Due to stabling concerns in Southern California as result of the Breeders' Cup World Championships being held at Santa Anita Park, Barretts Equine is moving its October yearling sale back to the Los Angeles Fairgrounds.
What makes these two Bernardinis (Zulu and Shagaf) so special and why would anyone gamble on a pair of horses who are unproven in stakes company and basically bucking history, with so few races? read blog
A pair of unbeaten 3-year-olds -- Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen and Reddam Racing's champion Nyquist -- are rated as the top individual horses on the morning-line for the second Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen, undefeated winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 30 in his sophomore debut, sparkled in his return to the work tab Friday morning.
- By Frank Angst
I enjoyed catching up with owner-breeder Dennis Drazin last week for a Winner's Circle feature in the Feb. 13 Blood-Horse magazine. read blog
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs. read blog
In her fourth mount, apprentice Rosie Higgins broke her maiden in the second race at Santa Anita Park Feb. 11 aboard Blue Law.
Two prominent employees of the New York Racing Association are leaving their positions in February. Director of communications John Durso Jr. and chief security officer George Venizelos have taken private-sector jobs.
With an early deadline rescinded, Texas racetracks will run through the end of the month. Meanwhile another racing commission vote on historical racing is coming Feb. 18.
John C Oxley's Airoforce has done little wrong in his career.
Trainer Graham Motion and owner Team Valor International, who teamed to win the 2011 Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom before later going their separate ways, are back with another promising 3-year-old in Kasseopia.
The Japan Racing Association has suspended jockey Luis Contreras for the use of the painkiller oxycodone, according to a Feb. 11 report from Sports Hochi.
After a worldwide search saw applications submitted from nearly every continent, the management of Santa Anita Park has invited two international race callers to join the audition process later in February.
The New Mexico Racing Commission has elected Ray Willis of Roswell to serve as its chairman. Willis replaces Robert Doughty III of Albuquerque, who will remain on the commission.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) featuring Hot City Girl, Lady Sabelia, and Princess Violet. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) featuring Hot City Girl, Lady Sabelia, and Princess Violet. Sponsored by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Barbara Fritchie.
Team O'Neill hopes to get another Paul Reddam-owned colt, Frank Conversation, on the Triple Crown trail in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 13 at Golden Gate Fields.
Grade I winner Birdatthewire will make her second start of 2016 in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 13 at Santa Anita Park.
It's difficult trying to pick the winning Kentucky Derby horse at this early date. But what about trying to pick the winning trainer? read blog
After Mshawish become a graded winner on dirt as well as turf last weekend, the same connections are looking to repeat the feat with Sandiva in Saturday's $200,000 Royal Delta (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Whatawonderflworld hasn't raced on the dirt, but trainer Mark Casse is hopeful the Tiz Wonderful gelding puts in a good showing in the Feb. 13 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Tampa Bay Downs.
Om, Prospect Park, and Bolo are scheduled to make their 4-year-old debuts in the Arcadia Stakes, but they'll all be encountering older horses for the first time.
Rafting will try to open his 3-year-old season in similar fashion against an expected six other sophomores in the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs.
A bill that would provide a tax break for Kentucky's horse industry advanced Feb. 10, when the Kentucky House Agriculture Committee unanimously approved HB 112.
Horse of the year finalists are California Chrome, Gimme Da Lute, and Spanish Queen.
The $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Feb. 13 Tampa Bay Downs card attracted a dozen older turf runners, headed by graded stakes winners Old Time Hockey, War Correspondent, and Reload.
Looking to launch a campaign that could include another run at the boys at Keeneland in the Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) this spring, trainer Mark Casse has entered Tepin in the Feb. 13 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay.
Hot City Girl enters the seven-furlong Barbara Fritchie off a second-place finish in the Dec. 26 La Brea (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, which followed three consecutive victories by a combined 14 lengths.
This week we take a closer look at Mor Spirit, winner of the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) on Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
Multiple stakes winner Discreetness worked an easy half-mile in :50 over a fast track Feb. 10 at Oaklawn Park, his final major move for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) coming up Feb. 15.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's executive committee has unanimously approved a measure to designate retired jockey Ramon Dominguez as eligible for Hall of Fame consideration beginning in 2016.
Jockey Calvin Borel said the key to their success together was to allow Rachel Alexandra to be the boss. She knew she could handle fractions that often seemed impossibly fast. His biggest job was to stay out of the way.
A year after he was diagnosed with acute promyeloctic leukemia, Mike Hushion is back where he belongs -- training horses like grade I winner Princess Violet, who runs in the Feb. 13 Barabara Fritchie (gr. II).
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Team Valor International's Euro Charline will prep in the United Arab Emirates for the $6 million Dubai Turf (UAE-I) rather than in England as initially planned because of the availability of jockey Ryan Moore.
Tom LaMarra recaps Day 2 of the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning and Gainesway manager Neil Howard. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency. Watch Video
Tom LaMarra recaps Day 2 of the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale, including comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning and Gainesway manager Neil Howard. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale concluded Feb. 9 with across-the-board declines as buyers continued to be selective and competitive on the upper echelon horses and little demand for lesser quality offerings.
The fourth annual Fantasy Derby Challenge, a free handicapping contest presented by WinStar StableMates, starts Friday, Feb. 12.
Florida horse racing and breeding interests made their case against decoupling Feb. 9 during a House Regulatory Affairs Committee meeting, but lawmakers voted to move the legislation forward.
The Dubai Racing Club asks trainer Alan Sherman a few questions about how California Chrome looks leading up to the Dubai World Cup. Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
Graded stakes winner Flashy American and stakes-winning Funfair sold in quick succession for $395,000 and $350,000, respectively, Feb. 9 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale
The Dubai Racing Club asks trainer Alan Sherman a few questions about how California Chrome looks leading up to the Dubai World Cup. Video courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host the Rood & Riddle Report Live, an educational seminar for people engaged in the equine industry, Feb. 25 at Embassy Suites in Lexington.
The Minnesota Thoroughbred Association Feb. 9 announced several incentives for those who breed in Minnesota, including bonuses for graduates of the MTA auction and a new stakes for eligible 2-year-olds.
How many ways can the racing industry find to undermine its own efforts? Sadly, too many. read blog
Horse Racing Radio Network will again serve as the exclusive radio home for five of the remaining events in the 2016 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.
Mshawish wins the Donn...on to Dubai and more inside the February 13, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Rockridge Stud celebrated a remarkable new arrival on Jan. 24 when Pincesspatseattle foaled a rare white Thoroughbred colt. America's Best Racing took a trip to the New York farm to meet the son of Honorable Dillon.
Australian auction company Inglis has appointed Craig "Boomer" Rounsefell as the company's representative in North America.
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