Blood-Horse

Alsvid Doesn’t Miss in Second Count Fleet Try

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
In the $300,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park April 9, Alsvid recovered from a stumble at the start to catch Ivan Fallunovalot in the stretch and win by three-quarters of a length. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: The End of the Derby Road

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Arkansas Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Lady Eli Set for 2015 Debut in Appalachian

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Undefeated Lady Eli will be the filly to beat when the daughter of Divine Park makes her 2015 debut in the $125,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT), Sunday, April 12 at Keeneland. Read More...

Equine Art Auction to Benefit TCA

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America has been named the charitable beneficiary of An Evening of Equine Art to be held at the Rick Scalf Gallery in Lexington April 18. Read More...

Fantastic Style Invades for Beaumont

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style, riding a two-race win streak at Santa Anita Park, heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont (gr. II) at Keeneland. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Filly Paces Inglis Easter Finale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A filly by sale leading sire Fastnet Rock brought the highest price of $1 million (US$769,872) from Victorian-based trainer John Sadler on the final day of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale April 9. Read More...

Prospect Park Off Kentucky Derby Trail

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prospect Park is off the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trail, trainer Cliff Sise said April 9, citing elevated white blood cell levels, a high temperature, and mucous. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the final 100 point Kentucky Derby prep race of the year, the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

NBC Sports to Air ‘Win and You’re In’ Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Breeders' Cup and NBC Sports Group announced April 9 an expanded schedule of 18 Challenge Series "Win and You're In" races that will be televised this year. Read More...

Shared Belief, Able Friend Top World Rankings

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After continuing to impress in March, Able Friend joins Shared Belief atop the second edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Tops 2015 HANA Track Rankings

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kentucky Downs, which holds a short all-turf meet in September, has topped the 2015 Horseplayers Association of North America Racetrack Rankings. Read More...

Churchill Prohibits Re-Entry for Oaks, Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill revealed the policy change with the release of its annual update of items that are prohibited or permitted for carry-in on each of those days; selfie sticks and remote-controlled aircraft are not allowed. Read More...

New York VLT Revenue Declines in Fiscal Year

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Their financial performances were no secret during the year, but now the final numbers for fiscal 2014 are in and, for the first time, New York racetrack-based casinos showed their first year-to-year dip in net revenue. Read More...

Keeneland Next Stop on Jockey Club Tour

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 makes its next stop at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington Saturday, April 11, with the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) and $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III). Read More...

Living The Life Goes Downhill in Las Cienegas

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hank Nothhaft's Living The Life (IRE) has something the rest of the eight-horse field of older fillies and mares for the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) doesn't -- a graded stakes win. Read More...

Living The Life Tries Las Cienegas Downhill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hank Nothhaft's Living The Life (IRE) has something the rest of the eight-horse field of older fillies and mares for the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) doesn't -- a graded stakes win. Read More...

House Rules, Joint Return Clash in Top Flight

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two fillies with graded stakes credentials face seven others in 1 1/8-mile test. Read More...

Protonico Carries High Weight in Ben Ali

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Protonico, winner of the Discovery Handicap (gr. III) and runner-up in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) to close 2014, will carry top weight of 120 pounds in a field of six entered for the April 11 Ben Ali (gr. III) at Keeneland. Read More...

Masochistic to Make Graded Debut in Kona Gold

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Masochistic, the horse at the center of recent controversy involving former trainer A.C. Avila, will make his graded stakes debut under new trainer Ron Ellis in the $200,000 Kona Gold (gr. II) April 11 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Divining Rod, Fame and Power Head Lexington

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Divining Rod, third-place finisher in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) last time out, tops a field for the April 11 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) that includes recent Baffert-trained maiden winner Fame and Power. Read More...

Tapiture Looks to Bounce Back in Oaklawn H.

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Tapiture will look to rebound in the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 11 at Oaklawn Park. Race also features Razorback Handicap (gr. III) winner Race Day. Read More...

Conquest Two Step Euthanized After Injury

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Conquest Two Step, the winner of the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 31 at Santa Anita Park, was euthanized April 6 because of complications after surgery to repair a broken bone in his left hind leg. Read More...

Arkansas Derby Next Step for American Pharoah

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Zayat Stables' homebred American Pharoah will try to wrap up his Triple Crown prep season with a victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on Saturday, April 11 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Hard Not to Like Seeks Jenny Wiley Repeat

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like will attempt to become the second repeat winner of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) April 11, when she takes on seven rivals in the 1 1/16-mile grass test. Read More...

Snitzel Colt New Easter Sale Topper at $2.2M

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Top of the market buyers continued to spend on day two of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale April 8 as six horses each broke the seven-figure mark, led by a son of Snitzel for $2.2 million (US$1,695,391). Read More...

Derby Contender War Story Works at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
War Story, who placed in all three of Fair Grounds' top races for 3-year-olds, worked at Churchill Downs April 8 in preparation for a planned start in the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Charles Town Gets OK to Reduce Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been approved to shave 27 racing programs from its 2015 schedule. Read More...

Gulfstream Begins New Meet With Momentum

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gulfstream Park will open its 2015 spring/summer racing season April 8 with an eight-race card topped by a $46,000 allowance optional claimer that includes the Todd Pletcher-trained stakes runner Vinceremos. Read More...

Slideshow: Foolish Pleasure

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Foolish Pleasure, whose champion freshman campaign had been the equal of any other, emerged in between Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. Read the full feature in the April 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Tom Amoss Discusses War Story

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Tom Amoss comments on how War Story looks since arriving at Churchill Downs and confirms War Story is being pointed to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Arizona Investigating ‘Abnormal’ Test Results

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Arizona Department of Racing is looking into a possible cause for abnormal test results involving seven different racehorses that were euthanized during the current Turf Paradise 2014-15 meet, officials said April 7. Read More...

Mine That Bird, Elliott to Canadian Hall

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ten horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame this year, with half coming on the Thoroughbred side. The Thoroughbred inductees are Mine That Bird, Bob Anderson, Jim Bannon, Stewart Elliott, and Roger Laurin. Read More...

MarketWatch: Spendthrift’s Mark Toothaker

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Spendthrift Farm's Mark Toothaker talks about Beholder, Goldencents, and Spendthrift's new farm in Australia. Read More...

The Downs at Albuquerque’s Meet Plans

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A stakes schedule worth $1.155 million will be offered to horsemen during The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and Casino's 39-day spring meet that begins Friday, April 17. Read More...

Untapable Set for Apple Blossom Rematch

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Champion Untapable will get another chance at Oaklawn Park and should be sharper in her second start of the season against unlikely rival Gold Medal Dancer in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 10. Read More...

Seven in Maker’s 46 Mile Looking for Grade I

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Class handicappers won't find much of a toehold going into this year's Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on Friday, April 10 at Keeneland, as all seven starters are looking for their initial victory at the top level. Read More...

Slideshow: Training Offspring of Ghostzapper

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Judy the Beauty, Contested, Hunters Bay, Za Approval, Moreno, Better Lucky & More! Read More...

Spendthrift Purchases Australia’s Yallambee

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired Yallambee Stud in Victoria, Australia, to be the home of its new Australian Thoroughbred operation. Read More...

Spendthrift Buys Australia’s Yallambee Stud

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired Yallambee Stud in Victoria, Australia, to be the home of its new Australian Thoroughbred operation. Read More...

Getting All ‘Luvy Dovey’ in Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If Jeremiah Englehart and Tom O'Grady, trainer and owner of Bridget's Big Luvy, are afraid of American Pharoah in the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, they are sure showing no signs of it. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 04/07/2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Keeneland, Santa Anita Park, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise, Carpe Diem and More. Read More...

International Buyers Boost Inglis Opener

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale opened is three-day run April 7 topped by a Fastnet Rock filly sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum for $1.6 million (US$1,223,665). Read More...

Total, Average Handle Increase at Turfway

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Turfway Park recorded increases in all-sources and average daily pari-mutuel handle during its recently concluded 2015 winter/spring meet. Field size and purses also showed gains during the 2015 meet. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, April 10 at NOON EDT

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's races, including the Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for April 7, 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
This week three horses have entered their hat into the ring for Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to see who has disappeared from the list! Read More...

Hong Kong’s Chairman’s Trophy to Able Friend

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Able Friend was expected to brush aside his seven rivals April 7 in the Chairman's Trophy (HK-II) at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Racecourse, and he did not disappoint, albeit not at his impressive best. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Star-Crossed State

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton's retreat from Texas is more bad news. Read More...

Northeast: Shamrock Hopes for Good Luck

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rooney family farm in Maryland has long history. Read More...

Colonial Downs to Close its ADW Operation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although other advance-deposit wagering options in Virginia remain, Colonial Downs announced April 7 that it will immediately shut down its EZ Horseplay ADW site. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Clear Vision

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
At Clear Creek Stud, the horse comes first. Read More...