Horse Racing’s Three Year Old Male Division has turned into a M*A*S*H Unit

Horse Racing’s 2012 three year old male division is starting to remind me of a M*A*S*H unit, kind of like last year. It started with 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another retiring with a leg injury on the eve of the Belmont Stakes and (hopefully) it ends with Derby and Preakness runner up Bodemeister this (Wednesday) morning. Like any other sport...
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Closer Looks at the 2012 Arlington Million and Alabama Stakes’

Two major races in the sport of Horse Racing this weekend that both will most likely have a say in the year end championship voting. First, we will be looking at the 2012 Arlington Million at Arlington Park on Saturday with Phipps Stable’s Boisterous installed as the 4-1 morning line favorite and the 2012 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack in upstate New York where, with the...
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: More Problems for 2012 Haskell Winner Paynter; Outlook for Survival: Bleak

Paynter, who won Horse Racing’s prestigious 2012 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in July and has been battling colitis at Upstate Equine Medical Center in Schuylerville, N.Y., has developed a new problem ….he was diagnosed with the deadly hoof disease laminitis yesterday (Tuesday). Laminitis is a painful and, most times, fatal hoof disease that can be described as inflammation...
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2012 Super Derby; Paynter Health Update

For this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we go to Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana where we will take a closer look at the 2012 Grade:2 Super Derby. Blueskiesandrainbows, another talented 3 year old Bob Baffert trained colt, will spearhead the field of nine. The Super Derby, which is run at one and one eighth miles for a purse of $500,000, is one of six stakes...
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Complete Preview of the 2012 Breeders Cup- Day: 1

Horse Racing’s biggest day, or days, has finally arrived! The 2012 Breeders Cup World Championship at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California is finally here! 15 action packed races, spread out over about 28 ½ hours where millions of dollars and year end Eclipse Awards championships will be won or lost. The festivities begin on Friday, Nov 2nd at 4:06pm EST with the Juvenile Sprint...
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Breeders Cup 2012 championships preview

Well, it is that time of year for us horse racing fans. Outside of the Kentucky Derby, one of the major racing events we look forward to is the Breeder's Cup. The Cup is a two day event featuring the best of the best in racing.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Paynter Defies Odds Again; Will Return to Training

The sport of Horse Racing experienced it’s own Christmas miracle when owner Ahmed Zayat recently announced that 2012 Haskell Invitational winner Paynter would be sent back to trainer Bob Baffert’s barn on Dec 29 to resume training and his racing career. If you recall Paynter, by the gorgeous Awesome Again, led most of the way in the 2012 Belmont Stakes before being gunned down...
December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Holy Bull Stakes Preview

This weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week takes us back to Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. for the 2013 Holy Bull Stakes where newly crowned two year old colt champion Shanghai Bobby is scheduled to make his three year old debut and begin his march towards the 2013 Kentucky Derby. The Holy Bull, which is run over a distance of one mile and a sixteenth and is a Grade...
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra’s Condition Now “Serious, But Stable”

2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra remains in “serious but stable” condition as she continues to recover from abdominal surgery performed last Wednesday following complications from foaling a Bernardini filly early last week. The now 7-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro was “bright and alert with normal vital signs,” doctors reported at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital...
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The 2013 debut of the countdown to the Triple Crown

With Horse Racing’s  2013 Kentucky Derby now just some 75 days away, I thought it was about time I pulled the “Countdown to the Triple Crown” series out of the closet, knock the dust off it and get it cranked up again. If you are new to this, the process is rather simple. Each week I will be ranking the top 20 (or so) three olds who have the best chance of winning the three...
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown- Week: 3- March 4, 2013

Just a few changes in this week’s 2013 Horse Racing Countdown to the Triple Crown as only the Gotham Stakes was run as a major three year old prep race for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. I must be losing it in my old age as I completely missed the Texas Heritage Stakes at Sam Houston where the up and coming Departing started in the race and won impressively. Then again, who looks at...
March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Closer Looks at the 2013 Tampa Bay Derby & 2013 Sam Felipe Stakes

We go coast to coast again in this weekend’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week as we will be looking at the 2013 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs in Florida, where potential superstar Verrazano is schedule to make his next start and the 2013 San Felipe at Santa Anita in California where another potential superstar, Flashback, will take on the talented Goldecents. Please forgive...
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra Doing “Better Than Expected” After Second Procedure

2009 Horse of the Year, and the immensely popular, Rachel Alexandra is doing  “better than expected” despite a second (minor) surgical procedure performed this past Saturday according to a statement from owner Stonestreet Farm. Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Ky. have been closely monitoring the champion since she underwent abdominal surgery following foaling...
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby Odds: Verrazano Early Betting Favorite

Verrazano won the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby March 9 to solidify his early standing as favorite for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs. The colt was 6-1 in Kentucky Derby future odds released by Bovada this week. He is 3-0 in his career and is slated to make one additional start before he ships to Louisville. Trainer Todd Pletcher said this week his...
Via Odds Shark
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Preview: The 2013 Rebel Stakes

This weekends Horse Racing Race of the Week takes us to beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas for the 2013 Rebel Stakes where Super Ninety Nine should be the horse to beat. A full field of 11 was drawn for the 1 1/16ths miles event which is a prep race for Oaklawn’s biggest Kentucky Derby prep race, the $1 million Arkansas Derby scheduled to be run on April 13 or just three weeks before...
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown: Week-5, March 19, 2013

A few more changes in this week’s 2013 Horse Racing Countdown to the Triple Crown as only the 2013 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, which was won by Will Take Charge, was run as the only major three year old prep race for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. In the Rebel, Will Take Charge broke well but was taken back to sixth early as Title Contender showed the way followed by Super Ninety...
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews Of The 2013 Florida Derby & 2013 Louisiana Derby

Huge 2013 Kentucky Derby, and 2013 Triple Crown, implications on the line this weekend as we will be looking at two major prep races in this weeks Horse Racing Race(s) of the week. We will be taking closer looks at both the 2013 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Florida where three top flight three year olds, Shanghai Bobby, Orb and Itsmyluckyday are scheduled to clash in the 1...
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown- April 2nd,2013…With a New #1 Contender

Radical changes in this week’s Horse Racing 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown list. With just about 5 weeks remaining until the 2013 Kentucky Derby, the picture has become clearer especially with the nothing short of smashing wins by Orb in the 2013 Florida Derby and Revolutionary in the 2013 Louisiana Derby this past weekend. At the start of the Florida Derby, Merit Man sent...
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Champion Zenyatta Gives Birth to Second Foal

2010 Horse of the Year, and the enormously popular, Zenyatta gave birth to her second foal (on her own birthday) on April 1, Team Zenyatta announced on Twitter on Monday. The humongous mare foaled a colt by top sire Tapit at 11:47 p.m. EDT at Lane’s End Farm near Lexington. At about 145 pounds, and with similar facial markings as his mom, the colt was standing on his own by 12...
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown- April 16, 2013

Once again, I’ve made several changes in this week’s Horse Racing 2103 Countdown to the Triple Crown as both Java’s War (2013 Bluegrass Stakes) and Overanalyze (2013 Arkansas Derby) were both very impressive winners this past weekend in their respective races and, in the process, set themselves up well for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. In the Bluegrass, Rydilluc and 21-1 shot Undrafted...
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Illinois Derby; Super-Mare Black Caviar Retires

In sticking with the three year old theme of our Horse Racing Race of the Week, this weekend we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Racetrack where Departing has been installed as the 7/2 morning line favorite. With just two short weeks to go until the 2013 Kentucky Derby don’t discount anyone in the field to make an impact on the classics. Over...
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing News: Full Brother to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta Born in Kentucky

A full brother to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta was foaled April 9 at Ashford Stud in Lexington, Ky., according to Coolmore, who owns broodmare Vertigineux. “Vertigineux foaled a brother to Zenyatta at Ashford Stud on April 9,” Coolmore said on Facebook last Friday. Dermot Ryan, who manages Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky said, “He’s a good quality bay colt, and both...
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Kentucky Oaks….A Look Ahead

First off, let me apologize for my coverage of the 2013 Kentucky Oaks….or should I say, the lack there of it. I’ve been so focused on Horse Racing’s premier race, the 2013 Kentucky Derby with its deep and talented field, that I probably have neglected the Oaks slightly. Not sure why with two year old filly champion Beholder, the unbeaten and enormously talented Unlimited...
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby Contenders: Odds say Verrazano will end Wood Memorial curse

How much wood would a Wood Memorial winner win if a Wood winner would win the Kentucky Derby? That’s a silly twist on the woodchuck tongue twister, but it begs the question since Derby favorite Verrazano’s last win was the Wood Memorial on April 6: why do winners of that historic race never seem to perform well a few weeks later when they run for the roses at Churchill Downs...
Via Odds Shark
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial; Leading Sire Storm Cat Euthanized

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, the 2013 Kentucky Derby trail officially, and ironically, comes to an end where the Kentucky Derby begins.  This weekend, we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial Stakes for 3 year olds going a mile over the Churchill Downs main track with the final 20 Derby points also up for grabs. Zee Bros. has been...
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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