Blood-Horse

Jerkens Still Pinching Himself After Travers

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The morning after his horses produced a rare 1-2 finish in the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 23, trainer Jimmy Jerkens continued to be amazed by his good fortune. Read More...

Ribbons Gives Dettori Group I Deauville Sweep

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Frankie Dettori swept both group I races on Deauville's Aug. 24 card when landing the Darley Prix Jean Romanet with impressive filly Ribbons after taking the Darley Prix Morny with The Wow Signal one race earlier. Read More...

The Wow Signal Tops Hootenanny at Deauville

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Wow Signal edged past U.S.-based Hootenanny nearing the finish of the Aug. 24 Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville and won by a half-length to kept his perfect record intact. Read More...

Trainer Mouton Claims 1,000th Career Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Veteran trainer Patrick Mouton won his 1,000th career race Aug. 23, according to Equibase records, when he sent out Hylands Will to victory in the fourth race at Louisiana Downs. Read More...

2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival Dates Released

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Dubai Racing Club has set Jan. 8 to March 28 for the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival program, starting the countdown to the $29.25 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card on the final day. Read More...

Huge Run for Big John B in Del Mar ‘Cap Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Big John B, a $50,000 claim in April, qualified for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) with a runaway victory in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 22. Read More...

Rusty Slipper Shows Heels in Violet Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Zanim R. Meahjohn's Rusty Slipper seized the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and comfortably earned her first graded stakes win in the $109,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Speed Seeker Makes Grade in Ontario Colleen

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Making just her third career start, Speed Seeker became a stakes winner when she rallied from off the pace to take the $154,417 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) over the Woodbine turf course Aug. 23. Read More...

Travers Upset: V. E. Day Over Wicked Strong

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens had the best horse in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), but it wasn't the one everyone was betting on. Read More...

Late-Running Abaco Wins Ballston Spa Thriller

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Phipps Stable homebred Abaco made an eye-catching swoop from last and prevailed in a thrilling finish with Strathnaver in the Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Artemis Agrotera Steps Out in Ballerina Romp

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Artemis Agrotera polished off pacesetter La Verdad midstretch and sprinted clear to an overpowering victory in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

The Big Beast Gobbles Ground in King’s Bishop

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's The Big Beast jumped up from allowance company to grade I competition and did not disappoint his connections Aug. 23, winning the King's Bishop (gr. I) by a neck. Read More...

3-Day OBS August Yearling Sale Begins Aug. 26

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 August Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, Aug. 26 with 1,037 yearlings cataloged. The three-day sale gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with 258 horses offered in the selected session. Read More...

Mark Valeski, Magna Graduate to Woodford

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Recently retired multiple graded stakes winner Mark Valeski joins young sire Magna Graduate as newcomers on the stallion roster at Woodford Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla. Read More...

Narniyn Seeks Breakthrough in Jean Romanet

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Runner-up in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) earlier this month at Goodwood, the Aga Khan's Narniyn takes a third shot at an elite-level breakthrough Aug. 24 in the Darley Prix Jean Romanet (Fr-I) Deauville. Read More...

Close Hatches Dominates Personal Ensign

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Close Hatches took command on the opening turn and never looked back in the $500,0000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), romping over a muddy track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 22 for her third grade I triumph in a row. Read More...

F-T Saratoga Fall Sale Expanded to Two Days

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The strength of the New York-Bred racing and breeding program has generated record entries for the Saratoga Fall Sale, which Fasig-Tipton has expanded to two days Oct. 6-7. Read More...

Irish Surf Opts for Classic Over Del Mar ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Irish Surf, entered in both the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) and $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) this weekend at Del Mar, will opt for the Aug. 24 Classic, trainer Dan Hendricks reported. Read More...

Jerkens, Lukas, Durkin Honored at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hall of Fame trainers H. Allen Jerkens and D. Wayne Lukas, along with legendary track announcer Tom Durkin, were honored Aug. 22 in the second annual "Red Jacket" ceremony in the winners' circle at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Hootenanny, The Wow Signal to Meet in France

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Royal Ascot winners Hootenanny and The Wow Signal are set to face off in a field of nine 2-year-olds in the Darley Prix Morny Aug. 24 at Deauville. Read More...

Bayern Gallops 1 1/2 Miles On Eve of Travers

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On his second morning in Saratoga Aug. 22, California shipper Bayern galloped 1 1/2 miles over the main track after the renovation break in preparation for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

California Chrome Sharpens Up at Los Alamitos

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The morning after his connections selected the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) for his return race, California Chrome picked up his pace at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 22 with a bullet half-mile drill. Read More...

BHA Levies Heavy Penalties Against Three

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The British Horseracing Authority has banned a jockey and trainer for 14 years each and one of their associates for 11 1/2 years for violations of racing rules, including conspiracy to commit a corrupt practice. Read More...

Game Sole Power Finds Gap Late in Nunthorpe

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Finding traffic throughout, Sole Power gamely drove between rivals late to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) for a second time Aug. 22 at York. Read More...

Byron Hughes is Farm Manager of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Byron "Scooter" Hughes has been selected to receive the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager Club's "Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year" award. Read More...

Pat O’Brien Deja Vu for Fed Biz, Goldencents

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
It seems hard to believe that a year has passed since eventual Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents was run down by rival Fed Biz in a thrilling edition of the Pat O'Brien, but here we are at Del Mar again. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
TimeformUS looks at the Travers and the Pacific Classic. Read More...

Stryker Phd Smart Choice in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd, a 5-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Bertrando, is the 121-pound high weight and 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Aug. 24 Longacres Mile (gr. III)at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Travers Stakes: Bayern Gets a Bath

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
2014 Travers Stakes favorite Bayern gets a bath on Aug. 22, 2014, at Saratoga. Read More...

Captain Serious, Empire Dreams Head Showcase

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Highlighted by six stakes worth $1.15 million, nearly 100 New York-breds will compete on a special 11-race card for the inaugural "Saratoga Showcase Day" Aug. 24 at Saratoga. Captain Serious and Empir Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Bayern

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
By a 10-furlong gr. I winner out of a mare by a Ky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner, with a second dam who was a graded stakes winner at 10 furlongs, Bayern illustrates the difficulties of interpreting modern U.S. pedigrees. Read More...

Live Saratoga Weekend Coverage from HRRN

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live on-site coverage of Saratoga's signature weekend beginning Friday, Aug. 22, with the Personal Ensign (gr. I) followed by the 145th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Saturday. Read More...

Filly is First Winner for Justenuffhumor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Multiple grade II winner Justenuffhumor was represented by his first winner Aug. 21 when Janet Reeder's homebred Humoresque won the third race at Belterra Park. Read More...

Obviously Targets Del Mar Mile Three-Peat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winner of the past two editions of the Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT), the speedster Obviously goes for a three-peat on the turf as part of the TVG Pacific Classic undercard Aug. 24 at the seaside track. Read More...

CHRB Amends Fee Scale for Losing Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A 12.5% increase in the minimum riding fee scale for losing jockeys in California got an unexpected addition from the state's horse racing board Aug. 21. Read More...

Which Game On Dude Will Show Up in Classic?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Game On Dude has been dominating the ranks of older horses in Southern California for so long it's tempting to believe he's lost a step every time he throws in a bad one. Read More...

Seaway Draws Well-Balanced Field of 11

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A well-balanced field of 10 fillies and mares, including 2013 winner Youcan'tcatchme, are set to contest the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine. Read More...

‘Chrome’ Set for Pennsylvania Derby Comeback

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
California Chrome, unlikely hero of the Triple Crown series who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and took the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his comeback from a brief layoff in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Read More...

Chrome Set for Pennsylvania Derby Return

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
California Chrome, unlikely hero of the Triple Crown series who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his return from a brief layoff in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Evan Hammonds handicap the exciting Travers Stakes at Saratoga this week. Will you pick the Jim Dandy Stakes winner? Read More...

Big Blue Kitten Back in Jersey’s Cliff Hanger

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Chad Brown trainee used the 2013 United Nations to propel his way to victory in back-to-back grade I races, now looks to Cliff Hanger (gr. IIIT) Aug. 24 to return to graded victory. Read More...

Second Sporting Art Auction in November

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington the second Sporting Art Auction on is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. ET in the Keeneland sales pavilion. Read More...

TVG to Have Enhanced Pacific Classic Coverage

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
TVG has announced it will feature a number of state-of-the-art production enhancements during its 90-minute special telecast of the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 24. Read More...

Handicapping a Fantastic Travers Day

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Travers Stakes (gr. I) and three other graded stakes races at Saratoga. Read More...

Champion Benny the Bull to Bridlewood in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Champion sprinter Benny the Bull will stand the 2015 breeding season at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm, in Ocala, Fla., according to an announcement made by owner Greg James. His fee has not yet been determined. Read More...

Compound Pharmacy Has Reinforced Standards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Lexington pharmacy that makes compound products for horses said it has taken steps to reinforce its safety and quality standards and has cooperated with a federal agency's inquiry into "adverse events earlier this year." Read More...

Compound Pharmacy Reinforces Safety Standards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Lexington pharmacy that makes compound products for horses said it has taken steps to reinforce its safety and quality standards and has cooperated with a federal agency's inquiry into "adverse events earlier this year." Read More...

Tapestry Upsets Taghrooda in Yorkshire Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tapestry brought heavy favorite Taghrooda's unbeaten record to a shocking halt Aug. 22 in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at York. Read More...

Vergara Wins Inaugural Apprentice Competition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Octavio Vergara Jr., a regular at Arlington Park, captured the inaugural "Canadian Apprentice Invitational" at Woodbine by recording a win and a second-place finish from two races on the Aug. 20 evening card. Read More...

Maryland THA Elects 15 Directors

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Members of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association have elected seven new directors as well as eight incumbents from a slate of 29 candidates in the recently concluded board of directors election. Read More...