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With Dirt, Keeneland Reaching for the Stars

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
With its return to dirt racing this fall, Keeneland hopes to hear that greeting--cue Eric Clapton--from more horsemen interested in prepping their top starters for main-track races in this year's Breeders' Cup. Read More...

Mellon Estate on Market for $70 Million

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Oak Spring Farm, the 2,047-acre estate of the later Rachel "Bunny" and Paul Mellon near Upperville, Va., has been placed on the market at an asking price of $70 million. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 8/19/2014

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wonderful images from Arlington Park, Woodbine, Arapahoe Park, Hastings, and more! Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Outside the Lines

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. Read More...

An Early Look at the Travers Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at some of the key contenders in the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Strangles Signs, Risk Factors, and Complications Evaluated

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If your horse had strangles, would you be able to tell? He'd probably have those token swollen lymph nodes and maybe a fever, right? It's possible, but researchers recently determined that these signs alone might not be the only ones that should prompt a strangles test. In fact, more than a quarter of the horses in their recent research presented ... Read More...

Close Hatches Bids for Perfection at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Close Hatches puts a three-race win streak on the line against five rivals Aug. 22 in the $500,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Melbourne Cup Victor Dunadan to Overbury Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's French stayer Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) en route to champion stayer honors in Australia, will stand at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in England next year. Read More...

Melbourne Cup Victor Dunadan to Overby Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sheikh Fahad Al Thani's French stayer Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) en route to champion stayer honors in Australia, will stand at Simon Sweeting's Overbury Stud in England next year. Read More...

Australia Takes on Elders in Return at York

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dual Derby winner Australia takes on elders for the first time Aug. 20 in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) at York. Read More...

Kid Cruz ‘Perfect’ in Final Travers Breeze

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hoping to become the first woman to saddle a winner of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), trainer Linda Rice sent Kid Cruz to the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 18 for his final breeze toward the historic race Aug. 23. Read More...

Coteau Grove Horses Added to Louisiana Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Equine Sales Co. announced 11 horses of racing age owned by Keith and Ginger Myers' Coteau Grove Farms been added to the consignor select yearling sale Sept. 3. Read More...

Zast’s Colleagues, Family Share Memories

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
With horses working on the track as a backdrop, about 100 friends, relatives, and colleagues of Vic Zast gathered at Saratoga Race Course the morning of Aug. 17 to reminiscence and share stories. Read More...

Inside Yearling Sales Prep: Foot Care

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Glenye Cain Oakford goes behind the scenes of yearling prep. This segment examines how carefully monitoring and trimming hooves shortly after a foal's birth can be beneficial. Brought to you by ADM Alliance Nutrition. Read More...

What are the Most Common Equine Toxins?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
There’s no equine-specific poison control center. But if there were, what would the statistics show? Read More...

After the Wire: Arlington Million

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Evan Hammonds looks at the Arlington Million, Secretariat Stakes, and Alabama Stakes. Read More...

Judy the Beauty Classy Rancho Bernardo Winner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Judy the Beauty, able to sit off a hot pace duel, swung into action in the stretch and inched away to a clear victory in the $147,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 17 at Del Mar. Read More...

HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Lasix

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association restated its strong support for the continued use of Lasix (furosemide, also commonly called Salix) at its summer convention Aug.15-17 in Oklahoma City. Read More...

Chicquita’s Half Brother Leads Arqana Session

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
An Invincible Spirit half brother to 2013 Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) winner Chicquita sold for seven figures at the second session of the Arqana Deauville yearling sale Aug. 17. Read More...

Balance of Power Fights from Last in Iselin

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Upset-minded Balance of Power wore down Pants On Fire and won the $148,500 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) with a smart last-to-first rally Aug. 17 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Ami’s Holiday Finds Path in Breeders’ Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ami's Holiday's class showed through as he rallied from between rivals in deep stretch to capture the $460,220 Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, in his turf debut Aug. 17 at Woodbine. Read More...

Main Sequence Stays Sharp in Sword Dancer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Favored Main Sequence, slow out of the gate to trail the field, charged home on the outside to nip Imagining at the wire in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the lawn at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Hardest Core ‘Happy’ After Million Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Andrew Bentley Stable's upset Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Hardest Core came out of the Aug. 16 race in good order and is consideration for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) this fall. Read More...

Mr Speaker Gets Green Light for Travers

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mr Speaker, winner of the Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on turf in his most recent start, has been confirmed for the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) on the dirt after breezing Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Soft Turf No Problem for Kingman in Marois

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kingman took to the less than ideal turf conditions at Deauville Aug. 17 and further bolstered his rank as Europe's top miler with a comfortable win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I). Read More...

Code West Guts Out Remington’s Governor’s Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Code West, responding to strong handling from jockey Cliff Berry in the stretch, got up in time to win the $176,050 Governor's Cup Stakes the night of Aug. 16 at Remington Park for his first victory since June 2013. Read More...

Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
It started in a diarrheic foal in North Carolina in 1999. A few years later, researchers found it in Japan. Today, scientists have discovered the virus in Europe. And what’s more, they’ve found it in horses' respiratory fluid, whereas before, it’s only been isolated in feces. Read More...

Slideshow: 2014 Arlington Million Day

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Images from Arlington Million Day at Arlington Park. Read More...

Edison Lights Up in Canadian Derby Romp

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After settling in mid-pack early in the Canadian Derby Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 16, Edison took charge at the quarter pole and romped to an eye-widening triumph at Edmonton's Northlands Park. Read More...

Prudhoe Bay Overcomes Post in Jersey Shore

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rustlewood Farm's homebred Prudhoe Bay repelled a game bid from 6-5 choice Favorite Tale to win the $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 16 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Personal Diary Pens Del Mar Oaks Surprise

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lightly regarded Personal Diary took advantage of a hot pace with a sharp last-to-first move under Corey Nakatani to post a 9-1 surprise in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on the turf Aug. 23. Read More...

Hardest Core Upsets Arlington Million

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hardest Core, a 4-year-old Hard Spun gelding trained by Edward Graham and ridden by Eriluis Vaz, upset Arlington's biggest day at 11-1 to secure his first graded stakes score, let alone grade I victory. Read More...

Hardest Core Makes Jump in Arlington Million

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Hardest Core, a 4-year-old Hard Spun gelding trained by Edward Graham and ridden by Eriluis Vaz, upset Arlington's biggest day at 11-1 to secure his first graded stakes score in the Arlington Million (gr. IT). Read More...

Stopchargingmaria Adds Alabama to Her Account

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Even-money choice Stopchargingmaria, always prominent for jockey John Velazquez, prevailed in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) for her second top-level win in a row at the Saratoga Race Course meet Aug. 16. Read More...

Euro Charline Charges to Beverly D. Triumph

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Euro Charline, a stakes winner at Ascot three weeks ago, soared through the stretch under a well-timed ride by Ryan Moore to upset the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) in her U.S. debut Aug. 16 on turf at Arlington Read More...

Karibu Gardens Blossoms in Sky Classic Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Making his stakes debut, Karibu Gardens outlasted a strong field to capture the $186,436 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) over the Woodbine lawn Aug. 16. Read More...

The Pizza Man Triumphs in American St. Leger

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Pizza Man delivered some home cooking Aug. 16 when he captured the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes by a length over defending winner Dandino at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Adelaide Strikes in Secretariat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Belmont Derby (gr. IT) runner-up Adelaide charged down the center of the turf course at Arlington International Racecourse and edged away to a determined victory in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT). Read More...

Favored Adelaide Strikes in Secretariat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Belmont Derby (gr. IT) runner-up Adelaide charged down the center of the turf course at Arlington International Racecourse and edged away to a determined victory in the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT). Read More...

Monsun Filly Tops Strong Arqana Sale Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fillies by Monsun and Galileo cracked the seven-figure barrier Aug. 16 at the opening session of the elite Arqana Deauville yearling sale, which saw strong trade throughout. Read More...

Former CHRB Chairman Alan Landsburg Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Alan Landsburg, a television writer, producer, and director who in later years focused on improving horse racing as a California Horse Racing Board commissioner and industry leader, died Aug. 14 at the age of 81. Read More...

Trainer Chuck Spina Wins Buddy Raines Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Chuck Spina, a trainer for more than four decades, is the 2014 recipient of the Virgil "Buddy" Raines Distinguished Achievement Award. Read More...

Tonalist All Set for Travers, Clement Says

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Christophe Clement proclaimed Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist ready for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:01.88 over the Oklahoma training track Aug. 16. Read More...

Crown Queen Rules Small Lake Placid Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Besilu Stables' Crown Queen stepped up to graded stakes company and developed a three-race win streak Aug. 16 to win the $300,000 Knob Creek Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) over three others at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Istanford Wires Del Mar’s Sandy Blue ‘Cap

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Istanford, who would have been among the leading contenders in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. I), instead romped to victory in the $96,350 Sandy Blue Handicap as the heavy favorite the evening of Aug. 15. Read More...

Tom Early Voted President of LTBA Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tom Early, who has championed Louisiana's Thoroughbred industry for three decades, was unanimously voted president of the board of directors of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association (LTBA) Aug. 2. Read More...

Tom Early Voted President of Louisiana Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tom Early, who has championed Louisiana's Thoroughbred industry for three decades, was unanimously voted president of the board of directors of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Read More...

LoPresti Leans To Woodbine Mile for Wise Dan

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Charlie LoPresti was still mulling over comeback options for Wise Dan but seemed more inclined to settling on one Aug. 16, after sending the Horse of the Year through his third dirt work at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Berry Logs 2,000th Remington Park Victory

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After a nearly eight-month wait, it did not take long for jockey Cliff Berry to rack up his 2,000th career Thoroughbred win at Remington Park, reaching the milestone on opening night of the 2014 season Aug. 15. Read More...

Days End Horse Rescue Farm to Hold Festival

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Days End Farm Horse Rescue invites the public to its fall festival celebrating 25 years of rescuing horses and educating people Sept. 19-20 in Woodbine, Md. Read More...