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I Am Horse Racing: Tom Biederman

Blood-Horse | 3 days ago
Our collaboration with I Am Horse Racing continues with this profile of auctioneer Tom Biederman. When he's not selling horses, he's often selling horse property. Read More...

Smooth Like Strait Pulls Clear in Twilight Derby

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Smooth Like Strait collected his third graded stakes victory for owner and breeder Cannon Thoroughbreds in the $202,000 Twilight Derby (G2T) Oct. 18 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Helium Rises to the Occasion in Display

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Helium romps by 4 1/4 lengths against a field of juveniles as the 7-5 favorite. Read More...

Get Smokin Holds Off Decorated Invader in Hill Prince

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Tom Bush knows he's been handing Get Smokin some tough assignments against the top 3-year-old turfers. Read More...

Three Finalists for the TIEA Newcomer Award

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Robert Cole, Alexis Kolasa, and Aaron West have been named as finalists for the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards' Newcomer Award. A winner will be announced Nov. 5 during at virtual ceremony scheduled for noon ET. Read More...

O’Brien to Unveil Full Brother to Derby Hero Serpentine

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Son of Galileo is a full sibling to stakes winners Serpentine, Wedding Vow, Beacon Rock, Bye Bye Baby, and Bound. Read More...

Blame Debbie Wires Field in Hard-Fought Dowager Stakes

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Three-year-old Blame Debbie fought all the way to the wire Oct. 18 at Keeneland and finally earned her first graded stakes victory by a head in the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (G3T) over 1 1/2 miles.  Read More...

Silent Poet Delivers an Emotional Victory in Nearctic

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Nick Gonzalez, whose wife, assistant trainer Martha Gonzalez, recently passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer, watched Silent Poet, bred and owned by Stronach Stables, put on a show over six furlongs at Woodbine. Read More...

Etoile Secures First North American Win in E. P. Taylor

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Peter Brant, Mrs. M. V. Magnier, and Mrs. Paul Shanahan's Etoile accomplished her first North American victory by holding off late-running Court Return to take the CA$600,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (G1T) Oct. 18 at Woodbine. Read More...

Devamani Overcomes Slow Pace to Win the Knickerbocker

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The pace scenario may not have been in Devamani's favor in the $145,500 Knickerbocker Stakes (G2T), but everything else seemed to be. Read More...

Baffert Impressed by Maximum Security’s Workout

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
The weather may have been foggy during the morning of Oct. 18 at Santa Anita Park, but trainer Bob Baffert's disposition was as bright and sunny as could be after watching Maximum Security zip around the track. Read More...

Sales Scene Moves West With Fasig-Tipton Auction

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Following a Midlantic sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium that saw figures on par with the pre-pandemic 2019 auction, the Fasig-Tipton regional sale circuit now moves to California with the Oct. 19 one-day Fall Yearlings Sale. Read More...

Say the Word Breaks Through in Northern Dancer Turf

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Say the Word rallied down the outside of Woodbine's homestretch to score his first stakes victory in the CA$300,0000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by Pattison (G1T) Oct. 18. Read More...

Hills Confirms Battaash Will Not Start in Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Trainer Charlie Hills says, "(We) have got great respect for the Breeders' Cup and what they've done, but (Battaash is) finishing the year on a high and we'll keep him safe and sound for next season, which we're already looking forward to." Read More...

AAEP Board Votes to Support Horseracing Integrity Act

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
On the recommendation of its Racing Committee, the American Association of Equine Practitioners board of directors voted to support the Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act (H.R. 1754/S. 4547). Read More...

Daring Tact Lands Japanese Filly Triple Crown

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
With Daring Tact improving to 5-for-5 after the Shuka Sho (G1), the filly's connections are looking ahead to the Japan Cup (G1) for her next start. Read More...

Golden Sixty Wins Ninth Straight in Hong Kong

Blood-Horse | 4 days ago
Golden Sixty and Beauty Generation will both be pointed toward the Dec. 13 Longines Hong Kong Mile (G1). Read More...

Warren’s Showtime Hands Lewis Milestone in Autumn Miss

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
With Craig Lewis having conditioned both the sire and the dam of Warren’s Showtime, it was fitting that the 3-year-old filly marked the 1,000th career victory for her trainer when she surged home to take the $101,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (G3T) Oct. 17. Read More...

Venetian Harbor Earns Breeders’ Cup Ticket in Raven Run

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
A solid performance in the $200,000 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (G2) for 3-year-old fillies Oct. 17 at Keeneland earned Venetian Harbor a trip to the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) back at the Lexington track. Read More...

Souper Sensational Pulls Away in Glorious Song

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Live Oak Plantation's 2-year-old filly Souper Sensational kept her record perfect in two starts with a stunning score Oct. 17 at Woodbine while giving Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse a record ninth title in the Glorious Song Stakes. Read More...

Swiss Skydiver and Authentic Return to Work Tab

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Swiss Skydiver and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Authentic returned to the work tab Oct. 17 for the first time since their exciting stretch duel Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course. Read More...

TIEA Dedication to Breeding Finalists a Remarkable Trio

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Steve Avery, David Kyle, and Helen Otero have been named finalists for the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards' Dedication to Breeding Award. A winner will be announced Nov. 5 during at virtual ceremony scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET.  Read More...

NYRA Announces Jockey Protocols for Aqueduct Fall Meet

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced COVID-19 health and safety protocols for jockeys during the 18-day Aqueduct fall meet, which will open on Friday, Nov. 6 and run through Sunday, Dec. 6. Read More...

Verry Elleegant Bests Anthony Van Dyck in Caulfield Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
The romance of the Australian turf has always been idealized in its role as a great leveler, with a system of predominantly handicaps—even at the highest level—acting as an equalizer that embodies Australia's egalitarian self-identity. Read More...

Live Racing to Resume at Turf Paradise in January

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Turf Paradise and the Arizona Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed to resume live racing at the Phoenix-based oval with an 84-day meeting running from Jan. 2 through May 1, 2021. Read More...

Addeybb Goes One Better to Land Champion Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Addeybb put in a performance befitting of the occasion to finally land his first top-level race in Britain with a frighteningly-good performance to take the Oct. 17 QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) at Ascot Racecourse. Read More...

The Revenant Upsets Palace Pier to Take QEII

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Francis-Henri Graffard's patient approach with The Revenant was handsomely rewarded Oct. 17 when the French raider upset odds-on shot Palace Pier to win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (G1) at Ascot Racecourse. Read More...

Blame Debbie Takes on Elders in Rood & Riddle Dowager

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Graded-stakes placed and distance-loving Siberian Iris is a strong contender to Blame Debbie in the Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes (G3T). Read More...

Guineas Hero Kameko to Stand at Tweenhills in 2021

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Qatar Racing's QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) winner Kameko will be retired to stand at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire at the end of 2020. Read More...

Trio From Lure Returns in Knickerbocker

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Apparently a six-day delay did little to help the New York Racing Association round up a full field for the $150,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (G2T). Read More...

Ascot Glory for King as Trueshan Wins Long Distance Cup

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Alan King's love affair with Ascot continued Oct. 17 as the trainer known for his success over jumps added his latest big-race victory on the flat thanks to Trueshan's devastating performance in the British Champions Long Distance Cup (G2). Read More...

Doyle Lands First Group 1 in Champions Sprint Stakes

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Hollie Doyle described her group 1 breakthrough as "a dream come true" after Glen Shiel gamely denied Brando to win the Oct. 17 QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (G1) at Ascot Racecourse by a nose. Read More...

Wonderful Tonight Earns Rare Double in Fillies & Mares

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Wonderful Tonight completed a rare group 1 double, progressing from a top win at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) meeting just two weeks earlier to run away with the Oct. 17 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes (G1) at Ascot Racecourse. Read More...

81 Students Attend Annual Equine Veterinary Event

Blood-Horse | 5 days ago
Eighty-one veterinary students from 10 North American veterinary colleges attended the fifth annual Cavalcade Student Education Event Day. Read More...

Anthony Van Dyck Can Give Bowman First Caulfield Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Anthony Van Dyck is among six Aidan O'Brien-trained horses being aimed at the Spring Carnival. Read More...

Late Rally Lifts Stunning Sky to Valley View Victory

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Stunning Sky would not be denied Oct. 16 as she delivered a focused outside rally in deep stretch to eliminate Princess Grace's clear advantage and score a half-length victory in the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (G3T) on the turf at Keeneland. Read More...

St. Elias Stables Names New Executive Director

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Delk will be responsible for, among other things, identifying yearlings and horses of racing age for purchase and monitoring and advising on their development and race plans. Read More...

McMahon of Saratoga Announces 2021 Stud Fees

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Leading New York third-crop sire Central Banker will stand for a reduced fee. Read More...

Fifth Annual Equine Veterinary Student Event

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Eighty-one veterinary students from 10 North American veterinary colleges attended the fifth annual Cavalcade Student Education Event Day. Read More...

Nature Strip Eyes Everest Score

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Nature Strip enters the world's richest race on turf, the $15 million The Everest Stakes (G1), as the horse to beat. Read More...

Anthony Van Dyck Can Give Bowman First Caufield Cup Win

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Anthony Van Dyck is among six Aidan O'Brien-trained horses being aimed at the Spring Carnival. Read More...

Magical’s Bid a Highlight on Champions Day

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Magical is back for more. In a year when her long-time nemesis Enable underwhelmed, the Aidan O'Brien-trained mare has had arguably her best season to date with three group 1 wins to her name already. Read More...

Grade 1 Turf Classics Share Spotlight at Woodbine

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Seven fillies and mares will vie for top honors in the CA$600,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (G1T), while eight starters chase top prize in the CA$300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) Oct. 18 at Woodbine. Read More...

Casse Seeks Ninth Glorious Song Victory

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Mark Casse, who has won three of the past four and five of the past seven editions of the Glorious Song, has a legitimate shot to add to his impressive trophy haul courtesy of Souper Sensational. Read More...

Tiz the Law Records Last NY Breeze Before Breeders’ Cup

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Sackatoga Stable's New York-bred Tiz the Law recorded his final breeze at Belmont Park Oct. 16 in preparation for the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland. The son of Constitution registered six furlongs in 1:12.26 over a fast main track. Read More...

Daring Tact Chases Filly Triple Crown in Shuka Sho

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Japanese fans, largely barred from attending live racing this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, have had a few pleasant distractions, not the least of them a colt and a filly both chasing Triple Crowns—and potentially much more. Read More...

Clem, Holden, Lyons Up for TIEA Leadership Award

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
Wayne Clem, Christy Holden, and Matt Lyons have been named finalists for the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards' Leadership Award—Breeding. A winner will be announced Nov. 5 during at virtual ceremony scheduled for 12:00 p.m. ET.  Read More...

Midnight Bisou Half Sister Wicked Bisou to Debut

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The seventh race at Keeneland Oct. 17 will likely draw more spectators than the usual maiden special weight. Among the field's 12 juvenile fillies will be Wicked Bisou, half sister to champion Midnight Bisou. Read More...

Taking the Value Proposition on a Quiet Weekend

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland, Autumn Miss (G2T) at Santa Anita Park, Glorious Song at Woodbine, and Floral Park at Belmont Park head up the Oct. 17 action. Read More...

Mondialiste to Stand at Haras d’Annebault in France

Blood-Horse | 6 days ago
The dual grade 1 winner stood for three years at the late Geoff Turnbull and his wife Sandra's Elwick Stud near Hartlepool at a steady rate of £6,000. Read More...