Spendthrift Farm's Cover Song had to wait out an extended inquiry, but her connections still got to celebrate her first stakes victory in the Santa Anita Park winner's circle Oct. 29.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will likely run double-blind quality assurance testing on its lab after the state’s Equine Drug Research Council approved plans to carry out such tests.
The 5-year-old son of Birdstone set a track record Oct. 29 at Keeneland, winning the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) by 5 3/4 lengths and running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.75.
O B Harbor, the 2016 Emerald Downs Horse of the Meeting, died suddenly Oct. 25 from a twisted intestine.
A plethora of horses pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup, or their relatives, are cataloged for the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 8-20.
From his Fair Hill headquarters Oct. 28, trainer Graham Motion talked about the group of horses he will send out for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. won the two graded stakes on the Oct. 29 Belmont Park card when he guided Lewis Bay to an easy victory in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) and Stallwalkin' Dude to a clear win in the Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III).
When Taylor Made Sales inquired last season about whether Jason Loutsch and his father-in-law, Dennis Albaugh, were going to offer their homebred half brother to Liam's Map at the yearling sales, the response was a prophetic 'Not this time.'
While many Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses already are in Southern California, several also wrapped up final serious works elsewhere Oct. 29, including I'm a Chatterbox at Keeneland and 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice at Belmont Park.
Horses on track at Santa Anita preparing for the 2016 Breeders' Cup including Gormley, Hoppertunity, and Masochistic
Masochistic worked five furlongs from the gate in 1:00 with jockey Mike Smith aboard in a relaxed manner that had all of his connections pleased with the Oct. 29 move at Santa Anita Park.
As the deluge of workers lined up, eagerly awaiting the second training session to begin near the top of the Santa Anita stretch, trainer John Shirreffs held back Jerry and Ann Moss' Gormley for a few minutes to let the track clear.
Dr. Mark Dedomenico’s Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center announced it will bring back the 2-year-olds in training sale that has been on hiatus since 2012 and will also add a horses of racing age segment.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist will not run in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). The multiple grade I winner exited an Oct. 27 workout with a "puffy ankle," according to a release from trainer Doug O'Neill.
Still full of antics but much more willing than in his penultimate move, reigning champion male sprinter Runhappy turned in his final work in advance of the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) when he drilled five furlongs in :58 2/5 Oct. 29.
Grade I winner Sidney's Candy, who has stood at WinStar Farm since 2012, will take up permanent residence at Ricardo Benedicto's Haras La Pasion in Argentina where he will stand during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Headed by seven horses in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), 74 horses that are graduates of Keeneland sales have been pre-entered in the World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in California.
A filly from the first crop of Hill ‘n’ Dale stallion Violence bought in July for $25,000 returned a quick substantial profit for her owner when sold for $190,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
If there is one aspect of Thoroughbred racing where you can say the sport has come a long way, it is the on-air presence of so many talented female analysts and interviewers.
Entries for the Texas Thoroughbred Association sale close Jan. 16
Margaret Hiers, of Marietta, Ga., is the winner of the California Chrome Breeders' Cup Sweepstakes it was announced Oct. 28.
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Undefeated Three Rules worked five furlongs in a sharp :57.64 at Gulfstream Park the morning of Oct. 28 in preparation for a scheduled start in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.
Westrock Stables' son of Medaglia d'Oro will start one more time this year.
Tepin was one of five horses trained by Casse being pointed to Breeders' Cup races who completed workouts Oct. 28 at Churchill Downs.
John Sadler chose to say on schedule instead of moving Stellar Wind's workout up because of looming storms in Southern California.
J. Keeler Johnson shares some thoughts on the Breeders' Cup pre-entries.
The upcoming mixed sales in Kentucky will be the first time we will be able to see a cornucopia of weanlings from stallions that entered stud in 2015.
At this relatively early stage, before the final make-up of the fields and post positions are known, it's best to merely formulate a rough draft of potential wagering strategies, and avoid getting "married" to any particular horse(s).
Twenty seven OBS graduates have been pre-entered for the 2016 Breeders' Cup Nov. 4 and 5 at Santa Anita Park.
In a record-breaking third quarter, Churchill Downs reports a 107% increase in net income when the three months ending Sept. 30 are compared with the same three months last year.
Brad Grady's Cool Arrow will try for a second straight stakes win when he faces an expected 13 other juveniles in the inaugural running of the $300,000 Spendthrift Stallion Stakes Sunday, Oct. 30 at Churchill Downs.
How is a California-bred filly, who died in 2005, the star of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic?
HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing's Living The Life (IRE) has been retired and will not run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), trainer Gary Mandella said Oct. 27.
Pre-entries for the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships were announced on Wednesday, with several Fasig-Tipton November Sale connected horses and sale graduates among them.
Lexus Raven Run, Athenia, Pin Oak Valley View, Rood and Riddle Dowager, Sycamore, Kikuka Sho, Cup and Saucer, Empire Classic, Empire Distaff, Maid of the Mist, Sleepy Hollow, Mohawk, Ticonderoga, Jean Lafitte and more.
Retired equine veterinarian Johnny Kirk Griggs, the owner and trainer of champion steeplechaser Warm Spell, died Oct. 19 in Lexington. He was 84.
The Breeders' Cup announced today the introduction of the Breeders' Edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championship Trophy, which will be awarded to the breeder of the winner of each of the 2016 World Championship races.
Footage from California Chrome's work on October 27, 2016, including comments from Art and Alan Sherman. Courtesy Los Alamitos Race Course
Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler, and Windways Farm's Catch a Glimpse and Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, trainer Mark Casse's two Breeders' Cup pre-entrants stabled at Keeneland with assistant David Carroll, both worked Thursday, Oct. 27.
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder logged what will likely be the final breeze of her career Oct. 27, in preparation for what should be her final start in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Nyquist's two-turn workout Oct. 27 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) didn't start off as planned, but trainer Doug O'Neill was ultimately OK with how the Uncle Mo colt immediately came out of the work--covered in dirt.
Cooler temperatures and the leaves changing colors signify the return of live horse racing to the Louisville area as Churchill Downs, the historic home of Kentucky Derby day, readies to open its 127th Fall Meet Sunday, Oct. 30.
With the potential of rain looming in Southern California, several Breeders' Cup horses got an early start Oct. 27 at Santa Anita Park, headlined by Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Breeders' Cup, Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
OwnerView announced Oct. 27 that the Long Island-based LNJ Foxwoods stable owned by Larry, Nanci, and Jaime Roth has been chosen as the 2016 New Owner of the Year.
Dolphus C. Morrison, breeder and initial owner of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, died Oct. 26 in Columbia, Mo. after a long illness.
California Chrome works six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 Oct. 27 at his base at Los Alamitos in preparation for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
This week is a recap of the 1988 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs, written by Kimberly Herbert with the headline "Mile After Mile" from the 1988 BloodHorse Breeders' Cup special issue.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak recaps day 3 of the Fasig-Tipton October sale including comments from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Darley stallion Bernardini had a big day at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale’s closing session Oct. 26, with two of his sons bringing two of the three highest prices of the day as the three-day auction ended on a solid note.
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