International simulcasting exchanges, Southern Hemisphere shuttling, medication rules, and new technologies for tracks and bettors all covered at opening day of the inaugural Pan American Conference.
Co-owner/breeder Perry Martin revisits the 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and looks ahead to California Chrome's future at stud.
Trainer Dallas Stewart talks about Belmont Stakes contender Tale of Verve after the post position draw. Watch Video
Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford talks about Keen Ice and the potential of derailing another Triple Crown bid. Watch Video
Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about Materiality and Madefromlucky after the Belmont Stakes draw. Watch Video
Comments from American Pharoah's owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin following the Belmont Stakes draw. watch video
Comments from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert at the Belmont Stakes post position draw. video
Blood-Horse new tablet edition opens a world of opportunities. read blog
Rhetoric interferes with equity regarding ADW in Indiana. read blog
Former Thoroughbred owner and breeder Eugene Melnyk is recovering well from a successful liver transplant he received May 19, according to the Toronto hospital that conducted the transplant.
Don't dismiss Belmont chances because of American Pharoah's Derby and Preakness final times. read blog
Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero suffered another health setback when a small tumor was discovered in his stomach while he was being screened as a candidate for liver and kidney transplants.
Thieves broke into the office of the Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown and stole about $300 and a TV.
America's dual classic winner California Chrome is among several international stars that have been pre-entered in the July 4 Coral Eclipse Stakes (Eng-I) at Sandown Park.
Kentucky Derby winner Ahmed Zayat lauds Churchill Downs' improvements for owners. read blog
Gunpowder Farms' 3-year-old son of Kitten's Joy wins his first graded stakes in his third lifetime start in the 1 1/16-mile turf event at Churchill Downs May 2.
Effort falls short in 2015 but advanced farther than ever this spring. Download Now
More stories, quips, and insights from this year's Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner held April 28 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Louisville.
Six-time French champion jockey Christophe Soumillon and rising U.S. rider Florent Geroux will be making their first Kentucky Derby starts May 2.
A lively exchange between Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas energized the annual Kentucky Derby Trainers' Dinner April 28.
Kentucky Derby contenders have strong ties to previous Derbys through their sires. read blog
The son Street Sense will ship to Churchill Downs April 24. Elvis Trujillo has the mount in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Unbridled, Carl Nafzger, and Frances Genter captured the nation's heart. read blog
Southern California trainer Bob Baffert looks to start his third Kentucky Derby favorite since 2000. Read blog.
Fasig-Tipton's retreat from Texas is more bad news. read blog
TOBA initiatives aim to improve owners' experiences at the track. read blog
Chuck Simon recalls the valuable lessons from Allen Jerkens. read blog
All eyes will be on Ruidoso Downs' promising new rules to deter cheating. read blog
Tom Albertrani breaks an 0-fer streak at Gulfstream with three wins March 7. read blog
Legislation that would put a constitutional amendment legalizing pari-mutuel wagering to a vote in 2016 passed an important Georgia Senate committee March 4. The full Senate may consider the bill next week.
Editorial integrity remains an integral part of Blood-Horse. read blog
States need to make multiple medication violation policy a priority. read blog
NYTHA needs to rerun its fall election read blog
Veterinarians bear responsibility in drug positives. read blog
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association faces a second lawsuit challenging the legality of a 10% administrative fee the association gets from state incentive awards.
Several sire list improvements arrive with 2015. read blog
Racing doesn't need to destroy itself to thrive. read blog
The Florida horseman helped select Kentucky Derby winner Spend a Buck as a yearling for friend Dennis Diaz. Fuentes then raised and broke the 1985 Derby winner and Horse of the Year.
Tom Durkin's acceptance speech for the Eclipse Award of Merit and transcript. read blog
Steve Coburn, co-owner/breeder of California Chrome, was effusive in praising fans.
Casual poll at Gulfstream Park asks, "Who do you like for Horse of the Year?" A majority put the most weight on the Triple Crown races.
The Kentucky Horse Country Trail is the first step in what organizers hope becomes a nationwide marketing initiative.
Providing a better way to tell the horse industry's story is the goal of a new non-profit organization that will become a central booking outlet for tours of Kentucky farms, equine clinics, and local equine attractions.
TCA's creation raised money and awareness. read blog
The annual TCA fundraiser is expecting to see record donations from its live, phone, and online stallion season auctions and auction of non-season item.
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MarketWatch has been integrated into The Blood-Horse. read blog
Insight from some of North America's top breeders. read blog
"He was a cool horse," said owner Joe DiRico. "They are all heartbroken at Keane Stud."
New York attorney Karen Murphy says the NYTHA board should not be investigating itself regarding a protest about how a November election was conducted.
The NYTHA election has raised a number of concerns. read blog
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