Blood-Horse

Spendthrift Australia Sets 2016 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Spendthrift Australia has set fees for its current roster of four stallions that will stand the 2016 breeding season. All payable live foal fees remain the same as in 2015, and Spendthrift Australia has introduced the "Breed Secure" program. Read More...

O’Neill: Strategy So Far Has Been Successful

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill, in his first of two diaries as told to Tom Pedulla for America's Best Racing, said the plan for Nyquist has succeeded so far, and now it comes down to the post-position draw for the Preakness Stakes. Read More...

Mei Ling Could Speed Off in Allaire DuPont

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Mei Ling, Ahh Chocolate, and Savings Account will fight it out over Pimlico's main track in the Allaire DuPont, as none of the starters have asserted themselves this year to the point of obvious favoritism over the nine furlongs. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Seeks Fifth McKay Turf Sprint Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, a winner in his 10-year-old debut in a May 1 allowance contest at Laurel Park, will hope to keep the momentum going in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Fiddler on the Hoof

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On June 20, 2011, the Lady Blunt Stradivarius, made by Italian Antonio Stradivari in 1721 sold at public auction for $15.9 million. Read More...

Exaggerator Arrives at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico Park May 15, 2016. Video courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club Read More...

Watch Exaggerator Arrive at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico Park May 15, 2016. Video courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club Read More...

Acapulco Set for Return to Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Wesley Ward-trained Acapulco, easy winner of the Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 14 at Churchill Downs, came out of the race fine and is set for a trip to Royal Ascot. Read More...

Shelbe Ruis Wins First Race With Longshot

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Longshot Rockport Babe not only provided an upset at odds of 20-1 in the first race May 15 at Santa Anita Park, but the 3-year-old Rockport Harbor filly also gave 25-year-old Shelbe Ruis with the first win of her training career. Read More...

Gamble’s Ghost Scores in Selene

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ivan Dalos' homebred Gamble's Ghost, patiently handled by jockey Luis Contreras, swooped to a score in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 15 at Woodbine. Read More...

Exaggerator Arrives at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Exaggerator arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 4:40 p.m. ET May 15 to join Derby victor Nyquist for a rematch in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21. Read More...

Pimlico Special Features CT Classic Rematch

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stanford and Page McKenney, the one-two finishers in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) last time out, are set for a rematch in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

CT Classic Rematch in Pimlico Special?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stanford and Page McKenney, the one-two finishers in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) last time out, are set for a rematch in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course, if Stanford makes the gate. Read More...

Oaks Runners Back for Black-Eyed Susan

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Land Over Sea and Go Maggie Go will make a quick turnaround off positive runs in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to try another Friday feature May 20 in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Nyquist Gallops Strongly at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist galloped a strong mile May 15 at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I ). Read More...

Rawnaq Protects Home Turf in Iroquois Hurdle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
U.S.-trained Rawnaq held off two Irish invaders to win a thrilling edition of the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I) May 14 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn. Read More...

Thatlookonyerface Upsets Marine at 32-1

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dominion Bloodstock and Barry Butzer's Thatlookonyerface split rivals in the shadow of the wire to win a photo over Bear'sway in the $150,000 Marine Stakes (Can-III) May 14 at Woodbine. Read More...

Wake Forest Surges Past Rivals in Man o’ War

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Weaving through horses in the stretch under John Velazquez, Wake Forest displayed a powerful late kick to surge past rivals in the final furlong to win the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes May 14 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Wake Forest Surges Past Rivals in Man o’War

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Weaving through horses in the stretch under John Velazquez, Wake Forest displayed a powerful late kick to surge past rivals in the final furlong to win the $400,000 Man o'War Stakes May 14 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Unified Stays Perfect in Peter Pan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Centennial Farms' Unified showed a new dimension May 14 in winning the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Acapulco Paves Way to Royal Ascot in CD Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ward plans on sending Acapulco to Royal Ascot in England to make a start in either the King's Stand on June 14 or the Commonwealth Cup on June 17. Both races are group I events. Read More...

Strike Charmer Rallies to Victory in Beaugay

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A three-month layoff earlier this year may have helped Strike Charmer, as she registered her first stakes win since 2014 in the $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, May 14 at Belmont Park. Read More...

I Will Score Game in Barrera Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Off the Triple Crown trail and back at arguably his best distance, Hans Poetsch's homebred I Will Score broke through for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera (gr. III) May 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Cavorting Dominant in Ruffian Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting hasn't quite looked like her grade I-winning self in two starts following the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), but the Bernardini filly found her best stride again May 14 in the Ruffian Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Preakness: Abiding Star Needs Quarantine Lift

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra confirmed May 14 that Pimlico Race Course is prepared to take special precautions to accept the Parx-based horses, both of which never showed signs of illness during the quarantine. Read More...

Casse Hits 2,000 Mark, Gears Up for Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
His 2,000th winner came at Gulfstream Park and he was at Woodbine, but that's just another day in the life of trainer Mark Casse and his far-flung racing operation. Read More...

Laoban Breezes at Keeneland for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes-placed maiden Laoban breezed six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 at Keeneland the morning of May 14 in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Nyquist Jogs in ‘Controlled Drill’ at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Under brilliant sunshine, Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Nyquist put in another morning of light work at Pimlico May 14 in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogging a controlled two laps clockwise along the outer rail. Read More...

Cherry Wine Steady in Preakness Work

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Graded stakes-placed Cherry Wine turned in a typically steadfast move in preparation for his expected start in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), working five furlongs May 14 in a handy 1:01 3/5 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Warm Reception for Gutierrez at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was better the second time around for Mario Gutierrez, even though he won it both times. Read More...

Four Horses at Belmont Running for Money Only

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Four horses on the May 13 card at Belmont Park will run for purse money only after they were taken out of the wagering pool by error. Read More...

Nyquist Stretches Legs in Pimlico Gallop

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, who was ridden by exercise rider Jonny Garcia, backtracked with a pony to the top of the first turn before reversing direction and galloping approximately a mile May 13. Read More...

Stradivari, Uncle Lino Breeze for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stradivari, Uncle Lino, and Collected—a trio of new faces to the Triple Crown campaign expected to start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I)—had their final serious tune-ups May 13. Read More...

The King Who Did Not Get the Throne

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Triple Crown series of 1966 when one horse almost swept the prize, but another horse who never ran in any of those races was named champion 3-year-old male. Read More...

Mullins Pair Awaits Demonstrative in Iroquois

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For Demonstrative to nail down his third Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes May 14, the 2014 champion steeplechaser will have to beat a pair of stakes winners from the barn of Ireland's champion steeplechase trainer Willie Mullins. Read More...

Collected Works Way Into Preakness Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Speedway Stable’s multiple grade III winner Collected punched his ticket to the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) when he breezed seven furlongs in 1:24 4/5 over a track labeled “good” May 13 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Track Supers Field Day Set for Indiana Grand

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Participants earn credit for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards. Read More...

First Starter, First Winner for Frankel

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cunco wins by an easy length over six challengers Read More...

Can Unified Stretch Out in the Peter Pan?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Fairly Consistent Field Set to Contest Selene

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steady performers Thrilled and Caren face well-bred stakes winner Treasuring, from the family of Better Than Honour. Read More...

Beat Goes On for Nyquist at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill believes Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist will be tough to defeat under normal circumstances in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), though he doesn't underestimate the competition. Read More...

Seven Seek Graded Glory in Lazaro Barrera

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Triple Crown trail didn't work out for much of the Lazaro Barrera (gr. III) field, and all seven entrants will seek their first graded stakes win in the $100,000 seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds May 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Tepin, Nyquist Move Up in Longines Rankings

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Exaggerator, Galileo Gold, Effinex, and Found were new additions to the list since the early April edition was released. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Peter Pan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) featuring Governor Malibu, Unified, Decorated Soldier, and Adventist. Sponsored by Equibase Read More...

R.A.C.E. Fund to Hold Online Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue. Read More...

Firing Line, Masochistic Aim for Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two of Southern California's standout horses of 2015 took early steps toward their season debuts May 10 at Santa Anita Park, and both figure to return to racing sometime over the summer at Del Mar. Read More...

Belterra, Horsemen Agree on Track Resurfacing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Management and horsemen at Belterra Park Gaming plan to meet later in the morning of May 12 to discuss a plan to resurface the main track only two weeks after the meet began. Read More...

Belterra, Horsemen to Discuss Surface Woes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Management and horsemen at Belterra Park Gaming plan to meet later in the morning of May 12 to discuss a plan to resurface the main track only two weeks after the meet began. Read More...

Grade I Winners Meet in Ruffian Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I winners Cavorting and Include Betty will face off in the $250,000 Ruffian Stakes (gr. II) May 14 at Belmont Park and each will be looking to claim their first race as a 4-year-old filly. Read More...

Charles Town Cancels May 13-14 Races

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ongoing issues with track resurfacing and inclement weather have forced Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Racing to cancel racing May 13-14. Read More...