Keyword: Esther Marr

  • Keeneland November: Day 3 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the 2013 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, including comments from Tom Thornberry, Keeneland's Associate Director of Sales.

  • Fasig-Tipton November Sale 2013 Recap

    Esther Marr gives us the results of the Fasig-Tipton November Sale where 24 Horses sold for $1 million or more. Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning talks about being blown away by the results tonight.

  • Keeneland November Sale Day 1 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 1 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the sale of Plum Pretty. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Talkin' Horses: Haskin Breeders' Cup Insights

    Steve Haskin, Senior Correspondent for The Blood-Horse, was the guest on Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse live podcast 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 23. Haskin discussed his insight and thoughts on this year's Breeders' Cup.

  • Inspired by Lights (blog)

    Guest blogger Mary Cage shares the story of Lights on Broadway, a horse that was rescued from a near death experience, after which he inspired the foundation of a Thoroughbred non-profit organization.

  • Keeneland Sept Sale Wrap: Day 3

    Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including comments from Geoffrey Russell, Keeneland Director of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland Sept Interview: Tom Thornbury

    Esther Marr talks with Tom Thornbury, Associate Director of Keeneland Sales, about the non select sessions of the 2011 Keeneland September Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Video: Fasig-Tipton July Feature: Mark Taylor

    Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency explains the importance of the Fasig-Tipton Select Sale in July. Mark also explains the history of Taylor Made's 35th anniversary to Esther Marr.

  • Albarado Keeps Giving Back

    Beyond the Blinkers is thankful for Robby Albarado's selfless acts for children and the less fortunate. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

  • Courageous Comet Puts Forth a Stellar Effort

    I know this is old news now, but I had the opportunity to go out to the Kentucky Horse Park twice during the FEI World Equestrian Games here in Lexington over the last couple of weeks.

  • New Blog: Beyond The Blinkers

    This blog will take a look at some of my behind-the-scenes experiences while working in the Thoroughbred industry, and it will also include some of the rescue stories and triumphs in racing that often get lost in the shuffle.

  • Saez Has Back Pain from Delaware Spill

    In addition to being directly involved in an equine-related tragedy at Delaware Park May 26, jockey Gabriel Saez is experiencing prolonged back pain from the accident that has since kept him from participating in his livelihood.

  • Past Ky Derby Winners: Big Brown (Video)

    Big Brown, who is standing his first season at Three Chimneys, was last year's Triple Crown hopeful, as he won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

  • Wayne Lukas

    Oaks: Lukas Reveals Trio Attack Strategy

    For the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Lukas has not one, not two, but three fillies that are looking to take the lilies from overwhelming favorite Rachel Alexandra...or at least get a whiff of them by checking in second, third, or even fourth.

  • Inside Track: Go Green

    After watching a Discovery Channel show documenting how residents of Greensburg, Kansas, were rebuilding their tornado-ridden city as a "model green community," horse industry veterans Chad and Tammy Hassenpflug became determined to support that community in a special way.

  • Rachel Alexandra worked a very fast four furlongs at Churchill Downs April 27. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2F81492%2Fphoto%2F8045148%2F%3Fo%3D1">Order This Photo</a>

    Oaks: Rachel Sizzles a Half in :46 2/5

    Though her work was a bit fast for his taste, trainer Hal Wiggins was more than satisfied when his filly Rachel Alexandra made it back to the barn in good shape after zipping through a half-mile in :46 2/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of April 27.

  • Damon Thayer

    KY Senator Suggests Instant Racing

    Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer, who sponsored the legislation that resulted in Kentucky's Breeders' Incentive Fund, has inquired about another method of garnering funds for the state's Thoroughbred industry.

  • Stardom Bound will be looking for her 6th grade I win in the Ashland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7685851%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stardom Bound Looking for Sixth Grade I

    Although champion Stardom Bound is the clear choice for the April 4 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) opening weekend at Keeneland, the daughter of Tapit has her work cut out of for her when facing an accomplished field of eight other females looking to secure a spot in the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Michigan ORC Bans Steroids

    Michigan horse racing commissioner Christine C. White April 1 gave notice to the state's horse racing industry that effective immediately, the presence of anabolic steroids will be prohibited in all horses entered to race at any pari-mutuel track in Michigan.

  • Lone Star Park

    Lone Star to Fund Texas Charities

    The Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation for Grand Prairie, a non-profit organization, awarded $60,000 to 16 Grand Prairie, Texas charities March 12 during a ceremony at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

  • Jockey Club Research to Fund 17 Projects

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced March 13 that it will fund 17 projects in 2009 and that Dr. Paul Lunn of Colorado State University has been elected to succeed Dr. Larry Bramlage as the chairman of its Research Advisory Committee.

  • Loans to be Offered for Ice Storm Relief

    Kentucky Thoroughbred farms seeking financial aid to cover their immense repair efforts for damages caused by an ice storm the week of Jan. 25 could soon receive some federal relief in the form of a loan.

  • Davona Dale winner Justwhistledixie is the early favorite in Churchill Downs' 2009 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7836322%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Justwhistledixie Clear Choice in KOFW

    Justwhistledixie, an easy winner of the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, was a surprise favorite over morning line choices Stardom Bound and Rachel Alexandra following the March 12 opening day of betting in Churchill Downs' 2009 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.

  • Denise's Gift

    Inside Track: Gift of the Heart

    Even though Iain Holmes didn't pioneer the concept of using a Thoroughbred racehorse's name to raise awareness for a cause, the fact he's used that platform to promote the act of saving lives via organ donations still deserves some accolades.

  • Peppers Pride at Richland Hills<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7859862%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Peppers Pride: Happy to be in Kentucky

    On a warm and windy overcast morning March 6, trainer Joel Marr stood pensive in the shedrow of his undefeated modern-day world record holder Peppers Pride's new home at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills Farm near Midway, Ky. Although in less than 24 hours, he will be bidding farewell to the best horse he has ever trained, Marr approached the subject with ease.

  • Tom Knust

    Fairplex Welcomes New Racing Secretary

    Thomas Knust has been named racing secretary for the 71st live racing meet at Fairplex Park held during the annual Los Angeles County Fair in September, announced Mike Seder, association vice president and chief financial officer.

  • Keeneland Schedules Handicapping Contest

    On April 19, Keeneland will host the "Grade One Gamble," a live money handicapping contest that will send three people to the 2010 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

  • KY Puts Restrictions on WI Stallions

    Kentucky veterinary officials are now requiring that stallions coming from Wisconsin be tested for contagious equine metritis (CEM) prior to entering the state. The order, issued today by state veterinarian Robert C. Stout, stems from Kentucky's investigation into cases of CEM, which were first discovered in the state in December. This is the first official interstate movement restriction to result from the nationwide investigation, which includes 614 horses in 45 states.

  • Colonial Downs

    Colonial Sets Summer Racing Schedule

    Colonial Downs will kick off its 13th annual Thoroughbred racing season June 12 and will continue an eight week, 40-day meet through Aug. 4.

  • Fairmount to Host RACE Fundraiser

    Fairmount Park, which recently put in place a zero tolerance policy on slaughter, will host an April 23 fundraiser to benefit its newly established Thoroughbred adoption program, Racehorse Alternative Choice Environment.

  • Charles Town Increases Losing Mount Fees

    Charles Town jockeys will receive an increase in their losing mount fees beginning March 1 as a result of a new agreement between the Jockeys' Guild and the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association.

  • Luke Kruytbosch

    Kruytbosch to be Honored at AHA Gala

    The late Luke Kruytbosch, who served for a decade as the track announcer at Churchill Downs, will be honored Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. (EST) as the American Heart Association holds its 17th annual Crystal Heart Gala at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

  • Advances in Equine Drug Testing Revealed

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, trainer Michael Matz, and owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, have invited the public to attend a presentation by Dr. Lawrence R. Soma of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center and Dr. Scot Waterman of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.

  • Losing Mount Fees Increased in Iowa

    Jockeys at Prairie Meadows and the Iowa Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association have agreed on a new losing mount fee scale that will take effect when the track opens April 24.

  • Kelly's Landing won the 2007 Mr. Prospector at Gulfstream Park.

    Kelly's Landing Embarks on Second Career

    Kelly's Landing, whose career was highlighted by a victory in the 2007 Gulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), ran his last race Jan. 17 and is now enjoying some rest and relaxation.

  • Sherwin-Williams Renews NTRA Partnership

    It was announced Feb. 18 that Sherwin-Williams has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Under the terms of the agreement, Sherwin-Williams will continue as an official supplier to the NTRA through 2011 and will offer the equine industry savings of up to 40% on its products through the NTRA Advantage program.