankrupt account-deposit wagering outlet Racing Services Inc. Read More...

First Foal for Nephrite is Filly

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Group III winner Nephrite was represented by his first reported foal Feb. 20 when a chestnut filly arrived at Park Stud in Ontario. Read More...

Churchill Weighs In on Its Racing Operations

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. officials said Thursday, Feb. 26, they aim to build on last year's highly profitable Kentucky Derby week but acknowledged they see little opportunity for racing growth outside of that week. Read More...

Casino Planned at Former Michigan Racetrack

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Plans are moving forward for a casino at the former Great Lakes Downs racetrack near Muskegon in western Michigan. Read More...

Consumer Credit Tops Herecomesthebride

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Sweetest Chant Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Consumer Credit could build a four-race win streak if she takes home the money in the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Gulfstream Rivals Clash in Palm Beach

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Bill Mott-trained Dubai Sky and Chad Brown-trained Night Prowler face nine others in 1 1/16-mile turf test Read More...

Rainha Da Bateria Tops Santa Ysabel Cast

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Three Chimneys Farm's Rainha Da Bateria will enter the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) as the only 3-year-old graded stakes winner in the field of nine, but will lose Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith for the 1 1/16-mile test. Read More...

Record Revenues for Churchill Downs in 2014

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Crediting its racing, casino, and online businesses, Churchill Downs Inc. enjoyed record revenues in 2014, while also finishing the year with record revenues in the fourth quarter. Read More...

Tampa Reports 10% Hike in All-Sources Handle

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
All-sources pari-mutuel handle is up 10.3% year-to-date at Tampa Bay Downs, which puts the Florida racetrack on course to average more than $4 million per day and finish with its highest wagering total since the 2010-11 meet. Read More...

Daredevil Returns from Freshening in Swale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Sifting through options for his many Triple Crown prospects can be challenging, but trainer Todd Pletcher didn't overthink the process when it came to finding a starting spot for grade I winner Daredevil. Read More...

Jockey Jerry Lambert Dies at 74

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jerry Lambert, one of California's leading jockeys in the 1960s and 1970s, died Feb. 24 at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif. Read More...

China Horse Club Buys Interest in Daredevil

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
China Horse Club has acquired a minority interest in grade I winner Daredevil, who is set to make his 3-year-old debut Feb. 28 in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Rio Bravo

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Francisco Bravo's River Oaks Farm offers top Oklahoma stallions. Read More...

TCA Announces February Merit Award Winners

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at state breeders associations' awards ceremonies in February. Read More...

Southeast Regional: Destined for Success

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Bill and Janet Grube, owners of Destiny Oaks of Ocala, don't believe in luck. But as the name of their farm suggests, they do believe in destiny. Read More...

Northeast Regional: Building an Empire

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Big Brown adds star power to New York stallion roster for 2015. Read More...

Horse PAC Passes $3 Million in Disbursements

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Horse PAC, the bipartisan political action committee of the NTRA, announced Feb. 25 it has surpassed the $3 million mark in total disbursements to federal political candidates and parties since its 2002 inception. Read More...

Derby Preps: No Need For Speed

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Don't act bewildered when your freakishly fast Bellamy Road finishes up the track on the first Saturday in May and a "slowpoke" like Giacomo comes charging by you in the stretch. Read More...

Gulfstream, F-T Bonus Tied to Sale, FL Derby

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Gulfstream Park and Fasig-Tipton have announced a $1 million bonus to the owner of the 2016 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner if that horse is a graduate of this year's 2015 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Report: Six Horses Die in Kentucky Barn Fire

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Six horses were reportedly killed during a Feb. 25 early-morning fire that consumed two barns at Chantelcaire Farm near Midway, Ky. Read More...

Horton Considers Rebel for Take Charge Brandi

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Owner Willis Horton confirmed Feb. 25 that the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 14 is under consideration as a target for champion Take Charge Brandi, although a decision has not yet been made. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Tickets Go On Sale March 4

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Breeders' Cup Feb. 25 said tickets for the Oct. 30-31 World Championships at Keeneland in Kentucky will be available for purchase at noon March 4. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Grab the Big Hammer

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
States need to make multiple medication violation policy a priority. Read More...

Foundation Mares: Courtly Dee

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Examining the most successful descendants of Courtly Dee, by Never Bend out of Tulle. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks Future Wager This Weekend

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Streaking champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi is a narrow choice as the favored individual horse, but the ever-popular mutuel field is the morning-line favorite in Kentucky Oaks Future Wager odds. Read More...

Status Not Reinstated for 2015 Joe Hernandez

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
After reviewing the off-the-turf renewal of this year's Joe Hernandez Stakes conducted Feb. 22 at Santa Anita Park, the American Graded Stakes Committee has decided not to reinstate the listed status of the race. Read More...

Baffert Duo Tabbed in Next Derby Future Wager

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A pair of 3-year-olds trained by Bob Baffert are the top individual choices according to the morning line for this weekend's Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool, the third of four Derby future wagers that will be offered. Read More...

Groups Respond to New British Steroid Policy

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A group of prominent organizations involved in Thoroughbred breeding, racing, and sales in North America issued a joint statement Feb. 24 in reaction to the British Horseracing Authority's enhanced equine anti-doping rules. Read More...

Virginia Equine Alliance Praises Legislation

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
In Feb. 24 release, the Virginia Equine Alliance praised legislation that has passed the state legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 02/24/2015

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Japan, Santa Anita, Oaklawn, Australia, Turfway and More. Read More...

Bullet Work at Golden Gate for Shared Belief

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Shared Belief, impressive winner of the San Antonio Invitational Stakes (gr. I), worked five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 2/5 Feb. 24 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Keeping Pace: Weighty Question

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Frank Angst analyzes the Kentucky Derby picture following interesting prep races from the weekend, specifically weight assignments. Read More...

Woodbine Schedules 102 Stakes for 2015 Meet

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Woodbine Entertainment released a 2015 Thoroughbred stakes schedule consisting of 102 stakes worth more than $20 million in purses for the 133-day meet. Read More...

Starlight Names New Communications Director

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Jessica Paquette, who was most recently the senior director of communications at Suffolk Downs, has been named director of communications for Starlight Racing. Read More...

Mahoning Valley Cancels Live Card for Feb. 24

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Due to severe winter weather, including high winds and record low temperatures, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has canceled its live racing program scheduled for Feb. 24. Read More...