Blood-Horse

Say the Word Last to First in Hollywood Turf Cup

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Say the Word rallied from last to first to win the Hollywood Turf Cup (G2T) at Del Mar Nov. 26, right according to plan for his trainer and rider. Read More...

Bees and Honey Hands Reeve McGaughey First Graded Score

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen's Bees and Honey captured the $200,000 Comely Stakes (G3) for sophomore fillies going 1 1/8 miles Nov. 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Maxfield Caps Career With Clark Score

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Godolphin's Maxfield remained a perfect 5-for-5 at Churchill Downs and capped his career with a victory in the Nov. 26 Clark Stakes (G1). Read More...

Channel Maker to Make Another Trip to Saudi Arabia

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
The Eclipse Award-winning turf champion Channel Maker is on course to run as an 8-year-old in 2022 and will begin the new year Feb. 26 running in the $1.5 million Neom Turf Cup (G3) at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh. Read More...

Sacred Life, Field Pass Renew Rivalry Out West

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
Less than two months after finishing 1-2 in the Knickerbocker Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park, Sacred Life and Field Pass will take their show on the road, renewing their rivalry in the Nov. 27 $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (G2T) at Del Mar. Read More...

Dubawi Colt to Godolphin After Spirited Bidding War

Blood-Horse | 2 days ago
After a protracted duel it was Godolphin who struck the 1,800,000 guineas (US$2,519,464) bid that made the Dubawi colt the joint second-highest priced foal in European sales history at the Nov. 26 session of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale. Read More...

Brown Duo Takes on Princess Grace in Matriarch

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
New York-based Chad Brown is sending two to Del Mar for the Nov. 28 Matriarch (G1T), including Viadera, last year's winner. Read More...

Flintshire to Stand at Haras de Montaigu in 2022

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Flintshire, a five-time top-level winner and the second highest-earning horse bred by Juddmonte Farms, is returning to Europe to continue his stud career in France at Haras de Montaigu. Read More...

Chateau Totes High Expectations in Fall Highweight

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Chateau will carry a co-high 131 pounds in the $200,000 Fall Highweight (G3), a six-furlong handicap for 3-year-olds and up Nov. 28 at Aqueduct. The annual race tests all of its participants at higher weights typically seen in handicap races. Read More...

Moira, Be Like Clint, Hicksy Top Woodbine Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
A pair of $150,000 for juveniles, the Grey Stakes (G3) and Mazarine Stakes (G3), highlight the 12-race card Nov. 28 at Woodbine. Read More...

Aloha West Could Give Eclipse a Dynamic Cigar Mile Duo

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners could have as many as two contenders for the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 4 at  Aqueduct Racetrack.  Read More...

Pink Lloyd Vs. Souper Stonehenge in Kennedy Road Finale

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Pink Lloyd's send-off before his retirement to LongRun is anything but a gimme. The crack sprinter, one of Canada's most decorated champions, faces a top cast in the CA$175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (G2) Nov. 27 at Woodbine. Read More...

North/South Showdown in Berkeley at Golden Gate

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (G3) at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 27 shapes up as a north/south showdown of California entrants.  Read More...

Stakes Preview: Discovery and Kentucky Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Acacia Courtney and Andy Serling look ahead to the Discovery and the Kentucky Jockey Club. Read More...

Japanese Star Contrail to Bow Out in Japan Cup

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The 2020 Japanese Triple Crown winner, Contrail, makes his final start in the Nov. 28 Japan Cup (G1) but faces significant opposition three other Japanese Derby winners and three foreign entries. Read More...

Off They Go in the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby”

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby" starts Nov. 27 at Tokyo Racecourse with largely untested field of 15. Read More...

Stakes-Winning Sweet Dani Girl Leads Fern Creek

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Joining the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Golden Rod Stakes (G2) on the stakes slate Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs are a pair of new $200,000 races for juvenile sprinters, the Lively Shively Stakes and Fern Creek Stakes, both at 6 1/2 furlongs. Read More...

Famed Steps Up to Graded Plate in Golden Rod

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Though 3-year-old classic winner Essential Quality has retired to the breeding shed at Darley at Jonabell Farm, Godolphin and trainer Brad Cox have much to look forward to with his year-younger half sister. Read More...

Envoutante Repeats Over Bonny South in Falls City

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
It was déjà vu all over again for Envoutante as she upset favored Bonny South by six lengths in $500,000 Falls City Stakes (G2), the traditional Thanksgiving Day fixture for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs, for the second year in a row. Read More...

Brown Duo Chasing Fourth Hollywood Derby Victory

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
As much as the loss of Tex Sutton flights may have caused some headaches for horsemen, it hasn't stopped trainer Chad Brown from planning his usual Thanksgiving weekend "feast" on the West Coast. Read More...

Neige Blanche Takes Charge in Paceless Red Carpet

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
The French filly Neige Blanche made every pole a winner in her 1 3/8-mile journey Nov. 25 in the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap (G3T) at Del Mar Nov. 25 and held off the late-charging 3-10 favorite Luck at the wire for a head victory. Read More...

Just Might Uncatchable in Thanksgiving Classic

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Just Might led from start to finish in the $150,000 Thanksgiving Classic at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Nov. 25. Read More...

Betting a Sophomore in the Clark Stakes

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Clark S. (G1) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Calumet’s Wistful Scored Oaks/Clark Double

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Look Back: Wistful stood out as first unofficial winner of Filly Triple Crown in 1949 Read More...

The Story of a Racehorse Named Thanksgiving

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Thanksgiving would prove once and for all that lightning can indeed strike in the same place twice. Read More...

Time Test Colt Heads Strong December Foal Sale Opener

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
After an opening bid of 20,000 guineas and some rapid-fire raises, it was pinhooker Jimmy Murphy of Redpender Stud who had the final say at 75,000 guineas for a Time Test colt. Read More...

Clement Starts Three in Bid for Fourth Long Island Win

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Christophe Clement sends out a strong trio of contenders in defending winner Mutamakina, graded stakes winner La Dragontea, and graded stakes-placed Sorrel in the $400,000 Long Island Stakes (G3T) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.  Read More...

Intriguing Races to Handicap Following Thanksgiving

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Thanksgiving weekend offers up a bountiful portion of stakes action for horseplayers.  Read More...

Florida Consignor John ‘Quincy’ Adams Dies at 51

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Adams and his wife, Jennifer, operated the 2-year-olds in training consignment Q Bar J Thoroughbreds. Read More...

U.S. Attorneys Recommend 36-Month Sentence for Rhein

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
In a Nov. 24 court filing, United States Attorneys recommended a 36-month sentence for suspended veterinarian Dr. Kristian Rhein and further described his role in a horse-doping case involving more than two dozen individuals. Read More...

Loves Only You, Five From Ballydoyle Head List for HKIR

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T) heroine Loves Only You is among a stellar line-up of 49 horses selected for the HK$100 million Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Dec. 12. Read More...

Five Stakes Added to Conclude 2021 Season at Parx

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Parx Racing announced Nov. 24 that it will close out the year with a pair of cards featuring five $100,000 stakes races over the final two days of its 2021 racing season, Dec. 28-29. Read More...

Creative Force Aims for Al Quoz Sprint

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
British Champions Sprint (G1) winner Creative Force will kick off his 2022 campaign in the Al Quoz Sprint (G1) on World Cup night in Dubai in March. Read More...

Howling Time Faces Graded Test in Kentucky Jockey Club

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Albaugh Family Stables' Howling Time, a stakes-winning colt unbeaten in two starts, leads the 14-horse, $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Florida Consignor John “Quincy” Adams Dies at 51

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Adams and his wife, Jennifer, operated the 2-year-olds in training consignment Q Bar J Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Roytz to Step Down From Retired Racehorse Project

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
After serving for four years as Retired Racehorse Project's executive director and five years prior to that as a board member, Jen Roytz announced this week that she will be stepping down from her leadership role at the end of the year. Read More...

McCarthy, Migliore Thankful for New York Opportunity

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
When jockey Trevor McCarthy and his wife, Katie Davis, sit down Nov. 25 for a family Thanksgiving dinner, they will surely have numerous reasons for giving thanks. Read More...

D.J. Stable to Match Donations to New Vocations

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has announced that long-time supporter D.J. Stable will match all GivingTuesday donations to the program, up to $25,000, in support of retired racehorse aftercare. Read More...

Monition Puts Undefeated Status on Line in Gio Ponti

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hinkle Farms' homebred Monition will bring a perfect record into the Nov. 26 $150,000 Gio Ponti Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test for sophomores at Aqueduct Racetrack, as he steps up to stakes company for the first time. Read More...

Del Giudice Retires; Holliday Interim NYRA Chairman

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Michael Del Giudice has retired as chairman of the New York Racing Association and been replaced on an interim basis by board of trustees member Marc Holliday, BloodHorse has learned. Read More...

Turf Publicists’ Big Sport of Turfdom Award to Cox

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 24 that the 2021 Big Sport of Turfdom award will be presented to trainer Brad Cox. Read More...

Rattle N Roll Back Training Next Week After Foot Issue

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Rattle N Roll, who missed a scheduled start in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Del Mar due to a left hind foot setback, is set to return to training next week, trainer Kenny McPeek said. Read More...