HORSE RACING NEWS

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Hollywood Starlet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park

This week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week takes us out to the soon to be demolished (more on that in another piece I’m working on) Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California where we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Hollywood Starlet Stakes for two year old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth. Rosalind has been installed as the morning line favorite in the Grade...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park; News and Notes

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we go back to Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California for the 2013 CashCall Futurity for two year olds. The $750,000, mile and sixteenth event drew a field of 13 and will be spearheaded by the unbeaten and, so far, untested Shared Belief and Tap it Rich, who was beaten less than four lengths in the Breeders Cup Juvenile last month...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The Iconic Hollywood Park Meets Its Bitter End

Apart from a catastrophic injury to equine or human, there is nothing that is more heartbreaking to me in the sport of Horse Racing than an equine racetrack, in any capacity, closing down. Such is the case with Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California that will be closing its doors for the final time this Sunday. I don’t know, maybe since two racetrack closings were jammed down...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we bring 2013 to a close with a look at the 2013 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. The six furlong sprint for $100,000 drew a field of eight with the speedy Star Harbour listed as the 5/2 morning line favorite. The races’ namesake stirs memories of a remarkable horse. Nicknamed Mr. P, the dark bay or...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park

As we kick off the 2014 Horse Racing season, and every race horse on the planet officially turns another year older, what better way to start out the year than a race for newly turned three year olds, with early 2014 Kentucky Derby hopes, than in the 2014 Spectacular Bid Stakes going six furlongs at GulfstreamPark in Hallandale, Florida? A field of eight will go post-ward Saturday...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Eclipse Awards Preview

With the 2013 Horse Racing season officially over it’s time to look back at the year, with all its ups and downs, and crown our 2013 Eclipse Awards champions. Named after the great 18th-century racehorse and sire Eclipse, who was undefeated in 18 starts, the Eclipse Awards are given out every year to recognize Thoroughbred horses and individuals whose achievements have earned them...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby begins to gather momentum this weekend at Santa Anita where six newly turned three year olds will go post-ward Saturday afternoon in our Horse Racing Race of the Week, the Grade: 3, one mile, $100,000 Sham Stakes. Over the next several weeks the prep races for the Derby will snowball until hitting a crescendo in March and early April and, with...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Closer Looks at the 2014 Sunshine Millions Classic & 2014 LeComte Stakes

With two key races being run this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing, I couldn’t decide which one to breakdown. So I said the heck with it and did both. Therefore this week we will be taking a closer look at both the 2014 Lecomte Stakes for three year olds at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana, where the unbeaten Gold Hawk has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite against...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park

The first major prep race for the 2014 Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in the 2014 Holy Bull Stakes, which in turn, makes it our Horse Racing Race of the Week for this week. The one and one sixteenth miles, Grade: 2 race drew a full field of 11 and carries a purse of $400,000 with the enormously talented 2013 Nashua Stakes winner Cairo Prince listed as...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2014 Withers Stakes & 2014 Sam F. Davis Stakes

With some 20 stakes races being run thorough out the country this Saturday, it was rather difficult to choose exactly which race should be our Horse Racing Race of the Week. I choose the 2014 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct in Queens, New York, where the unbeaten and untested Samraat will spearhead the field of eight and (just five minutes later) the 2014 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheltenham Festival Handicaps Have Entries

As many as 1,038 entries have been made for next month’s competition, with 257 coming from Ireland. The Cheltenham Festival will hold the £90,000 Festival Trophy Handicap Chase on Tuesday, March 11. The event is expected to exceed an extended three miles. There is also the day’s finale, the £60,000 Rewards4Racing Novice’s Handicap Chase which will cover an extended two miles...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Debut of The Countdown to the Triple Crown

Horse Racing: 2014 Debut of The Countdown to the Triple CrownIt’s that time of year again! with some eight weeks remaining before Horse Racing’s single biggest race in the country, if not the world, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, it’s time to start taking a more serious look at which horses will be among the vanguard come the first Saturday in May. If you have read this in years...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby Contender Top Billing Injured; Off Triple Crown Trail

Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby Contender Top Billing Injured; Off Triple Crown TrailTop Billing, a leading contender for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, sustained a crack in his right front cannon bone during a workout at Payson Park yesterday (Saturday) morning that has not only knocked him out of the Derby, but off the Triple Crown trail completely. It was Top Billings’ first breeze...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Countdown to the Triple Crown- March 12th

Horse Racing: 2014 Countdown to the Triple Crown- March 12thWith now 52 days before Horse Racing’s single biggest race in the country, if not the world, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, I made a few changes in this week’s list. 1) Shared Belief- I’m leaving him at #1 for now but I’m starting to have serious doubts. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said that Shared Belief is “doing well”...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Breaking News: Champion Shared Belief Officially Out of the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Horse Racing Breaking News: Champion Shared Belief Officially Out of the 2014 Kentucky DerbyTrainer Jerry Hollendorfer confirmed today (March 13) that last year’s 2-year-old champion Shared Belief will not only not run in the 2014 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland next month, but is officially out of the 2014 Kentucky Derby as well. “I never had the horse on the Derby trail anyway...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park

Once again there are several stakes races being run around the country this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing but, in sticking with the three year old theme, we will be focusing in on the 2014 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas where Tapiture has been installed as the 9/5 favorite on the morning line. The Rebel, which is run at a mile and a sixteenth for $600...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky where Tamarando has been install as the 3-1 morning line favorite. The Spiral, as I like to call it, is run at nine furlongs for $550,000 and drew a field of 12. Being run for the 42nd time, the Spiral picked...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Honor Code Injured; Out of 2014 Kentucky Derby

A few weeks ago, trainer Shug McGaughey had two live prospects for the 2014 Kentucky Derby….after losing Top Billing to a cannon bone fracture, and now stretch running 2013 Remsen Stakes winner Honor Code with a slight tear in his right hind upper suspensory, he now has none…. fickle sport this Horse Racing isn’t it? The injury to Honor Code, who had breezed a half-mile in...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: An In-Depth Preview of the 2014 Florida Derby; 2014 Louisiana Derby

It’s a blockbuster weekend in the sport of Horse Racing and I’ve chosen six key races, out of the plethora of races, going on all over the country (and world). We will be taking an in depth look at the 2014 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, which will feature current co-Kentucky Derby favorite Cairo Prince and a closer look at the 2014 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds, which...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Closer Looks at the 2014 Bluegrass Stakes; 2014 Arkansas Derby

Yet another huge weekend in the sport of Horse Racing this weekend highlighted by our features races the 2014 Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland Racetrack in Kentucky, which will feature Bobby’s Kitten, and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas which will feature Tapiture and west coast juggernaut Bayern. Like last weekend both of these races will be run at nine...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Florida Derby Winner Constitution Injured; Off Triple Crown Trail

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...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Illinois Derby; Zenyatta’s Sister Returns

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...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby field begins to take shape

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...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Derby Trial Stakes; Zenyatta Foals First Daughter

With the 2014 Kentucky Derby now just about a week away, it’s a relatively quiet weekend in the sport of Horse Racing. That being said, we’ll be taking a look at the 2014 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs for three year olds going a flat mile for $150,000. The speedy Bayern, from the Bob Baffert barn, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. The speedy Bayern, who is...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Full Analysis of the 2014 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

With the biggest race in the world, the Kentucky Derby, and one of the biggest races for three year old fillies in this country, the Kentucky Oaks, this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the week will be broken down into two parts. We’ll be looking at the 2104 Kentucky Oaks, which will feature leading three year old filly Untapable listed as the heavy 4/5 morning line favorite,...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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