Blood-Horse

Tritap, a Son of Tapit, to Heritage Stallions

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Tritap, a grade II-placed runner by runaway leading sire Tapit, is in the process of being syndicated by Heritage Stallions near Cheasapeake, Md., for 2015. He will be the first son of Tapit to stand in Maryland. Read More...

Fourth Washington Park for Mister Marti Gras

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Mister Marti Gras, winner of the 2011 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), makes his fourth consecutive start in the $150,000 race Aug. 30 on the Polytrack at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Tribal Rule Yearlings Top Washington Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A yearling by the deceased California sire Tribal Rule was purchased by trainer Mark Glatt for $57,000 to top the Aug. 26 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's summer yearling and mixed sale. Read More...

Oklahoma-Bred Supplements Up 10% at Remington

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Eligible Oklahoma-bred horses competing at Remington Park are eligible for higher purse supplements. Read More...

Jockeys to Support Childhood Cancer Awareness

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jockeys from racetracks across the country are planning to make visits to their local children's hospitals in September, which is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Jockeys' Guild announced Aug. 27. Read More...

Plesa Hoping to Get Lucky in Woodward

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. is looking to turn the tables on Whitney Stakes (gr. I) winner Moreno with Itsmyluckyday in the Aug. 30 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule Announced

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The series of 35 select races, 19 "Prep Season" races and 16 "Championship Series" races, is used to determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Second Purse Hike at Ohio’s ThistleDown

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
ThistleDown Racino announced Aug. 27 it will increase purses another 5%, starting with a special Labor Day race card on Sept. 1. Read More...

TOBA August Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
This year, Patricia Pavlish has been on "fire" -- literally. Pavlish bred Fire with Fire, who has been a dominant presence on the turf. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Adds 16 Stable Cameras

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Kentucky Downs has installed 16 surveillance cameras in the stable area for its 2014 racing season, which begins Saturday, Sept. 6. Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten to be Offered at F-T Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey plan to offer multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten and grade III victress Kitten Kaboodle at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale. Read More...

Limitations and Advances in Lameness Assessment

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
When it comes to diagnosing a horse's lameness, the veterinarian's eyes are no longer the ultimate diagnostic machine. In fact, in one study (Keegan 2010) only 52% of participating veterinarians agreed on which of a horse's limbs was lame while assessing him visually. Read More...

Big Drama Colt Leads OBS Select Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Big Drama generated plenty of headlines during a stellar racing career, and the 2010 champion sprinter and multimillionaire is now a distinguished young stallion. Read More...

Shared Belief’s Hidden Key to Greatness

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The key to Shared Belief's greatness could very well be his maternal great-grandsire Grenfall, a horse unfamiliar to the vast majority of Americans. Read More...

Florida HBPA Launches New Website

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association launched its new website Aug. 26, www.FloridaHBPA.com. Read More...

Starspangledbanner Colt Tops DBS Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A rare yearling by hot sire Starspangledbanner was the top seller at the opening session of Doncaster Bloodstock Sales' premier yearling sale Aug. 26. Read More...

Arc Winner Rail Link Relocated to France

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Khalid Abdullah's 2006 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Rail Link has been sold to Haras de Cercy in France. Read More...

Champion Shared Belief Lands Classic Spot

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After overwhelming rivals in the TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) in his first stakes start against older horses, Shared Belief appears poised to make a run at history. Read More...

Through the Lens: Wise Dan’s Comeback

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Anne M. Eberhardt shares photos and updates on Wise Dan's comeback from colic surgery. Read More...

Magic Touch: Human Therapist Helps Racehorses

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A keen observer of the subtle nuances of movement, balance, and alignment, Seaver takes it all in and tunes into the Thoroughbreds that need her attention. When she works on horses, magic happens. Read More...

Mine That Bird Movie Set for Wider Release

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Oscar winner Jim Wilson's latest film, "50 to 1," the story of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and his New Mexico cowboy trainer and owners, is opening in dozens of new states. Read More...

FL Breeder, Stallion Owner Bonuses Approved

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association said Aug. 26 it has approved the breeder bonus and the stallion owner bonus that elevate overall breeders' awards to their highest levels to date. Read More...

Florida Hikes Breeder, Stallion Owner Bonuses

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association said Aug. 26 it has increased breeders awards bonus and stallion owner awards bonus to their highest levels to date. Read More...

WGOH: America’s Horse in Europe

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
European spending on U.S. yearlings is at its lowest since 1981. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/26/2014

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Saratoga, Wise Dan, Del Mar, Monmouth Park, Hastings, Woodbine, Europe & More! Read More...

Maiden Winners Face Off in With Anticipation

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainers Graham Motion and Todd Pletcher are each double-handed with talented maiden winners, all ready to take a giant step up in the $200,000 With Anticipation (gr. II) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Spendthrift to Stand Itsmyluckyday in 2015

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding interest in Itsmyluckyday, most recently runner-up in the Aug. 2 Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Haskin: A Victory for the Family

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Saturday's Travers Stakes (gr. I) was not just about V.E. Day, but also V.J. Day. We had the Victory in Europe tie-in and the Victory for Jerkens tie-in. Read More...

Demonstrative Soars in New York Turf Writers

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trained by Richard Valentine, the victory marked the second time Demonstrative has won the New York Turf Writers as the 7-year-old Elusive Quality gelding also took the 2012 edition of the race. Read More...

B.C. Announces Keeneland Host Committee

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 25 the formation of the 2015 Keeneland Host Committee for next year's World Championships, to be held at Keeneland Race Course, Oct. 30-31, 2015. Read More...

Jockey Alvarado Notches Milestone Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Junior Alvarado won his 1,000th race in North America on Monday at Saratoga Race Course, guiding Skerkis to an easy victory in the fourth race. Read More...

Emphasis on Quality in Larger OBS Catalog

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Staging a successful auction or two is one thing. Sustaining long-term success is something else entirely, and that is exactly what Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. is doing these days in both the juvenile and yearling markets. Read More...

And They’re Off: The Final Farewell

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Watch Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman bid Steve farewell as And They're Off moves to the next chapter with Lenny's Place. The duo discuss the Travers S., Jimmy Jerkens, Tom Durkin, and the top 8 reasons Steve is leaving. Read More...

Dayatthespa to be Offered at F-T November

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Lane's End will consign grade I winner Dayatthespa to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale. New York-bred won 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT). Read More...

Calumet Farm’s English Channel and V. E. Day

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Watch footage of English Channel as Calumet Farm stallion director Ken Wilkins talks about V. E. Day, Optimizer, horses in training and future plans for racing. Read More...

V. E. Day Adds to English Channel’s Resume

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With V. E. Day's Travers Stakes (gr. I), Calumet Farm stallion English Channel was represented by not only his first grade I winner but also showed that his offspring can compete at the highest level on dirt. Read More...

Belterra Park Planning 20% Purse Reduction

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Belterra Park, which opened for gaming and Thoroughbred racing in May, plans to reduce overnight purses by about 20% according to its next condition book effective Aug. 30. Read More...

Fair Grounds to Add Two Video Boards

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Aug. 25 it is partnering with Coogan and Coogan, a Mandeville-based electronic video screen and scoreboard provider, for the purchase and installation of two new video boards. Read More...

Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with second lab on an emergency basis. Read More...

Stopshoppingdebbie Runs Win Streak to Nine

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Northwest Farms' Stopshoppingdebbie remained undefeated in nine career starts after prevailing by a half-length over stablemate Goin to the Window Aug. 24 in the $65,000 Emerald Distaff at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Exercise

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment considers the roles that equine swimming, automatic walkers, pasture turnout, and handwalking all can play in building fitness. Read More...

Thoroughbred Owner David Holloway Dead at 83

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
David P. Holloway, a longtime Thoroughbred owner who raced top sprinter Bet On Sunshine, died Aug. 21. He was 83. Read More...

Report: NYRA Bettors Overcharged $7.4 Million

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A state investigative agency has concluded that key executives of the New York Racing Association were derelict in their duties to halt a practice that cost bettors more than $7 million. Read More...

Haynet Design and Forage Consumption Rates Studied

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
It’s no secret that horses in modern management situations can benefit from slowed forage intake, which mimics feral horses' natural foraging tendencies. But do these slow feeders really work? A group of University of Minnesota researchers recently put two slow-feed haynets—one with medium-sized and one with small-sized openings—to t... Read More...

Shared Belief Streaks to Pacific Classic Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Champion Shared Belief kept his stellar record spotless with another smashing victory Aug. 24 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), sweeping past pacesetter Game On Dude and drawing away at Del Mar. Read More...

Stryker Phd Rallies to Win Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd unleashed his usual rally from far back to post a game half-length victory over Boyett in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 24 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Stryker Phd Last to First in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd unleashed his usual rally from far back to post a game half-length victory over Boyett in the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 24 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O’Brien Romp

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Goldencents avenged his loss in last year's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) with a dominating wire-to-wire track record performance in this year's edition at Del Mar Aug. 24. Read More...

Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O’Brien Romp

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Goldencents avenged his loss in last year's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) with a dominating wire-to-wire track record performance in this year's edition at Del Mar Aug. 24. Read More...

Jerkens, So Lonesome Highlight Showcase Day

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens' really big weekend at Saratoga Race Course concluded Aug. 24 with when the 55-year-old son of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens won the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes with Star Grazing. Read More...