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  • Jockey Jose Ortiz is all smiles as Laoban broke his maiden and won the 53rd running of the Jim Dandy at Saratoga 7/30/16.

    The Week in Photos for 8/2/2016

    The Haskell Invitational, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, Nassau, Clement L. Hirsch, Bing Crosby, Jim Dandy, Bowling Green Handicap, Amsterdam, Monmouth Cup, Shuvee Handicap, Oceanport, Royal North, Molly Pitcher and more.

  • Brennan Stables Supports Ocala Initiative

    Niall Brennan Stables of Ocala has committed to a $10,000 gift in support of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's Ocala Initiative, thus completing the organizational side of the $200,000 initiative designed to advance equine research.

  • The A.P. Indy line is responsible for stallions Take Charge Indy, Power Broker, and Orb

    Here Come the Freshmen - Part 2

    In our first installment we focused on the new stallions with a half-dozen or more yearlings in the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale. Here we will look at 11 other stallions—those that had 50 or more foals in their first crop.

  • Neuman to Call Los Alamitos Fair Meet

    Veteran track announcer Bobby Neuman will call the upcoming Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course, the track announced Aug. 4. The 12-date season will run from Sept. 8-25.

  • A Long Overdue Thank You

    My intense feelings of gratitude to my wife and daughter, and all my friends and family who shared in the most special and memorable day of my career.

  • NY Daily Fantasy Law Targets Contest Sites

    A legislator who co-sponsored recently adopted legislation on daily fantasy sports said a line included in the new law aims to prohibit unlicensed horse racing contests that do not support the racing industry.

  • Peter Giangulio, who with his sister, Barbara Geraghty, owns Castle Rock Farm in Chester County, PA

    PA Awards Delay Is 'Killing Breeders'

    The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association is urging members and non-members to contact Gov. Tom Wolf to facilitate release of breeder and stallion awards that have been suspended since a new horseracing reform law took effect in late February.

  • Liam Benson

    Benson, 21, Seeks First Saratoga Victory

    Liam Benson, a 21-year-old student of the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program, is preparing for what he hopes to be the biggest victory of his training career when he saddles Expected Ruler Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Kentucky Derby week revenue increased this year

    CDI Reports 27% Increase in Net Income

    Continued growth in the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fueled an increase in earnings for the racing segment of Churchill Downs Inc. in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Daily Fantasy Sports Legalized in New York

    Daily fantasy sports contests are now legal in New York state under legislation signed into law today by Gov Andrew Cuomo, the eighth such state since January to give some level of lawful backing to the online gambling sector.

  • Wavell Avenue wins the 2016 Shine Again Stakes.

    Wavell Avenue Gets First 2016 Victory

    TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Wavell Avenue got to the winner's circle for the first time in 2016 with a significant class drop Aug. 3 in the $100,000 Shine Again Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Frosted and Joel Rosario

    McLaughlin Finds Race Timing Key for Frosted

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin believes a small tweak of adding more time between races has delivered big results for Frosted, who figures to be favored in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Guapaza wins the 2016 River Memories Stakes.

    Guapaza Main Threat in Waya

    Don Alberto Stable's Guapaza, an import from Chile trained by Chad Brown, figures to take the Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (gr. IIIT) a long way Aug. 6 at Saratoga.

  • Racing at Sunland Park in New Mexico

    NM Meeting Designed to Bring About Change

    The New Mexico racing and breeding industry recently held the first of what could become a regular series of meetings to address common issues, including equine medication and drug testing protocol.

  • before his work: silouette of his mane, ears, and forelock while standing in front of a light. Wise Dan before and after his 6 am work at Keeneland in preparation for the Maker's Mark Mile in April.

    Anne M. Eberhardt Photos Through the Years

    Anne M. Eberhardt, Blood-Horse Visuals Director, has been an equine photographer for 30+ years. Her images have appeared in publications worldwide and appear regularly on BloodHorse.com, in The Blood-Horse, Blood-Horse Daily and Keeneland magazine.

  • Legends: Jim Dandy

    When he won the 1930 Travers, he defeated "seemingly unbeatable" Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox by 8 lengths. The stakes race bearing his name is run each year at Saratoga as a prep for the Travers Stakes.

  • A vintage postcard of Ocean Downs

    CDI Eyes Maryland Presence With Ocean Downs

    Casino at Ocean Downs, a harness track on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, is in the process of being purchased by Churchill Downs Inc. and Saratoga Casino Holdings from Delaware Park owner William Rickman.

  • Leading India Sire Burden of Proof Dies

    Burden of Proof, a multiple group winner in Europe and a leading sire in India, died Aug. 2 at the age of 24 at Dr. Vijay Mallya's Kunigal Stud where he stood at stud, the farm announced via Twitter.

  • Caravaggio wins the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot June 14, 2016

    Unbeaten KY-Bred Caravaggio Aims for Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's brilliant juvenile, Kentucky-bred Caravaggio, the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is among the 10 entries for the €250,000 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh.