Blood-Horse

What’s Going On Here: The Gamble

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Taylor boys' play for California Chrome pays off Read More...

Full Travers Field Awaits Exaggerator

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fourteen—the largest field since 1977—entered for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, and the winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) breaks in the thick of it Aug. 27. Read More...

Postponed Could Try BC Turf After Arc

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Postponed could be bound for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park should he emerge in good order from a planned run in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct 2 at Chantilly. Read More...

Midshipman Filly Tops Record-Grossing MN Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association enjoyed a record gross for its yearling sale Aug. 22 as total receipts reached $517,350, led by an auction-topping Midshipman filly for $50,000. Read More...

Flatter Colt Tops OBS Select Yearling Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Topped by a son of Flatter sold for $210,000, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August select yearling sale session mirrored recent sales with declines in all key statistical categories and a high buy-back rate. Read More...

Shanel to Head Food and Beverage for TSG

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Stronach Group Aug. 23 announced the appointment of Tamir Shanel as executive vice president, food and beverage. Read More...

Dark Angel Offspring in Demand at Goffs UK

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate continued its summer shopping on opening day of the Goffs UK premier yearling sale Aug. 23, buying 12 lots, including a Dark Angel colt who was the day's top-price at £250,000 ($329,759). Read More...

Delacour Barn Has Come Into Its Own

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The stable of Arnaud Delacour, who learned from conditioners such as Christophe Clement and Alain de Royer- Dupree, has grown in numbers and quality in recent years in the United States. Read More...

Six Stakes Fill NY Showcase Day

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York-breds square off in six stakes races Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course during New York Showcase Day. New York Derby winner Hit It Once More highlights $200,000 Albany Stakes for sophomores. Read More...

Tepin Back to Brilliant in Saratoga Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
In just her third workout since becoming the first U.S.-based horse to win the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I), Tepin let it be known she is well on course for an expected start in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 17.  Read More...

Southern CA Tracks, TOC Have Dates Agreement

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Three Southern California racetracks and the Thoroughbred Owners of California have agreed to a three-year calendar that maintains year-round racing. Read More...

Hips to Watch at OBS August Sale Day 2

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A son of third-leading first crop sire Mission Impazible is among the yearlings that could attract buyers’ attention during the Aug. 24 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August sale. Read More...

Gran Villano is 75th Scat Daddy Stakes Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The late son of Johannesburg has 10% stakes winners worldwide. Read More...

BH 100: Covered Up

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Placing of Alabama Stakes has kept it from the cover Read More...

Destin Best in Travers?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Todd Pletcher's once seemingly powerful army of 3-year-olds has pretty much disbanded, with some of the troops retreating from the battlefield, others spending time in sick bay, and two transferred to another outfit. Read More...

Temporary Fantasy Sports Permits Issued in NY

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York State Gaming Commission Aug. 22 issued temporary permits to five interactive fantasy sports operators given a new state law that regulates the activity. Read More...

Pinhookers Still Major Market Players

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After taking some hits in the 2-year-old market, especially in the lower- to mid-price ranges and in the late-season auctions, those who buy horses primarily to be sold later said they would be more selective in their purchases this year. Read More...

487 Cataloged for Goffs UK Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There are 487 horses cataloged for the Goffs UK premier yearling sale Aug. 23-24 at Doncaster, including a number of well-bred lots with champion- and/or classics-winning connections. Read More...

‘Cleopatra’ in Gate Drill for Debutante

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Zayat Stables' homebred American Cleopatra, a full sister to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, drilled six furlongs at Del Mar Aug. 22 in preparation for her scheduled start in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) early in September. Read More...

MJC Reports Handle Increase at Laurel Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Total pari-mutuel handle during the Laurel Park summer meet that ended Aug. 21 increased 20.2% from the comparable meet in 2015, according to Maryland Jockey Club statistics. Read More...

Hips to Watch at OBS Select Yearling Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The only Ghostzapper yearling cataloged and the highest-priced pinhook are among the horses to watch during the Aug. 23 select session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s August yearling sale in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Free Qualifying Tourney for BC ‘Challenge’

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A free online handicapping tournament is set for Aug. 28 with the grand prize winner receiving an automatic $10,000 entry into the 2016 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 22 Read More...

OBS Sale Next Test of Yearling Market

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With declines in the three previous yearling sales to date this year as polarization between the top and the rest of the market continues, the next test will take place with the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s Aug. 23-25 auction. Read More...

NYRA Has Deal for Venue Technology Platform

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York Racing Association has signed an agreement with VenueNext to implement a "connected venue technology platform" beginning in the spring of 2017 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Strategies Offered for Unwanted Horses

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Unwanted Horse Coalition is offering a new resource to encourage horse-related organizations and groups to become involved in efforts to assist or prevent unwanted horses. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Program Supports Research

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The third Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day at Kentucky Downs is scheduled for Sept. 3. Read More...

Renovations Underway at Will Rogers Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is in the midst of a renovation that includes amenities for racing patrons. Read More...

Race Day Focuses on Aftercare in Britain

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The racing industry in Great Britain Aug. 23 will participate in a national program designed to raise awareness of racehorse aftercare. Read More...

Laurel Meet Training Title Ends in Dead Heat

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Laurel Park summer meet training title ended up in a tie between Tim Keefe and Hamilton Smith, but jockey Jevian Toledo easily captured the riding title. Read More...

Attila’s Storm Colt Tops New Mexico Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A Thoroughbred yearling colt by leading New Mexico sire Attila's Storm sold for $100,000 to top the New Mexico Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred sale Aug. 20 at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

Midnight Storm Speeds to Del Mar Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A Veneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing's Midnight Storm put in a repeat performance on the Southern California grass Aug. 21 to win the $200,000 Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) in front-running fashion. Read More...

Camp Creek Posts Upset in Breeders’ Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hillsbrook Farms' homebred Camp Creek, supplemented for $12,500 off of his maiden victory, rallied from well off the pace to upset the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes for 3-year-old Canadian-breds Aug. 21 at Woodbine. Read More...

Time and Motion Scores in Lake Placid

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Phillips Racing Partnership's turned the tables on 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse Aug. 21 and took the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Messi Too Good for Sky Classic Field

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gestut Brummerhof's German homebred Messi collected his second graded stakes win in North America in the $200,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 21 at Woodbine. Read More...

Mohaymen Gets Go-Ahead for King’s Bishop

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen will pass on the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course and instead run in the $700,000 Ketel One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) on the same program. Read More...

‘Speedy’ Earns First Top-Level Win in Romanet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Speedy Boarding and jockey Freddy Tylicki posted their first victories at the highest level when they captured the Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) for older fillies and mares Aug. 21 at Deauville. Read More...

Firing Line Suffers Another Setback

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line has hit another speed bump on his path to a potential run in the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

‘Chrome,’ Beholder Weighing Options after PC

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Barn CC on the Del Mar backside had a party-like atmosphere Sunday morning—with a large group of connections and fans huddled around the 2014 Horse of the Year's stall—following what Sherman called the best performance of his career. Read More...

KY-Bred Lady Aurelia Victorious in Prix Morny

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Lady Aurelia kept her record perfect in three starts when leading all the way in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for juvenile colts and fillies Aug. 21 at Deauville. Read More...

Ready Intaglio Captures Canadian Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Robbin Martens' Ready Itaglio, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Indygo Shiner, rallied from next-to-last in a 12-horse field to win the $150,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) Aug. 20 at Northlands Park in Alberta. Read More...

China Horse Club Stages Mongolia Race Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The China Horse Club staged four competitive races Aug. 22 at Yiqi Race Course in Ordos, Inner Monoglia, in China, and event founder Teo Ah King described the day as "the fulfillment we have promised our members." Read More...

Songbird Exits Alabama in Good Order

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The morning after her seven-length victory in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 20, undefeated Songbird was relaxed and happy, said Christina Jelm, who has overseen trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's horses at Saratoga this summer. Read More...

California Chrome Superior in Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The margin was insignificant, because the field never had a chance against California Chrome Aug. 20 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar Holds Tough in Del Mar ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ashleyluvssugar opened a long, comfortable lead down the backstretch, then was all out in the stretch to deny fast-finishing Metaboss in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Presented by the Japanese Racing Association Aug. 20. Read More...

Harmonize Finds Just Enough in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The best 3-year-old turf fillies in Southern California battled it out in a thrilling stretch run Aug. 20 in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT), but an invader from the East ended up getting a head in front at the wire. Read More...

First Winner for Kentucky-Based Bold Warrior

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In his third start, Florida-bred gelding Itsbeenonmymind scored a front-running win in the 12th race Aug. 20 at Gulfstream Park to become the first winner for his Kentucky-based sire Bold Warrior. Read More...

Songbird a Perfect 10 After Easy Alabama Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stretching out to 1 1/4 miles for the first time proved no problem for unbeaten filly Songbird as the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro waltzed to a clear lead in the far turn and was never challenged late in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Unbridled Mo Edges Out Monmouth Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Red Oak Stable's Unbridled Mo sat off the speed of Tejana before pushing past the pacesetter in late stretch to capture the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) at Monmouth Park Aug. 20 by a neck. Read More...

‘Glenville’ Makes Grade With Strong Rally

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Janice Attard's longshot Glenville Gardens overtook pacesetter Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run and fended off the closing rush Tower of Texas to win Play the King (Can-IIT) Aug. 20 at Woodbine. Read More...

Tourist Breaks Through in Fourstardave

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I-placed multiple times, Tourist finally got his breakthrough win at the highest level Aug. 20 in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...