Blood-Horse

Oaklawn Park Cancels Feb. 16 Holiday Program

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A winter storm has led Oaklawn Park to cancel its Feb. 16 Presidents' Day card that included the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Mufajaah Edges Flashy American in Bayakoa

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Mufajaah went six wide in the final turn and closed to win the $100,000 Bayakoa (gr. III) by a neck over Flashy American for her second straight stakes win at Oaklawn Park Feb. 15. Read More...

Baffert Impressed by American Pharoah Work

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah Drew an appreciative appraisal from trainer Bob Baffert as he continued to work in preparation for his 3-year-old debut the morning of Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Golden Gate Opener Refunded After Malfunction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first race at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 15 was declared a no-contest when, because of a malfunction, the starting gate couldn't be moved off the track in time for the one-mile event to be completed. Read More...

Ride On Curlin Pointing for Razorback Next

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Runner-up in the Essex Handicap Feb. 14, Ride On Curlin will point toward the $250,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) in one month, trainer Billy Gowan said the morning after the son of Curlin made his return to stakes action. Read More...

Itsaknockout Breezes for Fountain of Youth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Undefeated 3-year-old Itsaknockout turned in his final breeze the morning of Feb. 15 in preparation for his stakes debut in the upcoming $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) for trainer Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Jockey Ramon Guce Registers 1,000th Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Ramon Guce won his 1,000th North American race the evening of Feb. 14 when he guided favored A B C Me Awesome to victory in the first race at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Read More...

Deep Field Lines Up for Southwest Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Feb. 16

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With sub-zero wind chills anticipated from a severe winter storm, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 16, including the scheduled $100,000 Evening Attire Stakes. Read More...

Improving Warren’s Veneda Wins Santa Maria

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Warren's Veneda claimed her first graded stakes victory with a wide closing drive to capture the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Metaboss Motors to El Camino Real Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Metaboss, coming from well off the pace with a powerful wide move, overtook favored Conquest Typhoon in deep stretch for a 6-1 surprise in the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) under Hall of Fame jockey Alex Solis. Read More...

Golden Lad Holds Off Ride On Curlin in Essex

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Returning to Oaklawn Park where he secured his first career stakes win, Golden Lad held off last year's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Ride On Curlin to post a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Essex Stakes. Read More...

Merry Meadow Romps Home in Hurricane Bertie

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Merry Meadow turned what was shaping up as a match race on the turn into a romping 9 1/2-length victory in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 14 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Lady Sabelia Unchallenged in Fritchie Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maryland-based Lady Sabelia's graded stakes debut in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (gr. II) was a runaway success at Feb. 14 Laurel Park as Mrs. Frank P. Wright's homebred mare led gate to wire. Read More...

Isabelle Takes Third Straight in Broadway

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Isabelle surged late to collar pacesetting Atlantic's Smile in the final 70 yards to post her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Broadway Stakes at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 14. Read More...

Debut Winner Power Jam Impresses for Baffert

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Power Jam joined the crowded Bob Baffert barn of 3-year-old prospects with an easy 4 1/4-length victory in a six furlong maiden special weight event Feb. 14 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Ron the Greek Romps to Win in Saudi Arabia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Iron horse Ron the Greek, a former multiple grade I winner in the U.S., notched a fourth consecutive win Feb. 14 in Saudi Arabia as he romped to a seven-length triumph in the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cup. Read More...

Upstart Breezes, Ready for Fountain of Youth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Upstart breezed five furlongs at Palm Meadows the morning of Feb. 14 in preparation for a planned start in the upcoming $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Dissident Fires Back to Win C.F. Orr

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dissident entered the C. F. Orr Stakes as the horse to beat and emerged from Australia's first top-level race of the season Feb. 14 at Caulfield with his fourth group I triumph. Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Feb. 15

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In anticipation of extreme winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Sunday, Feb. 15. Read More...

Winter Weather Forces Several Cancellations

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In anticipation of extreme winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Sunday, Feb. 15, and Laurel Park has postponed its Sunday card. Read More...

Confusing Payout Situation at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has explained a confusing situation in terms of payouts following the sixth race Friday, Feb. 13. Read More...

La Tia Seeking Third Straight in Buena Vista

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Speedy mare La Tia will look to capture her third straight graded stakes and fifth overall in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IT) at one mile on the turf Feb. 16 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Repole Entry Looks Tough in Evening Attire

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Owner Mike Repole will be well-represented in the $100,000 Evening Attire Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 16, when he will send out the coupled entry of Micromanage and Village Warrior, both trained by Todd Pletcher. Read More...

Washington Racing Awards Dinner Set Feb. 28

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 2014 Washington champion racehorses and other deserving industry members will be given their due at the annual awards banquet to be held at Emerald Downs Feb. 28. Read More...

Zee Bros Returns to Laurel for General George

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three months after taking the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, Zee Bros returns to Laurel Park as the 117-pound starting highweight in the $250,000 General George Handicap (gr. III) Feb. 16. Read More...

Slideshow: Gary Stevens

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A celebration of the career of Gary Stevens on the occasion of his 5,000th North American victory. Read More...

Stevens Scores 5,000th North American Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Aboard favored Catch a Flight, Gary Stevens held off hard-closing Sammy Mandeville to claim his 5,000th North American victory Feb. 13 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

First Foal for Spendthrift’s Awesome Patriot

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Spendthrift Farm's Awesome Patriot, a stakes-winning full brother to Preakness (gr. I) winner Oxbow, sired his first reported foal just after midnight Feb. 8. The colt was born at Windhorse Thoroughbreds in Middleburgh, N.Y. Read More...

Derby Points a Concern for Texas Red Trainer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Keith Desormeaux said Feb. 13 he would not race Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Texas Red again in preparation for the Kentucky Derby if not for the current points system aligned with the Run for the Roses in May. Read More...

Retired Trainer Dale Bagnell Dies in Missoula

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Western-based owner, breeder, and trainer Dale Bagnell who registered numerous stakes wins primarily in Montana, died at age 83 on Jan. 30 in Missoula, Mont. Read More...

Eleven 3-Year-Olds Set to Go in Southwest

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Convincing Smarty Jones winner Far Right is one of 11 3-year-olds seeking to advance on the road to the Triple Crown in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), the Presidents Day feature from Oaklawn Park Feb. 16. Read More...

California Chrome Named State’s Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Eclipse Award Horse of the Year California Chrome was officially named California-bred Horse of the Year for 2014 at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association awards dinner at the Pasadena Westin. Read More...

Future Champions Festival Set for Newmarket

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The new two-day Dubai Future Champions Festival, which will include a pair of group I races for juveniles, has been approved by the British Horseracing Authority. Read More...

Kentucky Senate Approves EquiLottery Bill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Senate on Feb. 13 passed a bill that would enable a lottery game based on the results of live horse racing, by a margin of 22-9 in a morning session at the state capitol in Frankfort. Read More...

I’m a Chatterbox: a Silverbullet for Munnings

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Silverbulletday winner I'm a Chatterbox was the first stakes winner of 2015 for Munnings, who was one of the leading freshman sires of 2014. Read More...

Ramon Rionda Dedicated to Latin Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rionda is intimately involved in the day-to-day challenges of the individual tracks, while also trying to guide the overall growth of Codere's racing division. Read More...

Bill Would Provide Funding for Virginia Group

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Virginia legislators have advanced bills that would provide funding for the Virginia Equine Alliance, a non-profit group that could shape racing in the state. Read More...

Shadwell’s South African Sire Muhtafal Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Shadwell Stud's former Central Kentucky sire Muhtafal, a half brother to 1987 Canadian Horse of the Year and prominent sire Afleet, recently passed away at Spring Valley Stud in South Africa. He was 23. Read More...

Retired Nebraska Trainer DeRoin Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Retired trainer F. Gene DeRoin died Feb. 11 in South Sioux City, Neb., at age 72 after a lengthy illness. Among the horses DeRoin trained were stakes winners Not at Home, Spruce Note, and Bad Boy Yankee. Read More...

Beholder Could Make Return in Madison Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two-time champion Beholder could make her return to the races in the $350,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) over seven furlongs at Keeneland on April 4, according to trainer Richard Mandella. Read More...

Anabolic Steroids Still Issue in U.S. Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In 2014, U.S. horse racing appeared on pace to register its fewest positive drug tests for anabolic steroids since the industry moved to outlaw the drugs from racing in 2008-09. But recent events in Maryland changed that. Read More...

Reynaldothewizard Shows He’s Still Got Magic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a battle of past Golden Shaheen (UAE-I winners, 9-year-old Reynaldothewizard edged Krypton Factor by a neck in the $200,000 Al Shindagha Sprint Sponsored by Jaguar XJ (UAE-III) the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse. Read More...

Familiar Rivals Will Vie For Bayakoa Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Most of the entrants in the field of 10 for the 1 1/16-mile $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 at Oaklawn Park are more than familiar with each other. Read More...

Hard Spun Colt Captures UAE 2000 Guineas

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Godolphin Racing's Maftool outfought Mubtaahij through the straight to prevail by a head in the $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) on the night of Feb. 12 at Meydan Racecourse. Read More...

Goffs February Sale Up Across the Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dreaming of Rubies, an Oasis Dream mare believed in foal to Dawn Approach, was purchased by BBA Ireland for $248,838 in U.S. funds to top the Feb. 12 second and final session of the Goffs February sale. Read More...

Company to Focus on Historical Race Wagering

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Florida-based company said Feb. 12 it will enter the historical race wagering market as a systems, platform, tote, and game provider. Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Card Feb. 13

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In anticipation of frigid temperatures and severe wind chills potentially causing unsafe track conditions for horses and jockeys, the New York Racing Association is canceling live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Friday, Feb. 13. Read More...

Zip Quik to Stud in Colorado

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zip Quik, a grade II-placed son of City Zip, will enter stud this year at Menoken Farms in Montrose, Col., for a $1,500 live foal fee as the property of a syndicate. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Barbara Fritchie H.

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra examine the Barbara Fritchie Handicap this weekend at Laurel Park. With a talented field, see who should be included with your wagers. Read More...