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Horse Racing: Field of 10 Expected for the 2014 Travers Stakes

Led by 2014 Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and 2014 Jim Dandy winner Wicked Strong, a field of 10 is expected to be drawn for Horse Racing’s “Mid-Summer Derby”, the 2014 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, on Tuesday at 6pm EST at Druthers, a restaurant in center city Saratoga. Tonalist and Wicked Strong have exchanged decisions the last two times they met with Tonalist...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2014 Arlington Million and 2014 Alabama Stakes

Yet another enormous weekend in the sport of Horse Racing and we will be looking at two of the biggest races of the year in the 2014 Arlington Million at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois, which will feature 2013 Breeders Cup winner Magician, and the 2014 Alabama Stakes, which will feature probably the second best three year old filly in the land Stopchargingmaria, at...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Jewelled Wins…and a Seagull Second?

As you probably already know, I’ve been involved in the sport of Horse Racing, in some capacity, for 35 years now and I have to tell you I thought I’ve seen it all but evidently I haven’t. Let me take you back to Thursday, July 8 at Brighton Racecourse in England. Jewelled, an eight year old bay mare by Fantastic Light, had been trailing most of the way of a mile and a half...
Via isportsweb.com
21 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

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

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

138th Preakness Stakes predictions and preview

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.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 17, 2013  |  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
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