As the 80th fall meet of Keeneland Race Course got underway Oct. 7, we recall an Indian Summer weekend 32 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II came to visit Kentucky, spending a magical afternoon at the track.
The Equine Rosie the RIveter
Growth of Eclipse Press
Ruffian's brilliance dazzled but burned out much too quickly
- By Adam Spradling
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Ed Bowen guides us through the rich history of BloodHorse's coverage of the Thoroughbred industry.
Precious few fillies have found success in the Run for the Roses
A few select moments from racing's history through the decades, found in our Aug. 6 issue of BloodHorse.
- By Steve Haskin
The more people I come in contact with the more I discover how many are not aware of the history of Saratoga.
The Blood-Horse has always played the Blue Grass Stakes close to the vest
Joseph A. Estes' AEI successfully helps compare stallions of all eras
The meeting between Seabiscuit, War Admiral was covered throughout 1938
In August 1936, Warren Wright, only five years into transitioning his father’s Calumet Farm from Standardbreds to Thoroughbreds, made a decision with far-reaching implications.
Florida thrives with growth of juvenile market
The birth of the National Association of State Racing Commissioners
- By Steve Haskin
I was cheering the most for Damascus' rare accomplishment of going over the $1 million mark in earnings, becoming only the eighth millionaire in racing history. read blog
Following Humphrey S. Finney's statistical footsteps
Hialeah's signature 3-year-old event was among nation's best
The Feb. 6, 1954, issue of The Blood-Horse reported the Jan. 30 death of 28-year-old broodmare La Troienne at Greentree Stud.
With the 45th Eclipse Awards having taken place Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, it's remarkable the changes in the event—and coverage—since the inaugural "Winner’s Circle Awards" dinner took place at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York Jan. 26, 1972.
Blood-Horse's long history is rooted in a boom time for racing. read blog
For 37 years, the gates to racing's pantheon have remained shut, rusted with time, leaving a number of fallen heroes strewn along its steps. read blog
Don't dismiss Belmont chances because of American Pharoah's Derby and Preakness final times. read blog
A historical race sequence for Thunder Gulch's Kentucky Derby win on May 6, 1995. view slideshow
Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park. watch video
Kentucky Horse Park Museum Director Bill Cooke expands on the historical significance and dominance of Calumet Farm and talks about their trophy collection on display at the Kentucky Horse Park. Read more on the history of Calumet in our online feature Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend.
A historical look at the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the second jewel of the Triple Crown. view infographic
A historical look at the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prior to California Chrome's victory. view infographic
A historical look at the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). view infographic
A historical look at the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I). view infographic
A historical look at the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). view infographic
A historical look at the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I). view infographic
View highlights from Ramon Dominguez's career as a jockey. view slideshow
The 2013 Triple Crown left us much to celebrate. read blog
Trainer Doug Davis made everyone's life more interesting. He was a big man with a thunderous voice and a gaudy appetite for life. read blog
Cot Campbell gives a behind-the-scenes look at the career of trainer Buddy Raines. read blog
With a big Memorial Day weekend of racing on tap, I am reminded of a bygone era when both media and horses were treated differently. Read Blog
The 45th renewal of the New York Breeders' Futurity, set to be held Oct. 6 at Finger Lakes Racetrack, offers the largest purse in the history of the Western New York track with $269,200 available to New York-bred 2-year-olds sprinting six furlongs over the dirt.
Oakhurst, a graded stakes-placed son of Dynaformer, will stand at History Stallion Station near Hobbs, N.M.
The great Citation began his 1948 Horse of the Year campaign with a victory in allowance company at Hialeah.
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