Blood-Horse

Adelaide, Tourist to Clash in Secretariat

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
European-based Irish-bred Adelaide and American-bred and -based Tourist top a field of nine 3-year-olds entered for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at a mile and a quarter at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Catalano Out of Hospital, to Barn Thursday

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
After being released from a hospital following treatment of influenza and pneumonia, trainer Wayne Catalano plans to be at his Arlington International Racecourse barn Thursday, Aug. 14. Read More...

Cal Expo Racetrack Named for Kirk Breed

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The racetrack at California Exposition and State Fair has been renamed for the late Kirk Breed, who served as executive director of the state horse racing board and was formerly general manager of the state fair. Read More...

Gulfstream Plans Lasix-Free Races in 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gulfstream Park, which plans to become the racetrack prototype for integrity in the sport, plans to offer furosemide-free races for 2-year-olds in 2015 and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy to control medication. Read More...

Gulfstream at Calder Meet to Offer 23 Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gulfstream Park announced Aug. 13 it will run 23 stakes races, including 12 on turf, worth a total of $1.775 million during this year's first fall turf festival, a 40-day boutique meet at Calder Casino & Race Course. Read More...

More Than Ready Mile Set for Kentucky Downs

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
One of the most prominent races of the upcoming Kentucky Downs meeting has been renamed the More Than Ready Mile after the internationally successful stallion standing at WinStar Farm. Read More...

Owners, Breeders to be Honored at TOBA Dinner

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner. Read More...

AHC Opposes Easing Saudi Import Restrictions

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The American Horse Council has opposed the easing of the current 60-day U.S. Department of Agriculture import requirement on horses from Saudi Arabia. Read More...

Coteau Grove Farms to Reduce Racing Stable

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Keith and Ginger Myers have announced Coteau Grove Farms plans to expand its breeding operation and reduce its racing stable. The farm plans to sell 21 Louisiana-bred yearlings and horses in training at Louisiana sales. Read More...

Collmus to Succeed Durkin as NYRA Race Caller

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Larry Collmus, who took over the race calling duties at Churchill Downs earlier this year, is moving on to succeed Tom Durkin as the announcer for the New York Racing Association. Read More...

Zenyatta & 2014 War Front Foal at Lane’s End

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Blood-Horse team was on location August 12, 2014 to film champion Zenyatta and her produce for an upcoming longform. Read More...

Slideshow: Arlington Million Retrospective

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A look at the history of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and Arlington International Racecourse, run by 92-year-old Richard Duchossois. Read the companion longform feature at http://www.bloodhorse.com/ArlingtonLongform. Read More...

Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Horses can suffer musculoskeletal pain and injuries anywhere along the axial skeleton that comprises the skull, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs. Bringing these horses back to form post-injury can be difficult and time-consuming, but possible thanks... Read More...

Forestry Colt Tops Record Northern CA Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Led by a record-priced Forestry colt for $75,000, results soared across the board at the Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale Aug. 12. Read More...

Former CHRB Commissioner Nicholaw Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
George Nicholaw, a former California racing commissioner, died Aug. 10 due to complications of an infection. He was 86. Read More...

MN Sale Posts Records in Gross, Average

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A change in location and a strong catalog propelled the Minnesota Thoroughbred Association yearling and broodmare sale to records Aug. 11. Read More...

Classic Winner Just The Judge Eyes Beverly D.

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Irish classic winner Just The Judge will try halt a six-race winless stretch in the Beverly D. (gr. I) on the Arlington Million (gr. I) undercard Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Panel: Backstretch Wage Compliance Increases

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Panelists at the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. painted a picture of increased compliance in the wake of a 2008 investigation into wage practices by the state of New York. Read More...

Three New PA-Bred Stakes Added for 2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) has added three additional stakes for state-breds to the 2014 race schedule, the group announced Aug. 12. Read More...

Wake Up Call For Up With the Birds

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Canadian colt looks to repeat his recent victory at Woodbine in the Arlington Million Read More...

450 Cataloged for Goff’s Orby Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
There are 450 horses cataloged for the two-day Goffs Orby sale, Ireland's premier yearling sale, set for Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Read More...

Health Zone: Sesamoid Injuries

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sesamoid injuries can be difficult to repair and even catastrophic; here's what can go wrong and how to prevent it from happening. Read More...

NYRA Franchise, Winter Racing Discussed

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The future structure of the New York Racing Association and the implications for year-round racing in the state were examined Aug. 12, the first day of the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Ten Stakes Added to Laurel Fall Schedule

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Ten stakes have been added to Laurel Park's fall stakes schedule, which was approved but not finalized at the Maryland Racing Commission's July meeting, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Aug. 12. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/16/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Serena's Song, Animal Kingdom Foal, Saratoga, Ellis Park, Monmouth, Del Mar & More Read More...

RTCA Seeks Nominations for White Horse Award

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Racetrack Chaplaincy of America is seeking nominations for the 12th annual White Horse Award. Read More...

California Chrome’s Connections Dreamed of BC

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
While Steve Coburn said they had Triple Crown dreams from the start, the partners also were thinking about the Breeders' Cup World Championships for California Chrome. Read More...

Carlton House to Stand at Darley in Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Queen Elizabeth II's Carlton House, who performed at the highest level in both hemispheres, will stand at Darley's Kelvinside Stud in Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season. Read More...

Bal a Bali Being Treated for Laminitis

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Bal a Bali, the Brazilian Triple Crown winner who has qualified for a berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is being treated for laminitis, according to Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm. Read More...

Panel: Equine Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Continued improvement in regard to equine health and welfare is closely tied to major cultural changes in horse racing, panelists suggested Aug. 12 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

WGOH: Slow Crawl to Uniformity

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
No getting around the need for a national medication policy. Read More...

Horsemen Voice Support for Suffolk Casino

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Horsemen and Suffolk Downs employees took advantage of their final opportunity to speak in support of a casino at the track during a Massachusetts Gaming Commission hearing Aug. 11. Read More...

Poll: Who is the Top Sprinter?

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Please choose who you think is the top sprinter from the poll list below. The results will be a part of a feature in the August 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. Read More...

Finnegans Wake Targets Grade I Win in Million

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two years ago, Finnesgans Wake entered the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) off a third-place finish in the Virginia Derby (gr. IIIT), and trainer Dale Romans promised, "This horse has a big one in him." Read More...

Kid Cruz Works Toward Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) winner Kid Cruz worked five furlongs in 1:02.45 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 11 in preparation for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23 at Saratoga. Read More...

Christie Vetoes Proposed NJ Sports Wagering

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have paved the way for sports wagering at New Jersey's casinos and racetracks. Christie on Aug. 8 rejected the bill. Read More...

Australian Board to Take Over Stud Book, Data

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Australia's administrative racing data is to come under the control of the Australian Racing Board, the nation's governing body for horse racing, upon completion of a deal to buy the nation's Stud Book. Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Nutrition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment covers components of a sales-prep feeding program, including supplements and how they promote development. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrion. Read More...

CDI Tracks, Jockeys’ Guild Reach Agreement

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Churchill Downs Inc. and the Jockeys' Guild announced Aug. 11 they have reached a three-year agreement on CDI's support of the Guild and its member jockeys. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read More...

USADA Chief: Independent Testing Necessary

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency Aug. 11 outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry should its factions come together and push for federal legislation. Read More...

BHA: Feed Likely Cause of Drug Positives

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Contaminated feed is likely to blame for eight horses, including one owned by Queen Elizabeth II, testing positive for morphine, British racing officials said Aug. 11. Read More...

Man Behind the Million

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A WWII veteran and Chicago business tycoon continues to influence Arlington International Racecourse -- despite his advanced age and the political challenges faced by the Illinois racing community. Read More...

Study: Post-Exercise Snacks Benefit Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Your horse just had a fabulous workout, got really sweaty, and used up a lot of energy. Now what does he want you to do? Read More...

I Spent It Squeezes Out Saratoga Special

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Javier Castellano, waiting for room aboard I Spent It in the stretch, squeezed through on the rail at the furlong mark and cleared off to win the Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) in smashing style Aug. 10 at Saratoga. Read More...

Lookin At Lucky Filly Tops New York-Bred Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Fasig-Tipton preferred sale of New York-bred yearlings concluded Aug. 10 on a positive note, with the overall two-day average increasing 11% and the median up 18% over the same sale at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a year ago. Read More...

FT NY-Bred Yearling Sale Day 2: Boyd Browning

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Boyd Browning recaps day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sale. Read More...

Moulin de Mougin Makes Right Move in Mabee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Moulin de Mougin secured the biggest win of her career and gave jockey Mike Smith a reason to celebrate his 49th birthday in the $250,000 John Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar. Read More...

After the Wire: Fourstardave H.

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Evan Hammonds looks at the Fourstardave Handicap and Sorrento Stakes this week. Read More...

Panza: Focus on Big Event Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
NYRA's Martin Panza said tracks need to focus on reducing race days or carded races in order to maintain quality for fans and bettors. He said the U.S. needs to build race days with national and international appeal. Read More...

Panza Suggests More Focus on Big Event Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
NYRA's Martin Panza said tracks need to focus on reducing race days or carded races in order to maintain quality for fans and bettors. He said the U.S. needs to build race days with national and international appeal. Read More...