Blood-Horse

Dr. Charles Fager, Horse’s Namesake, Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dr. Charles Fager, the world-renowned neurosurgeon who saved the life of John Nerud and for whom the immortal Dr. Fager was named, died peacefully at his Boston suburb home April 8. He was 90. Read More...

Will Take Charge, Moreno Rematch at Oaklawn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Will Take Charge won the 3-year-old championship, but speedster Moreno was surprisingly right there with him in the summer months before going to the sidelines after the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Read More...

Oak Tree Hoping to Run a Meet at Pleasanton

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The California Horse Racing Board will consider approving a license for the not-for-profit organization April 25. Read More...

Report: Slots-Fueled Purses in PA Down 6.5%

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Total purses generated by slot machines in Pennsylvania in 2013 dropped 6.57% from the previous year according to a benchmark report released April 9 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Read More...

NTRA Safety Alliance Re-Accredits Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Woodbine has earned re-accreditation for its Thoroughbred operations from the the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the NTRA announced April 9. Read More...

Ned Bonnie: Why I’m Joining WHOA

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky attorney Ned Bonnie, member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, lays out his argument for joining the Water Hay Oats Alliance and for supporting federal oversight of medication use in horse racing. Read More...

Street Cry Colt Brings $1.5 Million at Inglis

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Colts by Darley sires Street Cry and Exceed And Excel brought the top prices on day two of the Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale in Sydney April 9, each selling for seven figures. Read More...

OH Breeders Told to Upgrade Mares, Stallions

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ohio Thoroughbred breeders were told April 5 that supporting stallions based in the state should be a big part of the equation in the new environment of racetrack gaming. Read More...

Blue Grass Stakes Attracts Overflow Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) drew an overflow field for its 90th renewal to be run April 12 at Keeneland, with Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Bobby's Kitten favored at 3-1 from post 5. Read More...

Triple Crown Infographic: Blue Grass Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A historical look at the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Gulfstream Meet Handle Averages $8.3 Million

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Even though it faced new weekend competition from nearby Calder Casino & Race Course, Gulfstream Park came close to its record for average daily all-sources handle during its 2013-14 winter meet that ended April 6. Read More...

Grade I-Winning Mare Egg Drop Retires

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Little Red Feather Racing's grade I-winning mare Egg Drop will be retired from racing due to a small tear to her left front superficial digital flexor tendon. Read More...

ThistleDown Opening Day Set for April 18

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The trainers are exercising their horses and ThistleDown is putting the finishing touches on the apron as the opening of the 2014 racing season draws near. Opening day is set for April 18. Read More...

Casse Optimistic About Derby Prep Starters

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While Coastline and Conquest Titan have not yet registered breakthrough graded stakes victories, trainer Mark Casse sees some positive signs as they prepare for their most important stakes races to date. Read More...

Close Hatches Heads Compact Apple Blossom

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Close Hatches will try to add a third top-level victory to her resume in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), in which she meets four opponents, including last year's winner On Fire Baby, April 11 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

Triple Crown Infographic: Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A historical look at the Arkansas Derby (gr. I). Read More...

OTTB Show to Benefit CANTER, ReRun

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host its third annual show on Sunday, May 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Proceeds from this year's renewal will go to the Kentucky divisions of CANTER and ReRun. Read More...

Colonial Downs Ends Talks with Virginia HBPA

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While acknowledging its decision could jeopardize Thoroughbred racing in the state for this year or even several years, Colonial Downs says it has ceased negotiations with the Virginia HBPA. Read More...

Moynihan, Spendthrift Active at Inglis Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky-based bloodstock agent John Moynihan and Spendthrift Farm were among a strong international presence at the Inglis Easter yearling sale on its April 8 opening day, which saw several seven-figure horses. Read More...

Wise Dan Set to Return in Maker’s 46 Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will get his 2014 campaign started April 11, when he takes on six foes in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland in his first start of the year. Read More...

RCI Chief: Industry Must Get Its Act Together

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The president of horse racing's umbrella regulatory group said the tendency for self-flagellation and participants' refusal to take responsibility for their actions--or lack of action--is a major threat to the future. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Investing in Texas

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Century Acres a new player in Lone Star State. Read More...

Pimlico Will Attempt Zumba Class Record

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pimlico Race Course will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest Zumba class on Friday, May 16. Read More...

Lasseur Becomes Co-Owner of Keane Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Veterinarian Winslow B. Stevens of Keane Stud Operations near Amenia, N.Y., has announced that Philippe Lasseur, long-time farm manager, has become a co-owner and full partner in their Thoroughbred breeding business. Read More...

Steven Crist Hospitalized

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Daily Racing Form has reported that Steven Crist, the editor and publisher emeritus of the publication, was placed in a hospital April 6 in critical but stable condition after suffering cardiac arrest. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Uniformity’s Minefield

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Florida and Arkansas illustrate the challenges in obtaining uniformity. Read More...

Grand National Steeplechase World Records

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With the 2014 Grand National Steeplechase on April 5, we're taking a look back at some of the very best world records from this prestigious and historic sporting event. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 4/8/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Ashland Stakes dead-heat, Mossfun in Australia and more! Read More...

Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives. One little thing gone wrong could set off a potentially life-threatening cascade of events for either horse. Rissa Parker, BVSc Pret, from Glen Austin Equine Clinic, in Gauteng, South Africa, has had a special interest in mare and foal care for the past 24... Read More...

Average, Median Up Double Digits at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to grade I winner and leading sire Tapit was the breakout horse at Keeneland's April sale of selected 2-year-olds in training April 7, selling for $1 million. Read More...

Industry Told to Drop Hammer to Force Reforms

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing regulators and other industry officials were told April 7 they should use existing tools to push states to adopt the National Uniform Medication Program. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen 4/7/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Haskin changes his 'Wicked' Derby Dozen list this week. Many have moved up and a few have fallen off. Read to find out who! Read More...

Half to Tapit Brings $1 Million at Keeneland

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A Malibu Moon half brother to leading sire Tapit sold for $ 1 million April 7 at the Keeneland April select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Tapit Sibling Brings $1 Million at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Malibu Moon three-quarter brother to leading sire Tapit sold for $1 million April 7 at the Keeneland April select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

Graded Winner Birdrun Retired to Poplar Creek

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade II winner Birdrun has been retired from racing to stand at Robin Murphy's Poplar Creek Horse Farm near Bethel, Ohio. His fee is $2,000. Read More...

Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized at Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bull Inthe Heather, winner of the 1993 Florida Derby (gr. I), was euthanized April 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Kentucky. Read More...

One for the Roses: Hoppertunity

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Haskin reflects on the performance of Hoppertunity in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and what the race says about his Kentucky Derby (gr. I) form. Read More...

Tapiture, ‘Titan’ Work for Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tapiture and Conquest Titan have final tuneups for the 1 1/8-mile test at Oaklawn. Read More...

House Committee Advances Vet Mobility Act

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A bill that ensures veterinarians have the ability to provide mobile or ambulatory services in the field to the horse community passed out of a United States House Energy and Commerce committee April 3. Read More...

Actor, Race Fan Rooney Dies at Age 93

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mickey Rooney, who starred in many horse racing and horse-related movies and television shows, has died at age 93. Read More...

Two Ohio Tracks to Get 10.5% of VLT Revenue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two Ohio racetracks will pay 10.5% of video lottery terminal revenue to purses, an official with the state's racing and breeding programs said April 5. Read More...

Two Ohio Tracks to Get 10.5% of VLT Revenue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two Ohio racetracks will pay 10.5% of video lottery terminal revenue to purses, an official with the state's racing and breeding programs said April 5. Read More...

Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing jurisdictions have made progress on equine medication reform but states and their regulatory agencies must commit to move quickly and in unison, said Alex Waldrop, president of the NTRA and chairman of the RMTC. Read More...

Waldrop: Uniform Drug Rules Must Be Adopted

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing jurisdictions have made progress on equine medication reform but states and their regulatory agencies must commit to move quickly and in unison, said Alex Waldrop, president of the NTRA and chairman of the RMTC. Read More...

After the Wire: Santa Anita Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish. Read More...

Tom’s Tribute Equals Wise Dan’s Course Mark

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Next to last going to the far turn under Mike Smith, Tom's Tribute came roaring down the stretch to win the $75,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita Park while equaling Wise Dan's course record for a mile on turf. Read More...

Ashland Winners Have Stories To Tell

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The stories behind Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winners Rosalind and Room Service, the first horses in Keeneland history to dead heat in a grade I race, are worthy of sharing as both fillies go forward toward. Read More...

Keeneland Opening Weekend Spring 2014

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
It is spring and Keeneland has started racing! See for yourself the festivities and races from this iconic track from opening weekend. Read More...

Keeneland Juvenile Sale Grabs Center Stage

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Following a weekend of grade I races for 3-year-olds in New York and California, the juvenile set takes center stage April 7 for Keeneland's April select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Read More...

California Chrome Ready to Crunch KY Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A day after his latest spectacular victory, California Chrome bounced around in his stall April 6, holding court with media and munching cookies. Read More...