Blood-Horse

‘Chrome,’ Dortmund Face Off in San Diego ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Back in his namesake state for more than three months now, California Chrome is set to resume his 2016 campaign July 23 in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, where he'll take on fellow multiple grade I winner Dortmund. Read More...

Juveniles Contend for Sanford Superiority

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) kicks off the annual battle for 2-year-old superiority July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

CHRB Denies Valenzuela License Again

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board has denied jockey Patrick Valenzuela a license to ride during races in the state, citing a recommendation made by a hearing officer, according to a July 20 news release from the regulatory agency. Read More...

Miss Temple City Set for U.S. Return in Diana

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With divisional leader Tepin away, Miss Temple City and 10 other turf females will try to take advantage in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Heat Leads Canterbury to Cancel July 21 Card

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Due to extreme temperatures and a heat index exceeding 110 degrees forecast for the evening, Canterbury Park has canceled live racing for July 21, its next scheduled racing program. Read More...

KY Busy Finding Homes for Abandoned Horses

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they've found at least temporary homes for 15 of the 43 horses declared abandoned last month at a Mercer County farm and are working to find homes for the 28 horses that remain. Read More...

HRRN to Offer Coverage in Spanish

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Industry veteran Roberto “El Potro” Rodriguez and analyst Eloy Vielma will host the Spanish broadcasts, and races will be called by NYRA Spanish announcer Luis Grandison. Read More...

High-Priced Sweet Loretta in Schuylerville

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
St. Elias Stable bought the Tapit daughter for $750,000 as a weanling. Read More...

Ellis Park to Host “Making of a Racehorse”

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The free event will go from the starting gate to the barn of John Hancock, a third-generation trainer and starts at 7:30 a.m. Read More...

Trainer Keefe Keeps Very Active in Maryland

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Following a quiet spring during the Pimlico meet, trainer Tim Keefe has gotten off to a quick start at Laurel Park's summer meet. He's also a triathlete and assists his wife in the area of racehorse aftercare. Read More...

Charitable Annuity WV-Bred Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mark Russell's Charitable Annuity, who won seven of 10 starts including the West Virginia Breeders' Classic last year, was named 2015 West Virginia-Bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. Read More...

Gallardo’s 1,000th Win Comes at Presque Isle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Antonio Gallardo, currently ranked second in wins this season among North American-based jockeys, secured the 1,000th victory of his career July 19 when he guided The Fazz Man to victory in the seventh race at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Wise Dan to Receive Comeback Award

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been selected to receive the inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award from the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington. Read More...

Reports of Mares Bred Due by Aug. 1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club July 20 noted that Reports of Mares Bred for the 2016 breeding season are due by Aug. 1. Read More...

Rood & Riddle Comeback Award to Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has announced that an award honoring the remarkable Thoroughbred champion Wise Dan will be presented at Hats Off Day on July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Read More...

Postponed to Miss King George VI Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Postponed will miss the opportunity to defend his title in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Qipco) due to a respiratory infection. Read More...

Undefeated Ancient Secret Targets Lake George

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Perfect in three starts, New York-bred Ancient Secret will try for her first graded stakes score in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) on opening day of the Saratoga Race Course meet Friday, July 22. Read More...

Kentucky Mulls Laws Impacting Equine Welfare

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A Kentucky Department of Agriculture council will consider changes to the law that would allow local officials to more quickly take possession of horses when they are determined to be abandoned. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 7/19/2016

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Delaware Handicap, Indiana Derby, Kent, Ontario Matron, Darley Irish Oaks, Carl Hanford Memorial. Read More...

Tapit Clears $100M Mark in Progeny Earnings

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Leading sire Tapit reached a significant milestone when his son Cupid won the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) the evening of June 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

WVBC Program Awarded $1.17M for 2016 Purses

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission July 19 signed off on $1,170,000 in funding for purses for the 30th edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classics Oct. 8 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Out-of-Competition Testing Progresses in WV

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Regulators and track executives in West Virginia hope to have about 50% of the starters in two upcoming graded stakes tested out of competition as part of a launch of the program in the state. Read More...

TERF Announces 2016 Grants and Scholarships

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation ("TERF") Trustees are pleased to announce this year's grants and scholarships, totaling $98,785. Read More...

Nomination Deadline Nears for TIEA Program

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The deadline for nominations for the new Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards is Aug. 1, officials said July 19. Read More...

Milestone Win for Finger Lakes-Based Davila

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Michael Davila Jr. registered the 1,000th riding victory of his career July 18 when he guided Chickaletta to a front-running victory in the first race at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Read More...

Wings of Desire Set for King George Try

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Wings of Desire is among nine runners confirmed for the 66th running of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 23 at Ascot. Read More...

Postponed to Bid for King George Repeat

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Postponed is among 10 runners confirmed for the 66th running of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I), in which he will bid to become a rare repeat winner of the race July 23 at Ascot. Read More...

Postponed to Bid for King George Repeat

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Postponed is among 10 runners confirmed for the 66th running of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I), in which he will bid to become a rare repeat winner of the race July 23 at Ascot. Read More...

Gun Runner, Creator Both Work in Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Gun Runner and Creator both worked five furlongs in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 18 as they continue preparation for their next starts for trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Tops Poll, Tepin Ranked Second

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
California Chrome remains the leading Thoroughbred in North America in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll released July 18. Read More...

Saratoga Meet Offers Record Stakes Purses

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Saratoga Race Course is set to open its summer meet July 22 and will feature 69 stakes worth a record $18.725 million, anchored by the $1.25 million Whitney (gr. I) Aug. 6 and the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27, during the 40-day stand. Read More...

CCA Oaks Field Begins to Take Shape

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Two challengers are confirmed, but a few more 3-year-old fillies are expected to line up against champion Songbird in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Two Tracks to Offer Claiming Crown Qualifiers

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Kentucky Downs and Laurel Park will host automatic qualifying races for this year's Claiming Crown, which is scheduled for Dec. 3 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Hayward Launches Advisory Services Business

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Long-time industry and publishing executive Charles E. Hayward July 18 announced the formation of Hayward Advisory Services LLC to assist racing companies grow their business through a strategic planning process. Read More...

Overnight Purses High for Saratoga Meet

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The most lucrative North American race meet of the year thus far in terms of overnight purses begins July 22 with the opening of Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Departing Zeroes In on $2M Earnings Mark

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Claiborne Farm’s 6-year-old War Front gelding Departing moved closer to the $2 million mark in career earnings when he captured the $102,800 Michael Schaefer Memorial Stakes July 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Quick Jump Out of the Gate for Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Officials at Del Mar reported increases in attendance and pari-mutuel handle for the California track's opening three-day weekend. Read More...

Midnight Storm Game in Eddie Read Win

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
There's something about the Del Mar turf course that brings out the best in A Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing's Midnight Storm. Read More...

Jose Ortiz, Chad Brown Win Titles at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Belmont Park's spring/summer meet wrapped up July 17, with jockey Jose Ortiz winning his third straight individual title on the New York Racing Association circuit and trainer Chad Brown earning his first at the 54-day meet. Read More...

Favorites: The Life and Death of Seattle Slew

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
I am posting one of my favorite Hangin' With Haskin blogs to introduce the upcoming "15 favorites" blog, which will be posted on or about Aug. 1. Read More...

Indiana Grand Sets All-Time Handle Record

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino established pari-mutuel handle and attendance records July 16, when it offered a 10-race program featuring the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Midnight Miley Runs Away With Ontario Matron

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Longshot Midnight Miley made quick work of eight overmatched opponents in the Ontario Matron (Can-III) as she romped gate-to-wire to a open-lengths win July 17 at Woodbine. Read More...

Nyquist, Songbird Drill at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist and undefeated 3-year-old filly Songbird both were put through workouts July 17 at Del Mar in preparation for top-level East Coast starts this summer. Read More...

Awesome Slew Pointed to Haskell at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Live Oak Plantation's stakes-placed Awesome Slew, who is based at Monmouth Park this summer, is being aimed for the Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31. Read More...

Brooklynsway Makes Good on Investment

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dr. Naveed Chowhan finally acquired the filly Brooklynsway in November 2015, and she has rewarded him and trainer Bernie Flint with a solid 2016 campaign. Read More...

Aiello to Announce at Gulfstream Meet

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Gulfstream Park has named Pete Aiello track announcer for its upcoming Championship Meet. Read More...

Apprentice Luzzi Prepares to Return

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Apprentice jockey Lane Luzzi, who fractured his collarbone in a riding accident June 9, has been cleared to begin galloping horses Monday. Read More...

Sherman Considering No Lasix for ‘Chrome’

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Although Art Sherman was considering running California Chrome in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) and Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar this summer without Lasix, the trainer said July 17 he'll likely use it as a precaution. Read More...

Beholder Works Toward Hirsch at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Three-time champion mare Beholder went through a business-like workout July 17 at Del Mar, where she covered seven furlongs in company in 1:27 under gray skies with regular rider Gary Stevens at the controls and trainer Richard Mandella looking on. Read More...