Blood-Horse

Vale Dori Encounters Familiar Group in La Canada

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori will look to secure her second straight grade 2 victory Jan. 14 in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park and she'll encounter familiar challengers. Read More...

Keeneland’s Third Session Nearly Even With Last Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With two horses bringing in excess of six figures, the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale posted an average price on even terms with 2016. Read More...

Sandiva, Isabella Sings Head Marshua’s River Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With both of their racing careers in the final furlong, Todd Pletcher-trainees Sandiva and Isabella Sings are looking to pad their already showy résumés with another graded score when they start in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T). Read More...

Divisidero Makes His Return in Ft. Lauderdale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grade 1 winner Divisidero looks to regain his top-class form when he heads a field of 12 entrants for the 1 1/16-mile Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14. Read More...

Texas Chrome Aiming for Oaklawn Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome will target the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15 for his 4-year-old debut, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Jan. 10. Read More...

Tommy Macho Returns to Gulfstream for Hal’s Hope

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Just as he was rounding into top form, the bay son of Macho Uno emerged from that race with a knee chip that required surgery and kept him away from the races for eight months. Read More...

OBS Restricts Louisiana Horses from Upcoming Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana. Read More...

Tapiture’s First Foal is a Filly

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The filly out of Set'n On Ready was born Jan. 11 Read More...

Baby Love: Holmes Buys Mare and Commissioner Foal

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
She's a Fleet, with her Jan. 5 filly by first-crop sire Commissioner by her side, sells to Deborah Holmes during Day 3 of the Keeneland January sale. Read More...

Additional Fair Grounds Horses Test Positive for EHV-1

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Three additional horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus Jan. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the Louisiana oval reported the following day. All three were positive for the EHV-1 non-neurogenic type, also called the "wild type" strain. Read More...

NTRA Offers Path for Public Comment to Treasury

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that a system has been established for individuals to submit an e-mail comment directly to the United States Treasury Department. Read More...

Obituary: Robbins Helped Orchestrate ‘Miracle Million’

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheldon Robbins, who one of his fellow Arlington International Racecourse owners called the linchpin in bringing together the 1985 “Miracle Million,” died Jan. 9 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 78. Read More...

Canterbury Park Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Canterbury Park's 2017 Thoroughbred stakes schedule will include 32 races and more than $2 million in purses, it was announced Jan. 10 by racing officials at the Shakopee, Minn. track.   Read More...

Strong 2016 for Historic Racing Company Exacta Systems

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Exacta Systems continued to set new historic horse racing handle records in 2016, achieving record gains in both Kentucky and Wyoming.  Read More...

Small January Consignment Working for Sam-Son Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
For the past couple of years, Sam-Son Farm has found success with a relatively small consignment at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale—and this season was no different.  Read More...

Brehm Acquires Mares to Send to Texas Red

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Brehm hopes he has one of 2017's hot new stallions in Texas Red, a millionaire who crushed the 2014 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). Read More...

Woodbine’s HPItv to Shut Down Operations in April

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) Jan. 11 announced HPItv will shut down its multi-track channel and accompanying odds channel effective Saturday, April 11, 2017. Read More...

Jockeys and Jeans Plans Charity Stallion Season Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockeys and Jeans has procured nearly $600,000 in stallion seasons and plans an on-line sale beginning Jan. 17th and a live auction of select seasons at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 20th. Read More...

Grade Not Reinstated for Off-Turf Las Cienegas

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reviewed the off-the-turf renewal and has determined that the original Grade 3 status will not be reinstated for this renewal. Read More...

Competitive Edge’s First Reported Foal Arrives

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ashford Stud's grade 1-winning juvenile Competitive Edge sired his first foal the morning of Jan. 11. The chestnut colt is out of the Corinthian mare Spiritual Union and is owned by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Heat of the Night

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Warmth of TCA celebration takes chill off a winter evening Read More...

Breaking Lucky Joins Pegasus World Cup Field

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing has reached a deal with Gunpowder Farms and West Point Thoroughbreds to run grade 3 winner Breaking Lucky in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Aboughazale Stocks Up at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The affable Aboughazale recently put down roots in the Bluegrass, purchasing the former Belvedere Farm near Paris, Ky. Read More...

2017 Keeneland January Sale Recap Day 2

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak recaps Day 2 of the 2017 Keeneland January Mixed Sale including comments from Frances Relihan, Martha Jane Mulholland and Geoffrey Russell. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Read More...

Simulcasting Deal Reached at Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Simulcasting will return to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack following a short-term deal between the track and the local HBPA. Read More...

Mineshaft Mare, Uncle Mo Yearlings Pace Keeneland Day 2

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale Jan. 10 had more vibrancy than did the opener, but at the end of the day the results were the same, with significant declines in all key categories. Read More...

First Foal a Colt for Wicked Strong

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The first foal for grade 1 winner Wicked Strong arrived Jan. 1 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky. Wicked Strong stands at Spendthrift near Lexington. Read More...

First Reported Foal for WinStar’s Constitution

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The first reported foal by WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Constitution was born Jan. 9 at Crestwood Farm.   Read More...

New Vocations Opens New York Facility

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Trainer Leandra Cooper will oversee operations at October Hill Farm near Fort Edward. Read More...

Off-Turf San Gabriel Officially a Grade 3

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Jan. 7 San Gabriel Stakes that was taken off the turf will not have its grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a grade 3 race. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 1/10/2017

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
San Gabriel, Santa Ynez, Sham, Las Cienegas, Dania Beach, Violet Handicap, Bauhinia Sprint Handicap, Old Hat, Mucho Macho Man, Ginger Brew. Read More...

Hip 925, She’s Afleet, with her filly by Commissioner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the first foal by Commissioner who sells along with her dam at the 2017 Keeneland January Sale. Read More...

Hip 925, She’s a Fleet, with her filly by Commissioner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the first foal by Commissioner who sells along with her dam at the 2017 Keeneland January Sale. Read More...

The Mighty Forego’s Final Hurrah

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Forego defied all odds physically to become as great a weight carrier as the sport has ever seen, while demonstrating feats of raw speed, versatility, endurance, and longevity. which have never been equaled, and most likely never will. Read More...

West Coast Regional: Hello, Daehling

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Joe Daehling has mastered the art of practicality in a way that makes his Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., run at peak cost-efficiency while providing horses with room to run, develop, and grow into athletes. Read More...

Honor Code’s First Foal Born at Cobra Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The bay filly, the first foal also for the El Prado daughter Table Three Ten, was born Jan. 9. Read More...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: The Long Run

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Cynthia McGinnes loves a good history lesson. The co-owner of Thornmar Farm cannot speak about the mark she and her husband, Charles, have made on the Mid-Atlantic circuit without providing suitable background information. Read More...

Ryan Says Uncle Mo Colt Reminds Him of Nyquist

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If Mike Ryan’s instincts are correct, an Uncle Mo short yearling the agent selected for $370,000 on behalf of Key Palm Stable at the Jan. 10 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale will prove to be a bargain. Read More...

Keeneland Sales Team Member Rouk Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, a member of the Keeneland sales team for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2009, died Jan. 1, 2017, in Burleson, Texas.  Read More...

Buffalo Trace Official Bourbon of America’s Best Racing

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Buffalo Trace named official bourbon of America's Best Racing. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Bans Ellis, Masochistic in 2017

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With a first violation of the prohibited substance rule in a Breeders' Cup World Championships race, Ellis, and all horses directly or indirectly in his care, will be ineligible to participate in the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2017. Read More...

Joyfully, Uncle Mo Colt Kickstart Day 2 at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Day 2 of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale got a quick jump out of gate with the mare Joyfully, one of the first horses through the ring, going to International Equities Holdings for $575,000. Read More...

Felds’ Climax Stallions Offers New Approach

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Climax looks to syndicate stallions the same as racehorse syndicates. Read More...

Babst Retires from Ohio Owner-Breeder Group

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gayle Babst has elected to retire from her position as executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners after being associated with the organization for a period of 44 years.   Read More...

First Foal a Filly for WinStar’s Commissioner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, A.P. Indy's last classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. Read More...

2017 Keeneland January Sale Recap Day 1

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak recaps Day 1 of the 2017 Keeneland January Mixed Sale including a look at some of the top hips and comments from Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Read More...

Quality Rises to Top at Keeneland January Opener

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A paucity of well-bred mares or racing prospects and no dispersal to drive buyer interest led to broad declines during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 9. Read More...

Casinos, Pari-Mutuel Supporters Join Forces in Georgia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Advocates of legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia are teaming up with casino operators for this year's legislative push. Read More...

Alphabet Soup Progressing Under Cancer Treatment

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A cutting-edge cancer treatment has helped reduce skin cancer in 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, who recently celebrated his 26th birthday at Old Friends Equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Delightful Joy Brings $700,000 at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Delightful Joy, an attractive chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit, was purchased by $700,000 to become the second-highest price horse sold during the Jan. 9 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Read More...