In his second Olympic competition in eventing, rider Boyd Martin will pair with off-track Thoroughbred Blackfoot Mystery for the competition set to begin Saturday, Aug. 6.
A professor of veterinary anatomy, Dr. Susan Stover was notified this week that she has been selected for induction into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame.
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.
Whitney Day is the second-biggest day of the meet, and the 11-race card doesn't disappoint.
Shade Tree Thoroughbreds' Three Rules, an easy winner of his first two starts, figures to garner much of the attention in the $200,000 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes for 2-year-olds Aug. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
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.
New systems are in place to monitor the quality of black-type stakes
Gamble's Ghost is looking to move forward from a seventh-place finish in the Queen's Plate July 3.
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.
Racing took full advantage of a five-weekend month of July but the gains in pari-mutuel handle and purses appear to go beyond kindness of the calendar.
Six runners from the Oceanside Stakes will try the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).
GMB Racing's Mo Tom, entered in the Aug. 6 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), will pass on the race, trainer Tom Amoss said Aug. 4.
Kent Hollingsworth's column key to publication's 100th anniversary
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.
Jerkens cannot help but recall his father's Hall of Fame career throughout the prestigious summer meet.
Fox Hill Farms' champion Songbird returned to the worktab for the first time since her victory in the Coaching Club American Oaks for what trainer Jerry Hollendorfer described as a "perfect work."
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.
Two stakes-placed fillies, a recent maiden winner, and three maidens are entered to go to the gate in the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Del Mar.
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.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced the regional owners and state and Canadian breeders that will be recognized at its National Awards Dinner Sept. 10 at Stonestreet Farm in Lexington.
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.
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.
Off the Tracks will have to hold off fellow graded stakes winners Lewis Bay and Lightstream in a tough tussle in the seven-furlong Longines Test Stakes
In an effort to consolidate its operations at one of its two Central Kentucky locations, Walmac Farm will put its storied 248-acre Paris Pike property on the market.
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.
How Thoroughbred racing classifies its best worldwide
Keeneland has cataloged 4,479 yearlings for its September yearling sale, which will cover 13 days from Sept. 12-25.
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.
Racetrack and casino owner Penn National Gaming announced Aug. 3 that it acquired Rocket Games, a leading developer of social casino games, for approximately $60 million cash.
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.
Alexis Renault will work closely with Bernard Salvat through 2016, then replace Salvat when he retires in 2017.
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.
Godolphin Stables' Frosted made history in his last start, and those fortunate enough to watch him rumble are anticipating his return in the Aug. 6 Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
East Boston, Mass. track will host the second of three scheduled live racing weekends.
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.
Multiple graded stakes winners Camelot Kitten and Airoforce top the field for the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.
Ramon Dominguez isn't riding in races anymore, but after avoiding the track for some time after a racing accident in January 2013, he is very active again in the sport he dominated for years.
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.
Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will be in the spotlight Aug. 6 with its $1.65 million all-stakes program featuring the West Virginia Derby. But on a day-to-day basis, the track continues to struggle in a difficult economic environment.
In celebration of Blood-Horse’s 100th anniversary, the following slide show examines how the cover of the magazine has evolved since 1916
Kent Hollingsworth, editor of The Blood-Horse from 1963-87, a 'most unforgettable character'
On behalf of the entire BloodHorse staff, I am pleased to share with you our 100th year anniversary issue.
Ralph Evans and WinStar Farm's Upstart is on point for the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course, but trainer Rick Violette Jr. is well aware of the competition.
Two and half months after entering into an agreement to buy Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland from Penn National Gaming Inc., The Stronach Group announced Aug. 2 it has closed the deal.
Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate looks to bounce back from a fifth-place finish in the Fleur de Lis Stakes (gr. II) when she returns for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is hosting a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic Aug. 8-9 and an Ownership Seminar Aug. 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion and Saratoga Race Course, respectively.
Spendthrift Farm confirmed the sale and relocation of second-crop sires Victor's Cry and Wilburn from its stallion station near Lexington.
A well-timed ride from Luis Contreras propelled Breaking Lucky to his first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Seagram Cup (Can-III) Aug. 1 at Woodbine.
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