Blood-Horse

Positive Trends Continue at Keeneland September Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Highlighted by two high-priced yearlings by young sires, the Sept. 22 ninth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale rose sharply from a year ago. Read More...

Life Is Good Faces Elders in Kelso Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
While Pennsylvania will be the focus of attention this weekend for the 3-year-old crop, another sophomore runner of note will be continuing his comeback in New York. Read More...

My Thoughts First Winner for Editorial

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Harry Kassap's homebred My Thoughts made her debut a winning one Sept. 22 at Delaware Park, providing Anchor & Hope Farm's freshman stallion Editorial with his first starter and first winner. Read More...

Baffert Files Motion for Contempt Against NYRA

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The motion filed Sept. 22 with the U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York calls for admonishment of the New York Racing Association, a daily $5,000 fine, and for NYRA to pay trainer Bob Baffert's attorneys' fees associated with this action. Read More...

Six Additional States Back Lawsuit Opposing HISA

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
A U.S. District Court Judge Sept. 21 granted a request by six states to file a brief supporting a lawsuit led by Louisiana, Oklahoma, and West Virginia that argues the structure of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority is unconstitutional. Read More...

Dual Champion Monomoy Girl Retired From Racing

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Monomoy Girl, the two-time Eclipse Award winner and seven-time grade 1 winner, has been retired from racing after she was discovered to have sustained an injury during training Sept. 21 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Charters Equine Flights to California

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 22 that arrangements have been made with FedEx to charter two equine flights that will transport horses to California to compete in the 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar. Read More...

Monmouth at Meadowlands Dates Amended

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The dates for the traditional Monmouth at Meadowlands meet featuring all turf racing in the month of October have been amended and reduced from nine dates to seven to accommodate harness racing's Breeders Crown championship series. Read More...

Zain Claudette Half Tops Tattersalls September Sale

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Zain Claudette will have her date with destiny when lining up in the Cheveley Park Stakes (G1) Sept. 25, and a big few days for the family began Wednesday when her Exceed And Excel half sister topped the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale. Read More...

Warrant, Mr. Wireless, Super Stock Lead Oklahoma Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Four Derby winners from other states converge at Remington Park Sept. 26 as part of an eight-horse field for the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3). Read More...

Online Record as Coolmore Wins Bidding War for Avantage

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Champion New Zealand mare Avantage will return to the place of her birth after the nine-time group 1-winning Fastnet Rock 6-year-old created one more record before heading off to the breeding barn, selling for NZ$4.1 million. Read More...

Northview Stallion Station’s Golden Dies at 82

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Richard Golden co-founded Northview Stallion Station with Allaire duPont and Tom Bowman following the close of Windfields Farm in order to keep many of Windfields' stallions in the Maryland. Read More...

NTRA: Bank of America Approves ADW Transactions

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The NTRA confirms that Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the United States, has for the first time begun approving debit card deposit transactions with U.S. licensed and regulated advance-deposit wagering companies.  Read More...

Bain and Ebert Join Kentucky Derby Museum Board

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Entrepreneur Tawana Bain and horse racing businesswoman Anita Ebert have joined the Kentucky Derby Museum board of directors. Read More...

Collected Filly Tops Session Eight at Keeneland

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Book 4 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale concluded Sept. 21, showing healthy receipts of $20,569,000, a marked increase from the previous year of $12,131,500.  Read More...

RMTC Fully Accredits UK Equine Laboratory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Racing Medication & Testing Consortium announced Sept. 21 that it has granted full laboratory accreditation to the University of Kentucky Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. Read More...

Trainers Potts, Chichakly Cited for Claiming Violations

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Trainer Wayne Potts has been fined $2,000 by New York stewards and will serve a 20-day suspension for the transfer to him of a claimed horse at Saratoga Race Course in a violation of the state's rules. His suspension runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 19. Read More...

Essential Quality Retains Top Spot in Classic Rankings

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Godolphin's Essential Quality, the Belmont Stakes (G1) and Travers Stakes (G1) winner, retained the No. 1 position for the third consecutive week in the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings. Read More...

Jackie’s Warrior Odds On in Gallant Bob at Parx

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Even following Medina Spirit's announced defection from the $1 million Pennslyvania Derby (G1), a grade 1-winning 3-year-old colt remains on the Sept. 25 card at Parx Racing. That colt is Jackie's Warrior in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G2). Read More...

Pace Picture in PA Derby Changes Without Medina Spirit

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
When a 2-1 morning-line favorite such as Medina Spirit is scratched from a grade 1 stakes, it's usually good news for the outsiders in the race. But that's not exactly the case with the Sept. 25 Pennsylvania Derby (G1). Read More...

Eclipse Awards Move to Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Next year's 51st annual Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing's champions of 2021, will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

Pace Picture in Pa. Derby Changes Without Medina Spirit

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
When a 2-1 morning-line favorite such as Medina Spirit is scratched from a grade 1 stakes, it's usually good news for the outsiders in the race. But that's not exactly the case with the Sept. 25 Pennsylvania Derby (G1). Read More...

Max Player, Yaupon Already Out West for Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Coming off grade 1 stakes victories at Saratoga Race Course this summer, Steve Asmussen trainees Max Player and Yaupon are early arrivals in Southern California to prepare for Breeders' Cup races Nov. 6 at Del Mar. Read More...

Eclipse Awards Moves to Santa Anita

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Next year's 51st annual Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing's champions of 2021, will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

Tattersalls September Day One Sees Buoyant Market

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The momentum generated at the early yearling auctions continued unchecked during day one of the Tattersalls Ireland September Sale in Newmarket Sept. 21 as a £130,000 son of No Nay Never headed a buoyant market. Read More...

Mother Earth Rerouted to Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Mother Earth is to be rerouted from running in the AU$7.5 million Golden Eagle in Australia next month to go to the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar, according to Aidan O'Brien, who revealed the change of plans after Santa Barbara picked up a small setback. Read More...

Baffert Hearing Could Lead to Contempt Charge for NYRA

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Bob Baffert's attorney, W. Craig Robertson III, said the New York Racing Association is pursuing a suspension already stayed by a court. If a hearing scheduled for Sept. 27 yields any sanctions for Baffert, he'll file a motion for contempt. Read More...

Hot Rod Charlie, Midnight Bourbon Lead PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) promises to be a highly interesting test for 3-year-olds.  Read More...

TOBA September Member of the Month

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Ina Bond and Austin Musselman are the TOBA September Members of the Month Read More...

Medina Spirit Out of PA Derby, Pointed to Awesome Again

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Medina Spirit, entered in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 25, will be scratched from Saturday's race and will instead run in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 2, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Read More...

Del Mar Fall Purses at Summer Levels, Up 20% From ’20

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Del Mar's eighth fall meeting—starting Nov. 3—will offer horsemen/women a solid 20% blended raise in overnight purses compared with last year, as well as a continuation of the popular "Ship & Win" program. Read More...

Woodbine Sets Record Woodbine Mile Day Handle

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Woodbine reported handle of CA$13,856,030 on its Sept. 18 program, which established a new record for a Woodbine Mile card and was a 17.3% increase over 2020. Read More...

Deadlines Approach for T.I.P. Applications

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program reminds relevant parties that horse show applications are due Sept. 30 and Youth Ambassador Program applications are due Oct. 1. Read More...

Rain Didn’t Stop Session 7 from Shining

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The seventh session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale started on Sept. 20, accompanied by an Irish rain that continued throughout the day. The pavilion was full from front to back with an influx of new faces from the first week of selling. Read More...

Retired Racehorse Project Receives Equine Welfare Award

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Retired Racehorse Project was selected as of one of this year's Humane Awards recipients by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Read More...

Godolphin Stable Staff Awards Now Accepting Nominations

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Nominations opened Sept. 20 for the 18th annual Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, which will be presented across six categories in London Feb. 21. Read More...

Fillies Look to Step It Up in Cotillion

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Private Mission comes from California to face more experienced rivals in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) for 3-year-old fillies Sept. 25 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Knicks Go Tops NTRA Poll for Seventh Straight Week

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Korea Racing Authority's 5-year-old Knicks Go retained his No. 1 rating in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll for the seventh straight week as there were no changes in order and no starts among the overall Top 10.  Read More...

High Hopes for Tattersalls Ireland September Sale

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, held for the second successive year in Newmarket, has 489 lots catalogued and begins Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Read More...

Howard to Become Assistant to McGaughey

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Neil Howard, trainer of 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft, will close his stable and take on a new role as an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. Read More...

Cairama, Shes Bout a Mover Score Debut Wins

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Five 2-year-olds of note found the winner's circle during the week of Sept. 13-19. Read More...

Munnings Filly a Lookalike to G1SW Kimari

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Saying the filly reminded him of grade 1 winner Kimari, Ben McElroy went to $400,000 to land a Munnings filly named Vitamunn at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale Sept. 20 in Lexington. Read More...

Trio of Top 3-Year-Olds Clash in $1M Pennsylvania Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) promises to be a highly interesting test for 3-year-olds. Especially at the start of the 1 1/8-mile stakes. Read More...

COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Into U.S. to Ease

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The White House Sept. 20 announced plans to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions into the United States by foreign visitors from 33 countries, including the United Kingdom and the European Union, starting in November. Read More...

Former Kentucky Commissioner Tom Conway Dies at 83

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Despite a gruff exterior, family and friends said no one had a bigger heart than Tom Conway. The Kentucky native was a racehorse owner since the mid-1970s and served two terms on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Read More...

BloodHorse, Keeneland Honored With 11 Media Awards

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
BloodHorse and Keeneland Magazine were honored with six first-place awards at the annual American Horse Publications Media Awards competition. Read More...