Blood-Horse

Posse Offspring Sweep NY Juvenile Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Manuel Franco won both $100,000 stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds on Nov. 16 at Aqueduct aboard offspring of Posse. Read More...

Franco Sweeps New York-Bred Juvenile Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Manuel Franco won both $100,000 stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds on Nov. 16 at Aqueduct. Read More...

Soup Powers Speechify to Kenny Noe Triumph

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Speechify may not eat like other horses, but he proved he can run with them with a romping victory his stakes debut Nov. 16 at Gulfstream Park West in the $75,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Read More...

Hillaby Rises to Occasion in Bessarabian Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Favored Hillaby, produced by 2007 Canadian Horse of the Year Sealy Hill, registered her first graded stakes win with a powerful stretch-running score in the $205,481 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 16 at snowy Woodbine. Read More...

Napravnik’s Career Celebrated at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill Downs and the city of Louisville celebrated the extraordinary career of jockey Rosie Napravnik Nov. 15 after she announced her retirement earlier this month. Read More...

Lachesis Edges Nuovo Record in QE II Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The runner-up in last year's Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Jpn-I), Lachesis proved best in this year's edition Nov. 16 when winning by neck from Japanese Oaks (Jpn-I) victress Nuovo Record at Kyoto. Read More...

Irish Hurdle Trainer Dessie Hughes Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dessie Hughes, a leading Irish racehorse trainer who rode Davy Lad to victory in the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977, has died. He was 71. Read More...

No Problem Prevails in Bob Hope Thriller

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stalking No Problem grabbed the lead in deep stretch and held even-money favorite Alright Alright at bay in the final strides to win the $100,000 Bob Hope (gr. III) in his stakes debut at Nov. 15 at Del Mar. Read More...

Zee Bros Posts Surprise in De Francis Dash

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zayat Stables' Zee Bros pulled a 29-1 upset in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes Nov. 15 at Laurel Park after taking charge off the far turn and sprinting clear in the stretch. Read More...

Thumbs Up for Sparkling Review in Mrs. Revere

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's Sparkling Review kicked into gear late and charged to victory to remain undefeated since breaking her maiden, taking the $237,800 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Dynamic Sky Skirts Rail for Red Smith Tally

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dynamic Sky entered the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIIT) winless on the turf, but left a grade III winner when he rallied up the fence under Cornelio Velasquez to take the $250,000 event from Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 15. Read More...

Sparkling Review Sharp in Mrs. Revere

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson's Sparkling Review kicked into gear late and charged to victory to remain undefeated since breaking her maiden, taking the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Divine Fortune Dominates in Colonial Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bill Pape's Divine Fortune set all the pace in the $100,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (NSA-I) Nov. 15 and drew away to a dominating nine-length victory. Read More...

Death of Jockey Pete Moreno Reported

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pete Moreno, leading rider at Del Mar in 1960 and winner of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award the following year, died last Aug. 23 at the age of 87 as the result of a variety of ailments, it was learned Nov. 15. Read More...

Heart to Heart Wire-to-Wire in Commonwealth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart put together a three-race win streak and collected his second straight grade III victory Nov. 15 when he wired a field of 12 sophomores in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes at Churchill. Read More...

Bayern, Constitution Top Clark Nominations

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern and Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) victor Constitution headline 20 horses nominated to the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Platinum Witness Wins NZ Thousand Guineas

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Platinum Witness wore down pacesetter Darci Dream with a powerful finishing kick and won the New Zealand One Thousand Guineas (NZ-I) Nov. 15 at Riccarton Park. Read More...

NYRA Officials Meet With Aqueduct Customers

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In the first of a series of quarterly meetings, executives from the New York Racing Association took questions from customers in an hour-long question-and-answer session Nov. 15 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Keeneland November 2014 Sale Recap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ian Tapp recaps the 11-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including a look at the numbers, some of the top selling Hips, and comments from Mark Taylor. Read More...

Santa Anita Renames Sir Beaufort Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park has announced the Sir Beaufort Stakes will be run as the grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on opening day of the winter meet Dec. 26. Read More...

Sweet Return Moves to Ocala Stud for 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three-time grade 1 winner Sweet Return (GB), owned by the Red Oak Farm of John J. Brunetti, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Ocala Stud Farm. Read More...

Florida Horseman Ricky Leppala Dies at 62

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A memorial service has been set for highly respected pinhooker and trainer Ricky Leppala, 62,who died Nov. 4 at his home in Ocala, FL, after a brief battle with cancer. Read More...

Laino Retiring From Illinois Racing Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Marc Laino announced Nov. 14 he is retiring as executive director of the Illinois Racing Board, effective at the end of the year. He has worked at the IRB for 28 years and served in his current post for 12 years. Read More...

Lexie Lou Potential Foe for California Chrome

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou and recent Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) winner Long On Value head a list of 22 sophomores nominated along with California Chrome for the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar. Read More...

Horse Park Honors Cigar With Memorial Service

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A public memorial service for Thoroughbred champion Cigar was held Nov. 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions. Cigar, who resided at the horse park for about 15 years, died Oct. 7 at age 24. Read More...

‘Vibrant’ Keeneland Sale Ends With Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Keeneland's 11-day November breeding stock auction ended Nov. 14 with a record-equaling median and gains in gross sales and average price for a market the sales company characterized as "vibrant." Read More...

Jockey Cintron Injured in Laurel Park Spill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Alex Cintron was injured Nov. 14 in a spill involving three horses and riders during the running of the sixth race at Laurel Park. Read More...

Cigar Memorial: Wes Lanter

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Wes Lanter, one of Cigar's handlers, talks about the champion during a memorial service at the Kentucky Horse Park on Nov. 14, 2014. Read More...

Young Trainer Handal Prepares for First Start

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Every morning in the black before sunrise, Raymond Handal swings a leg over a 4-year-old filly and heads out to the main track at Belmont Park. Read More...

TDN’s Marquardt Wins Bergstein Writing Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lucas Marquardt was awarded the Stanley Bergstein Writing Award Nov. 14, at the Thoroughbred Club of America in recognition of a story he penned on the industry's move away from synthetic surfaces. Read More...

ThistleDown Cancels Nov. 14 Live Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
ThistleDown in North Randall, Ohio, has canceled live racing for Friday, Nov. 14, due to inclement weather. Read More...

Durkin Wins ‘Big Sport of Turfdom’ Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Recently retired track announcer Tom Durkin has been named recipient of the Turf Publicists of America's Big Sport of Turfdom Award, the organization announced Nov. 14. Read More...

Commentary: When Regulation Runs Amok

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maggi Moss has had success racing at Indiana Grand Race Course, which she calls a bright spot in Midwest Thoroughbred racing. But dysfunction and unfair practices in racing regulation are threatening the business, she said. Read More...

Recovered Palace Malice Returns to Training

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winner of the Metropolitan Mile (gr. I) and three other graded stakes in 2014, classic victor Palace Malice is ready to go back in training immediately, according to a Nov. 14 release. Read More...

Lawmaker Expresses Concerns Over NYRA Plan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association may be on a fast track to devise a plan removing it from state government control, but at least one veteran state lawmaker is in no rush to see the racing operator in charge of its destiny. Read More...

You Want Disrespect? I Give You Gate Dancer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If there was ever a stewards' decision that should have created a controversy it was the disqualification of Gate Dancer from second in the first ever Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Madame Chiang

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Often the best winner by a sire is the result of what appears to be a very deliberately and cleverly constructed pedigree. Read More...

Big Blue Kitten Stands Out in Red Smith

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Red Smith Handicap (gr. III) and Frank De Francis Memorial Dash. Read More...

Keeneland Sale Still Outpacing 2013 Numbers

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A $115,000 Unbridled's Song mare brought the top price Nov. 13 at Keeneland November's 10th session, which remained stable but saw declines that reflected buyers' continuing caution. Read More...

New Owner for Native Bombshell in Bessarabian

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winner of the Ontario Fashion Stakes (Can-III) following a year's layoff, recently sold Native Bombshell will try to avoid a bounce as she returns to action in the $200,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) Nov. 16 at Woodbine. Read More...

Albarado Celebrates 1,000th Churchill Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Robby Albarado celebrated his 1,000th victory at Churchill Downs Nov. 13 after Red Maserati won the third race by a length. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Mrs. Revere Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs this weekend. With an overflow field of 18 contenders, who do you think will win? Read More...

Muckleshoot Tribe to Acquire Emerald Downs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has reached agreement in principle with Northwest Racing Associates to acquire Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. Read More...

Gulfstream to Require Third-Party Lasix Shots

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gulfstream Park will begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide beginning Wednesday, Nov. 19. Read More...

Gio Ponti’s Fee for 2015 to Remain at $15,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Castleton Lyons near Lexington has announced that Gio Ponti, the three-time Eclipse Award winner and earner of more than $6.1 million, will stand for $15,000 in 2015, unchanged from the prior year. Read More...

Big Brown’s New Home in New York Announced

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Big Brown, who ranks seventh among North America's leading third-crop sires and has nine stakes winners this year, will stand for $8,500 at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., in 2015. Read More...

Churchill to Honor Recently Retired Napravnik

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Recently retired jockey Rosie Napravnik, a two-time winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and only female rider to win the race in its 140-year history, will be honored Saturday, Nov. 15, at Churchill Downs. Read More...

He’s Had Enough to Woodford Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
He's Had Enough, a regally bred son of Tapit, will join the stallion roster at Woodford Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., for his first breeding season in 2015. Read More...

Stud Book Privileges Denied Vitiello

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club has announced that Rhiannan R. Vitiello will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book permanently, effective Jan. 1, 2015, for a 2012 conviction of cruelty to animals in Charles City County, Va. Read More...

Zebedee to Shuttle to Cornerstone Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tally-Ho Stud in Westmeath, Ireland, and Cornerstone Stud in Angaston, South Australia, have reached an agreement under which freshman sire Zebedee will shuttle to Cornerstone, beginning in 2015. Read More...