Blood-Horse

Zito Looking to Recapture Glory Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The once ubiquitous Nick Zito has not been as prominent in recent years, but he still has hopes of finding the types of young horses he used to pick out at the sales on a regular basis. To him it was all about finding classic-type horses. Read More...

Galileo Gold, Esoterique to Meet at Deauville

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) drew a field of 11 for the Aug. 14 event at Deauville, including defending winner Esoterique, whose opponents include English classic winner Galileo Gold. Read More...

Horsemen’s Advocate Metzen Dies at 78

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tom Metzen Sr., a tireless worker for horsemen in Arizona, Minnesota, and across the country, died Aug. 10. He was 78. Read More...

In Saratoga, Passion for Racing and Politics

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A decision on the re-privatization of NYRA was delayed, but groups in the city of Saratoga Springs are taking full advantage of the well-attended summer race meet to reiterate their position in advance of the 2017 legislative session. Read More...

Long Island Town Supports Suffolk Casino

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Islandia village board approves a plan to convert an existing Marriot hotel into a casino. Read More...

Watch the Hall of Fame Ceremony LIVE!

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Watch the 2015 induction ceremony live beginning at 10:30 am EDT on Aug 12. The 2016 inductees inductees are Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Tom Ochiltree, Ramon Dominguez, Wayne D. Wright, Steve Asmussen, Arthur B. Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr. Read More...

Litfin at Large: Beating Mother Nature

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When it comes to the recent weather at Saratoga Race Course, payback has been something that rhymes with itch. Read More...

Arlington, Saratoga Highlight Big Saturday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the graded stakes races at Arlington and Saratoga. Read More...

Hall of Fame Ceremony

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Watch the Hall of Fame Ceremony LIVE! Read More...

NTRA, Lobbyist Outline Federal Initiatives

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and its Washington, D.C., lobbying firm are playing the waiting game regarding tax changes that would allow pari-mutuel bettors to keep more of their winnings. Read More...

Horse Racing Tourney Sites Restrict NY Play

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With a line in the daily fantasy sports legislation passed last week in New York specifically prohibiting horse racing handicapping tournament sites, two of the larger such sites will restrict play of New York customers in cash tournaments. Read More...

Stryker Phd Seeks Third Longacres Mile Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stryker Phd will seek to become the first horse to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) in three consecutive years Aug. 14 at Emerald Downs. Read More...

First Winner for Indiana Stallion Sangaree

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Indiana-based stallion Sangaree saw his first winner Aug. 11, when Sung delivered a front-running victory in a maiden special weight race at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Read More...

Gulfstream Adds Pair of Summer Race Days

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Gulfstream Park announced Aug. 11 that two racing programs have been added to the summer meet schedule. Read More...

Recruiting Ready Set for Saratoga Special

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will take a second straight shot at an initial stakes win when the Algorithms colt faces an expected four other juveniles in the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 14 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Finger Lakes Cancels Aug. 13 Card

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Because of a shortage of available horses, Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack has canceled its Saturday, Aug. 13 live racing card. Read More...

One Fine Dream is Iowa Derby Heavyweight

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Plenty to back up the Woke Up Dreamin gelding's 3-5 morning line Read More...

Operation Gelding Receives AAEP Grant

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The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support expansion of the Operation Gelding program. Read More...

Hall of Fame Friends for Life

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The rider earned three consecutive Eclipse Awards (2010-12) while with Rushing, and added a considerable amount of wins to his career total, which was just 15 shy of 5,000 at the time of his retirement. Read More...

Integrity, Innovation on Round Table Agenda

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club will use its Aug. 14 Round Table Conference to discuss ways it can build upon existing programs, and also will continue its advocacy for federal legislation regarding equine medication and drug testing. Read More...

Lady Aurelia in Top Form for Prix Morny

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Scat Daddy filly gets her final U.S. work at Keeneland Aug. 11 and will ship to France Aug. 13. Stablemate Acapulco will miss the Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I), however, due to a foot issue. Read More...

Janney, Pulito Named to Equibase Committee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Stuart S. Janney III, the chairman of The Jockey Club, and Daisy Phipps Pulito, the racing manager of the Phipps Stable, have been appointed to serve on the Management Committee of Equibase Company LLC Read More...

LTBA Selects Harang as President

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Warren Harang III was unanimously voted president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) during the board of directors meeting Aug. 6, 2016 in Bossier City. Read More...

Three U.S.-Based Horses in World’s Top Five

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After a gutsy victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), California Chrome improved his rating from 126 to 128 and is the second-highest rated horse in the world in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings. Read More...

Ghostzapper Filly Tops F-T Pinhook Profits

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pinhookers who deal in the upper end of the bloodstock market had a very good Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Aug. 8-9. Read More...

Live Stream of Round Table Conference Planned

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club will provide a live video stream for the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing from Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Arlington to Offer Guaranteed Pools Aug. 13

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Arlington International Racecourse will offer guaranteed pools in three sequences on Saturday's International Festival of Racing card and will team with Saratoga to offer players an Arlington Million/Fourstardave Daily Double. Read More...

Record Stakes Purses Scheduled for Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) will be celebrated April 1 at Gulfstream Park, highlighting a record stakes schedule announced Thursday for the 2016-2017 Championship Meet. Read More...

NYRA, Dunkin’ Donuts Continue Partnership

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. and Dunkin' Donuts today announced the continuation of a partnership at Saratoga Race Course through the 2020 season. Read More...

Maiden Winners Look to Break Out in Best Pal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Six 2-year-old males have been entered for the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10 at Del Mar, and every one has taken a different path to their first graded stakes try. Read More...

Rachel-Zenyatta Rivalry Ends in Dead-Heat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra will all but hold hands on Friday as they strut into the National Museum of Racing side by side and take their place among the immortals in the Hall of Fame. Read More...

The Pizza Man Back for Another Million

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Midwest Thoroughbreds' homebred The Pizza Man will look to become the first horse to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) back-to-back Aug. 13, but will have to pick up his recent form to do so. Read More...

Schwartz, Brown Have Sea Calisi in Beverly D

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Owner-trainer team is dangerous with turf females Read More...

Fourstardave Draws Salty Field

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Grand Arch seeks to defend his 2015 title in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Adirondack Edge to Ever So Clever

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Ever So Clever, with a 93 Equibase Speed Figure in her July 1 debut, holds the edge with an outside post draw for the Aug. 13 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Saratoga. Read More...

Adironack Edge to Ever So Clever

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Ever So Clever, with a 93 Equibase Speed Figure in her July 1 debut, holds the edge with an outside post draw for the Aug. 13 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for juvenile fillies at Saratoga. Read More...

China Horse Club Bolsters U.S. Presence

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
​China Horse Club’s U.S. expansion was on full display at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale as the leading buyer, with six yearlings purchased for $3,100,000. Read More...

Monmouth to Continue Sports Wagering Efforts

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Monmouth Park, which has been at the forefront of the fight to bring sports betting to New Jersey, will continue its quest to see the will of the people adhered to despite yesterday's court ruling. Read More...

Da Big Hoss Stands Tall in St. Leger

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Da Big Hoss, a sharp winner of his last pair in stakes company, heads Arlington's 1 11/16-mile American St. Leger (gr. IIIT) on the Arlington Million XXXIV undercard. Read More...

Auntie Joy Faces 13 in Pucker Up at Arlington

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Auntie Joy, Noble Beauty, and Try Your Luck, the first three finishers in the Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT), do battle again over nine furlongs on the Arlington turf course, facing undefeated Nobody's Fault and promising Nawlins Kitty. Read More...

NYRA Board Touts Progress in Face of Delays

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association's return to re-privatization may be in a holding pattern, but NYRA is hardly standing still as it waits to learn what the next iteration of organization will look like. Read More...

Richardson Re-Elected Chairman of TOBA

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has re-elected Dr. J. David Richardson as chairman of its board of trustees, the organization announced Aug. 10. Read More...

Cherry Wine Returns to Turf for Secretariat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Classic-placed Cherry Wine will return to grass racing Saturday, Aug. 13 as one of nine 3-year-olds entered in the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Mandella Mulling Pacific Classic for Beholder

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After Beholder's first workout since a second-place run in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I), trainer Richard Mandella is still mulling over whether to send the three-time champion to defend her title in the Aug. 20 Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar. Read More...

Brockton Cancels Fair Meet Plans

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New England track was seeking funds to run a 15-day meet in 2016. Read More...

Stauffer to Call Oaklawn Park Races

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One of the most recognized and experienced voices in Thoroughbred racing will step into Oaklawn Park's announcer's booth when Vic Stauffer calls the races for the 2017 season. Read More...

Committee to Examine Number of Grade I Stakes

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The American Graded Stakes Committee has formed a subcommittee to examine the number of grade I stakes as it relates to the current and projected racehorse inventory in the United States. Read More...

Tapit Leads F-T Saratoga by Average, Median

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Nine Tapit yearlings averaged $713,889 Read More...

Claiborne Farm’s Clay Hancock Dies at 71

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Clay Hancock, who helped her family's Claiborne Farm by bringing owner/breeder Adele Dilschneider into the operation, died of a heart attack Aug. 8. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Family Circle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Asmussen leads his whole family to the Hall of Fame Read More...