More stories, quips, and insights from this year's Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner held April 28 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville.
Six-time French champion jockey Christophe Soumillon and rising U.S. rider Florent Geroux will be making their first Kentucky Derby starts May 2.
A lively exchange between Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas energized the annual Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner April 28.
Kentucky Derby contenders have strong ties to previous Derbys through their sires. read blog
The son Street Sense will ship to Churchill Downs April 24. Elvis Trujillo has the mount in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Unbridled, Carl Nafzger, and Frances Genter captured the nation's heart. read blog
Southern California trainer Bob Baffert looks to start his third Kentucky Derby favorite since 2000. Read blog.
Fasig-Tipton's retreat from Texas is more bad news. read blog
TOBA initiatives aim to improve owners' experiences at the track. read blog
Chuck Simon recalls the valuable lessons from Allen Jerkens. read blog
All eyes will be on Ruidoso Downs' promising new rules to deter cheating. read blog
Tom Albertrani breaks an 0-fer streak at Gulfstream with three wins March 7. read blog
Legislation that would put a constitutional amendment legalizing pari-mutuel wagering to a vote in 2016 passed an important Georgia Senate committee March 4. The full Senate may consider the bill next week.
Editorial integrity remains an integral part of Blood-Horse. read blog
States need to make multiple medication violation policy a priority. read blog
NYTHA needs to rerun its fall election read blog
Veterinarians bear responsibility in drug positives. read blog
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association faces a second lawsuit challenging the legality of a 10% administrative fee the association gets from state incentive awards.
Several sire list improvements arrive with 2015. read blog
Racing doesn't need to destroy itself to thrive. read blog
The Florida horseman helped select Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck as a yearling for friend Dennis Diaz. Fuentes then raised and broke the 1985 Derby winner and Horse of the Year.
Tom Durkin's acceptance speech for the Eclipse Award of Merit and transcript. read blog
Steve Coburn, co-owner/breeder of California Chrome, was effusive in praising fans.
Casual poll at Gulfstream Park asks, "Who do you like for Horse of the Year?" A majority put the most weight on the Triple Crown races.
The Kentucky Horse Country Trail is the first step in what organizers hope becomes a nationwide marketing initiative.
Providing a better way to tell the horse industry's story is the goal of a new non-profit organization that will become a central booking outlet for tours of Kentucky farms, equine clinics, and local equine attractions.
TCA's creation raised money and awareness. read blog
The annual TCA fundraiser is expecting to see record donations from its live, phone, and online stallion season auctions and auction of non-season item.
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MarketWatch has been integrated into The Blood-Horse. read blog
Insight from some of North America's top breeders. read blog
"He was a cool horse," said owner Joe DiRico. "They are all heartbroken at Keane Stud."
New York attorney Karen Murphy says the NYTHA board should not be investigating itself regarding a protest about how a November election was conducted.
The NYTHA election has raised a number of concerns. read blog
The European Commission confirmed it has taken action that essentially bans the import of all horse meat and meat products from Mexico.
Retired Racehorse Project to raise its stature by holding its marquee event in Kentucky. read blog
Mount Joy donation adds a bridge between racing and charity. read blog
National THA endorsement leads to criticism from its members. read blog
Hip 402, filly, in the Hill 'n' Dale consignment at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Tapit--Serena's Cat. Half sister to Noble Tune and Honor Code. watch video
Hip 377, Peace Preserver, War Front--Preserver, by Forty Niner. This mare is being offered for sale at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, in foal to Galileo. watch video
Better calls overall will be made if stewards have discretion. read blog
The son of Afleet Alex rolls from last to win by 6 1/2 lengths.
Tanma Corp.'s speedy Chitu won nearly gate to wire in a $100,000 Damascus Stakes that came up deep in talent Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park. The field included six graded stakes winners.
Two of America's best chances to wrest the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) from the firm grip of European challengers both reside in trainer Chad Brown's barn.
The daughter of Into Mischief is looking to extend a three-race winning streak and pick up her first graded stakes win.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred daughter of Empire Maker is approaching the Filly & Mare Turf in top form.
All four F&M Turf European contenders left quarantine Oct. 28 and got their first feel of Santa Anita heading into Breeders' Cup weekend.
Thirty-two horses in the Breeders' Cup cost $50,000 or less as yearlings. read blog
Dank is seeking to become the second two-time winner of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and the first to complete this feat in consecutive years.
The outcome of this year's New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association could significantly change the priorities of the owners and trainers organization.
The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees, and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations
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