Blood-Horse

Nyquist ‘Fit, Happy, Ready’ Nearing Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill and Nyquist's connections were happy with what they saw during the colt's two-mile jog May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

NYRA ADW Will Be Available Throughout U.S.

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association announced May 17 its national advance deposit wagering platform will be available in July to coincide with the 2016 Saratoga Race Course meet. Read More...

Nyquist Will Be Saddled Indoors for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist prepares for the second leg of the Triple Crown in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his trainer will saddle the Uncle Mo colt in the inside paddock rather than on the turf course. Read More...

F-T Under Tack Show Works Begin in Rain

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With steady rain falling, the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale began May 17, with two juveniles sharing the top eighth of a mile workout time of :10 and four equaling the best quarter-mile time of :21 3/5. Read More...

NBC, HRRN Set Preakness Week Coverage

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
NBC Sports Group and Horse Racing Radio Network have set their schedules for coverage of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) week at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Losing Mount Fees Increased in Kentucky

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission May 17 approved a new agreement that will increase losing mount fees on lower-purse races in the state. Read More...

Sumting Wong Named Iowa-Bred HOY

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sumting Wong was named both Iowa-bred Horse of the Year and Iowa-bred older female for 2015 at the combined Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners and Iowa HBPA awards banquet at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino May 14. Read More...

Dual-Registered Filly Tries Evangeline Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sandra New's Painting the Sky, a dual-registered Thoroughbred/Paint 3-year-old filly, will put her two-race win streak on the line the evening of May 19 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel in Louisiana. Read More...

Bowman Named Penn National Racing Secretary

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jenny Bowman has been promoted to racing secretary at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, the track announced May 17. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 5/17/2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Images from Belmont Park, Santa Anita, Woodbine, Golden Gate Fields, and more. Read More...

Abiding Star Gets All Clear for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Connections of the dual stakes-winning Uncle Mo colt, who is based at Parx Racing, were relieved to get the all-clear May 17 when an equine herpesvirus quarantine at the Pennsylvania track, in place since April 1, was lifted. Read More...

Nyquist, Exaggerator Stretch Legs at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the threat of early morning rain looming over Baltimore, trainer Doug O'Neill called an audible the morning of May 17 and sent out Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist to gallop at 6:08 a.m. EDT. Read More...

Rankin Named President of Sagamore Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sagamore Racing has appointed Hunter Rankin as president to oversee and guide the professional horse racing team and its farm operations, the Glyndon, Md.-based farm announced May 17. Read More...

Gun Runner Will Not Run in Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Asmussen officially took Gun Runner, the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner who finished third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), out of consideration for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) the morning of May 17. Read More...

Equibase Adds Quarter Horse Information

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Equibase Company May 17 said it has introduced Quarter Horse information at equibase.com that includes leaders' lists, leaders by track, and individual profile pages for horses and their human connections. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Heart and Ability

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Marylanders moving the needle with Pimlico study, breeders' incentives. Read More...

Nine Supplemented to Barretts May Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Horses will be offered immediately following main catalog May 27. Read More...

Chesham Stakes is Cunco’s Next Start

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Colt's next start is June 18 during Royal Ascot Read More...

First Clockwise Trial Held on Woodbine Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Seven horses sprinted five furlongs out of the gate, clockwise, on the E.P. Taylor Turf Course the morning of May 16 as a trial run for Woodbine's EuroTurf Series slated to start in June. Read More...

Nyquist Schools in Paddock, Gate

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Reddam Racing’s Nyquist jogged two miles and was schooled in the paddock and gate May 16 at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for his quest for the second leg of the Triple Crown in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Dazzling Gem Confirmed for Sir Barton

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Landers Racing’s Dazzling Gem will make his next start in the $100,000 Latin American Racing Channel Sir Barton Stakes on the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) card at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Stronach Group Has Deal to Buy Rosecroft

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Stronach Group May 16 said it has entered into an agreement to purchase Rosecroft Raceway, one of two harness tracks in Maryland and a major off-track wagering outlet for Thoroughbred racing, from owner Penn National Gaming Inc. Read More...

Drug Tests Clear for Derby, Oaks Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
According to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, all participants in this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) have tested negative for any prohibited substances. Read More...

Spendthrift Australia Sets 2016 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Spendthrift Australia has set fees for its current roster of four stallions that will stand the 2016 breeding season. All payable live foal fees remain the same as in 2015, and Spendthrift Australia has introduced the "Breed Secure" program. Read More...

O’Neill: Strategy So Far Has Been Successful

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill, in his first of two diaries as told to Tom Pedulla for America's Best Racing, said the plan for Nyquist has succeeded so far, and now it comes down to the post-position draw for the Preakness Stakes. Read More...

Mei Ling Could Speed Off in Allaire DuPont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mei Ling, Ahh Chocolate, and Savings Account will fight it out over Pimlico's main track in the Allaire DuPont, as none of the starters have asserted themselves this year to the point of obvious favoritism over the nine furlongs. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Seeks Fifth McKay Turf Sprint Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat, a winner in his 10-year-old debut in a May 1 allowance contest at Laurel Park, will hope to keep the momentum going in the $100,000 Jim McKay Turf Sprint May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Fiddler on the Hoof

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
On June 20, 2011, the Lady Blunt Stradivarius, made by Italian Antonio Stradivari in 1721 sold at public auction for $15.9 million. Read More...

Exaggerator Arrives at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico Park May 15, 2016. Video courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club Read More...

Watch Exaggerator Arrive at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Exaggerator arrives at Pimlico Park May 15, 2016. Video courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club Read More...

Acapulco Set for Return to Royal Ascot

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Wesley Ward-trained Acapulco, easy winner of the Unbridled Sidney Stakes May 14 at Churchill Downs, came out of the race fine and is set for a trip to Royal Ascot. Read More...

Shelbe Ruis Wins First Race With Longshot

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Longshot Rockport Babe not only provided an upset at odds of 20-1 in the first race May 15 at Santa Anita Park, but the 3-year-old Rockport Harbor filly also gave 25-year-old Shelbe Ruis with the first win of her training career. Read More...

Gamble’s Ghost Scores in Selene

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ivan Dalos' homebred Gamble's Ghost, patiently handled by jockey Luis Contreras, swooped to a score in the $150,000 Selene Stakes (Can-III) May 15 at Woodbine. Read More...

Exaggerator Arrives at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Exaggerator arrived at Pimlico Race Course at approximately 4:40 p.m. ET May 15 to join Derby victor Nyquist for a rematch in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 21. Read More...

Pimlico Special Features CT Classic Rematch

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stanford and Page McKenney, the one-two finishers in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) last time out, are set for a rematch in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

CT Classic Rematch in Pimlico Special?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stanford and Page McKenney, the one-two finishers in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) last time out, are set for a rematch in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 20 at Pimlico Race Course, if Stanford makes the gate. Read More...

Oaks Runners Back for Black-Eyed Susan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Land Over Sea and Go Maggie Go will make a quick turnaround off positive runs in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to try another Friday feature May 20 in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Nyquist Gallops Strongly at Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist galloped a strong mile May 15 at Pimlico Race Course in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I ). Read More...

Rawnaq Protects Home Turf in Iroquois Hurdle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
U.S.-trained Rawnaq held off two Irish invaders to win a thrilling edition of the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Hurdle Stakes (NSA-I) May 14 at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tenn. Read More...

Thatlookonyerface Upsets Marine at 32-1

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dominion Bloodstock and Barry Butzer's Thatlookonyerface split rivals in the shadow of the wire to win a photo over Bear'sway in the $150,000 Marine Stakes (Can-III) May 14 at Woodbine. Read More...

Wake Forest Surges Past Rivals in Man o’War

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Weaving through horses in the stretch under John Velazquez, Wake Forest displayed a powerful late kick to surge past rivals in the final furlong to win the $400,000 Man o'War Stakes May 14 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Wake Forest Surges Past Rivals in Man o’ War

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Weaving through horses in the stretch under John Velazquez, Wake Forest displayed a powerful late kick to surge past rivals in the final furlong to win the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes May 14 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Unified Stays Perfect in Peter Pan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Centennial Farms' Unified showed a new dimension May 14 in winning the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Acapulco Paves Way to Royal Ascot in CD Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ward plans on sending Acapulco to Royal Ascot in England to make a start in either the King's Stand on June 14 or the Commonwealth Cup on June 17. Both races are group I events. Read More...

Strike Charmer Rallies to Victory in Beaugay

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A three-month layoff earlier this year may have helped Strike Charmer, as she registered her first stakes win since 2014 in the $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, May 14 at Belmont Park. Read More...

I Will Score Game in Barrera Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Off the Triple Crown trail and back at arguably his best distance, Hans Poetsch's homebred I Will Score broke through for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera (gr. III) May 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Cavorting Dominant in Ruffian Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting hasn't quite looked like her grade I-winning self in two starts following the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), but the Bernardini filly found her best stride again May 14 in the Ruffian Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

Preakness: Abiding Star Needs Quarantine Lift

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maryland Jockey Club president Sal Sinatra confirmed May 14 that Pimlico Race Course is prepared to take special precautions to accept the Parx-based horses, both of which never showed signs of illness during the quarantine. Read More...

Casse Hits 2,000 Mark, Gears Up for Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
His 2,000th winner came at Gulfstream Park and he was at Woodbine, but that's just another day in the life of trainer Mark Casse and his far-flung racing operation. Read More...

Laoban Breezes at Keeneland for Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes-placed maiden Laoban breezed six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 at Keeneland the morning of May 14 in preparation for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...