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Laboratories: Drug Testing More Challenging

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
An April 22 discussion on anti-doping programs around the world revealed several common issues, including a need for financial resources and dealing with highly-sensitive testing equipment. Read More...

New NYRA Chair Focused on ‘Bettors,’ ‘Buyers’

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Anthony Bonomo Jr. pledged "to work to make New York racing the best it can be," saying that he would bring together owners, trainers, and racing executives "for the good of the sport." Read More...

Wicked Strong Heads Excelsior Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Wicked Strong, winner of last year's TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), tries to get back on a winning track April 25 as he takes on seven opponents in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Middleburg Seeks Stakes Score in Miami Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Middleburg will be making his stakes debut in the Miami Mile, having won his last two starts including a three-quarters of a length score in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park on March 29. Read More...

Kentucky Trainer Gorder Facing Drug Charges

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Successful Kentucky-based trainer Kellyn Gorder is facing major sanctions after one of his horses tested positive for methamphetamine in November at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Renowned Track Super Joe King Dies at 80

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
King, who proposed and oversaw the installation of Aqueduct's inner track, began as NYRA track superintendent in 1970. He was involved in the construction of racing surfaces at seven other major tracks. Read More...

Last Tycoon Stakes Has International Flavor

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A group of world travelers will enter the gate for the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 25, including last year's winner of the 1 1/4-mile turf test at Santa Anita Park, Chilean-bred Quick Casablanca. Read More...

Use Derby Points to Determine Post Positions

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Just think if some healthy chatter on social media was going on this week about which post position the connections of International Star should choose with the first post position pick for this year's Kentucky Derby. Read More...

$1.9 Million Tapit Filly Sets OBS Record

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
A filly by Tapit -- Silver Wolf sells to agents Alex Solis II and Jason Litt for a record $1.9 million April 22 at the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Equine Veterinarian Priest Joins WHOA

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Prominent equine veterinarian Dr. Gary T. Priest has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance, noting that he favors therapeutic medications for horses, but agrees they should be discontinued several days before a horse races. Read More...

Pan American Conference Speakers List Grows

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Jorge Luis Batlle Ibañez, Louis Romanet, and Frank Stronach are the latest speakers who will address the international racing conference being held June 3-6 in New York City. Read More...

Smuggler Dies From Foaling Complications

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claiborne Farm reports Smuggler, the 3-year-old filly champion of 2005, died April 16 because of complications from foaling. The foal, by War Front, also died. Read More...

Champion Smuggler Dies in Foal

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Claiborne Farm reports Smuggler, the 3-year-old filly champion of 2005, died April 16 because of complications from foaling. The foal, by War Front, also died. Read More...

Olczyk Joins NBC’s Kentucky Derby Coverage

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
NHL analyst and former hockey player Eddie Olczyk will be part of NBC Sports' coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brand (gr. I) as a handicapper. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Among 388 Nominees for Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
U.S Horse of the Year California Chrome and Hong Kong star Able Friend are among 388 entries representing 10 countries for the Royal Ascot meeting in June. Read More...

Carl Nafzger Remembers Unbridled’s Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Carl Nafzger talks about Unbridled's win in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and his call of the race for Mrs. Genter. Read More...

Seven New Members Join KY Tourism Initiative

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Horse Country Inc., a tourism initiative for Central Kentucky's horse farms, equine clinics, and other equine-related attractions, has added seven new members to the organization. Read More...

Lukas: Mr. Z ‘Has Affinity’ for Churchill

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Zayat Stables' Mr. Z breezed five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs April 22 in a final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that his Hall of Fame trainer said was "fine." Read More...

Easter Bunnette, Dam of Havre de Grace, Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Mill Ridge Farm announced April 22 the death of Easter Bunnette, dam of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. The 17-year-old mare hemorrhaged and died April 18 after foaling a colt by Bernardini. Read More...

Final Kentucky Derby Work for War Story

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) third-place finisher War Story put in his final workout for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) April 22 when the 3-year-old gelding breezed five furlongs in 1:02. Read More...

KY Derby: D. Wayne Lukas On Mr. Z’s Work

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, in good mood as he discusses Mr. Z's morming breeze. Read More...

KY Derby: Pletcher On Derby Status of Horses

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher says that only Materiality and Carpe Diem are confirmed for the Derby, and that weekend works will determine status of other potential Derby horses. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jockey Turcotte Out of Hospital

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ron Turcotte, who rode Secretariat to victory in the 1973 Triple Crown, is out of the hospital six weeks after breaking his legs in a one-vehicle crash, and is working on picking a winner for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

‘Quisqueyano’ Aims for Graded Win in TX Mile

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Loooch Racing Stables' Sr. Quisqueyano cuts back in distance for the $200,000 Texas Mile S (gr. III), where a graded-stakes breakthrough is on the line, April 24 at Lone Star Park. Read More...

Efforts Continue to Identify At-Risk Horses

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International kicked off its 2015 convention April 21 with an emphasis on identifying at-risk racehorses and equine welfare issues. Read More...

Median Rises at OBS Spring Sale Opener

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
An Ohio-bred colt by Flatter sold to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 21 in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Mubtaahij the X Factor in Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
UAE Derby winner, trained by South African Mike de Kock, has numerous intangibles going into the Run for the Roses Read More...

Motion to Send out Kitten’s Point in Bewitch

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After racing evenly when finishing third in the 1 1/2-mile Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 28 on the Gulfstream Park turf, Kitten's Point will try the same distance Friday, April 21 in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Derby: War Story, Mr. Z to Breeze Wednesday

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls War Story and Mr. Z are scheduled to work Wednesday morning, April 22, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Marc Ricker Joins Eaton Sales Team

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Eaton Sales announced April 21 that Marc Ricker has joined the company as sales account manager. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks Notes, April 21

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Following is a brief look at some of the horses training toward the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Mubtaahij Works Three Furlongs at Arlington

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Preparing for a start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs, Mubtaahij breezed three furlongs in :36 1/5 Tuesday, April 21 at Arlington Park. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 04/21/2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Charles Town, Hawthorne, Keeneland, Japan, Santa Anita, Woodbine and More. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for April 21, 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Steve Haskin throws a curve ball in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to find out more! Read More...

South Africa’s National Sale Starts April 22

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
South Africa's oldest yearling sale, the 2015 National yearling sale, is scheduled to get underway April 22 at the Thoroughbred Breeders Association complex just outside Johannesburg. Read More...

WV Analysis: Purses Can’t Support Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A West Virginia Racing Commission purse analysis based on revenue projections from all sources indicates the state and its racetracks have serious issues to address regarding live racing dates in the future. Read More...

Jockey Club Enhances Vet Record Reporting

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In an effort to encourage transparency in Thoroughbred racing, The Jockey Club has enhanced and automated the system that enables owners or their agents to upload veterinary medical treatment records. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: America’s Horse

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Unbridled, Carl Nafzger, and Frances Genter captured the nation's heart. Read More...

NTRA Calls for Industry Support of Tax Reform

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association continues to move forward on work to reform tax rules on withholding and reporting with respect to pari-mutuel winnings and is calling for industry support of these efforts. Read More...

McKathans Saw Early Brilliance of ‘Pharoah’

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Long before racing fans became acquainted with the brilliance of likely Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah, J.B. and Kevin McKathan recognized his vast potential. Read More...

Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: breed Triple Crown runners. Read More...

Late-running Longshots Key to Derby Super

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson lists four late-running longshots that could have an impact on the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Shared Belief Diagnosed With Hip Fracture

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Mike Smith likely saved multiple grade I winner Shared Belief from additional injury by pulling him up in the April 18 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), as diagnostic work revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right hip. Read More...

2015 Road to the Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Point leading Triple Crown Nominated horses for the 2015 Road to the Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 3, 2015. Read More...

Red Cadeaux Nearing Record Earnings Plateau

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Evergreen gelding Red Cadeaux is as "fit as a flea", according traveling companion Robin Trevor-Jones ahead of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) April 26 at Sha Tin. Read More...

Mitchell Remembered as ‘Brilliant Horseman’

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Well over 200 people--horsemen, fans, and racetrack regulars--gathered April 20 at Santa Anita Park to remember trainer Mike Mitchell, who died at the age of 66 April 14 after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Prep Race Results and Points

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
View the top four finishers of every 2015 Kentucky Derby prep race, including points, race replays, and other race details! Read More...

Newton to Receive Preakness Photography Award

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Washington Post photographer Jonathan Newton has been named the recipient of the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award. Read More...

Broad Offering Should Keep OBS April Growing

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The OBS April 2-year-olds in training sale, which begins April 21, has about 1,200 horses cataloged. Read More...

WinStar Farm Acquires Interest in Upstart

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
WinStar Farm has acquired a minority interest in Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Upstart from owner Ralph Evans. Read More...