Blood-Horse

Hard Aces Stands Out in Cougar II

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Grade I winner Hard Aces highlights a field of six entered for the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) July 24 at Del Mar. Read More...

Miyadi Suspended by CHRB After Drug Test

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board announced July 21 that trainer Steve Miyadi will be suspended 30 days after one of his horses tested for levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine that exceeded allowed limits. Read More...

Songbird Adds Star Power to Sunday’s CCA Oaks

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Champion Songbird will put her perfect record on the line July 23 in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, which features a purse pumped up from $300,000 to $500,000 to attract the daughter of Medaglia d'Oro. Read More...

Funding Issue Latest Delay for Brockton Meet

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The potential return of live racing to the Brockton Fairgrounds was delayed once again July 21, when the Massachusetts Gaming Commission tabled the track's request for funds to cover the administrative and operational expenses of running a live meet. Read More...

Elders Try to Prove Themselves in Nijinsky

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A trio of 6-year-olds that have been trending the wrong way will try to recall their glory days in the nine-furlong Nijinsky at Woodbine Read More...

‘Vegas,’ Be Mine Meet Again in San Clemente

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A head and a nose apart in their last two outings, Stays in Vegas and Be Mine will once again do battle in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 23 at Del Mar. Read More...

224 Entered in Equine Sales Company Sale

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Equine Sales Company today announced a catalog of 224 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held September 7 in Opelousas, Louisiana. Read More...

224 Cataloged for Louisiana Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Equine Sales Company has cataloged 224 head for its consignor select yearling sale scheduled for Sept. 7 in Opelousas, La. Read More...

Kay Discusses Saratoga Meet, ‘Clean Audits’

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay July 21 lauded his organization's accomplishments over the last year and provided a preview of improvements customers can expect to see this summer at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Stymie, Los Angeles to Saratoga Walk of Fame

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Saratoga 150 Committee today announced the two newest inductees to the Hoofprints Walk of Fame at Saratoga Race Course: outstanding filly Los Angeles and Hall of Fame thoroughbred Stymie. Read More...

Litfin at Large: Saratoga Friday-Saturday

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Saratoga's 2016 meet will begin by featuring 2-year-olds and turf races. Read More...

McCarthy, Trainer of General Quarters, Dies

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Tom McCarthy, best known for training General Quarters, a former claimer who went on to win the 2009 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), died July 21 after a battle with melanoma. He was 82. Read More...

Long-Awaited Return for Jockey Russell

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
More than seven months after tearing his labrum and fracturing his shoulder in two places in a training accident, jockey Sheldon Russell will make his long-awaited comeback July 23 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Songbird Arrives at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Following her cross-country flight, she settled in to her stall in advance of her planned start in the Coaching Club American Oaks and a paddock schooling session between races on Friday. Read More...

Champion Songbird Settles In at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Fox Hill Farm's undefeated champion Songbird arrived at Saratoga Race Course just before 8 p.m. EDT July 20 in advance of her upcoming engagement in the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Laying a New Foundation

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Stallion Register to adopt black-type rules Read More...

General Issues Focus of Saratoga ‘Preview’

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A large crowd at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame July 20 peppered panelists with questions on a wide variety of Thoroughbred racing issues. Read More...

Pretty N Cool Back to Del Mar Winner’s Circle

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pretty N Cool, who began her career last summer at Del Mar, rallied powerfully in the stretch to win the $75,000 C.E.R.F. Stakes July 20 at the seaside racetrack. Read More...

Snowden Found Dead After Prospect’s Breakdown

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tragedy was compounded with more tragedy July 18 in the state of Washington. Read More...

‘Chrome,’ Dortmund Face Off in San Diego ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Back in his namesake state for more than three months now, California Chrome is set to resume his 2016 campaign July 23 in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar, where he'll take on fellow multiple grade I winner Dortmund. Read More...

Juveniles Contend for Sanford Superiority

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) kicks off the annual battle for 2-year-old superiority July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

CHRB Denies Valenzuela License Again

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The California Horse Racing Board has denied jockey Patrick Valenzuela a license to ride during races in the state, citing a recommendation made by a hearing officer, according to a July 20 news release from the regulatory agency. Read More...

Miss Temple City Set for U.S. Return in Diana

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With divisional leader Tepin away, Miss Temple City and 10 other turf females will try to take advantage in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Heat Leads Canterbury to Cancel July 21 Card

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Due to extreme temperatures and a heat index exceeding 110 degrees forecast for the evening, Canterbury Park has canceled live racing for July 21, its next scheduled racing program. Read More...

KY Busy Finding Homes for Abandoned Horses

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they've found at least temporary homes for 15 of the 43 horses declared abandoned last month at a Mercer County farm and are working to find homes for the 28 horses that remain. Read More...

HRRN to Offer Coverage in Spanish

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Industry veteran Roberto “El Potro” Rodriguez and analyst Eloy Vielma will host the Spanish broadcasts, and races will be called by NYRA Spanish announcer Luis Grandison. Read More...

High-Priced Sweet Loretta in Schuylerville

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
St. Elias Stable bought the Tapit daughter for $750,000 as a weanling. Read More...

Ellis Park to Host “Making of a Racehorse”

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The free event will go from the starting gate to the barn of John Hancock, a third-generation trainer and starts at 7:30 a.m. Read More...

Trainer Keefe Keeps Very Active in Maryland

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following a quiet spring during the Pimlico meet, trainer Tim Keefe has gotten off to a quick start at Laurel Park's summer meet. He's also a triathlete and assists his wife in the area of racehorse aftercare. Read More...

Charitable Annuity WV-Bred Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Mark Russell's Charitable Annuity, who won seven of 10 starts including the West Virginia Breeders' Classic last year, was named 2015 West Virginia-Bred Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male. Read More...

Gallardo’s 1,000th Win Comes at Presque Isle

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Antonio Gallardo, currently ranked second in wins this season among North American-based jockeys, secured the 1,000th victory of his career July 19 when he guided The Fazz Man to victory in the seventh race at Presque Isle Downs. Read More...

Wise Dan to Receive Comeback Award

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been selected to receive the inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award from the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington. Read More...

Reports of Mares Bred Due by Aug. 1

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Jockey Club July 20 noted that Reports of Mares Bred for the 2016 breeding season are due by Aug. 1. Read More...

Rood & Riddle Comeback Award to Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has announced that an award honoring the remarkable Thoroughbred champion Wise Dan will be presented at Hats Off Day on July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Read More...

Postponed to Miss King George VI Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum’s Postponed will miss the opportunity to defend his title in the group I King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Qipco) due to a respiratory infection. Read More...

Undefeated Ancient Secret Targets Lake George

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Perfect in three starts, New York-bred Ancient Secret will try for her first graded stakes score in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) on opening day of the Saratoga Race Course meet Friday, July 22. Read More...

Kentucky Mulls Laws Impacting Equine Welfare

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A Kentucky Department of Agriculture council will consider changes to the law that would allow local officials to more quickly take possession of horses when they are determined to be abandoned. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 7/19/2016

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Delaware Handicap, Indiana Derby, Kent, Ontario Matron, Darley Irish Oaks, Carl Hanford Memorial. Read More...

Tapit Clears $100M Mark in Progeny Earnings

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Leading sire Tapit reached a significant milestone when his son Cupid won the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) the evening of June 16 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

WVBC Program Awarded $1.17M for 2016 Purses

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission July 19 signed off on $1,170,000 in funding for purses for the 30th edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classics Oct. 8 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Out-of-Competition Testing Progresses in WV

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Regulators and track executives in West Virginia hope to have about 50% of the starters in two upcoming graded stakes tested out of competition as part of a launch of the program in the state. Read More...

TERF Announces 2016 Grants and Scholarships

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation ("TERF") Trustees are pleased to announce this year's grants and scholarships, totaling $98,785. Read More...

Nomination Deadline Nears for TIEA Program

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The deadline for nominations for the new Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards is Aug. 1, officials said July 19. Read More...

Milestone Win for Finger Lakes-Based Davila

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Michael Davila Jr. registered the 1,000th riding victory of his career July 18 when he guided Chickaletta to a front-running victory in the first race at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Read More...

Wings of Desire Set for King George Try

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wings of Desire is among nine runners confirmed for the 66th running of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 23 at Ascot. Read More...

Postponed to Bid for King George Repeat

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Postponed is among 10 runners confirmed for the 66th running of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I), in which he will bid to become a rare repeat winner of the race July 23 at Ascot. Read More...

Postponed to Bid for King George Repeat

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Postponed is among 10 runners confirmed for the 66th running of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I), in which he will bid to become a rare repeat winner of the race July 23 at Ascot. Read More...

Gun Runner, Creator Both Work in Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gun Runner and Creator both worked five furlongs in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 18 as they continue preparation for their next starts for trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Tops Poll, Tepin Ranked Second

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California Chrome remains the leading Thoroughbred in North America in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll released July 18. Read More...