Blood-Horse

Coolmore Lexington: A Prep in Its Prime

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), which served as a springboard for Charismatic in 1999, is no longer a key Kentucky Derby prep. However, Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile event was once a well-worn path to Louisville. Read More...

Ky Derby: Form, Pedigree, Speed, & Red Flags

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Doug Salvatore profiles each of the expected Kentucky Derby starters in terms of classic breeding and current form/speed. Read More...

Injury Knocks Constitution Off Derby Trail

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Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the other two Triple Crown races after a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone was discovered. Read More...

Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Infectious disease researchers in Canada have launched an interactive online map designed to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world. The "Worms and Germs Map" can be accessed for free online. Read More...

Barretts May Sale Catalog Now Online

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The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon. Read More...

Blue Grass Runner-Up Medal Count Derby Bound

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Medal Count, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 12, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby May 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed April 1. Read More...

Fillies Sparkle in Furlong Drills at OBS

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A quartet of fillies topped the breeze tab at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., April 15 during the first of four under-tack previews for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

2014 Stallion Showcase

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A gallery of stallions from across the country. Read More...

Game On Dude Arrives for Charles Town Classic

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Game On Dude arrived in West Virginia April 15 ahead of his expected start in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19, when he will bid for a repeat victory in the race. Read More...

Hamilton Joins Darby Dan Farm

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Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the director of client development at the Lexington farm. Read More...

‘A Not-To-Be-Missed Uptown Society Event’

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Elite sport and high-end chic come together with the 20th international edition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I), set for Sunday, April 27, at Sha Tin Racecourse. Read More...

AHC’s Issues Forum Scheduled for June 24

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"Where Have All the Horses Gone" is the theme for the American Horse Council's 2014 National Issues Forum held June 24 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AHC's annual meeting. Read More...

Summer Front Aims to Defend Miami Mile Crown

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Waterford Stable's Summer Front will try to win the Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year when the 5-year-old son of War Front faces an expected 13 rivals in the April 19 race. Read More...

Emollient Back at Keeneland in Doubledogdare

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Juddmonte homebred, 2-for-2 at Keeneland after notching double grade I wins at the Lexington oval, finds softer spot April 18 in $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (gr. III). Read More...

Florida Groups Target New Quarter Horse Track

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Establish racing and breeding organizations in Florida are united in opposition to a new Ocala-area Quarter Horse track it contends has several safety issues and only is concerned about offer poker and full-card simulcasts. Read More...

Santiva Moves to Swifty Farms in Indiana

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Santiva, a grade II-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has moved from Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington to Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind. Read More...

WV to Tackle Latest Round of Model Rules

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Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in West Virginia will meet May 6 to consider changes in the state's racing rules, including a few related to the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Catalogs 580 Juveniles

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Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic division has cataloged 580 entries for its 2-year-olds in training sale May 19-20 at Timonium, Md. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 4/15/2014

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Keeneland, Oaklawn Park, Japan, Australia, Santa Anita Park, Woodbine, Calder & More. Read More...

American Equine Summit Set for April 26-27

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The 2014 American Equine Summit, which will feature presentations from prominent equine experts, will be held April 26-27 at Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary in Chatham, N.Y. Read More...

Champion Producer My Flag Dies at Claiborne

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Four-time grade I winner My Flag died at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., after foaling a healthy bay colt by Bernardini on April 12. Read More...

WGOH: One for the Little Guys

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Tax court opinion will help owners who aren't living alongside their horses. Read More...

Managing Horses with Excessive Tearing

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"Horse eyes are awesome," began Amber Labelle, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, assistant professor and veterinary ophthalmologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. "But excessive tearing is not awesome." Read More...

Podcast: End of the Derby Road

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Steve Haskin reflects on this year's "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and shares his thoughts on who will be on top on the first Saturday in May. Read More...

Tygart: Parallels Between Olympics, Racing

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The CEO of the United States Anti-Doping Agency says there are parallels between issues facing the U.S. horse industry and the Olympics when it comes to ensuring the integrity of those sports. Read More...

Noble Tune to Stand in South Africa

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Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Tune, a half brother to grade II winner Honor Code, has been retired from racing and will launch his stud career later this year in South Africa when the Southern Hemisphere season begins. Read More...

Phipps: Make Public Triple Crown Vet Records

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The chairman of The Jockey Club April 14 called for public release of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races, and also said the industry should partner with USADA to push drug reform. Read More...

Kitten Kaboodle, Zinzay Meet in Appalachian

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Kitten Kaboodle and Zinzay, the one-two finishers in the 2013 JPMorgan Chance Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT), square off in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland. Read More...

Anderson Seeks Sweet Victory With Sugar Shock

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Iowa-based trainer Doug Anderson isn't a well-known name in the Thoroughbred horse racing game. But when his filly Sugar Shock contests the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), things may change for the small-time conditioner. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen 4/14/2014

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Steve Haskin tells us how the final weekend of Kentucky Derby prep races have affected his Derby Dozen. Read More...

Haskin: Art Sherman, Dave Erb ‘Swap’ Stories

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With California Chrome's trainer Art Sherman being thrust into the Kentucky Derby spotlight at age 77, so too will the great Swaps, as Sherman was the immortal Cal-bred's regular work rider. Read More...

Grade I Winner Egg Drop Bred to Tapit

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Grade I winner Egg Drop, whose retirement was announced April 8, has been bred to Tapit, the current leading North American sire by earnings, for 2015. Read More...

Mixed Reaction to Churchill Takeout Increase

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Kentucky horsemen expected backlash from Churchill Downs' decision to charge the maximum takeout rates allowed by state law, but they hope positives follow from increased purses that improve the racing product. Read More...

One for the Roses: Cairo Prince

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Steve Haskin makes the case for Kentucky Derby contender Cairo Prince. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list. Read More...

Georgia Coalition Partners With Old Friends

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The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition announced April 14 a partnership with Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Oaks Hopeful Awesome Baby Works

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Grade II winner Awesome Baby handily completed five furlongs in 1:01.40 April 14 at Santa Anita Park as the daughter of Awesome Again continues preparations for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Heaven Szent Delivers at CARMA-Sponsored Show

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Heaven Szent, a 14-year-old who never won a race under his registered name of General Attack, was the star of the April 12-13 Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif. Read More...

Trainer Silvera Notches Career Win 1,000

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Veteran Woodbine-based trainer Laurie Silvera secured the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, April 13 when 8-5 favorite Sorry About That drew off in the stretch for a three-length score in an optional claiming race. Read More...

Keeneland Files: Ladies of the Turf Reunited

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During an April 13 event called "Ladies of the Turf," there was a historic gathering of nearly 30 retired and active female jockeys at Keeneland. Read More...

After the Wire: Arkansas Derby

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Evan Hammonds recaps the victories of Will Take Charge, Dance With Fate, and Danza. Read More...

After the Wire: Blue Grass Stakes

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Evan Hammonds recaps the victories of Will Take Charge, Dance With Fate, and Danza. Read More...

Haskin: Art Sherman, Dave Erb

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With California Chrome's trainer Art Sherman being thrust into the Kentucky Derby spotlight at age 77, so too will the great Swaps, as Sherman was the immortal Cal-bred's regular work rider. Read More...

Santa Lucia Attracts Two-Time Champ Beholder

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Two-time Eclipse Award champion filly Beholder towers over six older fillies and mares in the Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles April 20, her first start since winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Sweet Swap Scoots to San Simeon Success

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Favored Sweet Swap became a graded stakes winner over his favored hillside turf course with a front-running tally in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Stormy Lucy Soars to Santa Barbara Victory

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Favored Stormy Lucy made her new connections look good when she came from off the pace to catch Miss Serendipity in the final strides to win the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck April 13 on the turf at Santa Anita. Read More...

Ready to Act Overcomes Start to Win Beaumont

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In her first start on a synthetic surface, Ready to Act recorded her second straight stakes victory for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence when she rallied from last to capture the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

‘Fate’ Awaits Decision on Derby Bid

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A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 3 will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13. Read More...

Dance With Fate Awaits Decision on Derby Bid

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13. Read More...

Pletcher Trio Back to Work for Kentucky Derby

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Undefeated Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution returned to work for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Meadows Training Center April 13, along with We Miss Artie and Intense Holiday. Read More...