Blood-Horse

Charles Town, Horsemen Strike Three-Year Deal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
After multiple extensions of their old contract, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races and the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have struck a new contract for a minimum of three years. Read More...

Include Betty Tries Grade I Mother Goose

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
While the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) features some promising youngsters trying stakes company for the first time, Include Betty enters as the most accomplished in the expected field of 10 3-year-old fillies. Read More...

Frac Daddy, Departing in Firecracker Rematch

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Three who hit the board in the May 30 Opening Verse Stakes will come back to face off again, except the victorious The Pizza Man, in the $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) June 27 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Sarah Sis Heads Iowa Oaks

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Sarah Sis, winner of the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) earlier this year, heads the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) off her win in the May 30 Panthers Stakes over the Prairie Meadows surface. Read More...

Los Alamitos Set for Second Summer Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The second summer Thoroughbred meeting at Los Alamitos Race Course begins July 2. The eight-day meet will continue through July 12, with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2:15 p.m. PT. Read More...

Suspension, Fine for Trainer Norris Upheld

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
A three-year suspension and $15,000 fine imposed upon trainer Mike Norris for multiple drug violations in Indiana last year have been upheld by an administrative law judge. Read More...

F-T Saratoga Catalog Released

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has released its 2015 Saratoga select yearling sale catalog which features 209 yearlings that will be offered over two nights, Aug. 10-11, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Catalog Released

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Fasig-Tipton has released its 2015 Saratoga select yearling sale catalog which features 209 yearlings that will be offered over two nights, Aug. 10-11, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

American Pharoah, Espinoza Nominated to ESPYS

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and his jockey, Victor Espinoza, have been nominated for two ESPYS to be presented July 15 during ESPN's annual awards show, the sports broadcast company announced June 24. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup, RaceTech Partner on New Game

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Breeders' Cup and RaceTech have announced they are partnering to develop a new historical horse racing game that will make its debut just prior to the Oct. 30-31 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland. Read More...

Kentucky Trainer Walsh Suspended 10 Days

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Kentucky stewards have suspended trainer Brendan Walsh for 10 days after multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were found in post-race tests of Saham after his third-place finish in the Transylvania Stakes. Read More...

FOX Sports 1 to Cover United Nations Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will kick off its summer schedule July 5 with live coverage of the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) from Monmouth Park in New Jersey. Read More...

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Racino Case

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Critics of a decision by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to legalize video lottery terminals at racetracks and share proceeds with casino operators running the facilities asked the state Supreme Court to allow a lawsuit to go forward. Read More...

BHA Restructures Executive Staff

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The British Horseracing Authority, the official governing body of British racing, June 23 outlined a number of changes within its executive team. Read More...

Actor, Racing Fan Dick Van Patten Dies at 86

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Actor Dick Van Patten, a longtime racing fan, owner, and horseplayer, died June 23 at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif., from complications of diabetes. He was 86. Read More...

IRB Nixes Arlington Request to Trim Programs

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Illinois Racing Board June 23, amid warnings the state's racing industry is at "death's door," narrowly refused to let Arlington International Racecourse trim its daily programs to fewer than eight races. Read More...

Argentine Sire Not For Sale Dies

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Not For Sale, sire of U.S. grade I winner Miss Serendipity, UAE Triple Crown winner Asiatic Boy, and 31 other stakes winners, died after a sudden onset of colic at Haras La Pasion, the Argentine farm announced via Facebook. Read More...

Inside the June 27, 2015/July 4, 2015 Issue

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Frank Brothers' transition from trainer to yearling inspector and more in the June 27, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine. Read More...

Weisbord Resigns from Breeders’ Cup Board

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Breeders' Cup has announced that Barry Weisbord has resigned from its board of directors, citing increased outside business and family duties for his decision. Read More...

Delaunay Seeks Iowa Sprint Score Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner entered Friday, June 26, at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Delaunay Seeks Iowa Sprint Score Again

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner entered Friday, June 26, at Prairie Meadows. Read More...

Delaunay Aims for Elusive Iowa Sprint Score

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Delaunay, winner of 18 races and over $1.1 million in purse money through 52 outings, is 8-5 morning line favorite in the Iowa Sprint Handicap and the most accomplished runner in the Friday, June 26, Prairie Meadows race. Read More...

Veterinary Group Joins Integrity Coalition

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association said June 23 it will join the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, a group that supports federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication. Read More...

Spendthrift Sets South Hemisphere Time Fees

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has announced the stud fees for its Central Kentucky roster of stallions that will stand on Southern Hemisphere time, beginning Sept. 1. Read More...

Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 6/23/2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
American Pharoah, Royal Ascot, Monmouth, Belmont, Santa Anita, Thistledown and More. Read More...

Pan American Conference Presentations Online

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Video replays and PowerPoint presentations from the inaugural Pan American Conference, held June 3 to June 6, in New York City are now available at panamnyc2015.com under the heading of Resources. Read More...

Late-Blooming Page McKenney Hits His Stride

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Pennsylvania-bred 5-year-old Page McKenney, who needed 13 starts to break his maiden in claiming company two years ago, has developed into a legitimate competitor in graded stakes. Read More...

Hagyard Equine is Breeders’ Cup Partner

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Breeders' Cup announced that Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is an official partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the equine first response unit category. Read More...

Risk Managers – by Eric Mitchell

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
When does a yearling consignor know how good his or her prospects are for upcoming sale? Read More...

First Start Back After a Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
If American Pharoah's connections stick to the current plan of returning to the races Aug. 1 or 2, it would be a similarly timed schedule to the most recent Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978. Read More...

NYRA, Brazilian Track to Share Signals

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association and Cristal Race Track (Jockey Club Rio Grande do Sul) will begin sharing reciprocal simulcast signals later this year. Read More...

Federal Court Dismisses Dutrow Appeal

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is running out of avenues to return to the sport any time soon as courts continue to uphold a 10-year suspension of his license levied in 2011 by a New York regulator. Read More...

Fasig-Tipton Lends Hand to New Vocations

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program June 22 said Fasig-Tipton has donated $100,000 to sponsor the outdoor arena at its new racehorse retraining and re-homing facility at historic Mereworth Farm in Central Kentucky. Read More...

TOC Elects New Board Member, Four Incumbents

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Thoroughbred Owners of California's membership recently elected Allen Aldrich and re-elected incumbents Bob Baffert, Ed Moger, Mike Pegram, and Kathy Walsh to its board of directors. Read More...

Record Stakes Purses for Saratoga Meet

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course, which opens July 24 and runs through Sept. 7. Read More...

Trainer Jacobson Reaches 1,000-Win Milestone

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
New York trainer David Jacobson reached the 1,000-win milestone June 18 when capturing Belmont Park's third race with Classic Salsa. Read More...

Horsemen Oppose Reduction in Arlington Races

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association is at odds with Churchill Downs Inc. over the company's plans to reduce the number of races it offers at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Emerald Gets TripAdvisor Excellence Award

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
American travel website company TripAdvisor has awarded Emerald Downs a 2015 Certificate of Excellence--an award that can only be earned through consistently great reviews on the world's largest travel site. Read More...

New Saratoga ‘Walk’ Honors Racing Greats

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The new Saratoga Walk of Fame honoring achievements of those who have made significant contributions to racing as well as to the advancement of Saratoga Race Course, will be ready for visitors when the meet opens July 24. Read More...

Tom Durkin Replay Center to Open at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The New York Racing Association will unveil a new attraction for the 2015 meet at Saratoga Race Course honoring one of the most renowned announcers in American racing. Read More...

Upgrades, New Fees for Seating at Saratoga

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Customers at Saratoga Race Course this summer will find the signature of its current leadership boldly on the historic track's 147th race meet, which begins July 24. Read More...

AHC Trustees Oppose IHA Repeal Legislation

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The American Horse Council board of trustees has voted unanimously to oppose federal legislation that would be repeal the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 in conjunction with oversight of equine medication and testing. Read More...

The Downs at Albuquerque Shows Increase

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The Downs at Albuquerque recorded increases in handle and purses during its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse spring meet at the New Mexico track, which ended June 18. Read More...

BHA Creates Horseracing Bettors Forum

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
The British Horseracing Authority will create a Horseracing Bettors Forum designed to give those who wager on racing a chance to offer "constructive suggestions" on how the industry can develop and implement changes. Read More...

Barolo, Salama Win BC Berths in South America

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Haras Santa Rita Da Serra's Barolo flew down the center of the track and won the Grande Premio Brasil (Brz-I) in a thrilling finish at Hipodromo da Gavea in Rio de Janeiro. Read More...

Texas Red Drills for Dwyer in SoCal Heat

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
In an effort to give Texas Red a true training test in preparation for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III), trainer Keith Desormeaux sent out the colt for a mile workout June 21, in between races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Blood-Horse Publications Wins AHP Awards

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Blood-Horse Publications received several awards June 20 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Read More...

Mr. Jordan Makes Grade in Pegasus Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Mr. Jordan claimed his first graded score with a head victory over Tekton in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) June 21 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Tower of Texas Skims Rail to Win King Edward

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Tower of Texas stormed up the rail and won the $200,000 King Edward Stakes (Can-II) in his turf debut June 21 at Woodbine. Read More...

Reddam’s 2-Year-Olds Shine in SA Juvenile

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Found Money gave owner Paul Reddam his seventh 2-year-old winner during Santa Anita Park's spring meet June 21, when he outdueled Doug O'Neill stablemate Mrazek by 1 3/4 lengths to win the $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile. Read More...