Blood-Horse

Sharp Ring Weekend Ships for Twilight Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend, who has developed nicely into a solid turf runner, is the morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for October 28, 201

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Claire Novak updates us more on American Pharaoh, Shared Belief, Dank, Toronado, and other horses hitting the track. See footage of the international horses as the enter and run on the track. Read More...

Big Cazanova Favored in Las Vegas Marathon

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Big Cazanova, an Argentine-bred who is on the also-eligible list for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, is also the 5-2 morning-line choice in the Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Churchill Increases Dividend to $1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 28 an annual dividend of $1 per outstanding share, a 15% increase over prior year, on CDI's common stock, payable Jan. 7, 2015, to shareholders of record Dec. 5, 2014. Read More...

Godolphin Buys Majority Interest in Belardo

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Godolphin has purchased a majority share in Prince Faisal's gutsy Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I) winner Belardo, who eventually is to join the Darley stallion roster. Read More...

Ramseys Double Up in BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who were disappointed last year by Bobby's Kitten's third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will send out both International Star and Luck of the Kitten to try to win this year's version Read More...

Pedigree Says ‘Toast’ Should Handle Dirt

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
One of the many questions surrounding the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is whether the European-trained Toast of New York, a top-class synthetic specialist, will be as effective on dirt. Read More...

Affordable at the Top – By Eric Mitchell

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Thirty-two horses in the Breeders' Cup cost $50,000 or less as yearlings. Read More...

Palace Carries New York Hopes Into BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As Palace prepares for the Nov. 1 Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), he doesn't simply represent New York by stabling and racing there. He is a New Yorker down to his bones. Read More...

Cairo Prince Retired, to Airdrie Stud in 2015

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Cairo Prince, the early spring favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I), has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. under a partnership deal with Darley. Read More...

Genting Using Aqueduct to Tout Value to State

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Genting Americas is using its casino anniversary at Aqueduct Racetrack Oct. 28 as part of a well-timed message to proclaim how valuable it has been to New York State government. Read More...

California Chrome Camp Likes Classic Chances

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The California Chrome camp appears very confident heading into the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) despite the 3-year-old colt's disappointing trip in the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Read More...

The Week in Photos for 10/28/2014

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Keeneland, Europe, Japan, Zia Park, Santa Anita, Breeders' Cup works and more! Read More...

Live Chat – Thursday, October 30 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Share your Breeders' Cup comments, questions, and picks with the Bloodhorse.com community. Read More...

BC 2014: Baffert on American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert on scratch of favorite American Pharoah from the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Oct. 28. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: Dank Clears Quarantine

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
International contenders clear quarantine at Breeders' Cup Oct. 28, 2014. Dank won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Read More...

American Pharoah Out of BC Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah will be scratched from the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert confirmed the morning of Oct. 28. Read More...

Shared Belief in Easy Half Before BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent the 3-year-old Candy Ride gelding through an easy half-mile in :52 2/5. Read More...

European Depth Provides Value in BC Races

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value. Read More...

BC 2014: California Chrome Feisty in Paddock

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was composed and then acted up in a Tuesday October 28, 2014 paddock visit. Read More...

Lone Star Park’s Breeders’ Cup Legacy

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Participants in the 2004 Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park have made quite an impact. Read More...

Researchers Study Equine Influenza Vaccination Schedules

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The global horse community has long recognized the necessity of vaccinating against equine influenza (EI). However, immunization protocols are not universal: There is no recognized standard regarding intervals between EI vaccinations. Read More...

2014 Report of Thoroughbred Mares Bred

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The 2014 Thoroughbred Mares Bred Report shows what stallions approximately 34,540 North American mares were bred to in 2014 as reported to The Jockey Club. The statistics reported include about 90% of actual mares bred. Read More...

Unlocking: A Few Thoughts on the BC Post Draw

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson shares his preliminary thoughts on the Breeders' Cup post position draw. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: Trainer Wesley Ward

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Wesley Ward provides insight into how his Breeders' Cup contenders are coming into the race. Ward's contenders include No Nay Never, Undrafted, Judy the Beauty, Hootenanny, and Luck of the Kitten. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Classic Will Answer Questions

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
It is time for the questions to be answered, as 14 horses, seven of them 3-year-olds, have been entered for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, with Horse of the Year up for grabs. Read More...

Indiana Suspends Vet Russell for 20 Years

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
An Indiana veterinarian charged with administering cobalt to a horse before a race and several other offenses was suspended for 20 years and fined $20,000 by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Close Hatches Could Restore Order in Distaff

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
If Close Hatches can return to her top form, the outcome of the race could end with the familiar sight of trainer Bill Mott entering the winner's circle. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Mile Wide-Open Without Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), the Nov. 1 race drew a slew of contenders. Read More...

Dank is Slight Favorite in the F&M Turf

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Dank is seeking to become the second two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and the first to complete this feat in consecutive years. Read More...

Turf Favorite Flintshire Draws Favorable Post

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Breeders' Cup Turf always brings the world into these World Championships. This year's $3 million event attracted another accomplished group of European raiders looking to extend their dominance over America. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Well-Placed in F&M Sprint

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A winner of three straight races, Artemis Agrotera could nail down champion female sprinter honors if the daughter of Roman Ruler can extend that victory streak in the DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Read More...

Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

American Pharoah Lands Post 5 for Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a dominant winner of two grade I stakes in his last two starts, drew post 5 versus 12 other 2-year-old males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Angela Renee Inside for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Several 2-year-old fillies with strong last-out efforts in graded stakes figure to grab the most attention in a field of 12 entered for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Could Be Reneesgotzip’s Year in Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With the retirement of Mizdirection, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) the last two years, this could be Reneesgotzip's year to emerge on top in the 6 1/2-furlong race. Read More...

Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31. Read More...

Brown Quartet Heads Juvenile Fillies Turf

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Turf test draws a talented and deep field of 2-year-old fillies from U.S. and Europe Read More...

Imperia Draws Post 11 in BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Godolphin Racing's Imperia, winner of the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) in his last start, drew post 11 in a field of 14 2-year-olds entered for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Strong Start to Tattersalls Autumn Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale got off to a strong start Oct. 27, with eight horses topping six-figures and average and median both well up. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct. 27, 2014

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claire Novak updates us on Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita on Oct. 27, 2014. Learn about today's works, California Chrome and more! Read More...

Longform: Long Live the Queen

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The legacy of one of the modern era's best-known Thoroughbred stars continues to this day as two-time Breeders' Cup winner and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta maintains a devoted fan following. Read More...

Delta Downs Vet, Parents Killed in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Emily Champion, who practiced veterinary medicine at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton, La., was the victim of a multiple homicide this weekend while visiting her parents at their rural home in Western Ky. Read More...

New BC Policy: Will Industry Embrace Action?

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The recent announcement by Breeders' Cup to ban horses from being entered in the World Championships if their trainers are found to be in violation of its convicted trainers rule, effective 2015, could signal change. Read More...

Flight Plan for BC Horses Slightly Altered

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A cracked windshield on a Tex Sutton plane caused minor shuffling in plans for the transportation of Breeders' Cup contenders in New York and Kentucky, but all runners are expected to arrive at Santa Anita Park by Oct. 29. Read More...

RCI Considers New Model Rule on Safety Rails

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
An Association of Racing Commissioners International's (RCI) committee said regulatory standards for racetrack rail systems should be updated to embrace new systems and technologies developed to protect jockeys and horses. Read More...

RCI Considers New Model on Rail Standards

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
An Association of Racing Commissioners International's (RCI) committee said regulatory standards for racetrack rail systems should be updated to embrace new systems and technologies developed to protect jockeys and horses. Read More...

Stevens Lands Juvenile Fillies Turf Mount

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
It seems like just yesterday Stevens looked to have little or no shot to make the Breeders' Cup following knee reconstruction surgery. But if there is one thing we have learned about Stevens it is to never count him out. Read More...

Bourbon Courage Has BC Sprint Blowout

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Bourbon Lane Stable's XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Bourbon Courage had a good Oct. 27 blowout for the Nov. 1 event, breezing three furlongs in :34 1/5 at Keeneland for trainer Kellyn Gorder. Read More...

BC Fantasy Game Offers $1 Million Prize

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Registration has opened for the Breeders' Cup Classic Million Dollar Finish fantasy game, which offers players the chance to win $1 million for selecting the top 10 finishers in order in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...