Blood-Horse

Familiar Foes Meet in Prince of Wales Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Queen's Plate victor Shaman Ghost will bid to add a second Canadian classic victory to his record July 28 in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie. Read More...

Off the Tracks Soars in Schuylerville Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Stables' Off the Tracks went from maiden winner to stakes victress in just her second start July 24, taking the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) in powerful fashion at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Tonalist, Wise Dan Turn in Solid Breezes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Multiple grade I winners Tonalist and Wise Dan turned in solid breezes July 24, respectively working at Saratoga Race Course and at Keeneland. Read More...

WinStar’s Walden White Horse Keynote Speaker

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
WinStar Farm president Elliott Walden is set to be the keynote speaker for Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Awards. Read More...

First Female Steward at the Spa Begins Monday

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Beginning July 27 at Saratoga Race Course, Erinn Higgins will become the first female steward at the Saratoga Springs track, serving as alternate state steward for the New York State Gaming Commission under Steve Lewandowski. Read More...

Historical Race Wagering Case Continues in KY

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A Kentucky judge has denied motion to have historical race wagering machines brought to the courtroom for a demonstration. A trial has been set for next September, more than a year from now. Read More...

TimeformUS Preview: The Grade I Diana

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
How We're Playing the Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

Pedigree Analysis: Nasrullah

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A son of the brilliant Italian champion Nearco, Nasrullah was one of a cluster of important sires from his immediate family. Read More...

Sooner Time First Winner For Sidney’s Candy

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Always Believe Inc.'s Sooner Time became the first winner for sire Sidney's Candy with a 3 1/4-length victory in the first race at Del Mar July 23. Read More...

CARMA Reports Successful Charity Night

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Del Mar horse crowd dug deep into their pockets July 18 to raise more than $80,000 for retired racehorses at the California Retirement Management Account's annual CARMA Cares Charity Fundraiser. Read More...

Masochistic Eyes Second Grade I in Crosby

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Speed should again be on display July 26, as Masochistic will seek his third straight graded stakes sprint win and second consecutive grade I in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar. Read More...

Curalina, Include Betty Head CCAO Talent

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The well-traveled Curalina carries a three-race winning streak into the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 25, and seeks her second grade I victory in a row against the likes of Include Betty and Keen Pauline. Read More...

Ageless Aims to Repeat in Royal North Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Lael Stables' Ageless will try to win the $150,000 Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) for a second straight year when she starts from the outside in the expected field of seven fillies and mares Sunday, July 26 at Woodbine. Read More...

American Pharoah Expected at Monmouth July 29

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Monmouth Park reports that Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is scheduled to arrive at the Oceanport, N.J. track July 29, as he prepares to start in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2. Read More...

Can Bayern Rebound in the San Diego?

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar. Read More...

Carpe Diem Retired Due to Knee Chip

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two-time grade I winner Carpe Diem has been retired due to a knee chip and will enter stud next year at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., it was announced July 23. Read More...

Action on Suffolk Racing Dates Delayed Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Though Suffolk Downs had published a condition sheet for races Aug. 8, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission July 23 delayed action on the track's application for three live racing dates this year. Read More...

10 in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Headed by unbeaten Golden Horn, a field of 10 is set to go in the the £1.15 million King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 25 at Ascot Racecourse. Read More...

West Virginia Derby Attracts 60 Nominees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. I), to be held Aug. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, has attracted 60 nominees, track officials said July 22. Read More...

Champion Judy the Beauty Breezes at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A number of grade I winners, including several champions, worked July 23 on the main track at Saratoga Race Course as well as the Oklahoma training track. Read More...

Amoss Settles Indiana Case, Accepts Penalty

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Tom Amoss and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have entered into a settlement agreement in a complex case involving a medication positive at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011. Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Diana Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra discuss the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) featuring Tepin, Hard Not to Like, and Stephanie's Kitten. Read More...

Oaklawn Increases Rebel Purse to $900,000

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Oaklawn Park has made several enhancements to its 2016 stakes schedule, most notably increasing the purse of the March 19 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) from $750,000 to $900,000. Read More...

American Pharoah Wows in Del Mar Work

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah looked primed and ready at Del Mar the morning of July 23, wowing a large group of spectators with a six-furlong work in 1:11 flat. Read More...

Three Evangeline Downs Jockeys Arrested

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Following an extensive investigation by the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division, three Louisiana jockeys have been arrested and charged for their roles in an alleged race-fixing scheme. Read More...

July 29 College Day at Saratoga Race Course

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Ten scholarships of $1,000 each and free admission for eligible college students highlight the seventh annual College Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 29. Read More...

PNGI Registers Increased Revenues for Quarter

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Strong second quarter revenues for Penn National Gaming Inc. helped the racetrack and casino owner to increased net income compared with the same quarter last year. Read More...

Bluegrass Singer Tops Jersey Shore Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Seven sophomore sprinters, including multiple stakes winners W V Jetsetter and Bluegrass Singer, will face off July 25 in the $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park going six furlongs. Read More...

Plenty of Questions at Saratoga Meet Preview

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two days before the opening of a Saratoga meet that will see a number of changes, a near-capacity crowd at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame had plenty of questions for NYRA president Chris Kay. Read More...

Baffert Stablemates Hook Up in San Diego

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two proven Bob Baffert-trained grade I winners will be front and center in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 25 at Del Mar. Read More...

Cocked and Loaded Targets Sanford Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tremont Stakes winner Cocked and Loaded will try for a second straight stakes victory when he starts in the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) on Saturday, July 25 at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Strut the Course Tops Ontario Matron Field

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
John Unger's homebred champion Strut the Course seeks her second graded stakes win of the year when she faces six other older fillies and mares in the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 25. Read More...

Tepin Takes on Hard Not to Like in Diana

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Robert Masterson's Tepin will take on Hard Not to Like July 25 in the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. I), both last-out grade I winners looking to add another event of the highest caliber to their resumes. Read More...

BC Events Highlight Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Santa Anita Park's 2015 autumn meet will be highlighted by six grade I Breeders' Cup Challenge races, the Southern California track announced July 22. Read More...

Hazel Park Meet to End 10 Days Early

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Michigan Gaming Control Board has, at the request of Hazel Park Raceway, ordered an early end to the track's meet, given the track's lack of financial resources. Read More...

Beholder Logs First Del Mar Breeze of Summer

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A slew of graded stakes winners recorded timed workouts July 22 at Del Mar, highlighted by Spendthrift Farm's two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder. Read More...

Went the Day Well to Stand in Uruguay

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Grade III winner Went the Day Well, who finished fourth in the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has arrived in Uruguay and will stand for Las Zainas Farm, according to bloodstock agent Pablo Nunez. Read More...

Delaware Horsemen’s Charity to Honor TCA

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Delaware Horsemen's Assistance Fund will honor Thoroughbred Charities of America at the 13th annual Horsemen's Classic fundraiser Sept. 11 in Wilmington, Del. Read More...

Maker’s Mark Plans Breeders’ Cup Bottles

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Breeders' Cup and Maker's Mark, the original premium bourbon, have announced a new partnership that will aim to raise $1 million for charity. Read More...

Attendance Up, Total Handle Down at Lone Star

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Despite rainy weather, Lone Star Park registered increased attendance and total on-track wagering at its spring Thoroughbred meet, although all-sources handle declined 3.1% to $67.6 million. Read More...

Health Zone: Blister Beetle Poisoning

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Blister beetle poisoning has probably been occurring for as long as horses have been fed alfalfa hay, but was not identified until a herd of horses in Oklahoma became ill in 1969 and many of them died. Read More...

Health Zone: Lameness – Stifle Injuries

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The stifle is a large, complex joint composed of three bones, two menisci (crescent-shaped discs of fibro-cartilage attached to the joint surface), and 14 ligaments. Read More...

Keeneland Adjusts Sale Conditions on Steroids

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Keeneland announced a new condition of sale which will allow buyers of yearlings and horses in training being exported to Great Britain to be tested for anabolic steroids within 60 days of purchase. Read More...

Bode Miller Hopes to Strike Gold at Fair Hill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Gold medal winner Bode Miller has a new base for his horse racing aspirations as the celebrated alpine skier tries to bring some of the modern training techniques that helped him to the top of his sport to the Sport of Kings. Read More...

Tencendur Sidelined With Sesamoid Fracture

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Philip S. Birsh's homebred Tencendur, runner-up in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Ohio Derby, will be sidelined indefinitely as a result of a fracture in the left front inside sesamoid. Read More...

Inside the July 25, 2015 Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Bal a Bali's miraculous recovery from laminitis and more in the July 25, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Moment Is Right Seeks Schuylerville Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) kicks off the action at Saratoga Race Course July 24 as part of a loaded opening day card. Read More...

Celestine Carries Win Streak Into Lake George

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A winner of three straight stakes and four straight races overall, Celestine will try to land her first graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) July 24, opening day at Saratoga. Read More...

Mid-Atlantic Issues Advisory on Two Drugs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
West Virginia has joined other states in the Mid-Atlantic region in posting an advisory regarding use of two therapeutic drugs that can be problematic for horsemen. Read More...

Senate Committee Approves Tax Extender Bill

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The United States Senate Finance Committee completed its work on a tax extender bill in a July 21 markup session and approved the resulting document by a 23-3 vote, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported. Read More...