Latest News

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

  • Beholder was among those prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Oct 18.

    Bevy of Breeders' Cup Workers Hit Santa Anita

    The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning.

  • Noble Mission fights off Al Kazeem to win the QIPCO Champion Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-5x9x2MM">Order This Photo</a>

    Gutsy Noble Mission Makes All for Ascot Win

    Juddmonte Farms' Noble Mission led from the start in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (Eng-I) and showed the heart of lion in repelling the challenge from Al Kazeem to get the win Oct. 18 at Ascot.

  • Amanda Gillman

    Teenage Horse Lover Integral Part of Donegal

    As part of Donegal Racing, Amanda Gillman often goes to the track with her mother Paula when one of their horses is in action, and accompanies them to the saddling paddock, flanking the runner's right side.

  • Danny Boy (#4) finishes second to Lawn Ranger in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes.

    Danny Boy on Pitch for Breeders' Cup

    With an Irish-themed partnership, it was only fitting that Donegal Racing pay tribute to the Irish anthem by naming a runner after the song "Danny Boy." The colt has proven to be precocious and Breeders' Cup bound.

  • Father of Trainer Rick Violette Dies

    Richard A. Violette Sr., the father of trainer and New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association president Rick Violette Jr., died Oct. 17 after a brief illness. He was 85.

  • Big Night for Trout in Oklahoma Classics

    C.R. Trout capped a three-win night in the Oklahoma Classics Oct. 17 when Imahit went gate-to-wire to handily defeat favored Z Rockstar for a repeat victory in the $155,500 Classics Cup at Remington Park.

  • Carbohydrate Composition and Equine Digestion

    Carbohydrates, including starches, sugars, and fiber, provide horses with the energy they need to meet their daily requirements. But what type of carbs should you be feeding? High-starch diets, for instance, can increase the risk of metabolic disease, while high-fiber diets might better support horses' nutritional health.

  • Malibu Moon's Stud Fee Unchanged in 2015

    B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington announced that Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2015, the same fee he commanded this year.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Could Take Hronis From Claim to Fame

    With a pair of grade I victories under her belt, a track she likes, and early or tactical speed her rivals must contend with, Hronis Racing's Iotapa looms a threat in this year's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • WV Taking Industry Approach on Racing Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission is moving forward with a plan to fashion legislation that would allow flexibility on racing dates and perhaps new gambling offerings to generate revenue for the industry.

  • Goldencents (left) won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

    BC Dirt Mile Makes Impact in Short Time

    The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 3

    Join Lenny Shulman as he talks with the legendary Nick Zito. Zito talks through Keeneland's new track surface, shares thoughts on his top horses, and gives a tip on one of his top 2-year-olds.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Workers Union Sues Gaming Commission

    Unionized employees of Suffolk Downs have sued the Massachusetts Gaming Commission contending it violated the law when it selected Wynn Resorts for a casino license instead of the track's gaming partner, Mohegan Sun.

  • Holiday Star wins the 2014 Sycamore Stakes.

    No Denying Holiday Star in Sycamore Stakes

    Following a pair of nose defeats in his most recent tries, there was no denying Holiday Star in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) as he wore down favored Red Rifle in the final yards on a soft Keeneland turf course.