Blood-Horse

Committee OKs Bill to Block Harmful H-2B Regs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Included in a bill approved by a U.S. Senate committee are provisions that would block some provisions in a just adopted federal rule regulating the H-2B program, according to the American Horse Council. Read More...

Red Brand Joins NTRA Advantage

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Red Brand fence company has signed on with NTRA Advantage as the group purchasing plan's newest partner. Read More...

F-T Horses of Racing Age Catalog Launched

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The interactive catalog for Fasig-Tipton's summer selected horses of racing age sale is available online. The session will be immediately following the sale of selected yearlings in The July Sale July 9 in Lexington. Read More...

Perez Released From Hospital After Spill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Fernando Perez was released from the hospital only hours after his mount in the fifth race at Santa Anita Park June 25 fatally broke down and sent him crashing to the ground. Read More...

Former Trainer Sandy Shulman Dies at 78

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Former trainer Sanford "Sandy" Shulman, who won 804 races during his 29-year career, died June 21 at the age of 78, according to Santa Anita Park publicity. Read More...

Golden Soul Heads West for SJ Capistrano

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Charles Fipke's homebred Golden Soul, who was second in the 2013 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will ship west for the first time for the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 28 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Presque Isle Downs Facing Deer Problem

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After cancelling five races because deer on the track on June 22, Presque Isle Downs continues to face safety issues from the area critters. Read More...

First Graded Stakes Up For Grabs in Senorita

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A field of nine 3-year-old fillies will seek their first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Gregson Foundation to Honor Stevens, Smith

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens for their racing accomplishments and contributions in horse racing. Read More...

CHRB Continues to Discuss 2016 Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Negotiations over Northern and Southern California racing dates were again in the spotlight during the monthly California Horse Racing Board meeting June 25 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Santa Anita Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the competitive looking field of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes. Read More...

Lucky Lurie First Winner for Girolamo

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With a narrow victory in her maiden special weight debut June 25 at Belmont Park, the filly Lucky Lurie became the first winner for stallion Girolamo. Read More...

Paddy O’Prado Represented by First Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Shesthewinner became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed Paddy O'Prado when the 2-year-old filly won the fifth race at Gulfstream Park June 25. Read More...

Fox Appointed Sales Manager at Darley America

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sheikh Mohammed's Darley has announced that Darren Fox has been appointed sales manager of its stallion division in the U.S. Read More...

Lady Jane Cecil to Retire from Training

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Lady Jane Cecil, who took over the stable of her late husband, the legendary Sir Henry Cecil, has announced she will stop training at the end of the British flat season. Read More...

Deep Field Lines Up for Gold Cup at SA

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I). Read More...

Lovely Maria On Target for Delaware Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in her last start, is gearing up for her race at Delaware Park, the summer base for trainer Larry Jones. Read More...

TCA Announces June Merit Award Winners

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the recipients of its Award of Merit honored at breeders associations' awards ceremonies in June. Read More...

New York Invaders Target Overflow Eatontown

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
An easy drive down the road for New York horsemen, Monmouth Park offers expanded options -- specifically the chance for several turf fillies to try a step up in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 27. Read More...

He’s Comin in Hot Tops Bashford Manor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Runaway maiden winner He's Comin in Hot headlines a field of eight 2-year-olds entered in the 114th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) June 27 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Fanticola, Blingismything Head Royal Heroine

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Graded stakes-placed Fanticola and graded stakes winner Blingismything head a field of 10 in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) June 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Qualify Will Take On Males in Irish Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After nailing down a classic victory in the Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I), the filly Qualify will return to Ireland to face males in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh. Read More...

NYRA Discusses Saratoga, Backstretch Changes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The board of directors of the New York Racing Association met under the leadership of new board chair Michael Del Giudice for the first time June 24 in New York City. Read More...

Finnegans Wake Moves to Dirt for Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Finnegans Wake has found success running on grass late in his career, but trainer Peter Miller feels it is time to send him back to dirt for the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park June 27. Read More...

Masochistic Tries Top Level in Triple Bend

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Under the tutelage of trainer Ron Ellis, Masochistic will try the top level of competition in the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

KTA, KTOBA Join Integrity Coalition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders have joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity. Read More...

Carve Seeks Cornhusker Handicap Repeat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Michael Langford's Carve, a determined neck winner of the 2014 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III), is back in the 2015 edition and looking for his second score of the season June 27 at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Hillbilly Royalty Seeks Iowa Derby Crown

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After cruising to a clear victory in the prep race for the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III), Hillbilly Royalty will take aim at the top Prairie Meadows race for 3-year-olds Saturday, June 27. Read More...

Charles Town, Horsemen Strike Three-Year Deal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After multiple extensions of their old contract, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have struck a new contract for a minimum of three years. Read More...

Include Betty Tries Grade I Mother Goose

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) features some promising youngsters trying stakes company for the first time, Include Betty enters as the most accomplished in the expected field of 10 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Frac Daddy, Departing in Firecracker Rematch

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three who hit the board in the May 30 Opening Verse Stakes will come back to face off again, except the victorious The Pizza Man, in the $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) June 27 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Sarah Sis Heads Iowa Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sarah Sis, winner of the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) earlier this year, heads the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) off her win in the May 30 Panthers Stakes over the Prairie Meadows surface. Read More...

Los Alamitos Set for Second Summer Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The second summer Thoroughbred meeting at Los Alamitos Race Course begins July 2. The eight-day meet will continue through July 12, with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2:15 p.m. PT. Read More...

Suspension, Fine for Trainer Norris Upheld

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A three-year suspension and $15,000 fine imposed upon trainer Mike Norris for multiple drug violations in Indiana last year have been upheld by an administrative law judge. Read More...

F-T Saratoga Catalog Released

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has released its 2015 Saratoga select yearling sale catalog which features 209 yearlings that will be offered over two nights, Aug. 10-11, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Catalog Released

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has released its 2015 Saratoga select yearling sale catalog which features 209 yearlings that will be offered over two nights, Aug. 10-11, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

American Pharoah, Espinoza Nominated to ESPYS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and his jockey, Victor Espinoza, have been nominated for two ESPYS to be presented July 15 during ESPN's annual awards show, the sports broadcast company announced June 24. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, RaceTech Partner on New Game

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Breeders' Cup and RaceTech have announced they are partnering to develop a new historical horse racing game that will make its debut just prior to the Oct. 30-31 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland. Read More...

Kentucky Trainer Walsh Suspended 10 Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky stewards have suspended trainer Brendan Walsh for 10 days after multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were found in post-race tests of Saham after his third-place finish in the Transylvania Stakes. Read More...

FOX Sports 1 to Cover United Nations Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will kick off its summer schedule July 5 with live coverage of the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) from Monmouth Park in New Jersey. Read More...

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Racino Case

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Critics of a decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to legalize video lottery terminals at racetracks and share proceeds with casino operators running the facilities asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lawsuit to go forward. Read More...

BHA Restructures Executive Staff

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The British Horseracing Authority, the official governing body of British racing, June 23 outlined a number of changes within its executive team. Read More...

Actor, Racing Fan Dick Van Patten Dies at 86

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Actor Dick Van Patten, a longtime racing fan, owner, and horseplayer, died June 23 at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., from complications of diabetes. He was 86. Read More...

IRB Nixes Arlington Request to Trim Programs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Illinois Racing Board June 23, amid warnings the state's racing industry is at "death's door," narrowly refused to let Arlington International Racecourse trim its daily programs to fewer than eight races. Read More...

Argentine Sire Not For Sale Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Not For Sale, sire of U.S. grade I winner Miss Serendipity, UAE Triple Crown winner Asiatic Boy, and 31 other stakes winners, died after a sudden onset of colic at Haras La Pasion, the Argentine farm announced via Facebook. Read More...

Inside the June 27, 2015/July 4, 2015 Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Frank Brothers' transition from trainer to yearling inspector and more in the June 27, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Weisbord Resigns from Breeders’ Cup Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Breeders' Cup has announced that Barry Weisbord has resigned from its board of directors, citing increased outside business and family duties for his decision. Read More...

Delaunay Aims for Elusive Iowa Sprint Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner in the Friday, June 26, Prairie Meadows race. Read More...

Delaunay Seeks Iowa Sprint Score Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner entered Friday, June 26, at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Delaunay Seeks Iowa Sprint Score Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner entered Friday, June 26, at Prairie Meadows. Read More...