Blood-Horse

Maximum Security, Improbable to Meet in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The final stop on the West Coast road to the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 7 at Keeneland is the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park, a race headed by stablemates Maximum Security and Improbable. Read More...

Cupid Colt Closes Keeneland Book 5 On a High

Blood-Horse | 10 hours ago
The barns and walking rings of the Keeneland September Sales Grounds continued to be well-shopped through the Sept. 23 closing session of Book 5 as 238 horses sold through the ring to bank gross receipts of $4,664,900.  Read More...

Maximum Security, Improbable Meet in Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
The final stop on the West Coast road to the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 7 at Keeneland is the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park, a race headed by stablemates Maximum Security and Improbable. Read More...

Rust Appeals to Government for Financial Support

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
BHA chief executive Nick Rust has appealed to government for direct financial support with the impact of no crowds set to cost the sport £300 million this year. Read More...

Firenze Fire Hopes to Rebound in Vosburgh Stakes

Blood-Horse | 11 hours ago
When it was announced Sept. 21 that Volatile had been retired with a hairline fracture of his right front cannon bone, it surely changed the complexion of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Ditto for the Vosburgh Stakes (G2). Read More...

Max Player Green Lighted for Preakness Stakes

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Max Player is headed to the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, potentially leaving him as the only horse to run in all three legs of a revised Triple Crown amid COVID-19 this year. Read More...

Thundering Blue Suffers Fatal Injury at Goodwood

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
The listed 1 1/4-mile Tote Foundation Stakes, which was won by Anna Nerium, was marred by a fatal leg injury suffered by Thundering Blue, a popular stalwart of trainer David Menuisier's local yard. Read More...

Racing Industry Leader Tony Chamblin Dies at 81

Blood-Horse | 12 hours ago
Chamblin was at the helm of major organizations at pivotal times in American racing. Read More...

Racing Executive Tony Chamblin Endorses WHOA

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
Chamblin is former executive director of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and was president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Read More...

Game Winner Retired to Lane’s End

Blood-Horse | 14 hours ago
The son of Candy Ride was an undefeated champion at 2 and a graded stakes winner at 3. He was retired with $2,027,500 in career earnings. Game Winner will be available for inspection in the coming weeks and a stud fee will be determined. Read More...

What’s Going On Here: One in a Million

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Starship Jubilee reminds us that all sale yearlings don’t ‘tick all of the boxes.’ Read More...

Well-Bred Biogenic’s First Step in Realizing Potential

Blood-Horse | 15 hours ago
Airdrie Stud's first-crop yearling sire is by Tapit out of Airdrie's homebred champion Biofuel. Biogenic has four yearlings being offering during Book 6 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

The Jockey Club Disputes USTA’s Horseracing Act Claim

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
The Jockey Club released a response Sept. 23 disputing the United States Trotting Association's recent assertion that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is unconstitutional. Read More...

UofL Panel Discusses Current Racing Landscape

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Even as the economy and other sports have re-opened, the racing industry has been given an opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic of which to take advantage, a panel of the University of Louisville Equine Program Speaker Series discussed Sept. 22. Read More...

Presque Isle Downs to Raise Purses by 20%

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Presque Isle Downs will raise purses across the board by 20%, effective Sept. 28, according to the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. Read More...

Maxfield Resumes Training After Condylar Fracture

Blood-Horse | 16 hours ago
Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Maxfield, back after rehabbing from a condylar fracture, has returned to trainer Brendan Walsh’s barn at Churchill Downs. Read More...

More Records Fall at Tattersalls Ireland September Sale

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A big week for Boherguy Stud continued Sept. 22, when Robson Aguiar went to £190,000 for the New Approach colt out of Maoineach during the early stages of the second and final session of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

Competitive Trade Fuels Solid Market at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 1 day ago
A large group of trainers, pinhookers, and agents aggressively shopped the Keeneland September Yearling Sale during the Sept. 22 ninth session, Day 1 of Book 5 of the auction that continues through Sept. 25. Read More...

Arthur Hancock III Named Thoroughbred Club Honor Guest

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hancock, the owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., has a long and storied career as an owner, breeder, and industry leader. Read More...

TOBA September Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Scott Heider has built a stable deep in quality, as witnessed by two recent triumphs. Thoughtfully captured the Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga, and three-year-old filly Pista annexed the bet365 Park Hill Fillies’ Stakes (G2) at Doncaster. Read More...

Multiple Grade 1 Winner Bast to The November Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Three-time grade 1 winner Bast, in foal to 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify, will be offered by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency to The November Sale at Fasig-Tipton. Read More...

Indiana Grand Stewards Warn Jimenez for Sept. 15 Ride

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Jockey Albin Jimenez was issued a warning but no further disciplinary action was taken for not actively urging his mount, Impunity, during the second race at Indiana Grand Sept. 15, said Dan Fick, senior state steward at Indiana Grand. Read More...

Arthur Hancock III Named TCA Honor Guest

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Hancock, the owner of Stone Farm near Paris, Ky., has a long and storied career as an owner, breeder, and industry leader. Read More...

Johnson Confirms Continued Sports COVID-19 Restrictions

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Boris Johnson has said that new restrictions are likely to remain in place for six months, as he confirmed Sept. 22 that plans for crowds to return to sports venues in England from Oct. 1 will not go ahead. Read More...

Chew Leaving Behind Training for Other Career Rewards

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Matt Chew is bidding goodbye to more than four decades as a trainer to help those with special needs. Read More...

Belmont Stakes Winner Tiz the Law to Bypass Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Sackatoga Stable's multiple grade 1 winner Tiz the Law will not run in the Oct. 3 Preakness Stakes (G1), according to a Sept. 22 statement by the colt's ownership group. Read More...

A Look at Week’s Radio, TV Racing Schedules

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
TVG plans coverage of Breeders' Cup Challenge races from Santa Anita Park during a steady week of radio and television racing coverage. Read More...

Week in Photos 9/22/2020

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Woodbine Mile, Natalma, Summer, Belmont Oaks Invitational, Salvator Mile, Singspiel, Franklin-Simpson, New Mexico State Fair Thoroughbred Futurity, Frank Gall Memorial, Rachel's Turn, Louisiana Cup, Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, & more. Read More...

Not This Time Colt Tops Solid Keeneland Sale Session

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
It was another solid day of trade during the Sept. 21 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale as buyers continued to vie for future racing prospects with vigor during the eighth day of sales. Read More...

T.I.P. Horse Show, Ambassador Program Applications Due

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) reminds relevant parties that horse show applications are due September 30 and Youth Ambassador Program applications are due October 1. Read More...

Fravel, Pimlico Prepare for Fall Preakness Date

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
As Craig Fravel, along with The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, prepares for a renewal of the Preakness Stakes (G1) like none before, it reminds him of a saying made famous by boxer Mike Tyson. Read More...

Kinane Sets September Sale Record for Teofilo Colt

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A full brother to unbeaten Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (G3) winner Gear Up set a Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale record on Monday, when the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Mick Kinane went to £325,000 (US$419,784) for the son of Teofilo. Read More...

Warwick Members Relish Pilot Event

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Spectators toasted being back on a British racecourse for only the second time since March Sept. 21, describing Warwick's pilot event as "absolutely safe," but fears grew over the prospects for a wider return of crowds to the sport. Read More...

Maximum Security, Authentic Still on Top in NTRA Polls

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A quiet weekend in both the handicap and sophomore ranks resulted in relatively little movement in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll and NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll.  Read More...

Volatile Retired Due to Injury, Enters Stud in 2021

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Volatile is a grade 1 winner, who set a stakes record at Churchill Downs. He won five times and was second once out of six lifetime starts and retires with $341,040 in earnings. Read More...

Wildman Jack Returns to Santa Anita for Eddie D

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
W C Racing's Wildman Jack will return to a familiar course and distance Sept. 25 when he takes the rail position in the $200,000 Eddie D Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Keeneland, Kentucky Downs File for Corbin Track License

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The proposed racetrack in Corbin will feature live Standardbred racing. The license also involves a "related track extension" in Williamsburg with historical racing machines. Read More...

California Implements Stricter Riding Crop Rule Oct. 1

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Riders cannot use a crop more than six times during a race. Jockeys will not be penalized if a crop's use was required to ensure the safety of the horse or rider. Read More...

New York Looks to Place Restrictions on Riding Crop

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Watching other states act, New York state is now looking to accelerate the pace for putting in place some sort of restrictions on the use of riding crops by jockeys. Read More...

Graeme Six and Daughter Have Debut Winners on Same Day

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Shadwell Stable's Zainalarab won in the first race at Belmont in her Sept. 18 debut, the same day as her granddam Graeme Six was represented by Stayin' Out Late, who also won on debut at Churchill Downs. Read More...

I Am Horse Racing: Palmer Pedigo

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Our collaboration with I Am Horse Racing continues with this profile of Palmer Pedigo, who went from working at a desk job to finding the job she really loves. Pedigo enjoys working with horses every day and always wanted to start her own business. Read More...

Ghostzapper Filly Tops Book 4 Opening Day at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Sept. 20 session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale continued to be heavily shopped by buyers and experienced solid trade as the auction prepared to enter its second week.  Read More...

Lady Speightspeare Powers Home in Natalma

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Lady Speightspeare had a bit of trouble in the starting gate, but the 2-year-old Speightstown filly put her six rivals away with ease once underway in the CA$253,000 (US$191,623) Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 20 at Woodbine. Read More...

Pirate’s Punch Undoubtedly the Best in Salvator Mile

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Disqualified from first for interference in the stretch in the Aug. 22 Philip Iselin Stakes (G3), Pirate’s Punch drew away coming out of the final turn to win the $150,000 Salvator Mile (G3) by two lengths Sept. 20 at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Warwick Ready to Welcome Back Racegoers

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Warwick Racecourse general manager Andre Klein insists there will be no safer place in the country Sept. 21 when racing takes place in front of a crowd in Britain for only the second time since March. Read More...

Lady Speightspeare Powers Home to Win Natalma

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Charles Fipke's homebred Lady Speightspeare overcame gate troubles and powered home to win the CA$250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 20 at Woodbine. Read More...

Tattersalls September Sale Heads to Newmarket

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Yearling season returns to Newmarket Sept. 21 when the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale kicks off its two-day run at 11 a.m. local time. Read More...

Jesus’ Team to Supplement to Preakness

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Grupo 7C Stable's Jesus' Team, third in the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2) and fourth in the TVG.com Haskell (G1), will be supplemented to the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1), to be run Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

Gretzky the Great Strikes Late to Win Summer Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber's Gretzky the Great found his way to victory down the rail Sept. 20 and punched his ticket to the Breeders' Cup World Championships with a victory in the CA$250,000 Summer Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.  Read More...

KY Yearling Sales Gross Down a Third Through Book 3

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Through the best eight days of North American yearling sales there are going to be this year, namely Fasig-Tipton's two-day Yearling Showcase and Keeneland September Books 1-3, the effect of 2020 on the North American yearling sales is pretty clear. Read More...