Thoroughbred News

Catching Up with Jaime Torres a Week After Preakness

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
Jockey Jaime Torres won his first grade 1 race in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course with Seize the Grey. A week later, he's back to riding at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Finley Speaks About Keertana Winner Atomic Blonde

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
West Point Thoroughbred's Terry Finley discusses Atomic Blonde's victorious late rally in the Keertana Stakes at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Timing Works Out for Legend of Time in Pennine Ridge

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
It was a disappointing United States debut for Godolphin's Legend of Time. Try number two was more adventurous but exceedingly more successful. Read More...

Atomic Blonde Collars Chop Chop in Strange Keertana

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
After being defeated 2 1/4 lengths by Chop Chop in Keeneland's Bewitch Stakes (G3T) April 26, Atomic Blonde turned the tables with a sustained stretch rally in a strangely run edition of the $234,500 Keertana Stakes at Churchill Downs May 25. Read More...

The Chosen Vron Continues Southern California Dominance

Blood-Horse | 4 hours ago
There are few constants in Thoroughbred racing, but one seems to be if there is a sprint race outside of Breeders' Cup quality in Southern California, The Chosen Vron is the winner. Read More...

Half Brother to Flightline Debuts May 27 at Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 6 hours ago
A year and a half after the retirement of 2022 Horse of the Year Flightline to stud at Lane's End Farm, some of the same connections are teaming up to debut his 3-year-old half brother, Eagles Flight, in a $54,000 maiden race at Santa Anita May 27. Read More...

New Bit, Jockey for Sierra Leone in Lead-Up to Belmont

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Blue Grass Stakes (G1) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Sierra Leone breezed May 25 in a cage bit and will switch jockeys for the $2 million Belmont Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course June 8. Read More...

Classy European Import Bois d’Argent Takes Doomben Cup

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
European import Bois d’Argent became the fourth Australian elite-level winner for Swettenham Stud’s Toronado when he clung on for a courageous all-the-way victory in the AU$1 million Doomben Cup (G1) May 25. Read More...

Rosallion Wins Thrilling Irish Two Thousand Guineas

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Rosallion wins the Irish Two Thousand Guineas (G1) in thrilling fashion by narrowly running down stablemate Haatem May 25 at the Curragh. Read More...

Auguste Rodin Moving Forward Into Tattersalls Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
We're at a familiar juncture with dual Derby winner Auguste Rodin as he seeks to put an uninspiring effort in the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1T) in March behind him in the May 26 Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1) at Curragh. Read More...

Blue Rose Cen, Mqse de Sevigne Lead Prix d’Ispahan

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Mqse de Sevigne had plenty go against her when giving weight away in the Prix Jacques Laffitte, but showed she retains all her ability when clear. She and Blue Rose Cen are favored in the Prix d'Ispahan (G1) May 26 at ParisLongchamp. Read More...

O’Brien’s Opera Singer Warms Up in Irish 1,000 Guineas

Blood-Horse | 8 hours ago
Three weeks later than planned, Opera Singer makes her way to the main stage in search of classic glory in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (G1) at the Curragh. Read More...

Kilroe One-Two Finishers Meet Again in Shoemaker

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
Du Jour and Easter completed the exacta in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (G1T) March 3 and are set to compete against each other again in the May 27 Shoemaker Mile Stakes (G1T). Read More...

Mandella Pair, Anisette Among Gamely Contenders

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Richard Mandella has entered Linda's Gift and Ruby Nell in the Gamely Stakes (G1T), which will also see the 2024 debut of Anisette. Read More...

DeVaux Hopes to Keep Stakes Roll Going in Wonder Again

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cherie DeVaux has a 3-year-old filly entered in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (G2T) May 27 at Aqueduct. Yet even if Sy B wins by a margin akin to Secretariat in the Belmont Stakes (G1), it will not match what her trainer accomplished last weekend. Read More...

Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up Sale Sets New Highs

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
It was a quicksilver edition of the Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up Sale, which recorded an increase in the number of six-figure sales year-on-year with 20 horses making at least €100,000 compared with 18 last year, which was a record for the auction. Read More...

Juvenile Sales Seeing Stronger Middle Market

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The improved middle market, compared with 2023, is tempered by higher percentages of buy-backs and outs. Read More...

Owner Ramsey in Need of Kidney Transplant

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The positive outlook that has helped four-time Eclipse Award-winning owner Ken Ramsey in horse racing also carries him in life, where he recently has received a concerning prognosis regarding his health. Read More...

Siegel Named Santa Anita’s Morning-Line Oddsmaker

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Handicapper and racing analyst Jeff Siegel has been named Santa Anita Park's morning-line maker effective with the start of the autumn meet Sept. 27. Read More...

Stakes Preview: Pennine Ridge and Keertana

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Sara Elbdwi & Paul Verderosa look ahead to the Grade 2 Pennine Ridge at Aqueduct and the Keertana at Churchill. Read More...

Echo Town Sires First Winner in Three Echoes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Three Echoes won his racing debut at Churchill Downs for owner L and N Racing and trainer Steve Asmussen. Read More...

Mandella After Third Hollywood Gold Cup With Subsanador

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The connections associated with Subsanador differ since he ran second in the March 3 Santa Anita Handicap (G1), but one thing unchanged is his status as one of California's best dirt routers. He runs May 27 in Santa Anita's Hollywood Gold Cup (G2). Read More...

Seize the Grey a Classic Graduate for Highlander

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Before trainer Wayne Lukas' horsemanship and jockey Jaime Torres' front-running ride aided Seize the Grey to victory in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1), the team at Highlander Training Center played a key role in the colt's development this winter. Read More...

Fierceness Returns to Work Tab After Derby Loss

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The champion 2-year-old colt of 2023 and Florida Derby (G1) winner worked May 24 with Mindframe in preparation for the June 8 Belmont Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. The pair worked in :50 for a half-mile, galloping out in 1:02 2/5. Read More...

Two College Scholarships on Louisiana Legends Night

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The marquee night of the Evangeline Downs season will be June 1, with Louisiana Legends Night. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two scholarships, each valued at $1,000, to college students. Read More...

Soontobeking Gives Stallion King for a Day First Winner

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
King for a Day, a multiple stakes-winning son of Uncle Mo, had his first winner as a sire May 24 when the 2-year-old colt Soontobeking won at the Belmont at the Big A meeting. Read More...

Trainers Excited as Meeting Opening Nears at Fort Erie

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
When horse racing returns to Fort Erie May 28, it will be as much a family reunion as it will be the season opener for the historic border oval.  Just ask horse trainer Kevin Buttigieg, who can't think of a better place to call home. Read More...

Buyers to Chase Blue-Chip Weanlings at Magic Millions

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The Magic Millions National Weanling Sale has stood the test of time and the auction house's managing director Barry Bowditch believes this year's Gold Coast offering will be no exception. Read More...

Wentrue Leads Deep Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Stud Tobe's rising star Wentrue leads a 14-horse field for the 1 1/4-mile Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) May 26 at Club Hipico de Santiago in Chile. Wentrue is trained by Patricio Baeza, who has entered five horses in Sunday's race. Read More...

Clement Suspended Seven Days Over Acepromazine Positive

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Classic-winning trainer Christophe Clement has begun serving a seven-day suspension for a post-race finding of a controlled medication. Read More...

Can Justin Milano Extend Japanese Triple Crown Bid?

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Justin Milano bids to keep his Triple Crown hopes and undefeated record alive in the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby, G1) at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

It’s Rebel’s Romance vs. the Locals in HK’s Final G1

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Rebel's Romance takes on the locals, including two-time winner Russian Emperor and reigning Hong Kong Derby winner Massive Sovereign, in the Champions & Chater Cup (G1) May 26 in Hong Kong. Read More...

National HBPA Conference to Discuss Fixed-Odds Wagering

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The 2024 National HBPA Conference, set for July 23-26 at Iowa's Prairie Meadows, is designed to provide additional insight and clarity into horse racing's most important issues. Read More...

Horse Racing Women’s Summit Announces Committee Members

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Horse Racing Women's Summit is proud to spotlight an esteemed group of industry women who have joined its ranks across a variety of new committees as the organization continues to grow since its 2022 inception. Read More...

House Appropriations Funds Equine Therapy for Veterans

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The House Appropriations Committee advanced an initiative led by Congressman Andy Barr and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association to allocate up to $5 million in grants for equine therapy under the Veterans Affairs Adaptive Sports Program. Read More...

Will Legend of Time Win the Pennine Ridge?

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Pennine Ridge at Belmont at the Big A. Read More...

Adare Manor Looks for Second Santa Margarita

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Adare Manor, trained by Bob Baffert, could become the first horse since Bayakoa in 1990 to win consecutive runnings of the Santa Margarita Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Johnny Podres Looks to Keep Winning Streak in Daytona

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A field of 10, led by the top four finishers from last month's Siren Lure Stakes—Johnny Podres, First Peace, Lane Way, and Mucho Del Oro—is entered in the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (G3T) May 26 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

High Hopes Heading Into Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Tattersalls Ireland Breeze-Up Sale marks the final stop on the main European breeze-up circuit and it's the culmination of two sales seasons that will be difficult to surpass for Roderic Kavanagh of Glending Stables. Read More...

Johnny Podres Looks to Keep Hitting Streak in Daytona

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A field of 10, led by the top four finishers from last month's Siren Lure Stakes—Johnny Podres, First Peace, Lane Way, and Mucho Del Oro—is entered in the $100,000 Daytona Stakes (G3T) May 26 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Webster Leads the Way Again for Inglis With Bold Move

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In the 17 years Mark Webster has led Australian auction house Inglis, he can't be accused of not being bold. Inglis announced May 22 that it had purchased American online Thoroughbred auction house Wanamaker's and rebranded it as Inglis Digital USA. Read More...

Two Years After Her Daughter’s Birth, Doyle Back Riding

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Sophie Doyle resumed riding at Churchill Downs May 19, marking her first mount beneath the twin spires since her daughter, Emilie, was born nearly two years ago. Read More...

Bramlage: Surgery for Just Steel ‘Went Really Well’

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Just Steel, who exited a fifth-place finish in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course with a right front leg fracture, is doing well following surgery, renowned veterinary surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said May 22. Read More...

NTRA Supporting RACE Act on Capital Hill

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is actively working on Capitol Hill to help expand investments in the sport of Thoroughbred racing. The NTRA is an active supporter of the Regulation Advancement for Capital Enhancement Act of 2024. Read More...

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Taking Shape

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The June 25 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will focus on how the industry has achieved a more than 35% decrease in racing fatalities since 2009 and what the sport can do to further increase the safety of its athletes. Read More...

Appleby Sends Out Legend of Time in Pennine Ridge

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
For the Godolphin runners trainer Charlie Appleby sends to the United States, the results are no longer automatic. Read More...