Blood-Horse

Northeast/Mid-Adlantic Regional: Mill Creek Rolls On

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There is nothing run of the mill about Anne Morgan and Tim Little's Mill Creek Farm. Called "horse heaven" by one of their clients, the full-service farm outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been rolling along for some 30 years. Read More...

Lawmakers Want to Reduce Governor’s Influence at NYRA

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York Senate and Assembly budget plans propose only two governor-appointed positions on a new privatized NYRA board of directors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed his office choose six appointees. Read More...

First Graded/Group Winners for Get Stormy, Pierro

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Both young sires got their first black-type winners in graded/group stakes. Read More...

Orb Colt Shines in OBS Ring, Selling for $1,250,000

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
An Orb colt bought by consignor Crupi's New Castle for $350,000 as a yearling produced a healthy return on the investment March 14 when he was purchased by Solis/Litt on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods and partners for $1,250,000. Read More...

City Zip Filly to Trainer Motion for $700,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Graham Motion went to $700,000 to secure a City Zip filly to become the new sale-topper midway through the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

TCA Names Gunderson Award of Merit Recipient

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Raina Chingos Gunderson, Gulfstream Park’s horsemen’s liaison, was honored by the Thoroughbred Charities of America March 13 in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Colt Among Hips to Watch at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Medaglia d'Oro colt who is consignor John Stephens' only horse, is among the hips to watch during the March 15 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Midwest/Canada Regional: Future Games

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In 2012 the Ontario provincial government, without consultation with the horse industry and lacking any plan for its future, announced the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program. The effects were immediate. Read More...

Winter Storm Racetrack and OTB Closings

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
NYRA closes simulcasting at Aqueduct and Belmont Cafe. Laurel Park closes OTBs at Timonium, Perryville, and Boonesboro. Live racing at both tracks resumes Friday, March 17. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – March 14, 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mastery's injury and weekend results impact the Derby Dozen, which features the return of some old faces. Read More...

A Thrilling Saturday at Santa Anita Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita was the place to be on Saturday as fans flocked to the Southern California track to see the San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Handicap, all while spending a day outdoors with friends. Experience the fashion, fun and racing! Read More...

Three Rules is 2016 Florida Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three Rules became the ninth to sweep the Florida Sire Series and was also named Florida's champion 2-year-old male. Read More...

Spendthrift Building Awareness of Stakes Eligibility

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Some of the 2-year-olds entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March auction are sporting stickers on their rumps indicating eligibilty for two stakes at Churchill Downs later this year restricted to offspring of Spendthrift Farm sires. Read More...

NYRA Expands Partnership with Fox Sports

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New arrangement will produce 46 live shows on FS2 that will cover racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. The Saratoga Live program will offer 36 shows. Read More...

Florida Derby Charity Golf Tournament Set

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The March 28 event benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Florida TRAC. Read More...

Hawthorne Race Course Joins NTRA

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Chicago-area racetrack has emerged as one of the leading destinations for NTRA National Handicapping Championship (NHC) qualifying contests. Read More...

Speedy Super Saver Colt Among Day 1 OBS Hips to Watch

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Super Saver colt, several pricey yearling purchases, and juveniles sired by Quality Road and by Scat Daddy are among the Hips to Watch during the March 14 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Speedy Super Saver Colt Among OBS Day 1 Hips to Watch

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Super Saver colt, several pricey yearling purchases, and juveniles sired by Quality Road and by Scat Daddy are among the Hips to Watch during the March 14 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Tracks Need to Follow NYRA’s TV Expansion

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With season one a major success, NYRA has announced an expanded partnership with Fox Sports that will result in additional live shows. 46 live shows are scheduled to be shown on Fox Sports2 covering racing from Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga. Read More...

McCraken Remains First in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
McCraken remains in first place for the NTRA 3-year-old poll, while Arrogate was the unanimous choice for top Thoroughbred. Read More...

Danehill Dancer Euthanized Due to Old Age

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 24-year-old son of Danehill was champion sire in Britain and Ireland and had a stellar year as a broodmare sire in 2016, having been represented by group 1 winners The Gurkha, Minding, and Alice Springs. Read More...

Thoroughbred Incentive Program 2016 Award Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds for other disciplines, recognizes those that have accumulated the most points in the show ring. Read More...

Tapwrit Brings Together Happy, Disparate Owners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bridlewood Farm, and Bob LaPenta came together two years ago to buy a Tapit colt for seven figures, and they've been rewarded by Tapwrit, now one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Goodyearforroses Completes Stakes Trio in Santa Ana

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Abbondanza Racing's Goodyearforroses continued her roll in Southern California and earned her first graded stakes win March 12 in the $200,000 Santa Ana (G2T) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Frommer and Berkelhammer Partner Up for Success

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Over the course of more than a dozen years, Cary Frommer and Barry Berkelhammer have built a pinhooking business that today is at the height of the marketplace, with two seven-figure transactions in each of the last two years. Read More...

Whitmore to Try Count Fleet Next

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Whitmore exited "crazy good" from his powerful six-length victory in his sprint stakes debut, the $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older horses March 11 at Oaklawn Park, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett said Sunday morning. Read More...

Sunny Ridge Digs in to Win Stymie

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dennis Drazin's homebred Sunny Ridge scored a close victory after going wide into the stretch in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes March 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack.  Read More...

Oaklawn Park Increases Purses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Purses for maiden special weight races will increase from $72,000 to $80,000 and allowance races will go to as much as $84,000 after starting the season for as much as $76,000. Read More...

Will Middle Market Emerge at OBS March Sale?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
As owners, agents, and trainers began their inspections in earnest for horses entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training sale, there was a positive vibe on the sale grounds the morning of March 12. Read More...

Champion Classic Empire Back on Work Tab

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Oxley's reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire made a crucial return to the workout tab March 12, turning a half-mile drill at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

Champion Classic Empire Back on the Worktab

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Oxley's reigning juvenile champion Classic Empire made a crucial return to the workout tab March 12, turning a half-mile drill at Palm Meadows Training Center. Read More...

Arrogate Posts Last Work Before Shipping to Dubai

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate worked seven furlongs in 1:25 March 12 at Santa Anita Park in his final move before shipping to Dubai March 13 for the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).  Read More...

Shaman Ghost Wears Down Midnight Storm in Big ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Shaman Ghost, trainer Jimmy Jerkens, and jockey Javier Castellano swept into town and swept up the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1) March 11. Read More...

Bal a Bali Edges What a View in Kilroe Thriller

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Charging from fourth under Javier Castellano after a rail-skimming trip, Calumet Farm's Bal a Bali nipped 2016 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1T) winner What a View after that rival set the pace throughout. Read More...

More Than Ready Colt Sizzles in OBS Work

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
During the final breeze show in preparation for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s March 14-15 sale, a More Than Ready colt sizzled an eighth of a mile in :09 3/5, the fastest time at the distance during three days. Read More...

Battalion Runner Works Toward Florida Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
St. Elias Stable's Battalion Runner, a promising 3-year-old who has yet to be tested in stakes company, continued his march to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) by working six furlongs March 11 at Palm Beach Downs. Read More...

Denman’s Call Upsets Masochistic in Triple Bend

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gilman Racing, Westside Rentals.com, and W.C. Racing's Denman's Call made a bold move in the turn and wore down favored Masochistic in the stretch to spring a 16-1 upset in the $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G1) March 11 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Tapwrit Shows His Class in Tampa Bay Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Despite incurring some traffic trouble around the first turn, Tapwrit became the latest sophomore to make a play for a starring role in the ever-evolving 3-year-old male picture when he drew clear by 4 1/2 lengths in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2). Read More...

It Tiz Well Makes The Grade in Honeybee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tommy Town Thoroughbreds' It Tiz Well showed her class when she defeated a field of 11 3-year-old fillies with a game effort to take the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 11 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Mastery Dominates San Felipe, Sustains Injury After

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A sterling performance by Cheyenne Stables' Mastery in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) for a moment appeared to stamp him as the clear favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Read More...

Mastery Dominates San Felipe, Pulled Up After Race

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A sterling performance by Cheyenne Stables' Mastery in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) for a moment appeared to stamp him as the clear favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Read More...

Venerable Spartiatis Gets Tom Fool Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
One year after making his graded stakes debut in the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (G3), 7-year-old gelding Spartiatis used the six-furlong test to notch his first graded stakes triumph March 11. Read More...

Fifty Five Sets Stakes Record in Florida Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The bay filly covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.60 for trainer Thomas M. Bush, eclipsing the old mark of 1:41.89 established by Tapicat in 2013. Read More...

Health Zone: Dealing with Premature Foals

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Occasionally a mare will foal too early, and the foal arrives prematurely. Foals born at less than 320 days’ gestation are considered premature, and chances for survival decrease considerably if a foal comes earlier than 300 days. Read More...

Unbeaten McCraken Returns to Worktab

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Ian Wilkes breathed a sigh of relief March 11 when he sent unbeaten McCraken out for an easy half-mile move at Palm Meadows Training Center, the first work for the colt since a mild ankle strain was discovered in his left front Feb. 28. Read More...

Unbeaten McCraken Returns to Work Tab

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Ian Wilkes breathed a sigh of relief March 11 when he sent unbeaten McCraken out for an easy half-mile move at Palm Meadows Training Center, the first work for the colt since a mild ankle strain was discovered in his left front Feb. 28. Read More...

Out-of-Competition Rule Examined at HBPA Convention

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Vet: out-of-competition rule could have unintended impact. Read More...

All Systems Go For Gun Runner After Six-Furlong Move

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner elicited the usual strong reviews for his final work before shipping for the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), covering six furlongs in 1:12 March 11. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Begins Training for 11-Year-Old Season

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multi-millionaire gelding Ben's Cat began working toward his 11-year-old debut with a three-furlong breeze March 11 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Girvin Turns in First Work Since Risen Star Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With trainer Joe Sharp on workmate Cool Arrow and his wife, former jockey Rosie Napravnik, at the helm of the stable's newest big horse, Girvin turned in first move since his win in the Risen Star (G2) and covered a half-mile in :49 March 11. Read More...