Blood-Horse

Ashleyluvssugar Sweetens Del Mar ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Accomplished veterans Ashleyluvssugar, Big John B, Ganesh, and Finnegans Wake head a talented cast of grass stars going long at Del Mar Aug. 22. Read More...

Mississippi Delta Set for Ontario Colleen

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Alywow Stakes winner Mississippi Delta will try to continue her winning ways at Woodbine when she returns to the Rexdale, Ontario track on Saturday, Aug. 22 for the $150,000 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-III). Read More...

Jones Returns for Alabama Bid With Hot Hand

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jones has Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) heroine Lovely Maria and her multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate I'm a Chatterbox in the 135th running of the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, Aug. 22. Read More...

OKC Summer Sale Nearly Matches 2014 Edition

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Carter Sales Company noted its 2015 OKC Summer sale of select Thoroughbred yearlings and horses of racing age Sunday, Aug. 16 in Oklahoma City delivered an average price similar to last year. Read More...

Keeneland to Offer Breeders’ Cup Tours

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider's look at the rich connection between Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Something for Everybody in Monmouth Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Seven of the 11 3-year-old fillies for the Aug. 22 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) come into the race off wins, but the only graded winner in the field -- High Dollar Woman -- drew the outside post in the 1 1/16-mile event. Read More...

Shogood Looks to Step Up at Arlington

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On Aug. 22 the Nobiz Like Shobiz colt returns to stretch out to seven furlongs and step up in company in the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), departing from post 4 in a field of 13 with Chris Emigh up. Read More...

After 20 Days, Spa Handle Up $47.7M From 2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Aided by an almost 9% increase in average field size and eight more turf races, pari-mutuel handle at the midway point of the 40-day Saratoga Race Course meeting is showing strong gains compared with the same period in 2014. Read More...

Entries Being Accepted for Great Meadow Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Entries are being accepted for the Virginia Downs Racing, presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance, six-race card Sunday, Sept. 20 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. Read More...

Magee, Mitchell Added to Woodbine Board

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Christine Magee and Hugh Mitchell to its board of directors. Read More...

Delaware Park to Review Safety Protocol

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Delaware Park Safety Committee will review safety protocol following a Tuesday, Aug. 18 paddock accident in which a valet suffered serious injury but was not transported from the track for 32 minutes. Read More...

Beholder Tagged Favorite in Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Richard Mandella said he'd try two-time champion Beholder against males in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), as long as she showed she was ready three weeks after her romp in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I). Read More...

Filly Arabian Queen Stuns Golden Horn at York

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Arabian Queen secured her first group I win in stunning fashion, edging Investec Derby (Eng-I) winner Golden Horn by a neck in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) Wednesday, Aug. 19 at York. Read More...

Kentucky Breeder Kathryn West Dies at Age 91

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kathryn Martin West, who operated Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with her late husband Robert "Smiser" West, died Aug. 18 in Midway at age 91. Read More...

60th Season Set for Turf Paradise

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The 60th season of racing at Turf Paradise kicks off Oct. 17, with a new track announcer and a stakes schedule totaling $1.45 million during the 136-day stand that ends May 8, 2016. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/18/2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Arlington, Del Mar, Saratoga, Woodbine, Charles Town, Sonoma County Fair & More! Read More...

KHRC Approves Regulations for Mineral Cobalt

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Aug. 18 gave final approval to regulations that would provide penalties for excessive levels of the mineral cobalt in post-race tests. Read More...

Delaware Valet Injured, Four Races Canceled

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Upset with the level of care after a valet was seriously injured in the paddock at Delaware Park Tuesday, Aug. 18, jockeys took off their mounts, forcing cancellation of the final four races. Read More...

Spencer, Beckett Say Beverly D. Appeal Likely

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The jockey and trainer of Secret Gesture (GB), who was disqualified from first to third in the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, both expect the stewards' decision to be appealed. Read More...

Medication Issues Dominate KHRC Meeting

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Medication matters dominated the Aug. 18 meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which voted to change the descriptions for the drug classification schedules that are used to determine if a violation has occurred. Read More...

Arkansas Commission Opposes Medication Bills

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Arkansas Racing Commission, Oaklawn Park executives, and horsemen's groups see the pending federal legislation as a "hostile takeover." Read More...

Delta Downs Unveils 2015-16 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will offer 32 stakes races, worth combined purses of $4.6 million, during its 86-day season that runs from Oct. 16 through March 12. Read More...

Rejuvenating Spa – by Eric Mitchell

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Depth, confidence, and buzz energized the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. Read More...

Inside the August 22, 2015 Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Nerud (1913-2015): Steve Haskin remembers the legendary trainer, innovator, and mentor and more in the August 22, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Jockey Sentenced For Off-Track Incident

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Angel Suarez Medero, a rider at Parx Racing, has been sentenced to four to 23 months in Bucks County Prison in connection with a bizarre incident last December. Read More...

Wise Dan Works, Woodbine Mile Most Likely

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Charlie LoPresti said the two-time Horse of the Year moved closer to a likely start in the Sept. 13 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) with his third straight breeze on dirt. Read More...

Delaware Park Family Fun Day to Support PDJF

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Delaware Jockeys' Association are teaming up to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund through Family Fun Day Aug. 22. Read More...

Slideshow: Trainer Larry Jones

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Larry Jones who trained Believe You Can, Coup de Grace, Eight Belles, Havre de Grace, Lovely Maria & more in the Aug. 22, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse. Read More...

Monmouth Working on $1M Race for ‘Pharoah’

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Monmouth Park officials want Triple Crown winner American Pharoah back at the Oceanport, N.J. track and are working to entice his connections with a $1 million race in September, the Asbury Park Press reports. Read More...

Record-Breaking Arqana Sale Concludes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Arqana Deauville August sale concluded Aug. 17 with records in total receipts, average, and median for the three-day auction, which launched Europe's yearling sale season. Read More...

Desormeaux Barn Buzzing Over Exaggerator

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There was plenty of excitement at trainer Keith Desormeaux's barn Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course following Exaggerator's game victory in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds the previous day. Read More...

Grade I Winner Golden Ticket Retired

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
No stud plans have been determined for the son of Speightstown. Read More...

Spinaway on Radar for Debut Winner Tap to It

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two-year-old filly Tap to It overcame some difficulty in capturing her career debut Aug. 16 at Saratoga Race Course, pleasing trainer Ralph Nicks and stamping herself as a candidate for the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) next month. Read More...

Beholder Shows Readiness for Pacific Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If her workout at Del Mar Aug. 17 was any indication, two-time champion Beholder is ready for the challenge when she faces males for the first time and runs farther than she's ever run in the Aug. 22 TVG Pacific Classic. Read More...

Zito Considers Travers for Frammento

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Nick Zito has Mossarosa's Frammento under consideration for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Four New Members Elected to The Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 17 the election of four new members: W. B. Rogers Beasley, John Magnier, Rosendo (Ro) Parra, and Thomas S. Robbins. Read More...

Gross, Average Rise at New York-Bred Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The economic indicators for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale aren't shooting through the roof like they had been, but sale officials couldn't argue with increases in gross and average. Read More...

That’s a Stretch First Winner for Exhi

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
First-time starter That's a Stretch raced in midpack early before sweeping to the lead at the eighth pole and winning the fifth race at Woodbine Aug. 16 to become the first winner for multiple graded-stakes winner Exhi. Read More...

Oxley Goes to $300,000 for Speightstown Filly

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Mark Casse visited the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale for the first time Aug. 16 and ended up signing the ticket for a $300,000 Speightstown filly on behalf of owner John Oxley. Read More...

Proud Citizen Filly Brings $220,000 at F-T

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Proud Citizen filly sold for $220,000 heading to the midpoint of the Aug. 16 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-bred preferred yearling sale. Read More...

Stryker Phd Repeats in Longacres Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stryker Phd closed with a huge rally and soared clear to victory in the $200,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 16 at Emerald Downs, taking his home state's marquee race for a second year in a row. Read More...

American Pharoah Among 16 Travers Nominees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah tops a list of 16 horses nominated to the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Dubawi Colt Brings Arqana August Record Price

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A colt by Dubawi out of French group III winner Pacifique brought a sale record price of €2.6 million (US$2,890,232) at the Arqana Deauville yearling sale Aug. 16. Read More...

Taris Wins Comeback in Rancho Bernardo

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Taris launched her comeback from injury in handy fashion Aug. 16 at Del Mar, moving past the pacesetter at the quarter pole and coasting to victory the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) under a hand ride. Read More...

Danish Dynaformer Romps in Breeders’ Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Danish Dynaformer shook off pacesetter Samuel Dechamplain into the stretch and romped away to an open-lengths victory in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third jewel in Canada's Triple Crown, Aug. 16 at Woodbine. Read More...

Exaggerator Brave in Saratoga Special

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator shipped in from California and put on a brave performance Aug. 16, splitting horses midstretch before surging to victory in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Contessa Pleased With Return of Uncle Sigh

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Though Uncle Sigh didn't win at Saratoga Aug. 16, trainer Gary Contessa was satisfied with the effort put forth by the 4-year-old colt who last raced in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I). Read More...

Interpol Upsets Sky Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Interpol was the longest shot on the board but the first at the wire in the $200,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, earning his first graded victory in his second attempt at that level Aug. 16. Read More...

Tizzarunner First Winner for Tizway

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Young Central Kentucky stallion Tizway gained his first winner Aug. 16 when Tizzarunner won the first race at Woodbine by a nose. Read More...

Travers Hopeful Tale of Verve Drills at Spa

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tale of Verve, runner-up in the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16, put in his first work over Saratoga's main track Aug. 16 in preparation for the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29. Read More...