Blood-Horse

Lenny’s Place: Summer Arrives Edition

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Lenny Shulman talks with Pete Bradley of Bradley Thoroughbreds, stud fees of American Pharoah and California Chrome, and shares thoughts on Saratoga. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale stallions Read More...

KHRC Delays Action on Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 29 delayed taking a vote on proposed rules on medication testing, withdrawal guidelines, and disciplinary measures and penalties that included rules on the mineral cobalt. Read More...

ABR Releases Another Digital Video Ad

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
America's Best Racing (ABR) June 29 released the third video of a four-part series of digital video ads celebrating the 350th anniversary of horse racing in the United States. Read More...

Churchill Downs Spring Meet Handle Increases

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Boosted by record wagering on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) card, Churchill Downs registered a 2.46% increase in pari-mutuel handle during its 38-day spring meet. Read More...

Zia Park Schedules 33 Stakes for 2015 Meet

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Zia Park Racetrack & Casino has released a schedule of 33 stakes for its 56-day mixed meet that begins Sept. 12. Read More...

Keeneland Expands Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Keeneland will offer 23 stakes worth a total of $5,975,000 in purses during its 2015 fall meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, and the three-day celebration Oct. 29-31 surrounding the $26 million Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More...

Presque Isle Asks State for Guidance on Deer

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Presque Isle Downs & Casino and the local horsemen's group have called in state officials to offer guidance on how to control deer that have run onto the track during races. Read More...

Normandy Invasion Set to Return at Delaware

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion, away from the races for more than a year in part because of a fractured right front sesamoid, is scheduled to return in a $36,000 allowance event July 1 at Delaware Park. Read More...

New Drug Rules Take Effect in West Virginia

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
With the latest Thoroughbred racing rule changes now in place, West Virginia has now fully adopted the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Crown Champ American Pharoah Returns to Work

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
After three weeks off following his Triple Crown sweep, Zayat Stables' American Pharoah returned to work June 29 with a three-furlong drill in :36 2/5, according to clockers at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Black, Gagliano Elected to AHC Positions

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Dr. Jerry Black was elected chairman of the board of trustees of the American Horse Council, while Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, was elected vice chairman. Read More...

PA Bill Would Lower Racing Dates Minimum

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Pennsylvania lawmakers are examining legislation that would lower the minimum number of live racing days required at racetrack gaming facilities, and also allow each track to install slot machines at up to four OTW parlors. Read More...

O’Neill, Miller Tie for SA Training Title

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
In a neck-and-neck contest that came down to the final race of the meeting, Santa Anita Park's trainer title ended in a dead heat, with Doug O'Neill and Peter Miller tied atop the standings with 22 wins apiece. Read More...

Crucero Pulls Upset in San Juan Capistrano

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A week after he ran second in an allowance/optional claiming event, Big Chief Racing's Crucero stunned the field in the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 28 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

No Catching Come to Mischief at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Come to Mischief was ultra-impressive in her career debut June 28 at Woodbine, making all the pace to win the $125,000 My Dear Stakes by six widening lengths as the longest shot in the field. Read More...

Wrona to Call Summer Los Alamitos Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Michael Wrona, the regular track announcer at Golden Gate Fields, is returning to Los Alamitos Race Course to call its two-week summer meet, which begins July 2. Read More...

Churchill Sees Increase in Fields, Purses

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill Downs' 141st spring meet, which was highlighted by American Pharoah's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), came to a close June 27 and saw increases in field size and purses. Read More...

NY-Bred La Verdad Joins Millionaire Ranks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Overwhelming favorite La Verdad led at every point of call and won the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares by 7 1/4 lengths June 28 at Belmont Park, pushing her earnings past the $1 million mark. Read More...

Work All Week, Wildcat Red Breeze Bullets

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Reigning champion sprinter Work All Week and graded stakes winner Wildcat Red each posted bullet breezes June 28, in preparation for the Smile Sprint (gr. II) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Diamondsandrubies Makes All in Pretty Polly

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Diamondsandrubies won the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) in a front-running tour de force that saw her hold off favorite Legatissimo by a short head June 28 at the Curragh. Read More...

Get Happy Mister Named Colorado-Bred HOY

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Get Happy Mister was named the 2014 Colorado-bred Horse of the Year at the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner held at Arapahoe Park June 27. Read More...

Carroll In Pursuit of Third Queen’s Plate Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Josie Carroll will seek a third victory in Canada's most famous race when saddling Ivan Dalos' homebred Ami's Flatter in the $1 million Queen's Plate July 5 at Woodbine. Read More...

Lovely Day Wins in Japan, Gold Ship Unplaced

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last. Read More...

Magnificent Treve Triumphs at Saint-Cloud

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve is on course for a third bid to win Europe's premier middle distance race after digging in to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) June 28. Read More...

Iowa Derby Bent On Bourbon’s First Stakes Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Javier Castellano made his trip to Iowa worth it, scoring aboard Bent On Bourbon to take the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) June 27 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Read More...

Chilean BC Challenge Race Postponed

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Copa de Oro (Chi-II), a Breeders' Cup Challenge race scheduled to run June 26 in Chile, was postponed along with 19 other races on the card amid reports of a possible dispute between jockeys and track management. Read More...

Departing Squeezes Through in Firecracker Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Departing opened some more options for his connections after winning a a grade II stakes on turf Saturday, June 27. Read More...

Golden Lad Popular Winner of Cornhusker

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Heavily favored Golden Lad got by 31-1 Ecleto Red late to win the $300,000 Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) June 27 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Read More...

American Pharoah Parades at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Even with a pair of grade I races on Santa Anita Park's final Saturday of its spring meeting, the star June 27 was indisputable. American Pharoah was on display on the unusually-muggy Southern California afternoon. Read More...

He’s Comin in Hot Wires Bashford Manor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Texas-bred He's Comin in Hot became a graded stakes winner after wiring the field to take the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) from Churchill Downs on June 27. Read More...

Sarah Sis Just Holds On to Take Iowa Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Joe Ragsdale's Sarah Sis established the early lead and just held off the fast-closing Pangburn to win the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) July 27 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino. Read More...

No Denying Fanticola in Royal Heroine Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fanticola nailed down her first graded stakes win Saturday June 27 at Santa Anita Park when she held off Queen of The Sand (IRE) in the stretch of the Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT). Read More...

Hard Aces Rides Rail to Win Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Things have been working out for Victor Espinoza lately; the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park was the most recent example. Read More...

Prize Exhibit Last to First in Senorita

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prize Exhibit swept past rivals down the middle of the Santa Antia Park turf course and won the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies June 27 in a swift last-to-first rally. Read More...

Masochistic Easy Winner of Triple Bend

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California-bred Masochistic, owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, made short work of six foes to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Kiss My Lulu First Winner for Coast Guard

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Washington-based stallion Coast Guard picked up his first winner when Kiss My Lulu won her maiden special weight debut June 27 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

I’m Already Sexy in Eatontown Upset Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hit The Board Stables' I'm Already Sexy held off favored Kenzadargent after a stretch duel for a half-length triumph in the June 27 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Gaffalione Secures Gulfstream Riding Title

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Apprentice rider Tyler Gaffalione rode four winners on the June 27 card at Gulfstream Park, capturing the first, second, sixth and eighth races. Read More...

Include Betty Notches Grade I in Mother Goose

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Include Betty, the lone graded stakes winner in the field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), proved the class of the field when she delivered a clear victory in the June 27 race at Belmont Park. Read More...

First Winner for Grade I Winner Victor’s Cry

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grade I winner Victor's Cry was represented by his first winner June 27 when Keeplaffinleslie won a maiden special weight at Woodbine Racecourse. Read More...

Triple Threat Eyes Pair of Arlington Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Team Valor International and Gary Barber's Triple Threat, an impressive off-the-pace winner of the June 7 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT), is being pointed toward the Aug. 15 Arlington Million (gr. IT). Read More...

Tonalist Prepares for Suburban Handicap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tonalist will look to rebound in the July 4 $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) off a second-place finish in the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes day. Read More...

Arlington cuts overnight, stakes purses

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Arlington International Racecourse has cut overnight purses by 10% and trimmed the purses of most of its few remaining graded stakes. Read More...

TVG’s Simon Bray Diagnosed With Cancer

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
TVG analyst Simon Bray has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood, the television network said in a press release June 27. Read More...

Jack Hobbs Dominant in Irish Derby Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Godophin and partners' Jack Hobbs romped to an open-lengths win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh. Read More...

NYRA Supports Coupled Entry Rule Changes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York Racing Association supports proposals that would decouple entries in stakes races of $50,000 or more, and add superfecta wagering to the betting menu of races with coupled entries. Read More...

Delaunay Breaks Through in Iowa Sprint ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Maggi Moss' Delaunay, a winner of more than $1.1 million, ended his streak of second-place finishes in the Iowa Sprint Handicap with a victory in the $125,000 event the evening of June 26 at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Tampa Bay Downs Set for Summer Festival

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tampa Bay Downs June 30-July 1 will hold its Summer Festival of Racing, which marks the end of its 2014-15 racing season and the beginning of its 2015-16 meet. Read More...

Gold Ship Seeks Third Takarazuka Kinen Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gold Ship heads the 16-horse field for the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I), in which he will bid for an unprecedented third win in the race June 28 at Hanshin. Read More...

Parx to Add Fall Festival, Cut Total Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) have reached an agreement that will see the track offer top purses at a planned fall festival while cutting nearly 60 dates from the annual schedule. Read More...