The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

3 Jockeys Escape Serious Injury in Hollywood Spill

Three jockeys escaped serious injury at Hollywood Park May 17 when Royal Change, leading the field in the fourth race while approaching the quarter pole, suffered a fractured right foreleg and fell, tossing  jockey Alex Bisono.

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Blood-Horse Auction Raises $6,500 for March of Dimes

The annual silent auction and Kentucky Derby party at Blood-Horse Publications May 3 raised more than $6,500 for the March of Dimes.

Blood-Horse Publications has been the top fundraiser in Lexington, Ky., for the March of Dimes for at Read More

Crestwood Stallion Storm Boot Dead

Thoroughbred stallion Storm Boot, who sired 46 stakes winners at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington, Ky., was euthanatized May 10 at Hagyard Equine Medical Center. A member of Storm Cat's first crop, 18-year-old Storm Boot suffered from Read More

Talkin' Horses Live Discussion to Feature Barbaro's Surgeon

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, will be the guest on this week's Read More

Winner Rags to Riches, Rest of Field Exit Oaks in Good Condition

Rags to Riches came out of her easy 4 1/4-length victory in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) at Churchill Downs in good order and will soon travel to trainer Todd Pletcher's base at Belmont Park in New York. She'll be accompanied on the journey Read More

More Rain Expected in Louisville Friday, Saturday

People may have been anticipating summer-like temperatures this weekend in Louisville, but those planning to attend this year's Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby had better brace themselves for the strong possibility of rain.

As of 8:09 Read More

Equine Equity Act Introduced by McConnell

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky introduced legislation April 30 designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing unfair provisions of federal law that favor other investments. The Equine Equity Act of 2007 would reduce the Read More

Merv Griffin To Be Thursday's Guest On "Talkin' Horses"

Join legendary entertainer/entrepreneur and Thoroughbred owner and breeder Merv Griffin for Thursday’s edition of “Talkin’ Horses” sponsored by Equine Oxygen Therapy. Griffin will be the special guest live online at Read More

La Ville Rouge Foals Full Brother to Barbaro

La Ville Rouge, the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, foaled a full brother to the late Classic-winning colt April 19.

According to a release from Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, where the mare is kept, Read More

2008 Breeders' Cup to be First on Synthetic Surface

The Oak Tree Racing Association will host the 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 24-25, 2008, Breeders' Cup Limited announced April 19.

The two-day event will be televised live on ESPN. Read More

Skeeter Johnson, Polo Player, Dies

S.K. "Skeeter" Johnson died April 5 at the Delray Medical Center in Florida. He was 53.

According to a report from the Palm Beach Daily News, Johnson was injured the previous day on the family polo field near Wellington, Fla., while Read More

'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Update Released

Participants in the "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" in October 2006 continue to work on various initiatives but probably won't convene for a second summit until early 2008.

The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Read More

Real Quiet Returned to Pin Oak Lane

Kentucky Derby winner and champion Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, was returned March 22 to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Read More

Kentucky Stallion Sahm Dead

Sahm, the sole male offspring from the great European mare Salsabil, was euthanized March 20 because of an ongoing intestinal disease. The 13-year-old son of Mr. Prospector stood at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.

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Ravel Off Triple Crown Trail with Injury

Trainer Todd Pletcher lost one of the many bullets in his Triple Crown assault weapon when Sham Stakes winner Ravel was found to have a possible fracture in his left front cannon bone.

Owned in partnership by Michael Tabor and Derrick Read More

Real Quiet Completes Test Breeding

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, completed a successful test breeding March 19 at the center.

"He felt comfortable in covering the Read More

Barbaro Author to Blog Triple Crown on

Critically acclaimed author and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy brings a new and engaging aspect to's Triple Crown Mania coverage when he begins his new blog Read More

Report: HBO Planning Barbaro Documentary

HBO Sports, in an effort to increase its stature within and outside the company, is planning to announce soon the production of a documentary about Barbaro, the deceased winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

According to Broadcasting Read More

Questions Arise at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as Board Members Leave

Several members have recently left the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s board of directors, exits that parallel allegations that leadership dissension and financial struggles are plaguing the non-profit organization.

It is believed a Read More

Derby Winner Real Quiet Recovering from Abscesses

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet. The 12-year-old son of Quiet American was taken there Feb. 19 after showing signs of Read More

Delaware Park Honors Barbaro With Stakes Race

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year, will be honored with a stakes race in his name at Delaware Park.

Delaware Park's Chief Operating Officer Bill Fasy announced Thursday that the track has officially Read More

Candy Stripes, Sire of Invasor, Dies in Argentina

Candy Stripes, sire of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, died Feb. 28 at Haras Carampagne in San Antonio de Areco in Argentina because of colic. The son of Blushing Groom was 25.

Candy Stripes not only sired Argentine-bred Invasor, who won Read More

Abscess Might be Root of Real Quiet's Lameness

Champion Real Quiet, who was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort after mounting his mares, is undergoing treatment on his back feet after nuclear scintigraphy revealed heat in the Read More

Storm Cat Colt Died of Aneurysm During Calder Work Out

An autopsy of the $900,000 Storm Cat yearling, purchased as a yearling by Florida-based consignors Randy  Hartley and Dean De Renzo, died of an aneurysm suffered during a Feb. 25 breeze show for the March 6 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale of Read More

Derby Winner Real Quiet Sidelined from Stallion Duty

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort after mounting his mares. He stands at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa. Read More