Aurora, a stakes-winning daughter of Danzig whose four stakes winners including successful stallion Arch, died March 3 after producing a filly by Empire Maker.
Might, a 3-year-old full sister to champion older male Blame, ran second at Fair Grounds Feb. 20 as the 11-10 favorite in her career debut.
Images from the Eclipse Awards. View Slideshow
- By Tom LaMarra
Another look at some head-shakers in the horse racing industry, which never fails to produce good material. Read Blog
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's aptly name Blame won the Eclipse Award for champion older male of 2010. The son of Arch capped his season with a neck victory over Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
One of the most hotly debated races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 17, with the announcement of whether it is finalist (in alphabetical order) Blame, Goldikova, or Zenyatt
- By Esther Marr
Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.
The exciting victory by Blame over the previously undefeated Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs has been voted the 2010 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame has been judged the best horse to race in North America during 2010 by the compilers of the World Thoroughbred Rankings, unveiled in London, England, on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Led by Horse of the Year finalists Blame, Goldikova, and Zenyatta, the finalists for 2010 Eclipse Awards were released Jan. 6.
Claiborne Farm will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
- By Steve Haskin
Quality Road will be remembered for his brilliance and personality. Read Blog
Todd Pletcher, Ramon Dominguez and WinStar Farm were the leading trainer, jockey, and owner, respectively, based on North American earnings in 2010, according to final statistics from the Equibase Company.
Reflect on the races that made headlines during 2010. View Slideshow
Michael Clevenger of Louisville, Ky., has won the 2010 Media Eclipse Award for photography for his picture of the dramatic finish between Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
A visual look at some of the top new stallions for 2011, including Blame, Quality Road, Lookin At Lucky, and more. View Slideshow
Jason Shandler looks at the likely 2010 Eclipse Award winners. Read Blog
Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with some of the new players in the Thoroughbred breeding scene. She also gets a close up look at a fox hunt in Kentucky. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve present And They're Off featuring Horse of the Year positions, 2-Year-Old Ky Derby Talent, Trainers and the Zenyatta Send Off. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Images of Blame's racing career and his new life at Claiborne. View Slideshow
Lenny and Steve present the post-Breeders' Cup edition of And They're Off featuring Zenyatta, Blame, Life At Ten, a review of the television coverage and more. Watch Video
Another look at some of the issues of the day, post-Breeders' Cup. Read Blog
2010 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame arrives at Claiborne Farm. Watch Video
With two-dozen farm employees looking on, Blame returned to the farm of his birth Nov. 12, and was installed in Buckpasser's former stall at Claiborne Farm.
There were plenty of memorable moments at this year's World Championships. Read Blog
Blame, Zenyatta, Goldikova are all ranked in the top 13 horses in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Blame's sire Arch, who also stands at Claiborne Farm, has his fee raised to $30,000.
Claiborne homebred Blame descends from a historic family associated with the farm for nearly 60 years.
With darkening skies creating an almost surreal atmosphere, Blame and Zenyatta put on a show for the ages in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Following an emotionally charged Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the question for those deciding Horse of the Year comes down to this: On what side of the "head" do you stand? Read Blog
Blame, who won the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs in what was his farewell race, was the main attraction at trainer Al Stall Jr.'s barn at Keeneland Tuesday.
If you take the emotion out of it, Blame is the clear winner... By Jason Shandler Read Blog
Adele Dilschneider's Apart, Blame's stablemate who won the $100,000-added Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs, may return in a grade I race at the track later this month.
Photos of the day two winners at the 2010 Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Blame, winner of Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been retired from racing for stallion duty at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.
Mike Smith reflects on the Breeders' Cup Classic to the media. Watch Video
Many wouldn't agree, but there were no losers in that spectacular photo finish at the end of this year's Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. Read Blog
The morning of Nov. 7 was unusually quiet at the barn of Blame, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic, and it was business as usual for trainer Al Stall, Jr.
As about a hundred racing fans gathered outside Barn 41 at Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 7 to show their appreciation for Zenyatta, trainer John Shirreffs reflected on the disappointment of the previous day.
2010 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame. Read More
Mike Smith's comments after the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps the events of Day 2, including Blame's win in the Breeders' Cup Classic over Zenyatta. Watch Video
Zenyatta's history-making winning streak ended by a short head to Blame, a homebred son of Arch for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider.
Lenny Shulman talks to Al Stall, trainer of Classic contender Blame. Stall also has J. B.'s Thunder in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Watch Video
Jason, Tom, and Evan analyze the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) featuring Zenyatta. Watch Video
Who will win the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic? Who will finish last? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community. Predict the Order
Jockey Garrett Gomez, who was taken to the hospital following a spill in the sixth race Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, has been released and plans to ride Friday.
Lookin At Lucky, the nation's top 3-year-old contender for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, got his first tour of the Churchill track under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez the morning of Wednesday.
Super mare Zenyatta draws post 8 in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I); pegged as the 8-5 morning line favorite to beat the boys again.
Ron discusses Blame, Goldikova, Informed Decision and Zenyatta. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
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