Blood-Horse

‘Heaven’ Gives O’Brien Fifth Irish Oaks Win

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Seventh Heaven came back from a drubbing in the Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) last time out and defeated Oaks runner-up Architecture in the Irish equivalent July 17 at the Curragh. Read More...

California Chrome Brilliant in Del Mar Breeze

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
If there were any lingering doubts about California Chrome's condition in preparation for the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) after some less than sparkling recent workouts at Los Alamitos, he put those concerns away in a July 16 breeze at Del Mar. Read More...

Hundreds to Don Millinery at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. will honor the tradition of millinery in thoroughbred racing with two events on Sunday, July 24. Read More...

Monster Bea Scores for Miller in Oceanside

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Peter Miller hasn't had Monster Bea for long, but he's already reaped the rewards. Read More...

Los Alamitos Derby Tops Upcoming Fair Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) headlines a stakes schedule worth $550,000 for the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair at Los Alamitos meet. Read More...

Opening Day Attendance, Handle Up at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Del Mar's opening day July 15, on a Friday for the first time since the 1970s, saw an increase in attendance and all-sources handle, but a decrease in on-track handle. Read More...

OBS August Yearling Sale Catalog Online

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There are 1,043 yearlings cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale Aug. 23-25. The catalog is now available via the OBS website. Read More...

Hartman Takes Aim at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In his first serious try at Del Mar, trainer Chris Hartman knows he's going to be a target in the hypercompetitive claiming game at the seaside racetrack, but he's ready for a fight. Read More...

PA Breeders Seek to Restore Awards Payments

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association July 15 said it continues to work on restoring payments for breeder and stallion awards after corrective language failed to win approval before the state General Assembly adjourned. Read More...

Irwin Has First Win as Owner in South Korea

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Barry Irwin scored his first win as an owner in South Korea July 15, following close on the heels of an associate, Joe Dallao, who last week became the first American owner to win a race there. Read More...

New Parx Stakes Targets Cathryn Sophia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Parx Racing has added a $150,000 stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile Sept. 3 designed to serve as a Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) prep for Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia. Read More...

Gun Runner Set for Derby Rematch in Haskell

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Coming off a wire-to-wire romp at Churchill Downs, Gun Runner will head to Monmouth Park for rematch with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31. Read More...

Out-of-Competition Proposal Fails to Advance

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A rules committee for horse racing's umbrella group of regulators, the Association of Racing Commissioners, failed to advance an industry-supported recommendation on expanded out-of-competition testing at its meeting July 14 in Seattle. Read More...

Flamboyant Back in SoCal For Eddie Read

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
David Bienstock and Chuck Winner's Flamboyant just started to hit his stride early in 2016, when he shipped overseas for the Dubai Turf (UAE-I) in March. Read More...

Lightning Strike Kills Brilliant Speed

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I-winning freshman sire stood at Three Chimneys Farm, the longtime home of his sire, Dynaformer. Read More...

CHRB Alters Los Alamitos QH Drug Rules

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Regulatory body altered verbiage to move into line with court ruling, but issue currently only concerns Quarter Horse racing. Read More...

Flipcup Looks to Continue Synthetic Streak

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Flipcup looks to continue her winning ways July 17 at Woodbine Racetrack in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (CAN-III), the second start of her 5-year-old campaign. Read More...

Will Mei Ling Upset the Delaware Handicap?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) at Delaware Park featuring I'm a Chatterbox, Mei Ling, Paid Up Subscriber, and Penwith. Read More...

Horseplayers Get Shout-Out as Regulators Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Horseplayers will determine the success or failure of racing, regulators were told during a two-day training program held recently at Emerald Downs and the Seattle Thompson Hotel in Washington. Read More...

Divining Rod Stretches Out for Fair Hill Work

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lael Stables' Divining Rod, a grade III winner who has been away from the races since last August, worked five furlongs at Fair Hill Training Center July 14 in preparation for his 4-year-old debut. Read More...

‘Totally Thoroughbred’ Show Set for July 17

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show to benefit the Foxie G Foundation and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue will take place July 17 in the infield at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

‘Battle of Surfaces’ Returns to Canterbury

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Canterbury Park's July 16 program will feature the Battle of the Surfaces, which features a dirt race and a turf race run simultaneously with a common pool. Read More...

Indiana Grand Earns Safety Reaccreditation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Read More...

Keeneland Set for Encore of Joe Palmer Play

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Keeneland Library Lecture Series will present a repeat performance of Walter May's one-man show about legendary Turf writer Joe Palmer called "This Was Racing: An Evening with Joe Palmer" on July 26 in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. Read More...

California Chrome to Run for Cancer Research

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Majority owners Perry and Denise Martin and Taylor Made Stallions announced that California Chrome will run to benefit cancer research, as a portion of his earnings through the remainder of his racing career will be committed to the charity. Read More...

She’s Not Here Seeks Yellow Ribbon Repeat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing's She's Not Here did some of the best running of her career last summer at Del Mar and she'll look to find that form again July 16 in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) at the seaside racetrack. Read More...

Saratoga: New Charms, Old Favorites Await

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing fans will be greeted by a series of exciting new attractions, perennial favorite events and world-class thoroughbred racing when they return to the Spa for opening weekend of the 2016 racing season at Saratoga Race Course, July 22-25. Read More...

Frosted Big Mover in Latest World Rankings

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After winning the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) by 14 1/4 lengths, Frosted finds himself as co-second-highest rated horse in the world and is the biggest mover in the fifth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016. Read More...

First-Half Numbers Show Gains in Ireland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Horse Racing Ireland July 14 reported generally positive economic indicators for the industry in the first half of 2016. Read More...

Golden Gate, CA Fairs Continue Dates Dispute

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After more than two and a half hours of discussion July 13 during a California Horse Racing Board Race Dates Committee meeting, a racing schedule for 2017 in both Northern and Southern California remained unresolved. Read More...

Dressed in Hermes Gets Oceanside Class Relief

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 3-year-old son of Hat Trick returns to the seaside track July 15 on opening day with a drop in class to the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes, but will face a loaded field as he seeks a return to the winner's circle. Read More...

Remington Park Opens for Training

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Remington Park's 2016 Thoroughbred Season begins Aug. 12. This morning, the main track was opened for training with many trainers immediately sending athletes out for exercise. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 7/12/2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Belmont Derby Invitational, Belmont Oaks Inviataional, Suburnban Handicap, Dwyer, Belmont Sprint Championship, Delaware Oaks, Parx Dash, Rober G. Dick Memorial, Victory Ride, Stars and Stripes, Darley July Cup, Prix Jean Prat Read More...

Congressmen Push Pari-Mutuel Tax Changes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two members of Congress who support pari-mutuel tax changes submitted a joint letter July 12 urging the United States Department of Treasury to finalize new language. Read More...

Del Mar Ready for Friday Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Seaside racetrack opens for racing July 15. Read More...

F-T Sale-Topper Stormy Lucy to Frankel

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I winner Stormy Lucy, who topped the Fasig-Tipton July selected horses of racing age sale July 11 when she sold for $575,000, will be bred to Frankel on Southern Hemisphere breeding time this year. Read More...

306 Cataloged for F-T New York-Bred Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 306 yearlings for its annual New York-bred yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

TCA Grants Surpass Half-Million Dollars

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 13 grants totaling $535,851 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission. Read More...

F-T Catalogs 306 for New York-Bred Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 306 yearlings for its NY Bred Yearlings Sale, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14. Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York. Read More...

Race Track Chaplaincy Awarded TCA Grant

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) is pleased to announce their selection as a recipient of the Thoroughbred Charities of America's (TCA) annual grant for 2016. Read More...

Cherry Wine Favored in Indiana Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cherry Wine headlines a field of twelve 3-year-olds in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) July 16 at Indiana Grand Race Course. Hot off the Triple Crown trail, the son of Paddy O'Prado is seeking his first graded stakes victory. Read More...

Rogers, Hertrich, Murphy Get BC Board Seats

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mike Rogers of The Stronach Group was elected, while owner/breeder Fred Hertrich III and Clem Murphy of Coolmore Stud were re-elected, to the 14-member Breeders' Cup board of directors. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton July Recap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Sale, including comments from Boyd Browning, President of Fasig-Tipton, and Aron Wellman of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency Read More...

Strong Demand at Top at F-T; Numbers Decline

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There were no surprises July 19 when Fasig-Tipton kicked off the yearling season with its selected sale as the auction mirrored results seen at most North American sales the last two years. Read More...

Washington Oaks Decides Divisional Leader

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bonus possible for winner of nine-furlong stakes at Emerald Downs. Read More...

Midwest Stars Aiming for Albuquerque Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The connections of two Midwest-based handicap stars are targeting the 1 1/8-mile, $175,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap for their next starts. Read More...

Indiana Derby Week Barn Notes for July 12

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
News on horses gearing up for Indiana Grand's top event and other races. Read More...

Deep Impact Rules JRHA Foal Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A pair of foals by Deep Impact each sold for $2,718,447, the overall highest price of the two-day JRHA select sale, which closed July 12 with records in overall gross and average price. Read More...

Laurel Park’s Fall Stakes Schedule Set

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Maryland Jockey Club July 12 announced a $3.25 million fall stakes schedule featuring 32 stakes(four graded) and five Super Saturdays with four or more stakes. Read More...