Blood-Horse

Australian Trainer Bart Cummings Dies at 87

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Legendary Australian trainer Bart Cummings, who conditioned a record 12 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) winners in career spanning six decades, has died at age 87 in Sydney. Read More...

Runhappy Romps to Record King’s Bishop Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Runhappy ran them off their feet Aug 29 in the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, giving trainer Maria Borell her first grade I victory and collecting the first one of his own in stakes-record time. Read More...

Runhappy Romps to Record King’s Bishop Score

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Runhappy ran them off their feet Aug 29 in the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, giving trainer Maria Borell her first grade I victory and collecting the first one of his own in stakes-record time. Read More...

Unbridled Forever Rolls to First Grade I Win

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After knocking on the door of grade I company last year, Unbridled Forever finally broke through when making her second start of the season Aug. 29 in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Read More...

Kawi Handy Winner of Makfi Challenge

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Favorite Kawi christened group I racing in New Zealand for the 2015-16 season when easily winning the Makfi Challenge at Hastings. Read More...

Sheer Drama Plays Spoiler in Personal Ensign

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Amid the hubbub around a potential budding rivalry between Untappable and Stopchargingmaria, Harold Queen's Sheer Drama played spoiler Aug. 29, defeating both in the $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

HKJC’s Promotes Harding to Executive Post

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Aug. 29 announced the promotion of Andrew Harding to executive director of its Racing Authority division, effective Sept. 1. Read More...

Boban Prevails in Spirited Memsie Finish

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainer Chris Waller's star sprinter-miler Boban dug down in the closing stages and prevailed in a tight three-horse finish in the New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (Aus-I) Aug. 29 at Caulfield. Read More...

Badilla Earns Emotional Win at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Code Warrior turned in an impressive debut score in the sixth race Aug. 28 at Golden Gate Fields to give trainer Manny Badilla an emotional and notable victory. Read More...

Lubash Takes West Point for Second Time

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Still going strong at age 8, Aliyu Ben J Stables' homebred Lubash won the $150,000 West Point Stakes for a second time Aug. 28, scoring by a length from King Kreesa at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Team Texas Red Partners With TV Star

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Travers Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Texas Red and Team Texas Red will partner with Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Discovery Channel's "Fast N' Loud" for this weekend's race. Read More...

Group I Winner Bahri Retired From Stud Duty

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Bahri, sire of 2001 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victor Sakhee among 16 stakes winners, has been retired from stud duty at the age of 23, Shadwell Estate Co. and Girsonfield Stud and Racing announced Aug. 28. Read More...

Shadwell Sire Bahri Pensioned in England

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Bahri, sire of 2001 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) victor Sakhee among 16 stakes winners, has been retired from stud duty at the age of 23, Shadwell Estate Co. and Girsonfield Stud and Racing announced Aug. 28. Read More...

MJC: Laurel Meet Offered Building Blocks

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Based on the results of a 23-day summer meet at Laurel Park that generated positive numbers and response from the local community, the Maryland Jockey Club intends to do so again next year -- on some level. Read More...

Stacy Mitchhart to Conclude TOBA Dinner

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Nashville-based singer/songwriter Stacy Mitchhart and his band will perform American blues music at the conclusion of the 30th annual National Awards Dinner. Read More...

More Than Just a Name for Run for Retts

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
"She's running for Rett Syndrome. She's running for my girls and our family. She's going to do amazing things. Nobody can tell me any different. She's the underdog and so are our girls." Read More...

Large Crowd Watches American Pharoah Gallop

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
On a glorious morning at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 28, an estimated crowd of 15,000 flocked to the track to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his final gallop before his bid in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes. Read More...

TimeformUS Preview: The Travers

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
American Pharoah looks to be first Triple Crown winner to take Travers since Whirlaway in 1941. Read More...

Seth Hancock Named Keeneland Trustee

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland board of directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee, effective Aug. 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee Louis Lee Haggin III. Read More...

Swagger Jack Moves to Dana Point

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of leading sire Smart Strike, has relocated to Dana Point Farm near Lenhartsville, Pa., for the 2016 breeding season. His fee will be $3,500. Read More...

Glen Hill Farm to Sponsor One Dreamer Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
On a race card organized to promote equine research, Glen Hill Farm will salute one of its top winners by sponsoring the $150,000 One Dreamer Stakes Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs. Read More...

Champion Divine Fortune Dies After Fall

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Divine Fortune, the 12-year-old champion steeplechaser of 2013, was euthanized Aug. 27 as a result of injuries sustained when he fell during the New York Turf Writers Cup at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

First Winner for Desert Key

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Desert Key, a grade I-placed son of E Dubai, was represented by his first winner Aug. 27 when Gospel Grey Key won the second race at Remington Park. Read More...

Smart Strike Stallion Sons

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
30 years after Tasso became the first grade I winner sired by a son of Mr. Prospector, another son of Mr. Prospector, Smart Strike, is emerging as a sire of sires. Read More...

OBS Yearling Sale Stays Steady on Final Day

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale closed out its three-day run Aug.27 with another steady day of trading in the second of two open sessions. Read More...

Making a Case for Transparency

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York stewards reach out to media, public Read More...

Keeneland Plans for Sale Activity During BC

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
When Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup, it will not only face the challenge posed by having the largest crowd to ever attend the races at the track, but also how to prepare for the mixed sale that begins Nov. 2. Read More...

Illinois Vote Could Impact Thoroughbred Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Illinois Racing Board Aug. 27 granted Maywood Park permission to scrap the final three months of its harness season, a controversial decision with implications for the coming year's Thoroughbred dates. Read More...

Stellar Wind Tops Torrey Pines Field

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hronis Racing's grade I winner Stellar Wind towers over a field of five other 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Del Mar. Read More...

Violette Undecided on Travers for Upstart

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Though pleased with how his horse is doing, trainer Rick Violette remains undecided whether to start Ralph Evans and WinStar Farm's Upstart in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

TTA to Conduct 2-Year-Old Sale in April

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced the establishment of a 2-year-olds in training sale to be held in April at Lone Star Park. The auction will be similar to the one held by Fasig-Tipton Texas in previous years. Read More...

Suffolk to Subsidize Shipping for Fall Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Suffolk Downs, which on Sept. 5 will offer its first live racing program in almost a year, said it will subsidize the shipping of horses from seven tracks in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Read More...

Bradester, Valid Meet Again at Monmouth

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Joseph Sutton's Bradester and Crossed Sabres Farm's Valid will go toe-to-toe once again in the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Belmont Winner Palace Malice Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Palace Malice, a six-time graded stakes winner and the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victor, has been retired and will stand stud at Three Chimneys. Read More...

NBC Schedules Two-Hour Travers Broadcast

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), headed by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will be televised by NBC network during a two-hour program Aug. 29. Read More...

Travers Stakes: High Anxiety

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Travers scares the heck out of Steve Haskin, even though American Pharoah looks as if he could have everything his own way on the lead and could very well take the field on a merry romp. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Travers Stakes (gr. I) featuring American Pharoah, Texas Red, and Frosted. Read More...

Oaklawn: Record $27 Million in Purses in 2016

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Oaklawn Park is projecting average daily purse distribution of $475,000, a 12% increase over 2015, for the meet that begins Jan. 15, 2016. Read More...

Messara Keynote Speaker at IFHA Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prominent Australian racing and breeding figure John Messara will be the keynote speaker at the International Conference of Horseracing Authorities in Paris, France, Oct. 5. Read More...

HRRN to Provide Live Coverage of Travers Card

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide exclusive live coverage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's return attempt to win the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

American Pharoah Takes Easy Gallop at Spa

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If you blinked, you might have missed it. American Pharoah was on the Saratoga Race Course main track for all of five minutes for an easy gallop Aug. 27. It was the Triple Crown winner's first time on the track. Read More...

Stable Second Session at OBS August Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The first open session at the Ocala yearling sale saw the average rise 14.6% and the median go up 13.9%. The buy-back ride slid to 20.8%. Read More...

La Verdad Chases Grade I in Ballerina

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 5-year-old New York-bred daughter of Yes It's True will put her four-race win streak on the line Aug. 29 in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Deep in the Heart of ‘Texas’

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 3-year-old showdown of the year will take place in the grade I Travers Stakes, where American Pharoah has made another cross-country trip to take on Texas Red and Frosted, and several others. Read More...

Competitive Edge Needs Rebound at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Still looking to recapture the magic from his performance on the first Saturday in May, Competitive Edge may have found the right spot in the $500,000 NYRA.com King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29. Read More...

The Big Beast Faces Private Zone in Forego

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Big Beast won't have to contend with Rock Fall, who beat him by a nose last time out in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I). But the seven-furlong Forego came up a tough race nonetheless, with a slew of new sprinters. Read More...

The Big Beast Meets Private Zone in Forego

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Big Beast won't have to contend with Rock Fall, who beat him by a nose last time out in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I). But the seven-furlong Forego came up a tough race nonetheless, with a slew of new sprinters. Read More...

Keeneland Releases Breeders’ Cup Parking Plan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Most Breeders' Cup attendees will need to use one of three park-and-ride locations around Lexington. Read More...

Keeneland Releases BC Parking Plan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Most Breeders' Cup attendees will need to use one of three park-and-ride locations around Lexington. Read More...

Red Rifle Must Hit Bull’s-Eye in Sword Dancer

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) winner Red Rifle faces tougher targets in the Aug. 29 $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga including Juddmonte Farms' interntional traveler Flintshire. Read More...