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Frac Daddy Good Fit in Mating That Produced Daddysruby

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
Porter on Pedigrees

Regal Bloodlines Hold Promise in Japan's Hopeful Stakes

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
The regal bloodlines of Shin Emperor and Gonbade Qabus stand out among the 2-year-olds set for the Dec. 28 Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse.

Q&A: Old Friends' Blowen on Channel Maker, Red Knight

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
Red Knight and Channel Maker, once rivals on the racetrack, have become pasture mates at Old Friends, where they will serve as ambassadors for the responsible retirement of racehorses to the upwards of 20,000 visitors the farm receives each year.

English Channel Colt Running Bee Leads Fort Lauderdale

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
Progeny of the late English Channel have made more than $6.8 million on grass in 2023. On Dec. 30, one of his sons, Running Bee, jumps into stakes company at Gulfstream Park to compete in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (G2T).

BH Survey: Industry Panel Discusses Racing Surfaces

Thu, 2023-12-28 05:19
Part One of BloodHorse's 2023 year-end survey.

Solid Handle, Large Crowd Greet Return of Santa Anita

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Santa Anita Park's Classic Meet opener Dec. 26 proved a rousing success, as an on-track crowd of 37,143 contributed to all-sources handle of $18.3 million, which rates as the best handle ever among a total of 17 opening dates conducted on a Tuesday.

Tenacious Watsonville Takes Mathis Mile by a Nose

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Watsonville shook off two unsuccessful attempts in graded stakes and proved that graded company is where he belongs with a gutsy win in the one-mile, $200,000 Santa Anita Mathis Mile Stakes (G2T) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Daddysruby Outlasts Big Pond in La Brea Thriller

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
In a battle of California-breds, Daddysruby set a hot pace and lasted by a nose over Big Pond to win the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (G1) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Speed Boat Beach Tops Baffert Exacta in Malibu Stakes

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Speed Boat Beach, a 3-year-old son of Bayern, held off a tenacious Hejazi to win by 1 1/2 lengths and capture his first grade 1 win for Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who also trains Hejazi.

Newgrange Draws Off for Decisive Score in San Antonio

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Newgrange closed the 2023 season the same way he opened it—with a grade 2 victory at Santa Anita Park.

Late-Running Easter Continues Ascent in San Gabriel

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Closing from last, Madaket Stables' Easter outfinished Missed the Cut and Tio Magico to win the $200,500 San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

Anisette Closes 2023 With Impressive American Oaks Win

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Anisette closed her strong 3-year-old season in style by seizing the lead from front-running Be Your Best in mid-stretch and then drawing off to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 American Oaks (G1T) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

O'Connor Back for Another Try in Harlan's Holiday

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Four weeks before the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, 11 older horses take aim at Gulfstream's Pegasus prep, the $150,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (G3) Dec. 30.

Oaklawn's Jackson to be Inducted Into AR Hall of Fame

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Longtime Oaklawn executive Eric Jackson will be inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame next year, becoming the eighth Oaklawn-related figure to receive the honor.

Hernandez Pursues Second Consecutive Classic Meet Title

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Santa Anita's traditional Classic Meet has attracted some of the top jockeys in the world and Juan Hernandez seeks his second consecutive Classic Meet riding title.

Q&A: NYTB's Thompson Discusses NY Breeding, Racing

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Najja Thompson is the executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders.

Blue Hen Mare Kiosk, Granddam of Taiba, Dies at 23

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Kiosk is the dam of two-time Ohio Horse of the Year Needmore Flattery, who is the dam of three-time grade 1 winner Taiba.

Surging Zarastro to Target Magic Millions Cup

Wed, 2023-12-27 05:19
Million-dollar yearling turned Inglis Digital bargain buy Zarastro again showed the sunny climes of Queensland were to his liking in winning a second Brisbane stakes race in succession—taking the Falvelon Stakes Dec. 23 at Eagle Farm.

Do Deuce, Reunited with Yutaka Take, Wins Arima Kinen

Mon, 2023-12-25 05:14
Do Deuce, reunited with jockey Yutaka Take, swept to victory in the Arima Kinen (G1) Dec. 24 at Nakayama Racecourse, the final top-level contest for older horses on the Japanese racing calendar.

Track Phantom Upsets Nash in Gun Runner Stakes

Sun, 2023-12-24 05:14
Nash failed to follow up his scintillating victory last month at Churchill Downs with a strong performance in the $98,000 Gun Runner Stakes Dec. 23 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and finished third as the 1-5 favorite to Track Phantom.