Blood-Horse

Kentucky Derby: Tom Amoss Discusses War Story

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tom Amoss comments on how War Story looks since arriving at Churchill Downs and confirms War Story is being pointed to the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Arizona Investigating ‘Abnormal’ Test Results

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Arizona Department of Racing is looking into a possible cause for abnormal test results involving seven different racehorses that were euthanized during the current Turf Paradise 2014-15 meet, officials said April 7. Read More...

Mine That Bird, Elliott to Canadian Hall

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ten horses and people have been elected to the Hall of Fame this year, with half coming on the Thoroughbred side. The Thoroughbred inductees are Mine That Bird, Bob Anderson, Jim Bannon, Stewart Elliott, and Roger Laurin. Read More...

MarketWatch: Spendthrift’s Mark Toothaker

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Spendthrift Farm's Mark Toothaker talks about Beholder, Goldencents, and Spendthrift's new farm in Australia. Read More...

The Downs at Albuquerque’s Meet Plans

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A stakes schedule worth $1.155 million will be offered to horsemen during The Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and Casino's 39-day spring meet that begins Friday, April 17. Read More...

Untapable Set for Apple Blossom Rematch

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Champion Untapable will get another chance at Oaklawn Park and should be sharper in her second start of the season against unlikely rival Gold Medal Dancer in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 10. Read More...

Seven in Maker’s 46 Mile Looking for Grade I

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Class handicappers won't find much of a toehold going into this year's Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on Friday, April 10 at Keeneland, as all seven starters are looking for their initial victory at the top level. Read More...

Slideshow: Training Offspring of Ghostzapper

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Judy the Beauty, Contested, Hunters Bay, Za Approval, Moreno, Better Lucky & More! Read More...

Spendthrift Purchases Australia’s Yallambee

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired Yallambee Stud in Victoria, Australia, to be the home of its new Australian Thoroughbred operation. Read More...

Spendthrift Buys Australia’s Yallambee Stud

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired Yallambee Stud in Victoria, Australia, to be the home of its new Australian Thoroughbred operation. Read More...

Getting All ‘Luvy Dovey’ in Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If Jeremiah Englehart and Tom O'Grady, trainer and owner of Bridget's Big Luvy, are afraid of American Pharoah in the April 11 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, they are sure showing no signs of it. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 04/07/2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Keeneland, Santa Anita Park, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise, Carpe Diem and More. Read More...

International Buyers Boost Inglis Opener

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale opened is three-day run April 7 topped by a Fastnet Rock filly sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum for $1.6 million (US$1,223,665). Read More...

Total, Average Handle Increase at Turfway

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Turfway Park recorded increases in all-sources and average daily pari-mutuel handle during its recently concluded 2015 winter/spring meet. Field size and purses also showed gains during the 2015 meet. Read More...

Live Chat – Friday, April 10 at NOON EDT

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Join us to talk about this weekend's races, including the Arkansas Derby. Read More...

Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen for April 7, 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
This week three horses have entered their hat into the ring for Steve Haskin's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Read to see who has disappeared from the list! Read More...

Hong Kong’s Chairman’s Trophy to Able Friend

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Able Friend was expected to brush aside his seven rivals April 7 in the Chairman's Trophy (HK-II) at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Racecourse, and he did not disappoint, albeit not at his impressive best. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Star-Crossed State

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton's retreat from Texas is more bad news. Read More...

Northeast: Shamrock Hopes for Good Luck

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Rooney family farm in Maryland has long history. Read More...

Colonial Downs to Close its ADW Operation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Although other advance-deposit wagering options in Virginia remain, Colonial Downs announced April 7 that it will immediately shut down its EZ Horseplay ADW site. Read More...

Southwest Regional: Clear Vision

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
At Clear Creek Stud, the horse comes first. Read More...

Dayatthespa Named NY-Bred Horse of the Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Dayatthespa, winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), was named 2014 New York-bred Horse of the Year April 6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She also was named state-bred champion turf female and older female. Read More...

AmTote Files Suit Against KY Downs, Others

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The AmTote totalizator company has filed a federal lawsuit that claims Kentucky Downs, its principals, and a company that is now providing tote services to the track misappropriated trade secrets and breached a contract. Read More...

Sea The Moon Voted Germany’s Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sea The Moon, 11-length winner of the Deutsches Derby (Ger-I) to cap a four-race unbeaten streak, was announced as Germany's Horse of the Year of 2014 during a ceremony at Hoppegarten racecourse April 5, Racing Post reports. Read More...

Idaho Gov. Vetoes Repeal of Instant Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed legislation that would have made roughly 250 Instant Racing betting machines illegal. Read More...

MarketWatch: Three Questions For Pete Bradley

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
This Blood-Horse MarketWatch podcast asks Pete Bradley, of Bradley Thoroughbreds, three questions. Read More...

Pride Of Dubai Battles to Inglis Sires Win

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pride Of Dubai prevailed in a tight finish, with a dead heat for second in the AUS$1 million Inglis Sires (Aus-I) April 6 on The Championships Day 1 card at Royal Randwick. Read More...

Dortmund Impresses Again in Santa Anita Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson recaps the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Blue Grass Stakes. Read More...

USDA Division to Launch Equine Health Study

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The United States Department of Agriculture National Animal Health Monitoring System will launch a new equine health study in May, the American Horse Council said April. 6. Read More...

Valets Smooth the Way for Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
"Once the races start everything comes at you all at once," says valet Doug Gilbert. "The job is non-stop and fast-paced. Everybody is trying to get to where they have to be for the next race. You can't be half-stepping." Read More...

Valets Smooth Way for Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
"Once the races start everything comes at you all at once," says valet Doug Gilbert. "The job is non-stop and fast-paced. Everybody is trying to get to where they have to be for the next race. You can't be half-stepping." Read More...

Mongolian Khan Wins AUS Derby for Rare Double

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Chinese-owned Mongolian Khan prevailed in a titanic three-way battle down the stretch and won the Aus$2 million Australian Derby (Aus-I) by three-quarters of a length April 6 on a drenched course Royal Randwick. Read More...

Lady Eli Works Toward 2015 Debut

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lady Eli, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), worked five furlongs April 6 over Keeneland's yielding turf course in 1:04 4/5 in preparation for the $125,000 Appalachian Stakes. Read More...

Schmitz Reappointed Chair of Ohio Commission

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Robert Schmitz has been reappointed chairman of the Ohio State Racing Commission for another four-year term, according to Gov. John Kasich's office. Read More...

Chautauqua Last to First in T.J. Smith

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Terravista edged out the world's top-rated sprinter Lankan Rupee for favoritism in the AUS$2.5mil T. J. Smith Stakes (Aus-I) but both were upstaged by late-running Chautauqua. Read More...

Groban to Perform National Anthem at Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiplatinum and award-winning singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban, will perform the national anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Saturday, May 2 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Needmore Flattery Repeats as OH Horse of Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bruce Ryan and Blazing Meadows Farm's Needmore Flattery, a six-time stakes winner last year, was named 2014 Ohio Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old filly, and champion handicap filly. Read More...

ABR Launches Triple Crown Video Series

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
America's Best Racing has launched a four-part video series of digital ads filmed and produced by ABR Films entitled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown." Read More...

Bold Conquest Works for Arkansas Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ackerley Brothers Farm's Bold Conquest tuned up for the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), working a half-mile in :48 3/5 April 6 at Oaklawn Park. Read More...

2015 Blue Grass Stakes Race Sequence

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Relive Carpe Diem's victory in the 2015 Toyota Blue Grass S. (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. Read More...

2015 Bluegrass Stakes Race Sequence

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Relive Carpe Diem's victory in the 2015 Toyota Bluegrass S. (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow. Read More...

Federal Bill Expected for Drug Regulation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Racing industry officials said they again expect to see federal legislation filed this year that would authorize the United States Anti-Doping Agency to oversee equine medication and drug testing procedures. Read More...

TOBA Ownership Seminar Set for April 18-19

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding a two-day Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar that will include a trip to WinStar Farm's training center, a private backstretch tour of Keeneland, and two days of racing. Read More...

TOBA Ownership Seminar Set for April 18-19

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is holding a two-day Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar that will include a trip to WinStar Farm's training center, a private backstretch tour of Keeneland, and two days of racing. Read More...

Kermadec Gets Through Late in Doncaster Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kermadec burst through down the center of the track late to win the $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I) April 6, Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Read More...

Kermadec Gets BC Mile Berth in Doncaster Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kermadec burst through down the center of the track late to win the $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I) April 6, Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Read More...

Kermadec Gets BC Mile Berth in Doncaster Mile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kermadec burst through down the center of the track late to win the $3 million The Star Doncaster Mile (Aus-I) April 6, Day 1 of The Championships at Royal Randwick. Read More...

Beholder to Return in Santa Lucia Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder is set to make her return to racing in the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes April 10 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Espinoza Ready for Another Standout Year

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Victor Espinoza has much to look forward to in upcoming weeks, including a Hall of Fame vote and live runners in the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Read More...

Dortmund’s Connections in SA Derby Afterglow

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The morning after Dortmund's impressive victory in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), the colt's connections were more than pleased with where they sit in the Triple Crown picture. Read More...