Blood-Horse

Haskin: Bombs Away in the JC Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Micromanage is one horse who has the bottom, and plenty of it, and is not going to get tired. Read More...

Buffering Shocks Lankan Rupee in Moir Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Buffering was too strong for Lankan Rupee, the world's top-rated sprinter, Sept. 23 as he led nearly every step at Moonee Valley and denied that opponent victory by a short head in the City Jeep Moir Stakes (Aus-I). Read More...

Hardest Core Rested, Prepping for BC Turf

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hardest Core will train up to the race off his driving victory at Arlington on Aug. 16 and enter 11 weeks fresh for trainer Eddie Graham. The Million victory garnered him 'Win and You're In' status for the Breeders' Cup Turf. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Seeks Seven Race Days for 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Kentucky Downs, which just wrapped up its 2014 meet with record pari-mutuel handle and average field size in excess of 10 horses per race, will request two additional racing days for September 2015. Read More...

Mid-Atlantic Breeder Ramona Barney Dies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Longtime Mid-Atlantic-based horsewoman Ramona Barney died Sept. 22 at the age of 86. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, New Jersey trainer Ed Barney. Read More...

Sirius Bids for Second Group I Win in Germany

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With a breakthrough group I win two starts back, Sirius aims to add another in the Preis von Europa (Ger-I) Sept. 28 at Cologne. Read More...

Rider Kubinova to Receive Emerald Downs Award

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Jockey Eliska Kubinova and trainers Alan Bozell and Doris Harwood will receive special awards when Emerald Downs completes its 19th season of Thoroughbred racing over the Sept. 27-28 weekend. Read More...

Richie Sambora to Sing National Athem at Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Legendary guitarist Richie Sambora will sing and perform the national anthem for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1 as part of a charity effort for City of Hope. Read More...

Tiggy Wiggy One to Beat in Cheveley Park

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Group II winners Tiggy Wiggy and Anthem Alexander, each vying for a group I breakthrough, square off for the third time Sept. 27 in the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. Read More...

TimeformUS: The Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
TimeformUS Plays for Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Read More...

Game On Dude to Parade at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Game On Dude, who was retired from racing Sept. 18 as the only three-time Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner, will be paraded between the sixth and seventh races Saturday, Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Sailing the Urban Sea

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
One of the few mares to produce four grade/group I winners, Urban Sea is now in position to become one of the great foundation mares of all time Read More...

John Henry: Big John B Must Prove Self Again

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
An overpowering 5 1/4-length winner of the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) last month, Big John B returns for the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Sept. 28 against many of the same horses he beat previously. Read More...

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Posts Racing Age Section

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The catalog for the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website. Read More...

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Posts Racing Age Catalog

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The catalog for the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website. Read More...

OBS Fall Mixed Sale Posts Racing Age Catalog

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The catalog for the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website. Read More...

Mukhadram to Retire to Shadwell Stud in 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Mukhadram, the 2014 Coral-Eclipse (Eng-I) winner, will be retired from racing at the end of the flat season and will stand at Shadwell Stud in 2015, it was announced Sept. 25. Read More...

Daytona Latest Addition at Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Daytona is the latest addition to the roster of Thoroughbreds at the Old Friends retirement center in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Options Dwindle for Massachusetts Racing

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
As live racing at Suffolk Downs winds down for the season, and likely forever, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is seeking options for the continuation of Thoroughbred racing in the state. Read More...

Frozen Power Filly Tops at Tattersalls Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A filly by first-season yearling sire Frozen Power was bought by Ballyhane for €56,000 ($71,832 in U.S. funds) to top Part II of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale Sept. 25. Read More...

Partisan Politics Back for Miss Grillo Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
About one month after winning the P. G. Johnson, Partisan Politics will try for a second straight stakes win when she faces an expected 11 other 2-year-old fillies in Miss Grillo Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont. Read More...

13 to Tackle Wildcat Red in Oklahoma Derby

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Wildcat Red, seeking his first graded stakes win since the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) in February, heads a wild and wooly group of 14 sophomores entered for the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park. Read More...

Undefeated Startup Nation Heads Pilgrim

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Startup Nation, two-for-two with a grade II stakes win, looks for another victory in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds on the turf Sept. 28 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Michigan Sires Stakes Program on Hazel Card

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Sept. 27 race card at Hazel Park Raceway near Detroit, Mich., features six stakes worth $50,000 each for horses eligible for the Michigan Sires Stakes program. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Jockey Club Gold Cup and examine it's implications for the Breeders' Cup. The duo also touch on several other big races and key horses from around the country. Read More...

Baffert Chasing Record 10th Win in Chandelier

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert will be seeking a record 10th win in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) when he sends out recent maiden winner Maybellene to battle a promising field of 11 other 2-year-old fillies Sept. 27. Read More...

CHRB Urges Closer Look at Takeout, Handle

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The California Horse Racing Board will move forward with a committee recommendation that it urge the horse racing industry to examine the issue of pari-mutuel takeout and its affect on wagering. Read More...

Phipps Keynote Speaker at IFHA Conference

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Jockey Club chairman Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps will deliver the keynote address at the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities conference Monday, Oct. 6, at the France Galop offices in Paris. Read More...

Wet Weather Forces Meadowlands Cancellation

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Meadowlands has canceled its six-race Thoroughbred card scheduled for Sept. 25. The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet is scheduled to continue Sept. 26 in East Rutherford, at 7 p.m. ET. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Super Saturday!

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Super Saturday races at Belmont Park and Santa Anita. Read More...

Keeneland November Catalog Up 11.7% Over ’13

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Keeneland has cataloged 4,026 horses for its 2014 November breeding stock sale, up 11.7% from the 3,602 lots in last year's auction. Read More...

Chaplaincy to Honor Arvizu, Salios, Coady

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Three people will be recognized by the Race Track Chaplaincy of America during the Oct. 30 White Horse Awards Luncheon in Arcadia, Calif., in conjunction with the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More...

Estimate Disqualified from Ascot Placing

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Estimate, the 5-year-old mare owned by Queen Elizabeth II, has been disqualified from her second-place finish in this year's Gold Cup (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot after testing positive for the prohibited substance morphine. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Eyes Third Laurel Dash Victory

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third Laurel Dash victory in four attempts when he faces nine other sprinters in the $100,000 event Sept. 27 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Eyes Earnings Mark in Laurel Dash

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat will seek his third Laurel Dash victory in four attempts when he faces nine other sprinters in the $100,000 event Sept. 27 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Wagering Records Fall at Kentucky Downs Meet

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Kentucky Downs closed out its highly successful 2014 live racing season Wednesday, Sept. 24, and the track established new records for wagering handle and starters per race during the five race-date season. Read More...

Shared Belief Heavy Choice in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Undefeated Shared Belief looms a heavy favorite as he heads a field of eight in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) at 1 1/8 miles Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

American Pharoah Heads FrontRunner Lineup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
American Pharoah looks to solidify his status as the likely favorite for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27, taking on nine others at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

White Rose, Angel Terrace Win KY Downs Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
White Rose and Angel Terrace each won divisions of the Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon Stakes on closing day for the five-day 2014 meet at the unique Franklin, Ky. track Sept. 24. Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Takes on Elders in Beldame

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sophomore Stopchargingmaria, winner of the C.C.A. Oaks and Alabama Stakes (both gr. I) at Saratoga, steps up against older fillies and mares in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Miss Serendipity Could Stroll in Rodeo Drive

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After winning the Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) in the spring at Santa Anita Park, Miss Serendipity will try for another top-level victory at the Arcadia, Calif. in the Rodeo Drive Stakes Sept. 27. Read More...

My Miss Aurelia, Dreaming of Julia Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The illustrious Stonestreet Farms broodmare band gained two more celebrities with the announcement Sept. 24 that two of their star fillies, My Miss Aurelia and Dreaming of Julia, have been retired. Read More...

Champion Beholder to Fasig-Tipton November

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two-time Eclipse Award winner will be consigned by Spendthrift to the Nov. 3 Fasig-Tipton November sale, three days after defending her title in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Read More...

Itsmyluckyday Shortens Up as Kelso Favorite

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Itsmyluckyday bounced back from a pelvic fracture to win the Woodward (gr. I), and now will try to add the Kelso (gr. II) on Sept. 27 to his resume en route to a potential Breeders' Cup bid. Read More...

Beholder, Iotapa Lock Horns in Zenyatta

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Beholder, who loves racing at Santa Anita but will be making just her third start of the year, will have to outkick dual grade I winner Iotapa to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27. Read More...

Palace, Private Zone Meet in Vosburgh

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Having already won the Forego (gr. I) and the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) this year, Palace could cement his status as the favorite for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with a victory in the Sept. 27 Vosburgh (gr. I). Read More...

Stephanie’s Kitten, Alterite Eye Flower Bowl

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stephanie's Kitten and Alterite have each failed to earn a trip to the winner's circle this season, but no one will be ignoring the two grade I winners Sept. 27 when they start in the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes. Read More...

Wide Open Field of 12 in Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sophomores Wicked Strong, Tonalist, and V.E. Day take on elders such as Whitney (gr. I) winner Moreno in the 1 1/4-mile Jockey Club Gold Cup Sept. 27 on Super Saturday at Belmont Park. Read More...

Top Three from Sword Dancer Back for Hirsch

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Main Sequence, Imagining, and Twilight Eclipse -- the top three finishers from the last month's Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga -- will face off again Sept. 27 in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) Read More...

Del Mar Gets Approval for November Race Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Del Mar was granted approval to conduct its first fall meet in more than 40 years by the California Horse Racing Board at the commission's regular monthly meeting Sept. 23. Read More...