Thoroughbred Racing


Rags to Riches Pulled Up During Drill

July 23, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches was pulled up Sunday morning shortly after beginning a five-furlong workout at Belmont Park. According to Daily Racing Form, the 3-year-old filly did not display any immediate signs of injury.... Read More


CHRB Supports Owners' Plan for Retired Racehorses

July 21, 2007

Preliminary approval of a plan by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to create a charitable fund for retired racehorses was granted by the state horse racing board during its meeting at Del Mar on July 19.

The TOC proposes to deduct a modes... Read More


Public Invited to Official Measuring of World's Tallest Horse Contender

July 20, 2007

At only 3 years old, an English Shire horse named Tina still has some room to grow. But the draft horse is already so big, her Tennessee owners are hoping she can break records. Officially named Jenson Diplomat Tina, she is still a teenager in hors... Read More


Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

July 19, 2007

Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

"I had a... Read More


Belmont Winner Rags To Riches Spikes Temp, Will Skip Race

July 16, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags To Riches will not run in Saturday's Coaching Club American Oaks, at Belmont Park as planned, trainer Todd Pletcher said July 16. The daughter of A.P. Indy spiked a temperature that forced the cancellation of her... Read More


NYRA Planning "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga

July 16, 2007

The New York Racing Association, after speaking with Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton and trainer Barclay Tagg, is moving ahead with plans to hold a "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga Aug. 10, at which the recently retired Kentucky Derb... Read More


Derby, Preakness Winner Funny Cide to Retire at 7

July 15, 2007

Sackatoga Stable’s Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and one of the most popular horses in recent years, has been retired, trainer Barclay Tagg said July 13.

Tagg stated that Funny Cide retires perfectly sound.... Read More


Stolen Horse Turns Up In Parade

July 14, 2007

An observant woman attending a Fourth of July parade in Streator spotted a horse that had been missing from Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Ill., for months.

Sizzle, an 18-year-old mare used in the university's equine program, was stolen... Read More


Breeders' Cup Board Discusses Out of Competition EPO Testing

July 14, 2007

Members of the Breeders' Cup Members and Trustees and the Board of Directors discussed a proposal before the state of New Jersey, home to Monmouth Park, site of the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to conduct out of competition testing for... Read More


Racehorses Test New Del Mar Polytrack Surface

July 13, 2007

Thoroughbreds tested Del Mar's new artificial surface for the first time Thursday, working out over the track ahead of next week's opening of the 43-day summer meeting.

The $9 million Polytrack, a mixture of sand, fibers, rubber, and wax, was... Read More


17-Year-Old Racehorse Gets New Job as Ambassador

July 12, 2007

If 17-year-old Thoroughbred Alpena Magic has any magic left, he'll have to share it with kids and not on the racetrack.

The horse was sold by owner Kenneth Robinette to Ellis Park track president Ron Geary on Wednesday. Geary scratched Alpena... Read More


New Barbaro Film in the Works

July 11, 2007

Apparently, there is no end to the nation's appetite for all things Barbaro. At least, Universal Pictures hopes there isn't. The Hollywood studio has acquired the screen rights to "Gone Like the Wind," an article written about the 2006 Kentucky... Read More


Floods, Tornadoes, Ice Storms: 2007 a Rough Year in Kansas

July 10, 2007

The first half of 2007 has been one to forget for many Kansans as blizzards, deadly tornadoes, and now flooding have caused millions of dollars in damage, disrupted lives and put a dent in the state's economy.

Of the state's 105 counties,... Read More


Derby Winner War Emblem Has Another Fruitless Season at Stud

July 09, 2007

After five years of trying to coax Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem into performing regular breeding duties, Shadai Stallion Station officials might be reaching the limit of their patience with the horse they purchased for about $17... Read More


Jockey Suspended for Overuse of Whip

July 05, 2007

Jockey Frankie Dettori was suspended Thursday for 14 days for overuse of his whip while guiding Ramonti to victory in last month's Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

A disciplinary panel was told that Dettori struck his mount 25 times... Read More


Great-Grandson of Secretariat Among Horses Seized in Tennessee

July 05, 2007

A descendant of the 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat was among 20 horses seized from a Bristol, Tenn., woman charged with animal cruelty, investigators said.

A 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding named Rainaway, the champion's... Read More


FEI Licenses Atari for Horse-Themed Video Games

July 04, 2007

Atari announced the support of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI, the international body governing equestrian sport) for its intention to create horse-themed video games. Atari says it will bring high-quality equestrian sport and... Read More


37-Year-Old Horse Might Appear in Minnesota Fourth of July Parade

July 02, 2007

On most days, Vikki Amendola's horse, Tarzan, likes to stay in the barn and stand in front of the 42-inch fan that keeps him cool and fly-free.

However, on Wednesday, Tarzan probably will prick up his ears and hold his head a mite higher as... Read More


National Human, Veterinary Medical Associations to Collaborate

June 27, 2007

 The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced June 26 that the American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a resolution calling for collaboration on a One Health Initiative.

The two organizations will work... Read More


Kentucky Derby Competitor Scat Daddy Retired Due to Tendon Injury

June 27, 2007

Scat Daddy, a grade I winner the past two years, has been retired from racing because of a slight tendon injury suffered in an unplaced effort in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of Johannesburg retired with five wins from nine races... Read More


Stewards Fine, Suspend Jockey for Kicking Horse

June 26, 2007

Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack stewards handed jockey Victor Molina a $1,000 fine and 30-day suspension June 25 for his actions prior to the third race at the Bensalem, Pa., facility June 18. Molina, a 27-year veteran, was scheduled... Read More


The Horse Recognized at 2007 American Horse Publications Awards Program

June 25, 2007

Blood-Horse Publications received a total of 13 awards on Saturday, June 23 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Albuquerque, N.M. Since its inception in 1970, the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program... Read More


Managing an Equine Medical Emergency

June 24, 2007

Quality care and rapid response time can mean the difference between life and death for a sick or injured horse.

Although each patient is unique, advanced planning for critical situations can tip the odds in favor of a successful outcome.... Read More


Jockey Molina to Meet with Stewards Over Kicking Incident

June 20, 2007

Philadelphia Park jockey Victor Molina waived his right to a notice of a formal hearing Tuesday and will instead meet with track stewards on Friday to discuss his actions prior to the third race on Monday, which resulted in his indefinite ejection... Read More


Jockey Ejected from Philly Park for Kicking Horse in Stomach

June 19, 2007

Veteran jockey Victor Molina was ejected from the grounds of Philadelphia Park Monday after the track received numerous complaints concerning his actions prior to the start of the third race.Molina, who was scheduled to ride the... Read More