Blood-Horse

TIP Youth Ambassadors Share Their OTTB Enthusiasm

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassadors are a special group of young off-track Thoroughbred supporters who want to share their passion for ex-racehorses with the equestrian world. Read More...

Tom Queally, Rider of Frankel, Moves Tack to California

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tom Queally, known best as the regular jockey of undefeated European champion Frankel, has relocated to Northern California, where he'll begin riding Nov. 16 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Horse Races Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Broken Vow Filly Tops Keeneland November Ninth Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Weanlings brought eight of the 10 highest prices of the Nov. 15 ninth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of a daughter of Broken Vow to Hidden Brook, agent, for $110,000. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Adds 73 to Midlantic December Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an additional 73 entries for its upcoming Midlantic December mixed sale, to be held Dec. 5 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. Read More...

Dona Bruja Bids for More Churchill Success in Cardinal

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dona Bruja (ARG), winner of the Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) on Churchill Downs' Matt Winn Turf Course in June, will seek her second stakes triumph over that surface in the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (G3T) Nov. 18. Read More...

Richardson to Receive KTO Horseman of the Year Award

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dr. J. David Richardson is the 2017 recipient of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Read More...

Adena Springs Announces 2018 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Adena Springs' nine-horse stallion roster is led by Ghostzapper, who finished 2017 as the eighth general leading sire in North America. His 2018 fee will be $85,000, increased from $75,000 last year. Read More...

Calumet Farm Announces 2018 Stallion Roster

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Keen Ice, Bal a Bali, War Correspondent, and Mr. Z have been added to the Calumet Stallion Roster for 2018, which announced it's fees for the upcoming season Nov. 15. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Dies at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure died the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Hall of Famer Lure Passes at Age 28

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner and Hall of Famer Lure passed away the morning Nov. 15 due to infirmities of old age, Claiborne Farm announced. The son of Danzig was 28. Read More...

Legendary Horseman Robert Courtney Sr. Dead at 96

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Robert Courtney Sr., who mentored generations of horsemen and dispensed wisdom and laughs at every turn, has died in his Lexington home at age 96. Read More...

Race Horses Now Appoints Interim CEO Leeds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Horse Races Now Board of Directors has appointed board member R. Scott Leeds as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Read More...

Polar River Set for U.S. Debut in Return to Racing

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With a new trainer in place and a start in the United States for the first time, group 3 winner Polar River is entered in a one-mile allowance-optional claiming race Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Everybody’s Talking

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
We're talking about the "rivalry" between a certain pair of sale companies, both of which happen to be based in Lexington. Read More...

Former Racehorse Now Works Alongside Birds of Prey

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Shubaat, a Godolphin Rehoming Programme graduate, found new career off the track at Dartmoor Hawking. Read More...

You’re to Blame Tops Keeneland November Eighth Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Horses of racing age were featured during the Nov. 14 eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, with You're to Blame bringing the highest price of $440,000 paid by Steve Young, as agent.  Read More...

Bennett Joins Thoroughbred Charities of America

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Victoria Bennett has been named as the development manager for Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Read More...

Enable Honored as Cartier Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Juddmonte Farms' homebred 3-year-old filly Enable (GB) was named Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards ceremony held at the Dorchester Hotel in London Nov. 14. Read More...

Ruis to Stand Saburo and War Envoy in California

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
State's first sons of Medaglia d'Oro and War Front and will be standing at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Uncaptured, The Big Beast Head Ocala Stud Roster

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for an advertised fee of $6,000.  Read More...

Denman Elected to SCSB Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Veteran announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake. Read More...

Ruis Standing Saburo and War Envoy in California

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
State's first sons of Medaglia d'Oro and War Front and will be standing at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds. Read More...

WinStar, Grayson Unveil Giving Tuesday Challenge

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13 that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held Nov. 28. Read More...

Active Day of Trade at Keeneland’s Seventh Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two broodmares—multiple grade 1 winner Intangaroo, in foal to Silent Name (JPN), and Mrs. Hudson, in foal to Midshipman—sold for $200,000 apiece to top the Nov. 13 seventh session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.  Read More...

Bloom Purchases Mare to Help Good Cause

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When Jeff Bloom came to Kentucky to shop the Keeneland November sale, he didn't expect to be leaving with Hip 1742, a Flatter mare named Dicey Flats. But Bloom ended up privately purchasing the mare, who came with an added incentive. Read More...

WinStar, Grayson Unveil GivingTuesday Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13 that WinStar will be the official sponsor of The WinStar-Grayson #GivingTuesday Challenge, to be held Nov. 28. Read More...

Keeneland’s Horses of Racing Age a Specialized Market

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing rather than breeding will be foremost in the minds of many buyers deep into the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 14, when 18 racing prospects will be offered. Read More...

Penny Chenery to Receive Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 13 that the 2017 Big Sport of Turfdom award will be presented posthumously to Penny Chenery.  Read More...

The Week in Photos 11/14/2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bob Hope, Red Smith Handicap, Commonwealth Turf, VRC Oaks, Emirates, Darley Classic, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Panasonic Cup and more. Read More...

Keeneland November Sixth Session Sees Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Competition for quality horses fueled substantial across-the-board increases during the Nov. 12 sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, led by $260,000 Aqua Regia, in foal to Dialed In. Read More...

Nominees Announced for Cartier Racing Awards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Following the end of the British flat racing season at Doncaster Nov. 11, the 2017 nominees for the Cartier Racing Awards were announced Nov. 12 with Cracksman, Enable, Ribchester, Ulysses as the nominees for Horse of the Year. Read More...

Long On Value, Airoforce Among Sale Prospects

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Horses of racing age will step up to the plate at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 13-14, with graded stakes winning horses and colts, and a few geldings, scheduled to go through the ring.  Read More...

Gigantic Breeze Bests Melmich in Autumn Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hopefield Farm's Gigantic Breeze turned the tables on Melmich in the $175,000 Autumn Stakes (G2) at Woodbine Nov. 12, as the Giant's Causeway gelding ended a five-race win streak for Melmich.  Read More...

Romans Breaks Churchill Downs Record for Most Wins

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Romans took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the history of Churchill Downs from Bill Mott, when 2-year-old Storm Runner cruised to a 4 1/2-length victory under jockey Alex Canchari in the sixth race Nov. 12. Read More...

Silver Bay First Stakes Winner for Currency Swap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Freshman sire Currency Swap had his first black-type stakes winner Nov. 11, when Richlyn Farms' Silver Bay led the way through the 6 1/2-furlong Juvenile Fillies Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Bloodstock Investments Acquires Carpe Diem Colt

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bloodstock Investments continued to add to its portfolio of pinhook prospects, going to $200,000 to acquire a colt from the first crop of Carpe Diem during the sixth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Bee Noteworthy Scores in NY Stallion Series Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Check Mark Stables' Bee Noteworthy stole the show in the New York Stallion Series Stakes Nov. 12, speeding down the rail late to draw off to a 5 1/4 length score. Read More...

Mozu Katchan Captures Queen Elizabeth II at Kyoto

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Facing older rivals for the first time, Mozu Katchan caught Crocosmia in the final jumps to take the Queen Elizabeth II Cup (G1) by a neck Nov. 12 at Kyoto Racecourse. Read More...

Windfall for Marula Park Employees With Colt’s Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When a dark-hued son of Verrazano was hammered down on a final bid of $100,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, it represented a financial windfall for two employees of Tony Holmes' Marula Park Stud. Read More...

‘Per-Start Credit’ Program Set for Aqueduct Winter Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association and the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have announced a new "per-start credit" program for owners and trainers to further enhance horsemen participation and help offset the costs of workers' compensation. Read More...

Storm the Hill Tops Keeneland Session, Will Keep Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Storm the Hill, a 3-year-old filly who became a stakes winner at Santa Anita Park after being cataloged for the Keeneland November sale, was purchased by Alastar Thoroughbreds for $275,000, the top price during the Nov. 11 session. Read More...

Bayern’s First Crop Well-Received at Keeneland November

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first crop of Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Bayern was put to the test of the market as they went through the auction ring at the 2017 Keeneland November sale, and so far they have been well received by buyers. Read More...

Reasonable Reserves Boost Hunter Valley Consignment

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hunter Valley Farm has had a successful Keeneland November breeding stock sale, ostensibly due to the ability of the Versailles, Ky., nursery to establish reserves that enable the large consignment to have a high turnover rate. Read More...

Greyvitos Speeds to 19-1 Upset in Bob Hope Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the addition of blinkers and some aggressive riding from Victor Espinoza, the 2-year-old Malibu Moon colt shot to the front in the seven-furlong test and led every step of the way to break his maiden in the grade 3 event. Read More...

Stakes Winner Storm the Hill to Alastar Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Storm the Hill, a 3-year-old filly who had become a stakes winner at Santa Anita Park since being cataloged was purchased by Alastar Thoroughbreds for $275,000, the top price during the Nov. 11 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Bayern First Crop Well Received at Keeneland November

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first crop of Hill 'n' Dale Farm's Bayern was put to the test of the market as they went through the auction ring at the 2017 Keeneland November sale, and so far they have been well received by buyers. Read More...

Taylor Made Offers Mare for Charity at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When Hip 1742 goes through the ring at the Keeneland November sale Nov. 12, Taylor Made Sales Agency isn't just offering a nice mare named Dicey Flats in foal to Verrazano, but the chance to donate to a good cause as well. Read More...