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Qatar Racing Buys Interest in Neolithic

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Starlight Racing has reached an agreement to sell a half interest in Dubai World Cup contender Neolithic to Qatar Racing, it was announced March 21. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Card: De Royer Dupre Aims To Repeat

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
For the last couple of years, French trainer Alain de Royer Dupre has left Meydan with at least one valuable prize in his pocket. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Card: Royer Dupre Aims To Repeat

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
For the last couple of years, French trainer Alain de Royer Dupre has left Meydan with at least one valuable prize in his pocket. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 21, 2017 Part 2

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, Master Plan (#11 Pink), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Finsbury Square (#8 Black), Neolithic (#12 White), Cosmo Charlie (#8 Red), Top Score (#6 Red), and Mondialiste (#10 Yellow) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Kentucky Derby Museum Opens Man o’ War Exhibit April 8

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Kentucky Derby Museum will honor the 100th anniversary of Man o' War's birth with an interactive exhibit featuring items on loan from noted collector Ken Grayson, including a saddle worn by the great horse in his match race with Sir Barton. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Chad Summers – Mind Your Biscuits

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Trainer Chad Summers talks about Mind Your Biscuits, who runs in the March 25 Dubai Golden Shaheen Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Horses Training, March 21, 2017 Part 1

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, including Stallwalkin' Dude (#4 Gold), Sharp Azteca (#1 Blue), Triple Nine (#10 Blue), and Long On Value (#7 Black) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – March 21, 2017

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Was Malagacy's Rebel performance enough to secure a place in the Derby Dozen? Read More...

Mastery to Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Mastery, the undefeated son of Candy Ride who was injured after winning the March 11 San Felipe Stakes (G2), will stand at Claiborne Farm upon his retirement, it was announced March 21. Read More...

The Week in Photos 3/21/2017

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Santa Margarita, Azeri, Rebel, Inside Information, George Ryder, Golden Slipper, Ambitious Dragon Handicap, Waterfall Bay Handicap, Hanshin Daishoten, Hong Kong Derby, Essex Handicap, Irish O'Brien, Caesar's Wish, Private Terms, and more. Read More...

Siena Farm, West Point Buy Into Always Dreaming

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Siena Farm and West Point Thoroughbreds buy a minority interest in the colt by Bodemeister, who is being aimed for the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1. Read More...

Dubai World Cup Horses Training on March 20

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Footage of morning training at Meydan on March 20, 2017 in the days leading up to the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club. Neolithic (#12 White), Hopportunity Bob Baffert (#5 White), and Keen Ice Todd Pletcher (#8 White) Read More...

Frosted, Territories Will Shuttle to Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Three-time grade 1 winner Frosted, the son of leading North American sire Tapit, will join the Darley roster at Northwood Park this year, while Prix Jean Prat (G1) winner Territories, from the family of Street Cry, will shuttle to Kelvinside. Read More...

McCraken Retains First Spot in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
McCraken remains in first place in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-Year-Old Poll released today. Read More...

Conquest Runners Continue Winning Ways for New Owners

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
When Conquest Farenheit outran his rivals for a 2 1/4-length win in the Pasadena Stakes, the 3-year-old became the latest success for horses sold in November as part of the Conquest Stables dispersal. Read More...

Conquest Runners Continue to Win for New Owners

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
When Conquest Farenheit outran his rivals for a 2 1/4-length win in the Pasadena Stakes, the 3-year-old became the latest success for horses sold in November as part of the Conquest Stables dispersal. Read More...

Baker, Quiet Resolve Among Canadian Hall Finalists

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There will be 15 candidates on the Thoroughbred side on a final ballot for 2017 induction into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, including Sovereign Award-winning trainer Reade Baker and Canada's Horse of the Year in 2000 Quiet Resolve. Read More...

Gun Runner Works at Meydan for World Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds' and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner got a feel for the Meydan Racecourse dirt course the morning of March 20, working a half-mile in :49 4/5 in preparation for the $10-million Dubai World Cup (G1). Read More...

Arrogate Gallops, Gun Runner Works at Meydan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A number of U.S.-based runners stepped out on the Meydan Racecourse track in preparation for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 25. Read More...

After Not Working, Classic Empire Gallops in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John Oxley's reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire did not break off in a scheduled workout March 19 at Palm Meadows Training Center, according to trainer Mark Casse. Read More...

Pegasus Sale in Washington Returns After Hiatus

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center's sale of 2-year-olds in training will be renewed Tuesday, March 21 in Redmond, Wash. Read More...

Washington’s Pegasus Sale Returns After Hiatus

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center's sale of 2-year-olds in training will be renewed Tuesday, March 21 in Redmond, Wash. Read More...

Dubai World Cup: Interview With Bob Baffert

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Interview with Bob Baffert on March 20 at Meydan in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club Read More...

Equine Economic Impact Study to Begin Collecting Data

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce that data collection for the 2017 Economic Impact Study is set to begin on April 1, 2017. Read More...

Pre-Preakness Party to Benefit TAA

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
America's Best Racing (ABR) announced March 20 that its fourth annual Pre-Preakness Party will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore. Read More...

Sunland Park Receives Safety Reaccreditation from NTRA

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced March 20 that Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Read More...

McCraken Back on Track, Settled in at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Janis Whitham's homebred son of Ghostzapper worked a seemingly effortless five furlongs in 1:00 at Keeneland March 20 in preparation for a Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) start. Read More...

Conquest Farenheit Scores in Pasadena Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Rockingham Ranch and Chad Littlefield's Conquest Farenheit shows his affinity for the Santa Anita turf, winning the $75,000-added Pasadena Stakes March 19. Read More...

Unique Bella Works Bullet Ahead of Santa Anita Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Unique Bella, unbeaten in all but one of her five starts, posted a bullet six furlong work the morning of March 19 in 1:11 1/5 to be the best of 10 at that distance Sunday at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Pre-Sale Workout by Malagacy Caught Young’s Attention

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prominent agent Steve Young recalls purchasing Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Malagacy at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Malagacy’s Pre-Sale Work Caught Young’s Attention

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prominent agent Steve Young recalls purchasing Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Malagacy at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Malagacy, Sonneteer Exit Rebel in Good Order

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sumaya U.S. Stable's undefeated Malagacy was doing great the morning after his mild upset in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 18 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Longtime BloodHorse Copy Editor Dolan Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pat Dolan, the longtime copy editor of the BloodHorse, died from conditions secondary to cancer March 19 in Lexington.  Read More...

Rapper Dragon First to Sweep Hong Kong Classic Series

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The gelded son of Street Boss makes history with an emphatic win in the March 19 BMW Hong Kong Derby. Read More...

Enola Gray Takes the Hill in Irish O’Brien

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray rocketed clear of competition three-sixteenths of a mile from home as she went on to win the $100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes at Santa Anita Park March 18 by a comfortable four lengths under Tyler Baze. Read More...

Enola Gray Takes Irish O’Brien

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Nick Alexander's homebred Enola Gray rocketed clear of competition three-sixteenths of a mile from home as she went on to win the $100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes at Santa Anita Park March 18 by a comfortable four lengths under Tyler Baze. Read More...

Vale Dori Holds Off Finest City in Santa Margarita

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Maybe—just maybe—Vale Dori has been doing just more than picking up the pieces in Southern California's distaff division in the absence of champions Songbird and Stellar Wind in recent months. Read More...

Malagacy Flaunts His Talent in Rebel Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Malagacy  gave his future Hall of Fame conditioner another legitimate sophomore to point toward the first Saturday in May when he captured the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) by two lengths over Sonneteer at the Hot Springs oval March 18. Read More...

Distinta Flies Late to Win the Inside Information

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With 1-2 favorite Curlin's Approval not firing, Veb Racing Stable's Distinta closed fast to earn her first graded score near the wire in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) March 18 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mor Spirit Ships to Oaklawn, Takes Essex Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
More than 13 months after his last victory, Michael Lund Petersen's Mor Spirit returned to the winner's circle with style March 18 in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Twisted Tom Takes Private Terms at Wire

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With an impressive late surge, Cobra Farm's Twisted Tom nabbed odds-on favorite O Dionysus at the wire in the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes at Laurel Park March 18.  Read More...

Streamline Rides Path to Victory in Azeri

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Having hit the board in five prior graded stakes tries, Streamline finally got the job done at the next level in the Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park March 18. Read More...

Farrell Fires Five-Furlong Bullet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell turned in an impressive move in her preparations for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), drilling a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 18. Read More...

Gunnevera Takes it Easy in Five-Furlong Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera recorded an easy five-furlong leg stretcher March 18 in his first work since capturing the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4.  Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Rebel Time at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have a trio of big races at Oaklawn Park, a grade 1 at Santa Anita Park, and more. Read More...

Winx Rolls to 16th Straight Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Winx, Australia's reigning super mare, had no trouble with the heavy turf against six overmatched opponents in the March 18 China Horse Club George Ryder Stakes (G1) and rolled to her 16th straight win by more than seven lengths. Read More...

Antonio Sano’s Faith Justified With Gunnevera

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gunnevera did not exactly burst onto the scene when he dismantled nine other Fountain of Youth (G2) rivals March 4 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Songbird’s Training Delayed by Minor Injury

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A minor injury has delayed two-time champion Songbird's training in 2017, Fox Hill Farm's Victoria Keith said March 17. Read More...

Humana Distaff Could be Launching Point for Carina Mia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With the May 6 Humana Distaff (G1) at Churchill Downs penciled in for her 4-year-old debut, Carina Mia could be a prime contender to reign over a wide-open female sprint division. Read More...

Livestock Designation for Horses Vital for Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Both houses of the Kentucky Legislature have approved a bill that would designate horses as livestock. Once signed by the governor, the new law would provide new benefits and legal consistency. Read More...