Blood-Horse

Jockeys and Jeans Plans Charity Stallion Season Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockeys and Jeans has procured nearly $600,000 in stallion seasons and plans an on-line sale beginning Jan. 17th and a live auction of select seasons at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 20th. Read More...

Grade Not Reinstated for Off-Turf Las Cienegas

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reviewed the off-the-turf renewal and has determined that the original Grade 3 status will not be reinstated for this renewal. Read More...

Competitive Edge’s First Reported Foal Arrives

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ashford Stud's grade 1-winning juvenile Competitive Edge sired his first foal the morning of Jan. 11. The chestnut colt is out of the Corinthian mare Spiritual Union and is owned by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Heat of the Night

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Warmth of TCA celebration takes chill off a winter evening Read More...

Breaking Lucky Joins Pegasus World Cup Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing has reached a deal with Gunpowder Farms and West Point Thoroughbreds to run grade 3 winner Breaking Lucky in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Aboughazale Stocks Up at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The affable Aboughazale recently put down roots in the Bluegrass, purchasing the former Belvedere Farm near Paris, Ky. Read More...

2017 Keeneland January Sale Recap Day 2

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak recaps Day 2 of the 2017 Keeneland January Mixed Sale including comments from Frances Relihan, Martha Jane Mulholland and Geoffrey Russell. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Read More...

Simulcasting Deal Reached at Finger Lakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Simulcasting will return to Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack following a short-term deal between the track and the local HBPA. Read More...

Mineshaft Mare, Uncle Mo Yearlings Pace Keeneland Day 2

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The second session of the Keeneland horses of all ages sale Jan. 10 had more vibrancy than did the opener, but at the end of the day the results were the same, with significant declines in all key categories. Read More...

First Foal a Colt for Wicked Strong

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first foal for grade 1 winner Wicked Strong arrived Jan. 1 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky. Wicked Strong stands at Spendthrift near Lexington. Read More...

First Reported Foal for WinStar’s Constitution

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first reported foal by WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1 winner Constitution was born Jan. 9 at Crestwood Farm.   Read More...

New Vocations Opens New York Facility

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Leandra Cooper will oversee operations at October Hill Farm near Fort Edward. Read More...

Off-Turf San Gabriel Officially a Grade 3

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Jan. 7 San Gabriel Stakes that was taken off the turf will not have its grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a grade 3 race. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 1/10/2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
San Gabriel, Santa Ynez, Sham, Las Cienegas, Dania Beach, Violet Handicap, Bauhinia Sprint Handicap, Old Hat, Mucho Macho Man, Ginger Brew. Read More...

Hip 925, She’s a Fleet, with her filly by Commissioner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the first foal by Commissioner who sells along with her dam at the 2017 Keeneland January Sale. Read More...

Hip 925, She’s Afleet, with her filly by Commissioner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency discusses the first foal by Commissioner who sells along with her dam at the 2017 Keeneland January Sale. Read More...

The Mighty Forego’s Final Hurrah

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Forego defied all odds physically to become as great a weight carrier as the sport has ever seen, while demonstrating feats of raw speed, versatility, endurance, and longevity. which have never been equaled, and most likely never will. Read More...

West Coast Regional: Hello, Daehling

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Joe Daehling has mastered the art of practicality in a way that makes his Daehling Ranch near Elk Grove, Calif., run at peak cost-efficiency while providing horses with room to run, develop, and grow into athletes. Read More...

Honor Code’s First Foal Born at Cobra Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The bay filly, the first foal also for the El Prado daughter Table Three Ten, was born Jan. 9. Read More...

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: The Long Run

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cynthia McGinnes loves a good history lesson. The co-owner of Thornmar Farm cannot speak about the mark she and her husband, Charles, have made on the Mid-Atlantic circuit without providing suitable background information. Read More...

Ryan Says Uncle Mo Colt Reminds Him of Nyquist

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If Mike Ryan’s instincts are correct, an Uncle Mo short yearling the agent selected for $370,000 on behalf of Key Palm Stable at the Jan. 10 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale will prove to be a bargain. Read More...

Keeneland Sales Team Member Rouk Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, a member of the Keeneland sales team for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2009, died Jan. 1, 2017, in Burleson, Texas.  Read More...

Buffalo Trace Official Bourbon of America’s Best Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Buffalo Trace named official bourbon of America's Best Racing. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Bans Ellis, Masochistic in 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With a first violation of the prohibited substance rule in a Breeders' Cup World Championships race, Ellis, and all horses directly or indirectly in his care, will be ineligible to participate in the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2017. Read More...

Joyfully, Uncle Mo Colt Kickstart Day 2 at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Day 2 of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale got a quick jump out of gate with the mare Joyfully, one of the first horses through the ring, going to International Equities Holdings for $575,000. Read More...

Felds’ Climax Stallions Offers New Approach

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Climax looks to syndicate stallions the same as racehorse syndicates. Read More...

Babst Retires from Ohio Owner-Breeder Group

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gayle Babst has elected to retire from her position as executive director of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners after being associated with the organization for a period of 44 years.   Read More...

First Foal a Filly for WinStar’s Commissioner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
WinStar Farm's Commissioner, A.P. Indy's last classic-placed son to retire to stud, sired his first reported foal Jan. 5th when a bay filly was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. Read More...

2017 Keeneland January Sale Recap Day 1

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak recaps Day 1 of the 2017 Keeneland January Mixed Sale including a look at some of the top hips and comments from Reiley McDonald of Eaton Sales. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Read More...

Quality Rises to Top at Keeneland January Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A paucity of well-bred mares or racing prospects and no dispersal to drive buyer interest led to broad declines during the opening session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington Jan. 9. Read More...

Casinos, Pari-Mutuel Supporters Join Forces in Georgia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Advocates of legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia are teaming up with casino operators for this year's legislative push. Read More...

Alphabet Soup Progressing Under Cancer Treatment

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A cutting-edge cancer treatment has helped reduce skin cancer in 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, who recently celebrated his 26th birthday at Old Friends Equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Delightful Joy Brings $700,000 at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delightful Joy, an attractive chestnut daughter of leading sire Tapit, was purchased by $700,000 to become the second-highest price horse sold during the Jan. 9 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Read More...

Silentio to Stand in Texas at Keen Farms

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grandson of Sunday Silence will stand for $1,000. Read More...

Taylor Made’s Bloodstock Investments Shifts Focus

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When Taylor Made began a pinhooking operation under the Bloodstock Investments banner, it began by investing only in broodmares, but is now shifting its focus to yearlings, buying two during the Jan. 9 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale. Read More...

Indiana Grand to Open 2017 Racing Schedule April 18

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing dates for the upcoming 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino were recently approved by the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. The 120-day meet begins Tuesday, April 18 and concludes Saturday, Oct. 28.  Read More...

China Receives Large Shipment of Irish Thoroughbreds

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A shipment of 76 horses last week is the largest between Ireland and China. Read More...

McCraken Nears 3-Year-Old Season Debut in Florida

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Janice Whitham's homebred grade 2 winner McCraken, undefeated in three career starts, continues to train forwardly at Palm Meadows Training Center for his 3-year-old debut, trainer Ian Wilkes said. Read More...

Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham January Sale Date Moved

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham January Sale has been rescheduled to 1:30 p.m. local time, Thursday, Feb. 16  at Cheltenham racecourse. Read More...

Siren Serenade Lights Up Keeneland Bid Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Siren Serenade, an Unbridled’s Song mare in foal to leading sire Tapit, lit up the bid board at Keeneland, selling for $1,025,000 to Don Alberto Corporation during the Jan. 9 first session of the January horses of all ages sale. Read More...

Maryland Jockey Club Reports Spike in 2016 Handle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Maryland Jockey Club continued growing its Thoroughbred product and handle in 2016, announcing Jan. 9 that total handle was up 19.7% from 2015 and in-state wagering was up 18.4%. Read More...

National Museum of Racing Courtyard to Honor Whitney

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In recognition of a $250,000 gift from prominent racehorse owner, philanthropist and Saratoga icon Marylou Whitney, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will name its courtyard in honor of her late husband, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. Read More...

Unique Bella Romps in Santa Ynez

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although the Tapit filly opened up as the 1-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2), when the gates opened she was not the favorite, but she performed like she was odds-on. Read More...

Optimism in the (Cold) Air at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After braving a weekend in which temperatures barely made it into the teens, consignors and buyers can expect milder weather when the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale begins. Read More...

Arrogate Works For Pegasus World Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The official clocking on Arrogate's special late-morning workout Jan. 8 was 1:11.94 for six furlongs, but the stopwatch doesn't tell the whole story. Read More...

Portland Meadows Cancels Live Racing Jan. 9

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A major winter weather system that brought freezing rain, snow, and icy conditions Jan. 7-8, led Portland Meadows track officials and horsemen to cancel racing for Jan. 9. Read More...

California Chrome Jogs at Gulfstream Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
On an unseasonably cold morning in South Florida, Pegasus World Cup (G1) contender California Chrome paid his first visit to the Gulfstream Park main track Jan. 8 with a spirited jog. Read More...

Nuckols Back at Keeneland with One Horse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Consignor Alfred Nuckols, who hit a home run when a Street Sense yearling filly consigned by his Hurstland Farm to Keeneland’s 2013 January horses of all ages brought a winning bid of $1.45 million, has the filly's full brother in this year's sale. Read More...

Weather Forces Aqueduct Cancellation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Because of the continued residual impact of Winter Storm Helena in the New York metropolitan area, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing for Jan. 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Classic Empire, Tepin Turn in First Moves of 2017

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Casse Racing shedrow got their first positive answer to some questions Jan. 8 when Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Classic Empire and champion turf female Tepin each turned in their first moves of 2017. Read More...