Blood-Horse

La Coronel Prepares for Royal Ascot Run

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Mark Casse looks to invade and score at Royal Ascot again this year with John Oxley's multiple graded stakes winner La Coronel in the one-mile Coronation Stakes (G1).  Read More...

Midlantic Sale Forecast: More of the Same

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The bull market seen in the previous 2-year-old in training sales is expected to continue at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, with high hopes that the strong top-end market will have a trickle-down effect on the middle and bottom price points. Read More...

Agent Ryan Not Surprised by Cloud Computing’s Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The sale grounds at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic were abuzz the morning of May 21 about the previous day's racing at Pimlico Race Course highlighted by the Preakness Stakes (G1) victory of Seth Klarman and William Lawrence's Cloud Computing. Read More...

Soul Stirring Frankel’s First Classic Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Soul Stirring solidified her place among the top fillies in Japan after taking the grade 1 Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) for 3-year-old fillies May 21 at Hanshin Race Course while also giving her sire his first classic winner. Read More...

2017 Preakness Stakes Race Sequence

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Relive Cloud Computing's victory in the 2017 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. Read More...

Cloud Computing Leaves Pimlico, Others Thinking Belmont

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With the glow of the sun pink on the horizon and most of the Pimlico Race Course stakes barn just beginning to rustle with activity, Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing departed from Baltimore to return to his Belmont Park home base May 21. Read More...

Post-Preakness Stakes News Update

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak updates us on Cloud Computing, Classic Empire, Lookin At Lee, and more! Learn who is heading to the Belmont Stakes and when. Read More...

Preakness Stakes 142

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Cloud Computing with Javier Castellano wins the 142nd running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 20, 2017. Read More...

Preakness Stakes Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Comments from the connections of 2017 Preakness winner Cloud Computing, including trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano. Read More...

Preakness Stakes Wrap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak recaps the Preakness Stakes won by Cloud Computing. Read More...

Preakness Sets Handle, Attendance Records

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Attendance for the Preakness, won by Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Cloud Computing, was 140,327, eclipsing last year's record of 135,256. Read More...

Ransom the Moon Steps Up in Kona Gold

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ransom the Moon stepped up in class May 20 when he took the $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) by 2 1/4 lengths in his first stakes attempt.  Read More...

Ribchester Bests Galileo Gold in Lockinge

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Godolphin's 4-year-old mile specialist Ribchester returned to the home base of trainer Richard Fahey, who unleashed the son of Iffraaj for his European campaign in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury May 20. Read More...

Cloud Computing Wears Down Classic Empire in Preakness

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Cloud Computing moved alongside Classic Empire in the final sixteenth of the Preakness Stakes (G1) and just got his head in front at the wire. Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming set the pace and finished eighth. Read More...

Walkabout, Some in Tieme Win Churchill Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Janis Whitham homebred Walkabout secured her first stakes win when she rallied from ninth place and 15 1/2 lengths back under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. to secure a neck victory in the $100,000 Matron Stakes (G3) May 20 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

World Approval Reigns in Dixie Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If the 116th edition of the Longines Dixie Stakes (G2T) is any indication, the current vintage of Live Oak Plantation's homebred World Approval may be as good as ever. Read More...

Dragon Bay Upsets Are You Kidding Me in Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dragon Bay mustered a giant upset in the $175,000 Eclipse Stakes (G2) at Woodbine May 20, holding off 4-5 post-time favorite Are You Kidding Me by a neck. Read More...

What a View Speeds to Victory in Crystal Water

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After three solid performances in graded stakes competition, What a View returned home to Santa Anita Park and relished his role as favorite among California-breds in the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes May 20. Read More...

Morticia Holds off Lull to Win Soaring Softly

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
G. Watts Humphrey's homebred Morticia secured her second stakes win of the season May 20 when she just held off Lull to win the $100,000 Soaring Softly Stakes on the Belmont Park turf. Read More...

Whitmore Impresses in Maryland Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Whitmore added the latest feather to his cap May 20 at Pimlico Race Course, where he ran down multiple grade 1 winner A. P. Indian to take the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3). Read More...

Trainer Richie Scherer Dies at Age 53

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Richie Scherer, who enjoyed success at tracks throughout the Midwest and in his native Louisiana, died May 20 at age 53. Read More...

Sense Of Occasion Rallies to Win Doomben Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sense Of Occasion flew home to take the grade 1 Hardy Brothers Doomben Cup, run clockwise at over 2,000 meters (about 1 1/4 miles), in thrilling style at Doomben May 20. Read More...

Recruiting Ready’s Chick Lang Win Popular With Locals

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
They raised the roof on the large Under Armour hospitality tent in the Pimlico Race Course infield after Recruiting Ready sprinted to victory for owner Sagamore Farm in the Maker’s Mark Chick Lang Stakes on the May 20 Preakness (G1) undercard. Read More...

Preakness Scene Setter

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak sets the scene for the 142nd Preakness Stakes. Current track condition is muddy, but no more rain is forecast. Read More...

Quiet Start to Preakness; Viola Visits Always Dreaming

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Preakness Day 142 got off to a quiet start on the backside of Pimlico Race Course the morning of May 20, with most of the horses that will be competing later in the day in the second leg of the Triple Crown remaining in their barns. Read More...

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire Class of Preakness

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Since Always Dreaming's Kentucky Derby triumph, there has been ample reason for both his camp and Classic Empire's to feel emboldened about the prospect of their horses throwing down something exceptional 14 days later. Read More...

Belinda Stronach’s Keynote Concludes Pan Am Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Stronach Group's Belinda Stronach delivered an insightful closing keynote speech during the second Pan American Conference, which ran May 18-19 in Washington, D.C. Read More...

Richard’s Boy Scores in Jim McKay, Ben’s Cat Eighth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The horse who ended the dominance of Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico Race Course May 19 was taking a pretty significant step down in class. Read More...

Marketing, Integrity Key to Day 2 of Pan Am Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Issues of ownership, marketing, and integrity were the strong suits in the second day of the Pan American Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference was sponsored by the Latin American Racing Channel and The Jockey Club. Read More...

Addictive Aims to Regroup in Selene

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
LNJ Foxwoods bought the filly for $825,000 as a 2-year-old Read More...

Top Turf Sires to Watch at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Four sires who have progeny entered in one of the seven turf races carded at Pimlico Race Course May 20 have already been represented by two other turf stakes winners at the Baltimore track. Read More...

Actress Announces Presence in Black-Eyed Susan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Actress, a homebred Tapit filly raced by Gary and Mary West, came flying from far back to break her maiden in the 1 1/8-mile test for 3-year-old fillies by a head. Read More...

Vertical Oak Gets Her Way in Miss Preakness Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Kirk and Judy Robison's Vertical Oak made the most of out of her setup at Pimlico Race Course Friday when she overtook My Miss Chiff a furlong out and kicked clear by 3 3/4-lengths in the six-furlong Miss Preakness Stakes. Read More...

Hanson’s Unwavering Faith in Lookin At Lee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lookin At Lee has become the horse of a lifetime for Hanson, a native of Everett, Wash., who has been breeding and racing Thoroughbreds for more than 30 years. Read More...

Hanson Relishes Classic Run With Lookin At Lee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lookin At Lee has become the horse of a lifetime for Hanson, a native of Everett, Wash., who has been breeding and racing Thoroughbreds for more than 30 years. Read More...

Shaman Ghost Shines for Stronach in Pimlico Special

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Homebred grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost took his skills to Maryland and gave owner Frank Stronach a thrill on the state's biggest racing weekend.    Read More...

Terra Promessa Cruises to Allaire DuPont Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stonestreet Stables' homebred Terra Promessa showed May 19 that she's not just a horse for the course at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Curlin Colt Tops Midlantic Pinhook Prospects

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Curlin colt who was one of the fastest workers during the under tack show is also the highest-priced previously purchased offering at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Sharp’s Pinhooking Group Remains Grounded

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Despite knocking it out of the park with a modestly-priced colt sold at public auction for seven figures, a pinhook partnership put together by Paul Sharp and Liz Crow will remain grounded and not get too carried away with its instant success. Read More...

Zipse Named President of The Exceller Fund

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Brian Zipse of Simpsonville, Ky., was recently appointed the new president of The Exceller Fund (TEF). Zipse replaces top Thoroughbred conditioner, Gary Contessa, in this role. Read More...

Jockeys and Jeans Drawing 17 Hall of Fame Riders

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Fourth Annual Jockeys and Jeans fundraiser, which supports the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, will be held June 3 at Parx Racing near Philadelphia. Read More...

In Excess Connected to Past Two Kentucky Derby Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For the second year in a row, the late In Excess—a former juggernaut on the California stallion scene--has figured in the first three generations of a Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (G1) winner.  Read More...

Preakness News Update for May 19

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including trackwork for Derby winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire, and the scratch of Noble Bird from the Pimlico Special. Read More...

Noble Bird Scratched From Pimlico Special

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Oxley's Noble Bird has been scratched out of May 19 Pimlico Special Handicap (G3), a race he captured last season by 11 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Unbridled Redux

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
That Always Dreaming came home on top in the Derby might not have surprised handicappers. However, the result underscored the importance of this rapidly emerging branch of a line which is often misidentified as that of Fappiano, sire of Unbridled. Read More...

Preakness Stakes Week 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Images from the days leading up to the 142nd Preakness Stakes Read More...

Are You Kidding Me Stands Out in Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a field of nine older horses for the $175,000 Eclipse Stakes (G2), Ronald Kirk, John Bates, and Michael Riordan's multiple graded stakes winner Are You Kidding Me stands out as the one to beat May 20 at Woodbine. Read More...

Final Track Visit for Always Dreaming; Gunnevera Strong

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The half-moon was still high in the sky when Always Dreaming went to the track at Pimlico Race Course at 5:30 a.m. the morning of May 19, putting in his final exercise in preparation for the following day’s Preakness Stakes (G1). Read More...

Supreme Court Barrels Over Gretna’s Gaming Efforts

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Efforts to add slot machines by Gretna Racing, which offers pari-mutuel Quarter Horse Barrel Races at its facility outside of Tallahassee, hit a wall May 18 when the Supreme Court of Florida ruled the facility’s owners didn’t have the authority. Read More...

Empire Maker, Distorted Humor Progeny Thrive at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bodemeister's first starters at Pimlico this weekend Read More...