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Aqueduct, Turfway, Charles Town Postpone Racing

Blood-Horse | 9 mins ago
Winter weather caused cancelations at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York, Turfway Park in Kentucky and Charles Town in West Virginia. Read More...

NYRA-Baffert Hearing Concludes With Closing Arguments

Blood-Horse | 9 mins ago
With retired New York State Supreme Court Justice O. Peter Sherwood listening attentively, attorneys for the New York Racing Association and Bob Baffert presented closing summations Jan. 28 as the hearing in a case initiated by NYRA came to an end. Read More...

Averly Jane DQed for Diabetes Drug, Ward Suspended

Blood-Horse | 9 mins ago
Kentucky stewards suspended trainer Wesley Ward for 15 days and disqualified multiple stakes winner Averly Jane from her victory in the $150,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes April 28 at Churchill Downs after she tested positive for metformin. Read More...

Turfway, Charles Town Postpone Racing Due to Weather

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Winter weather caused cancelations at Turfway Park in Kentucky and Charles Town in West Virginia. Read More...

Stakes Preview: Toboggan and Southwest

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
Greg Wolf and Anthony Stabile look ahead to the Toboggan and Southwest. Read More...

Jeffrey Bloom Elected TAA President

Blood-Horse | 1 hour ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance board of directors elected Jeffrey Bloom as president for the 2022 term and elected new board members at its Jan. 28 meeting, the organization has announced. Read More...

Charles Town Postpones Jan. 29 Card Due to Weather

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Due to the low temperatures and high winds forecast to move through the area Jan. 29, Charles Town's live racing program scheduled for that evening has been postponed to Feb. 2. Read More...

More H-2B Visas Soon Available for Fiscal Year 2022

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor have agreed to offer 20,000 additional H-2B visas to employers for positions starting on or before March 31, 2022. Read More...

Ohio Suspends Trainer’s License After PED Use Admission

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Owner/trainer Jamen Davidovich, who testified in a horse-doping trial in New York Jan. 27 that he previously gave performance-enhancing drugs to his horses, will have his license suspended in Ohio pending a hearing. Read More...

Handicapping: Pegasus World Cup Day at Gulfstream Park

Blood-Horse | 3 hours ago
Analysis of the three Pegasus World Cup stakes Jan. 29, headlined by a showdown in the marquee race between Knicks Go and Life Is Good. Read More...

Handicapping the Pegasus World Cup(s)

Blood-Horse | 5 hours ago
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes the Pegasus World Cup (G1) and Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1). Read More...

Baffert Testimony Runs Gamut in NYRA Case

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Bob Baffert, a trainer for 45 years, may have gone through four of the longer hours of his career Jan. 27 when he testified in day four of the case instigated by the New York Racing Association seeking suspension of his license. Read More...

Compelling Matchups in Martha Washington, King Cotton

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
The Jan. 29 undercard stakes at Oaklawn Park features a rematch between two talented sprinters in the $150,000 King Cotton and a showdown between three budding stars in the 3-year-old filly division in the $200,000 Martha Washington.  Read More...

Two Trainers Acknowledge Using Fishman’s Drugs

Blood-Horse | 18 hours ago
Two current trainers testified Jan. 27 at Dr. Seth Fishman's horse doping trial that they raced horses on illegal performance-enhancing drugs that came from the accused veterinarian. Read More...

Odds On Racing Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
The Odds On Racing Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship award for new and transfer students entering this fall attending the University of Arizona to prepare for a career in racing. Read More...

Medina Spirit Stewards’ Hearing Scheduled for Feb. 7

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
More than eight months after Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit failed a post-race drug test after finishing first in the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1), Kentucky stewards are expected to conduct a hearing to consider any sanctions against the trainer. Read More...

Rejected Foal On Way to Happy Ending in Britain

Blood-Horse | 19 hours ago
A filly in Britain whose first days of life took a frightening turn may be out of the woods thanks to an unlikely nurse mare—her great-granddam, who stepped in to serve as a surrogate after the filly was rejected in the days after her birth. Read More...

Grants Pass Downs’ ‘Speedy’ Latest Artwork by O’Tool

Blood-Horse | 21 hours ago
Racing at Grants Pass Downs may have concluded in November, but one 1,200-pound horse is front and center at the Oregon racetrack's yet-to-open gaming complex known as The Flying Lark. Read More...

Caesars Sportsbook Partners With NYRA

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
Caesars Sportsbook, a division of Caesars Entertainment, announced Jan. 27 a partnership agreement with NYRA establishing Caesars as an official sports betting marketing partner and the title sponsor of the NYRA Turf Triple Series. Read More...

StableDuel Announces Formation of New NFT Platform

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The tech-forward group at StableDuel and Vivid Labs, a full-service NFT technology and strategy provider, are partnering to introduce Capallix, an innovative platform offering NFT’s from the world of horse racing. Read More...

TAA Launches ‘Off to the Races’ Online Auction

Blood-Horse | 22 hours ago
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Jan. 27 the launch of Off to the Races, an online auction campaign which offers the public an opportunity to bid on VIP experience packages on 12 major race days in 2022 and 2023. Read More...

Pair Banned 10 Years for Doping Favorite at Newcastle

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Two men have been banned from racing for 10 years over the doping of Ladies First, a 3-2 favorite who was beaten 22 lengths in a race at Newcastle in 2018. Read More...

Wondrwherecraigis Tops Fire Plug on Loaded Laurel Card

Blood-Horse | 23 hours ago
Wondrwherecraigis, unraced since giving trainer Brittany Russell her first graded stakes victory three months ago, will kick off his 5-year-old campaign at home in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes at Laurel Park Jan. 29. Read More...

Happy Medium Brings Uncompromising Form Into Toboggan

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Jay Em Ess Stable's talented Happy Medium will make his stakes debut in the 129th running of the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (G3), a seven-furlong sprint for older horses at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Gabriel Named SVP of Racing Operations at NYRA

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 27 the appointment of Frank G. Gabriel Jr. as senior vice president of racing operations. Gabriel succeeds Martin Panza, who departed NYRA in October 2021, and will assume his responsibilities Feb. 3.  Read More...

Hot Rod Charlie ‘Amazing’ in First Dubai Breeze

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Grade 1 winner Hot Rod Charlie turned in his first major work Jan. 27 at Meydan, nine days after arriving in the emirate from his California base. Read More...

Cezanne Duels Barnmate Essential Wager in Palos Verdes

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Cezanne, a rousing 9 3/4-length winner of the Kona Gold Stakes (G3) when last seen in April 2021, marks his return to action Jan. 29 against five rivals in the six-furlong, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

‘Under the Weather’ Dettori Off Mounts With COVID-19

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
Frankie Dettori, who had been due to ride classy miler Real World at Meydan Jan. 28, will miss the mount after testing positive for COVID-19. Read More...

Monmouth Targets March Start for Fixed Odds

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
In a Jan. 24 open letter to the Thoroughbred racing industry, Monmouth Park CEO and chairman Dennis Drazin said the long-awaited start of fixed-odds wagering at the New Jersey racetrack will take place in March. Read More...

Baton of Leadership May be Passed to Life Is Good

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The passing of a baton can be a figurative or literal experience. It actually happens in a track and field relay race. In a horse race, it's a figurative event. One that could very well take place Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

RMTC Issues Bupivacaine Advisory

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Horsemen are advised against the use of bupivacaine in racehorses for several reasons. Read More...

Strong Trade, Steady Increase at OBS Winter Sale Close

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The closing session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Winter Mixed Sale Jan. 26 was capped by a short yearling colt by Destin, who topped the day's bidding at $95,000 when selling to Rosewood Farm for local consignor Sue Vacek. Read More...

Baffert Trio Among Five in San Vicente

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Del Mar Futurity (G1) winner Pinehurst is most accomplished in the San Vicente (G2) field. Read More...

NYRA Concludes Case Against Baffert, Defense Opens

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The NYRA concluded its case seeking the suspension of Bob Baffert on Jan. 26 during the third day of an administrative hearing, and Baffert's legal team jumped right into its case after its motion for a directed verdict was reserved for later ruling. Read More...

The Baton of Leadership May be Passed to Life Is Good

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The passing of a baton can be a figurative or literal experience. It actually happens in a track and field relay race. In a horse race, it's a figurative event. One that could very well take place Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Fearless Leads Pletcher Duo in Fred W. Hooper

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher will double up for the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3) Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park, opting to run both Fearless and Liam in the mile stakes for older horses. Read More...

Cohen Takes the Stand as Fishman Trial Continues

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
In a New York courtroom Jan. 26, former harness racing trainer Ross Cohen surfaced on the stand as a key government witness against Dr. Seth Fishman, who is on trial on charges of conspiring to violate adulteration and misbranding laws. Read More...

2021 Purse Generation in California Increased by 19%

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Total money generated from pari-mutuel wagering for the benefit of California Thoroughbred purses increased to $118.4 million in 2021 from $99.8 million in 2020, according to data released Jan. 26 by the Thoroughbred Owners of California. Read More...

The Baton of Leadership May Be Passed to Life Is Good

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The passing of a baton can be a figurative or literal experience. It actually happens in a track and field relay race. In a horse race, it's a figurative event. One that could very well take place Jan. 29 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

CHRB Continues Support for Blea Ahead of Ruling

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
CHRB commissioners agreed in closed session to give their support and confidence to embattled equine medical director Dr. Jeff Blea, who is on administrative leave following a suspension of his veterinary license by the CA Veterinary Medical Board. Read More...

KY Racing Spotlight to Host Cox, Caton, and Koch

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Reigning Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox, horse-racing analyst Caton Bredar and State Rep. Matt Koch are this week's featured guests on Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA. Read More...

Art Exhibit to Celebrate African American Jockeys

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As part of the 2022 Pegasus World Cup, Baccarat presents "Too Black Too Fast," a curated art exhibition that celebrates the history and contribution of African American jockeys in Thoroughbred horse racing through visual art and portraiture. Read More...

UAE One Thousand Guineas Tops Third Dubai Carnival Card

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The third session of the Dubai World Cup Carnival features a potential star 3-year-old filly and some contenders for top turf races around the corner at Meydan and in Saudi Arabia. Read More...

2022 Canterbury Stakes Schedule to Offer $2M in Purses

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Canterbury Park's 2022 Thoroughbred stakes schedule will feature 27 stakes, 15 on the main track and 12 on the turf, which will offer $2.06 million in purses. Read More...

BHA Defends Move to Raise Riding Weights

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The BHA has defended its move to raise the riding weights for flat and jumps races by two pounds, which was met with heavy criticism from jockeys, saying the decision was reached after consultation with the Professional Jockeys Association. Read More...

Native Trail Crowned Top Juvenile in European Rankings

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Godolphin's unbeaten colt Native Trail has been overwhelmingly rated the top 2-year-old in Europe for 2021 and is seven pounds clear of his nearest rival after the classifications were released Jan. 26. Read More...

British Racecourses Look Forward to End of Restrictions

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Racecourses are gearing up for the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions in England on Jan. 27, starting with fixtures at Wetherby, Southwell, and Newcastle. Read More...

La Prevoyante, McKnight Showcasing Turf Stayers

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Several runners already proven at 1 1/2 miles headline the La Prevoyante Stakes (G3T) and W.L. McKnight Stakes (G3T) on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) undercard at Gulfstream Park. Read More...