Blood-Horse

Miss Temple City Scores Matriarch by a Nose

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Miss Temple City added to her already impressive résumé as a turf miler Dec. 4 in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) at Del Mar. Read More...

Bangkok Upsets Melmich in Valedictory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Gail Wood and Dr. Ruth Barbour's homebred and longshot Bangkok nabbed odds-on favorite Melmich at the wire to win the Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine.  Read More...

Laoban Works Toward Return

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Laoban, the 27-1 upset maiden winner of the 2016 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), posted a five-furlong workout in 1:00.41 at Gulfstream Park Dec. 4. Read More...

Paco Lopez Rides Winner No. 2,000

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Jockey Paco Lopez registered his 2,000th victory aboard Yourdreamsormine in the ninth race Dec. 4 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

‘Chance’ First Black-Type Winner for Skipshot

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J J Brevan Stable's Chance of Luck dug in late to win the $100,000 Inaugural Stakes Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs and become the first black-type stakes winner for sire Skipshot. Read More...

Jon Court Hits 4,000-Win Milestone

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jockey Jon Court, 56, scored the 4,000th win of his career when he guided Erik Orantes' City Without Pity to victory in Turfway Park’s fourth race Dec. 3. Read More...

Vale Dori Impressive in Bayakoa Victory

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori continued to impress on U.S. soil with a clear victory in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 2 at Del Mar. Read More...

Annals of Time Surges to Win Hollywood Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With a deft ride from jockey Javier Castellano, Klaravich Stables William Lawrence's Annals of Time turned the tables on Chad Brown stablemates Beach Patrol and Camelot Kitten to win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 3 at Del Mar. Read More...

Royal Posse Defends Title in Claiming Crown

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Royal Posse had to work hard for it this time, but the 5-year old gelding came away with another victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the centerpiece of a nine-race $1 million Claiming Crown card on the Dec. 3 card. Read More...

King and His Court Claims Display Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
It wasn't the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take the $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 3.   Read More...

Dynatail First Winner for Hightail

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ballybrit Stable's Dynatail became the first winner for 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail when she broke her maiden at fourth asking with a wire-to-wire run Dec. 3 at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Highway Star Wins Go for Wand by a Nose

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Chester and Mary Broman's homebred Highway Star dug deep in the stretch to get a nose over High Ridge Road in the $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 3.  Read More...

Proposed Multiple Medication Violator Changes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Looking at proposed changes being considered for the multiple medication violation penalty system (MMV), it's not readily clear how these changes—when you just look at factors like reduced points for some infractions—would play out in the real world. Read More...

Half Dome Dude Sets Remington Track Record

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Half Dome Dude set a track record Dec. 2 at Remington Park, flying to the mark at the rarely run distance of 4 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Changing Schedules Impacted Wood, Blue Grass

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
While the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack will be downgraded from grade I to grade II races next season, don’t expect an immediate impact on horsemen’s Triple Crown plans or field quality. Read More...

California Chrome Logs Work for ‘Challenge’

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The assumption many have made about Los Alamitos Race Course's $100,000 Winter Challenge Dec. 17, a race written specifically to serve as a prep for California Chrome, is that will be a "paid workout" for the 2014 Horse of the Year. Read More...

Sandford, Owner of Take Charge Indy, Dies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Owner Charles "Chuck" Sandford died at his home near Chicago Dec. 2 following a long battle with cancer. He was 70. Read More...

CHRB Medication Rule Modifications for 2017

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board sent out a reminder to licensees Dec. 2 that key aspects of medication rules will be changing Jan. 1. Read More...

Jose Ortiz Rides Five Winners at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jose Ortiz extended his domination of the fall meet jockey standings Nov. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack, with five winners from seven mounts on Friday's program. Read More...

Equine Attorneys Group Elects Philpott

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Stoll Keenon Ogden attorney Jim Philpott has been elected president of the American College of Equine Attorneys. Read More...

Gulfstream Set for Historic Championship Meet

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Addition of world's richest race makes upcoming Championship Meet even more important. Read More...

Departing Retired to Claiborne Farm

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The multiple graded stakes-winning gelded son of War Front retires with nearly $2 million in earnings. Read More...

Blue Grass, Wood Memorial Downgraded

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In a dramatic reshaping of graded status of 2017 Triple Crown prep races, the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association has downgraded the Toyota Blue Grass and the Wood Memorial from grade I to grade II. Read More...

Doctor J Dub Breakthrough Horse for Antonucci

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Doctor J Dub had already raced 19 times with four wins, all in South Florida, by the time he joined trainer Jena Antonucci's string at Gulfstream Park in May. Read More...

Ellis Historical Racing to Exacta Systems

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Exacta Systems has reached an agreement with Ellis Park to provide the Henderson, Ky., racetrack with its historical horse racing system and games. Read More...

Cathryn Sophia to Pioneerof the Nile in 2017

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia has been retired and will be sent to Pioneerof the Nile in 2017, SF Bloodstock’s Tom Ryan announced Dec. 2. Read More...

Arrogate-’Chrome’ Match Race in Pegasus?

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) already looks like a match race on paper. Why not just officially make it a two-horse race? Read More...

HRRN Plans Claiming Crown Coverage

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) returns to Gulfstream Park this Saturday to provide exclusive coverage of the $1.1 million Claiming Crown. Read More...

NTRA Staff Prominent at Arizona Symposium

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Staff representing every major initiative at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association will be in Tucson, Ariz., next week for the racing industry's most important annual business conference. Read More...

TCA to Honor Banke and B.E.S.T.

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America will honor Barbara Banke with the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) with the Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award Read More...

Motion Hopes to Stay Hot in Matriarch

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Miss Temple City will look to carry trainer Graham Motion's scorching streak on the Del Mar turf into the final day of the seaside racetrack's fall meet in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) Dec. 4. Read More...

Tattersalls December Ends on Quiet Note

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The curtain came down on a record year of trading for Tattersalls in Newmarket Dec. 1 with the fourth and final installment of the December mares sale. Read More...

4 Kentucky Derby Contenders to Watch

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson shares thoughts on four up-and-coming contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Melmich Seeks Repeat in Marathon Valedictory

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Melmich and Aldous Snow have class edge in 14-furlong heat over Woodbine's all-weather surface Read More...

Valadorna Headed to Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) runner-up Valadorna will winter in New Orleans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, according to conditioner Mark Casse. Read More...

Anchor Down Retired to Gainesway

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Anchor Down, a multiple graded stakes-winning miler by Tapit who defeated eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) victor Tamarkuz in the Kelso Handicap (gr. II), has been retired and will enter stud at Gainesway. Read More...

Arrogate Returns to Work Tab

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Arrogate got back to business Dec. 1 at Santa Anita Park, turning in his first work since that Nov. 5 victory over California Chrome. Read More...

Graded Status Restored for Cecil B. DeMille

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
With the race's graded status restored, Term of Art is now a graded stakes winner and his dam becomes a graded stakes producer. Read More...

V. E. Day Retired to Waldorf Farm

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
V. E. Day, winner of the 2014 Travers Stakes (gr. I), has been retired and will enter stud at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N. Y. He will stand for an introductory price of $6,500 in 2017. Read More...

Lime Country Relocating to Think Big Stud

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Greg and Jo Griffin's Lime Country Thoroughbreds will expand and take over the operation Feb. 15 of prominent owner and breeder Dato Tan Chin Nam's Think Big Stud. Read More...

A Look Back: A Gleam Dominates 1952 Westerner

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A look back at A Gleam winning 1952 Westerner Stakes as well as pedigree information on the daughter of *Blenheim II. Read More...

Desert Madam Takes Her Shot in Bayakoa

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Desert Madam, a hard-trying California-bred from the barn of Bill Spawr, will make her stakes debut in the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar Dec. 3 Read More...

Replete Tops Tattersalls Mare Sale Day 3

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A rare offering from Juddmonte's famous Hasili family dominated proceedings at Tattersalls December Mare sale Nov. 30, snapped up by Amanda Skiffington for 775,000gns (US$1,016,537). Read More...

Brown Ships in Three for Hollywood Derby

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Trainer Chad Brown will send three representatives west to Del Mar for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Dec. 3, but they'll have to deal with other invaders as well as some 3-year-olds who have done their best running at the seaside racetrack. Read More...

State-Breds Dominate Go for Wand Field

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Three of the seven fillies and mares entered for Aqueduct's $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. III) are New York-breds. State-bred Bar of Gold (by Medaglia d'Oro) is the 121-pound highweight. Read More...

Casse Sends Out Two Stakes Winners in Display

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
King and His Court faces fellow stakes winners Pachi Cruze, Vanish, and Jurojin going two turns in the Dec. 3 Display Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

Four-Time Graded Winner Protonico Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Protonico, a four-time graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has been retired and will stand the 2017 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky for a fee of $6,500. Read More...

Royal Posse Aims to Add a Second Jewel

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Still eligible and going stronger than ever, Royal Posse will try to capture the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel for a second straight year Dec. 3 at Gulfstream Park, opening day of the track's Championship meet. Read More...

Saez Serving Suspension After Appeal

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Luis Saez has begun serving a five-day suspension instead of continuing a legal tussle with New York racing regulators over an alleged "careless riding" incident this summer at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Saez Serving Suspension After Appeal

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Luis Saez has begun serving a five-day suspension instead of continuing a legal tussle with New York racing regulators over an alleged "careless riding" incident this summer at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...