Blood-Horse

Luck on Twitter to Discuss BC Foreign Hopes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
NBC Sports' international horse racing analyst Nick Luck and the Breeders' Cup social media team will conduct a live chat on Twitter this Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. EDT. Read More...

No Extra Days for Kentucky Downs in 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Under a plan approved Oct. 15 by the tracks involved, Kentucky Downs will continue to offer just five race days in 2015 but the Franklin, Ky., track will pick up an additional Saturday. Read More...

HRTV to Air Live BC Pre-Entry Show Oct. 22

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
HRTV will give racing fans their first look at the horses pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when it airs a special live Breeders' Cup Pre-Entry show from Santa Anita Park Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. ET. Read More...

Saratoga Snacks Seeks Empire Classic Rebound

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Defending champion Saratoga Snacks takes on eight fellow New York-breds Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, the main feature on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Read More...

Owners Schooled on Horse Health, Care Issues

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Owners at the Thoroughbred Ownership Conference were given a tutorial in proper horse care, common health and physical problems, and what some organizations are doing to improve the quality of life for horses and people. Read More...

Mountaineer, Charles Town OK’d to Cut Dates

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races were granted permission Oct. 15 to reduce live racing dates for the final months of 2015. Read More...

Sterling Stud’s Drena Van Doren Dies at 79

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Drena Van Doren, who with her husband Paul campaigned Rise Up to victory in last year's Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) died Oct. 11 at her home at Sterling Stud in Lexington. Van Doren was 79. Read More...

Miss Behaviour Headlines Deep Raven Run Field

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) winner Miss Behaviour is the 120-pound highweight in a field of 13 sophomore fillies entered for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. Read More...

Young Owners Tout Race-day Experience

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A Youtube video showing Anna Seitz, managing partner of Hit the Board Stables, cheering home the outfit's Thoroughbred I'm Already Sexy to a victory in the Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) sums up the joys of racehorse ownership. Read More...

Cirrus Des Aigles Makes Fourth Champion Start

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Cirrus Des Aigles is the star turn in the £1.3 million Qipco Champion Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 18, when the 8-year-old contests Britain's richest race for the fourth straight year. Read More...

Foundation Mares: Wedding Picture

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Examining the most successful decendents of Wedding Picture, by Blushing Groom out of Strike A Pose. Read More...

Fast-Rising Silk Sari in Champions Day Leap

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Silk Sari bids to resume her remarkable rise through the ranks when she turns out for the £607,500 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot Oct. 19. Read More...

Night Of Thunder Looks to Rebound at Ascot

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The sole sophomore classic winner on show at British Champions Day Oct. 18 at Ascot attempts to regain the winning thread for the first time since he won the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 3. Read More...

Colonial Withdraws Request for 2015 Dates

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The owner of Colonial Downs said Oct. 15 the racetrack has withdrawn its request for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing for 2015, as well as a request to have a new horsemen's group. Read More...

Normandy Invasion Fractures Sesamoid

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Normandy Invasion, the talented but trouble-prone Fox Hill Farms runner who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has fractured a sesamoid, according to owner Rick Porter. Read More...

Puype Reflects on Mizdirection’s Cup Success

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
When the World Championships are renewed for a third straight year at Santa Anita Park, missing from the lineup will be one of the most dynamic Breeders' Cup winners of the past two years--Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Swingtime

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Another indication of shifting sire power comes at Tattersalls. Read More...

Pensioned Stallions: The Old Guard

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
These Thoroughbreds are among the few to achieve feats of glory at the races and have gotten the opportunity to pass their genes on to the generations that follow. Read the full feature in the October 18, 2014 issue of TBH. Read More...

The Vet Tech’s Role in Colic Surgery

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Despite veterinary advancements and dramatically improved postoperative survival rates, colic is still a leading cause of death among horses. Colic, by definition, is abdominal pain; this is a clinical sign rather than a disease. A horse can be “... Read More...

KEEP Launches Non-Profit Foundation

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Kentucky Equine Education Project has created the KEEP Foundation, which is designed to provide grants for equine organizations throughout the state. Read More...

Apprentice Saez Dies Due to Spill Injuries

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died Tuesday night, Oct. 14, as a result of injuries sustained during a spill in the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

17-year-old Jockey Saez Dies from Head Trauma

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died Tuesday night, Oct. 14, due to severe injuries sustained in a spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Jockey Saez, 17, Dies From Head Trauma

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez, 17, died Tuesday night, Oct. 14, due to severe injuries sustained in a spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Apprentice Saez to Indy Hospital After Spill

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital Oct. 14 following a frightening spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Player Mixes Inspiration and Advice to Owners

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player offered inspiration and guidance to owners during his keynote address at the inaugural Thoroughbred Owners Conference in Lexington. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 3

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds. Read More...

Apprentice to Hospital After Indiana Spill

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Apprentice jockey Juan Saez was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital Oct. 14 following a frightening spill during the eighth race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Early Breeders’ Cup Musings

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson shares some early thoughts on the thirteen Breeders' Cup races. Read More...

Hard Spun Mare Tops OBS Preferred Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Alexandra's Grace, a 5-year-old mare in foal to Bodemeister, sold for $120,000 to Ken and Sarah Ramsey to top the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale in Ocala, Fla. Oct. 14. Read More...

Horse Auctions, Trainer Relations Explored

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two panel sessions at Thoroughbred Ownership Conference focused on buying horses at auction and trainer selection and communication. Penny Chenery made a special appearance at the conference Oct. 14. Read More...

Survey: Drug Testing System Has Serious Flaws

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Research commissioned by The Jockey Club shows that, though the Thoroughbred industry has made progress in the area of uniform medication and testing standards, a state-by-state approach is at best problematic. Read More...

Rascal Cat to Stand at Running Fawcett

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Owner Murray Cluff said Tuesday, Oct. 14, that veteran stakes winner Rascal Cat has been retired and will stand for $1,700 at Amber Fawcett's Running Fawcett Thoroughbreds in Alberta, Canada. Read More...

F&M Sprint: Top Pair Coming Off Long Breaks

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Two prominent horses being pointed to this year's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, Judy the Beauty and Midnight Lucky, will enter the seven-furlong race off long breaks. Both have shown ability to win off long breaks. Read More...

Kyllachy Colt Tops Strong Day at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale continued in buoyant fashion Oct. 14, posting gains in gross, average, and median, with sales led by a Kyllachy colt for 320,000 guineas ($524,426 in United States funds). Read More...

Z Rockstar Favored in Oklahoma Classics Cup

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Four of the top five finishers from the 2013 Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes, led by winner Imahit, will return Oct. 17 for another run at the $175,000 purse on a 10-race program of stakes races for Oklahoma-breds at Remington. Read More...

Keeneland Reaches Agreement on Thunder Ridge

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
While it will need regulatory approval, track officials said Tuesday, Oct. 15, an agreement is largely in place for Keeneland to purchase the current Standardbred track Thunder Ridge. Read More...

Euro Charline to Return to England

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Euro Charline will return to trainer Marco Botti in England for a 4-year-old campaign that will include a bid for the $6-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan, it was announced Oct. 14. Read More...

Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery. Read More...

Rosalind, Daring Dancer Head Valley View

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind and Sagamore Farm's Daring Dancer head an overflow field of 14 plus two also-eligibles for the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) slated for Oct. 17 at Keeneland. Read More...

Kentucky Tracks at Odds on September Dates

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Representatives from Kentucky Downs, Churchill Downs, and Ellis Park failed to hammer out an agreement on 2015 September race dates in a Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting facilitated by a KHRC committee. Read More...

Revolutionary Retired to Stud at WinStar

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Revolutionary counts the Withers Stakes (gr. III), Louisiana Derby (gr. II), and Pimlico Special (gr. III) among his wins for WinStar Farm and trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

El Corredor Sold to Turkish Interests

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The 17-year-old son of Mr. Greeley has been purchased by Mr. Tevfik Celikoglu and will stand in Turkey for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 14. Read More...

Canadian HOY Uncaptured to Ocala Stud

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Uncaptured, Canada's Horse of the Year of 2012 as a juvenile, will stand at J. Michael O'Farrell Jr.'s Ocala Stud in Florida. Read More...

Just The Judge to Tattersalls December Sale

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Just The Judge, winner of the 2013 Etihad Airway Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is to be offered at the Tattersalls December sale, scheduled for Nov. 24 -- Dec. 4 in Newmarket. Read More...

American Pharoah Drills for BC Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Dual grade I winner works five furlongs in 1:00 at Santa Anita Park Oct. 14 in preparation for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Read More...

Shared Belief Works 5 Panels for Classic

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Undefeated gelding continues his Classic preparation at Golden Gate Fields Read More...

Shared Belief ‘Excellent’ in Golden Gate Move

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Likely favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic continues his preparation for the 1 1/4-mile race, working five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Oct. 14 on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate where he has done all of his training this year. Read More...

Drug Testing Delays Mount, States Eye Options

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Delays at the respected Lexington drug-testing laboratory LGC have forced two of its biggest customers, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission and Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, to consider other options. Read More...

Action Delayed for Texas Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Texas Racing Commission must prevail in a Nov. 10 hearing before it can begin accepting applications by racetracks to offer Instant Racing machines. The December meeting is the soonest applications could be accepted. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 10/14/2014

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Photos from Keeneland, Belmont Park, Woodbine, Belterra Park, Parx and more! Read More...