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
An oversubscribed field for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) includes last year's champion Dank.
Renowned golfer, owner/breeder shares his rules of life. read blog
Another indication of shifting sire power comes at Tattersalls. read blog
Golf Hall of Famer Gary Player offered inspiration and guidance to owners during his keynote address at the inaugural Thoroughbred Owners Conference in Lexington.
The Texas Racing Commission must prevail in a Nov. 10 hearing before it can begin accepting applications by racetracks to offer Instant Racing machines. The December meeting is the soonest applications could be accepted.
Out of 15 runnings of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), females bred in Europe have won nine times.
If O'Neill's positive holds up, California should make its own statement. read blog
- By Eric Mitchell
- Northeast Region, Mid-Atlantic Region, Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
A national event promoting second careers for Thoroughbreds, being held at Pimlico Oct. 3-5, will feature an interactive "American Idol"-type competition being streamed live on BloodHorse.com.
Recognizing veterinarian innovators Fallon, Lavin, and Bramlage. read blog
Two of three distinguished veterinarians being honored by the Thoroughbred Club of American, Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Gary Lavin, addressed medication use in racehorses during their acceptance speeches.
Former Blood-Horse librarian remembered for her skills and joy read blog
Growth in the median is the Keeneland sale's best news. read blog
The 22nd Owners' Day Sept. 13 features a 12-race card worth more than $582,000.
Super Saver's first crop began attracting attention at the 2013 yearling sales. His foals have only improved since then and have now placed the 2010 Kentucky Derby winner at the top of the freshman sire list.
Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, including the numbers and the top sellers, as well as comments from Mandy Pope, who purchased the session-topper. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Shared Belief is on a run that could steal away championship honors. read blog
European spending on U.S. yearlings is at its lowest since 1981. read blog
Racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. read blog
No getting around the need for a national medication policy. read blog
NYRA's Martin Panza said tracks need to focus on reducing race days or carded races in order to maintain quality for fans and bettors. He said the U.S. needs to build race days with national and international appeal.
Racing Medication and Testing Consortium executive director Dionne Benson discussed the implications of a British steroid ban on U.S. horses Aug. 6 during TOBA's annual members meeting.
Eric Mitchell recaps the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale, including the major numbers of the sale, and highlights some of the top hips. Watch Video
Eliminating race-day Salix is gaining momentum. read blog
John Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services on his expectations for this year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale. watch video
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning comment on the importance of the Saratoga Sale this year. watch video
Bertha Cochran Wright was the widow of Warren Wright Jr., whose father started Calumet Farm. She was an avid horsewoman and provided active support of many local charities.
Owner Kaleem Shah believes in giving horses time to succeed. read blog
Racing can't drop the ball on safety. read blog
Racing needs to break down the breakdowns. read blog
Yearling sales should benefit from purse growth and stability in major racing markets. read blog
Kaleem Shah's son of Orientate went from allowance winner to grade I winner June 28, taking the Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita Park over Cyclometer.
Grade I winner looking for the winner's circle after poor showing last time out.
The Jockey Club should push for more in-depth furosemide research. read blog
The Triple Crown is supposed to be hard; reform could ruin it read blog
Moyglare Stud's homebred wins his third graded stakes on the turf June 8 in New Jersey.
Cross Sabres Farm's son of Medaglia d'Oro has not been out of the money so far this year in five starts.
There will be no shortage of farms willing to take a chance on the modestly bred colt if he wins the Triple Crown.
The Korean Racing Authority paid for emergency brain surgery required for exercise rider Eric Jeyu. The rider is expected to fully recover.
Art Grace covered racing for The Blood-Horse for more than 30 years. read blog
California Chrome team puts sport in its best light. read blog
Recovering jockey Jose Espinoza has been empowered by his younger brother's victory in the Kentucky Derby with California Chrome.
Son of Galileo gets gutsy win by a neck over Storming Inti. Connections for the Glen Hill Farm colt believe he will just keep getting better.
Eric Mitchell recaps the 2014 Kentucky Oaks won by Untapable. Watch Video
Having watched his firstborn son survive multiple surgeries to correct a heart defect has given Joe Rocco Jr. a different perspective heading into his first Kentucky Derby. He's relaxed and having fun.
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