Blood-Horse

Artemis Agrotera Well-Placed in F&M Sprint

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A winner of three straight races, Artemis Agrotera could nail down champion female sprinter honors if the daughter of Roman Ruler can extend that victory streak in the DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Read More...

Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

American Pharoah Lands Post 5 for Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a dominant winner of two grade I stakes in his last two starts, drew post 5 versus 12 other 2-year-old males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Angela Renee Inside for Juvenile Fillies

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Several 2-year-old fillies with strong last-out efforts in graded stakes figure to grab the most attention in a field of 12 entered for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Could Be Reneesgotzip’s Year in Turf Sprint

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With the retirement of Mizdirection, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I) the last two years, this could be Reneesgotzip's year to emerge on top in the 6 1/2-furlong race. Read More...

Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31. Read More...

Brown Quartet Heads Juvenile Fillies Turf

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Turf test draws a talented and deep field of 2-year-old fillies from U.S. and Europe Read More...

Imperia Draws Post 11 in BC Juvenile Turf

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Godolphin Racing's Imperia, winner of the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) in his last start, drew post 11 in a field of 14 2-year-olds entered for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Strong Start to Tattersalls Autumn Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale got off to a strong start Oct. 27, with eight horses topping six-figures and average and median both well up. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct. 27, 2014

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Claire Novak updates us on Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita on Oct. 27, 2014. Learn about today's works, California Chrome and more! Read More...

Longform: Long Live the Queen

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The legacy of one of the modern era's best-known Thoroughbred stars continues to this day as two-time Breeders' Cup winner and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta maintains a devoted fan following. Read More...

Delta Downs Vet, Parents Killed in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Emily Champion, who practiced veterinary medicine at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in Vinton, La., was the victim of a multiple homicide this weekend while visiting her parents at their rural home in Western Ky. Read More...

New BC Policy: Will Industry Embrace Action?

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The recent announcement by Breeders' Cup to ban horses from being entered in the World Championships if their trainers are found to be in violation of its convicted trainers rule, effective 2015, could signal change. Read More...

Flight Plan for BC Horses Slightly Altered

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A cracked windshield on a Tex Sutton plane caused minor shuffling in plans for the transportation of Breeders' Cup contenders in New York and Kentucky, but all runners are expected to arrive at Santa Anita Park by Oct. 29. Read More...

RCI Considers New Model Rule on Safety Rails

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
An Association of Racing Commissioners International's (RCI) committee said regulatory standards for racetrack rail systems should be updated to embrace new systems and technologies developed to protect jockeys and horses. Read More...

RCI Considers New Model on Rail Standards

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
An Association of Racing Commissioners International's (RCI) committee said regulatory standards for racetrack rail systems should be updated to embrace new systems and technologies developed to protect jockeys and horses. Read More...

Stevens Lands Juvenile Fillies Turf Mount

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
It seems like just yesterday Stevens looked to have little or no shot to make the Breeders' Cup following knee reconstruction surgery. But if there is one thing we have learned about Stevens it is to never count him out. Read More...

Bourbon Courage Has BC Sprint Blowout

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Bourbon Lane Stable's XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Bourbon Courage had a good Oct. 27 blowout for the Nov. 1 event, breezing three furlongs in :34 1/5 at Keeneland for trainer Kellyn Gorder. Read More...

BC Fantasy Game Offers $1 Million Prize

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Registration has opened for the Breeders' Cup Classic Million Dollar Finish fantasy game, which offers players the chance to win $1 million for selecting the top 10 finishers in order in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Minnesota Owner/Breeder Casby Dead at 63

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Camelia "Cam" Casby, a longtime Thoroughbred breeder and owner who managed stables in Minnesota, Kentucky, and New York, died Oct. 25 after complications from a heart attack she suffered a week earlier. She was 63. Read More...

BC 2014: Assistant Trainer Alan Sherman

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Assistant trainer Alan Sherman offers an update on Breeders' Cup Classic contender California Chrome Oct. 27, 2014. Hear why Alan thought "California Chrome trained like a monster today." Read More...

Monday Cup Report: Busy Work Day, Posts Await

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Monday, Oct. 27, was another busy work day at Santa Anita Park for horses pointing toward the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Meanwhile, the connections of horses entered were awaiting the post position draw later Monday. Read More...

Haskin BC Report: A Classic Potpourri

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
There are so many different aspects to this year's Breeders' Cup Classic and so many little tidbits surrounding the participants, it is time to share some of them. Read More...

Keeneland Officials Get Early Start on 2015

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Keeneland sent representatives to Santa Anita to get a feel for the procedures leading up to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup. Keeneland officials regularly attend the World Championships, but this year is different. Read More...

Sweet Cassiopeia Added to F-T November Sale

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Sweet Cassiopeia, a multiple stakes-winning daughter of Five Star Day--My Sweet Caroline, by Salt Lake, has been added to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale Nov. 3. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Fan Events to Benefit Aftercare

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, an official Breeders' Cup charity, is pleased to announce two exciting fan experiences to promote Thoroughbred Aftercare at the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov 1. Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro Tops Darley’s 2015 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Darley's roster of 14 stallions in America will be led by top stallion Medaglia d'Oro who has sired 11 group/grade I winners to date including 2014 grade I winners Lochte and Coffee Clique. Read More...

Free Equibase B.C. Contests to Award $10,000

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Equibase Company will offer separate handicapping tournaments on Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with $10,000 in total cash prizes. Read More...

Long Live the Queen

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The legacy of one of the modern era's best-known Thoroughbred stars continues to this day as two-time Breeders' Cup winner and 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta maintains a devoted fan following. Read More...

BC 2014: Moreno Checks Out Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Breeders' Cup Classic contender Moreno in the saddling area after schooling in the Santa Anita paddock Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. Read More...

Marr, Juarez Dominate New Mexico Cup Series

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Favored That's Who prevailed in the $192,720 Rocky Gulch New Mexico Classic Championship, giving trainer Joel Marr and jockey Alfredo Juarez Jr. four wins apiece on the rich program for state-breds Oct. 26 at Zia Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: Hanging With Bayern

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Get up close to key Breeders' Cup Classic contender Bayern before his Oct. 26, 2014 Santa Anita work. Read More...

BC 2014: Bob Elliston and Craig Fravel

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Tom LaMarra interviews Breeders' Cup President Craig Fravel and COO Bob Elliston. The trio discuss record pre-entries including European contenders, what to expect at Keeneland next year, and a few possible wagering picks. Read More...

Ortiz, Brown, Dubb Secure Belmont Meet Titles

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After sharing the spring/summer Belmont meet title with Javier Castellano, Irad Ortiz Jr. made sure he was alone atop the fall leaderboard by winning seven races on closing weekend. Read More...

Dame Dorothy Delivers in Turnback the Alarm

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Bobby Flay's Dame Dorothy remained undefeated in four starts when she held off a late run from Catch My Drift to take the $200,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) by a half length on closing day at Belmont Oct. 26. Read More...

Magician to Stand at Ashford Stud in 2015

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Defending Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) winner Magician will be retired to stand in 2015 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., following his expected start in this year's edition of the race Nov. 1. Read More...

Ward Sends BC Contenders in Keeneland Works

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Group I victor No Nay Never led the quartet with a bullet five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 on a firm course in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT). Read More...

Tac de Boistron Repeats in French St. Leger

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Tac de Boistron overtook pacesetter High Jinx in the final furlong and struck for a repeat win in the Prix Royal-Oak (Fr-I, French St. Leger) Oct. 26 at Longchamp. Read More...

New York Racing Moves to Aqueduct Oct. 29

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Thoroughbred racing action moves to Aqueduct Racetrack Oct. 29, when the opening weekend will feature the simulcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park as well as a trio of live graded stakes. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup News Update for Oct. 26, 2014

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Claire Novak updates us on California Chrome's arrival, Majestic Harbor, Tapiture, Untapable, Bob Baffert's reaction to the works of Bayern and American Pharoah, and Capo Bastone being out of the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Baffert Impressed with Fast Anna’s Drill

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Trainer of leading Breeders' Cup Sprint contender and defending champion Secret Circle discovers new threat after Fast Anna delivers super-quick move Oct. 26. Read More...

Beholder to Remain With Trainer Mandella

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Two-time Eclipse champion Beholder will remain with Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella for the time being as she recovers fully from a fever that forced her out of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Read More...

Tapiture Sailing Well into BC Dirt Mile

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The 3-year-old Tapit colt is following the route taken by another Winchell-bred son of Tapit, Tapizar, who won the Dirt Mile in 2012. Read More...

Haskin BC Report: Don’t Overlook Imperative

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Has the Breeders' Cup Classic got you stumped? Are you clueless as to who is going to like the track, like the distance, not mind the traveling, draw a bad post? Do you know how good Shared Belief really is? Read More...

California Chrome Arrives at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will begin his training and schooling at Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Sadler on Candy Boy: ‘His Form is His Form’

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Although classic winner California Chrome and champion Shared Belief are among the 3-year-olds sharing top billing in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer John Sadler believes Candy Boy belongs. Read More...

Capo Bastone Out of Dirt Mile; Entered at F-T

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' grade I winner Capo Bastone will bypass the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31 and be entered in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale Nov. 3. Read More...

Toho Jackal Streaks to Course Record at Kyoto

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Toho Jackal smashed the Kyoto course record by nearly two seconds in winning the 75th Kikuka Sho (Jpn-I, Japanese St. Leger), the final jewel in Japan's Triple Crown Oct. 26. Read More...

Fast Anna, Others Work at Santa Anita Park

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
One day after nearly two dozen Breeders' Cup World Championships pre-entrants worked at Santa Anita Park, the Oct. 26 work tab was much smaller, with a handful of horses going through their final preps. Read More...

Bayern, ‘Pharoah Post Smooth Final BC Works

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Trainer Bob Baffert indicated he liked what he saw from Bayern and American Pharoah after they both worked five furlongs Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More...