Blood-Horse

Litfin at Large: Shaman Ghost Gets Nod in Big ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
On the West Coast at The Great Race Place, the 80th running of the Santa Anita Handicap Presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1) anchors a five-stakes program Read More...

Juddmonte Reveals 2017 European Matings Plan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Prince Khalid Abdullah's elite breeding operation will support 35 stallions in four countries. Read More...

Owner-Breeder Mulholland Dies at 74

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Robert and Martha Jane Mulholland campaigned 2006 Princess Rooney Handicap (G1) winner Malibu Mint, a daughter of Malibu Moon they privately purchased after her runner-up finish in the 2006 Winning Colors Stakes. Read More...

NTRA Keeping Busy on Tax Withholding, Reporting Changes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The NTRA is continuing efforts to what it hopes will be a successful finish on new tax reporting and withholding rules while working with the industry to make sure it will quickly transition to the new rules. Read More...

Equine Fatality Rate Declines for Fourth Straight Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database (EID) has shown a reduction in the rate of fatal injury for a fourth consecutive year and a 23% drop since 2009, The Jockey Club announced March 10. Read More...

Wild Shot Has a Strong Shot in the Tampa Bay Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Gary Stevens Returns to Race Riding After Hip Surgery

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 54-year-old Hall of Fame jockey had just hopped off his first race mount since he underwent hip replacement surgery Dec. 21, and he had worked hard in the stretch aboard Oopper Wallah in the six-furlong claiming race. Read More...

Super Saver Colt Lights Up OBS Under Tack Show

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Super Saver colt earned high marks completing a quarter-mile in :20 1/5 March 9 at the opening session of the under tack show for the upcoming Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Guest Blog: Mandy Haskin in Dubai

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the Dubai World Cup preps concluded and the big night only a few weeks away, I thought I would get everyone in the mood by reprinting a feature my daughter Mandy wrote for Dubairacenight.com in 2010 about her experiences. Read More...

Prospect Park Back to Winning Ways

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pam and Martin Wygod's Prospect Park struggled to put it together in six starts following his last victory in the La Jolla Handicap (G3T) in August of 2015, but found his way to the winner's circle again March 9 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Battle of Midway Gets Redemption at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fox Hill Farms' Battle of Midway, third place in the San Vicente Stakes (G2), was able to get the best of a deep field of 3-year-olds in Santa Anita Park's seventh race March 9, a two-turn allowance optional/claiming event. Read More...

Send It In Looks to Ride Inner Track Success in Stymie

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fresh off back-to-back stakes wins, Paul Pompa, Jr.'s homebred Send It In will look to sustain his recent hot start in headlining a field of 10 in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes going 1 1/8-miles on the inner dirt track March 12 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Too Many Holes in Racing’s Rule Net

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If you think there should be a rule against a suspended trainer moving his horses to his wife, not only are you correct but there is such a rule; in fact, it's the industry standard. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Valiant Survivor

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the significant challenges experienced recently by the Texas breeding and racing industries, it was a huge lift for Texas when Douglas Scharbauer stepped in and purchased Valor Farm near Pilot Point. Read More...

Abel Tasman Moved to Baffert After Silks Mix-Up

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms' Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Abel Tasman has been moved from trainer Simon Callaghan to the barn of Bob Baffert, Callaghan said March 9. Read More...

John Henry: A Photographic Tribute

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Remembering the career and life of John Henry Read More...

TVG Plans Increased Coverage of Australian Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
TVG is expanding its agreement with Sky Racing World to offer increased television coverage of Australian horse racing on TVG and TVG2 as well as launch additional wagering promotions for TVG account holders on Australian racing.  Read More...

Arrogate, Winx Top Opening World Rankings for 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse rankings for 2017 features a tie at the top between superstars Arrogate and Winx (AUS), who each earned a 127 rating. Read More...

Johnsen Calls on Tracks, Horsemen to Work Together

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The keynote address at the first day of the National HBPA Convention March 8 in Las Vegas centered on partnerships horsemen can forge to improve the sport for everyone. Read More...

Honeybee an Add-On for Legacy?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Allen Poindexter's homebred Chanel's Legacy has dominated in Oaklawn's Dixie Belle and Martha Washington stakes. The 3-year-old filly takes the next logical step March 11 in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs, Ark. Read More...

Southeast Regional: Major Makeover in Ocala

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Michael O'Farrell's Professional Life has been inextricably tied to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., the Central Florida sales entity he chairs and which his late father Joe co-founded in the mid-1970s. Read More...

Look Back: Ghostzapper Turned Heads in 2004 Debut

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
This week is a recap of the 2004 Tom Fool Handicap (G2), run that year on July 4 at Belmont Park and won by Ghostzapper. Following is a short recap written by Steve Haskin followed by the stakes shell filed by Dan Liebman.  Read More...

Midnight Storm Rolls Into Santa Anita Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
All it took was a couple starts on dirt for Midnight Storm to go from gutsy turf miler to highweight in the premier handicap race on the West Coast. Read More...

Masochistic Aims for Second Triple Bend Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic will try to open 2017 by winning the $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G1) for the second time March 11 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Champagne Room Undergoes Surgery for Bone Chip

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, had surgery to remove a ankle chip March 8 and will require at least 90 days off before returning to training, if she returns to training at all. Read More...

Undefeated Mastery Faces Tough San Felipe Test

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cheyenne Stables owner Everett Dobson has a simple mantra heading into the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) March 11 at Santa Anita Park. "In Bob we trust," the Oklahoma City resident said with a laugh March 8. Read More...

Isabella Sings Seeks Redemption in Hillsborough

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Siena Farm's multiple graded stakes winner nearly wired the Hillsborough Stakes (G3T) last year but lost when Tepin rallied for the win and a course record. Read More...

Florida Oaks Class Edge to Daddys Lil Darling

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Normandy Farm's Daddys Lil Darling, who ran in four graded stakes to close out 2016, takes to turf for her seasonal debut in the March 11 Florida Oaks (G3T) at Tampa Bay Downs. Read More...

Wild Shot Taking His Shot in Wide-Open Tampa Bay Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When it was announced last week that track record-setting Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) winner McCraken would miss the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) with a slight ankle strain, a new level of opportunity was placed at the feet of classic aspirants. Read More...

Turfway Park to Send Out Signal in High Definition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The upgrade of the racetrack’s signal to HD, which debuts Thursday, March 9, will include new, customized graphics for an enhanced racing simulcast experience. Read More...

Dortmund Returns in Kilroe Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A new trainer led to a new surface for Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, the towering grade 1 winner who March 11 will take his first steps on the Santa Anita Park lawn. Read More...

Green Gratto Totes High Weight in Tom Fool at Big A

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Green Gratto will be making his 52nd lifetime start when he faces seven opponents in the Tom Fool Handicap, in which he will carry high weight of 119 pounds. Chief Lion is a threat to compromise Green Gratto on the front end. Read More...

Mo Town Back on Tab After Risen Star Disappointment

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Remsen Stakes (G2) winner Mo Town breezed the morning of March 8 at Payson Park in preparation for a possible start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Holy Boss, Fish Trappe Road Try Loaded Hot Springs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Oaklawn Park's $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes drew a quality field of eight older horses for the March 11 contest, including grade 2 winner Holy Boss, grade 3 winners Fish Trappe Road and Ivan Fallunovalot, and last year's classic contender Whitmore. Read More...

Ontario Horsemen Question Approach to Woodbine Cuts

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Horse People's Alliance of Ontario is calling for increased transparency and more accountability in the industry and in regulation because of concerns about changes to Woodbine purses in 2017. Read More...

Grade 1 Winner Weep No More Nearing Return

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ashbrook Farm's Weep No More, winner of the 2016 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), has returned to training with designs on making her seasonal debut during the Churchill Downs spring meet, her conditioner Rusty Arnold said March 8. Read More...

Betfair Sees Positive Trends in Exchange’s First Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The company that launched the first betting exchange in the United States, Betfair US, believes its first year performance offers some encouraging trends for the industry. Read More...

Staying to End of Sale Pays Dividends for Dini, Lustig

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Staying to the end of last summer's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June 2016 2-year-olds sale third session paid dividends for trainer Mike Dini and Alan Lustig, owner of Ballybrit Stable. Read More...

Espinoza, Goldikova Among Hall of Fame Finalists

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Five jockeys, three trainers and three racehorses comprise the 11 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum's Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.  Read More...

Animal Kingdom Gets First Winner in Australia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Arrowfield homebred Earth Angel, out of grade 1 winner and Australian champion Miss Finland, won by half a length at first asking March 8 at Ballarat. Read More...

Arapahoe Park Announces Changes in Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 2017 stakes schedule at Arapahoe Park in Colorado will culminate with the richest races the track hosts for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses on the final day of the season, but the road to those races will look different than in past years. Read More...

First-Crop Sires Well Represented at Cape Yearling Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Cape Thoroughbred Sales' March 18-19 yearling sale includes lots from first-crop sires Duke Of Marmalade, Jackson, Master of My Fate, Noble Tune, Pomodoro, Potala Palace, and Where's That Tiger. Read More...

Hunt to Headline Preakness InfieldFest Concert

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Budweiser InfieldFest is a full day, eclectic music festival. Read More...

Battaglia Elected to Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The longtime announcer, analyst, and odds maker will be recognized when he is inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. Read More...

NBC Sports Network to Broadcast Investec Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Investec Derby from Epsom Downs Racecourse in the UK will be shown live on NBC Sports Network for the first time this year. Read More...

Performance Genetics Offering Breeze-Ups Analytics

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The BreezeUpIQ.com algorithm uses race results and historical under tack show data to identify elite runners at 2-year-olds in training sales. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Don’t Ask

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two people in the past month have asked me, “So, who is your Derby horse?” Yet I was as dumbfounded at the second asking as I’d been on the first. I have no idea who my Derby horse is. And for two good reasons. Read More...

Formerly Abandoned Mare Makes Strides Toward Makeover

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The KyEHC rescued Annora from the high-profile situation that involved about 40 horses left on a farm near Harrodsburg, Ky. leased by Charles Borell and his daughter, trainer Maria Borell. Annora's listed breeder is Maria Borell. Read More...

NBC Sports to Broadcast Dubai World Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
NBC Sports viewers will get the chance to watch the world's top-ranked racehorse Arrogate compete in the $10 million Dubai World Cup from Meydan Racecourse later this month, following an agreement with Racecourse Media Group (RMG).   Read More...

2017 The Jockey Club Fact Book Available

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club announced March 7 that the 2017 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com. Read More...