Blood-Horse

Barbados Makes the Grade in Hutcheson

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Suzanne Stables' Barbados became a graded stakes winner Jan. 24 with a hard fought victory over X Y Jet in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

OBS Winter Mixed Sale Starts Wednesday

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. begins its 2015 sales calendar with its annual winter mixed sale, Jan. 28-29. Read More...

Eblouissante Retired, to be Bred in Europe

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Eblouissante, a half sister to the legendary Zenyatta, has been retired from racing and will begin her breeding career, it was announced Jan. 23. Read More...

Puccini Cuts Back for Thorndon Mile Triumph

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Appearing to have nowhere to run at the home turn, last year's New Zealand Derby (NZ-I) winner Puccini was eased off the rail and spurted through a narrow opening to win the Thorndon Mile (NZ-I) Jan. 24 at Trentham. Read More...

Alboran Sea Provides De Kock Milestone Win

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Top-class sophomore filly Alboran Sea narrowly prevailed over her older male rival Captain Of All in a nail-biting finish to the Cape Flying Championship (SAf-I) Jan. 24 at Kenilworth. Read More...

Prominent South African Sire Fort Wood Dies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Fort Wood, one of South Africa's most successful sires of the past two decades, has died at age 25. Read More...

Jan. 24 Live Racing at Aqueduct Canceled

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Due to winter weather conditions and out of an abundance of caution for the safety of jockeys and equine athletes, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Saturday, Jan. 24. Read More...

Laurel Park Cancels Live Racing Saturday

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
For the third time this week, track conditions have forced Laurel Park officials to cancel live racing Saturday, Jan. 24 Read More...

New Journeyman Van Dyke Wins at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Less than a week after earning an Eclipse Award as North America's top apprentice jockey, Drayden Van Dyke collected his first win as a journeyman Jan. 23 with Irish-bred Ernest Shackleton at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Skiffington Lands Session Topper at Cape Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
British bloodstock agent Amanda Skiffington went to the top price of 4,000,000 rands ($351,003 in U.S. funds) to secure a Var colt at the final session of the Cape premier yearling sale Jan. 23 in Cape Town, South Africa. Read More...

McLaughlin Hopes Frosted Follows Cairo Prince

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After winning last year's Holy Bull (gr. II) with Cairo Prince, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin returns to the $400,000 race Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park with another strong contender in the highly regarded Frosted. Read More...

Frosted Tries to Follow Cairo Prince in ‘Bull

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
After winning last year's Holy Bull (gr. II) with Cairo Prince, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin returns to the $400,000 race Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park with another strong contender in the highly regarded Frosted. Read More...

UK Invader Sloane Avenue to Test Dirt in Donn

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Great Britain-based trainer Jeremy Noseda confirmed that he plans to ship Susan Roy's stakes winner Sloane Avenue to South Florida for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

UK Invader Sloan Avenue to Test Dirt in Donn

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Great Britain-based trainer Jeremy Noseda confirmed that he plans to ship Susan Roy's stakes winner Sloane Avenue to South Florida for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Hallandale Beach to Honor Javier Castellano

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Javier Castellano, who has won the Gulfstream Park riding title the past three seasons and the Eclipse Award as North America's leading jockey the past two years, will receive the Key to the City of Hallandale Beach Jan. 28. Read More...

Lawmakers Oppose Finger Lakes Casino Proposal

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Upstate New York racetrack-based casinos are stepping up efforts to stop a full-blown commercial casino from opening in the Finger Lakes region. Read More...

Opposition to New Finger Lakes Casino Noted

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Upstate New York racetrack-based casinos are stepping up efforts to stop a full-blown commercial casino from opening in the Finger Lakes region. Read More...

Tarrant’s Challenge Nets TRF Over $350,000

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A challenge grant has brought in more than $350,000 for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Read More...

Dortmund Moving to the Front-Rank

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Dortmund is the second Big Brown stakes winner to feature inbreeding to Boundary's sire, Danzig. Read More...

New York THA Releases Election Submissions

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The New York THA has released documents in conjunction with a review of the challenge of its 2014 election by Terry Finley, who lost the race for president to Rick Violette Jr. by a slim margin Read More...

Personnel Changes at Taylor Made Sales Agency

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Taylor Made Sales Agency announced a number of personnel changes, which became effective Jan. 15, at the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based organization. Read More...

Laurel Park Cancels Racing Friday, Jan. 23

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for Friday, Jan., 23 due to track conditions. The cancellation is the second this week after the track canceled the Jan. 19 holiday card. Read More...

Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Set for May 30

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino announced the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint will be renewed Saturday, May 30, three weeks earlier the inaugural event in 2014. Read More...

Study: Feed Young Horses According to Birth Date

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Tradition in many breeds holds that all horses have the same birthday: January 1. But when it comes to feeding young horses, it might be better to do so according to each horse's individual birth date, a Japanese research team recently concluded. Read More...

Sky Classic Pensioned at Pin Oak

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The 28-year-old son of Nijinsky II stood his entire stud career at Kentucky farm. Read More...

Sky Classic Pensioned at Pin Oak Stud

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The 28-year-old son of Nijinski II stood his entire stud career at Kentucky farm. Read More...

Record $2.36M Purse at Stake at NHC Tourney

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A record field of 606 entrants will compete for more than $2.36 million, the largest purse in handicapping tournament history, and an Eclipse Award at the 16th National Handicapping Championship Jan. 23-25. Read More...

Major Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International and the Association of Official Racing Chemists will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy April 21-23. Read More...

Gulfstream Jockey Bocachica Out of Hospital

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Gulfstream Park jockey Orlando Bocachica was released from the hospital the evening of Jan. 21, a week after breaking his arm and jaw in a fall. Read More...

Rillito Working with Race Industry Students

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Rillito Park Race Track in Tucson will be extending its reach to the classroom through newly developed cooperation with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program. Read More...

Dynasty Colt Smashes South African Sale Mark

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A son of leading South African sire Dynasty became the most expensive Thoroughbred ever sold at public auction in South Africa when fetching 5.2 million rands at the Cape Premier Yearling Sale the evening of Jan. 22. Read More...

Court Picks Up Mount on Take Charge Brandi

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Champion 2-year-old filly Take Charge Brandi will get a new rider when she makes her sophomore debut Jan. 31 at Oaklawn Park, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Sire Indian Evening

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sire Indian Evening, a graded stakes-placed and stakes-winning son of Indian Charlie standing at Victory Rose Thoroughbreds, had his first foal drop Jan. 21 at Victory Rose. Read More...

New Vocations: 450 Horses Served in 2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program said Jan. 22 that it served over 450 retired racehorses and screened 1,111 potential recipients through their application process in 2014. Read More...

Smarty Jones Winner Far Right Ready to Return

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Smarty Jones Stakes winner Far Right is expected to resume his Triple Crown preparations at Oaklawn Park, but the son of Notional may skip next month's Southwest Stakes (gr. III) in favor of the Rebel (gr. II) March 14. Read More...

Retired Trainer Cunningham Dies at Age 71

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Retired trainer James P. "Jim" Cunningham died Jan. 16 at Baycare Alliant Hospital in Dunedin, Fla., after a lingering illness. He was 71. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Holy Bull Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on January 24, 2015. Read More...

Firespike, Quality Rocks Top OBS Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stakes winners Firespike and Quality Rocks top the respective male and filly divisions of the OBS Championship Stakes at Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Jan. 27. Read More...

First Foal for Alternation a Colt

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The first reported foal for the stallion Alternation was a colt foaled Jan. 20 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky. Read More...

Palace Malice Returns to Worktab in Aiken

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice turned in his first breeze of 2015 on Jan. 22 in Aiken, S.C., his initial recorded move since returning to training in mid-November after a layoff at Three Chimneys Farm. Read More...

Golden Years, ‘Shutdown’ Head Whiteley Jr.

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tim O'Donohue's Governmentshutdown and Hillwood Stable's Golden Years share highweight assignment Jan. 24 for the $100,000 Frank Whitely Jr. Stakes, while O'Donohue also has Lake Sebago in the $100,000 Marshua for fillies. Read More...

Daddy’s Kid, Cassatt Head Sam Houston Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Daddy's Kid could be the class play as he takes on eight opponents in the $200,00 John B. Connally Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) at Sam Houston Race Park the night of Jan. 24. Also on the bill is the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Read More...

Guys Reward Back for Tampa Bay Defense

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Michael J. Bruder's Guys Reward will look to defend his title in the $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Jan. 24, when he faces a full field of older horses going 1 1/16 miles on the grass. Read More...

Will Bluegrass Singer Upset the Holy Bull?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Handicapping Contest to Benefit Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Political strategist and commentator James Carville, actress and model Bo Derek, and former NBA coach and ESPN/ABC analyst Avery Johnson are among the participants in the $10,000 NTRA NHC Charity Challenge. Read More...

Fiftyshadesofgold Named Texas Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fiftyshadesofgold has been named the 2014 Texas Horse of the Year as well as the state's champion 3-year-old filly, the Texas Thoroughbred Association announced Jan. 21. Read More...

First Foal Reported for Sire Ultimate Eagle

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The first reported foal by grade I winner Ultimate Eagle was a bay filly born Jan. 17, Special T Thoroughbreds announced. Read More...

State Control of NYRA May Be Extended

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing an extension of the state's control period over the New York Racing Association for up to an additional year. Read More...

Ramseys Have Top Kitten’s Joy Contender

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Appropriately, Ken and Sarah Ramsey have a top contender in the Jan. 24 Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park, a race named for their prolific stallion. Read More...

Brown Seeks to Extend Sweetest Chant Success

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Chad Brown will seek to continue his recent dominance in the Sweetest Chant Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park when he saddles Consumer Credit in the one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...