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  • Joel Rosario and Forever Unbridled edge champion Songbird in the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Dual Jockey Fee Rule to Apply to Forever Unbridled

    California racing policy requires two jockeys to be paid—including any money for a top placing in the race—when the timing of a jockey change does not allow enough time for the replaced rider to find an alternate mount.

  • Untamed Domain training Nov. 1 at Del Mar

    A Lot of Animal Kingdom in Untamed Domain

    Untamed Domain's racing career did not start out quite as smoothly as it did for his sire, Animal Kingdom, but the big bay colt is steadily maturing and has earned himself a spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T).

  • Keeneland Begins November Breeding Stock Sale Nov. 7

    Keeneland has cataloged 4,147 horses for its 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale, the world's largest and most important sale of its kind, to be held Nov. 7-18. The sale's first two sessions on Nov. 7-8 comprise the premier Book 1 catalog.

  • An Unexpected Loaded Gun for the Classic?

    But let's start by being more logical. The Classic is simple: Arrogate or Gun Runner? That is where everyone will be focusing their attention. In the two previous showdowns between these two antagonists, Arrogate proved to be the fastest gun alive.

  • Imperial Hint is on the muscle as he gallops ahead of the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar

    Imperial Hint a Fortunate Impulse Buy for Connections

    Owner Raymond Mamone likes to race a horse or two with trainer Luis Carvajal Jr., and if the 2-year-old filly he planned to race in late 2015 had been ready, Carvajal might not be at the Breeders' Cup with Florida-bred Imperial Hint.

  • V. E. Day Relocated to Buck Pond Farm

    Buck Pond farm owner Doug Arnold announced Nov. 1 the addition of Magalen Ohrstrom Bryant's millionaire V. E. Day to his stallion roster for 2018. V. E. Day will stand for $6,500, live foal guaranteed.

  • (October 28, 2017) The Player, Calvin Borel up, draws away from Neolithic to win the Gr.2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland...
© Rick Samuels/The Blood-Horse

    The Week in Photos 10/31/2017

    Cox Plate, Twilight Derby, Hagyard Fayette, Racing Post Trophy, Tenno Sho, Bold Ruler Handicap, Turnback the Alarm Handicap, Athenia, Autumn Miss, Wong Chuk Hang Handicap, Yip Fat Handicap, and more.

  • Andy Barr

    Horseracing Integrity Act Reaches 100 Co-Sponsors

    H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives.  

  • Joe Harper welcomed participants to the Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse

    Passion for Sport Highlighted at Owner Conference

    The fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, co-hosted by OwnerView and BloodHorse, concluded Nov. 1 with presentations on the experiences of turf writers, the claiming game, and veterinary issues.

  • 2017 Breeders' Cup News Update Day 4

    Breeders' Cup News Update for November 1

    Claire Novak recaps the news of the day including morning appearances at Del Mar from Arrogate, West Coast, Collected, Mubtaahij, Abel Tasman, Skye Diamonds, Bolt d' Oro and more! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Orbolution wins the Aug. 31 P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    StarLadies Pick a Pair for Breeders’ Cup

    StarLadies Racing, a partnership group led by Laurie Wolf, has two 2-year-old fillies for the Breeders' Cup: Orbolution in Friday's Juvenile Fillies Turf and Stainless in Saturday's Juvenile Fillies.

  • Aidan O'Brien hopes to claim more Breeders' Cup trophies like the one he earned in winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Turf with Highland Reel and jockey Seamus Heffernan

    U S Navy Flag to Try Dirt, Mendelssohn Sticks With Turf

    With his Midas touch helping the stable to a record-breaking season, trainer Aidan O'Brien will veer from initial expectations with juvenile colts Mendelssohn and U S Navy Flag in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar.

  • 2017 American Horse Council logo

    New National Equine Health Plan Now Available

    The American Horse Council, in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state animal health officials, has announced a new National Equine Health Plan.

  • Nothing beats a mint julep at the Derby.

    What's Going On Here: The List

    Last weekend’s Wall Street Journal featured an article “101 Things to Do Before You Die (At Age 101). In that bent, we’ve thought this through and have come up with a few “Things to Do in Racing Before You Die:”

  • "60 Minutes" executive producer and Thoroughbred owner Jeff Fager gives the keynote at the 2017 OwnerView Conference

    Jeff Fager Gives OwnerView Conference Keynote

    Jeff Fager, the executive producer of "60 Minutes" and a Thoroughbred owner, told attendees at the fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 29 how his experiences at the racetrack had such an important influence on his life and career.

  • (l to r) Panel moderator Simon Bray, John Philips, John Harris, David Ingordo, and Alex Solis II

    Breeding Strategy Discussed at OwnerView Conference

    Despite the many tools available to help with breeding decisions, it's still important to know your horses and look at stallions. That was one of the many tips a panel of experts shared at the OwnerView Conference at the Del Mar Hilton Oct. 31.

  • Trainer Michelle Nevin kisses Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint contender By the Moon

    Emotional Breeders' Cup for Connections of By the Moon

    At the heart of By the Moon's Ballerina Stakes win was a brave comeback and an emotionally charged ownership change that caused a trainer with a modest stable to lose one of her two best horses and turned stablemates into rivals.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update Day 3

    Breeders' Cup News Update for October 31

    Claire Novak recaps the news of the day including morning appearances from Roy H, Highway Star, Queen's Trust, Wuheida, Whitmore, Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera, Curlin's Approval, Ribchester, and more! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Bucchero charges down the Keeneland stretch to win the Woodford Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths

    Stars Align for Turf Sprint Contender Bucchero

    The pieces of the puzzle that have aligned to allow Ironhorse Racing Stable's Bucchero to not only exist but to be a contender in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) are nothing short of incredible. 

  • Angles Galore on European Longshots

    This has to be one of the deepest contingents of European invaders, with a number of proven contenders, and a number of live longshots who could very well be sitting on a huge upset.

  • George Bolton (right) and other partners who co-own Lady Aurelia accept the trophy for her King's Stand win from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Royal Ascot

    Positives of Partnerships Discussed at OwnerView

    In the "Partnerships, Syndicates & Racing Clubs" panel at the 2017 OwnerView Conference, George Bolton, Little Red Feather's Gary Fenton, and Churchill Downs Racing Club's Gary Palmisano discussed their ownership experiences.