Veracity, a 5-year-old Distorted Humor mare offered as a broodmare prospect, was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent, for $460,000 during the late stages of Keeneland's January horses of all ages second session.
Frank Stronach Jan. 12 floated the concept of having a $12 million race in which the horse owners, as shareholders, would put up the purse money and share in all forms of revenue from that day's racing program.
Canadian Oaks winner Roan Inish, an Elusive Quality mare in foal to Arch, was purchased by Evelyn Benoit for $500,000 during the second session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale.
Photographer Michael Clevenger of the Louisville Courier-Journal has won a 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his picture of American Pharoah winning the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to land the Triple Crown.
California Chrome returns in the San Pasqual and more inside the January 16, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Multiple stakes winner Mother Ruth was acquired by Highland Yard for $420,000 during the second session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 12.
TCA adding enhancement of Thoroughbreds' market value to its mission. read blog
Long before Secretariat and Riva Ridge carried the colors of Meadow Stable to Triple Crown glory, those blue and white checkered silks of the Chenery family were made famous by one of the best horses of an earlier generation.
One of the richest schedules ever presented at Hastings Racecourse launches with the Sir Winston Churchill and Brighouse Belles (allowance stakes) on opening day, Sunday, April 17.
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Two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen is eligible for consideration for the Racing Hall of Fame this year after investigations in two states found no evidence of horse abuse.
- By Claire Novak
Raul Rodriguez, California Chrome's Main Man: Out of the limelight yet playing a vital role, one man provides day-to-day hands-on care for 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome. Watch Video
The year 2016 marks the centennial of the publication that proved to be the predecessor of Blood-Horse. Through the year we will publish frequent articles reflecting upon our history and progress.
M M G Racing Stable' Never Gone South and Harry and Tom Meyerhoff's Marengo Road are among seven 3-year-olds entered for the Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes, one of a trio of $75,000 races set to run Jan. 16 at Laurel Park.
Evan Hammonds updates us on the numbers following session 1 of the Keeneland January Mixed Sale. watch video
Virginia Kraft Payson sprang for three horses from the Sarah J. Leigh estate's dispersal, including session-topper Summer Solo for $700,000, to boost Keeneland January's opening session.
Jockey Nik Juarez found himself in the winner's circle six times during Laurel Park's nine-race program Jan. 11, capping off the afternoon with a victory aboard Escrow Kid in the ninth race.
Two back-to-back offerings from the partial dispersal of the Estate of Sarah J. Leigh became the new toppers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11 when they were purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson.
Exchange Rate, who has stood at Three Chimneys Farm for the last nine years and has sired 68 stakes winners, was euthanized Jan. 11.
A 2015 Arch filly produced from the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Atlantis was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $450,000 during the opening session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11.
Retired jockey Randy Romero is to racehorses what Evel Knievel was to motorcycles and Nik Wallendato high wires. Skill, injuries, and courage are imbedded like bone screws in his career and life.
Paris Bikini, a 4-year-old daughter of Bernardini and a half sister to grade III winner America, was purchased by WinStar Farm for $425,000 at the Jan. 11 session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
My Limit, the dam of grade I winner Birdatthewire, was purchased by Castleton Lyons for $350,000 during the Jan. 11 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Purse money for the 2016 Royal Ascot meet has been increased 1 million pounds (18%) from 2015 to a record 6,580,000 pounds for the five-day meet, the racecourse announced Jan. 11.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 480 entries for its 2016 Kentucky winter mixed sale, scheduled for Feb. 8-9, in Lexington. Sessions will begin each day at 11 a.m. EST.
The Thoroughbred industry has made meaningful progress in important areas such as medication, uniformity, and capitalizing on big events, but greater unity is needed going forward.
- By Steve Haskin
If California Chrome were on Facebook, here are some comments you might be reading, and I don't mean all those human run Facebook pages. I mean comments from the real thing. Well, so to speak. read blog
The last two races on the Jan. 10 card at Aqueduct Racetrack, races 8 and 9, were canceled because heavy fog and resulting weather-related safety concerns.
The Irish Turf Club honored Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney Jan. 9 for his contributions to Irish racing during the annual Moyglare Dinner at the K Club in County Kildare.
Undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Nyquist worked six furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Sunday morning in 1:14 flat as he prepares for his 3-year-old debut.
Kazumi Yoshida's Maurice has been named the Japan Racing Association's 2015 Horse of the Year and best sprinter or miler.
Momentum from the record-breaking Book 1 session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale carried over to Book 2 Jan. 10 with new benchmarks in average and gross.
Supplements to the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale can be viewed online on the OBS website.
Spirited bidding from a gathering of about 250 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center Jan. 9 bought $714,000 in stallion seasons to benefit of the Thoroughbred Charities of America.
Glenye Cain Oakford previews the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, including comments from Keeneland Director of Sales, Geoffrey Russell, and Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
He had new co-owners and new silks, but California Chrome got his mojo back with a powerful victory in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park, his first start off a nine-month layoff.
Speedway Stable's Collected made the most of his first start on dirt with a smooth victory from just off the pace in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds Jan. 9 at Santa Anita Park.
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart began 2016 the way his 2015 season ended -- with a victory in a graded stakes, this time the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale (gr. IIT) for 4-year-olds and up Jan. 9 at Gulfstream Park.
The Book 1 portion of Magic Million's Gold Coast yearling sale closed Jan. 9 with a Fastnet Rock filly selling for Aus$1 million (US$695,300), bringing number of seven-figures sellers to a record six for the four-day session.
Al Shaqab Racing's versatile Mshawish successfully transfered his graded stakes-winning form to the dirt Jan. 9, edging Valid by a head in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Markus and Ingrid Jooste's Legal Eagle silenced doubters when he cut back in distance to win the one-mile L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (SAf-I) Jan. 9 at Kenilworth.
Sheer Drama, an Eclipse Award finalist for champion older female of 2015, will race this year, trainer David Fawkes said Jan. 9.
Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva vied for command early and stayed on the pace before she took the lead off the turn and galloped away unchallenged to win the $150,000 Marshua's River (gr. IIIT) Jan. 9 at Gulfstream Park.
Lady Sheila Stable's multiple graded stakes winner La Verdad turned the $100,000 Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack into a cakewalk Jan. 9, and will have another start before being bred to Medaglia d'Oro.
Mister Lucky Cat, a half brother to grade I winner Girolamo and to grade II winner Daydreaming, has joined the stallion roster at Oklahoma Equine Reproductive Center near Washington, Okla.
Taylor Made Farm has released Ecatalog, an online catalog that includes photos, pedigrees, updates, and walking videos of each horse in Taylor Made's consignment at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Revolutionary, WinStar's multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, sired his first reported foal Jan. 8, when a filly was born at Rancho Ballena near Ramona, Calif.
Stroud's Lane Farm has launched a commercial stallion operation near Reddick, Fla., and will offer mare owners a trio of new stallions for the 2016 breeding season.
For the third consecutive year, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2015 with $9,399,425 in earnings.
Citing some revenue reductions, as well as the success of the program itself, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders' Association has informed members that breeder award rates will be cut by 2% later this year.
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