Blood-Horse

Godolphin’s Classic Winner Encke Dies

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Godolphin Racing classic winner Encke died the morning of Oct. 14 due to an injury sustained during routine training, according to trainer Charlie Appleby. Read More...

Study: Non-Cribbing Cribbers have High Cortisol Levels

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Back in 2011 an equine ethicist suggested that cribbers should be allowed to crib. That it could actually do them some good (provided it’s not causing colic or severe dental damage, of course). That cribbing might be a coping mechanism for these ... Read More...

Study: Noncribbing Cribbers have High Cortisol Levels

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Back in 2011 an equine ethicist suggested that cribbers should be allowed to crib. That it could actually do them some good (provided it’s not causing colic or severe dental damage, of course). That cribbing might be a coping mechanism for these ... Read More...

Median Price Rockets at Iowa Fall Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's fall sale saw median soar 111% from last year when the one-day auction closed Oct. 12 at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines. Read More...

Alert Bay Beats Older Foes in Premier’s ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
British Columbia Derby (Can-III) winner Alert Bay tackled older foes for the first time and registered a smart victory in the British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course. Read More...

Trappe Shot Filly Tops F-T Texas Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Yearling fillies brought the three highest prices at the Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling and fall mixed sale Oct. 13 at Lone Star Park, with a Texas-bred daughter of Trappe Shot the top seller at $50,000. Read More...

Touching Promise Takes Ballerina Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Bennett's Touching Promise rated in second behind leader Saturday Nite Ride, took over heading for home and won comfortably in the $100,000 Ballerina Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Race Course. Read More...

Good Feelings Going into OBS Fall Mixed Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. two-day fall mixed sale, which begins Tuesday, Oct. 14, will include a new twist this year when it concludes with a horses of racing age segment. Read More...

Darby Dan Stud Fees Unchanged for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 2015 stud fees for Darby Dan Farm's roster of seven stallions remained unchanged from 2014. Read More...

Tattersalls’ Book 2 Opens With Robust Trade

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following last week's record-breaking Book 1 sale, Tattersalls' Book 2 portion of its October yearling sale started Oct. 13 with robust trading, topped by a Shamardal colt for 370,000 guineas ($624,552 in United States funds) Read More...

Deadline Approaches for BC Foal Nominations

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The final opportunity to nominate weanlings of 2014 to the Breeders' Cup program for a one-time fee of $400 comes at 11:59 p.m. EDT Oct. 15, Breeders' Cup said. Read More...

No Off Day for 3-Year-Olds Tonalist, Bayern

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A pair of top 3-year-olds working toward Breeders' Cup starts delivered workouts on opposite sides of the country Monday, Oct. 13, as classic winner Tonalist and grade I winner Bayern completed Columbus Day workouts. Read More...

Belmont Winner Jazil Dies at Age 11

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jazil, winner of the 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), died after sustaining an injury in his paddock Oct. 11 at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington. Read More...

Lady Eli is First BC Starter for New Owners

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If Lady Eli continues her progress as planned, 43-year-old Jay Hanley will come full circle back to Santa Anita on Oct. 31 when he is represented by his first Breeders' Cup starter in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I). Read More...

Crown Queen Keeps Getting Better

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A look at Crown Queen, Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and field size. Read More...

Wise Dan to Miss Breeders’ Cup Mile

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wise Dan has developed a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone that will put him on the sidelines for at least 30 days, ending his hopes for a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Announces Vegas Partnership

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 13 a partnership with Las Vegas for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

HK’s Rich Tapestry Can Join Sheikh Albadou

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Any Breeders' Cup race on the dirt would seem to favor American runners over foreigners, and the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) perhaps stands atop that list. Read More...

Choosing Corticosteroids for RAO: Systemic or Inhaled?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
While there's no definitive cure for recurrent airway obstruction (RAO, commonly known as heaves), veterinarians are well-versed in managing the condition. Many will add a corticosteroid—either systemic or inhaled—to an affected horse's therapeutic regimen, but which type is the better choice? Read More...

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There are 1,116 horses cataloged for the sale from Nov. 26-29. Read More...

Williamson Named to Three Chimneys Post

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grant Williamson has been named director of stallion nominations and sales at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Read More...

La Tia Goes Gate to Wire in Athenia Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Front-running La Tia, under extreme pressure in the final sixteenth from the onrushing Byrama and Overheard, rebuffed her challengers for a neck victory in the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) on yielding turf at Belmont. Read More...

Passion for Action Rolls to Cup & Saucer Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Favored Passion for Action, making his stakes debut, kicked clear in the drive for an impressive 3 1/4-length win in the $223,966 Cup and Saucer Stakes for 2-year-old Canadian-breds on the Woodbine turf Oct. 12. Read More...

Colt First Winner for Ohio-Based Mr. Silver

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
First-time starter Blazing Charcoal was all out in the stretch for a head victory as the even-money favorite in the first race at Belterra Park Oct. 12 to become the first winner for Ohio-based freshman sire Mr. Silver. Read More...

Beholder Posts Breeders’ Cup Distaff Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Working under a fog so thick her trainer couldn't even see it, two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went five furlongs in company the morning of Oct. 12 in 1:02 1/5 under regular rider Mike Smith at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Moss, Bailey on Twitter to Discuss BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
NBC Sports' analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, and the Breeders' Cup social media team will conduct a live chat on Twitter Monday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET, discussing the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Nine Grass Marathoners Line Up for Sycamore

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Unitarian makes his first start since taking the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland in April when he returns to the Lexington track for the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 16. Read More...

Filly Becomes First Winner for Mast Track

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gary Barber's Shez a Masterpiece, settled off the early pace, was up in time for a neck victory in the first race at Woodbine Oct. 12 and became the first winner for grade I winner Mast Track. Read More...

Europeans Have Dominated F&M Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Out of 15 runnings of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), females bred in Europe have won nine times. Read More...

Handle at Gulfstream Park West Improving

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet in Florida had all-sources handle of $3,475,300 Saturday, Oct. 11, the highest in the four days since the meet opened. Read More...

Offlee Wild Purchased by Turkish Interests

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The stallion Offlee Wild, who this year stood at Pin Oak Lane Farm in Pennsylvania, has been sold to Turkish interests, Murat Sancal of Sancal Racing in Lexington said Oct. 11. Read More...

Moulin de Mougin to Miss BC With Bone Bruises

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There will be no Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) this year for Moulin de Mougin, winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT), who is scheduled for a 60-day break to get over bone bruising suffered in a spill. Read More...

Plain Ol’ Willard Last to First in Endurance

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
M. Y. Stables' homebred Plain Ol' Willard, already a winner of more than $150,000, padded his bankroll in a big way with a come-from-behind upset win in the $150,000 Best of Ohio Endurance Stakes Oct. 11 at Belterra Park. Read More...

LoPresti Planning Wise Dan’s Final BC Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Charlie LoPresti said he has yet to exactly pinpoint a date for the final pre-race breeze of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan leading up to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but the gelding is training lights out. Read More...

Grade I Winner Strong Mandate Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grade I winner Strong Mandate has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2015 at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Read More...

Valid Heads to Breeders’ Cup, Lochte Possible

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Marcus Vitali got what he was looking for in the $75,000 Eight Miles West Stakes Oct. 11 at Gulfstream Park West -- a sign that Valid deserved a trip to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders's Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I). Read More...

Questions Surround BC Classic 3-Year-Olds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With the once-powerful older horse division now all but depleted, the spotlight in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) shines on the 3-year-olds, who should be as dominant at the mutuel windows as they look to be on the track. Read More...

California Chrome Looks Good in Latest Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Under regular rider Victor Espinoza, California Chrome worked five furlongs at his Los Alamitos base the morning of Oct. 11 in :59 3/5 in preparation for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Crown Queen Looks Royal in QE II Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Crown Queen, a half sister to champion Royal Delta, earned her first grade I victory with a sparkling late run in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11. Read More...

Dual Classic Derby Winner Australia Retired

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
English and Irish classic winner Australia, the brilliant son of Galileo and U.S. and European champion Ouija Board, has been retired and will begin his stud career in 2015 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. Read More...

Legendary Collects Knickerbocker Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Walter Swinburn's Legendary (GB) attended the pace in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) and kicked clear to hold off 2-1 favorite Up With the Birds Oct. 11 at Belmont Park, collecting his first graded score. Read More...

Shooting To Win, Hampton Court Aussie Winners

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Shooting To Win got the best of hot favorite Rich Enuff in a stretch duel that produced a close finish in the Aus$1 million Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) Oct. 11. Read More...

Stephen Back to Work After Keeneland Spill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Anthony Stephen was back galloping horses for trainer Jonathan Sheppard at Keeneland on the morning of Oct. 10, after being taken to the hospital when thrown following the third race a day earlier. Read More...

Two-Day OBS Fall Mixed Sale Begins Tuesday

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 winter mixed sale begins Tuesday, Oct. 14, with a total of 575 horses cataloged for the two day-auction. Read More...

Locals Try to Break Through in Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Only one horse that was bred, owned, and trained by domestic interests has won in the first seven runnings of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Will the Kittens change that? Read More...

Meadowlands Cancels Saturday Night Program

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Meadowlands Racetrack has canceled its six-race Thoroughbred card on the turf scheduled for the night of Saturday, Oct. 11 due to heavy rains across New Jersey the night before and into Saturday morning. Read More...

Fast Anna, Little Alexis Post Swift Breezes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fast Anna and Little Alexis prepared for their trips to Santa Anita Park and the upcoming Breeders' Cup the morning of Oct. 11 at Gulfstream Park with quick five-furlong works that pleased both their trainers. Read More...

Treve to Stay in Training, 2015 Arc is Goal

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Star French filly Treve is to remain in training next year instead of retiring as earlier announced after she won the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) for the second straight year Oct. 5 at Longchamp. Read More...

Daughter of Wait a While Graduates in Florida

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wait No More, a sleek gray 3-year-old daughter of champion Wait a While, graduated handily in a maiden special weight by 2 1/4 lengths Oct. 10 on the turf at Gulfstream Park West, the former Calder Race Course. Read More...

Jockey Stephen Taken to UK Medical Center

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Anthony Stephen was taken to UK Medical Center Oct. 10 after being unseated from his mount after the third race at Keeneland. Read More...