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Luzzi Recipient of Woolf Memorial Award

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Mike Luzzi, America's Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1989, has been named the winner of the 2015 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers. Read More...

Zayat 3YOs Continue Cross-Country Derby Preps

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Zayat Stables will continue its chess game of 3-year-old prep racing by shipping Mr. Z to the March 28 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), while American Pharoah runs in the Rebel (gr. II) and El Kabeir starts in the Gotham (gr. II). Read More...

South African Stallion King of Kings Dies

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
English Two Thousand Guineas winner King of Kings has died at stud in South Africa. The son of legendary sire Sadler's Wells was 20 years old, and his death was attributed to heart failure. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for Feb. 24, 2015

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The past weekend's prep races have shuffled Steve's Derby Dozen this week, read to see who is new! Read More...

NYRA to End Rule on Time Between Races

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Effective with the entries for March 5, the New York Racing Association said Feb. 24 it will end a controversial rule that mandated 15 days between starts for horses at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Monmouth Plans to Offer Fantasy Sports Game

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Monmouth Park Racetrack has announced the formation of a marketing partnership with Fantasy Sports Network, which will assist in the launch of a paid Monmouth Park daily fantasy game featuring professional sporting events. Read More...

Seabiscuit Anniversary Celebration Planned

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
On March 7 at Santa Anita Park the track and Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Seabiscuit and Red Pollard's history-making win in the Santa Anita Handicap of 1940. Read More...

Consider SDFT Attachment Problems in Lame Horses

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Many veterinarians agree that 90% of equine lamenesses originate in the foot. But if it’s not in the foot, there are many other areas where lameness can hide. One area practitioners should examine if a horse is hind-limb lame is where the superfi... Read More...

Twirling Candy Colt Tops Barretts Auction

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With no seven-figure horses this year, the numbers declined at the 2015 Barretts selected sale of 2-year-olds in training Feb. 23 in Pomona, Calif., with a $400,000 son of Twirling Candy topping the one-day auction. Read More...

What Happened to Frosted, and Other Stories

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson recaps last weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races. Read More...

NY Report on Asmussen Probe Still Incomplete

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York regulators are still not saying when the findings of an investigation into allegations of horse abuse by trainer Steve Asmussen will be released. Read More...

Trainer Wells Sentenced for Rigging Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer David J. Wells has been sentenced to five years intermediate punishment, with the first three months in prison, for his role in rigging races by giving drugs to horses racing at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

New Kentucky Derby Eve Event Set for May 1

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Derby Eve Lexington, a new fundraiser the night before the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be held for the first time May 1 at the polo barn at Saxony Farm in Lexington. Read More...

Handle-Wise, Gulfstream Has One of Best Days

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gulfstream had all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,583,598 for its 12-race Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) card Feb. 21, its second-best wagering total on a non-Florida Derby (gr. I) day since it opened its new facility. Read More...

Santa Anita’s Feb. 22 Pick 5 Payout Delayed

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Feb. 22's Pick 5 at Santa Anita Park has yet to be paid out because of a tote malfunction, track officials said Sunday night. Read More...

Oaklawn, Turfway Increase Overnight Purses

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Aided by cancellations and healthy purse accounts, Oaklawn Park in Arkansas and Turfway Park in Kentucky have increased overnight purses. Read More...

Far Right Rallies to Capture Sloppy Southwest

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With a sharp move to the rail by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Far Right claimed the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 22. He had previously won the Smarty Jones Stakes at the Arkansas track. Read More...

Fountain of Youth Runners Have Options

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainers of the top three finishers in the Feb. 21 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds reported their horses exited the 1 1/16-mile event in good order. Read More...

The Great War Back for More in Battaglia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Great War, a blowout winner of the 96ROCK Stakes in his 2015 debut, will take the next step at Turfway Park when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 28 at the Kentucky track. Read More...

Khozan Impresses Again at Gulfstream Park

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A bumped start barely fazed heavily-favored Khozan in his second straight romp at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22. The $1 million purchase by Al Shaqab Racing impressed again with a 12 3/4-length win. Read More...

Barretts Set for Final Pomona Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Barretts kicks off its final sale in Pomona, Calif. Feb. 23, before relocating to Del Mar with its selected 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Barretts Set for Final Sale at Fariplex Park

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Barretts will hold its final sale in Pomona, Calif., Feb. 23 before relocating to Del Mar with its selected 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Parranda Captures Lucrative Singapore Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
China Horse Club's Parranda, an easy winner of the Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park in early January, made her overseas journey worthwhile with a strong victory in the CECF Singapore Cup (Sin-I) Feb. 22. Read More...

Copano Rickey Repeats in February Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sachiaki Kobayashi's Copano Rickey, upset winner of last year's February Stakes (Jpn-I), became the first horse to capture the race in back-to-back years Feb. 22, this time as the favorite. Read More...

Laurel Park Cancels Live Racing for Feb. 22

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Laurel Park, forced to end live racing after the second race Feb. 21 because of weather conditions, canceled its full-card for Feb. 22 because of lingering impact from the storm. Read More...

Upstart DQ’d in FOY, Itsaknockout Wins

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Upstart was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park, with 5-1 Itsaknockout elevated from second to his first graded win. Read More...

Long On Value Back on Top in Canadian Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Long On Value returned to his winning ways with a closing victory in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

International Star Carries On in Risen Star

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star came back for more Feb. 21, punching through on the rail to win the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) after taking the Jan. 17 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Chocolate Ride Wire-to-Wire in FG Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John Wentworth's Chocolate Ride went right to the front and never looked back to upset the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 21. Read More...

Chocolate Ride All the Way in FG Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John Wentworth's Chocolate Ride went right to the front and never looked back to upset the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 21. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Takes Rachel Alexandra

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox rallied from far off the pace to win the $175,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Street Babe Upsets Mineshaft Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Making just his third career start Feb. 21 and sent off at odds of 21-1, Anstu Stables' Street Babe upset the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Upstart DQ’ed in FOY, Itsaknockout Wins

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Upstart was disqualified after crossing the wire first in the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park, with 5-1 Itsaknockout elevated from second to his first graded win. Read More...

Condo Commando Dashes to Busher Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
As snowflakes began to fall at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 21, heavily favored Condo Commando opened her 3-year-old campaign with an impressive front-running victory in the $100,000 Busher Stakes. Read More...

Main Sequence Powers to Mac Diarmida Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence powered to victory in his season debut Feb. 21, taking the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream with an impressive kick in the final furlong. Read More...

Irish Mission Keeps Racing, Wins The Very One

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kept in training, Robert Evans' Irish Mission returned immediate dividends, taking the $150,000 Very One Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 21. Read More...

Longshot Ekati’s Phaeton Wires Davona Dale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ekati's Phaeton, a 25-1 shot, went wire-to-wire to win the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Tale of Ekati covered the one-turn mile in 1:37.66. Read More...

House Rules Overcomes Start for Rampart Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Joseph Shields Jr.'s House Rules overcame a bump at the start and survived an objection to win her first graded stakes Feb. 21 -- the $100,000 Rampart (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

C. Zee Makes the Grade in GP Sprint Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred C. Zee picked up the pieces Feb. 21 in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (gr. III) and landed his first graded score. Read More...

Take Charge Brandi Turns in Major Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Willis Horton's champion Take Charge Brandi posted a five-furlong bullet work in 1:00 2/5 Feb. 21 at Oaklawn Park, a major move in preparation for her upcoming outing in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 7. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Tickets Available Feb. 23

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tickets for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. ET Feb. 23. All reserved seating, premium dining options, and admission to the grounds will be available through Ticketmaster. Read More...

‘Chrome,’ American Pharoah Top CA Worktab

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The stars were out for workouts in Southern California the morning of Feb. 21. California Chrome led the group with a half-mile work in :48 4/5 at his home track, Los Alamitos Racecourse. Read More...

Winter Weather Cancellations Continue

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With the next winter storm expected to bring between 4-6 inches of new snow to Central Pennsylvania on Feb. 21, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has been cancelled. Read More...

Is Growing This Business Really a Priority?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Generating more revenue for live racing is good, but what's the end game? Read More...

First Foal for World Renowned

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The first foal for World Renowned (A.P. Indy -- Splendid Blended) arrived Feb. 4 at Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms near Hemet, Calif. Read More...

Lankan Rupee Tastes Victory in Black Caviar

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Lankan Rupee, 2014 Horse of the Year in Australia, won the 1,000-meter Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (Aus-I) Feb. 21 at Flemington. Brazen Beau was second with favorite Deep Field finishing third. Read More...

Santa Anita Announces Spring Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Santa Anita Park announced its spring stakes schedule Feb. 20 and the slate will feature six grade I events. Read More...

Barretts Holds 2-Year-Olds Under-Tack Preview

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Three horses breezed an eighth-mile in :09 4/5 at the under-tack preview for the Barretts selected 2-year-old sale Feb. 20, the quickest of the day at the Fairplex Park racetrack in Pomona, Calif. Read More...

Texas Red Recovering, SA Derby Still Target

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Texas Red remains on course for the April 4 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) as he swims his way back from an abscess on his right front foot following a sharp second in his 3-year-old debut in the Feb. 1 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Read More...

Texas Red Recovering, SA Derby Remains Goal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Texas Red remains on course for the April 4 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) as he swims his way back from an abscess on his right front foot following a sharp second in his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes Feb. 1. Read More...