Knocked from last year's Triple Crown trail by injury just two weeks apart, both Honor Code and Top Billing are nearing their 4-year-old debuts this winter at Gulfstream Park.
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice turned in his first breeze of 2015 on Jan. 22 in Aiken, S.C., his initial recorded move since returning to training in mid-November after a layoff at Three Chimneys Farm.
Sometimes it's easy. Sometimes it's not. The voting for 2014 Horse of the Year fell into the latter category, and the outcome surely will be debated for quite some time.
Daniel Dougherty's Ride On Curlin returned to the races in winning fashion Jan. 15, taking a six-furlong allowance optional claimer at Oaklawn Park by a head in his season debut.
Trainer Billy Gowan had several options for the 4-year-old debut of Ride On Curlin, but he decided to take what he believes is the path of least resistance: a second-level allowance Jan. 15 in the ninth race at Oaklawn.
The California Horse Racing Board is considering a rule change that would result in the scratch of a horse that has been gelded since his last race if that information is not disclosed well in advance of the race.
You voted for the top races of 2014, and the results are revealed in this slideshow. view slideshow
California steward Kim Sawyer said having the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the final race of the day this year created problems in publicizing the reason for the decision to take no action following the race.
Co-owners Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys released a plan Dec. 3 to have Palace Malice target five races in 2015, culminating with a run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Thirty years after winning the first Breeders' Cup Classic, Wild Again is still relevant, counting high-profile runners Bayern, Just a Way, Fed Biz, and Vicar's in Trouble among his headlining descendants in 2014.
Following the controversial non-call in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the California Horse Racing Board appears ready to change the rule that led to the decision. But it may take awhile.
Mount Joy donation adds a bridge between racing and charity. read blog
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern and Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) victor Constitution headline 20 horses nominated to the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Winner of the Metropolitan Mile (gr. I) and three other graded stakes in 2014, classic victor Palace Malice is ready to go back in training immediately, according to a Nov. 14 release.
- By Steve Haskin
If there was ever a stewards' decision that should have created a controversy it was the disqualification of Gate Dancer from second in the first ever Breeders' Cup Classic. read blog
After such a close Breeders' Cup Classic finish, one can only wonder if the outcome would have been different if California Chrome had not raced three wide through both turns. read blog
Lenny discusses the stewards' decision in the BC Classic, new seating at Churchill Downs, and follows up with Breeders' Cup star trainer Chad Brown. watch video
California Chrome will not race in Japan in December and appears to be done with racing for the 2014 season, according to co-owner and co-breeder Perry Martin.
But when you really think about it, all the uproar over the incident is not about Bayern's interference. It's about who he interfered with. read blog
Adena Springs has announced 2015 service fees for nine stallions standing in Kentucky, including new stallion Mucho Macho Man at $15,000.
Learn more about Zenyatta's life as a broodmare in this companion piece to 'Long Live The Queen," Tracy Gantz's Breeders' Cup longform at www.BloodHorse.com/Zenyatta. watch video
The Breeders' Cup is not only about winners. The losers also went into their races carrying the dreams of their owners and trainers. read blog
Following his game third-place effort in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), California Chrome will remain in training in 2015, co-owner and breeder Steve Coburn said Nov. 5.
- By Frank Angst
Frank Angst examines possible solutions to challenges with determining fouls. read blog
Better calls overall will be made if stewards have discretion. read blog
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Casino Drive||Kazuo Fujisawa||
|Champs Elysees (GB)||Robert J. Frankel||
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|Curlin||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Duke of Marmalade (IRE)||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Fairbanks||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Go Between||William I. Mott||
|Henrythenavigator||Aidan P. O'Brien||
|Raven's Pass||John H. M. Gosden||
|Smooth Air||Chad C. Brown||
|Student Council||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Tiago||John A. Shirreffs||
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