Blood-Horse

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...

OBS Proceeding With Pavilion Makeover

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although details have yet to be worked out, by this time next year the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. will be well on its way to having a newly refurbished sale pavilion that is about 30% larger and will have about 25% fewer seats. Read More...

Study’s Goal: Concussion Management Protocol

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys. Read More...

Momentoes for Breeders of Royal Ascot Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ascot Racecourse recently announced two new initiatives to mark the significant contribution that breeders make to the success of Royal Ascot. Read More...

Mementoes for Breeders of Royal Ascot Winners

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ascot Racecourse recently announced two new initiatives to mark the significant contribution that breeders make to the success of Royal Ascot. Read More...

Fast Colts Top OBS Horses to Watch List

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If the speediest horses bring the highest prices, then the June 14 first session should get the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age off to a fast start. Read More...

Indirect Veto Stalls Adoption of WV Rules

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Some proposed changes and updates to Thoroughbred racing rules in West Virginia will have to wait almost another year because of an indirect veto by the governor. Read More...

Gun Runner, Untapable Breeze at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Steve Asmussen's duo of classic-placed Gun Runner and champion Untapable each breezed a half-mile June 13 at Churchill Downs ahead of their scheduled starts in graded stakes June 18 at the Louisville track. Read More...

Jockey Hernandez Returns to Action in Florida

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Rafael Hernandez, who was injured in a racing accident at Gulfstream Park Feb. 20, returned to action at the Florida track June 12. Read More...

Celestine’s Win Timely for OBS June Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Celestine, winner of the June 11 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT), went through the ring at the 2014 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which will be held this week. Read More...

ARCI Town Hall Meeting Set for Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled another in its series of town hall meetings for June 17 at Belmont Park in New York. Read More...

Surface Switch Impacts Golden Pick 6 Payout

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Under California Horse Racing Board regulations, two races moved from turf to the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields June 12 necessitated a change in the Golden Pick 6 jackpot bet. Read More...

WinStar Creates a Wild Ending

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
No one knows how long the 2016 Triple Crown will remain in the public's memory banks, but for now at least it should be remembered for its eccentricities, following one of the most memorable and emotional Triple Crowns in history. Read More...

Prado Stays Busy on 49th Birthday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey working to rebuild business in Maryland, where he won 24 titles. Read More...

Brown, Ortiz Take Belmont Festival Titles

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Godolphin Racing had the best overall performance by an owner. Read More...

Neshama in Woodbine Oaks, ‘Gizmo’ Plate Trial

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Carnegie Hill Stable and Kingfield Racing Stable's Neshama capped the card June 12 with an upset in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. Read More...

Tepin Tops Fields of 14 for Queen Anne Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Robert Masterson's Tepin will face 13 opponents from four different countries as Royal Ascot 2016 gets underway with a truly international renewal of the £600,000 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) June 14. Read More...

Half Brothers Finish One-Two in Ohio Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Half brothers finished one-two in the $75,000 Sydney Gendelman Memorial Handicap for Ohio-breds on the turf June 11 at Belterra Park Gaming. Read More...

Purses Increased for 2016 BC Classic, Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will have its purses increased this year to $28 million from $26 million. Purses for the Classic and the Turf will each get $1 million bumps. Read More...

2016 Belmont Stakes Race Sequence

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Relive Creator's victory in the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. Read More...

Post-Belmont Stakes News Update

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak updates us on how the Belmont Stakes contenders are feeling, future plans, and trainer updates. Read More...

Golden Gate Expects Large Pot for Pick 6

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Golden Gate Fields officials expect a total Golden Pick 6 jackpot pool of more than $4 million when the Northern California track wraps up its winter/spring meet June 12. Read More...

Exaggerator Exits Belmont Without Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Preakness (gr. I) winner, one of only two horses this year to run in all three legs of the Triple Crown, emerged from an 11th-place finish in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont without an excuse, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Handle Takes a Dip

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With no Triple Crown on the line this year, betting on the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) was well off the 2015 figure when American Pharoah capped his historic run. Read More...

Belmont Stakes: Creator Morning After

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Belmont Stakes winner Creator walking the shed row the morning after his classic win at Belmont Park. Read More...

Asmussen Basks in Belmont Afterglow

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Asmussen dreaded walking by a wall featuring photos of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners after Curlin's tight defeat in 2007, but that was all erased June 11. Read More...

Creator wins the 2016 Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Creator and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. win the 148th Running of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Read More...

Belmont Stakes Press Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Listen to Creator's connections discuss their Belmont Stakes victory. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Recap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak recaps Creator's win in the Belmont Stakes. Claire talks about Creator's connections of Irad Ortiz, Jr., Bobby Flay, WinStar, and Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Kent Desormeaux Describes Belmont Run

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux describes his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) run aboard Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, who finished 11th in a field of 13 June 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Cash Control Makes Grade in Mint Julep

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cash Control narrowly held on to beat stablemate Sweet Acclaim (IRE) by a head in the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (gr. III) June 11 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Creator Edges Destin to Take Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay's Creator needed every step of the 1 1/2 miles over Big Sandy to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) June 11. Read More...

Flintshire Impresses in Manhattan Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Juddmonte Farms’ globe-trotting Flintshire displayed his brilliant turn of foot in the stretch to post a 1 3/4-length victory over Ironicus in the $1 million Woodford Reserve Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox Gets Mojo Back in Obeah

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maybe I'm a Chatterbox needed a race, maybe she needed an easy target. Either way, the grade I winner got her mojo back in the $100,000 Obeah Stakes (gr. III), when she made short work of a short field June 11 at Delaware Park. Read More...

Frosted Dusts Competition in Met Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In his first U.S. start since opening the season in Dubai, Frosted delivered a dominating performance in the $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Frosted Dusts Met Mile Competition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In his first U.S. start since opening the season in Dubai, Frosted delivered a dominating performance in the $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Celestine Dominant in Just a Game Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
James Bryan Jr.'s 4-year-old Scat Daddy filly raced just off early leader La Berma in the mile turf test, breezed by in the far turn, and pulled away to win by 3 3/4 widening lengths. Read More...

Effinex Assigned Stephen Foster High Weight

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tri-Bone Stables' grade I winner Effinex has been made the 122-pound high weight for the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 18 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Tom’s Ready Finds Way in Woody Stephens

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zigzagging down the stretch to find running room between horses, Tom's Ready punched through late to score a clear victory in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Pure Sensation Scorches Jaipur Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Patricia Generazio’s homebred Pure Sensation sizzled from gate to wire in course-record time of 1:06.76 for six furlongs to take the Jaipur Invitational Stakes (gr. IIIT) over another Generazio homebred Disco Partner at Belmont Park June 11. Read More...

Cavorting Kicks Clear in Ogden Phipps

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cavorting closed from far back and drew off to score June 11 in the $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, a track she loves. Read More...

Shaman Ghost Conjures Up Brooklyn Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Shaman Ghost bided his time down on the inside and then easily flew past frontrunners Doyouknowsomething and Waymond Boyd to take the Brooklyn Invitational June 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Behind the Sale of Creator as a Yearling

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
"He was a striking colt, with a lot of Tapit about him, and he was a correct and good mover," Gainesway's Michael Hernon said. Read More...

Carina Mia Closes to Win Acorn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 3-year-old Malibu Moon filly earned her first grade I score, at Belmont Park in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) June 11, a one-turn mile that followed her six-length victory in the seven-furlong Eight Belles (gr. II) May 6 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Runhappy On the Shelf for 60 Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
James McIngvale's Runhappy, sprint champion male of 2015, has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right front cannon bone and will be given 60 days off according to trainer Laura Wohlers. Read More...

Runhappy On the Shelf for 60 Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
James McIngvale's Runhappy, sprint champion male of 2015, has been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right front cannon bone and will be given 60 days off according to trainer Laura Wohlers. Read More...

Economic Model Rolls Home in Easy Goer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Economic Model got a good trip in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes June 11 at Belmont Park, while favored Cupid missed the break, rushed up on the backside, and faded to finish last. Read More...

Economic Model Rolls Home in Easy Goer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Economic Model got a good trip in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes June 11 at Belmont Park, while favored Cupid missed the break, rushed up on the backside, and faded to finish last. Read More...