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National HBPA Endorses Changes in Drug Rules

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National HBPA said April 11 it supports changes made by the Association of Racing Commissioners International in regard to uniform medication regulations. Read More...

How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For some breeders, the waiting game starts as soon as the mare is inseminated. For others, it starts when she's confirmed in foal. Still for others, it starts when she her belly grows large. Whenever that waiting game starts, all breeders want to know: When will my mare foal? Read More...

Wise Dan Gets New Season Off to Winning Start

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Wise Dan took his first step toward a possible third straight Horse of the Year title with a measured victory in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) on the Keeneland turf April 11. Read More...

Close Hatches Secures Apple Blossom Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Defeating four older fillies and mares, Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches secured her third grade I with a front-running performance in the $588,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 11 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

OBS Under-Tack Show Starts Tuesday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training is set for four days, beginning Tuesday, April 15, and continuing through Friday, April 18. Read More...

OBS Spring Under Tack Show Starts Tuesday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training is set for four days, beginning Tuesday, April 15, and continuing through Friday, April 18. Read More...

Predicteform Arkansas Derby Analysis

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Brisnet.com Predicteform Horse-by-Horse Arkansas Derby Analysis Read More...

Beshear Signs Bill Changing KTDF Eligibility

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed a bill that will allow Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund-registered horses entered for a tag in some allowance/optional claiming races to be eligible for fund purse money. Read More...

Racing Exempt in Proposed Online Gambling Ban

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Legislation has been introduced in Congress to amend the 1961 Federal Wire Act to ban all forms of interstate wagering except horse racing. Read More...

Belmont Sets Spring/Summer Meet Post Times

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Belmont Park will have a first-race post time of 1:20 p.m. EDT on most race days during its 2014 spring/summer meet, which begins May 1 and concludes July 13. Read More...

Arlington Adds Gabby Gaudet to Broadcast Team

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gabby Gaudet has been added to the 2014 broadcast team at Arlington International Racecourse, the track announced April 11. Read More...

Prado Injured in Training Mishap, Out 30 Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was injured in a training accident at Keeneland the morning of April 10 and will be out of action for at least 30 days. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, April 11 at NOON EST

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The transcript for today's chat is now available. Read More...

Preakness Media Award Winners Announced

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Ramon Dominguez, turf writer Sean Clancy, photographer Patrick Smith, and television executives Mark Viviano and Amy Zimmerman will be honored by the Maryland Jockey Club with this year's Preakness media awards. Read More...

Xpressbet to Sponsor Illinois Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Advance deposit wagering provider Xpressbet will be the sponsor of the Illinois Derby, set to run April 19 at Hawthorne Race Course. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
TimeformUS Stakes Plays from Keeneland, Oaklawn, and Santa Anita Read More...

Just a Way Ranked World’s Best Racehorse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dominant Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) winner Just a Way leads the second edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014 with a 130 rating. Read More...

Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar Webcast

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Considering Thoroughbred racehorse ownership? Find out how to get started during a LIVE Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar webcast, presented by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Friday, April 18. Read More...

Breeding for the Classics

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The quest for the classic racehorse has been ongoing since the first classic races were inaugurated in England in the late 1700s. Read More...

5 Tips for Feeding Foals

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Proper foal nutrition is critical for adequate growth and development. A foal’s main source of nutrients is his dam’s milk, but in some cases this alone won't meet his high nutritional demands. What should you do? Read More...

Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Goes to David Owens

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
David Owen's book, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National's Biggest Upset, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. Read More...

Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award Goes to David Owen

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
David Owen's book, Foinavon: The Story of the Grand National's Biggest Upset, was honored with the prestigious Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. Read More...

Chips All In Back to Defend San Simeon Title

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Chips All In defends his San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIT) title April 13 at Santa Anita Park in his season debut over the hillside turf course, facing nine opponents in the $100,000 event at about 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Santa Barbara Pits Stormy Lucy, Customer Base

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stormy Lucy, sold privately since her recent win in the Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT), returns to action for her new connections in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) April 13 on the Santa Anita Park turf. Read More...

Lemon Drop Dream Bursts to Count Fleet Upset

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lemon Drop Dream, tracking a blistering pace into the stretch, charged home to register a well-timed victory in the $294,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) in his graded stakes debut April 10 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Churchill Downs to Increase Takeout Rates

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In what it says is an effort to maintain daily purses and its stakes schedule, Churchill Downs plans to increase its takeout rate on win, place, and show bets as well as exotic wagers in 2014. Read More...

Pletcher Has Strong Pair for Beaumont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Alto Racing's Sweet Whiskey, who launched her 2014 campaign with a victory in the Old Hat Stakes (gr. III) leads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered in the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Blue Grass Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Frank Angst are on location at Keeneland this week to handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Unveils 2014 Event Logo

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Breeders' Cup has released the official event logo for the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita Park Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

Fever Knocks Lea Out of Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Lea, who was expected to race in the upcoming Charles Town Classic (gr. II), spiked a fever the week of April 7 and will miss a couple weeks of training, according to trainer Bill Mott. Read More...

Bayern Takes Oaklawn Spin for Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Leading Arkansas Derby (gr. I) contender Bayern got his first feel for the Oaklawn Park racing strip the morning of April 10 after arriving a day earlier with the contingent of California horses competing this weekend. Read More...

Sutherland-Kruse Returns to Woodbine in 2014

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Chantal Sutherland-Kruse will make her return to Woodbine with four mounts April 12 as the curtain lifts on the Canadian track's 2014 meet. Read More...

Gantry, Havelock Headline Shakertown Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland April 12 drew a field of 13 turf sprinters headed by the always reliable Gantry, who has not finished worse than second in his last eight starts, and defending winner Havelock. Read More...

Woodbine Commences 2014 Season Saturday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 2014 Canadian live Thoroughbred racing season will kick off April 12 at Woodbine with the first of 133 programs scheduled for the year. Read More...

Hold Me Back Sires First Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Truth in the Lies became the first winner for dual graded stakes victor Hold Me Back when the juvenile filly captured her career debut in the first race at Pimlico Race Course April 10. Read More...

Virginia HBPA Circles Wagons in Stalemate

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a letter sent to its members this month, the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association seeks to strengthen support for its organization, which is in a stalemate with Colonial Downs on race dates. Read More...

Virginia HBPA Circles Wagons

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a letter sent to its members this month, the Virginia Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association seeks to strengthen support for its organization, which is in a stalemate with Colonial Downs on race dates. Read More...

Fastnet Rock Colt Tops Closing Day at Inglis

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Fastnet Rock colt sold to trainer Gerald Ryan for the highest price of $1.3 million ($1,224,972 in United States funds) April 10 before the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale closed its three-day run in Sydney. Read More...

Peterson: Be Proactive on Surface Maintenance

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Consistent, regular maintenance and the sharing of information among superintendents are paramount to having quality, safe racing surfaces, said Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory. Read More...

Is Bobby’s Kitten Ready to Roar?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Will Bobby's Kitten stamp himself as a Kentucky Derby contender with a strong showing in the Blue Grass Stakes? Read More...

Judy the Beauty Poised for Top Madison Effort

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Already 3-for-3 at Keeneland, Judy the Beauty will try to nail down the first grade I victory of her career April 12 in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) at the Lexington track. Read More...

Kentucky Oaks Name Game: 2014 Edition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The meanings behind the names of several Kentucky Oaks contenders. Read More...

HRRN Plans Blue Grass, Arkansas Derby Show

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Horse Racing Radio Network continues its "Road to the Kentucky Derby" broadcast series April 12 live from Keeneland with exclusive radio coverage of the 90th Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Downey Profile: Blue Grass Is A Real Bear

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
It's the end of the Polytrack era at Keeneland, so let's take a look at the what we have in the last Toyota Blue Grass Stakes on synthetic. Read More...

All Blue Grass (Almost) All the Time

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The focus has shifted at Keeneland, as it usually does during the second week of April, to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will emerge from that event. Read More...

Bobby’s Kitten Favored in Blue Grass Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) drew an overflow field for its 90th renewal to be run April 12 at Keeneland, with Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Bobby's Kitten favored at 3-1 from post 5. Read More...

Sky High Gal Tops Sadler Trio in Las Cienegas

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer John Sadler has a threesome set to run in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course April 12 at Santa Anita Park, led by recent stakes winner Sky High Gal. Read More...

New York Trainer Joe Aquilino Dies at 76

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Joe Aquilino, a mainstay of the New York circuit for more than three decades, died April 9 following a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. He was 76. Read More...

Laugh Track Set to Scream in Commonwealth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Laugh Track, who has failed to duplicate his second-place finish in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) in two subsequent starts, returns to his favorite surface in the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 12. Read More...

Wild Dude Finds Good Spot in Potrero Grande

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Top sprinter Wild Dude heads a competitive field of eight older horses as he seeks to rebound in the $200,000 Potrero Grande Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park April 12. Read More...