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Selfie sticks banned at Kentucky Derby with new rules

Churchill Downs is fighting the good fight and cracking down on one of the nation’s biggest emerging issues: selfie sticks. The Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away, and if someone attending the Derby wants to take a selfie, they’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way. According to The Courier-Journal, the famous racetrack is banning selfie sticks (as well...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Five horses for your Grand National short list

The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase in the world and the 2015 race at Aintree has the potential to be one of the most emotional in its history. Tony McCoy, who is on the verge of being crowned champion National Hunt jockey for the 20th time, is retiring at the end of the season. But, if he wins the Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor, he is planning to quit immediately...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 2015 Prep and Horse Racing Tidbits

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd is a little over three weeks away. Many of the major Derby prep races have been run as of this writing. As most racing fans know, each race had a certain amount of Derby-qualifying points attached to it.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Arkansas Derby; Plus 3 Other Races

The spotlight in this week’s Horse Racing Races of the Week shines on Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas as we will be looking at the 2015 Arkansas Derby for three year olds with 2015 Kentucky Derby aspirations as our feature Race of the Week. The nine furlong, Grade: 1 race carries a purse of $1 million and drew a field of eight including 2014 two year colt champion American...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial and Bluegrass Stakes; Plus 5 Other Major Stakes Races

Let’s just go ahead and call this the biggest weekend thus far in 2015 in the sport of Horse Racing. I looked at 22 stakes races, but narrowed it down to what I thought were the top eight. The weekend will be highlighted by three Grade: 1, $1 million races in the 2015 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, New York, which attracted El Kabeir and Daredevil, the Toyota Bluegrass...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2015 Kentucky Derby Special— A Star Is Born…

Move over American Pharaoh, Dortmund, Carpe Diem and the rest of the top three olds being pointed to the 2015 Kentucky Derby, there is a new kid on the block…. and his name is Mubtaahij. Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, the son of Dubawi (Dubai Millenium) absolutely obliterated eight other rivals in the $2 million Emirates Derby Saturday night at Meydan Race Course...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse track announcer imitates Marv Albert, Jeremy Schapp

Pleasanton track Announcer Frank Mirahmadi combines imitations of sportscasters Marv Albert and Jeremy Schaap during a recent horse race. Marv is OK, hang in there for Schaap - which is outstanding.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Man Runs onto Track During Horse Race

Today’s Cream Gorse Handicap race featured a surprise that no one would’ve expected. During the race, which took place in Leicester, an unidentified man ran onto the track during the final 100 yards—in an attempt to draw ten seconds of “fame.” He was lucky he wasn’t trampled. And he didn’t affect the outcome too much, either. Watch him run onto the track like an idiot...
Via The Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome owner apologizes for Belmont rant

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn appears to have cooled down a bit after this weekend. After the 2014 Belmont Stakes concluded on Saturday afternoon, Coburn was angry about his horse losing out on the coveted Triple Crown. He felt that winning horse Tonalist should not have been allowed to race because it was not part of the Kentucky Derby or Preakness. Tonalist could not...
Via NESN.com
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome's owner goes off in interview

California Chrome’s co-owner Steve Coburn was emotional after California Chrome –the horse that he co-owns–failed to win the coveted Triple Crown on Saturday at Belmont Stakes. Coburn, obviously frustrated, complained about how triple crown candidates are targeted by horses with fresh legs who haven’t even qualified for the Kentucky Derby. Throughout the interview, his wife...
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The worst horse names in Belmont history

Accountant (1906) If you want the crowd to go crazy, you get them to cheer for an Accountant! Woooo! Accountant finished 3rd in 1906, probably because greater prize money would have pushed him into a higher tax bracket. Best Laid Plans (1976) The full saying is: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” This horse finished 8th. Pretty awry. Bold Ego (1981) Okay, we’re...
Via Sports Pickle
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Belmont Stakes predictions and preview

This Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the famous Belmont Park racetrack, located in Elmont, NY, will be the 2014 edition of the Belmont Stakes. The race is also known as the Test of the Champions," as it is the only 3YO race, where these young horses run the entire 1 1/2 mile circumference of Belmont Park's oval.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome allowed to wear nasal strip at Belmont

The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip during the Belmont Stakes. New York Racing Association steward Steve Lewandowski told ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards on Monday that California Chrome has been approved to wear the nasal strip during the 1½-mile race. California Chrome will now have a chance to become the sport’s...
Via Sports-Glory
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nasal strips to cost California Chrome Triple Crown bid?

California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and dug deep to win the Preakness on Saturday.  Now the chestnut colt faces the toughest test of all in three weeks, the Belmont Stakes. California Chrome will attempt to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, something that hasn’t been done since Affirmed in 1978. But trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue...
Via Sports-Glory
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome owner takes shot at Churchill Downs

After California Chrome won the 2014 Preakness Stakes, owner Steve Coburn used his platform to take a shot at Churchill Downs.
Via Gamedayr
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

It's a day meant for the craziest, wildest, and most outlandish hats to be worn and called stylish. It's day for the mass consumption of mint juleps; some of them out of ridiculously expensive cups (excuse me, chalices). It's a day for the most exciting and fastest two minutes in sports.I'm talking about the Run for the Roses--the Kentucky Derby!From Bleacher ReportAnd...
Via FatManWriting
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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