Blood-Horse

Beneteau Colt Brightens Up MM Perth Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A colt by Australia's current leading freshman Beneteau sold Feb. 17 for $340,000 (US$266,048), the highest price in eight years at the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale, but key market indicators were down. Read More...

Parranda, My Option Eye Rich Singapore Race

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Nine stakes winners, including China Horse Club's U.S.-based multiple graded stakes winner Parranda, are set for the first running of Singapore's richest race, the CEFC Singapore Cup, Feb. 22 at Kranji Racecourse. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 02/17/2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Oaklawn, Santa Anita, Laurel Park, Turf Paradise, Sam Houston, Australia and more. Read More...

Charles Town Cancels Feb. 18-19 Programs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Due to winter weather, including temperatures and winds anticipated to produce a wind chill well into single digits and below, live racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 has been canceled. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox the Talk of Rachel Alexandra

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Silverbulletday Stakes winner I'm a Chatterbox will aim for her first graded stakes win when she starts in the $175,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 21, at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots. Read More...

NBC Sports Adds Triple Crown Radio Coverage

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The NBC Sports Group announced it will provide live radio coverage of all three Triple Crown races for the first time on NBC Sports Radio. Read More...

CT Collision Brings Safety Recommendations

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Recommendations for new protocols for stewards, outriders, and racetracks have been adopted by the West Virginia Racing Commission as a result of a two-horse collision during a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Ring Weekend Draws Outside in Canadian Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following a 3 1/2-month layoff, multiple stakes winner Ring Weekend was entered in the one-mile Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 21 and wound up stuck way out in post 14 in the 14-horse field, Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, February 20 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's races, including the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) and the Besilu Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Keeping Pace: And Then There Were Three

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Just three Road to the Kentucky Derby races will be contested on synthetic surfaces this year. Read More...

Upstart Has Hopeful Evans on Derby Trail

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A Thoroughbred owner for nearly 50 years, Ralph Evans has attended just one edition of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--the 1979 renewal. Upstart could take him back with a runner and is looking to continue on the path Feb. 21. Read More...

Charles Town Request to Shave Dates Tabled

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission Feb. 17 tabled a request by Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to reduce the number of live racing dates it was awarded for 2015. Read More...

GP Sprint: Speechify Tackles Weekend Hideaway

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Team Valor International's Speechify, winner of his past two races, will make his 2015 debut against solid Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint winner Weekend Hideaway Feb. 21 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for Feb. 17, 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen has a new horse at number 1, read to learn who received the honor! Read More...

Eskenformoney Heads Davona Dale Lineup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher, a three-time winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will send out the duo of Eskenformoney and Enchantress Feb. 21 in the one-mile test for 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Nominations, Voting Open for Survivors Parade

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill Downs Racetrack and its charitable beneficiaries Bright Pink and Horses and Hope announced nominations and voting have begun for breast and ovarian cancer survivors to walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade. Read More...

Give Your Horse a Breath of Fresh Air This Winter

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Take a look around your barn, what do you see? Horses in their half-mucked stalls with straw or shavings and a wheelbarrow and pitchfork right outside; the tractor running at the barn door; hay bales piled outside stalls and at the end of the shedrow; ... Read More...

Nates Mineshaft Eyes Second Mineshaft Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Nates Mineshaft did his sire proud when upsetting the 2012 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) as the longest shot on the board. On Feb. 21 he'll be a price again in this year's $125,000 renewal at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Diversy Harbor Rallies to Win Buena Vista

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Glen Hill Farm's Diversy Harbor reeled in heavily favored La Tia in the final strides to take the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 16. Read More...

Main Sequence Returns in Mac Diarmida Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two-time Eclipse Award winner faces seven foes, including arch rival Twilight Eclipse Read More...

Misconnect Just Up to Take General George

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mike Repole's Misconnect connected on the biggest win of his career when he ran down Cutty Shark in the final yards to take the $250,000 General George Handicap (gr. III) at Laurel Park by a neck Feb. 16. Read More...

Savvy Street Gets Nod in Miracle Wood

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Four horses stormed toward the finish line in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 16 at Laurel Park before Savvy Street won the tightest of finishes over Combat Diver. Read More...

Bayern Works Three Furlongs at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kaleem Shah's Bayern, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has recovered from a hind foot abscess and worked Feb. 16 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Veteran Trainer Dorfman Dies at Age 92

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Veteran Southern California trainer Leonard Dorfman, whose stakes winners included 16-time winner Joni U. Bar, died Feb. 15 at the home of his daughter in Round Rock Texas, at age 92. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Big Band Sound

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade II winner Big Band Sound was represented by his first reported foal when a filly was born Feb. 3 at Peach Lane Farm in Opelousas, La. Read More...

Upstart, Frosted Rematch in Fountain of Youth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ralph M. Evans' Upstart has been installed the 8-5 favorite in the eight-horse field entered for the Feb. 21, $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Risen Star Attracts Top Three From Lecomte

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The top three finishers in the Jan. 17 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) will face several new shooters in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

Gulfstream to Improve Access for Disabled

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gulfstream Park president Tim Ritvo announced Feb. 16 the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track is taking steps to improve physical access for patrons with disabilities. Read More...

Main Sequence Breezes at Palm Meadows

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dual Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence breezed an easy half-mile on turf in :50 at Palm Meadows Training Center Feb. 16 in preparation for his scheduled 2015 debut in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT). Read More...

Mahoning Valley to Increase Overnight Purses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course will increase overnight purses by more than 5% effective March 2. The 2015 winter/spring meet at the Ohio track runs through April 25. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Corfu is Filly

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first reported foal by grade II winner and Bridlewood Farm stallion Corfu is a filly born Jan. 31 at Green Key Farm in Sparr, Fla. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale Attracts 121 Entries

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 121 entries for its 2015 Texas 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale to be held March 31 at Lone Star Park Read More...

IEAH Investor Tagliaferri Sentenced for Fraud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
James Tagliaferri, a major investor in the IEAH Stable that raced Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown, has been sentenced to six years in prison for securities and investment adviser fraud. Read More...

Oaklawn Park Cancels Feb. 16 Holiday Card

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A winter storm has led Oaklawn Park to cancel its Presidents' Day card Feb. 16 that included the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Oaklawn Park Cancels Feb. 16 Holiday Program

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A winter storm has led Oaklawn Park to cancel its Feb. 16 Presidents' Day card that included the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Mufajaah Edges Flashy American in Bayakoa

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Mufajaah went six wide in the final turn and closed to win the $100,000 Bayakoa (gr. III) by a neck over Flashy American for her second straight stakes win at Oaklawn Park Feb. 15. Read More...

Baffert Impressed by American Pharoah Work

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah Drew an appreciative appraisal from trainer Bob Baffert as he continued to work in preparation for his 3-year-old debut the morning of Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Golden Gate Opener Refunded After Malfunction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first race at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 15 was declared a no-contest when, because of a malfunction, the starting gate couldn't be moved off the track in time for the one-mile event to be completed. Read More...

Ride On Curlin Pointing for Razorback Next

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Runner-up in the Essex Handicap Feb. 14, Ride On Curlin will point toward the $250,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) in one month, trainer Billy Gowan said the morning after the son of Curlin made his return to stakes action. Read More...

Itsaknockout Breezes for Fountain of Youth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Undefeated 3-year-old Itsaknockout turned in his final breeze the morning of Feb. 15 in preparation for his stakes debut in the upcoming $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) for trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Jockey Ramon Guce Registers 1,000th Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Ramon Guce won his 1,000th North American race the evening of Feb. 14 when he guided favored A B C Me Awesome to victory in the first race at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Read More...

Deep Field Lines Up for Southwest Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Feb. 16

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With sub-zero wind chills anticipated from a severe winter storm, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 16, including the scheduled $100,000 Evening Attire Stakes. Read More...

Improving Warren’s Veneda Wins Santa Maria

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Warren's Veneda claimed her first graded stakes victory with a wide closing drive to capture the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Metaboss Motors to El Camino Real Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Metaboss, coming from well off the pace with a powerful wide move, overtook favored Conquest Typhoon in deep stretch for a 6-1 surprise in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) under Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis. Read More...

Golden Lad Holds Off Ride On Curlin in Essex

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Returning to Oaklawn Park where he secured his first career stakes win, Golden Lad held off last year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Ride On Curlin to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Essex Stakes. Read More...

Merry Meadow Romps Home in Hurricane Bertie

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Merry Meadow turned what was shaping up as a match race on the turn into a romping 9 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Lady Sabelia Unchallenged in Fritchie Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maryland-based Lady Sabelia's graded stakes debut in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (gr. II) was a runaway success at Feb. 14 Laurel Park as Mrs. Frank P. Wright's homebred mare led gate to wire. Read More...

Isabelle Takes Third Straight in Broadway

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Isabelle surged late to collar pacesetting Atlantic's Smile in the final 70 yards to post her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Broadway Stakes at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 14. Read More...

Debut Winner Power Jam Impresses for Baffert

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Power Jam joined the crowded Bob Baffert barn of 3-year-old prospects with an easy 4 1/4-length victory in a six furlong maiden special weight event Feb. 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...