Tom Hall


  • Shakeel and Permian in their thrust-and-parry battle to the wire

    Shakeel Edges Out Grand Prix de Paris Score

    The Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained Shakeel moved into contention and two furlongs from the wire and engaged with Permian in a thrust-and-parry battle to the wire, where Shakeel prevailed by a nose in 2:30.42 over the good going.

  • Minding and Ryan Moore after their win in the 2016 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot

    Cartier Horse of the Year Minding Retired

    Winner of the Camelot Irish E.B.F. Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) at Naas May 1, Minding suffered an injury that forced her to miss a great part of the racing year as she prepared for a May 26 tilt in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1).

  • Senga takes the French Oaks by a length over Sistercharlie

    Senga Rallies for Prix de Diane Score

    None could muster enough to challenge Senga, as the striking bay blaze-faced filly passed the finish a length ahead of Sistercharlie in the Prix de Diane Longines (French Oaks, G1) June 18.

  • Brametot (red cap) just gets up to score in the Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) by a head

    Brametot Pulls Off French Classic Double

    Al Shaqab Racing and Gerard Augustin-Normand's Brametot added his name to the list of horses that won both the French Two Thousand Guineas and the French Derby in the final strides of the 10 1/2-furlong classic June 4.

  • Wings of Eagles wins the Investec Derby under Padraig Beggy (pink cap)

    Wings of Eagles Upsets Epsom Derby

    Padraig Beggy made his first ride in the Investec Derby (G1) a winning one aboard 40-1 shot Wings Of Eagles to provide trainer Aidan O'Brien with his sixth victory in the 12-furlong classic.

  • In a downpour, Enable and Frankie Dettori win the Investec Oaks at Epsom

    Enable Coasts to Victory in Epsom Oaks

    Juddmonte Farms-homebred Enable, a filly from the first crop of Galileo's son Nathaniel, won the Investec Oaks (G1) over favorite Rhododendron for trainer John Gosden. 

  • Ribchester opens up to win the Lockinge by 3 3/4 lengths May 20 at Newbury

    Ribchester Bests Galileo Gold in Lockinge

    Godolphin's 4-year-old mile specialist Ribchester returned to the home base of trainer Richard Fahey, who unleashed the son of Iffraaj for his European campaign in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) at Newbury May 20.

  • Brametot's connections celebrate his victory in the French classic

    Brametot Takes French Two Thousand Guineas

    Days before the Abu Dhabi Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French Two Thousand Guineas, G1), Al Shaqab Racing purchased a half interest in Brametot, who won the one-mile Prix de Fontainebleau at Chantilly in April. 

  • Churchill kicks away to win the Two Thousand Guineas by a length

    Two Thousand Guineas Falls to Churchill

    There seems to be little doubt that Galileo has a stranglehold on the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1) as a sire. His latest victor is the Coolmore/Ballydoyle star Churchill who took the May 6 running by a length as the 6-4 favorite.

  • Cloth of Stars wins the 2017 Prix Ganay

    Cloth of Stars Leads Big Day for Godolphin

    The winner's enclosure at Saint Cloud belonged to Godolphin May 1, as colts owned by Sheikh Mohammed's racing enterprise won all three stakes races on the Parisian racetrack's Monday card. 

  • Cunco Defeats Five-Horse Field in Classic Trial

    With little more than a month before the June 3 Investec Derby (G1) at Epsom, Sandown Park Racecourse staged its first flat group races April 28. Heading the card was the group 3 bet365 Classic Trial for 3-year-olds going about 1 1/4 miles. 

  • Hydrangea holds off her challengers in the One Thousand Guineas Trial

    Hydrangea Takes One Thousand Guineas Trial

    The offspring of Galileo belonging to the Coolmore/Ballydoyle connections finished on top April 8 Ballylinch Stud One Thousand Guineas and the Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

  • Long River wins the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Long River Leads Super Saturday Conquests

    The Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, out of the multiple grade 1-winning Awesome Again mare Round Pond, surged to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1).

  • Convey wins the Betway Winter Derby

    Convey Edges Out Winter Derby Victory

    Convey, traveling the most comfortably, nipped Pinzolo by a neck at the wire. Absolute Blast finished a head back in third and a neck better than Zhui Feng, who had another neck on Grendisar.

  • Nashmiah (inside) wins the 2017 UAE 1,000 Guineas

    Nashmiah Wins UAE 1,000 Guineas

    Trained by Nicholas Bachalard for Sons of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the homebred Nashmiah transferred her winning form from King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to win the 1,600-meter event.

  • Sh Juma bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Saeed bin Suroor & Jim Crowley accept the trophy for the Al Rashidiya Empowered By IPIC

    Godolphin Has Red Letter Day in Dubai

    Color the Meydan winner's circle blue, Godolphin blue precisely, as Sheikh Mohammed's racing pipeline provided a steady supply of horses to win five of the six Thoroughbred races on the Jan. 26 card.

  • The "beautifully balanced" A.P. Indy, a $2.9 million purchase, became a classic winner, Horse of the Year, and leading sire

    BH 100: Keeneland July Yearling Sale-Toppers

    Yearling sales have long been integral elements of the Thoroughbred industry, and over its 100 years of relating the business and pleasure of racing and breeding, The Blood-Horse’s coverage of these sales grew exponentially as the times changed.

  • 1968 Derby results cover of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: Long and Bumpy Ride

    The official winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby never wore the blanket of roses. He never stood in the winner’s circle to have his photo taken for posterity.

  • Kentucky Derby cover of the May 11, 1957 issue of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: The 1957 Kentucky Derby

    The 83rd running of the Kentucky Derby, however, is itself, a subplot in a much larger story, one that was revealed in the research for this BH 100 moment.