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TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
TimeformUS Saturday Stakes Plays from Keeneland, Hawthorne, and Aqueduct Read More...

Lane’s End to Sponsor Queen Elizabeth Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm has entered into a multi-year agreement with Keeneland to become the signature sponsor of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT). Read More...

A Case for Full Siblings

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Common sense would indicate that full siblings to a good horse have a better chance of being good runners themselves than half siblings, all other factors being equal and the respective sires being of roughly equal merit. Read More...

5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Young horses are considered weanlings from the time they're separated from their mothers until one year of age. This is a critical time in the young horse's life, and nutrition plays an important part. Here are five important points to consider when feeding a weanling: Read More...

Harlan’s Holiday Colt Posts Swiftest OBS Work

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The fastest time for a quarter mile in three days of under tack previews was posted by a bay colt by Harlan's Holiday who breezed in :20 3/5 April 17 for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale at Ocala Training Center. Read More...

Strait of Mewsina Sires First Foal

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Grade III-winning Indiana-based stallion Strait of Mewsina sired his foal when a filly was born April 17. Read More...

Daring Dancer Wins Appalachian With Key Move

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland. Read More...

Mike Mitchell to Step Down as Head Trainer

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The stable of leading Southern Californian conditioner Mike Mitchell will be restructured starting April 21, with his longtime assistant Philip D'Amato taking over the reins as head trainer. Read More...

European Mark Smashed Again at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Just 24 hours after a High Chaparral colt set a European record for a breeze-up sale, the high water mark was moved again when a 2-year-old War Front colt from Willie Browne's Mocklershill was sold for 1,150,000 guineas. Read More...

Ky Derby: Form, Pedigree, Speed, & Red Flags

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Doug Salvatore profiles the form, pedigree, speed and red flags of Kentucky Derby contenders. Part 2 of 3. Read More...

Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with broodmare of the year Take Charge Lady. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Illinois Derby

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Illinois Derby and the Charles Town Classic. Read More...

NTRA Reports Positive Financial Results

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors on April 17 approved the association's audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477. Read More...

Slideshow: Take Charge Lady

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Images celebrating the career of 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady. Read More...

Take Charge Lady is KY Broodmare of the Year

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Eaton Sales' Take Charge Lady, the dam of champion 3-year-old colt Will Take Charge, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon April 17. Read More...

Take Charge Lady Kentucky Broodmare of Year

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Eaton Sales' Take Charge Lady, the dam of champion 3-year-old colt Will Take Charge, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon April 17. Read More...

Interest High for Oklahoma City Summer Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Following record-breaking increases at the 2013 OKC Summer Sale, officials say they are preparing for an increase in entries for the upcoming sale set for Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. Read More...

Quality Road’s First Starter Scores Easy Win

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Hootenanny, the first starter for freshman sire Quality Road, skipped away from the field in the stretch of Keeneland's second race April 17, scoring a 4 1/4-length win in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test. Read More...

Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Vet Records

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race and will be available on the day of the race at least two hours prior to post time. The pledges take effect immediately. Read More...

The Dude Returns to Charles Town

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
On Saturday, Game On Dude returns to Charles Town to seek another victory in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II). Will he win? Read More...

European Record At Tattersalls Craven Sale

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
A European record for a breeze-up sale was broken for the second straight year April 16 when Ross Doyle went to 800,000 guineas to secure a High Chaparral colt during the first day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale. Read More...

Wicked Strong Puts in Solid Breeze at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
In his first work since winning the TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I), Wicked Strong breezed a solid half-mile in :49.62 seconds the morning of April 17 over the Belmont Park training track. Read More...

Trommer Scores One for the Home Team

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The home team prevailed in Keeneland's spring handicapping contest, the Grade One Gamble, as Lexington's Evan Trommer finished first with a final total of $9,170 after starting with $2,000. Read More...

Rampart Winner Gamay Noir Heads Sixty Sails

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Gamay Noir, who snapped a five-race losing streak when she captured the Rampart Stakes (gr. III), tops a field of eight fillies and mares that will go to the post in Hawthorne's Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19. Read More...

Finding a Home, Filling a Need

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Peggy Goetsch, executive director for the Racing Industry Charitable Foundation, has been serving Illinois' backstretch community for 32 years. Read More...

Australia’s Rules Banning AI Upheld by Court

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
In a highly publicized case that could have had ramifications worldwide, the Full Federal Court of Australia has unanimously dismissed a challenge to that country's ban on artificial insemination in Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Illinois Gaming Plans Would Slice Racing Aid

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
The latest blueprints for expanding gaming in Illinois appear to scale back dramatically on aid for the racing industry. Read More...

Street Boss Colt Among Top OBS Day 2 Workers

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16. Read More...

And They’re Off: The End of the Trail Edition

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Read More...

Midnight Hawk Brings Illinois Derby Intrigue

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Given the colt's Chicago connections, it's not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you'll have to read between the lines. Read More...

Stronach Takes Stand on Integrity Reforms

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
"Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen, and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our Thoroughbred athletes," Stronach said. Read More...

Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 19 at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months. Read More...

Kauai Katie Makes Her 2014 Debut in Distaff

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Todd Pletcher-trained filly makes first start in nearly nine months in six-furlong test at Aqueduct Racetrack April 19. Read More...

Fayette Winners Square Off in Ben Ali

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Newsdad and Nikki's Sandcastle, winners of the past two runnings of Keeneland's Fayette Stakes (gr. II), top the field of 10 older runners entered for the Lexington track's $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 19. Read More...

Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Eight Rivals for Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Model Drug Rules in Place for Delaware Meet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Uniform Medication Program will be in place when Delaware Park begins its 2014 racing season May 17, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Read More...

Denali Promotes Jarrett, Adds Bayer to Team

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud announced Audrey Jarrett has been promoted to director of sales and Beth Bayer has been added to the sales team. Read More...

Flattering Bea Needs Hot Sugar Maple Pace

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
James Arrison's homebred Flattering Bea, a stakes winner locally, will hope for a quick early pace when she faces nine other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at at Charles Town April 19. Read More...

Divine Oath Heads Coolmore Lexington

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Let's Go Stable's undefeated Divine Oath will make his stakes debut April 19 in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) at Keeneland after failing to draw in to the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I). Read More...

Bejarano Picks Up Derby Mount on Wildcat Red

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), becoming the sixth jockey employed by trainer Jose Garoffalo in the colt's past six starts. Read More...

Takeout Just One Symptom of the Disease

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The pari-mutuel model needs to be updated in order for horse racing to grow handle. Read More...

Coolmore Lexington: A Prep in Its Prime

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), which served as a springboard for Charismatic in 1999, is no longer a key Kentucky Derby prep. However, Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile event was once a well-worn path to Louisville. Read More...

Ky Derby: Form, Pedigree, Speed, & Red Flags

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Doug Salvatore profiles each of the expected Kentucky Derby starters in terms of classic breeding and current form/speed. Read More...

Injury Knocks Constitution Off Derby Trail

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the other two Triple Crown races after a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone was discovered. Read More...

Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Infectious disease researchers in Canada have launched an interactive online map designed to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world. The "Worms and Germs Map" can be accessed for free online. Read More...

Barretts May Sale Catalog Now Online

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon. Read More...

Blue Grass Runner-Up Medal Count Derby Bound

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Medal Count, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 12, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby May 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed April 1. Read More...

Fillies Sparkle in Furlong Drills at OBS

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A quartet of fillies topped the breeze tab at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., April 15 during the first of four under-tack previews for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...