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Horse Racing: A Closer look at the 2012 Stephen Foster Handicap

With the 2012 Triple Crown series now behind us, and with most of the top three year old colts on hiatus until at least late July, this weekend’s Horse Racing action focuses on the older male division. More specifically, the 2012 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Entry mates Wise Dan and Successful Dan have been installed as the 8/5 morning line...
Via isportsweb.com
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby's new point system

Churchill Downs announced a new points system that will replace the graded earnings system to determine the 20 horses and the four also-eligibles that make up the Kentucky Derby field. The new points system will start in 2013 with the Derby race set for May 4.  The new system is officially named "Road to the Kentucky Derby" and will feature 36 stakes races overall with...
Via Sports-Glory
June 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2012 Mother Goose Stakes

This weekend’s Horse Racing feature race is Saturday’s 2012 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park in New York. The 56th running of the Grade: I, 1 1/16ths miles race for three year old fillies has brought together a field of just five, spearheaded by impressive Acorn Stakes winner Contested. Before we look at that race however, I just wanted to point out the first major two year...
Via isportsweb.com
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Breaking News: I’ll Have Another will stand stud in Japan

In a surprising turn of events, Horse Racing’s 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another will enter stud at Big Red Farm in Japan, according to owner J. Paul Reddam. “I am sad that he is not going to stand in America,” said Reddam, “I would have loved to have bred to him. It seems to me that if the goal in American racing is to win the Kentucky Derby,...
Via isportsweb.com
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Special Report: What really happened to I’ll Have Another prior to the Belmont Stakes?

If the New York Times were looking to grab some attention, they certainly did…and let me add if you work for PETA or are a Horse Racing “hater” stop reading this now. This is a real world situation that we are about to discuss and it involves a behind the scenes look at what happened to I’ll Have Another in the weeks leading up to his disappointing scratch out of the 2012...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Trainer Doug O’Neill fires back at New York Times article

Trainer Doug O’Neill called the New York Times’ report that dual classic winner I’ll Have Another was ailing before his retirement “irresponsible journalism.” The Times reported on Wednesday that I’ll Have Another’s veterinary records showed he was being treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs between winning the Preakness Stakes on May 19 and being scratched...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Amazing Performances- Secretariat’s 1973 Belmont Stakes

When most people go to the gym to workout, they usually listen to an I-pod…not me…as strange as it may sound; I watch videos of horse races. (Yes, you would be correct, I have no life). I especially like the older races and since I’m in the gym several times a week (for a lot of years now) you can image how many I’ve watched. I actually started saving a few in my “favorites”...
Via isportsweb.com
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss
WHAT A ZOO

Ostriches, camels star at 'Extreme Race Day'

Saturday brought about the sixth annual "Extreme Race Day" at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. What exactly makes Extreme Race Day so "extreme" you may be asking? No, it's not skateboards and snowmobiles, but rather, racing camels and ostriches. Below you'll see the "Don't Lay an Egg Dash." I don't know whether to be impressed that...
Via Awful Announcing
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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: 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 05, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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