Blood-Horse

Montanez Hospitalized After Saratoga Fall

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Jockey Rosario Montanez was transported by ambulance and admitted to Albany Medical Center July 19 after being unseated by his mount, Piquant, in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Csaba Runs Like Old Self in Skip Trial Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Making the 32nd start of his successful career, Csaba ran like his old self while posting a 1 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Skip Trial Stakes July 19 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Aurelia’s Belle Takes Arlington Oaks

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
James Miller's Aurelia's Belle stayed perfect on Polytrack July 19, winning the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) in her third different synthetic surface start. Read More...

A Little Bit Sassy Can Atone in Lake George

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A Little Bit Sassy, winner of the Edgewood Stakes but disqualified from victory in the Regret (gr. IIIT) last time out, returns in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) as the second week of racing begins at Saratoga. Read More...

Somali Lemonade Squeezes Out Diana Upset

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Somali Lemonade surged to the lead in deep stretch and just held off multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten to win the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Up With the Birds Swoops to Nijinsky Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Back home at rainy Woodbine, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds found his missing explosive kick to win the $220,229 Nijinsky Stakes (gr. IIT) going away July 19 on the turf. Read More...

East Hall Grabs Ohio Derby With Closing Rush

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
East Hall won the $300,000 Ohio Derby with a closing rush at Thistledown July 19, earning his first victory since a Nov. 24 allowance event at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Big Trouble Staves Off Mr. Z in Sanford

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Team D's Big Trouble, an easy 4 1/2-length debut maiden winner at Belmont Park, won the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course by a neck over Mr. Z. Read More...

Up With the Birds Swoops to Nijinksy Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Back home at rainy Woodbine, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds found his missing explosive kick to win the $220,229 Nijinsky Stakes (gr. IIT) going away July 19 on the turf. Read More...

Tonalist Breezes in Advance of Jim Dandy

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist turned in his final work before the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 26, going five furlongs in 1:01.79 in company with stablemate Life In Shambles at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Medal Count in Haskell Tuneup at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Closing in on the 47th running of the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), Medal Count put in another solid breeze at Churchill Downs July 19. Read More...

Bracelet Shines in Irish Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Susan Magnier's Bracelet picked up a classic victory July 19 when she delivered a strong finish in the Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) at the Curragh. Read More...

Washington Sale Establishes Bonus Program

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association has announced a new Emerald "Buy Here/Win Here" bonus program for WTBOA summer sale yearlings. Read More...

Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Are you having trouble getting a mare in foal? Try ensuring she has constant access to forage. Recent study results suggest that broodmares appear to have better fertility levels if allowed to nibble on hay or grass continuously day and night. Read More...

Stevens Will Require Full Knee Replacement

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens' damaged right knee is worse than originally thought and will require complete replacement, complicating his plans for a later comeback. Read More...

Tourist, Dettori Both Win on Spa Opening Card

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Making his first start in stakes company, front-running Tourist put away Storming Inti rounding the turn for home and spurted clear in the stretch to take the $100,000 Sir Cat Stakes on opening day at Saratoga July 18. Read More...

Los Alamitos Gets Passing Mark for First Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Los Alamitos Race Course received passing marks for its two-week Thoroughbred meet that ended July 13, but a track official conceded that there was room for improvement. Read More...

Former Penn Clocker Enters Plea Agreement

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A former clocker at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has entered a plea agreement and is cooperating with prosecutors in connection with charges that he and two others defrauded the public. Read More...

Fashion Alert Wins Hard-Fought Schuylerville

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fashion Alert remained undefeated in two starts and picked up her first graded stakes victory in the process July 18, but had to work hard to do it in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Delta Jackpot Scheduled for Nov. 22

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2014-15 stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes worth $4.6 million, highlighted by the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22. Read More...

Legacy of Courtly Dee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The one-time $15,000 claimer is an influence in some of today's stakes winners. Read More...

Kay Discusses Saratoga Changes, NYRA’s Future

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A year after his first experience with the intense scrutiny that comes with the opening of the Saratoga Race Course meet, a more confident, knowledgeable, and experienced Chris Kay discussed the racing season. Read More...

Wise Dan Works Over Oklahoma Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in his first breeze of the summer at Saratoga July 18, progressing toward trainer Charlie LoPresti's goal of making the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

OBSC August Yearling Sale Catalog Posted

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Boasting an increase in size and several new additions to the consignor ranks, the catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2014 August yearling sale is now available via the OBS website. Read More...

New York Daily News Ends Daily Race Coverage

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Daily News won't be providing daily coverage from the Saratoga Race Course meeting that starts July 18 or any of the New York Racing Association tracks going forward. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Diana Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Weekend stakes analysis for the Diana Stakes and San Clemente Stakes. Read More...

Del Mar Paddock Sale Offers Graded Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The July 20 Paddock Sale at Del Mar will offer 39 horses of racing age, including 15 2-year-olds and graded winners Heir Kitty, Ciao Bella Luna, and Handsome Mike. Read More...

Monitor Mares’ Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Inducing labor in humans might be commonplace, but performing the same procedure in pregnant mares is tricky business. If the timing’s off, the foal isn’t likely to be strong enough to survive. But French researchers say that monitoring mares' progesterone levels—combined with veterinary and breeding experience—could be the key... Read More...

Enterprising Wins Oceanside in Del Mar Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Last at the top of the stretch, favored Enterprising unleashed a torrid closing kick on the far outside to win the $116,700 Oceanside Stakes on the opening day of the 2014 summer meet at Del Mar. Read More...

Gulfstream to Hike Purses 10%, Add Incentives

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gulfstream Park announced July 17 that it will increase purses an average of 10% starting with its July 24 condition book, and also offer a $250 starter incentive to help horsemen offset the cost of workers' compensation. Read More...

No Untapable, But CCA Oaks Comes Up Slight

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Despite the absence of Untapable, who chose to run in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) instead of running in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), only six sophomore fillies were entered for the July 20 test. Read More...

Summer Front in Good Spot for Grade I Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Unsuccessful in six previous tries at the grade I level, Summer Front is well-positioned to break through as part of a small field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, the first top-level race of the Del Mar season July 20. Read More...

Florida Won Spotted for Action in Toronto Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won, a $385,000 yearling trained by Mark Casse, seeks his first stakes win against an expected five rivals in the $125,000 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine July 20 on the turf. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Del Mar Opening Day Pick 4

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens today and with it TwinSpires.com's $42,000 Beat the Caveman Challenge. Read More...

Unlocking Winners: Del Mar Opening Day Pick 4

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opens today and with it TwinSpires.com's $42,000 Beat the Caveman Challenge. Read More...

Two Run-Off Elections for BC Board Seats

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three Breeders' Cup board of director seats will be filled following two run-off elections being held July 21-22. The elections will fill two, four-year seats and a seat with a one-year term. Read More...

Two Run-Off Elections for BC Board Seats

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three Breeders' Cup board of director seats will be filled following two run-off elections being held July 21-22. The elections will fill a pair of four-year seats and a seat with a one-year term. Read More...

On Rainbow Bridge Heads Duchess Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the spring Canadian classics behind us, it's time for the 3-year-old filly sprinters to take center stage in the $125,000 Duchess Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack July 20. Read More...

On Rainbow Bridge Heads Duchess Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the major spring Canadian classics behind us, it's time for the 3-year-old filly sprinters to take center stage in the $125,000 Duchess Stakes at Woodbine July 20. Read More...

Britain Investigating Morphine Cluster

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Five horses under the care of different trainers have tested positive recently. The British Horseracing Authority said in a statement that names of horses or trainers will not be released until the investigation is complete. Read More...

Irish Oaks Has New Look Without Taghrooda

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) took on a new look after Investec Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda was not included among the 11 fillies in the field when runners were declared the morning of July 17. Read More...

NHC Tour Player Ferraro Wins 2-Year-Old Share

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dr. John Ferraro, a 65-year-old oncologist from Clifton Park, N.Y., won a fractional interest in a 2-year-old racing prospect syndicated and managed by Sovereign Stable in a prize drawing held July 17. Read More...

The Jockey Club Tour Visits Saratoga, Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will cover Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 20, with a two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I). Read More...

Haskin: The Summer of ’69

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Haskin looks back on the glorious summer of 1969 at Saratoga. Read More...

That Handicaping Show: The Diana Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Diana Stakes and the Sanford Stakes, both July 19 at Saratoga. Read More...

Equine Sales Yearling Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The catalog for Equine Sales Company's select yearling sale is now available online with the 233 head representing a significant increase over the 174 cataloged for the inaugural yearling sale in 2013. Read More...

Opening Day at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Deep fields and handicapping challenges abound in the opening-day races at Del Mar. Read More...

New York Turf Writers Plan Ceremony for Moran

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Turf Writers Association will honor the late racing journalist Paul Moran with a ceremony at Saratoga Race Course Sunday, July 20, which would have been his 67th birthday. Moran died Nov. 9 of lung cancer. Read More...

Aurelia’s Belle Heads Arlington Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Aurelia's Belle, Interrupted, and She's Offlee Good are among a group of 10 sophomore fillies entered July 19 in the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Sandiva Tackles My Conquestadory in U.S. Bow

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dual group III winner Sandiva, last seen finishing fifth in the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot one month ago, makes her first United States start in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 19 at Del Mar. Read More...