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  • Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

    When your horse starts displaying signs of colic—decreased manure production, a lack of appetite, or pain—your first call should be to your veterinarian. While some mild colics can pass without much trouble, other types must be diagnosed and treated quickly—medically or surgically—to improve the horse's likelihood of survival. ...

  • Simulcast Group Questions Characterization

    A war of words in a dispute between two cooperatives that negotiate simulcast fees continued Dec. 8 when the MidAtlantic Cooperative, which represents 23 racetracks, said Monarch Content Management misstated facts.

  • What Was the Top Race of 2014?

    Here is your chance to choose the top race of 2014. The BloodHorse.com staff had a tough time narrowing down this year's poll to just 15 races, but here they are and now it is time for you to select the best race.

  • Kodiac Sets Record for 2YO Winners

    Irish-based sire Kodiac set a Northern Hemisphere record for individual 2-year-old winners in a year when his son Cry No More debuted Nov. 30 in Sweden, becoming number 43 of 2014.

  • An Early Look at the Kentucky Derby

    We have already seen a number of promising two-year-olds stamp themselves as promising contenders for next year's Triple Crown.

  • Turkish wins the Valedictory Stakes.

    Valedictory Distance Just Right for Turkish

    Favored Turkish gave longtime owner Lawrence Cordes an early Christmas gift when he held on to win the marathon-distance Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) on closing day of the 2014 meet at Woodbine.

  • My Fiona wins the Soviet Problem Stakes.

    My Fiona Tallies Again in Soviet Problem

    Odds-on choice My Fiona registered the third stakes win of her juvenile campaign when she outfought a game Heat the Rocks in a see-saw stretch run to prevail in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Hokko Tarumae wins the Champions Cup.
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    Hokko Tarumae Scores Champions Cup in 3rd Try

    With two previous third-place finishes in the race formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt, Michiaki Yabe's Hokko Tarumae was too powerful this year and won the $1,638,183 Champions Cup (Jpn-I) Dec. 7 at Chukyo Racecourse.

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Strong Starlet Stakes Field Taking Shape

    Take Charge Brandi, the surprising winner of last month's 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will return to California for the $350,000 Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

  • EVA: A European Perspective

    An infectious equine disease is bad news no matter what language you speak or which country you call home. But between countries, regulatory bodies, and animal health professionals, there often remains a difference in perspective when it comes to handling these diseases.

  • Catholic Cowboy comes running late to take the Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes with Luis Saez aboard.
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    Catholic Cowboy Upsets Claiming Crown Jewel

    Catholic Cowboy recovered from two lackluster efforts at Keeneland in the fall to grind out a victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park, upsetting a group of 14 at odds of 17-1.

  • Tiz Midnight (right) fights off Warren's Veneda to win the Bayakoa Stakes.

    Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory

    Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos for former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert, when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6.

  • Stand and Salute and Russell Baze take the Gold Rush Stakes.

    Baze, Hollendorfer Team for Gold Rush Win

    Northern California stalwarts Jerry Hollendorfer and Russell Baze teamed up once again in the Gold Rush Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 6, when Stand and Salute held off Kentucky invader Broughton Kitten.

  • Eighttofasttocatch takes the Jennings Handicap for the fourth time.

    Eighttofasttocatch Goes Out in Jennings Win

    Sylvia Heft's Eighttofasttocatch put away his rivals in impressive fashion Dec. 6, cruising to an unprecedented fourth victory in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park while passing the million-dollar mark.

  • SA Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

    Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth.

  • Moriarty On Top in Kingston Town Classic

    Irish-bred Moriarty prevailed in a tight finish in the Kingston Town Classic (Aus-I) Dec. 6 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, besting Disposition and Elite Belle in Australia's final group I race of 2014.

  • Gervinho

    GII Winner Gervinho to Stand at Tommy Town

    Grade II winner Gervinho, the 2013 champion California-bred 3-year-old male, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., for a fee of $3,500.

  • The 16th running of the Claiming Crown will be held Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park, which will host it for the third consecutive year.

    Claiming Crown Overcame Obstacles, Beat Odds

    While other concepts in the Thoroughbred business failed to come to fruition, and other racing events came, went, were scrapped, and are generally forgotten, the Claiming Crown survived and actually has grown.

  • Impasse Unresolved for Mid-Atlantic Players

    It appears doubtful that an impasse between the company that controls the simulcast rights for Gulfstream Park and a cooperative representing 23 tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region will be resolved in time for the Dec. 6 start.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

    There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet."

  • TAA to Join Equine Practitioners Convention

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will participate in the upcoming American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention and Trade Show in Salt Lake City, UT Dec. 6-10, the TAA announced Dec. 5.

  • John Veitch

    State Appeals Latest Ruling in Veitch Case

    As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch.

  • KEEP No Longer Supporting Casino Legislation

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project's board is no longer supporting casino legislation in the Bluegrass state, but will support Instant Racing, a gaming form that has proven successful at two Kentucky tracks.

  • The American St. Leger at Arlington Park, won in 2014 by The Pizza Man, was upgraded to grade III status for 2015.

    Few Major Changes in Graded Stakes for 2015

    Eight races that carried listed status in 2014 will be upgraded to grade III in 2015, highlighting a relatively stable review of graded and listed stakes completed by the American Graded Stakes Committee of TOBA.

  • NTRA Advantage Surpasses $700 Million Mark

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that the NTRA Advantage program has surpassed the $700 million mark in sales of goods and services since the inception of the group purchasing arm in 2002.