Blood-Horse

Equibase Recognizes Two 2016 Parx Oaks Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a footnote to the official chart, Equibase will recognize both Miss Inclusive and Eighth Wonder as the winners of the 2016 Parx Oaks. Read More...

Equibase to Recognize Two 2016 Parx Oaks Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a footnote to the official chart, Equibase will recognize both Miss Inclusive and Eighth Wonder as the winners of the 2016 Parx Oaks. Read More...

Voador Magee Secures Breeders’ Cup Berth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Voador Magee's victory in the Grande Premio Brasil gives the Brazilian-bred a all expense paid berth to the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1). Read More...

Gun Runner Solid in Final Stephen Foster Move

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner put in a half-mile work June 12 in his final preparation for the June 17 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Gun Runner Solid in Final Foster Move

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner put in a half-mile work June 12 in his final preparation for the June 17 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

‘Jockeys and Jeans’ Raises $252,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The fourth annual fundraiser benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund was held June 3 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Chalon Delivers in Belmont’s Jersey Girl

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In her fourth start, and first outside of Santa Anita Park, Gary Hartunian's Chalon impressed in a stacked Jersey Girl Stakes for 3-year-old fillies June 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Holy Helena Surges to Woodbine Oaks Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a late charge, Stronach Stables' homebred Holy Helena stormed down the middle of the Woodbine stretch to defeat 12 others by a length in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser June 11.  Read More...

Big Macher Wins Thor’s Echo Off Layoff

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Unraced since November 2015, grade 1 winner Big Macher returned a winner in Santa Anita Park's $100,000 Thor's Echo Handicap June 11 for trainer Richard Baltas. Read More...

Earth First Winner for Claiborne’s Orb

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claiborne Farm's freshmen sire Orb had his first winner June 11 when Earth won in his debut at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

The Amazing Tapit: The Whole Story

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tonalist...Frosted...Creator...Tapwrit. If not for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah defeating Frosted in 2015, Tapwrit would have been Tapit's fourth consecutive Belmont Stakes winner. Read More...

OBS Sale to Close Out Strong Juvenile Auction Season

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With Ocala Breeders' Sales scheduled to close out the 2-year-olds in training sale season June 13-14, it will mark the end of a robust year that has seen across-the-board success for pinhookers and sales companies. Read More...

Tapwrit in Good Order After Belmont Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tired but good was the official declaration of how Tapwrit was doing Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after his two-length victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Read More...

Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak pays a visit to Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit and checks in on the status of several other Belmont contenders including Irish War Cry, Patch, Gormley, Senior Investment, and Hollywood Handsome. Read More...

Belmont First Triple Crown Race Simulcast in Japan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While the scratch of Epicharis (JPN) impacted the amount of money wagered, the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park still became the first United States classic simulcast into Japan. Read More...

Tapwrit wins the 2017 Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tapwrit with Jose Ortiz wins the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRABets (G1) Read More...

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Handle Increases

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Total handle for the Belmont Stakes day card June 10 at Belmont Park was down 5.8% to $93,666,832 although handle for the three-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival increased 1.6% to $124,740,193. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Wrap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak recaps the Belmont Stakes, where Tapwrit ran down Irish War Cry to become the third Belmont Stakes winner sired by Gainesway's Tapit, and trainer Todd Pletcher's third Belmont Stakes winner as well. Also an update on Hollywood Handsome. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Comments from the connections of 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit, including trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Dona Bruja Runs Down Believe in Bertie in Mint Julep

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Odds-on favorite Believe in Bertie did all of the work in the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3), but was unable to hold off a late surge from Dona Bruja (ARG) in the final strides.  Read More...

Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz and kicked well clear of the rest in the 1 1/2-mile classic. Read More...

Mor Spirit Reigns for Baffert, Smith in Met Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When the hard-knocking Mor Spirit earned a 6 1/4-length win in the $1.2 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1), it marked the fourth victory on the day for Bob Baffert and fifth triumph for Mike Smith. Read More...

Desormeaux Warned by Stewards After Training Whip Use

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park's stewards issued jockey Kent Desormeaux an official warning June 10 for his controversial actions during a workout May 28 at the Southern California racetrack. Read More...

Antonoe Announces Presence in Just a Game

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Juddmonte Farms' Antonoe announced her presence with a tremendous run in the $700,000 Longines Just a Game (G1T) June 10 at Belmont Park. Read More...

American Anthem Gives Baffert Third Win on Belmont Card

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
American Anthem left his field in arrears as he scored a powerful victory in the seven-furlong Woody Stephens Stakes, giving his trainer Bob Baffert a third win on the Belmont Stakes card Read More...

Disco Partner Wins Jaipur in World Record Time

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For a second straight year a Patricia Generazio homebred not only won the Jaipur (G3T) but set a course and North American record in the process when Disco Partner rallied to a half-length victory in the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Ascend Shocks Manhattan Rivals in Graded Stakes Debut

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In his graded stakes debut off back-to-back wins, Ascend proved up to the class upgrade when he scored a clear victory in the $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes (G1T) June 10 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Two Fillies Fastest Workers in OBS Under Tack Finale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A filly from the first crop of sprinter Poseidon’s Warrior and an Astrology filly posted bullet works June 10 as Ocala Breeders’ Sales concluded its under tack show in preparation for next week’s 2-year-olds and horses in training sale. Read More...

Songbird Returns With Brilliant Ogden Phipps Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In her 2017 debut June 10 at Belmont Park in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1), Fox Hill Farm's 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro was challenged in the turn by Paid Up Subscriber. Read More...

Abel Tasman Too Strong in Acorn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Abel Tasman, winner of the May 5 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), put on another last-to-first showcase when she shot up the rail and withstood a challenge from Salty to capture the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (G1). Read More...

War Story Storms the Field to Take Brooklyn Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
War Story made the last run, passed frontrunning favorite Tu Brutus and Sunny Ridge late, and took the 12-furlong Brooklyn Invitational (G2) June 10 at Belmont Park. Read More...

West Coast Best in Easy Goer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hall of Famer Bob Baffert brought West Coast to the East Coast ready to rumble, and the son of Flatter impressed like a 9-5 choice should June 10 in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park. Read More...

Grande Premio Brasil Offers Breeders’ Cup Turf Berth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Led by the Haras Doce Vale's Brazilian Filly Triple Crown winner No Regrets (BRZ) and multiple Group 1 winner Haras Santa Maria Araras's Daffy Girl (BRZ), a field of 18 runners has been entered for the June 11 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Gavea. Read More...

Grande Premio Brasil Offers Breeders’ Cup Turf Berth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Led by the Haras Doce Vale's Brazilian Filly Triple Crown winner No Regrets (BRZ) and multiple Group 1 winner Haras Santa Maria Araras's Daffy Girl (BRZ), a field of 18 runners has been entered for the June 11 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Gavea. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Day Scene-Setter

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak with news updates on Belmont Stakes day morning on June 10, 2017, at Belmont Park. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Day Scene-Setter

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak with news updates on Belmont Stakes day morning on June 10, 2017, at Belmont Park. Read More...

Churchill Repurchases Shares from Duchossois Group

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that it has repurchased 1,000,000 shares of its common stock for $158.78 per share from an affiliate of The Duchossois Group, Inc. in a privately negotiated transaction. Read More...

Strong Card Awaits Fans at Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the first two classic winners of 2017 skipping the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and a pair of hopefuls not making the race, the big-event approach to the day by the New York Racing Association could prove key June 10. Read More...

Strong Card Awaits Fans at Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the first two classic winners of 2017 skipping the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and a pair of hopefuls not making the race, the big-event approach to the day by the New York Racing Association could prove key June 10. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Simulcast Into Japan Still in Place

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Despite the scratch of Japan-based Epicharis from the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) the morning of June 10, the Japan Racing Association will still accept the simulcast signal of the 1 1/2-mile classic. Read More...

Epicharis Out of Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10 after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park. Read More...

Strong Start to Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Both total handle and on-track handle for the first two days of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival increased significantly over 2016's festival, the New York Racing Association announced June 9.  Read More...

Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Week

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Images from the days leading up to the races of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Read More...

Santa Anita Modifies Upcoming Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With no live racing June 15 and June 22, the track will now run a pair of three-day weeks, beginning June 16 and June 23, in advance of a five-day closing week, which starts June 30. Read More...

Santa Anita Cancels Two More Thursday Cards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With no live racing June 15 and June 22, the track will now run a pair of three-day weeks, beginning June 16 and June 23, in advance of a five-day closing week, which starts June 30. Read More...

Shirreffs Gets Another Shot With Gormley in Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In the days and weeks after Royal Mo's breakdown at Pimlico Race Course, in his last timed workout for the Preakness Stakes (G1), it was difficult for the trainer to power forward, but the other horses in his care deserved his best. Read More...

Surrender Now First Winner For Morning Line

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Lane's End first-year sire and grade 1-winning millionaire Morning Line had his first winner when Surrender Now took a maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies June 9 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

By the Moon Repeats in Bed o’ Roses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While By the Moon's running style changed a bit, the outcome proved the same as she delivered a second straight victory in the $250,000 Bed o' Roses Invitational Stakes (G3) June 9 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Red Cardinal Invades for Belmont Gold Cup Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Australian Bloodstock's Red Cardinal (IRE) invaded Belmont Park June 9 and claimed the $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup (G3T) with a strong turn of foot. Read More...

Hawksmoor Makes All the Running in New York Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In case the memo was missed the first time around, let it be known that Hawksmoor (IRE) alone on the lead is not a scenario that ends well for others. Read More...