Blood-Horse

Starstruck Heads Cast in Monmouth’s Violet

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Starstruck, Calumet Farm's 5-year-old Galileo mare, headlines the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 20 on the Jersey Shore, but the chestnut will have her work cut out for her against a full field. Read More...

King’s Bishop: Coup de Grace Vs. Wildcat Red

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The $500,000 Kettle One King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) pits front-running speedster Wildcat Red against proven closer Coup de Grace, both sharing highweight assignments of 121 pounds Aug. 23 at Saratoga. Read More...

Sole Power to Try for Second Nunthorpe Win

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Sole Power will try to land the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) for a second time Aug. 22 at York, but trainer Eddie Lynam says his runner might not be at the top of his game. Read More...

Filimbi, Dayatthespa Get Ballston Spa Rematch

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Filimbi, winner of the De La Rose Stakes over a comebacking Dayatthespa, will attempt to repeat her advantage Aug. 23 in the $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga. Read More...

Better Lucky Sticks With Dirt for Ballerina

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23. Read More...

FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a Lexington pharmaceutical firm that compounds drugs for horses notifying the firm that tests show its drug products are "adulterated and misbranded." Read More...

Value in Young Sires at Keeneland September

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Keeneland September yearlings by third-crop sires have posted the best ROI from 2002-11. Read More...

Brief Fair Meet at Timonium Begins Aug. 22

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The second season of horse racing in Maryland gets underway Aug. 22 with nine races at the Maryland State Fair at Timonium. Read More...

Haskin: Viva Travers!

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
First, Bayern is going to be very tough on an uncontested lead, especially breaking from post 2 and with a stone closer, Commanding Curve, inside him. Second, Tonalist and Wicked Strong are both sitting on big efforts. Read More...

RCI Votes Increased Multiple NSAID Penalties

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has voted to recommend increased penalties for the detection of multiple Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, commonly known as NSAIDs. Read More...

Australia Easy Juddmonte International Winner

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Dual Derby winner Australia conquered older opponents with consummate ease Aug. 20 at York, winning the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) by two lengths from The Grey Gatsby. Read More...

The Jockey Club Elects Six New Members

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 20 it has elected six new members: Ian G. Banwell, Everett R. Dobson, Helen Groves, Roy Jackson, William Shively, and Frank Stronach. Read More...

Thoro-Graph Products Added to Equibase.com

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Thoro-Graph and Equibase Company announced Aug. 20 that the Thoro-Graph sheets and Thoro-Quick are now available on equibase.com. Read More...

Understanding the Biomechanics of Lameness

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Equine locomotion seems like a sophisticated thing. All those delicate bones, joints, tendons, and muscles must move in tandem to propel the horse's large body forward at varying speeds. Read More...

Champion English Channel Relocates to Calumet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Turf champion English Channel has relocated to Calumet Farm near Lexington for the 2015 season. Read More...

Big Three Clash in Rich Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On paper, the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course appears to be a three-horse race among Bayern, Tonalist, and Wicked Strong, there are several improving 3-year-olds who could be potential upsetters. Read More...

Storm and a Half to Stand in Iowa

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Storm and a Half, sire of grade I winner Downthedustyroad, has been acquired to stand at Wade Feuring's Rockin River Ranch in Winterset, Iowa. Read More...

Consignors Provide Keeneland Showing Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association has polled its members for their showing schedule for horses cataloged in Book One of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Read More...

Unbeaten Taghrooda Heads Yorkshire Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda looms large as the unbeaten favorite for the Aug. 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at the prestigious Ebor-at-York Festival meeting. Read More...

Tiz Wonderful Colt Sells for OKC Sale Record

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Carter Sales Co.'s OKC summer sale Aug. 17 enjoyed resulted in record total receipts and a rise in average price, with trading at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds led by a Tiz Wonderful yearling colt for a sale record $67,000. Read More...

New Mexico Owner/Breeder Danley Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A memorial service for Rita J. Danley, a longtime member of New Mexico's Thoroughbred community, will held Aug. 21 at in the winner's circle at Ruidoso Downs. Read More...

BC’s Fravel Doused in Ice Bucket Challenge

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Breeders' Cup Ltd. and Keeneland Association joined forces Aug. 18 for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or more widely called "Lou Gehrig's Disease. Read More...

Aug. 21 NTRA Legislative Briefing at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host its next legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties Aug. 21 in the Del Mar Turf Club director's room. Read More...

Shared Belief Looking to Retain His Throne

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion male, takes on older horses in the 1 1/4-mile TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Del Mar. Read More...

F-T Midlantic Yearling Catalog Now Online

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The catalog for the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale, which features 450 yearlings Sept. 29, is available to download. Read More...

Wise Dan to Make Return in Bernard Baruch

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If all goes well, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin his road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30. Read More...

Haskin’s Top Sprinters of the Last 50 Years

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the Aug. 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. This feature will also reveal poll results from our community. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s All-Time Top Sprinters

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the Aug. 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. This feature will also reveal poll results from our community. Read More...

Editor New CEO of Australian Horse Groups

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The editor of Sydney, Australia's oldest continuously published daily newspaper has resigned to assume the position of chief executive officer at Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Aushorse Marketing. Read More...

With Dirt, Keeneland Reaching for the Stars

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With its return to dirt racing this fall, Keeneland hopes to hear that greeting--cue Eric Clapton--from more horsemen interested in prepping their top starters for main-track races in this year's Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Mellon Estate on Market for $70 Million

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Oak Spring Farm, the 2,047-acre estate of the later Rachel "Bunny" and Paul Mellon near Upperville, Va., has been placed on the market at an asking price of $70 million. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/19/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wonderful images from Arlington Park, Woodbine, Arapahoe Park, Hastings, and more! Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Outside the Lines

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. Read More...

An Early Look at the Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at some of the key contenders in the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Strangles Signs, Risk Factors, and Complications Evaluated

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If your horse had strangles, would you be able to tell? He'd probably have those token swollen lymph nodes and maybe a fever, right? It's possible, but researchers recently determined that these signs alone might not be the only ones that should prompt a strangles test. In fact, more than a quarter of the horses in their recent research presented ... Read More...

Close Hatches Bids for Perfection at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Close Hatches puts a three-race win streak on the line against five rivals Aug. 22 in the $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Melbourne Cup Victor Dunadan to Overbury Stud

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's French stayer Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) en route to champion stayer honors in Australia, will stand at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in England next year. Read More...

Melbourne Cup Victor Dunadan to Overby Stud

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's French stayer Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) en route to champion stayer honors in Australia, will stand at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in England next year. Read More...

Australia Takes on Elders in Return at York

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dual Derby winner Australia takes on elders for the first time Aug. 20 in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) at York. Read More...

Kid Cruz ‘Perfect’ in Final Travers Breeze

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hoping to become the first woman to saddle a winner of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), trainer Linda Rice sent Kid Cruz to the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18 for his final breeze toward the historic race Aug. 23. Read More...

Coteau Grove Horses Added to Louisiana Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Equine Sales Co. announced 11 horses of racing age owned by Keith and Ginger Myers' Coteau Grove Farms been added to the consignor select yearling sale Sept. 3. Read More...

Zast’s Colleagues, Family Share Memories

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With horses working on the track as a backdrop, about 100 friends, relatives, and colleagues of Vic Zast gathered at Saratoga Race Course the morning of Aug. 17 to reminiscence and share stories. Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Foot Care

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment examines how carefully monitoring and trimming hooves shortly after a foal's birth can be beneficial. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition. Read More...

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There’s no equine-specific poison control center. But if there were, what would the statistics show? Read More...

After the Wire: Arlington Million

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Evan Hammonds looks at the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and Alabama Stakes. Read More...

Judy the Beauty Classy Rancho Bernardo Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Judy the Beauty, able to sit off a hot pace duel, swung into action in the stretch and inched away to a clear victory in the $147,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 17 at Del Mar. Read More...

HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Lasix

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association restated its strong support for the continued use of Lasix (furosemide, also commonly called Salix) at its summer convention Aug.15-17 in Oklahoma City. Read More...

Chicquita’s Half Brother Leads Arqana Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
An Invincible Spirit half brother to 2013 Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Chicquita sold for seven figures at the second session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale Aug. 17. Read More...

Balance of Power Fights from Last in Iselin

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Upset-minded Balance of Power wore down Pants On Fire and won the $148,500 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) with a smart last-to-first rally Aug. 17 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Ami’s Holiday Finds Path in Breeders’ Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ami's Holiday's class showed through as he rallied from between rivals in deep stretch to capture the $460,220 Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, in his turf debut Aug. 17 at Woodbine. Read More...