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  • WinStar Farm Sets 2017 Stud Fees

    Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) victor Classic Empire, will head up WinStar Farm's 22-stallion roster in 2017 and stand for an advertised fee of $110,000.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos passed away at age 18

    Kentucky Derby Winner Monarchos Dies

    John C. Oxley's 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos died the morning of Oct. 22, after displaying signs of internal discomfort Oct. 21 and undergoing emergency surgery to repair a ruptured intestine. He was 18.

  • California Chrome Powerful Late in BC Drill

    California Chrome started slow early in his five-furlong drill under regular exercise rider Dihigi Gladney, but kicked into another gear in the long stretch at Los Alamitos and hit the wire in 1:00 2/5.

  • Winx distances her Cox Plate rivals

    Winx Easily Wins Second Straight Cox Plate

    As if winning 13 straight group stakes was not enough, super mare Winx delivered the most dominating victory of her career Oct. 21 in winning the W.S. Cox Plate Stakes (Aus-I) for a second straight year.

  • Champion Tepin Works at Churchill Downs

    In her first serious move since having her eight-race win streak snapped in the Oct. 8 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland, Tepin signaled she was "back to her normal self" when she turned in a solid four-furlong work in :48 2/5.

  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton October Sale Preview

    Claire Novak previews the Fasig-Tipton October sale, the last yearling sale of the year, including comments from Logan Payne of Taylor Made Sales. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Breeders' Cup to Livestream Pre-Entries

    Pre-entered fields for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on www.breederscup.com on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

  • Hawley Joins Jockeys and Jeans

    Sandy Hawley, a Hall of Famer member since 1992, has become a member of the organizing committee of Jockeys and Jeans.

  • Aikenite Gets First Winner with Hotfoot

    Maybe it was the extra distance or maybe it was the sloppy going, but in his third start Hotfoot became freshman sire Aikenite's first winner with a 9 1/2-length gate-to-wire romp in a $62,500 maiden claiming race Oct. 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Fernung

    Fernung Elected New FTBOA President

    Valerie Dailey, Brent Fernung, and Phil Matthews have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association board of directors, George Isaacs and Milan Kosanovich return to the board, and Fernung was elected president.

  • NTRA Updates Safety and Integrity Standards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors has updated its Safety and Integrity Alliance code of standards, requiring tracks to be in compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program by January 2019.

  • Golden Gate Fields

    NorCal 2017 Race Dates Remain Unresolved

    Members of the California Horse Racing Board made a commitment to decide the highly contentious Northern California 2017 racing dates dispute at its regular October meeting, but the regulatory agency could not reach a resolution Oct. 20.

  • Maria Borell and her father, Charles Borell

    Court Rules Borells Have No Claim on Horses

    Judge Peckler's ruling notes that Charles Borell relinquished his ownership claims in the horses in connection with an Alford plea of guilty to nine counts of second-degree animal cruelty on Sept. 29 in Mercer District Court.

  • Time and Motion with John Velazquez wins the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) presented by Lane's End at Keeneland on Oct. 15, 2016, in Lexington, Ky.

    The Week in Photos for 10/18/2016

    Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, E.P. Taylor, Pattison Canadian International, Buffalo Trace Franklin County, Futurity, JP Morgan Chase Jessamine, Knickerbrocker, Matron and more

  • Just Jack scores in an allowance race in July on the Laurel Park turf.

    Consistent Just Jack Set for Maryland Million

    Just Jack, a consistent 3-year-old homebred for Dr. Michael Harrison, will face the stiffest test of his young career Saturday when he takes on older rivals in the $150,000 Million Classic at a mile and a furlong.

  • Fasig-Tipton's October sale of yearlings begins at 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 24 in Lexington

    Malibu Moon Filly Tops F-T Pinhook Prospects

    A Malibu Moon filly, who likely could have been in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale had she not been dealt a setback, is the most expensive previously sold yearling in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton October sale in Lexington.

  • Songbird works at Santa Anita Oct. 20

    Songbird Works Fast and Easy at Santa Anita

    Week in and week out, Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Medaglia d'Oro filly goes fast and easy every time she breezes for her Hall of Fame trainer. Her Oct. 20 drill at Santa Anita Park was just the latest example.

  • Turkoman wins 1986 Marlboro Cup.

    A Look Back: Showdown in the 1986 Marlboro

    This week's Look Back is a recap of the 1986 Marlboro Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, written by Russ Harris in the Sept. 20, 1986 issue of BloodHorse.

  • Governor Malibu

    Governor Malibu Tops Empire Classic Field

    Things may not have gone as well as they could have for Governor Malibu in the Empire State's most iconic 3-year-old races this season, but in starts against his fellow New York-breds the Malibu Moon colt has been dominant.

  • Cricket Goodall

    Goodall Ready for Another Maryland Million

    Cricket Goodall has seen Maryland Million grow and flourish to become the second-biggest day on the state's racing calendar behind only the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and even serve as the inspiration for copycat events throughout North America.

  • Golden Gate Earns Safety Reaccreditation

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Golden Gate Fields, the historic Bay Area racetrack celebrating 75 years of racing in 2016, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. 

  • A case involving Corvus shed light on how Maryland stewards were handling medication violations.

    Maryland Backs Medication Penalty Model Rule

    The Maryland Racing Commission on Oct. 19 adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model rules on medication penalties—rules that most observers thought the commission had adopted back in 2014.

  • Horse Groups United in Ontario

    Horse people from the Quarter Horse, Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries in Ontario have joined together to form the Horse Peoples' Alliance of Ontario.