Blood-Horse

Churchill Downs Launches Racing Club

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
CDI will offer up to 200 shares in a racehorse at $500 per share. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will select and train the club's horse. Read More...

Ghostzapper Filly Sells for $720,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With Donato Lanni signing the ticket, a Ghostzapper filly was acquired by Susan Chu’s Tanma Corporation for $720,000 at the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 22. Read More...

Ghostzapper Filly Sells for $720,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With Donato Lanni signing the ticket, a Ghostzapper filly was acquired by Susan Chu’s Baoma Corporation for $720,000 at the final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 22. Read More...

Butler Rides 2,000th Winner at Tampa Bay

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dean Butler earn victory No. 2,000 April 22 in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs aboard Impromptu, a 4-year-old gelding owned by Empire Racing and trained by Bernell Rhone. Read More...

Butler Rides 2,000th Winner at Tampa Bay

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dean Butler earn victory No. 2,000 April 22 in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs aboard Impromptu, a 4-year-old gelding owned by Empire Racing and trained by Bernell Rhone. Read More...

Arc First Among 2015′s Top 100 GI Races

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe sits atop the list of the world's top 100 group I and grade I races for 2015, according to International Federation of Horseracing Authorities rankings released April 22. Read More...

Arc First Among 2015′s Top 100 GI Races

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe sits atop the list of the world's top 100 group I and grade I races for 2015, according to International Federation of Horseracing Authorities rankings released April 22. Read More...

Another Colonel John for Mark Casse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mark Casse signed on behalf of EastWest Stable for a filly by Colonel John for $375,000 during the April 22 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Another Colonel John for Mark Casse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mark Casse signed on behalf of EastWest Stable for a filly by Colonel John for $375,000 during the April 22 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

TAA Named Honorary Postmaster Preakness Week

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations, has been named the honorary postmaster for the 141st Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

TAA Named Honorary Postmaster Preakness Week

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations, has been named the honorary postmaster for the 141st Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Outwork Breezes at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in the irons, Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Outwork had his penultimate breeze in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering a half-mile in :48 4/5 April 22 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Outwork Breezes at Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in the irons, Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Outwork had his penultimate breeze in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), covering a half-mile in :48 4/5 April 22 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Tapit Colt Late OBS Withdrawal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale lost some of its star power during the April 22 closing session when Hip 1102, a striking Tapit colt, was a late withdrawal. Read More...

Tapit Colt Late OBS Withdrawal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April spring 2-year-olds in training sale lost some of its star power during the April 22 closing session when Hip 1102, a striking Tapit colt, was a late withdrawal. Read More...

Registration Open for Owner Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The conference will coincide with Breeders' Cup week and will have panels about racehorse ownership. It will also feature a variety of social events and provide reserved seating for both Breeders' Cup days. Read More...

Registration Open for Owner Conference

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The conference will coincide with Breeders' Cup week and will have panels about racehorse ownership. It will also feature a variety of social events and provide reserved seating for both Breeders' Cup days. Read More...

Maryland Hall of Fame Class Selected

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dave's Friend was one of the best sprinters in the nation and Kauai King developed into a two-time classic winner, still holding the distinction of being the only Maryland-bred to win the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Maryland Hall of Fame Class Selected

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dave's Friend was one of the best sprinters in the nation and Kauai King developed into a two-time classic winner, still holding the distinction of being the only Maryland-bred to win the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Charles Fipke Donates $100,000 to PDJF

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The PDJF pays a monthly stipend to injured jockeys unable to work, and doesn't have permanent guaranteed funding. Read More...

Charles Fipke Donates $100,000 to PDJF

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The PDJF pays a monthly stipend to injured jockeys unable to work, and doesn't have permanent guaranteed funding. Read More...

Pricedtoperfection, Lira in Aqueduct Clash

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After a layoff following the first graded stakes score of her career, Pricedtoperfection is back in New York for trainer Chad Brown and will try a strong edition of the $100,000 Memories of Silver Stakes April 24 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf. Read More...

Deal in Place for Meet at Brockton Fairgrounds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Mass Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Carney Family, owners of the Brockton Fairgrounds, have finalized a two-year purse agreement for 30 days of live racing at the facility in 2016 and 2017. Read More...

$1.2 Million Broken Vow Colt Tops OBS Session

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
An attractive Broken Vow colt owned by a partnership group headed by Billy Koch of Little Red Father Racing Club was sold for $1.2 million April 21 to top the penultimate session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

CHRB OKs Reallocation of Fair Dates Despite Objections

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Despite multiple members expressing frustration with the way the process was handled, the California Horse Racing Board approved a reallocation of dates within the Northern California fair circuit April 21 during a meeting at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Littleprincessemma Kentucky Broodmare of the Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
American Pharoah was named Kentucky-bred Horse of the Year, and his dam Littleprincessemma was named Broodmare of the Year. Michael Blowen of Old Friends Farm received a special achievement award for his dedication to Thoroughbred retirement. Read More...

Littleprincessemma Ky Broodmare of the Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
American Pharoah was named Kentucky-bred Horse of the Year, and his dam Littleprincessemma was named Broodmare of the Year. Michael Blowen of Old Friends Farm received a special achievement award for his dedication to Thoroughbred retirement. Read More...

American Horse Council Plans National Issue Forum

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Horse Council has announced that its theme for this year's National Issues Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, is "Putting More Horsepower in Congress." Read More...

Judge Denies Horsemen’s Request Against Arlington

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A federal judge April 21 denied a request by the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to block Arlington from signing a representation contract with the rival Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation. Read More...

Mission Impazible’s First Starter Wins Debut

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sequel Stallions New York's Mission Impazible is off to a winning start as a sire. Read More...

Pedroza Winningest Thoroughbred-Meet Rider at Los Al

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Martin Pedroza became Los Alamitos Race Course's winningest rider in Thoroughbred meets April 21, when he directed Zayat Stables' Justin Squared to a gate-to-wire victory in a six-furlong allowance race. Read More...

How Fast Will the 2016 Derby Pace Be?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the potential pace scenarios of the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Broken Vow Colt Goes for $1.2 Million at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Broken Vow colt was purchased by Michael Hall of Breeze Easy stable for $1.2 million to become the new sale topper April 21 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale. Read More...

Kentucky Downs Named HANA’s Top Track

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Factors like those are key in HANA's yearly racetrack rankings, as it looks at factors that affect horseplayer betting value. Read More...

‘Chatterbox’ Connections Hope for Strong 4-Year-Old Season

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox began gearing up in earnest for her return to racing after arriving at Keeneland in early April. She is the 3-5 favorite for Friday's Doubledogdare (gr. III). Read More...

Hearing Planned on Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Congressional Horse Caucus co-chairmen Andy Barr (R-Ky) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) April 21 announced plans to conduct a hearing to discuss a path forward for the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015. Read More...

Triple Crown Training: Becoming a Racehorse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Act III, Presented by Fasig-Tipton: Talented 2-year-old Thoroughbreds learn the art of being a racehorse under the care of the McKathan Brothers. More at www.AmericasBestRacing.net. Read More...

Old Hilltop Award to Stroble, Rosenblatt

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Charles Stroble, director of news operations at WBAL-TV, and Richard Rosenblatt of the Associated Press have been named recipients of the 2016 Old Hilltop Award, to be given out Thursday, May 19 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Son of Candy Ride Brings $875,000 at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Candy Ride ridgling was purchased by Dennis O’Neill on behalf of Paul Reddam for $875,000 to bring the highest price thus far at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Cathryn Sophia Possible for Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the departure of champion Songbird from the race, trainer John Servis is considering Cash is King's Cathryn Sophia for the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Charlestown Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr are on location at Keeneland and examine the Charlestown Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: Charles Town Classic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak, Tom LaMarra, and Ellis Starr are on location at Keeneland and examine the Charles Town Classic at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. Read More...

Betfair US to Launch New Jersey Exchange May 10

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For the first time exchange wagering will be available in the U.S. when Betfair U.S. launches a platform for New Jersey residents May 10. Read More...

Hastings Cancels April 23 Racing Program

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Wet weather that has hindered preparation of horses to race has led Hastings Racecourse to scrap its April 23 program and instead offer a 10-race card April 24. Read More...

Ritvo Talks Racing Industry With Students

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, spent part of day April 20 at the University of Maryland as guest lecturer for a class on "Gambling in the New Millennium." Read More...

MRC Signs Off on State Study of Pimlico

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
By the time a dozen or so horses hit the first turn at Pimlico Race Course in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Stadium Authority study on the future of the historic track may also be nearing its first turn. Read More...

Coolmore Sets 2016 Australian Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three new stallions joining Coolmore Australia's roster Read More...

Kaigun Heads Elkhorn Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) winner looks to carry on recent success April 23 at Keeneland. Read More...

Big Day for Freshman Sires at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Offspring of freshman sires Gemologist and Overdriven topped the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April 2-year-olds in training sale April 20 during a session in which gross, average, and median prices declined from the comparable sale date a year ago. Read More...

Fonner Park Moves Forward Under Restrictions

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing will continue at Fonner Park this week as the Grand Island, Neb. track adjusts to a quarantine put in place after three horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, the neurological form of equine herpesvirus. Read More...