Retired equine veterinarian Johnny Kirk Griggs, the owner and trainer of champion steeplechaser Warm Spell, died Oct. 19 in Lexington. He was 84.
The Breeders' Cup announced today the introduction of the Breeders' Edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championship Trophy, which will be awarded to the breeder of the winner of each of the 2016 World Championship races.
Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler, and Windways Farm's Catch a Glimpse and Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, trainer Mark Casse's two Breeders' Cup pre-entrants stabled at Keeneland with assistant David Carroll, both worked Thursday, Oct. 27.
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder logged what will likely be the final breeze of her career Oct. 27, in preparation for what should be her final start in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Nyquist's two-turn workout Oct. 27 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) didn't start off as planned, but trainer Doug O'Neill was ultimately OK with how the Uncle Mo colt immediately came out of the work--covered in dirt.
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of Kentucky Derby day, readies to open its 127th Fall Meet Sunday, Oct. 30.
With the potential of rain looming in Southern California, several Breeders' Cup horses got an early start Oct. 27 at Santa Anita Park, headlined by Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, Breeders' Cup
OwnerView announced Oct. 27 that the Long Island-based LNJ Foxwoods stable owned by Larry, Nanci, and Jaime Roth has been chosen as the 2016 New Owner of the Year.
Dolphus C. Morrison, breeder and initial owner of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, died Oct. 26 in Columbia, Mo. after a long illness.
California Chrome works six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 Oct. 27 at his base at Los Alamitos in preparation for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
This week is a recap of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, written by Kimberly Herbert with the headline "Mile After Mile" from the 1988 BloodHorse Breeders' Cup special issue.
Despite a logistical nightmare in terms of the facility and weather-related disruptions, the Gulfstream Park West meet is slightly ahead of last year's pace in total handle.
Economic Model, second in the King's Bishop last out, looks like the clear favorite to capture the Bold Ruler, while Lewis Bay escapes grade I company and looms large in the Turnback the Alarm
The Noble Bird who turns jockey Julien Leparoux into a happy passenger is the one his connections hope shows up Oct. 29, when he headlines a field of eight entered in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) on the final day of the Keeneland fall meet.
Multiple grade I winner Forever Unbridled and stablemate Tom's Ready were declared "happy and healthy" by trainer Dallas Stewart after each threw down their final works at Churchill Downs Oct. 26 in advance of their expected Breeders' Cup runs.
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 26 the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
Led by North America’s all-time leading money earner California Chrome, an all-star international cast of 185 of the world’s best Thoroughbreds, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Spendthrift Farm's two best current racehorses will almost surely make their final runs on the racetrack during the Breeders' Cup Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park.
Mondialiste (IRE), winner of the Aug. 13 Arlington Million (gr. IT), is likely to bypass a rematch with champion Tepin in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park in favor of a start in the 1 1/2 miles Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
A state financial oversight panel has declined to act on a request from the state-controlled New York Racing Association to raise its discretionary spending limits.
Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) winner Texas Chrome put in his final official local workout on Oct. 24 at Remington Park and appears to be set to travel to Santa Anita Park for the Breeders' Cup World Championships in early November.
The smooth strides of Arrogate were in full effect during a busy morning at Santa Anita Park as the Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner turned in a handy six-furlong move in 1:11 1/5 in company with stablemate Mor Spirit.
Trainer John Baird secured the 2,000th victory of his career Oct. 24 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort when Monba Number Five posted a front-running win in the first race.
As the 80th fall meet of Keeneland Race Course got underway Oct. 7, we recall an Indian Summer weekend 32 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II came to visit Kentucky, spending a magical afternoon at the track.
The 5-year-old daughter of High Chaparral (IRE) wins Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a nose over Apple Betty (IRE).
A two-time allowance winner since moving to the barn of Chad Brown, Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables, and Bradley Thoroughbreds Roca Rojo broke through for her first graded win Oct. 23 in the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Curalina, Syndergaard, and other Todd Pletcher trainees put in Breeders Cup works at Belmont Park Oct. 23.
The Australian-bred 9-year-old Mossman gelding ran sixth in the Manikato Stakes (Aus-I) Friday, inspiring trainer Robert Heathcote to call for the end of Buffering's racing career.
Donegal Racing's grade I winner worked one mile at Belmont Park Oct. 23 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Oct. 23 that Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Found could make her first start on dirt against the likes of California Chrome, Arrogate, and Frosted in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Michael Dub, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith's Royal Posse continued to make hay in the New York-bred ranks Oct. 22 at Belmont Park with a sloppy score in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.
Eight months after breaking her maiden first time out, Up Hill Stable's and Head of Plains Partners' Lightstream earned her second graded stakes victory when she captured the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths over Malibu Stacy.
Admirals War Chest became the fifth back-to-back winner of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 22 at Laurel Park with a dominating gate-to-wire triumph in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired horses.
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Tourist and Celestine each worked at Keeneland for the first time since finishing third in their respective races Oct. 8.
The adjectives were flowing fast and furious from trainer Dale Romans regarding Not This Time after the colt turned in a visually-impressive five-furlong work in 1:01 1/5 Oct. 22 at Churchill Downs.
California Chrome started slow early in his five-furlong drill under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, but kicked into another gear in the long stretch at Los Alamitos and hit the wire in 1:00 2/5.
As if winning 13 straight group stakes was not enough, super mare Winx delivered the most dominating victory of her career Oct. 21 in winning the W.S. Cox Plate Stakes (Aus-I) for a second straight year.
In her first serious move since having her eight-race win streak snapped in the Oct. 8 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland, Tepin signaled she was "back to her normal self" when she turned in a solid four-furlong work in :48 2/5.
A whole seven days had gone by since trainer Graham Motion had won a graded stakes at Keeneland. On a damp day, Gestut Faerhof's homebred Quidura made sure to put an end to her conditioner's mini drought.
China Horse Club became the latest ownership group to buy a share of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, Frank Taylor of Taylor Made Farm confirmed Oct. 21.
On Oct. 22 at Laurel Park late bloomer Phlash Phelps will shoot for his second straight victory in the Maryland Million Turf.
If you are the company you keep, Paige should consider herself in good stead. The 4-year-old filly was second last time out to eventual grade I winner Al's Gal.
How John Sadler described Stellar Wind's workmate Oct. 21 at Santa Anita Park says a little something about the feelings he has for his champion Curlin filly.
Two weeks out from the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, state-bred runners have their day in the sun, as Saturday is Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park and also Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors has updated its Safety and Integrity Alliance code of standards, requiring tracks to be in compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program by January 2019.
Members of the California Horse Racing Board made a commitment to decide the highly contentious Northern California 2017 racing dates dispute at its regular October meeting, but the regulatory agency could not reach a resolution Oct. 20.
Judge Peckler's ruling notes that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership claims in the horses in connection with an Alford plea of guilty to nine counts of second-degree animal cruelty on Sept. 29 in Mercer District Court.
After KHRC Safety and Welfare Committee members deemed Kentucky's voided claim rule "virtually nonexistent," proposed language to put in place was the meeting's dominant topic.
Just Jack, a consistent 3-year-old homebred for Dr. Michael Harrison, will face the stiffest test of his young career Saturday when he takes on older rivals in the $150,000 Million Classic at a mile and a furlong.
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder may have shown a glimpse of what's to come in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) during an Oct. 20 workout at Santa Anita Park.
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