Blood-Horse

Exaggerator Shows ‘Improvement’ in Workout

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Exaggerator, winner of the Preakness and Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (both gr. I), put in his final workout ahead of the Travers (gr. I), breezing five furlongs in 1:00.95 on Saratoga Race Course's main track Aug. 20. Read More...

Signature Red, Zulu Magic Get First Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Michigan-based Zulu Magic picked up his first winner when Poof Its Magic drew off to victory in his debut Aug. 19 at Hazel Park. Ontario stallion Signature Red was represented by his first winner Aug. 20 when Signature Spring won at Woodbine. Read More...

Stellar Wind Back Working at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind logged her first breeze Aug. 20 since she defeated three-time champion Beholder in Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I). Read More...

Groom Who Worked for Preciado Arrested

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
An attorney for embattled trainer Ramon Preciado believes the arrest of one of the trainer's former grooms, Marian Vega, lends credence to Preciado's contention that his six clenbuterol positives this year were the result of sabotage. Read More...

131 Cataloged for WTBOA Summer Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There are 131 horses, including the late addition of five paddock session horses, cataloged for the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association summer yearling and mixed sale, scheduled for Aug. 23. Read More...

Nonna Mela Dominant in Adirondack

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela wasn't supported too much at the betting windows, but put in the performance of a heavy favorite Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Mohaymen Drills Bullet Ahead of Travers Bid

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27. Read More...

Grade I Winner Taris Retired From Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I winner Taris has been retired from racing, trainer Simon Callaghan said Aug. 19. The decision was made after some bone bruising knocked her out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I). Read More...

Catch a Glimpse Favored in Lake Placid

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
On some level the connections of the six 3-year-old fillies expected to face Catch a Glimpse, who is undefeated on the grass, hope she doesn't bring her "A" game when she runs in the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 21.  Read More...

‘Angel’ Dominates for Second Nunthorpe Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mecca's Angel blistered to her second successive win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York, easily dispatching favorite Limato for a clear win in near course-record time Aug. 19. Read More...

Midnight Storm Takes Streak into Del Mar Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Midnight Storm has been rolling of late, with back-to-back scores in the Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) and Eddie Read (gr. IIT), but could face a challenge for his ideal spot at the front of the pack July 21 in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT). Read More...

Up With the Birds at Home in Sky Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With his 12-race losing streak broken, Canadian Horse of Year looks to build on recent stakes success. Read More...

A Grade I Doubleheader at the Spa

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After a parade of dangerous storms tore through town and put a damper on everyone's best laid plans last Saturday, the silver lining is a grade I doubleheader of the Alabama Stakes and a redrawn Fourstardave Handicap Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

You’re Not the Only Star in This Family!

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Freud is the most successful stallion to have entered stud in New York and stayed there, but he cannot escape comparisons with his full brother Giant's Causeway. Read More...

China Horse Club Hosting Live Races

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Four Mongolian races Aug. 21 will showcase horses the club has purchased worldwide and promote Thoroughbred racing. Read More...

Quality Field to Contest Del Mar Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes winners Ashleyluvssugar, Flamboyant, and Finnegans Wake will take the logical step forward on the Del Mar turf schedule for a run in the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 20. Read More...

Conquest Stables Plans Full Dispersal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes-winning owner Conquest Stables has announced it will have a complete dispersal of racing and breeding stock at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale this fall. Lane's End will act as consignor for Conquest Stables.  Read More...

California Developing Equine Biomaker Program

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The California Horse Racing Board in the near future will begin using biological markers designed to identify the effects of substances administered to racehorses. Read More...

California Develops Equine Biomarker Program

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The California Horse Racing Board in the near future will begin using biological markers designed to identify the effects of substances administered to racehorses. Read More...

California Expands Equine Drug Testing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The California Horse Racing Board has stepped up drug testing in Southern California with industry cooperation and soon things will be going really high tech with a new focus on biological markers supported by The Jockey Club. Read More...

Metaboss Returns, Plus an Alabama Longshot

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Del Mar Handicap (gr. II) and Alabama Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Official: Snowden’s Death ‘Likely’ Suicide

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A month after Monique Snowden was found dead in King County, Wash., the local Sheriffs' Office for the first time gave an indication that the trainer's death was "likely a suicide." Read More...

Libby’s Tail Heads Redrawn Adirondack

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Libby's Tail, a 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful who came from seventh to win first time out at Belmont Park going 5 1/2 furlongs July 2, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 20. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Launches ‘Bet Like No Other’

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Breeders' Cup today announced a new marketing campaign available to all simulcast outlets designed to promote wagering on this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, November 4-5. Read More...

Casse Targets Third Leg of Canadian Crown

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If trainer Mark Casse has his way, there will be different winners of each of the three legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, which concludes Aug. 21 with the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/16/2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat, Best Pal, American St. Leger, Pucker Up, Saratoga Special, Rancho Bernardo Handicap and more. Read More...

Last-Out Stakes Winners Meet in Play the King

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three stakes winners all possessing an affinity for Woodbine, success at seven furlongs, and with multiple stakes wins so far this year will face off Aug. 20 in the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT). Read More...

Seventh Heaven Floats to Yorkshire Oaks Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A furlong from the wire the Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) appeared to be anyone's race, but that's when Seventh Heaven unleashed a late run none of her 11 filly and mare rivals could match as she registered a 2 3/4-length victory. Read More...

Timonium Trainer Bonuses Increase to $20,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Maryland State Fair will offer trainer bonuses worth $20,000 for the seven-day Timonium meet that begins Aug. 26. Read More...

Lopez Secures 1,000th Riding Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey David Michael Lopez secured the 1,000th riding victory of his career Aug. 17 when he guided 1-9 faovrite Baime to a front-running score in the eighth race at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack. Read More...

Washington Sale Catalogs 131 Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A total of 131 horses - with the late addition five paddock session horses - have been cataloged for the upcoming WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale to be held on Tuesday, August 23. Read More...

Louisiana Trainer Pennino Dies at 96

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association president Tom Early reported that 96-year-old active trainer Joe Pennino of Covington, La., died Aug. 17. Read More...

Mokat Seeks Grade I Score in Del Mar Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
On the Del Mar grass for the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT), Mokat found her best footing and won impressively. On Aug. 20 she'll return to the turf for the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT). Read More...

MJC Donating to Ellicott City Relief Effort

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Maryland Jockey Club will donate $10,000 to the United Way of Central Maryland's ECStrong Fund for victims of the Ellicott City flooding during the annual Maryland Pride Day celebration Saturday, Aug. 20 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Mo d’Amour Gets Class Relief in Monmouth Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
King of Prussia Stable's Mo d'Amour, fourth in her last two starts in grade I company, heads a field of seven entered for the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Aug. 20. Read More...

Industry Voices: Success of Ocala Initiative

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Phipps, Brennan got the ball rolling Read More...

Tara’s Tango Lands Sprinting Win at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Already a two-time graded winner going two turns, Tara's Tango added a sprint score to her résumé Aug. 17 in the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Del Mar. Read More...

The Doc and the Rock

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
It was races like the New Hampshire Sweepstakes that came to mind as I looked out over the beautiful Rockingham Park infield for the first and only time. Soon Rockingham will be gone, taking with it some of the great moments in racing history. Read More...

Star Trio Set for Historic Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With fingers crossed seemingly all across the country from fans hoping for a clash of West Coast superstars Aug. 20 in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), the stage is finally set. Read More...

Justin Nicholson Named to Horse PAC Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Justin Nicholson, CEO of Ninety North Racing, has been named to the Board of Directors of Horse PAC(r), the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's federal political action committee. Read More...

Songbird Soars into Alabama

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Six challengers will attempt to remove champion Songbird from her undefeated throne in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Millionaire Za Approval Retired From Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Live Oak Stud homebred Za Approval has been retired sound after a long and successful racing career that saw the 8-year-old gelding amass $1,394,666 in six years of racing. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Back Again for Mister Diz Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, as part of "Maryland Pride" day at Laurel Park Aug. 20, will attempt to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes at six furlongs on the grass for the seventh consecutive year. Read More...

Legal Eagle Lands Top South Africa Honor

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Ingrid and Markus Jooste-owned Legal Eagle was crowned Horse of the Year for the 2015-16 South African racing season Aug. 16 in Johannesburg at the country's annual Equus Awards ceremony. Read More...

Louisiana Floods Impact Horsemen

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Severe weather has forced racing cancellations, put horsemen in some dangerous situations, damaged property, and necessitated a lot of extra work. Read More...

Siyouni Colts Top Arqana Sale at Deauville

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Topped by three six-figure transactions, Arqana’s one-day v.2 yearling sale at Deauville Aug. 17 registered turnover of €3,481,000 ($3,933,300), a 14% gain from last year. Read More...

Travers Day Paid Attendance Capped at 50,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association will cap paid attendance for Travers Stakes (gr. I) day at 50,000, and also said Aug. 17 that all reserved seats, dining, and hospitality are sold out for the Aug. 27 program at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Accreditation Gets Push in West Virginia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
West Virginia Racing Commission staff will explore, among other things, whether capital improvement money racetracks get from a video lottery terminal fund can be used to pay for accreditation through the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Read More...

2017 T.I.P. Championships at KY Horse Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) announced that it will be holding the inaugural T.I.P. Championships on Sunday, September 10, 2017, in the Rolex Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read More...

Mt. Brilliant’s Jody Alexander Retiring

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mt. Brilliant Farm owner Greg Goodman announces Aug. 16 the retirement of 'founding' farm manager Jody Alexander. Read More...