Blood-Horse

Daughter of Wait a While Graduates in Florida

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Wait No More, a sleek gray 3-year-old daughter of champion Wait a While, graduated handily in a maiden special weight by 2 1/4 lengths Oct. 10 on the turf at Gulfstream Park West, the former Calder Race Course. Read More...

Jockey Stephen Taken to UK Medical Center

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jockey Anthony Stephen was taken to UK Medical Center Oct. 10 after being unseated from his mount after the third race at Keeneland. Read More...

KBIF to Examine Revenue From Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The advisory committee for the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders' Incentive Fund said Oct. 10 it plans to examine the structure of the program as it relates to the percentage of fund participants that contribute revenue. Read More...

Report: Skier Bode Miller to Train Horses

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Five-time Olympic skiing champion Bode Miller plans to follow his friend, Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, into the training ranks when he retires. Read More...

Gulfstream Apologizes Over Simulcast Problems

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gulfstream Park issued an apology to customers Oct. 10 after confusion over access to its Gulfstream Park West signal created problems at simulcast outlets on the first two days of that meeting. Read More...

Maryland Million Attracts 188 Pre-Entries

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jim McKay Maryland Million has attracted 188 pre-entries to the nine stakes races on the Oct. 18 card at Laurel Park. Read More...

Three Additions to Racing Museum Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced Oct. 10 the addition of Richard W. Palmer, Daisy Phipps Pulito, and Beverly R. Steinman to its board of trustees. Read More...

Three Additions Made to Racing Museum Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced Oct. 10 the addition of Richard W. Palmer, Daisy Phipps Pulito, and Beverly R. Steinman to its board of trustees. Read More...

Golden Gate Retains Safety Accreditation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Golden Gate Fields has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance, the NTRA announced Oct. 9. Read More...

Homebred Filly Takes Jay Em Ess to BC

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Jay Em Ess Stable raced the filly By the Light, who earned almost $900,000. Now a broodmare, By the Light produced By the Moon, the first homebred grade I winner for the stable. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Shared Belief

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Undefeated son of Candy Ride has won two grade I races this year and will be a favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More...

Jockey Peslier, Wertheimer Brothers Cut Ties

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
French champion jockey Olivier Peslier will not renew his contract as rider of first call for prominent French owners/breeders Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, concluding a 12-year relationship at the end of 2014. Read More...

TimeformUS Weekend Plays: Queen Elizabeth II

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
TimeformUS Weekend Stakes Plays for the Grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. Read More...

Victory for Mesa Thunder’s First Starter

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
California-based sire Mesa Thunder picked up his first winner Thursday, Oct. 9, when Aloha Ke Akua rallied from last of five and drew off in the stretch to post a 5 1/2-length victory in a maiden claiming race at Fresno. Read More...

Barry Meadow Wins Handicapping Media Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Longtime handicapper and author Barry Meadow won the first-ever Ron Rippey Award for Handicapping Media for his piece, "Statistics and Garbage", that appeared in the Horseplayers Association of North America newsletter. Read More...

Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race. Read More...

How Do Muzzles Impact Horses’ Grass Selection and Intake?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In theory, turning a horse out isn't rocket science: Bring horse to pasture, remove halter and lead rope, close gate behind you. But if you're turning an easy keeper out in a big grassy field that happens to be the only pasture you have access to, turnout can be much more complicated—and hazardous to the horse's health. In situations lik... Read More...

Distance Test for Alert Bay in BC Premier’s

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Much the best in the British Columbia Derby (Can-III) last time out, Alert Bay steps in against older horses for the first time in the $100,000 British Columbia Premier's Handicap (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Racecourse. Read More...

Ole’s Miss Meets Elders in Ballerina Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three-year-old Ole's Miss, recent winner of the British Columbia Oaks, tackles older fillies and mares for the first time while making her graded stakes debut in the Ballerina (Can-III) Oct. 13 at Hastings Racecourse. Read More...

Tattersalls Book 1 Sale Shatters Records

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Closing day of Tattersalls' elite Book 1 sale Oct. 9 saw the highest cumulative aggregate in the history of a European Thoroughbred auction, and a Galileo colt sold for the highest price for a yearling in the world this year. Read More...

Bluegrass Cat to Ballena Vista Farm in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ballena Vista Farm, in conjunction with WinStar Farm, announced the acquisition of grade I winner Bluegrass Cat for relocation to Donald and Karen Cohn's Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2015 season. Read More...

Covello Weighing Dirt Mile for River Rocks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For every big-name contender expected to arrive at the Breeders' Cup World Championships every season, there are several whose connections agonize over the decision to send them there. Read More...

Covello Considers Dirt Mile for River Rocks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
For every big-name contender expected to arrive at the Breeders' Cup World Championships every season, there are several whose connections agonize over the decision to send them there. Read More...

O’Neill Slapped With 45-Day Ban in California

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Embattled trainer Doug O'Neill has been handed an additional 45-day suspension in California for violating terms of an earlier agreement with the state's racing board. Read More...

Value Abounds in QE II Challenge Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland. Read More...

Conquest Boogaloo Stretches Out at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Swynford Stakes winner Conquest Boogaloo will stretch out to a route for the first time when he faces an expected 10 other Canadian-bred juveniles in the $250,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes Oct. 12 at Woodbine. Read More...

Annecdote Seeks Second Grade III in Athenia

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Coming off a victory in the Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) in her U.S. debut, George Bolton and Peter Leidel's Annecdote tops a solid field of 12 older fillies and mares entered in the Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT). Read More...

Monmouth to Provide Sports Wagering Oversight

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While the issue of sports wagering in New Jersey is still tied up in court, Monmouth Park is staying ahead of the curve in case it is approved by forming a group to provide oversight. Read More...

Suffolk Challenge to Casino License Fails

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A request by Suffolk Downs that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reconsider its decision to award its Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts didn't get out of the starting gate at a public hearing Oct. 9. Read More...

Commission Considers Suffolk License Appeal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A request by Suffolk Downs that the Massachusetts Gaming Commission reconsider its decision to award its Boston area casino license to Wynn Resorts didn't get out of the starting gate at a public hearing Oct. 9. Read More...

Ackeret Scores for Freshman Sire Mach Ride

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ackeret became the first winner for freshman sire Mach Ride when he rallied from fifth to score a three-length victory in his career debut in a 6 1/2-furlong maiden claiming race Thursday, Oct. 9, at Belmont Park. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: QE II Challenge Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the QE II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland. Tom discusses the soggy forecast and if the turf will be firm. Read More...

Sire Hunters Bay Moving to Pleasant Acres

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sire Hunters Bay has been relocated and will stand the 2015 season at Joseph and Helen Barbazon's Pleasant Acres Stallions near Morriston, Fla. Read More...

Carpe Diem Off to a Great Start

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
From birth on through to the last months of his 2-year-old season, Carpe Diem has been turning heads and opening eyes as he looks to maintain his undefeated status in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Read More...

Hill ‘n’ Dale’s 2015 Roster, Fees Released

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington has released its stallion roster and fees for 2015, headed by Stormy Atlantic and Midnight Lute at $25,000 live foal stands and nurses. Read More...

Cigar: The Early Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When he eventually was sent to Allen Paulson's Brookside Farm as a baby, the son of Palace Music acquired a reputation for being feisty and mischievous. Read More...

Poll: Just a Way Top Ranked Horse in World

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
According to the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings through Oct. 5, Just a Way, a group I winner in Japan this season, is the top ranked horse in the world with a rating of 130. Read More...

New Double Wager Links Santa Anita, Belmont

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park and the New York Racing Association announced an all-new $2 wager called the "Belmont/Santa Anita Cross-Country Double," which will link Belmont Park's final race each day to a selected race at Santa Anita. Read More...

Silver Tongued, Rivers Run Deep in Best of OH

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Best of Ohio returns to the former River Downs for the first time since the mid-1990s Oct. 11 when Belterra Park hosts five Ohio-bred stakes worth a total of $750,000. Read More...

Vazquez’s 90-Day Ban for Fighting Upheld

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A 90-day suspension of leading Delaware Park trainer Juan Vazquez for his role in a fight earlier this year was upheld Oct. 8 in an unanimous decision by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission. Read More...

Report: Gates Buys Rancho Paseana for $18M

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bill Gates has purchased Rancho Paseana from weight-loss guru and horse owner Jenny Craig for $18 million, according to a published report. Read More...

Madden Joins Millennium Farms Team

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Zach Madden has joined the team at Millennium Farms as the head of customer relations, it was announced Oct. 8. Read More...

More Records at Second Tattersalls Session

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Day two of Book 1 at the Tattersalls October yearling sale saw single-day records for a European yearling sale tumble in three key market indicators Oct. 8. Read More...

Rainha Da Bateria Dazzles in Jessamine Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rainha Da Bateria displayed a dazzling turn of foot through the homestretch to win the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) handily over the Keeneland turf Oct. 8 to earn a Breeders' Cup slot. Read More...

Slideshow: Cigar

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Celebrating the career and life of the great Cigar. Read More...

Za Approval Aims for Knickerbocker Repeat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple grade III winner Za Approval will try to win a second straight edition of the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) when he starts in the 1 1/8-mile turf race Saturday, Oct. 11 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Claiborne Keeps Most ’15 Stud Fees Unchanged

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Paris, Ky., farm's top sire War Front will remain at $150,000 for the 2015 breeding season. Read More...

Gorder Gets Meet Off to Good Start

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Kellyn Gorder got the Autumn meet off to a good start on Friday, Oct. 3, when he took the first race of the season with WinStar's Race Day. Read More...

Minorette, Personal Diary Head QEII Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade I winners Minorette and Personal Diary top a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the 31st running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11. Read More...

Monmouth Park Breaks Ground on Amphitheater

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Officials at Monmouth Park broke ground the morning of Oct. 8 on a new 7,500-seat amphitheater, set to debut in 2015. Read More...