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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships at Santa Anita- Day One

The big day(s) are upon us, the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships! The two day event will climax with the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic, which will feature top three year olds Shared Belief and California Chrome squaring off. There will be four Breeders’ Cup races on Friday’s Santa Anita program and nine Breeders Cup races on Saturday’s Santa Anita program. The first...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Breaking News: Champion Zenyatta’s Six Month Old Daughter Dies in Paddock Accident

Z Princess, a nickname for the War Front – Zenyatta weanling filly at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky, was euthanized last night (Tuesday, Oct 28) due to a paddock accident according to the website www.zenyatta.com. The website does not explain exactly what happened to the filly, who was just over six month old (born April 20, 2014), “We are deeply saddened to report the passing...
Via isportsweb.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Is the 2014 Breeders Cup Classic California Chrome’s Last Race?

When 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome waltzes on to the track next weekend for the 2014 Breeders Cup Classic, Take a good look at him…it might be the last time you see him under tack, according to his connections. If the big, flashy chestnut runs poorly, the $5 million Classic would be the colt’s last race, co-owner Perry Martin told the Sacramento Bee...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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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