Blood-Horse

Into Mischief Colt Tops OBS Under Tack Session

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For the second day in a row, one of the fastest workers during the June 9 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale under tack show session came from Jaime Mejia's Thoroughbred Champions Training Center. Read More...

He Hate Me Rallies Late to Score in Tremont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Maryland-based He Hate Me conquered New York with a late run that carried him to victory in the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park June 9 against a field of seven other two-year-olds Read More...

Pompa Primed With Met Mile Duo

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rally Cry will be joined in the Met Mile starting gate by his multiple graded stakes winning stablemate Tommy Macho, making his first start since a third-place finish in the Carter (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack in April.  Read More...

NYRA Revises Pick 6 Carryover to $47,812

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Calling it a matter of fairness to horseplayers, the New York Racing Association increased its carryover pool for the June 9 Pick 6 after receiving permission from the New York State Gaming Commission early that morning to make the revision. Read More...

Tapit Brother Retired to Stud at O’Sullivan Farms

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Aldrin is a winning half brother by Malibu Moon and a $1 million 2-year-old in training purchase. Read More...

Meantime Could Put Silverton Hill on the Map

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Silverton Hill's Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton have an impressive cattle and horse farm, but it's an hour outside the heart of the Bluegrass in Springfield, KY, where Belmont hopeful Meantime laid up late last year. Read More...

Trainer Cox, Benner Island on Same Page Into Acorn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Benner Island has a win at the Acorn's one-mile distance, that coming in an allowance-optional claimer at Churchill Downs last November, and trainer Brad Cox is confident coming into the Acorn.   Read More...

Epicharis Bypasses Training Again at Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For the second consecutive day, Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) entrant Epicharis did not go to the track June 9, two days after he received a treatment of phenylbutazone for "lameness" in his right front leg. Read More...

Belmont Stakes News Update for June 9

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak reports on the status of Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who was seen Friday morning by the New York Racing Association's chief examining veterinarian. Also includes footage of Tapwrit, Meantime, Senior Investment, and more! Read More...

Scat Daddy Colt Tops OBS June Pinhook Prospects

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The top previously purchased horse in the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses of all ages sale is a Scat Daddy colt purchased for $260,000 by agent Justin Casse on behalf of a partnership group. Read More...

Solid Strike

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Smart Strike’s biomechanical profile reveals he was a natural two-turn individual with as much power as stride, the kind of horse that can get out there and stalk and then keep going until the rest are left behind. Read More...

Belmont Analysis: End of a Long Odd Journey

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Here we are at the end of the road--the often unpredictable Belmont Stakes, without the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winner, without the favorite Classic Empire, and with a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the head of the Japanese invader Epicharis. Read More...

EMHF Holds Productive General Assembly in Sweden

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Update on European & Mediterranean Horseracing Federation's general assembly. Read More...

Phipps Family Accepts Inaugural Dinny Phipps Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ogden Phipps II accepted the first Dinny Phipps Award June 8 at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City. Read More...

Twisted Tom Proving His Worth for Biszantz

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Unbeaten on dirt since he was transferred to the barn of Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown, Twisted Tom has a chance to become the poster child for outside-the-box thinking in the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1). Read More...

Patience Could Pay Off for Team Divisidero in Manhattan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Divisidero has been given significant time off throughout his career, and rewarded his connections for it. Read More...

Tu Brutus Brings Hype Into Brooklyn

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There is usually not a ton of buzz that comes out of 1 3/8-mile black-type stakes on the dirt. It is far from the norm, however, for such outings to yield the kind of result Tu Brutus (CHI) put up in his second North American start. Read More...

New Money Honey Shows Her Heels in Wonder Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New Money Honey took matters into her own hands and made amends for an off-the-board outing in her first test this season when she delivered a gate-to-wire score in the $200,000 Wonder Again (G3T) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Barretts Moves Date for Del Mar Paddock Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Barretts has rescheduled its sixth annual paddock at Del Mar from its original date of Sunday, July 30, to Wednesday, July 26, following that day’s race card. Read More...

First Starter Gets It Done for Freshman Sire El Padrino

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pennsylvania freshman sire El Padrino's first starter became his first winner June 8 at Delaware Park, where longshot Whereshetoldmetogo rallied in the stretch to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Read More...

Man o’ War Mural Painted on Restaurant Wall

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
30' x30' mural, painted by Agustin Zarate, to be unveiled outside The Village Idiot restaurant in Lexington June 29 Read More...

NYRA Jockeys Visit Ronald McDonald House

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Smiles and laughter filled the halls of the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, N.Y. Thursday when five of the New York Racing Association's best jockeys made their annual visit. Read More...

Enstone Looks Hard to Beat in Woodbine Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
East West Stable's Enstone (by Tiznow), holds a class edge over her fellow 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. The nine-furlong filly classic drew a field of 12 Canadian-breds. Read More...

Midnight Lute, Midshipman Colts Work Fastest at OBS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Midnight Lute colt and a son of Midshipman turned in the fastest eighth-mile and quarter-mile works June 8 during the second session of the under tack show for the June 13-14 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses in training sale. Read More...

Recruiting Ready Steps Up in Woody Stephens

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will try to extend his win streak to four June 10 in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, but he'll have to fend off a trio of last-out grade 3 winners if he wants to earn his own graded score. Read More...

Generazio Homebreds Back for Another Jaipur

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After grabbing the top two positions in last year's Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G3T), Patricia Generazio homebreds Pure Sensation and Disco Partner are back for another edition of the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Epicharis Latest Example of NYRA’s Enhanced Recruitment

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Martin Panza pioneered recruiting Japanese horses to the American Oaks at Hollywood Park last decade, and he's doing the same thing at NYRA as Epicharis follows Lani as a Belmont Stakes entrant Read More...

Laurel Park Summer Meet Begins June 9

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With an emphasis on racing over its world-class turf course, Laurel Park will look to maintain the momentum from a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course at its 33-day summer stand starting Friday, June 9. Read More...

Sky Racing World Announces Enhanced Australia Simulcast

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The company has also expanded its partnership with TVG. Read More...

Another Classic, Another Shot for Lookin At Lee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lookin At Lee will not be carrying a lunch pail during the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Steve Asmussen knows his horse will bring that mental approach to the 1 1/2-mile classic. Read More...

Ribchester Moves Into Top Three in World Rankings

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While Arrogate, with a ranking of 134, and Winx (132) continue to maintain their top two positions in the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017, Ribchester moved into the third spot at 124. Read More...

Health Zone: Hoof Cracks – Prevention and Treatment

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There are several types of hoof cracks, and some are more serious. Splits often start at the ground surface. Quarter cracks are located in the rear third of the hoof and can be either proximal (along the side) or distal (more toward the rear). Read More...

Farewell to a Friend: RIP Holy Bull

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Steve Haskin reflects on the legacy of 1994 Horse of the Year Holy Bull. Read More...

Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale Concludes With Records

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The 2017 Magic Millions National Sale on the Gold Coast concluded June 8 with records for the 15-day auction that consisted of weanlings, broodmares, yearlings, and racehorses. Read More...

Belmont Stakes News Update for June 8

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak shares information on Belmont Stakes contender Epicharis, who did not go to the track to train Thursday morning after being treated for lameness. Plus footage of Irish War Cry and Gormley in their first trips over the track! Read More...

Racing Loses One of its Greats: Holy Bull Dead at 26

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Holy Bull was 1994 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old. "If you were putting together your fantasy horse stable for the last 25 years, you'd have to have Holy Bull in your top five," Godolphin USA president Jimmy Bell. Read More...

Mor Spirit Can Become Top Miler With Met Mile Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Michael Lund Petersen, a co-owner of the successful worldwide Pandora Jewelry company, hopes his Mor Spirit will become an unforgettable keepsake by continuing to win mid-distance races at the highest level. Read More...

Irish War Cry Takes First Spin Around Belmont Park

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Newly minted Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) favorite Irish War Cry got his first look at the massive Belmont Park oval the morning of June 8, when he hit the main track for a 1 1/2-mile gallop with trainer Graham Motion keeping tabs. Read More...

Songbird Set to Make 2017 Debut in Ogden Phipps

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two-time champion filly Songbird is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for her 2017 debut in the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Believe in Bertie Looks to Rebound in Mint Julep

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Klein Racing's homebred Believe in Bertie, first or second in 10 of 12 starts, tops the field of seven fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (G3T) June 10 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Little Red Feather Expands Network into Aftercare

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Little Red Feather partnership has been at the forefront of innovation for Thoroughbred ownership groups. From launching in 2002, the group has more than 300 partners, has successfully crowdsourced a winner through their LRF Thoroughbred Fund. Read More...

Derby Runners May Hold an Edge in the Belmont Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Belmont Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Epicharis Does Not Train After Lameness Treatment

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The status of Japanese contender Epicharis is in question for the June 10 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) after the colt was treated with bute June 7 and did not go out to train June 8 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Look Back: Tom Fool All Business in 1953 Met Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
This week is a column that included the headline, "A Low Curtsy for Tom Fool," written by George F. T. Ryall followed by a stakes report of the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap won by Tom Fool. Both stories ran in the May 30, 1953 issue of The Blood-Horse. Read More...

One Year Later, Lynch Having A Better Belmont Week

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Brian Lynch, back from temporarily surrendering his trainer's license a year ago, has Meantime in the June 10 Belmont Stakes after scoring June 3 with Oscar Performance in the Pennine Ridge Stakes. Read More...

New England Horsemen Fight for Funding

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
With the Race Horse Development Fund, which was created to give the struggling Massachusetts horse racing and breeding industry a lifeline, now in serious peril, Thoroughbred horsemen traveled to the state capitol in Boston to lobby lawmakers June 7. Read More...

Tale of the Cat, Malibu Moon Colts Fastest in OBS Works

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale got a fast start out of the gate June 7, with some of the day's best workout times recorded during the first set. Read More...

Celestine Seeks Title Defense in Just a Game

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The daughter of Scat Daddy was purchased last year by Moyglare Stud Farm for $2.55 million at the Keenland November breeding stock sale, and is now trained by Christophe Clement. Read More...

Mor Spirit Steps Up in Wide Open Metropolitan Handicap

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Mor Spirit and Mohaymen, on the Triple Crown trail a year ago, look to establish a new specialty as milers when they contest the Metropolitan Handicap against Sharp Azteca and Awesome Slew Read More...

Elite Sales to Offer Happy Mesa at Fasig-Tipton Sale

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Bradley Weisbord and Liz Crow's newly formed sales agency Elite Sales will offer multiple stakes winner Happy Mesa in their upcoming consignment at Fasig-Tipton's July Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale on July 10 in Lexington, Kentucky. Read More...