Blood-Horse

Effinex Pulls Upset of Empire Classic

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Effinex pulled the upset Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic, reeling in pacesetter So Lonesome to score at odds of 17-1 on Empire Showcase Day, the card for New York-breds at Belmont Park. Read More...

Taris Flies Clear in Lexus Raven Run

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Taris blazed to the lead and kept on going in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes Oct. 18, drawing off to an authoritative nine-length score in the seven-furlong sprint at Keeneland. Read More...

La Verdad Sparkles on Empire Showcase Day

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad found her way back to the Belmont Park winner's circle Oct. 18, landing the $150,000 Iroquois on Empire Showcase Day to collect her fifth stakes score of the year by 1 1/4 lengths. Read More...

Bevy of Breeders’ Cup Workers Hit Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning. Read More...

Father of Trainer Rick Violette Dies

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Richard A. Violette Sr., the father of trainer and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Rick Violette Jr., died Oct. 17 after a brief illness. He was 85. Read More...

Gordon Lord Byron Shines in Champions Sprint

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
World traveler Gordon Lord Byron squeezed through a narrow gap nearing the finish line for a stunning win in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (Eng-II) Oct. 18 at Ascot. Read More...

Trainer Richard Finds Footing at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Count trainer Chris Richard as one of the more enthusiastic horsemen regarding the recent removal of Polytrack and installation of dirt before this year's fall meet at Keeneland. Read More...

Teenage Horse Lover Integral Part of Donegal

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
As part of Donegal Racing, Amanda Gillman often goes to the track with her mother Paula when one of their horses is in action, and accompanies them to the saddling paddock, flanking the runner's right side. Read More...

Danny Boy on Pitch for Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
With an Irish-themed partnership, it was only fitting that Donegal Racing pay tribute to the Irish anthem by naming a runner after the song "Danny Boy." The colt has proven to be precocious and Breeders' Cup bound. Read More...

Madame Chiang Strikes in Fillies and Mares

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Madame Chiang capitalized when erratic front-runner Chicquita dramatically hung left in the final 100 yards and captured the QIPCO Fillies and Mares Stakes (Eng-I) Oct.18 at Ascot. Read More...

Don’t Tell Sophia Heads BC Works at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Three horses under consideration for the Breeders' Cup World Championships worked on the fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 18, led by Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) winner Don't Tell Sophia. Read More...

Gutsy Noble Mission Makes All for Ascot Win

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Juddmonte Farms' Noble Mission led from the start in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) and showed the heart of lion in repelling the challenge from Al Kazeem to get the win Oct. 18 at Ascot. Read More...

Admire Rakti Wins Caulfield Cup for Japan

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Japanese raider Admire Rakti made a storming seven-wide run in the final 150 meters and snatched a half-length victory in the Aus$3 million Caulfield Cup (Aus-I) Oct. 18. Read More...

Alcibiades Winner Peace and War Out of BC

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Qatar Racing's Peace and War, winner of the Darley Alcibiades (gr. I), has been injured and will not run in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1. Read More...

Travers Winner V. E. Day To Run in BC Classic

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Magalen O. Bryant's V. E. Day, winner of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), will run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1, according to racing manager Cynthia Curtis. Read More...

Big Night for Trout in Oklahoma Classics

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
C.R. Trout capped a three-win night in the Oklahoma Classics Oct. 17 when Imahit went gate-to-wire to handily defeat favored Z Rockstar for a repeat victory in the $155,500 Classics Cup at Remington Park. Read More...

Carbohydrate Composition and Equine Digestion

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Carbohydrates, including starches, sugars, and fiber, provide horses with the energy they need to meet their daily requirements. But what type of carbs should you be feeding? High-starch diets, for instance, can increase the risk of metabolic disease, while high-fiber diets might better support horses' nutritional health. Read More...

Tiz Wonderful Sold to Korean Racing Authority

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Central Kentucky stallion Tiz Wonderful, currently ranked second among leading third-crop sires in the U.S., has been sold to stand in Korea. Read More...

Any Given Saturday Sold to Korean Interests

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Grade I winner Any Given Saturday has been purchased by the Korea Thoroughbred Breeders Association and will relocate to South Korea for the 2015 breeding season, it was announced Oct. 17. Read More...

Cristina’s Journey Product of Romans’ Program

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Trainer Dale Romans has had success keeping his 2-year-olds in western Kentucky in July and August rather than upstate New York -- and it has nothing to do with purse money. Read More...

Sparkling Review Aces Pin Oak Valley View

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sparkling Review continued her climb through conditions in solid fashion Oct. 17, winning the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. It was also the first graded score for trainer Ben Colebrook. Read More...

Unprecedented Demand Pushes Tattersalls Gains

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Book 3 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale came to a close the evening of Oct. 17 in Newmarket, wrapping up an outstanding two weeks of trading at Park Paddocks. Read More...

Monmouth to Begin Sports Wagering Oct. 26

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Monmouth Park is to begin offering and accepting wagers on sporting contests and athletic events Oct. 26 at the New Jersey racetrack. Read More...

Lockout Holds Class Edge in Nearctic Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
John Oxley's Lockout, who has faced better company in his past three outings, holds a class edge against nine rivals Oct. 19 in the six-furlong Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine. Read More...

Goldencents Turns in Key BC Dirt Mile Work

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
W. C. Racing's 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) winner Goldencents breezed five furlongs Oct. 17 in preparation for a title defense at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Begins Monday

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes its 2014 October yearling sale will continue to reflect market stability after it's record-breaking edition last year. Read More...

NYRA Supports Proposed Medication Rules

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York Racing Association Oct. 17 expressed its full support of the New York State Gaming Commission's proposed rules on threshold limits for therapeutic medications on race day. Read More...

Malibu Moon’s Stud Fee Unchanged in 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington announced that Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2015, the same fee he commanded this year. Read More...

Belardo Among Juvenile Standouts at Newmarket

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Prince Faisal's Belardo gamely speared between rivals and drew off to a convincing win the Oct. 17 Dubai Dewhurst Stakes (Eng-I), the most prestigious 2-year-old race in Great Britain. Read More...

Canada’s Up With the Birds Targets Japan Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Up With the Birds, Canada's Horse of the Year for 2013, is expected to make his next start in the prestigious $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30 at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Bright Thought Out of Breeders’ Cup Turf

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Bright Thought, winner of the John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park, will not run in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), trainer Phil D'Amato said Oct. 17. Read More...

Stewards Find No Riding Errors in Fatal Spill

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Racing stewards in Indiana have found no riding infractions in the Tuesday, Oct. 14, spill in a race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in which apprentice jockey Juan Saez died. Read More...

Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I). Read More...

WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Street Cry’s Legacy

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Street Cry deserves to be remembered for his ability as a racehorse and for his part in developing a uniquely international branch of the Mr. Prospector male line. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: The Raven Run

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the G2 Raven Run at Keeneland. Read More...

Australia’s Ban on AI Upheld by High Court

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Sydney businessman and former bookmaker Bruce McHugh's efforts to overturn Australia's ban on artificial insemination in Thoroughbreds has ended after the Australian High Court turned down his appeal. Read More...

Preview Highlights NYRA.com Video Features

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The New York Racing Association announced that starting Saturday, Oct. 18, visitors to NYRA.com will be offered a special, two-day sneak preview of new, HD video capabilities. Read More...

Handicapping the British Champions Day Races

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the British Champions Day races at Ascot. Read More...

BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances. Read More...

Book 3 at Tattersalls Yearling Sale Begins

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale got started with a flourish Oct. 16 with 17 lots selling for 50,000 guineas or more and the six-figure barrier broken for the first time at the sale. Read More...

New NYRA Video Worth Checking Out

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
NYRA.com plans to roll out a preview of upgraded video options on its web site this weekend. Read More...

Suffolk Workers Union Sues Gaming Commission

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Unionized employees of Suffolk Downs have sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission contending it violated the law when it selected Wynn Resorts for a casino license instead of the track's gaming partner, Mohegan Sun. Read More...

Canadian International Attracts Brown Panther

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
European invaders Brown Panther and Hillstar will be well-backed as part of a competitive field of 10 expected for the $1 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) at Woodbine Oct. 19. Read More...

No Denying Holiday Star in Sycamore Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Following a pair of nose defeats in his most recent tries, there was no denying Holiday Star in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) as he wore down favored Red Rifle in the final yards on a soft Keeneland turf course. Read More...

Silent Treat Towers Over Ontario Fashion S.

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Six furlongs looks to be right in the wheelhouse of Silent Treat as the two-time stakes winners looks to add the Ontario Fashion Stakes to her portfolio in a 10-horse field. Read More...

Just The Judge Eyes F&M Turf Via E.P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Irish classic winner Just The Judge can turn an Oct. 19 run in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) into a bid at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) just a few weekends later. Read More...

Just The Judge Eyes BC via E.P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Irish classic winner Just The Judge hopes to turn an Oct. 19 run in the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) into a bid at the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) just a few weekends later. Read More...

Pre-Entries for Breeders’ Cup Close Oct. 20

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Pre-entries for all 13 Breeders' Cup World Championships races will close Monday, Oct. 20 at noon local time of the place of pre-entry, Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 16. Read More...

Australian Apprentice Jockey Dies After Fall

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Australian apprentice jockey Caitlin Forrest died Oct. 15 after a fall at Murray Bridge race course near Adelaide, the second female jockey to die in recent days. Read More...