Blood-Horse

Senate Committee OKs Pari-Mutuel Tax Changes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Industry efforts to change how threshold levels for tax reporting and withholding on winning pari-mutuel wagers are defined continues to pick up momentum in Washington, D.C. Read More...

Into Mischief Filly Tops Third OBS Session

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For the second day in a row, a telephone bid secured the topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June sale, when John Fort went to $250,000 to buy an Into Mischief filly during a session that saw numbers continue to spiral downward. Read More...

Stays in Vegas, Be Mine Back for Honeymoon

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stays in Vegas and Be Mine, only a head apart last time out in the Senorita (gr. IIIT) May 7, will be back for another graded grass stakes at Santa Anita Park June 19 in the $200,000 Honeymoon (gr. IIT). Read More...

CHRB Passes Third-Party Lasix Administration

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although many local veterinarians voiced opposition once again, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day Lasix June 16 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Peachtree Stable Lands Into Mischief Filly

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Peachtree Stable went to $250,000 to land an Into Mischief filly June 16 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale Read More...

Gun Runner Heavily Favored in Matt Winn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The graded stakes-winning son of Candy Ride makes his first start since a third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Increases Entry Fees for 2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Increased entry fees await participating owners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships but Breeders' Cup officials note that many owner benefits have been added to the event in recent years and more will be unveiled in 2016. Read More...

Million Title Defense on Line for ‘Pizza Man’

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Should his performance at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening be a good one, trainer Roger Brueggemann would send the horse to Arlington once more for a defense of his Arlington Million (gr. IT) title. Read More...

Six at Poker’s Table, All With a Shot

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three of the six entrants for Belmont's June 18 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at a mile are grade I winners. Red-hot trainer Chad Brown trains two of the others. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Colt on Offer at OBS Day 4

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A colt by Fastnet Rock has generated a lot of interest leading up to the June 17 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, and is one of the top hips to watch during the session. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Stephen Foster

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) featuring Effinex, Are You Kidding Me, Eagle, Bradester, and International Star. Sponsored by Equibase. Read More...

Order of St. George Thrives in Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Last year's Irish and European highweight for 2 1/2 miles and longer Order of St. George again lived up to his distance-loving reputation Thursday, June 16 at Royal Ascot. Read More...

Horse Owner Sues Breeders’ Cup Over Entry

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Class Racing Stable is suing Breeders' Cup over its handling of the entry of Holy Lute in last year's world championships. Read More...

Tapit Colt One to Watch on Day 3 of OBS Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The final 2-year-old by leading sire Tapit being offered at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is scheduled to go through the ring during the June 16 third session. Read More...

Tapit Colt One to Watch on Day 3 of OBS Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The final 2-year-old by leading sire Tapit being offered at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale is scheduled to go through the ring during the June 16 third session. Read More...

War Front Filly Shines at OBS Juvenile Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A bid made via a transatlantic phone call from Royal Ascot by Justin Casse to secure a War Front filly for $425,000 topped the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale. Read More...

Stonestreet Thrilled by Lady Aurelia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lady Aurelia was incredibly impressive in her second start, winning the five-furlong Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot, on ground probably not to her liking. Read More...

Veitch Again Petitions Kentucky Court

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch does not accept a May ruling by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that calls for a nine-month suspension for his handling of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

CHRB Discusses 2017 Racing Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Though still early in the process for allocating 2017 racing dates, a California Horse Racing Board Dates Committee meeting June 15 provided a glimpse of what might be ahead. Read More...

KHRC Denies Suspended Trainer’s Stay Request

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on June 15 denied suspended trainer Otabek Umarov's request for a stay in his lengthy suspension until a hearing can be conducted. Read More...

Avioli to Fill New CEO Position for TOC

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Greg Avioli, who has served as a senior adviser to the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, has been named to the new post of chief executive officer of the organization effective July 16. Read More...

The Pizza Man Tops Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ever-popular The Pizza Man, winner of last year's Arlington Million (gr. IT), returns to Churchill Downs for the June 18 Wise Dan Stakes (gr. IIT). The race goes under the lights with an approximate post of 9:05 p.m. Read More...

Effinex Draws Post 3 in Stephen Foster

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Effinex, who last year won the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will look to add to his legacy there June 18 when he takes on six rivals in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I). Read More...

Lawmakers Defy Cuomo, Pass NYRA Legislation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Defying Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York lawmakers June 15 gave final approval to legislation that would return the New York Racing Association to private control after a four-year period in which the board was dominated by appointees of the governor. Read More...

Two Big-Priced Horses Sell at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In quick succession, two horses sold for $350,000 and $370,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 15. Read More...

Ahh Chocolate Gets Sweet Spot in Fleur de Lis

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Ahh Chocolate is the filly to beat in the Fleur de Lis; she will need to pass Untapable in the stretch and then hold off Brooklynsway. Read More...

Songbird Back for Summertime Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A low-grade fever may have knocked Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird out of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but her 3-year-old campaign will restart June 18 in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Legends: Woody Stephens

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Woody Stephens often said that winning five consecutive editions of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) was the biggest accomplishment in his Hall of Fame career. Read More...

Outwork to WinStar After Retirement

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
WinStar Farm and Woodford Thoroughbreds have partnered to acquire the breeding rights to Repole Stable's leading 3-year-old colt Outwork, winner of this year's Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from the first crop of sire sensation Uncle Mo. Read More...

Nineteen Elected as Breeders’ Cup Members

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ten individuals were re-elected, and nine others elected, to seats on the board of Breeders' Cup members in voting that concluded June 13, the organization announced June 15. Read More...

War Front Filly Lights Up OBS Bid Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bidding by phone from Royal Asccot in England, Justin Casse, as agent, bought a well-bred War Front filly for $425,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age. Read More...

Legends: Easy Goer and Sunday Silence

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sunday Silence and Easy Goer carried their rivalry through each Triple Crown race, much as Affirmed and Alydar had done years earlier. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 6/14/2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stakes Races: Belmont, Metropolitan Handicap, Ogden Phipps, Woodford Reserve Manhattan, Acorn, Longines Just a Game, New York, Woody Stephens, Brooklyn Invitational, Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, Jaipur Invitational, Old Forester Mint Julep... Read More...

Russell Baze

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
View moments from the historical career of jockey Russell Baze. Read More...

The Historic Career of Russell Baze

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
View moments from the historical career of jockey Russell Baze. Read More...

Lady Aurelia Blowout Winner of Queen Mary

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lady Aurelia, winner of a maiden special weight at Keeneland in April, followed up with a blowout victory in the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-II) for 2-year-olds June 15 at Royal Ascot in England. Read More...

Breeder Reflects on Tepin’s Ascot Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall Farm, which bred champion mare Tepin, noted the large number of recent graded stakes winners that were raised at farms within a six-mile radius near Paris, Ky. Read More...

New England HBPA Files Federal Lawsuit

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New England HBPA alleges a rival horsemen's group violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it signed a purse contract with the Brockton Fairgrounds without its consent as the authorized horsemen’s group in Massachusetts. Read More...

Stay Thirsty Filly Tops OBS June Sale Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Topped by a filly from the first crop of Stay Thirsty, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale began June 14 with across-the-board declines when compared with the same session a year ago. Read More...

Five Join TCA Board of Directors

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
President-elect said several initiatives are being set for an active board. Read More...

Ahh Chocolate Works Half for Fleur de Lis

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate worked a half-mile at Churchill Downs June 14 in preparation for her next start in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares June 18 at the Kentucky track. Read More...

Pretlow: NYRA Privatization Talks Stall

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Talks have stalled over returning control of the New York Racing Association to private hands after a four-year period in which appointees of Gov. Andrew Cuomo have dominated the not-for-profit corporation's board of directors. Read More...

Juveniles by Freshmen Sires Popular at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale. Read More...

Juveniles by Freshman Sires Popular at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Juveniles by freshman sires Bodemeister and Stay Thirsty were sold for highest prices early during the June 14 first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale. Read More...

MI Legislation Offers Some Hope for Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Michigan lawmakers have passed legislation designed to improve the condition of the struggling pari-mutuel horseracing industry, which is down to two racetracks in the state. Read More...

Creator Throws Down!

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Relive the fun, fashion and pageantry surrounding the 2016 Belmont Stakes and two Breeders' Cup Win and You're In races at Belmont Park. From Frosted to Cavorting to Creator, the racing was as unforgettable as the exhilarating atmosphere. Read More...

Straight and True, Tepin Wins Queen Anne

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tepin defeated some of Europe's top milers at their own game June 14 at Royal Ascot when she scored a half-length victory in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I). Read More...

Strong U.S. Presence at Goffs London Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Americans in England for the Royal Ascot meet that began June 14 were busy at Goffs London sale, which was held June 13 at the Orangery at Kensington Palace. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Setting the Stage

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Belmont day package gives us plenty to look forward to. Read More...

Baze, All-Time Winning Rider, Retires

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, racing's all-time winningest rider, has announced his retirement, effective immediately, according to media officials at Santa Anita Park. Read More...