Blood-Horse

Just The Judge Sells for Record Price

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Irish classic winner Just The Judge became the highest-priced filly in British auction history when she sold for 4,500,000 guineas ($7,405,681 in U.S. funds) Dec. 2 during the second session of the Tattersalls December sale. Read More...

Tidal Volume to Stand at Poplar Creek in Ohio

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tidal Volume, a stakes-winning son of Tapit, will enter stud in 2015 at Poplar Creek Horse Center near Bethel, Ohio. Read More...

State Likely to Appeal Latest Veitch Decision

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Debating the Eclipse

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
California Chrome deserves 3-year-old title, but HOY is up for grabs. Read More...

Silver Charm Settling In Well at Old Friends

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Champion Silver Charm was bright-eyed and settling in well at Old Friends Farm Dec. 2 following a long journey home to Kentucky from Japan. Read More...

Lenny’s Place – Episode 6

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs next year; including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Hopportunity, and Honor Code. Read More...

Lucky Pulpit Season Offered at CTBA Auction

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A season to Lucky Pulpit, the sire of dual classic winner California Chrome, is among the offerings at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Auction being held today, Tuesday, Dec. 2. Read More...

Vertiformer to Stand at Poplar Creek in Ohio

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Vertiformer, a multiple graded stakes-placed 7-year-old old horse, will begin his stud career in 2015 at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Ohio. Read More...

Michael Blowen on Silver Charm’s Return

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan. Read More...

Handle Declines at Churchill Fall Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Churchill Downs wrapped up 2014 with a double-digit decline in all-sources wagering during the 24-day fall meet that concluded Nov. 30. Read More...

Fast Bullet Euthanized Due to Colic

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
WinStar Farm stallion Fast Bullet had to be euthanized early Dec. 2 due to complications from colic. He was 6. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 12/2/2014

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Photos from Churchill Downs, Del Mar, Japan, Golden Gate Fields, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise and more! Read More...

Adena Reopens Florida Stallion Division

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Adena Springs South will stand Capo Bastone, City Wolf, and Hunters Bay for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Casse Springs for Tattersalls Day One Topper

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Florida-based bloodstock agent Justin Casse went to 525,000 guineas (US$867,620) to secure group III winner Esentepe, in foal to Frankel, on opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale Dec. 1 in Newmarket Read More...

Historical Racing Bets Up in October in KY

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Historical race wagering at two Kentucky racetracks registered healthy increases in October versus the same month in 2013, according to statistics released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

Mid-Atlantic Players May Lose Key Signals

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Simulcast players in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond looking forward to betting important meetings in California and Florida this week may have to wait. Read More...

NYRA to Close Aqueduct Barns for Five Months

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association's projected $2.1 million surplus for 2015 will be driven by attempts to increase field size by possibly reducing the number of race dates and cutting expenses. Read More...

Baryshnikov to Stand in Ohio in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Baryshnikov, a stakes-winning son of Empire Maker, has been relocated to Silver Bridle Racing in Springboro, Ohio. Read More...

Los Alamitos Meet Headed by 2-Year-Old Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Los Alamitos Race Course's 12-day winter meet opens Dec. 4 and runs through Dec. 21. Read More...

Turfway to Break From Gate With Full Fields

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Officials at Turfway Park, which begins its four-month run of live racing Dec. 1, are hoping response at the entry box for the first two programs continues through December and into next year. Read More...

TOBA November Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Leading the pack of Ohio breeders is Robin L. Murphy, who stands nearly a dozen stallions at her 80-acre Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio. Read More...

Aqueduct to Offer Claiming Championships

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
NYRA announced Dec. 1 the stakes schedule for the 2015 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack, which will offer 23 stakes worth more than $3 million, as well as the inaugural running of the New York Claiming Championship Series. Read More...

Moore to be Honored as World’s Top Jockey

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
British jockey Ryan Moore clinched the title of Longines World's Best Jockey over Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon in competition based on success in the world's top 100 group/grade I races. Read More...

Cyber Secret to Stand at Journeyman Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Cyber Secret, a multiple graded stakes winner by Broken Vow, will stand the 2015 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Ocala-based Journeyman Stud. Read More...

Venereal Disease

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
STDs. They're the kind of thing many people would rather not discuss. Disease transmission through sexual contact or bodily fluids such as semen and blood is still a taboo subject, even in 2012. But the reality is that as long as horse owners continue to breed their mares to stallions hundreds or thousands of miles away--or to stallions who are in the... Read More...

Equine Venereal Disease

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
STDs. They're the kind of thing many people would rather not discuss. Disease transmission through sexual contact or bodily fluids such as semen and blood is still a taboo subject, even in 2012. But the reality is that as long as horse owners continue to breed their mares to stallions hundreds or thousands of miles away--or to stallions who are in the... Read More...

Slick Matriarch Win for Front-Running La Tia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Front-running La Tia, shipping in from Chicago, led all the way to earn her first grade I victory in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the concluding day of the Del Mar fall meet Nov. 30. Read More...

Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing. Read More...

Daily Purses Up for Churchill Fall Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Daily purses were up 9.2% for Churchill Downs' weather-shortened fall meet, which concluded Nov. 30. Read More...

Dortmund Leads Individual Picks in Derby Bet

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Two horses from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Dortmund and American Pharoah, paced the individual selections Nov. 30 as the first pool for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) concluded. Read More...

Pepper Crown Closes Strongly for Berkeley Win

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Swung six wide into the stretch, lightly regarded Pepper Crown uncoiled a torrid outside rally and won the $100,315 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) going away as the longest shot in the field Nov. 30 at Golden Gate Fields. Read More...

Conquest Typhoon Last to First in DeMille

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Conquest Typhoon rallied from last and caught Stormy Liberal in the final strides to score as the even money favorite in the $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Nov. 30 at Del Mar. Read More...

Easy Matriarch Win for Front-Running La Tia

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Front-running La Tia, shipping in from Chicago, led all the way to earn her first grade I victory in the $300,000 Matriarch Stakes on the concluding day of the Del Mar fall meet Nov. 30. Read More...

San Nicola Thunder Digs In for Sir Barton Win

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
San Nicola Thunder overcame a delay at the start before holding off the late rail bid from Freitag to take the $109,489 Sir Barton Stakes by a head Nov. 30 at Woodbine. Read More...

Amoss Reflects on 4-for-4 Day at Fair Grounds

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Ten-time leading Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots trainer Tom Amoss celebrated a remarkable day Nov. 29 at his home track, winning with all four of his starters. Read More...

Zayas, Sano Take Gulfstream Park West Titles

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet closed Nov. 30, with Edgard Zayas and Antonio Sano taking the respective jockey and trainer titles, and Frank Calabrese and White Wabbit Wacing tying atop the owner standings. Read More...

Jockey Eramia Out with Shoulder Injury

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Jockey Richard Eramia will be out a couple weeks after a mishap following the fourth race Nov. 29 at Fair Grounds when his mount, Shadwell Stable's Atoof, spooked and dumped the journeyman rider on the gallop-out. Read More...

London Tower Stands Tall in Ontario Lassie

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Odds-on favorite London Tower ran away with the $131,385 Ontario Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by 6 1/2 lengths Nov. 30 at Woodbine with Emma-Jayne Wilson aboard. Read More...

Influential Veterinarian Jack Robbins Dies

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Top racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins, a longtime breeder of Thoroughbreds in California and patriarch of an influential racing family, died the afternoon of Nov. 29 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 93. Read More...

Epiphaneia Proves Easy Winner of Japan Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Nov. 30 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way. Read More...

Mr. Jordan Impresses in Smooth Air Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The undefeated Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt galloped to a 4 1/2-length victory without even a hint of encouragement from jockey Gabriel Saez in his first attempt to transfer his talent around two turns in the mile event. Read More...

Ben’s Cat Takes Fabulous Strike a Third Time

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Ben's Cat produced one of the best efforts of his 45-race career to capture the Fabulous Strike Stakes for the third time in its three editions at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Nov. 29. Read More...

Red Rifle Continues Good Season for Geroux

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Twin Creeks Racing Stable's Red Rifle delivered the latest in a line of satisfying stakes scores for jockey Florent Geroux Nov. 29, winning the $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. II). Read More...

California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance. Read More...

Ol’ Fashion Gal Upsets Jimmy Durante

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Squeezing through a tight opening along the rail in mid-stretch, Ol' Fashion Gal prevailed over favored Rainha Da Bateria to upset the $150,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar. Read More...

West Coast Belle Rolls to Golden Rod Win

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
West Coast Belle kept her record perfect in three career starts for owners Gary and Mary West when coming from off the pace to take the $230,400 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

West Coast Belle Rolls to Golden Rod Win

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
West Coast Belle kept her record perfect in three career starts for owners Gary and Mary West when coming from off the pace to take the $230,400 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

El Kabeir Just Lasts in Kentucky Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir went to the front and kept on going Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs, just holding over Imperia to win the $233,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) by a head. Read More...

El Kabeir Just Lasts in Kentucky Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Zayat Stables' El Kabeir went to the front and kept on going Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs, just holding over Imperia to win the $233,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) by a head. Read More...

Decision Day Indeed in Coronation Futurity

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Donver Stable's homebred Decision Day battled for the early lead and held off hounding pressure to capture the $250,000 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds bred in Ontario Nov. 29 at Woodbine. Read More...