Skip to:

Blood-Horse

Subscribe to Blood-Horse feed
Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 15 hours 14 min ago

Island of Love Rallies for Win In Senorita Stakes

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Stalking the pace from early on, Island of Love drew away from the field after passing the eighth pole to pass Sterling Crest and Baby Steps to take the victory in the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (G3T) May 7 at Santa Anita Park.

Dawson Finds Gold Mine With Rich Strike

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
The horse owned by a man who had won less than 10 races in his life defeated a horse owned by one of the most successful owners in the business, Ron Winchell, a man whose runners have bankrolled more than $27,000,000.

Leon Strikes With First Graded Stakes Win in KY Derby

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
It was a miraculous sight as Sonny Leon moved longshot Rich Strike through a field of top contenders, finding room at the rail, and taking it all the way to the finish pole to find his first graded stakes win on the first Saturday in May.

Rich Strike First Claimed Horse to Win Kentucky Derby

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
If the result of the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs reminds racing fans of anything, it's that a good horse can come from anywhere and at any price. 

Stolen Base Steals the Show in American Turf

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Flavien Prat kept the momentum rolling May 7 with a victory aboard Speak of the Devil in the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (G2T) earlier on the card before guiding longshot Stolen Base to an upset score in the American Turf Stakes (G2T).

Calumet Extends Record as Leading KY Derby Breeder

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
The farm under various owners has now bred 10 Kentucky Derby (G1) winners since 1941. Brad Kelley became the most recent owner of the historic Lexington farm in 2012.

Cody's Wish Dominates Westchester at Belmont Park

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Cody's Wish gets his fourth win in his last five starts for Bill Mott. Greatest Honour, a Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful last winter, finishes a distant fourth in his fourth consecutive defeat.

Army Mule Gets First Winner with One in Vermillion

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
In the fifth race May 7 at Turf Paradise, Jonathan Kalman's juvenile colt, One in Vermillion, became a winner at second asking and the first winner for freshman sire Army Mule.

Rich Strike Stuns With 80-1 Kentucky Derby Upset

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Rich Strike made his mutuel backers in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) precisely that—richer, posting the second-largest upset in the race's 148-year history.

L'Imperator, Virginia Joy Sweep Turf Stakes for Brown

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
On another wild Kentucky Derby (G1) Day of racing, one of the biggest surprises of a memorable afternoon might have taken place at a cold and rain-soaked Belmont Park.

Santin Scores Top Honors for Godolphin in Turf Classic

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Godolphin homebred Santin held off Mira Mission in a daring stretch duel May 7 to win the $1 million Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (G1T) at Churchill Downs.

Jackie's Warrior Asserts Dominance in Churchill Downs

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
A year after capturing the Pat Day Mile Stakes (G2) as a 3-year-old on Derby Day, Kirk and Judy Robison's Jackie's Warrior fired off a scintillating performance to land the $750,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) May 7.

Longshot Three Technique Tackles Knicks Go Stakes

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
A 36-1 underdog, Three Technique made a furious push down the stretch to take the $160,000 Knicks Go Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs May 7. It is his first win in more than a year.

Speak of the Devil Flies Home in Distaff Turf Mile

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Kicking off her stateside debut in a whirlwind fashion was Chad Brown trainee Speak of the Devil who completed Brown's 'one-two punch' after passing stablemate In Italian to win the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2T) May 7 at Churchill Downs.

Jack Christopher Makes Successful Pat Day Mile Return

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
As his connections dreamed he would, Jack Christopher made it to Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May and was met with success. The victory, however, came not in the Kentucky Derby (G1), but in the Pat Day Mile (G2).

Virginia Joy Sails to Easy Victory in Sheepshead Bay

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Neither wind nor rain nor a soaked turf course could stop Virginia Joy from delivering as an odds-on favorite as the Soldier Hollow mare splashed to a 14 1/4-length victory in the $186,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (G2T) May 7 at Belmont Park.

Snapdancer Upsets Robert Sangster Field

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Brad Spicer plans to return to the Gold Coast with the May 7 upset winner of the Robert Sangster Stakes (G1), Snapdancer, but instead of immediately cashing in on her skyrocketing value as a broodmare prospect, will chase another group 1 win.

Obligatory Punches Grade 1 Ticket in Derby City Distaff

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
The 4-year-old Curlin filly closed from the back of a seven-horse field to run down pacesetter Just One Time, winner of the April 9 Madison Stakes (G1) in her last start at Keeneland.

Rain, Wind Cause Monmouth Park Cancellation

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
Due to heavy rain and high winds that hit the Jersey Shore May 7, Monmouth Park canceled its opening-day program that was scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m. ET.

Secret Oath Exits Kentucky Oaks in Good Order

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
The weighty anticipation of the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) did little to disrupt the calm May 7 outside the barn of D. Wayne Lukas. 

Pages