Blood-Horse

Da Big Hoss Sets Course Record in Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss got a perfect trip and made the most of it Jan. 30 at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Forever Unbridled Claims Ladies Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Forever Unbridled continued her recent run of good form Jan. 30, taking over from pacesetter and defending race winner Cassatt to claim the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (gr. III) at Sam Houston Race Park. Read More...

Smokey Image Dominant in Cal Cup Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A homebred California-bred chestnut, with blinkers on and Victor Espinoza in the irons, broke away from the field to win the $250,000 California Cup Derby Jan. 30 at Santa Anita Park. Sound familiar? Read More...

Pricedtoperfection Game in Sweetest Chant

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Chad Brown struck for a fifth consecutive win in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant (gr. IIIT) when Pricedtoperfection asserted herself late between rivals in the Jan. 30 race for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park Read More...

Discreetness, Whitmore Work for Southwest

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Smarty Jones Stakes winner Discreetness went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 Jan. 30 at Oaklawn gearing up for the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Also working toward the Southwest that morning was Whitmore. Read More...

Mohaymen Romps in Holy Bull Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen made easy work of five rivals to draw clear in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30, pushing his perfect record to 4-for-4. Read More...

Sassicaia Rallies to Victory in Toboggan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sassicaia and jockey John Bisono courageously split horses in deep stretch to register a victory in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Bob and John, Musket Man to South Korea

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New York-based sires Bob and John and Musket Man have been sold to stand in 2016 in South Korea. Read More...

J R ‘s Holiday Upsets in Kitten’s Joy

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J R 's Holiday earned his first stakes win and second victory in a row in the $100,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park . Read More...

Sunny Ridge Prevails in Withers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sunny Ridge would not be denied his first graded stakes win Saturday, Jan. 30 as he outlasted Vorticity to win the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Awesome Banner Dominates in Swale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Awesome Banner led from the start in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) and opened up in the stretch to win by about five lengths Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park and remain unbeaten. Read More...

Awesome Banner Dominates Swale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Awesome Banner led from the start in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) and opened up in the stretch to win by about five lengths Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park and remain unbeaten. Read More...

Smart Call Tops Male Rivals in J&B Met

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mare Smart Call downed the favorites when she ran out an emphatic winner against males in the Jan. 30 J&B Met (SAF-I) at Kenilworth. Read More...

Cathryn Sophia Proves Class in Forward Gal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A slow start threw her off her usual front-running game, but Cash is King's talented Cathryn Sophia didn't falter in the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Nyquist Works, Beholder Takes to Track

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With up to two inches of rain expected Jan. 31 in Southern California, trainer Doug O'Neill moved Nyquist's regular Sunday work up a day to Jan. 30, and the champion 2-year-old male of 2015 impressed on the track once again. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Colonel John

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The unpredictable nature of this business is illustrated by Colonel John, a top-class runner whose fee dropped to $7,500 for 2016 and suddenly has a pair of colts on the Derby Trail. Read More...

Turf Paradise Enacts Virus Quarantine

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Turf Paradise in Arizona is the second racetrack in the Southwest to enact a quarantine because of equine herpesvirus. Live racing continues at the Phoenix track, though no horses may enter or leave the grounds. Read More...

Gutfreund Has Lead in Handicapping Tourney

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Handicapping contest veteran Dave Gutfreund led the National Handicapping Championship at Treasure Island in Las Vegas after the second day Jan. 29 with a $237 bankroll. Read More...

Natalma Stakes Upgraded to Grade I

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Canada's leading race for 2-year-old fillies, the Natalma Stakes, has been upgraded to grade I status. Read More...

Shagaf Two-for-Two, Heads to Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Shadwell Stable's homebred Shagaf was an easy winner of a 3-year-old allowance race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 29 and appears headed to his stakes debut in his next start. Read More...

Diabolical Dame Tied to Multiple 2015 Awards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New Mexico's champion 3-year-old filly of 2015 was also responsible for year-end awards going to her sire, her dam, and her co-breeders. Read More...

WV Bill Calls for Restoration of Purse Funds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Legislation that would restore video lottery terminal-generated purse funds that have been diverted to pay down a workers' compensation debt has been introduced in the West Virginia House of Delegates. Read More...

Woodbine Plans Cuts to Ontario Sires Bonuses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Officials from the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Ontario Division, and Woodbine Entertainment Group plan to meet in the near future to discuss reductions in Ontario Sire purse bonuses for 2016. Read More...

First Reported Foals for Rookie Sensation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first two reported foals by grade II winner Rookie Sensation were born at Openwood Farm in Caledon, Ontario this week. Read More...

Lovely Maria Sold to Japanese Interests

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gov. Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the 2015 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), has been sold to Japanese interests, it was confirmed by Jones son, Bret. Read More...

Lovey Maria Sold to Japanese Interests

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gov. Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the 2015 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), has been sold to Japanese interests, it was confirmed by Jones son, Bret. Read More...

A Derby Road Less Traveled

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With 3-year-olds running basically two or three times tops prior to the Derby, there is little or no room for races that offer zero points. Read More...

Online Stallion Season Auction to Help ITBOF

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its fifth annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-7. Read More...

Ohio-Bred Race Fund Increases for 2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 2016 Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund will be worth $5.79 million, up 4.2% from last year under a proposal approved by the Ohio State Racing Commission Jan. 26. Read More...

Bombers Give Californian Early Lead in NHC

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
First-time qualifier Phil Bongiovanni, a 43-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse owner from California, led the National Handicapping Championship with a $200 bankroll after the first day Jan. 28. Read More...

Champions Nyquist, Songbird Top Experimental

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Nyquist was assigned high weight of 126 pounds to top The Jockey Club's 2015 Experimental Free Handicap and Songbird was the highest-weighted filly with 125 pounds. Read More...

Numbers Mixed for OBS Winter Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gross was up slightly for the Jan. 28 open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale, but overall numbers for the two-day auction were down from last year. Read More...

Elliott Back Riding at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In his first race since 2014, jockey Stewart Elliott couldn't have started worse, but finished up just fine. Read More...

West Coast Regional: Cal-breds Fill the Void

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Awards, stakes programs benefit owners of Cal-breds Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Commits $50,000 to Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Old Friends president Michael Blowen said Jan. 28 that Fasig-Tipton's Blue Horse Charities has donated $50,000 toward rebuilding a hospital barn at the Georgetown, Ky., equine retirement farm. Read More...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: Room For All

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rene and Lauren Woolcott take pride in finding opportunities for horses Read More...

First Foal Reported for Mucho Macho Man

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first reported foal by 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Jan. 24 at Sequel Stallions in New York. Read More...

Champion Untapable Returns to Worktab

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 5-year-old daughter of Tapit returned to the worktab with a four-furlong breeze in :52 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 28 and is gearing up for a 2016 racing campaign. Read More...

Smokey Image Faces Tough Test in CA Cup Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
At any level of racing, there is something a bit magical about an undefeated horse. Make it a 3-year-old colt, and the mind goes to one place. Read More...

Charles Town Reschedules Jan. 29-30 Cards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Citing "the prolonged impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through the area this past week," Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races' Jan. 29-30 live racing programs have been recheduled for Feb. 2-3. Read More...

Colt is First Reported Foal for Alpha

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first reported foal by Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Alpha was born Jan. 28 at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y. Read More...

KY Company, Horse Feed Evolve With Science

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Production of quality horse feed has evolved into a combination of natural ingredients and science. And just because a product is widely accepted doesn't mean it's not under regular review. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Is Mohaymen the Real Deal?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Complete List of Triple Crown Nominees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A sortable list of all the horses nominated to the 2016 Triple Crown. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) featuring Mohaymen, Greenpointcrusader, and Conquest Big E. Sponsored by Equibase. Read More...

Oaklawn Bans Horses From New Mexico, Arizona

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Oaklawn Park has banned from its grounds all horses from New Mexico and Arizona because of the recent equine herpesvirus outbreaks in those states, Oaklawn director of Racing David Longinotti announced Jan. 28. Read More...

Zayat, Baffert Top 368 Early Crown Noms

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series. Read More...

ARC Panel Discusses Illegal Gambling Threat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Illegal gambling was the topic of a business session for the Asian Racing Conference Thursday, Jan. 28 in Mumbai. Read More...

ARC: Regulatory Framework Needed in China

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing in mainland China served as the topic for the seventh business session of the Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai Thursday, Jan. 28. Read More...

Hong Kong Expands Number of Open Races

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced it will open 17 races currently restricted to Hong Kong resident horses to international competition effective from the start of the 2016-17 season. Read More...