Blood-Horse

Dramedy Being Relocated to Oklahoma

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dramedy, a grade 2 winner by Distorted Humor, will be relocated from War Horse Place in Central Kentucky to River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Okla., for the 2018 breeding season. Read More...

O’Brien Closing in on Frankel’s Magic 25 Top-Level Wins

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien is two victories shy of the late Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level wins in a calendar year and has the firepower to tie that mark the weekend of Oct. 13-14 at Newmarket. Read More...

Across-the-Board Records at Tattersalls Book 2

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale recorded records across the board, including a new record price of 850,000 guineas ($1,180,822), as the Oct. 11 session came to a close. Read More...

Jimmy Creed Colt Returns Quick Profit for Brewster

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Oklahoma owner-breeder Clark Brewster showed his pinhooking ability when a colt by successful freshman sire Jimmy Creed was sold for $150,000 during the Oct. 10 selected session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale. Read More...

Tepin Half Brother Entering Stud at Bonita Farm

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Alliance, an unraced son of Harlan's Holiday and a half brother to two-time champion grass mare Tepin and millionaire Vyjack, has arrived at Bonita Farm near Darlington, Md., to stand his first season in 2018. Read More...

Thoroughbred Makeover Unites Diverse Group of OTTB Fans

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America had approximately 300 horses compete in 10 different disciplines all in one weekend at one venue. Read More...

La Coronel Seeks Return to Winning Form in QEII

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Another gathering of exceptional competitors awaits La Coronel in the Oct. 14 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lane's End (G1T) . Read More...

Wide-Open Pebbles Stakes Draws Nine Fillies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
This year's edition of the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes features a wide-open field of nine 3-year-old fillies going one mile on the Belmont Park turf Oct. 14. Read More...

Strong European Contingent Set for E. P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A strong contingent of European group winners will face formidable competition from American runners in the $500,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1T) going 1 1/4 miles Oct. 15 at Woodbine.  Read More...

Erupt, Idaho Meet Again in Canadian International

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Erupt, who provided a 12-1 upset in last year's Pattison Canadian International (G1T), will look to become the fourth back-to-back winner of the 1 1/2-mile turf race Oct. 15 at Woodbine. Read More...

Rushing Fall Emerges With Jessamine Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Rushing Fall launched herself from the clouds to take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland by 3 1/4 lengths, stamping herself among the favorites for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T). Read More...

Miss Ella Looks to Repeat in Buffalo Trace

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jack Swain III's Miss Ella headlines a field of 12 fillies and mares and four also-eligibles entered for the 21st running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (G3) to be run Oct. 13 at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Keeneland turf course. Read More...

OBS Yearling Sale Posts Gains in Average, Median

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The resurgent Ocala Breeders' Sales yearling sale concluded Oct. 11 with increases in average and median prices when compared with the 2016 version held in August. Read More...

Look Back: Priceless Gem Tops Buckpasser in Futurity

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
This week's Look Back feature is a recap of the 1965 Futurity Stakes at Aqueduct won by filly Priceless Gem. The story, headlined "Priceless Gem Beats The Boys" was written by William H. Rudy and appeared in the Oct. 2, 1965 issue of The Blood-Horse. Read More...

Skye Diamonds to be Offered at Fasig-Tipton

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Taylor Made Sales Agency will consign multiple graded stakes winner Skye Diamonds at the upcoming Fasig-Tipton sale Nov. 6 in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More...

Charitable Annuity Back for WV Breeders’ Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After winning the 2015 edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic, Charitable Annuity will try to win the race for a second time in a full field of 10 in the $350,000 race for West Virginia-breds Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Deep Field Awaits in Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) at Keeneland. Read More...

Tampa Bay Downs Adds Two More Florida Sire Stakes Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tampa Bay Downs and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association have agreed to add two more Florida Sire Stakes races to the track's upcoming 2017-18 season. Read More...

Cox Appointed Managing Director of Godolphin Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Godolphin's Group Chief Executive, Joe Osborne, has announced the appointment of Vin Cox as managing director of Godolphin in Australia. Read More...

Songbird Breeder Antonelli Plans Dispersal at Barretts

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Antonelli, breeder of champion filly Songbird, will offer Piedras Negras, dam of graded winner La Traviata and granddam of group 1 winners Seventh Heaven (IRE) and Crusade, as part of his California dispersal at the Barretts fall sale. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Joy Ride

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Thoroughbred world received a pretty good surprise when John Sikura and Ken Ramsey announced that Kitten’s Joy would be moving from Ramsey Farm to Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington for 2018. Read More...

The Week in Photos 10/10/2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Champagne, Juddmonte Spinster, Shadwell Turf Mile, Frizette, Flower Bowl, Jockey Club Gold Cup, Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Darley Alcibiades, Woodford, Knickerbocker, and more. Read More...

Romantic Vision Confirmed for Breeders’ Cup Distaff Run

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
G. Watts Humphrey's homebred Romantic Vision will start in the Nov. 3 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) at Del Mar, trainer Rusty Arnold said Oct. 11. Read More...

Glen Ellen Vocational Academy Threatened by CA Fire

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, Northern California's oldest Thoroughbred retirement and rehabilitation facility, is perilously threatened by the one of the large fires raging this week in the Sonoma County region. Read More...

Thumbs Up for OBS Yearling Sale’s New Date

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ocala Breeders' Sales reported across-the-board increases in key statistical categories when its annual yearling sale began Oct. 10 after previously being held in August. Read More...

Arrogate to Retire After Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate will retire to stud at Juddmonte U.S. near Lexington after his Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup bid, Juddmonte Farms announced Oct. 10. A fee will be released at a later date. Read More...

Arrogate to Retire After Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate will retire to stud at Juddmonte U.S. near Lexington after his Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup bid, Juddmonte Farms announced Oct. 10. A fee will be released at a later date. Read More...

Numbers Register for Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The numbers tell the story of Fasig-Tipton's November sale catalog: Three champions, 22 grade 1 winners, 50 graded stakes winners, and six foals from the first crop of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. Read More...

Exceed And Excel Filly Breaks Record at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trade continued in buoyant fashion on the Oct. 10 second day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, which had a daughter of Exceed and Excel become the highest priced filly ever to be sold at the sale when bringing 500,000 guineas. Read More...

Greenpointcrusader Retired to Ocala Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 4-year-old son of Bernardini won the grade 1 Champagne Stakes at 2 and is a full and half brother to four other graded stakes winners, of which two are stallions. Read More...

Uncaptured Yearlings on Display at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A colt and a filly from the first crop sired by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 11 open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale. Read More...

Grade 1 Winner Grand Arch Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jim and Susan Hill's Grand Arch, winner of the 2015 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (G1T) and third that year in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) at Keeneland, has been retired to a life of leisure at the Hills' Margaux Farm in nearby Midway, Ky. Read More...

Lady O’Toole Tops Jessamine Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Landers Racing's Lady O'Toole, a 3 1/2-length winner of the Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs Sept. 9, heads a field of 14 2-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered for the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland. Read More...

Jimmy Creed Filly Tops Heritage Place Thoroughbred Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Jimmy Creed yearling filly sold for $30,000 topped the Heritage Place annual Thoroughbred sale Oct. 8 in Oklahoma City that saw across-the-board increases over the 2016 sale. Read More...

Effinex Relocated to McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The leading earner of Mineshaft entered stud in 2017. He will be represented as a covering sire at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Fall sale and the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

French-bred Blacktype Scores in Knickerbocker

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jump Sucker Stable's Blacktype picked up his second straight win at Belmont Park with a one-length victory in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (G2T) going 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf on the Columbus Day holiday card Oct. 9. Read More...

Friends, Family Celebrate Penny Chenery

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A large audience gathered in Keeneland's sales pavilion the afternoon of Oct. 9 to remember the life of Helen "Penny" Chenery, the "First Lady of Thoroughbred Racing," who died Sept. 16 at age 95.  Read More...

Stedfast Heart 50th Black-type Winner for Include

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Airdrie Stud's Include, who has sired both Northern and Southern hemisphere champions, reached a new milestone Oct. 8 when his son Stedfast Heart became his 50th black-type stakes winner. Read More...

Lope de Vega Filly Tops First Day of Tattersalls Book 2

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale continued from where Book 1 left off, with bullish trade on the opening day that saw 55 lots sell for 100,000 guineas or more. Read More...

Gormley Retired to Spendthrift Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gormley, who will be Malibu Moon's only son at stud to win a grade 1 at 2, will join Spendthrift Farm's Share the Upside program at $12,500 in 2018. Read More...

Drefong, Gun Runner Head Santa Anita Park Works

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Bob Baffert's efforts to replicate a 2016 schedule with Drefong that saw the son of Gio Ponti secure victory in last year's TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) appears to be on schedule. Read More...

Gun Runner Atop Stable NTRA Poll Ahead of Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Week 37 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll for horses of all ages shows little to no change in the top 10, results of which were released Oct. 9.  Read More...

Taylor Made, WinStar Buy Midnight Storm Breeding Rights

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Taylor Made Stallions, in partnership with WinStar Farm, has entered an agreement to purchase the breeding rights to grade 1-winning millionaire Midnight Storm upon retirement. He is being aimed for Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1). Read More...

OBS Sale Begins With a New Spot on Calendar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Management at Ocala Breeders' Sales is hopeful a new position on the calendar and the bull market for yearlings will equate to positive results when the Ocala, Fla., sales company conducts its Oct. 10-11 auction. Read More...

Hips to Watch at OBS October Selected Session

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The only two yearlings entered in the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale produced from grade 1-winning mares are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 10 selected session of the two-day auction in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

192 Cataloged for Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 192 entries for The November Sale, the company's selected mixed sale to be held in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, November 6. Read More...

Flameaway Battles to Victory in Off-the-Turf Bourbon

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mark Casse-trained Flameaway got his nose down on the wire in a sloppy off-the-turf version of the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for 2-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland's main track Oct. 8. Read More...

Unique Bella Overcomes Trouble to Win LA Woman

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella didn't have everything go her way during her return to racing in the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (G3) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park, but her class was more than enough to make up for some uneasy early moments. Read More...