Blood-Horse

Lookin At Lucky Filly Tops Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Day 1

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A filly by Lookin At Lucky topped the first sesssion of the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale Oct. 2 in Timonium, Md., when she sold to Springhouse Farm's Gabriel Duignan for $175,000. Read More...

Audley Farm Makes Splash at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With its three-horse consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale, Audley Farm made a splash jumping back into the game as a consignor Oct. 2 when selling a Bodemeister filly for $140,000.  Read More...

Suffolk Downs Will Have Live Racing in 2018

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
As Suffolk Downs concluded a successful 2017 live racing season of eight days Oct. 1, the pressing question on the minds of many was whether live racing would return next year to New England. The answer is in the affirmative. Read More...

Memories of Silver was Pure Gold for Darby Dan Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Memories of Silver, whose course record for 1 1/8 miles on turf still stands at Keeneland 21 years after she set it in the Queen Elizabeth II, was crucial to the survival of Darby Dan Farm. Read More...

Heritage Stallions Closing Due to Growth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The rapid growth of Thoroughbred breeding in Maryland has forced the partners backing the Heritage Stallions operation to shut it down and focus on their own farms. Read More...

Purses, Field Size Improve at Churchill September Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The fifth September Meet in the 143-year history of Churchill Downs Racetrack concluded Sunday, Oct. 1 following an 11-day run. Read More...

Gun Runner Logs First Work at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his first timed work Oct. 2 since arriving in Southern California a week ago, going a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Santa Anita Park.  Read More...

Leif Aaron Joins Juddmonte Farms Team

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Juddmonte Farms announced that Leif Aaron has joined the team at the farm to work on season sales and mare recruitment at the farm's U.S. stallion division. Read More...

Upgrading Major Tracks a Focus of IFHA Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Updates on major renovations to Longchamp and the Curragh were provided. The new Longchamp will open April 2018. Read More...

Flight Delivers Feed and Vet Supplies to Puerto Rico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A week-long effort to get feed and veterinary supplies into hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico saw progress Oct. 2 when a Swift Air flight carrying nearly 20 tons of hay cubes and veterinary supplies arrived around 7 a.m. Read More...

Skye Diamonds Disqualified From Adoration Placing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Board of Stewards at Santa Anita Park Oct. 1 disqualified Skye Diamonds from her second-place run in the May 7 Adoration Stakes (G3) for an overage in clenbuterol that was detected in a post-race urine test. Read More...

Itsinthepost Finds Just Enough to Win John Henry Turf

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Early in the stretch run of the $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship Stakes (G2T) it appeared as if Itsinthepost (FR) and Tyler Baze were running into trouble again. Read More...

Archaggelos Closes to Win Grey Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Archaggelos, a 2-year-old half brother to dual classic winner Big Brown, shipped up to Woodbine and won the Grey Stakes (G3) impressively on short rest for trainer Michael Dickinson. Read More...

Significant Form Gets First Win in Miss Grillo Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Disqualified from first in her only other outing, Significant Form finally made it into the winner's circle Oct. 1 after the $200,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.  Read More...

Yearling Sale Season Continues With Midlantic Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., begins with an Oct. 2 session starting at 4 p.m. ET and continues to 10 a.m. the following day. Read More...

Beach Patrol, Fanciful Angel Exit Joe Hirsch Well

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
One day after seeing Beach Patrol and Fanciful Angel (IRE) finish 1-2 in the Sept. 30 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1T), trainer Chad Brown said the duo came out of the race in good order. Read More...

Madefromlucky Grinds Out Temperence Hill Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
It was hard to peg Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol's Madefromlucky for a winner until the final moments of the $200,000 Temperence Hill Invitational at Belmont Park. Read More...

Curlin’s Approval Performs as Expected in Barely Even

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Curlin's Approval pushed her earnings to over $500,000 in Gulfstream Park's Barely Even Handicap Oct. 1—a race her trainer Happy Alter previously said he was using as a "backyard prep" for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). Read More...

Fillies Have a Big Day at Chantilly

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Coolmore's fillies Rhododendron and Hydrangea were impressive in the Prix de l'Opera Longines, while their 2-year-old filly Happily upstaged colts in the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly Oct. 1. Read More...

Red Falx Repeats in Sprinters Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Red Falx, under a perfectly timed ride by Mirco Demuro, came flying outside the leaders to land a second straight running of the Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Oct. 1. Read More...

Enable Storms Home to Take Arc

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Enable swept to the easiest of victories in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) at Chantilly Oct. 1, as she brushed aside a top-quality field to post her fifth straight win at the highest level. Read More...

Melmich Runs Win Streak to Five With Durham Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Melmich scored a blowout victory in the $125,000 Durham Cup Stakes (G3) to run his win streak to five straight Sept. 30 at Woodbine.  Read More...

Avenge Defends Her Title in Rodeo Drive

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Avenge earned her first win since taking last year's edition of the Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1T) when she prevailed in that test once more Sept. 30 under a stalk-and-pounce trip from Flavien Prat. Read More...

First Black-Type Winner for Fort Larned

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Arindel homebred Blonde Bomber became Fort Larned's first black-type stakes winner when she demolished a field of nine juvenile fillies by 7 1/4 lengths in the Sept. 30 Our Dear Peggy Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mubtaahij Breaks Through in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A new barn and new location led to a long-awaited top-level score for Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Mubtaahij at Santa Anita Park Sept. 30. Read More...

Happy Clapper Delivers Connections First Group 1

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Good things come to those who wait and it had been a long wait for Michael Thomas and Pat Webster. Read More...

Projected Surges to Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After a few runner-up finishes this spring and summer, Juddmonte Farms homebred Projected (GB) found his way to the winner's circle Sept. 30, taking Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) at Laurel Park.  Read More...

Beach Patrol Too Good in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Beach Patrol sat off the pace set by longhot Coverge before drawing off with ease to take the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (G1T) by open lengths at Belmont Park Sept. 30 Read More...

Overanalyze Gets First Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Repole Stable's Analyze the Odds became the first black-type winner for Overanalyze when he took New York Breeders' Futurity Stakes by a neck Sept. 30.  Read More...

Seabhac Breaks Maiden With Pilgrim Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Making only his third career start and wearing blinkers for the first time, Donegal Racing's Seabhac rallied late to break his maiden, winning the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T) Sept. 30 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Moonshine Memories Stays Perfect With Chandelier Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Moonshine Memories proved she could handle two turns when she rated off Alluring Star, overtook that one, and drew clear to take the Chandelier Stakes (G1) Sept. 30. Read More...

Honorable Duty Repels Competition in Lukas Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run, and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win the Sept. 30 $200,000 Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs by 4 3/4 lengths over Money Flows. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro Untouchable in FrontRunner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bolt d'Oro's first two wins were impressive enough, but he arrived Sept. 30 in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Paynter Gets First Black-Type Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stride Rite Racing Stable homebred Renaisance Frolic became the first black-type winner for his sire, Paynter, when he drew off to a three-length victory in the Sept. 30 $75,000 Armed Forces Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  Read More...

Elate Dominates Beldame Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There was no question Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate was the best horse Sept. 30 in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1), but at the top of the stretch it was still up in the air whether she would be able to show it. Read More...

Takaful Punches BC Ticket in Vosburgh Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin converted Takaful into a sprinter and was rewarded Sept. 30 with an automatic spot in the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Read More...

Paradise Woods Cruises to Zenyatta Stakes Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Back on the track where she put in the best performance of her career, Paradise Woods shined once again in the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (G1) Sept. 30. Read More...

Roaring Lion Pounces in Royal Lodge

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Irish connections of Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore won both group 1 events on the card but came up a neck short in the lone Breeders' Cup Challenge heat, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for colts and geldings. Read More...

Keen Ice, Destin Tune Up for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent grade 1-winner Keen Ice and stablemate Destin to the Belmont Park training track Sept. 30 in preparation for the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1) Oct. 7. Read More...

Why Are Trainers Abandoning the Prep Races?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Once upon a time, not too long ago, Thoroughbred trainers considered prep races, well, prep races; short for prepare. As in prepare your horse for the ultimate goal. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Grade 1s From Coast to Coast

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week we have three grade 1 races at Belmont Park and five more at Santa Anita Park, as horses get in preps for the Breeders' Cup. Read More...

TCA Honors G. Watts Humphrey

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. was the Thoroughbred Club of America's 86th Honor Guest Sept. 29 at Keeneland. The Churchill Downs' board chairman spoke out on improving the racetrack experience, raising purses in Kentucky. Read More...

Mr. Roary Closes to Take Eddie D.

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Last of nine early, Kretz Racing's Mr. Roary still had plenty of ground to make up turning for home and closed a 4 1/2-length gap with a furlong to run to win by a neck under jockey Tyler Conner. Read More...

Plenty of Top-Level Races to Handicap Saturday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Super Saturday of sorts is upon us with seven grade 1 stakes that offer fees-paid berths to Breeders' Cup races in their respective divisions—five at Santa Anita Park and two at Belmont Park. Read More...

She Will Reign Again Supreme in Moir Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 3-year-old filly successfully made her seasonal return Sept. 29 in the Charter Keck Cramer Moir Stakes (G1), a weight-for-age test against older horses. Read More...

Plenty of Top Level Races to Handicap for Saturday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Super Saturday of sorts is upon us with seven grade 1 stakes that offer fees-paid berths to Breeders' Cup races in their respective divisions—five at Santa Anita Park and two at Belmont Park. Read More...

Archaggelos Ships to Woodbine for Grey Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Monticule's Archaggelos, a half brother to dual classic winner Big Brown, heads north to Woodbine for the Grey Stakes (G3) under the care of trainer Michael Dickinson Oct. 1. Read More...

Santa Anita Compliant With New Tax Rules

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will fully implement fan-friendly wagering regulations effective Sept. 29, opening day of the track's 19-day Autumn Meet. Read More...

Red Falx Seeks Repeat in Sprinters Stakes in Japan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Red Falx returns from a nearly four-month layoff in a quest for his second straight victory in the Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Oct. 1. Read More...