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.
- By Eric Mitchell
- West Region, Southwest Region, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
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
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
- Mid-Atlantic Region, Northeast 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
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