Blood-Horse

California Diamond Steps Up in Bob Hope

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After a run of three straight stakes wins, Rockingham Ranch's California Diamond will wade into graded stakes waters for the first time Nov. 19 in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar. Read More...

Court Vision Relocated to Louisiana

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Five-time grade I winner will stand for $3,500 at Acadiana Equine@Copper Crowne. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 11/15/2016

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Red Smith, Discovery, Queen Elizabeth II Cup, Princess Elizabeth, Coronation Futurity, Commonwealth Turf Read More...

Stacked Deck Aims for Kennedy Road Defense

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck, Canada's champion sprinter in 2015, will aim to defend his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) against a field of eight challengers in the six-furlong test at Woodbine Nov. 20. Read More...

LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor TCA Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that LNJ Foxwoods has signed on as the top sponsor of the upcoming 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction to be held Monday, January 2 - Saturday, January 7, 2017 for the second consecutive year.  Read More...

Vukcevich to Head Monmouth Regulatory Affairs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Monmouth Park is pleased to announce that Mike Vukcevich will join the company to complement its status as a regional and national industry leader. Vukcevich will assume the position of director of regulatory affairs effective Nov. 28, 2016.   Read More...

Three Overseas Entries Eye Japan Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Erupt, winner of the Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT), and German-breds Iquitos and Nightflower -- all Group I or Grade I winners this season -- are the only foreign accepters for this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I). Read More...

U.S.-Based Geroux Set for HK Jockey Challenge

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Eight top riders from around the globe will take on local champ Joao"Magic Man" Moreira and three others in this year's Longines International Jockeys Championship at iconic Happy Valley. Read More...

Health Zone: Preparing Mares for Breeding

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
To get every mare safely in foal, it pays to start preparing for breeding well ahead of when you plan to breed her. Read More...

Range of Topics Planned for Jockeys’ Assembly

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys from around the country will attend the Jockeys' Guild Assembly December 12-13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.   Read More...

Competitive Field Assembles for Delta Jackpot

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

Oaks, Derby Ticket Prices Increased

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Churchill Downs announced Nov. 17 it will increase walk-up general admission and advanced purchase pricing for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). Read More...

Delaware Trip Paid Off for Likely Exchange

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Likely Exchange's Delaware Handicap victory is the focus of this week's look back at the BloodHorse archives. Read More...

Keeneland Book 5: Trade Continues

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale sees a Tapit mare sell for $140,000 and a Cairo Prince weanling colt that brings $120,000 as its session leaders. Read More...

Canterbury Park Requests 67 Race Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017. Read More...

Lehman to be Consultant for New Ontario Group

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Horse Peoples' Alliance of Ontario has welcomed former Ontario Racing Commission executive director Steve Lehman as a non-executive consultant.  Read More...

Cash Control Leads Field of 13 in Cardinal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Richard and Bertram Klein's homebred Cash Control returns to the site of her lone graded stakes victory, breaking from post No. 12 in a field of 13 for the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) going 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs Nov. 19. Read More...

Stallwalkin’ Dude Leads De Francis Dash

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stallwalkin' Dude aims to keep adding to his back-loaded highlight reel when he breaks from the outside post No. 9 in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. III) at Laurel Park Nov. 19. Read More...

Boarding – Finding The Right Fit

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Choosing where to board your broodmare and, subsequently, where to raise your foal are crucial decisions not to be made without careful study and examination of all alternatives. Read More...

Heart to Heart Draws Wide in Artie Schiller

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf. Read More...

CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region. Read More...

Claiming Crown Sees 279 Nominations

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3. Read More...

Memories of Sham Rekindled With New Book

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With Sham sort of back in the spotlight again, I went back to a 2009 column I wrote on the colt and felt enough years had passed to re-work and re-edit it by adding new material and tell his story once again even more comprehensively. Read More...

Stan Bergstein Writing Award to Ransom

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Margaret Ransom has won the Stan Bergstein Writing Award for a story that revealed dire conditions for more than 40 horses at a Kentucky farm that led to animal cruelty charges against Chuck and Maria Borell.  Read More...

Sunland Park Opens Dec. 16

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sunland Park, which opens its 72-day meet Dec. 16, releases its stakes schedule that features the grade III, $800,000 Sunland Derby. Read More...

NYTB to administer NYSS Series nominations

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New York Thoroughbred Breeders to administer New York Stallion Stakes Series nominations for the 2017 breeding season Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Breeding Futures

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Horsemen betting on the future at November sale Read More...

Conquest Dispersal Boosts Keeneland Day 8

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Boosted by the conclusion of the Conquest Stables dispersal, the Nov. 15 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale soared past the comparable day a year ago, bringing the cumulative numbers to nearly even terms with '15. Read More...

Will Take Charge Weanlings Well Received

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
At the current Keeneland November breeding stock sale, Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge leads sires with first foals of 2016 going under the hammer, with 18 sold for $2,312,000 through Nov. 15. Read More...

Legacy of Unbridled’s Song Going Strong

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Less than two weeks after his son Arrogate reeled in champion California Chrome to capture the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Unbridled's Song has top billing once more as the leading sire by gross through Book 4 at Keeneland November. Read More...

Charles Town Plans 15% Rake on Pick 4 Wagers

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The new rate comes following approval and consent from the Charles Town HBPA and West Virginia Racing Commission given Nov. 15. Read More...

Live Radio Coverage Planned for Delta Jackpot

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III) will be broadcast live at 4:45 p.m. CST as "The Race of the Week" on Sirius XM Radio on Saturday, November 19.  Read More...

Owner Conference Video Links Available

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Video presentations from the third Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse and sponsored by Breeders' Cup Ltd., Keeneland Association, and The Stronach Group, are available here. Read More...

Arrogate Adds New Dimension to Pegasus Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
In the case of Arrogate, it is the horse's owner, Juddmonte Farms, that holds the upper hand, assuming they are interested in participating at Gulfstream Park on January 28. Read More...

Conquest Horses, Uptown Twirl Rock Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Boosted by the first day of the Conquest Stables dispersal and the historic sale of Uptown Twirl for $1,075,000, prices soared during the Nov. 14 seventh session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Flintshire’s Stud Fee Set at $20,000

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Nov. 14 Juddmonte's homebred and leading turf horse Flintshire will stand the 2017 breeding season for a fee of $20,000, live foal stands and nurses.  Read More...

Conquest Dispersal Day 1 Exceeds Expectations

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The dispersal of Conquest Stables began Nov. 14 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, topped by the $800,000 bid by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables for Conquest Serenade, a half sister to Canadian champion Fatal Bullet. Read More...

Ohio-Based Alcindor Gets First Winner

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Already stakes-placed, True Cinder wins by 12 lengths at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 14. Read More...

Norumbega to Stand at Bonita Farm

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Son of Tiznow will stand for $3,000 Read More...

Bergstein Writing Award to be Awarded Nov. 16

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Team Valor International will reveal the winner of the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award Nov. 16 in a live video broadcast at noon ET. The live webcast will be available here and archived at the same address.  Read More...

Sunrise Stallions Sets 2017 Fees

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Sunrise Stallions of New York announced its 2017 stud fees. Big Brown will stand for $7,500; Frost Giant for $5,000; Heavy Breathing, $2,500. Read More...

CHRB Issues Jimson Weed Warning

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The toxic plant was found in a single bale of straw at Del Mar. Read More...

Classic Empire’s Half Sister Goes for $1.075M

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Uptown Twirl, a stake-winning half sister to multiple grade I winner Classic Empire was purchased by Three Chimneys Farm for $1,075,000 to take the lead during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Read More...

Conquest Serenade Sells for $800,000

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Another filly from the blockbuster Conquest Stables dispersal lit up the Keeneland November breeding stock sale bid board Nov. 14 when Conquest Serenade was purchased by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stable for $800,000. Read More...

$400,000 Filly Jumpstarts Conquest Dispersal

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Conquest Curlgirl, a graded stakes-placed daughter of Curlin, was purchased early by Sea Horse Breeders for $400,000 at the Complete Dispersal of Conquest Stables, being held during the Nov. 14 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Read More...

Starquine, iStable Teams Launch Horseco

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The teams that brought iStable, the industry's leading stable management platform, and Starquine, the leading online sales platform currently servicing the thoroughbred industry, have collaborated to form Horseco Inc. Read More...

Chao Chom Upsets Enola Gray at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
S Samdow, Inc.'s Chao Chom provided the stunner of the Nov. 13 Del Mar card with an upset of 1-9 favorite Enola Gray in the $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes. Read More...

Moonlight Sky Tops Keeneland’s Sixth Session

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Moonlight Sky, a full sister to grade III winner Sky Girl, was sold for $240,000 to top the Nov. 13 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that saw key figures dip from the comparable session a year ago. Read More...

Casse Runs 1-2 in Coronation Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
King and His Court, under a ground saving trip by Gary Boulanger, zipped up the rail to defeat stablemate State of Honor in the $250,000 Coronation Futurity at Woodbine. Read More...

Tepin Aiming for Dubai Turf

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
This year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner-up will target next year's $6 million Dubai Turf (UAE-I), according to assistant trainer Norman Casse. Read More...