Blood-Horse

Toasting, Not Roasting, Legendary D. Wayne Lukas

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
They were there to roast their mentor, but by the end of the night April 17 at the Keeneland sales pavilion, the seven prominent trainers who cut their teeth under legendary D. Wayne Lukas ended up toasting their former boss. Read More...

2017 Stallion Showcase

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A gallery of stallions from across the country. Read More...

Louisiana Downs Announces 2017 Stakes Schedule

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Louisiana Downs' 84-day meet begins May 6. Highlights include Louisiana Cup day on Aug. 5 and Super Derby day Sept. 9. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – April 18, 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
How did the Arkansas Derby impact the Derby Dozen? Was Classic Empire's performance enough to propel him back to the top. Read More...

McCraken Back to Business in Four-Furlong Move

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Back at his home confines of Churchill Downs, McCraken showed composure before and during his half-mile drill April 18 in :47 4/5. Read More...

Thayer: Kentucky Horse Industry Doing Well

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer discussed the state of the equine industry during the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association's educational symposium April 17. Read More...

Wildcat Heir Colt Turns Heads at OBS Under Tack Show

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hip 200, a bay colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, agent, sped a quarter mile in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance in the opening session of the under tack show for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Wildcat Heir Colt Turns Heads at OBS Under Tack Show

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hip 200, a bay colt by Wildcat Heir consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, agent, sped a quarter mile in :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance in the opening session of the under tack show for the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Regulatory Conference This Week in Charleston

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Many of the country's leading regulators will listen to panels and presentations on drug testing and enforcement, policing of the backstretch, and promotion of the sport when they gather this week in Charleston, S.C. Read More...

Regulatory Conference This Week in Charleston

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Many of the country's leading regulators will listen to panels and presentations on drug testing and enforcement, policing of the backstretch, and promotion of the sport when they gather this week in Charleston, S.C. Read More...

Experience Helps Allen Compete at Tampa Bay Downs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Professional sports are dominated by the young and horse racing is no different. But at age 52 jockey Ronnie Allen Jr. competes on a daily basis with riders often half his age. Read More...

Experience Helps Allen Compete at Tampa Bay Downs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Professional sports are dominated by the young and horse racing is no different. But at age 52 jockey Ronnie Allen Jr. competes on a daily basis with riders often half his age. Read More...

Derby Season Prime Time for Kentucky Proud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Derby elevates the Commonwealth to a global stage. The Derby – as well as the Kentucky Oaks and the run-up to Thoroughbred racing’s biggest weekend – also gives Kentucky Proud foods a chance to shine. Read More...

Derby Season Prime Time for Kentucky Proud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Kentucky Derby elevates the Commonwealth to a global stage. The Derby – as well as the Kentucky Oaks and the run-up to Thoroughbred racing’s biggest weekend – also gives Kentucky Proud foods a chance to shine. Read More...

Classic Empire Takes First in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Results released April 17 of National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old poll. Read More...

Hence, J Boys Echo Breeze at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Calumet Farm's Sunland Derby (G3) winner Hence and Albaugh Family Stable's Gotham Stakes (G3) winner J Boys Echo worked April 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Read More...

Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery Enter Into Agreement

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Ky., racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. Read More...

Haydon, White Named to Grayson-Jockey Club Positions

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has named Jamie Haydon vice president and Holly White director of development, effective April 17. Read More...

Ruffian: A Photographic Tribute

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Remembering the career of the great filly Ruffian. Read More...

Aristocratic Speeds to San Pedro Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Back home at Santa Anita Park, Kaleem Shah's Aristocratic shrugged off a poor off-the-board finish at Oaklawn Park last time out to score impressively in the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes April 16. Read More...

Keeneland Ahead of 2016 Through Seven Programs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Spectacular weather and one of North America's highest purse structures that drew some of the top horses in training combined to boost the numbers in every major statistical category for Keeneland's first seven days. Read More...

Al Ain Takes First Leg of Japan’s Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sent off as the favorite, Fan Dii Na was unable to maintain the lead she briefly gained while Al Ain prevailed by a neck over Persian Knight in the 2,000 meter (almost 1 1/4-mile) event at Nakayama Racecourse April 16. Read More...

Royal Mo, Battle of Midway Work Toward Kentucky Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Battle of Midway and Royal Mo, second and third, respectively, in the April 8 Santa Anita Derby (G1), each worked April 16 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Made Bail Spoils Return of Ben’s Cat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Made Bail held off late bids from four horses in the stretch, including 26-time stakes winner Ben's Cat in his 11-year-old debut, to capture the featured seventh race allowance April 16 at Laurel Park. Read More...

Conquest Mo Money’s Connections Pondering Derby Run

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Miguel Hernandez said Conquest Mo Money came out of the Arkansas Derby (G1) well and that he and owner Tom McKenna will discuss whether to pay the $200,000 for a supplemental nomination to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Read More...

State of Honor, Salty Get First Works at Churchill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Less than 24 hours after champion Classic Empire crossed the wire first in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Mark Casse was overseeing approximately 20 of his runners put in their first works at Churchill Downs April 16.  Read More...

Dickinson in Good Order After Jenny Wiley Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Facing a group of turf distaffers as good as any a racing secretary could amass outside of Breeders' Cup day, Dickinson showed she was well on her way to becoming the latest unique talent in Kiaran McLaughlin's barn. Read More...

Team Casse Celebrates Classic Empire’s Return to Form

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Instead of listening to outside noise, Mark Casse heeded what his champion charge was telling him. And when the rubber hit the road in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15, the Hall of Fame finalist's instincts where proven dead-on accurate. Read More...

OBS Spring Sale Under Tack Show Begins April 17

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders Sales 2017 spring sale of 2-year-olds begins April 17 and continues through April 22. All six sessions will begin at 8 a.m. EDT. Read More...

Inside Straight Springs Upset in Oaklawn Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The way jockey Geovanni Franco was riding Randy Howg's Inside Straight during the final turn of the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2), it looked like he was sitting on a mountain of horse. Read More...

Inside Straight Springs Oaklawn Handicap Upset

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The way jockey Geovanni Franco was riding Randy Howg's Inside Straight during the final turn of the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2), it looked like he was sitting on a mountain of horse. Read More...

Classic Empire Delivers in Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Classic Empire let his actions silence some of the doubts that had mounted since February when he surged past Conquest Mo Money and Malagacy in late stretch to capture the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Dickinson Runs Past Lady Eli to Win Jenny Wiley

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Godolphin Racing's Dickinson ran by 1-2 choice Lady Eli in the shadow of the wire April 15 at Keeneland to claim the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T). Read More...

Lady Aurelia All Class in Giant’s Causeway

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lady Aurelia earned every style point April 15 in her first outing since last September when she whipped her way off the final turn to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes over the Keeneland lawn. Read More...

Sovereign Awards: Caren, Casse, Adena Lead the Night

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club of Canada announced its 42nd Annual Sovereign Award winners April 14 at The Palais Royale in Toronto, Ontario. The Sovereign Awards are Canada's premier award for Thoroughbred racing and breeding.  Read More...

Watershed Breaks Through in Ben Ali

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Godolphin's Watershed finally broke through in graded stakes company when he won the $200,000 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) in a late drive over Eagle April 15 at Keeneland.  Read More...

Senior Investment Circles Field to Take Lexington

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fern Circle Stables' Senior Investment nabbed West Coast at the wire after circling the field in a thrilling finish of the $200,000 the Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) April 15 at Keeneland. Read More...

Lord Simba Runs Away With Los Angeles

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Baoma Corporation's Lord Simba went from last-out maiden winner to graded stakes victor with an impressive score in the $100,000 Los Angeles (G3) April 15 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Whitmore Rolls in Count Fleet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Confirming his newfound love affair with sprint racing, Whitmore easily won Oaklawn Park’s Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 15. Read More...

Girvin, Fast and Accurate Work Toward Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) contender Girvin recorded his first breeze since winning the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) with a half-mile move in :47 4/5 April 15 at Trackside Louisville. Read More...

Gunnevera Returns to Worktab

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gunnevera, winner of the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), returned to the worktab at Gulfstream Park West April 15 for the first time since his late-closing third in the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park April 1. Read More...

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Final Steps on the Derby Trail

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have the final preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Oaklawn Park and Keeneland. Read More...

Ron Moquett Seeks Derby Return With Petrov

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Just like 2015 with Far Right and Whitmore last year, trainer Ron Moquett is trying to get to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with only one candidate—Arkansas Derby (G1) contender Petrov. Read More...

Stellar Wind Sweeps By to Take Apple Blossom

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
California-based Stellar Wind shipped out of town and won a grade 1 for trainer John Sadler. Read More...

Ever So Clever Rallies to First Stakes Win in Fantasy

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Behind a sustained late run through the far turn that saw her split horses entering the stretch, Clearview Stable’s Ever So Clever surged past rivals to register an upset victory April 14 in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Covering the Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Haskin shares memories of covering the Kentucky Derby Read More...

American Patriot Steals Maker’s 46 Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Reserved at the start but flying at the end, WinStar Farm's American Patriot nipped hard-trying Heart to Heart in the final strides of the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1T) April 14 at Keeneland. Read More...

Litfin: Rockin Rudy for the Arkansas Derby Upset

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
At this point, handicappers can be excused for being a trifle gun-shy when it comes to evaluating this crop of 3-year-olds, simply because the most consistent thing about them has been their inconsistency. Read More...

All Systems Go for La Coronel after Appalachian Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
La Coronel stamped herself the pro-tem leader of a deep bunch of 3-year-old turf fillies when she handily bested an 11-horse field that included 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) winner New Money Honey and runner-up Coasted. Read More...

Always Dreaming Finishes Strong in Friday Breeze

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Always Dreaming, impressive winner of the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, breezed April 14 for the first time since his five-length victory in the $1 million event. Read More...