Blood-Horse

Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with an open-lengths victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2. Read More...

Santa Anita to Offer Unique Race Conditions

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be offering a couple of new and innovative race conditions in an effort to stimulate entries and boost pari-mutuel handle, effective opening day of its Winter/Spring Meeting Dec. 26.  Read More...

AGSC Announces U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2018

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 1 presented its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington. Read More...

AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module Read More...

AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module Read More...

AmWager Introduces ABC Wagering, New Features

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
AmWager.com, the Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) platform of AmWest Entertainment, announced the introduction of new wagering tools for bettors, including one that focuses on multi-race bets, and a weather module Read More...

Eagle Retired to Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Candy Ride will stand for $5,000. Read More...

Eagle Retired to Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Candy Ride will stand for $5,000. Read More...

Eagle Retired to Valor Farm

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The grade 1-placed, grade 3-winning son of Candy Ride will stand for $5,000. Read More...

Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns. Read More...

Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns. Read More...

Half Sister to Jack Hobbs Delivers at Tattersalls

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Dubawi half sister to Jack Hobbs offered by Willie Carson's Minster Stud claimed top billing at the Dec. 1 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale after John Gosden, acting on behalf of Godolphin, purchased her for 750,000gns. Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although it is very late in the year, Dec. 2 definitely has a "big-day feel" for racing fans up and down the East Coast.   Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although it is very late in the year, Dec. 2 definitely has a "big-day feel" for racing fans up and down the East Coast.   Read More...

Litfin At Large: Handicapping Big Day at Aqueduct

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although it is very late in the year, Dec. 2 definitely has a "big-day feel" for racing fans up and down the East Coast.   Read More...

Jockey David Cohen Back After Three-Year Hiatus

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
David Cohen, who was sixth in the nation in wins in 2009, returned to the saddle after a layoff of more than three years Nov. 30, riding for M & M Racing and trainer Robertino Diodoro in the fifth race at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots. Read More...

Washington Owners-Breeders Back Added Gaming at Emerald

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Washington Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association supports an initial plan to allow the Emerald Downs owner, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, to add slot machine-type games at the Auburn, Wash. track. Read More...

Bolt d’Oro Taking the Right Path

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
I have stated on several occasions that I am a firm believer in starting a horse's 3-year-old campaign in a sprint to sharpen him up for the rigors of the Triple Crown trail. Read More...

AGSC Creates New “Listed-Restricted” Stakes Designation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today presented its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington. Read More...

Prominent Ohio Owner/Breeder Elisabeth Alexander Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Elisabeth Alexander, who bred and raced numerous Ohio champions and served as president of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners, died Nov. 16. Her Magna Graduate earned better than $2.5 million. Read More...

Prominent Ohio Owner/Breeder Elisabeth Alexander Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Elisabeth Alexander, who bred and raced numerous Ohio champions and served as president of the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners, died Nov. 16. Her Magna Graduate earned better than $2.5 million. Read More...

Supreme Court to Hear Sports Wagering Case

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments Dec. 4 to the constitutionality of a federal law that has kept the legal expansion of sports wagering in check. Read More...

Supreme Court to Hear Sports Wagering Case

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The U.S. Supreme Court plans to hear oral arguments Dec. 4 to the constitutionality of a federal law that has kept the legal expansion of sports wagering in check. Read More...

Trainer Mike Maker Scores 2,000th Win

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Trainer Mike Maker scored his 2,000th career victory Nov. 30, as Tomahawk Kitten scored his first victory, cruising home a 4 1/4-length winner in the first race at Turfway Park. Read More...

Champagne Room Most Decorated in Bayakoa Field

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Champagne Room, champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will try to secure her first graded stakes win as a 3-year-old when she starts in the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes Dec. 3 at Los Alamitos Race Course. Read More...

Lani Stud Fee Set at ¥500,000

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Arrow Stud in Japan has set the 2018 stud fee for Lani, the 4-year-old American classic-placed son of Tapit, at ¥500,000 (US$4,500). Read More...

On Snowy Tattersalls Day, Sun Stud Makes Headlines

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
On a day beset by increasingly heavy snow showers, the second session of the Tattersalls December foal sale was topped by a son of Kodiac who went the way of Sun Stud for 210,000gns. Read More...

Prayer for Relief to Stand in Indiana for 2018

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
R Star Stallions announced that multiple graded stakes winner Prayer for Relief will stand the 2018 season at the Anderson, Ind., farm for the 2018 breeding season for a fee of $3,000. Read More...

New Zealand’s Premier Cambridge Stud is Sold

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Auckland residents Brendan and Jo Lindsay will take control of New Zealand's premier nursery in April 2018. Read More...

Gulfstream Park to Increase December Purses

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Gulfstream Park announced Nov. 30 that December purses for its championship meet, which begins Dec. 2 with the $1.1 million Claiming Crown, will be increased by 10%. Read More...

Penn National Considers Purchase of Pinnacle

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Racetrack and casino owner Penn National Gaming is considering the purchase of another racetrack and casino owner, Pinnacle Entertainment. Read More...

Go for Wand: Verve’s Tale Could Continue Fipke Success

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Homebred Verve's Tale could continue a very good season for Charles Fipke when she takes on multiple graded stakes winner Highway Star and five others in the $200,000 Go For Wand Handicap (G3) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Cigar Mile Coverage Set for Fox Sports 2, MSG+

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Highlighted by coverage of the grade 1 Cigar Mile, presented by NYRA Bets, Aqueduct Live returns to the national airwaves on Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) with regional coverage in the New York area provided by MSG+. Read More...

Monnet Named Director of Membership at TOBA

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Lauren Monnet has been named as the director of membership and owners concierge at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.  Read More...

Champion Sprinter Drefong Sold to Shadai

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Owners Susan and Charles Chu announced Nov. 30 that their champion sprinter by Gio Ponti has been sold to the Shadai Group and will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido. Drefong won three grade 1 stakes and earned more than $1.5 million. Read More...

Slight Decline in Churchill Downs Fall Meet Handle

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The slight all-sources handle decline at the Churchill meet follows a Keeneland meet that was off 8.4% in all-sources handle. Read More...

Drefong Sold to Shadai

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Owners Susan and Charles Chu announced Nov. 30 that their champion sprinter by Gio Ponti has been sold to the Shadai Group and will stand at Shadai Stallion Station in Hokkaido. Drefong won three grade 1 stakes and earned more than $1.5 million. Read More...

Look Back: In Stakes Debut, Damascus Rolls in Remsen

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
This week's Look Back recalls Damascus' stakes debut, an easy win in the Remsen. Read More...

In Nearly $1 Billion Deal, Churchill Sells Big Fish

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Just more than three years after purchasing Big Fish Games, Churchill Downs Inc. has opted to sell its mobile gaming subsidiary for nearly $1 billion and says it will focus its energy on Thoroughbred racing and casino gaming. Read More...

Union Jackson to Stand at Sequel New York

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Multiple stakes winner Union Jackson has been retired from racing and will stand the 2018 breeding season at Sequel Stallions, near Hudson, N.Y. as a Sequel Stallions/Stonestreet Stables venture. Read More...

Gigantic Breeze to Try Dirt in Claiming Crown Jewel

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Based on both class and recent form, Gigantic Breeze looks like a standout in the Claiming Crown Jewel Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Giant's Causeway will face the challenge of starting on the dirt for the first time. Read More...

Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Tattersalls December Foal Sale Brings Record Trade

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
A record-breaking opening session of the Tattersalls December foal sale took place in Newmarket Nov. 29 and a son of Darley's Farhh (IRE) made the biggest impression on buyers when fetching 160,000 guineas (US$224,096) from Yeomanstown Stud. Read More...

Wonder Gadot, Daisy Top Demoiselle Field

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Ontario-bred Wonder Gadot and Pennsylvania-bred Daisy head a field of eight 2-year-old fillies in the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Sharp Azteca Seeks Elusive Grade 1 in Cigar Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
Three times a runner-up in grade 1 events, the elusive top-level prize will once again be on the table Dec. 2, when Sharp Azteca takes on Mind Your Biscuits and Practical Joke in the Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1). Read More...

TAA Accredited Groups Show Diversity in Aftercare

Blood-Horse | 3 weeks ago
The 64 organizations accredited by the TAA are as diverse as the aftercare landscape itself. Many adopt out former runners for second careers, others are sanctuaries, and some are organizations that help both horses and humans. Read More...