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HORSE RACING RUMORS & GOSSIP

Horse Racing: Beholder to Miss Breeders’ Cup Distaff

On the weekend of October 3-1 November 1, 2014, the eyes of the Thoroughbred Racing will be on Santa Anita Park, as it once again hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Horses of all ages and running styles compete in races over this two day event, which helps decide year end honors in various categories.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland; BC Works

With now just two weeks left until the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships, there is still some good racing/horses going on this weekend. Belmont Park is running their annual New York Bred Showcase day, which is a day where there will be eight stakes races run, all with six figure purses and all for New York state bred horses. Charles Town in West Virginia is doing something similar...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan injured; Out of Breeders Cup

2012 and 2013 Horse of the Year Wise Dan has suffered a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone (shin) of his right front fetlock (ankle). The injury will need a minimum of 30 days to heal which in turn will force the flashy chestnut to miss the 2014 Breeders Cup Mile, a race he won two years in a row. “(Trainer) Charlie (Lopresti) called me last night,” owner...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Queen Elizabeth II Cup Challenge; Cigar Dead at 24

With the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships now just three weeks away, and the official countdown beginning, the racing, and the horses that enter, thin out a bit over these next two weeks. That being said, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2014 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland Racetrack in Kentucky as our Horse Racing Race of the Week. The nine furlong event...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  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

Shoe company inks sponsorship deal with California Chrome?

There are a lot of people hoping to see California Chrome become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. And the shoe company Skechers is banking on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner to close the Triple Crown deal at the Belmont too.According to Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the owners of California Chrome have inked a deal with Skechers to make the brand...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 03, 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

139th Kentucky Derby results: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss
MUDDY MESS

Orb wins Kentucky Derby

The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby was won by Orb, the favorite entering the race. Watch the video to see how it went.

Via Sports-Glory
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

139th Kentucky Derby predictions and preview

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.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Orb, Verrazano favorites for Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby- Orb, trained by Kentuckian Shug McGaughey and ridden by Joel Rosario, has been made the early 7-2 favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, followed by Verrazano at 4-1 in a full field of 20 horses. “I love the way Orb moves over the ground. He just really, really floats and he really gets over the ground really well here,” said three-time
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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