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
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Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland; BC Works

With now just two weeks left until the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships, there is still some good racing/horses going on this weekend. Belmont Park is running their annual New York Bred Showcase day, which is a day where there will be eight stakes races run, all with six figure purses and all for New York state bred horses. Charles Town in West Virginia is doing something similar...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan injured; Out of Breeders Cup

2012 and 2013 Horse of the Year Wise Dan has suffered a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone (shin) of his right front fetlock (ankle). The injury will need a minimum of 30 days to heal which in turn will force the flashy chestnut to miss the 2014 Breeders Cup Mile, a race he won two years in a row. “(Trainer) Charlie (Lopresti) called me last night,” owner...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Queen Elizabeth II Cup Challenge; Cigar Dead at 24

With the 2014 Breeders Cup World Championships now just three weeks away, and the official countdown beginning, the racing, and the horses that enter, thin out a bit over these next two weeks. That being said, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2014 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland Racetrack in Kentucky as our Horse Racing Race of the Week. The nine furlong event...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2014 Champagne Stakes & 2014 Shadwell Turf Mile

Even with only four weeks left until Horse Racing’s ultimate day(s), the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships, the racing action is still hot and heavy this weekend. There are a plethora of major stakes races from Friday thru Sunday and all across the country as well. We will be focusing in on the 2014 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park for two year old colts going a flat mile for $500...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park

With the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships just about five weeks away, some of Horse Racing’s biggest stars will be getting their final prep races in this weekend. That being said, this weekend we will be focusing in on the 2014 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. The 1 ¼ mile classic drew a field of 12 with elite three year old Wicked Strong being listed as your 3-1 morning line...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs

With the Saratoga and Del-Mar meets now officially over, and the Breeders Cup Championships in October/November, we start to fill that about eight week gap this weekend with the $400,000, Grade: 2, 2014 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on Saturday. The nine furlong race drew a field of 11 with Vicar’s in Trouble (9-5), Ide be Cool (at an astronomical 15-1) and East Hills (5-1) spearheading...
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga

Can you believe its closing weekend at Saratoga Race Course already? and that the meet at beautiful Del Mar Racetrack will end mid week next week? Time really does fly when you’re having fun doesn’t it? That being said, our feature race this week will be the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course for three year olds and up going nine furlongs for $600,000. The classic race...
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Travers Stakes at Saratoga; 2014 Pacific Classic

All eyes in the sports of  Horse Racing, and beyond, will be in two places on two separate days and on different sides of the country this weekend as Saratoga Race Course in New York will be running the 2014 Travers Stakes on Saturday, which will feature a rematch between Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and Jim Dandy winner Wicked Strong, along with speed demon Bayern, and on Sunday...
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
August 18, 2014  |  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...
August 15, 2014  |  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...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The 2014 Haskell Invitational…..A Look Ahead

One of Horse Racing’s major summer events, the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, is beginning to take shape and it could include the enormously talented Untapable, a filly. While owner Ron Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen think about what they want to due with their fleet Tapit filly, either run her vs. the boys July 27 in the Grade 1 Haskell or in the...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Princess of Sylmar Heads 2014 Delaware Handicap

Of the 16 major stakes races being run in the sport of Horse Racing this weekend, none are bigger then our feature race, the 2014 Delaware Park Handicap at Delaware Park for three year olds and up fillies and mares going the classical distance of 1 ¼ miles for $750,000. Four time grade one stakes winner Princess of Sylmar has been listed as the (gift) even money morning line favorite...
July 11, 2014  |  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
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July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs

Two year olds appear to be the theme of this weekend’s action in the sport of Horse Racing. As I went thru all the races being run around, and also outside, the country I spotted four two year old stakes races. I struggled to find a key/major race this weekend, so I figured I’d take a closer look at the 2014 Debutante Stakes for two year old fillies at Churchill Downs on Saturday...
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Man Runs onto Track During Horse Race

Today’s Cream Gorse Handicap race featured a surprise that no one would’ve expected. During the race, which took place in Leicester, an unidentified man ran onto the track during the final 100 yards—in an attempt to draw ten seconds of “fame.” He was lucky he wasn’t trampled. And he didn’t affect the outcome too much, either. Watch him run onto the track like an idiot...
Via The Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Stephen Foster Handicap Preview; ‘Chrome Goes Home

If you are suffering from an emotional letdown from California Chrome’s defeat in the Belmont Stakes, like I am a little, don’t… because the sport of Horse Racing keeps the ball rolling this weekend with several key races topped off by the 2014 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The Grade:1, nine furlong race for a half million bucks for four years olds...
June 13, 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...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tonalist wins Belmont Stakes, Chrome loses

Your browser does not support iframes. Tonalist won the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the Triple Crown. Affrimed remains the last Triple Crown winner, having won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont in 1978. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth. “I thought he was gaining ground, but he didn’t...
Via Sports-Glory
June 07, 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

2014 Belmont Stakes predictions and preview

This Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the famous Belmont Park racetrack, located in Elmont, NY, will be the 2014 edition of the Belmont Stakes. The race is also known as the Test of the Champions," as it is the only 3YO race, where these young horses run the entire 1 1/2 mile circumference of Belmont Park's oval.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Full Analysis of the 2014 Belmont Stakes; Can ‘Chrome Sweep The Triple Crown?

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York is the only place to be this weekend as not only will the sensational California Chrome be gunning to be only the 12th horse in history to complete a sweep of Horse Racing’s most covenant prize, the 2014 version of the Triple Crown, by winning the 2014 Belmont Stakes (a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in 35 years) but aside from the Breeder...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Do Horses Lose Triple Crowns or Do Their Jockeys?

For the past three weeks I’ve been listening to how the last 12 horses to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes got beat in the Belmont Stakes….how we are 0 for the last 12….the Triple Crown is difficult and needs to be changed….there should be more time between races….blah, blah, blah…but does anyone realize that, by my count, almost half of those 12 (11 really...
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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