Blood-Horse

Record Breakers Headed for Del Mar Debutante

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A pair of 2-year-old fillies who eclipsed the Del Mar Polytrack mark for five furlongs in separate racing debuts July 20, appear headed for a showdown in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for their powerhouse barns. Read More...

Dance With Fate Off the Bench for San Diego

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate, off since a sixth-place effort in the Kentucky Derby, tackles older horses for the first time in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 26 at Del Mar. Read More...

Haskin: The Saint of Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Unable to ride any longer due to a series of injuries and being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Valerie Buck turned her passion in another direction. Read More...

Shanon Nicole Takes Off-Turf Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Shanon Nicole, owned and bred by Connie Apostelos, benefited from a quick early pace to rally and capture the $205,200 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23. Read More...

Can Coup de Grace Land Blow in Amsterdam?

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course July 26 looks to have several intriguing contenders, some stretching out in distance and others dropping back. Read More...

Daring Dancer Prevails in Lake George Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
With a late stretch move, favored Daring Dancer caught A Little Bit Sassy to win by a head in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 23 over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Delaware, Horsemen Hope to Pay Late Purses

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Delaware Park are working to ensure horsemen are promptly paid purse money in light of delays in the receipt of results of equine drug tests. Read More...

Tonalist, Wicked Strong Headline Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist and fourth-place finisher Wicked Strong share a highweight assignment of 123 pounds for the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on July 26. Read More...

Eight Stakes Set for Churchill in September

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The second September meet in the 140-year history of Churchill Downs will offer eight stakes races with total purses of $925,000 during a 12-day run. Read More...

Global Gaming Almanac Set for July 28 Release

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Global Gaming Almanac provides 746 pages of comprehensive, up-to-date market summaries, financial data, statistics, and profiles of properties, owners, and regulators for 215 international gaming jurisdictions. Read More...

Art Sherman to Receive Laffit Pincay Award

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Art Sherman, a career horseman who rose to the pinnacle of racing this past spring when he guided California Chrome in a thrilling Triple Crown run, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award. Read More...

Harris, Frazier Lead 2014 Washingon HOF Class

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Trainer Ben Harris and jockey Ricky Frazier head a stellar group of 2014 Washington Racing Hall of Fame inductees, Emerald Downs announced. Read More...

Equineline ‘Pedigree Binder’ Now Available

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Jockey Club Information Systems unveiled the "Pedigree Binder" July 23, enabling users to easily manage, store, and view Equineline pedigrees and other information online. Read More...

Wednesday at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Doug Salvatore looks at a baby race & the A.P. Indy Curse Wednesday at Saratoga. Read More...

OBS Fall Sale to Include Horses of Racing Age

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A new horses of racing age section will be added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2014 fall mixed sale scheduled for Oct. 14-16. Read More...

Final Breeders’ Cup Board Seats Filled

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced July 23 the final composition of its board of directors upon the completion of runoff voting by the 45 Breeders' Cup Members. Read More...

Filly Taghrooda Takes Aim at Ascot History

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Classic-winning 3-year-old filly Taghrooda will face older males July 26, when she starts from the outside in the field of 12 expected for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot. Read More...

TOBA Schedules Events in Saratoga Springs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding two educational events, as well as its annual members meeting, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the first week of August. Read More...

Risk Factors for EIPH in Australian Racehorses Studied

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Researchers know that exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or EIPH, can hinder a horse's lung function and athletic performance. What they're still not clear on, however, is which horses will bleed and when. But an Australian research team recently took a step closer to finding the answer. Read More...

Sky Kingdom Returns to 1 1/2 Miles in Cougar

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Last year's Cougar II runner-up stretches back out to 12 furlongs versus 10 opponents. Read More...

NY Tracks Awarded Extended VLT Hours

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York racetrack gaming facilities, most of which have been facing slumping financial numbers this year, will be able to stay open later into the early morning and be authorized to offer more free play. Read More...

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace announced July 22. Read More...

Haskin: No More ‘What Ifs’ With Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wise Dan's career is what it is, and now that he is about to embark on a comeback at age 7 from colic surgery, he should be appreciated for what he does and what he's accomplished. Read More...

Tonalist Begins Push for Eclipse Award

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Robert Evans' Tonalist, winner of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a high mountain to climb if he wishes to supplant California Chrome atop the 3-year-old division. Read More...

NY Legislature Extends 2% Share for Horsemen

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
First passed as a temporary surcharge in 2007, legislation has been signed into law again authorizing the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to receive 2% of purse proceeds at New York Racing Association tracks. Read More...

Delaware, Lab Work to Improve Test Turnaround

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is working with LGS laboratory in Lexington, Ky., to facilitate quicker turnaround for equine drug test results. Read More...

Tattersalls Finalizes Dates for October Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tattersalls sales company has finalized the dates for Books 1 to 3 of this year's October yearling sale to be held at the sales grounds in Newmarket, England. Read More...

War Chant to Remain at Yarradale in Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stallion War Chant will permanently move to Yarradale Stud in western Australia, the farm said July 22. He has stood at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky and has shuttled to Yarradale for three years. Read More...

Prominent Owner Borislow Dies at Age 52

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prominent horse owner Daniel Borislow, who recently won a record $6.6 million in Gulfstream Park's Rainbow 6, died July 21 in West Palm Beach, Fla., at age 52. Read More...

Jerkens Aims for ‘Wicked Strong’ Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jimmy Jerkens will send his top 3-year-old to the July 26 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) en route to the Travers Stakes (gr. I), and puts blinkers on the Hard Spun colt for his Saratoga outing. Read More...

Thoroughbred Club to Honor Veterinarians

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Veterinarians Larry R. Bramlage, Edward H. Fallon, and A. Gary Lavin have been selected by the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Club of America as Honored Guests. Read More...

Adena Springs’ Roberts Returns to Training

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Mark Roberts, general manager of Adena Springs South and a key member of the Frank Stronach team, has left his position with the operation and returned to breaking and training Thoroughbreds. Read More...

A Timeline for Synthetic Racing Surfaces

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Defections of Del Mar and Keeneland back to dirt have stalled synthetic surfaces in the U.S. Read More...

The Dirt On Synthetics Timeline

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Defections of Del Mar and Keeneland back to dirt have stalled synthetic surfaces in the U.S. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Keeping the Promise

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Racing can't drop the ball on safety. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 7/22/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A full racing weekend with the start of Saratoga and Del Mar. Also racing from Ireland, images of Wise Dan, and rain soaked Woodbine. Read More...

Encouraging Starts to Saratoga, Del Mar Meets

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The important summer meetings at Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course each registered improved numbers compared with their 2013 seasons. Total handle was up at Del Mar; Saratoga saw total handle improve and a spike in attendance. Read More...

Commanding Curve Entered in Curlin Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
West Point Thoroughbreds' Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve could make his first start since his ninth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in the July 25 Curlin Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Better Lucky Shines; My Miss Aurelia Third

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Better Lucky, last by more than a dozen lengths after a half-mile, came flying down the stretch to catch Grace Hall at the finish to win the $100,000 Shine Again Stakes by a head at Saratoga Race Course July 21. Read More...

Will Take Charge Works Toward Whitney

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Willis Horton and Three Chimneys Farm's Will Take Charge breezed five furlongs July 21 in anticipation of his next start in the Aug. 2 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I). Read More...

Filly Untapable Works Toward Haskell

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable, a perfect four-for-four in 2014, on July 21 put in her final breeze for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I). Read More...

Milestone Win 1,000 for Jockey Magrell

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Jane Magrell won her 1,000th race July 20 when Box Office Smash won an allowance race at ThistleDown Racino in Ohio. Read More...

Favorite Tale, Choctaw Chuck Top Quick Call

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stakes winners Favorite Tale and Choctaw Chuck are the 121-pound co-highweights among seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Quick Call Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Kiss to Remember Steps Up in Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Maggi Moss' Kiss to Remember, one-for-one on the turf, will seek her second stakes victory in the $200,000 Indiana Grand Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Indiana Grand Race Course July 23. Read More...

Grade I Winner Heir Kitty Tops Del Mar Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grade I winner Heir Kitty was purchased Emmanuel de Seroux's Narvick International on behalf of a Japanese buyer for $750,000 to top the July 20 Del Mar paddock sale. Read More...

First Winner for Spendthrift’s Temple City

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Spendthrift Farm's Temple City was represented by his first winner when Jusgimmetenminutes won the first race at Arapahoe Park July 20. Read More...

Tom’s Tribute Times it Right in Eddie Read

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tom's Tribute became a grade I winner July 20 when he held even-money favorite Summer Front safe through the homestretch to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes on the Del Mar turf. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Impressive in CCA Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria took over rounding the far turn and drew off to an impressive five-length victory over Unbridled Forever in the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course July 20. Read More...

Pirate’s Trove Holds On for Duchess Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Even-money choice Pirate's Trove was all out to stave off an upset-minded Cactus Kid in the $116,451 Duchess Stakes by a nose July 20 at rainy Woodbine to remain unbeaten in two starts. Read More...

Lafontaine Upsets Toronto Cup in Stakes Bow

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Cudney Stables homebred Lafontaine, the longest shot in a six-horse field at 18-1, charged late to overtake pacesetter Heart to Heart en route to a half-length win in the $119,710 Toronto Cup over the Woodbine turf July 20. Read More...