With less than 10 days to go before the biggest race in the world takes place, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the field is beginning to take shape with budding superstar California Chrome leading the way in Horse Racing’s most classic race.
With Cairo Prince (out of the Derby with an injury) and Midnight Hawk (removed from the list following his second-place finish in the Illinois Derby...
In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Illinois Derby for three year olds going nine furlongs for $500,000. The Bob Baffert trained Midnight Hawk has been installed as the heavy 4-5 morning line favorite.
Several other major races to keep an eye on this weekend include the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic at Charles Town Races...
Constitution, who demonstrated extraordinary talent by winning the 2014 Florida Derby in just his third career start, will miss the Triple Crown series due to a hairline fracture in his right front cannon bone that was discovered yesterday (Tuesday).
The colt by super-sire Tapit worked a half mile in :50.3 at Palm Meadows in Florida the day before (Monday) but appeared “a little...
The first jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, is in the books. Here we are, my horse racing lovers and dear readers, two weeks later, and we are at "Old Hilltop," also known as Pimlico Race Course for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
The 139th Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby are in the books. I hope that my readers who love racing enjoyed their days at the races, either at the track or on TV. I also hope that those who bet made lots of money.
The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby was won by Orb, the favorite entering the race. Watch the video to see how it went.
The Kentucky Derby has been run since 1875 at Churchill Downs, in Louisville Kentucky. Since Aristides, the first horse to win it, many greats, such as Swaps (1955), Seattle Slew (1977), and Secretariat (1973) have won it.
DOWN TO THE WIRE
Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes in a great photo finish. The race may have lacked a Triple Crown bid, but it included suspense.
Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was made the 4-5 favorite as he drew post position 11 for the 1.5 mile Belmont Stakes race. He was the last of 12 horses to move into the secured barn called before Saturday's 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million.
Upon arrival to the secured barn each horse will be required to have a blood test that will be sent to the state...