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Mile Draws 19 First-Preference Entries

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan sidelined after dominating back-to-back editions of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), a slew of contenders pre-entered the turf event to be run Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. Read More...

Slideshow: Pattison Canadian International

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
British invader Hillstar (GB) wins the Pattison Canadian International. Read More...

Slideshow: Pattison Canadian International

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
British invader Hillstar (GB) wins the Pattison Canadian International. Read More...

International Flavor in Sprint Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With 21 pre-entries, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is oversubscribed and has attracted an international field. Hong Kong has its first-ever Breeders' Cup entry in Rich Tapestry. Read More...

International Flavor in Sprint Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With 21 pre-entries, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is oversubscribed and has attracted an international field. Hong Kong has its first-ever Breeders' Cup entry in Rich Tapestry. Read More...

Main Sequence Battles Euro Standouts in Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
United States-based horses will have their work cut out for them in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 with a powerful contingent of foreign horses pre-entered, including Coolmore's defending winner Magician. Read More...

Shamardal Colt Tops Arqana Book 2 Opener

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani went €150,000 ($190,851 in United States funds) for a Sharmadal colt, the Oct. 21 session topper at the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville, France. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Lists Start Times, Bet Options

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced today the order of races, wagering menu ,and post times for the 31st World Championships, to be held Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Top Three Juveniles Get Lots of Company

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Fifteen juveniles have been pre-entered with first preference in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, as headliners and grade I winners American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, and Daredevil lead the battle for 2-year-old supremacy. Read More...

Turf Sprint Exciting, Popular Race

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
With Mizdirection, two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) retired, this year's renewal drew 29 pre-entries, including Reneesgotzip and Tightend Touchdown, who finished in a dead-heat for second last year. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Among 11 in F&M Sprint

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Two-time grade I winner Artemis Agrotera boasts a three-race win streak going into this year's $1 million DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

BC Juvenile Fillies Has Wide-Open Look

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Three automatic qualifiers are among the 15 2-year-old fillies pre-entered in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Juvenile Fillies Turf Pre-Entries Strong

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The depth of talent this year is unprecedented in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) with 19 fillies pre-entered. Read More...

Close Hatches, Untapable Take Aim at Distaff

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
After finishing fourth as the favorite in the Spinster Stakes (Oct. 5 at Keeneland, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches will try to bounce back in the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff Friday, Nov. 1, at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Goldencents Seeks Second Dirt Mile Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Goldencents, winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) in 2013, leads a group of 12 pre-entered contenders for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time winner in the race's seven-year history. Read More...

Strong Foreign Invasion for Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Nearly half of the runners pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf made their previous start over foreign grass, as European invaders seek to continue their success in the one-mile contest for freshmen. Read More...

Report of Mares Bred Shows Modest Increase

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Led by increases in five major states, the number of mares bred in North America this year increased 1.1% while the number of stallions declined 8.9% according to the Report of Mares Bred released by The Jockey Club Oct. 21. Read More...

Owner-Breeder Nelson Bunker Hunt Dies

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market and a prominent international Thoroughbred owner-breeder, died Oct. 21 at age 88. Read More...

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 2

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Ian Tapp reviews the days results, including details about the top sellers, and comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on the sale. Read More...

Trakus Coming to Some Australian Racecourses

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trakus timing and tracking technology is set to be installed at selected racecourses in Victoria, Australia, Racing Victoria and the Victorian Coalition Government announced Oct. 21. Read More...

F-T October Running Ahead of 2013 Record Pace

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
At its second session, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale saw a $400,000 sale leader and gains that suggest the auction could surpass 2013's record numbers, but buybacks were still trending higher. Read More...

HRTV to Air Live Coverage of Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
HRTV will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fawkner, Adelaide Among Cox Plate Favorites

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Recent Caulfield Stakes (Aus-I) victor Fawkner is the favorite in a full field of 14 for the Sportingbet Cox Plate (Aus-I), Australia's premier weight-for-age race, Oct. 25 at Moonee Valley. Read More...

Raffetto Joins New England HBPA Effort

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in its efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track. Read More...

Raffetto Joins New England HPBA Effort

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Lou Raffetto, former Suffolk Downs vice president of racing, is teaming with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association in their efforts to structure a deal that would restore live racing at the track. Read More...

Kentucky Regulator Approves 2015 Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
At its regular Oct. 21 meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the KHRC approved race dates for next season that kept in place an agreement on September dates made by Churchill Downs, Kentucky Downs, and Ellis Park. Read More...

Podcast: Bob Baffert and the Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses his Breeders' Cup hopefuls, including the speedy Bayern, with Ron Mitchell of The Blood-Horse. Bob expands on the meaning of the event for owners and also gives us an update on Hoppertunity. Read More...

CT Classic Could Move to Afternoon in 2015

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races officials are leaning toward scheduling the 2015 Charles Town Classic (gr. I) and its supporting program in the afternoon instead of the evening. Read More...

Foreign Policy to Stand at River Oaks Farms

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Foreign Policy, a son of Danzig out of grade I winner Strategic Maneuver, will stand in 2015 at Francisco and Lori Bravo's River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Okla. Read More...

Hollendorfer: Shared Belief Has ‘Great’ Work

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Champion Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), worked six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on the synthetic Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields Oct. 21. Read More...

Live Chat – Thursday, October 23 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After you've studied the pre-entries for the Breeders' Cup, join us with your questions and comments. Read More...

O’Neill and Racing’s Slow Regulatory Process

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sanctions against Doug O'Neill for a June 2013 drug positive calling for the highest level of penalty would not be levied until earlier in October when an agreement between the NYSGC and the trainer was reached. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Gary Player’s Top 10

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Renowned golfer, owner/breeder shares his rules of life. Read More...

Trainer D’Amato’s Success Long Time in Coming

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Southern California trainer Phil D'Amato, who starts outsider Big John B in the Breeders' Cup Turf, is an overnight success story that was 16 years in the making. Read More...

Leagues Seek to Halt New Jersey Sports Bets

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Oct. 20 to stop New Jersey's plan to allow legal sports betting beginning Oct. 26. Read More...

Researchers Examine Fatal Lumbar Vertebral Fractures

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
When it comes to catastrophic injuries in racehorses, most people immediately think of severe limb fractures. But these athletes sometimes suffer life-threatening fractures beyond the limbs. Lumbar vertebral fractures, for instance, can occur in the lo... Read More...

F-T October Yearling Sale Recap Day 1

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Ian Tapp reviews the days results and catches up with Pope McLean Jr., director, business manager for Crestwood Farm and Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton vice president of sales. Read More...

F-T October Sale Gains Across Board at Opener

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Topped by a $370,000 Super Saver ridgling, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's October yearling sale rang up increases across the board, but the buyback rate also climbed. Read More...

KY Necropsy Program Disproves ‘Bad Step’ Myth

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission necropsy program is continuing to provide evidence that many racehorses that suffer catastrophic injuries often have pre-existing conditions that lead to breakdowns. Read More...

Arqana Opens With Record Sales, Median Rise

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Median showed a sharp increase on opening day of the Arqana October yearling sale, where a Dubawi colt sold for the highest price Oct. 20 at Deauville, France. Read More...

Sweet Reason Set for BC Filly and Mare Sprint

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A strong Oct. 19 workout at Belmont Park by Sweet Reason has trainer Leah Gyarmati planning to send the Street Sense filly to this year's DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I). Read More...

Rockingham Park Selling Most of Stable Area

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The owners of Rockingham Park, which debuted as New England's first racetrack in 1906, are selling the majority of the stable area to a real estate developer. Read More...

Jockeys’ Guild, RTCA Set Up Saez Family Fund

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Jockeys' Guild has partnered with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) to establish an account for funds for the family of apprentice jockey Juan Saez. Read More...

Claimer Seeking the Sherif Reaches BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
No one claiming a horse for $12,500 does so thinking that the horse will participate in a Breeders' Cup race. But that didn't stop Seeking the Sherif from earning his way into the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 1. Read More...

U.S. Juvenile Turf Fillies Await Euro Attack

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
America looks to have a powerful contingent this year to turn back the Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT). Read More...

Bullet Move for Likely BC Juvenile Favorite

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah handily worked five furlongs in :58 3/5 on Monday, Oct. 20 as the son of Pioneerof the Nile continues work toward the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Read More...

Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Grade I Winner Alterite to Arqana Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
French-bred Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) winner Alterite has been consigned to the Arqana December sale that takes place Dec. 6-9 in Deauville, France. She will be part of the Haras des Capucines consignment. Read More...

Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Four out of every 100 horses colic each year, making it the most common equine emergency. While most cases do not require surgery, 7-10% of them do involve lesions that are only correctable through surgery. Read More...

Head May Continue Mile Success with Anodin

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Head began his assault on the storied grass race in 1987-88, riding Miesque, then saddled Goldikova to three consecutive victories in 2008-10 after beginning a training career. Now, Goldikova's full brother could step up. Read More...