Blood-Horse

Mubtaahij Breezes Easy at Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij breezed an easy five furlongs May 24 in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It was his third official work since arriving in New York May 15. Read More...

Looking for a Longshot in the Gamely Stakes

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gamely Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. Read More...

Mikki Queen Rules in Japanese Oaks

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Mikki Queen showed her talent and class with a furious late run to capture the Yushun Himba (Jpn-I, Japanese Oaks) from favorite Rouge Buck May 25 at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

American Pharoah Continues Churchill Training

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah galloped 1 3/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main track May 24. Read More...

Main Sequence to Defend United Nations Title

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Main Sequence, champion older male and turf male of 2014, will return to Monmouth Park and defend last year's win in the $500,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) in his next start. Read More...

Pleascach Wins Irish One Thousand Guineas

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Pleascach will head to the Irish Derby (Ire-I) next month after fending off hot favorite Found to win the Tattersalls Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 24 at the Curragh. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Colt Leads MM Weanling Session

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A colt and a filly by Central Kentucky-based sire Medaglia d'Oro were among the top three highest prices at the opening session of the Magic Million National weanling sale May 24, with the colt bringing the day's top price. Read More...

Texas Air Seeks Upset in Lone Star ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
After winning the Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 at odds of 24-1, Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air will look to provide another upset in the $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) May 25. Read More...

Why I Want a Triple Crown Winner

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old. Read More...

Southern Honey Seeks Repeat in Winning Colors

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A field of 10 fillies and mares is set for the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Undefeated Promise Me Silver Aiming for Acorn

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Unbeaten Promise Me Silver breezed five furlongs at her Churchill Downs base May 22 ahead of her expected bid in the $750,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies June 6 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Xtra Luck Goes Distance for Louisville Win

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Michele and Cliff Love's Xtra Luck took over from pacesetter Majestic Harbor in early stretch and held his command for a comfortable win in the $100,000 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 23 at Churchill Downs Read More...

Sky Treasure Upsets in Nassau Stakes

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
John C. Oxley's Sky Treasure became a graded winner May 23, when she rallied from far off the pace to upset in the $200,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine. Read More...

Sunday Rules Speeds to Spring Fever Victory

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
A step slow to start, Sunday Rules' speed was still too much to beat in the $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes May 23 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Milestone 5,000th Win for Jockey Bravo

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Jockey Joe Bravo guided in his 5,000th career winner May 23 when Boss Man won the sixth race at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Trujillo to Move Tack to Monmouth Park

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Three-time leading Monmouth Park jockey Elvis Trujillo will be headed back to the New Jersey track May 30, relocating from Southern California, where he's been riding full-time for about a year. Read More...

Captain of All Rules Sprinters in SAf

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Talented 4-year-old Captain of All showed his class in no uncertain terms when defying top weight to land the Tsogo Sun Sprint (SAf-I) at Scottsville on Sunday. Read More...

Frammento ‘Developing Nicely’ for Belmont

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Frammento breezed a half-mile on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course May 23 as trainer Nick Zito looks to pull off another upset of a Triple Crown bid. Read More...

American Pharoah Gallops Again at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
American Pharoah continued his preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 3/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main track under regular exercise rider Jorge Alvarez May 23. Read More...

Alma de Acero Among 15 for GP 25 de Mayo

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Group I winner Alma de Acero is among the 15-horse field set for the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I) May 25 at San Isidro, with the winner getting an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Keeneland. Read More...

Boban Bounces Back to Win Doomben 10,000

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Boban unleashed his trademark finishing kick, and just edged Charlie Boy and Generalife, in a thrilling finish in the Doomben 10,000 (Aus-I) May 23. Read More...

Gleneagles Shows Heart in Irish Guineas Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23. Read More...

Firing Line Returns to Track at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line was out on the track May 23 at Santa Anita Park for his first gallop since a troubled run in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Golden Eagle Partial Dispersal at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There are 156 horses cataloged for Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age May 28 at Del Mar, including several in a partial dispersal of Golden Eagle Farm. Read More...

Golden Eagle Partial Dispersal at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There are 156 horses cataloged for Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age May 28 at Del Mar, including several in a partial dispersal of Golden Eagle Farm. Read More...

Five Palms Making Stakes Debut in Los Angeles

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Five Palms, a lightly raced 5-year-old trained by Bob Baffert, will make his first trip into stakes waters in the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Five Palms Making Stakes Debut in Los Angeles

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Five Palms, a lightly raced 5-year-old trained by Bob Baffert, will make his first trip into stakes waters in the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) May 25 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Espinoza: TC Pursuit ‘Different This Time’

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Victor Espinoza departs Southern California for New York June 1, for what he hopes is a date with destiny, when he pursues a sweep of the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6. Read More...

Summer Hit Aimed for All American Three-Peat

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Summer Hit will try to win the $100,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) for the third consecutive year May 25 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Hard Not to Like Seeking CA Score in Gamely

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like will look for her second grade I turf score in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 22 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Ostrolenka Appears Poised for Mike Lee Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After cruising to victory in an allowance/optional claiming race May 2 at Belmont Park, stakes winner Ostrolenka appears ready to deliver a top effort in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds May 25. Read More...

Jockey Taylor Hole Rides 2,000th Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Veteran jockey Taylor Hole picked up his 2,000th career victory May 22 at Pimlico Race Course, when riding Dr Bolt to victory in the sixth race. Read More...

MarketWatch: American Pharoah’s Stud Value

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Byron Rogers discusses American Pharoah's valuation, historical comparisons, and potential breeding strategies. Read More...

16 Remain Engaged for Epsom Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following the May 22 deadline for scratches, 16 3-year-olds remain eligible for the Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-I), set for June 6. The classic is Britain's richest race, with a prize fund of at least 1.325 million. Read More...

Love Me Only’s First Foal a Stakes Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Storm The Stars, the first foal produced from Love Me Only, whose buyers attempted to have their $2.1 million purchase of the mare rescinded by a court last year, has become a stakes winner in England. Read More...

Registration Open for Horse Rescue Class

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Kentucky Horse Council, in partnership with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, will hold a large animal emergency rescue training session May 30. Read More...

New York Dinner Benefits Grayson-Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The gala dinner of the Pan American Conference, presented by Longines at New York City's exclusive Cipriani 42nd Street, will be held Friday, June 5 and proceeds will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Read More...

Palm Meadows to Remain Open For Summer

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
For the first time in its 13-year history, Gulfstream Park's satellite training facility Palm Meadows will remain open for the summer meeting. Read More...

Blazing Speed to Try for Repeat in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Blazing Speed heads 11 entries for the final group I race of Hong Kong's 2014-15 season, the HK$10 million Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup, May 31 at Sha Tin. Read More...

American Pharoah Gallops at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile galloped 1 3/16 miles over the Churchill Downs main track May 22 at 8:30 a.m. EDT following the renovation break with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez up. Read More...

Golden Ray First Winner for American Lion

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
First-time starter Golden Ray becomes the first winner for Darby Dan Farm stallion American Lion after he goes wire-to-wire in a maiden special weight race May 22 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Agency Selected to Market American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing Leverage Agency has been selected as the exclusive marketing, sponsorship, and product licensing agency for Triple Crown contender American Pharoah. Read More...

Gleneagles to Try for Guineas Double

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Aidan O'Brien will bid for a 10th victory in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) with a trio of runners that includes QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner and pre-race favorite Gleneagles. Read More...

Hail Hooper, Hyperion

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
American Pharoah's roots are steeped in Hyperion blood, put together by Florida horseman Fred Hooper. Read More...

Frosted Continues Working Toward Belmont

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On a sun-splashed morning that saw a flurry of activity from Belmont Stakes (gr. I) probables, Frosted was among several workers on May 22 who are targeting the final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park June 6. Read More...

Geller to Follow Loiselle on Woodbine Mic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) today announced that Robert Geller will succeed Dan Loiselle as Woodbine's new Thoroughbred race caller. He'll call his first race at Woodbine on June 13. Read More...

Pletcher Horses Top Belmont Work Tab

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
It was a busy day for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park the morning of May 22 as three of his hopefuls for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) worked at the New York oval. Read More...

Commentary: Unintended Consequences

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, discusses concerns about increased federal involvement in regulating racing. Read More...

Ashleyluvssugar Takes Aim at Whittingham

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After springing an upset in his graded stakes debut, Ashleyluvssugar will seek a second straight graded score in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) May 24 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Frosted Scheduled For Belmont Stakes Run

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Godolphin Racing's Frosted is will challenge Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, announced Thursday. Read More...