Shared Belief, last year's 2-year-old champion male, takes on older horses in the 1 1/4-mile TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Del Mar.
Turf champion English Channel has relocated to Calumet Farm near Lexington for the 2015 season.
Storm and a Half, sire of grade I winner Downthedustyroad, has been acquired to stand at Wade Feuring's Rockin River Ranch in Winterset, Iowa.
The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association has polled its members for their showing schedule for horses cataloged in Book One of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
Investec Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda looms large as the unbeaten favorite for the Aug. 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) at the prestigious Ebor-at-York Festival meeting.
Carter Sales Co.'s OKC summer sale Aug. 17 enjoyed resulted in record total receipts and a rise in average price, with trading at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds led by a Tiz Wonderful yearling colt for a sale record $67,000.
A memorial service for Rita J. Danley, a longtime member of New Mexico's Thoroughbred community, will held Aug. 21 at in the winner's circle at Ruidoso Downs.
Breeders' Cup Ltd. and Keeneland Association joined forces Aug. 18 for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or more widely called "Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host its next legislative briefing open to industry stakeholders and other interested parties Aug. 21 in the Del Mar Turf Club director's room.
The catalog for the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic yearling sale, which features 450 yearlings Sept. 29, is available to download.
If all goes well, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will begin his road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 30.
- By Steve Haskin
View images from Steve Haskin's feature about Thoroughbred Racing's all-time top sprinters, appearing in the Aug. 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. This feature will also reveal poll results from our community. view slideshow
The editor of Sydney, Australia's oldest continuously published daily newspaper has resigned to assume the position of chief executive officer at Thoroughbred Breeders Australia and Aushorse Marketing.
With its return to dirt racing this fall, Keeneland hopes to hear that greeting--cue Eric Clapton--from more horsemen interested in prepping their top starters for main-track races in this year's Breeders' Cup. blog
Oak Spring Farm, the 2,047-acre estate of the later Rachel "Bunny" and Paul Mellon near Upperville, Va., has been placed on the market at an asking price of $70 million.
Wonderful images from Arlington Park, Woodbine, Arapahoe Park, Hastings, and more! view slideshow
As a companion to the feature in the August 23, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse, Steve Haskin presents the top 10 sprinters of the last 50 years.
Racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing. read blog
Arlington, Del Mar, Saratoga, Woodbine, Arapahoe Park, Monmouth, Hastings & More
J. Keeler Johnson takes an early look at some of the key contenders in the Travers Stakes (gr. I). read blog
Equine locomotion seems like a sophisticated thing. All those delicate bones, joints, tendons, and muscles must move in tandem to propel the horse's large body forward at varying speeds.
If your horse had strangles, would you be able to tell? He'd probably have those token swollen lymph nodes and maybe a fever, right? It's possible, but researchers recently determined that these signs alone might not be the only ones that should prompt a strangles test. In fact, more than a quarter of the horses in their recent research presented ...
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