Blood-Horse

Pletcher’s Big Year Ends With Seventh Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pletcher secured his second straight Eclipse as outstanding trainer in ceremonies Saturday, Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park and his seventh outstanding trainer award overall. Read More...

Ramseys Take Home Fourth Eclipse as Owners

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On the strength of their prepotent stallion Kitten's Joy, Ken and Sarah Ramsey earned their fourth Eclipse Award as top owner and second in a row as their 2014 runners earned $10,524,948. Read More...

Main Sequence Secures Older Male Championship

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Main Sequence, a homebred of the Nicarchos family's Flaxman Holdings, won all four of his starts in 2014--each at the grade I level--to secure an Eclipse Award in the older male division. Read More...

Cross the Line Strikes in California Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was triple-handed entering the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 17 at Golden Gate Fields and emerged with an eighth win in the race after Cross the Line surged clear in early stretch. Read More...

Thegirlinthatsong Powers Clear in La Canada

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Thegirlinthatsong was the first to the wire in the $200,000 La Canada (gr. II) for older fillies Jan. 17 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Work All Week Earns Male Sprint Eclipse Award

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When he won the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), Work All Week became only the second Illinois-bred to capture a Breeders' Cup event. He won five of six starts in 2014 and was second once for earnings of $1,131,173. Read More...

$20,000 Yearling Judy the Beauty a Champion

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hard as it is to believe that a daughter of a Horse of the Year out of a mare by another Horse of the Year sold for only $20,000 as a yearling, it isn't hard to see that she could become a champion. Read More...

Judy the Beauty Wins Female Sprinter Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hard as it is to believe that a daughter of a Horse of the Year out of a mare by another Horse of the Year sold for only $20,000 as a yearling, it isn't hard to see that she could become a champion. Read More...

Ramseys Repeat as Outstanding Breeders

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
For a second consecutive year, Ken and Sarah Ramsey were voted an Eclipse Award as outstanding breeders, once again eclipsing perennial leader Adena Springs Farm. Read More...

Demonstrative Named Steeplechase Champion

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jacqueline Ohrstrom's Demonstrative, winner of three consecutive grade I NSA races, lands the Eclipse Award as the top steeplechase horse of 2014. Read More...

Main Sequence Named Champion Turf Male

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Main Sequence found North American turf racing to his liking in 2014, as the Niarchos Family's Flaxman Holdings homebred won all four of his starts--each at the grade I level--to secure the turf male Eclipse Award. Read More...

Dayatthespa Earns Female Turf Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Though she didn't start for seven months, New York-bred Dayatthespa proved her credentials at season's end with a powerful victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I) to earn an Eclipse as top female turf horse. Read More...

International Star Closes for Lecomte Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On a night when they could win multiple Eclipse Awards, Ken & Sarah Ramsey found their first potential contender for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with International Star in the Lecomte (gr. III). Read More...

Recent Claim Sr. Quisqueyano Rules SM Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fresh off the claim, Sr. Quisqueyano upset the$250,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park, holding off East Hall by a half-length in a shocker. Read More...

String King Game in Col. Bradley Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Louisiana-bred String King put away tough pacesetter Gentleman's Kitten and carried on to a well-earned victory Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds, taking the $125,000 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) to become a graded winner. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Wires Silverbulletday

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox, by Munnings, takes 3-year-old fillies wire-to-wire in the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Manchurian High Wins Sunshine Millions Turf

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Late-running Manchurian High swept to the lead on the far outside at the top of the stretch and kept going, pulling away to an authoritative win in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Turf on Saturday Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Hard Aces Upsets Albano in Louisiana ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Albano was expected to ace the Louisiana Handicap in his Jan. 17 return to the races, but it was longshot Hard Aces who notched his first stakes score at odds of 9-1 in the $75,000 Fair Grounds event. Read More...

Weekend Hideaway Rolls in ‘Millions’ Sprint

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York-bred Weekend Hideaway dispatched pacesetter Happy My Way with a furlong to run and romped clear to win the $100,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Sacred Star, Gaultier Pull Upsets at Trentham

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Rank outsider Sacred Star stunned 16 opponents in the JR & N Berkett Telegraph (NZ-I) Jan. 17 at Trentham when he unleashed an explosive rally to win by four lengths. Read More...

Sam’s Sister Heads Seven for Santa Monica

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Grade I winner Sam's Sister heads a field of seven older fillies and mares for the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 19 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Carve Shows Oaklawn Affinity in Fifth Season

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
In a race full of returning runners, Carve proved best to take the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Elliott New Director of Racing at Parx

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sam Elliott, most recently vice president of racing at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts, is the new director of racing at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Read More...

Fans Side With California Chrome

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Casual poll at Gulfstream Park asks, 'Who do you like for Horse of the Year?" A majority put the most weight on the Triple Crown races. Read More...

Price Bell Jr. – Ready to Tour a Horse Farm?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Price Bell, Jr. discusses Horse Country Inc. and how to help develop the central Kentucky horse experience. Read More...

Sam Houston Kicks Off Meet With Big Fields

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sam Houston Race Park begins its 2014 live racing season the evening of Jan. 16 with full fields and anticipation for its major stakes night the following weekend. Read More...

NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
NYRA in consultation with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, announced Jan. 16 additional steps to further enhance safety protocols for Thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct. Read More...

NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
NYRA in consultation with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, announced Jan. 16 additional steps to further enhance safety protocols for Thoroughbred racing already in place at Aqueduct. Read More...

Micromanage Opens Season in Jazil Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Repole Stable's Micromanage will start from the inside post in an expected field of seven older horses in the $100,000 Jazil Stakes on a Jan. 19, Monday holiday card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Micromanage Opens Season in Jazil Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Repole Stable's Micromanage will start from the inside post in an expected field of seven older horses in the $100,000 Jazil Stakes on a Jan. 19, Monday holiday card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Smarty Jones Kicks off Oaklawn 3YO Series

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park will begin Jan. 19 with the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, a one-mile test for 3-year-olds which drew a group of nine. Read More...

Ziegler to Head Racing for Churchill Tracks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Jan. 16 that Mike Ziegler has been named to its new post of executive director of racing. Ziegler will assume his position Jan. 26 and will report directly to CDI president Bill Mudd. Read More...

Ziegler to Head Racing for Churchill Tracks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill Downs Inc. announced Jan. 16 that Mike Ziegler has been named to its new post of executive director of racing. Ziegler will assume his position Jan. 26 and will report directly to CDI president Bill Mudd. Read More...

Acceptance’s Roots Go Deep

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
It's a little early to proclaim a Cinderella story in the making, but Old English Rancho does seem to have a nice colt in its homebred 2-year-old Acceptance. Read More...

PETA’s Actions Frustrated KHRC Investigation

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's frustration with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals practically spills off the 27 pages summing up its investigation of the Steve Asmussen stable. Read More...

Derby Win by ‘Chrome’ Moment of the Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California Chrome's victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was voted the 2014 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year. Read More...

Horse of the Year: One Winner, No Losers?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's not. The voting for 2014 Horse of the Year fell into the latter category, and the outcome surely will be debated for quite some time. Read More...

Review Cites Strong Safety Stats for Asmussen

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
As part of its extensive investigation into Steve Asmussen stable following allegations of horse mistreatment from an animal rights group, the KHRC compiled safety numbers in which the trainer fared well Read More...

Keeneland January Sale Wrap: Day 4

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ian Tapp recaps Day 4 of the Keeneland January sale, including a look at the numbers, some of the top selling hips, and comments from Tom Thornbury and bloodstock agent Alex Kershaw. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Read More...

Ride On Curlin Returns a Winner at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dennis Dougherty's Ride On Curlin returned to the races in winning fashion Jan. 15, taking a six-furlong allowance optional claimer at Oaklawn Park by a head in his season debut. Read More...

Keeneland January Sale Ends With Declines

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale, topped by $2.2 million mare Up (Ire), closed Jan. 15 with across-the-board declines in a year that featured no major dispersals. Read More...

Durkin Joins West Point Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Retired New York Racing Association announcer Tom Durkin has joined West Point Thoroughbreds, it was announced Jan. 15 by West Point founder and president Terry Finley. Read More...

Kentucky Investigation Clears Asmussen

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A nearly one-year investigation in Kentucky cleared trainer Steve Asmussen of allegations of horse abuse brought by the animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Read More...

CHRB Approves Galway Downs as Training Site

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Galway Downs was approved as an official training facility by the California Horse Racing Board Jan. 15, providing a needed option to small training operations being forced to relocate from Fairplex Park. Read More...

Debate Continues for 3-Year-Old Male Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jerry Bossert says the nation's best 3-year-old in 2014 was California Chrome. But will the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner edge Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) victor Bayern in Eclipse Award voting? Read More...

First Foal for Prospective a Colt

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Prospective, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Malibu Moon, has his first foal -- a colt -- arrive Jan. 13 at Ocala Stud in Florida. Read More...

Groom Elite Program Undergoing Restructuring

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Groom Elite Program is undergoing a restructuring to meet increased demand for its services, officials said Jan. 15. Read More...

Stand and Salute Marches Toward Cal Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first four finishers from the Dec. 6 Gold Rush Stakes return to Golden Gate Fields Jan. 17 and stretch out a half-furlong longer in the $100,000 California Derby at 1 1/16 miles on the Tapeta all-weather surface. Read More...

Eaves to Step Down as WEG President and CEO

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced president and chief executive officer Nick Eaves will leave the company, effective March 31, 2015. Read More...

Record Low for Fatal Breakdowns in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Officials are crediting a collaborative effort after Kentucky delivered its safest year on record in 2014 in terms of both number of equine breakdowns in races and rate of equine breakdowns. Read More...