Blood-Horse

Intricately Tops Day One of Tattersalls Mare Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A packed Park Paddocks ring played host to Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) winner Intricately during the Dec. 4 opening session of the Tattersalls December mare sale as Jake Warren secured her for 1,700,000 guineas. Read More...

Tom’s Ready Retires to Spendthrift Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes-winning Tom's Ready has been retired and will take up stud duty at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky., it was announced Dec. 4.  Read More...

Tom’s Ready Retires to Spendthrift Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes-winning Tom's Ready has been retired and will take up stud duty at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington, Ky., it was announced Dec. 4.  Read More...

Divining Rod to Stand at Country Life Farm in Maryland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Divining Rod, a 5-year-old graded-stakes-winning son of Tapit, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md. He will stand for $5,000, live foal guarantee. Read More...

Divining Rod to Stand at Country Life Farm in Maryland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Divining Rod, a 5-year-old graded-stakes-winning son of Tapit, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md. He will stand for $5,000, live foal guarantee. Read More...

Global Symposium on Racing to Tackle Takeout Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When advocates of lowering takeout in horse racing speak at the upcoming Global Symposium on Racing, they'll have some fresh numbers to support their opinion. Read More...

Global Symposium on Racing to Tackle Takeout Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When advocates of lowering takeout in horse racing speak at the upcoming Global Symposium on Racing, they'll have some fresh numbers to support their opinion. Read More...

Supreme Court Hears Sports Wagering Oral Arguments

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Dec. 4 as it considers the sports wagering issue in a case brought by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Read More...

Supreme Court Hears Sports Wagering Oral Arguments

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Dec. 4 as it considers the sports wagering issue in a case brought by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Read More...

LNJ Foxwoods Renews Sponsorship of TCA Seasons Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The TCA Stallion Seasons Auction, which includes an online auction Jan. 3-5 and a live auction Jan. 7, is the organizations largest fundraiser. LNJ Foxwoods will be the event's top sponsor for its third consecutive year. Read More...

LNJ Foxwoods Renews Sponsorship of TCA Seasons Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The TCA Stallion Seasons Auction, which includes an online auction Jan. 3-5 and a live auction Jan. 7, is the organizations largest fundraiser. LNJ Foxwoods will be the event's top sponsor for its third consecutive year. Read More...

Consignors Embrace Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale Changes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If pre-sale interest is any indication, changes in Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic winter mixed sale that takes place Dec. 5 are resonating with buyers and sellers. Held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., the sale begins at 11 a.m. ET. Read More...

Gulfstream Ready for Clasico Internacional del Caribe

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gulfstream Park will be the center of Latin American racing Dec. 9 when it hosts the $600,000 Clasico Internacional del Caribe. Read More...

Stellar Wind Works, Possible for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stellar Wind was back on the work tab Dec. 3, breezing a half-mile in :50 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center for a possible start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.  Read More...

Majestic Heat Rolls in Bayakoa

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A surface switch seems to be paying off for Majestic Heat, who is now two-for-two on dirt as she earned her first graded victory in the 1 1/16-mile $201,035 Bayakoa Handicap (G2) Dec. 3 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Done Acting First Winner for Done Talking

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Skeedattle Associates' Done Acting became the first winner for his sire Done Talking when he narrowly scored by a nose in a $22,726 maiden claiming event at Laurel Park Dec. 3.  Read More...

Stellar Wind Back to Work, Possible for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stellar Wind was back on the work tab Dec. 3, breezing a half-mile in :50 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center for a possible start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.  Read More...

Dixie Moon Finds Redemption in Ontario Lassie

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's homebred Dixie Moon fought to the wire and held on by a nostril to win the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes at Woodbine Dec. 3 over Queen's Fate. Read More...

Vox Populi Award Gaining its Niche in History

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If there was a Vox Populi Award in 1938, Seabiscuit most likely would have won a larger percentage of votes for that award than for Horse of Year, considering he won only six of his 11 starts that year. Read More...

Sharp Azteca Exits Cigar Mile Well, Pegasus on Radar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ivan Rodriguez's Sharp Azteca is no worse for wear the morning following his first career grade 1 victory and his connections are considering the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), trainer Jorge Navarro said. Read More...

Stronach Group Expects 12 Pegasus Runners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pegasus World Cup 2.0 will go on as promised Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park—at least that’s the word from the Stronach Group. Read More...

Gun Runner Works at Fair Grounds on Dec. 3

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Asmussen talks about Gun Runner's workout on Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds. Read More...

Gun Runner Back to Work for Pegasus

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gun Runner had his first timed work Dec. 3 since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), as the Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's colt took a step toward his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27. Read More...

Shaman Ghost to Enter Stud in California

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Canadian champion and grade 1 winner is part of Frank Stronach's efforts to build up California breeding. He is one of three Adena Springs stallions that will stand on the West Coast in 2018. Read More...

One Fast Broad Prevails in Soviet Problem Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored One Fast Broad remained undefeated on dirt with a last-to-first victory in the $101,380 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 2 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Kingsport Wins Another Edition of Sir Barton

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kingsport, who won the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes two years ago, swept by his rivals in the stretch to claim the 2017 edition of the stakes event for Ontario-sired horses Dec. 2 at Woodbine. The race was marred by the death of Conquest Cavalry. Read More...

Flowers for Lisa Wires Claiming Crown Jewel

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Breaking from the outside post 12, Flying P Stable's Flowers for Lisa hustled for the lead and never looked back, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths at the wire in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park Dec. 2.  Read More...

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Concludes With Gains

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A strong renewal of the Tattersalls December foal sale closed Dec. 2 in Newmarket with a pair of six-figure lots led by a 110,000gns (US$155,671) daughter of Iffraaj (GB) who provided a fine return for her breeder Overbury Stud. Read More...

Catholic Boy Relishes Switch to Dirt in Remsen

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2 Read More...

Indulgent Makes the Grade in Go For Wand

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3). Read More...

Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with an open-lengths victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2. Read More...

Santa Anita to Offer Unique Race Conditions

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be offering a couple of new and innovative race conditions in an effort to stimulate entries and boost pari-mutuel handle, effective opening day of its Winter/Spring Meeting Dec. 26.  Read More...

AGSC Announces U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2018

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 1 presented its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington. Read More...

AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module Read More...

AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module Read More...

AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module Read More...

Eagle Retired to Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Candy Ride will stand for $5,000. Read More...

Eagle Retired to Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Candy Ride will stand for $5,000. Read More...

Eagle Retired to Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Candy Ride will stand for $5,000. Read More...

Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns. Read More...

Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns. Read More...

Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns. Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although it is very late in the year, Dec. 2 definitely has a "big-day feel" for racing fans up and down the East Coast.   Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although it is very late in the year, Dec. 2 definitely has a "big-day feel" for racing fans up and down the East Coast.   Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although it is very late in the year, Dec. 2 definitely has a "big-day feel" for racing fans up and down the East Coast.   Read More...

Jockey David Cohen Back After Three-Year Hiatus

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
David Cohen, who was sixth in the nation in wins in 2009, returned to the saddle after a layoff of more than three years Nov. 30, riding for M & M Racing and trainer Robertino Diodoro in the fifth race at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots. Read More...

Washington Owners-Breeders Back Added Gaming at Emerald

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports an initial plan to allow the Emerald Downs owner, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, to add slot machine-type games at the Auburn, Wash. track. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro Taking the Right Path

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
I have stated on several occasions that I am a firm believer in starting a horse's 3-year-old campaign in a sprint to sharpen him up for the rigors of the Triple Crown trail. Read More...

AGSC Creates New “Listed-Restricted” Stakes Designation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today presented its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington. Read More...