HORSE RACING NEWS

Preview of the 2015 Fountain of Youth & Risen Star Stakes'; Plus 2 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at a total of four more races co-highlighted by the 2015 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida, which will feature the highly regarded Upstart, and the 2015 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana, which will feature Le Comte Stakes upset winner International Star vs. the up and coming...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 San Vincente Stakes: Plus 3 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at four more key races being run around the country. The highlight race will be Sunday’s San Vincente Stakes at Santa Anita Park for three year olds going seven furlongs. The race carries a purse of $200,000 and will mark the 2015 debut of impressive 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red. We will also be...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Infographic Preview: The Cheltenham Festival

In about six weeks’ time, horse racing fans in Europe and around the world will tune in to one of the first great racing festivals of the year. While we in the U.S. equate prestigious horse racing with events like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, the earlier months of the year bring about equally incredible races throughout the U.K. And first up is the Cheltenham...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Holy Bull Stakes; Plus 3 Others

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the week, we will be looking at a total of four races from around the country with the highlight race being the 2015 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The $400,000 Grade: 2 race will be run at one and one sixteenth miles and drew a field of 10 with Upstart being installed as the 2/1 morning line favorite. The three other races...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Famed track announcer Tom Durkin stays busy in retirement

  Tom Durkin could not walk five feet through the crowd at Gulfstream Park without someone yelling his name, asking for a handshake or stopping to chat. And everyone who beckoned got the same warm reaction. There's a certain irony in that Durkin -- who is allergic to horses -- is still one of thoroughbred racing's most recognizable faces, even a few months after his retirement from...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Famed track announcer Tom Durkin still busy in retirement

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Tom Durkin could not walk five feet through the crowd at Gulfstream Park without someone yelling his name, asking for a handshake or stopping to chat. And everyone who beckoned got the same warm reaction. There's a certain irony in that Durkin - who is allergic to horses - is still one of thoroughbred racing's most recognizable faces, even a few months...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2015 Le Comte Stakes Preview; Plus 2 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Races of the Week, we will be looking at a total of three races with our highlighted race being the 2015 Le Comte Stakes for three year olds at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana. The one mile and 70 yard, grade: 3 race carries a $200,000 purse, drew a field of 11 and will feature Eagle. The Le Comte is the first of several keys races for horses who are being...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Bayern’s 2015 Debut to be Postponed?

Bayern, a finalist for 2014 Eclipse Awards as both champion male 3-year-old and Horse of the Year, will likely have his 2015 racing debut postponed due to a quarter crack. The speedy Offlee Wild colt missed an important scheduled workout last Saturday morning because he’s has been dealing the issue on his hind foot, which began following the Breeders Cup Classic. “He popped a...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Cheltenham Festival facts and figures

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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Examining the 2014 Horse of the Year ….Mess

With the 2014 Horse of the Year voting ballots being sent out in mid-December (that were due back yesterday January 4) and with the 2014 Eclipse Awards being announced on January 17th, it’s time we start taking a look at the 2014 Horse of the Year voting…or should I say Horse of the Year …mess? I’ve seen my share of “messes” in my 35 years of being involved in the sport...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Jerome Stakes and 3 Others

As we begin 2015, let me start off by wishing each and every one of you a happy and healthy new year. As I stated previously, we will be expanding the Horse Racing section here at isportweb as I will be doing several races each week as opposed to just one or two. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2015 Jerome Stakes for newly turned...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s Son, Cozmic One, To Make Racing Debut Shortly

Cozmic One, the first offspring out of 2010 Horse of the Year, and the enormously popular, Zenyatta is set to make his racing debut in a matter of days according to owner Jerry Moss. “Cozmic One will run here at Santa Anita in a matter of days. Victor (Espinoza) worked him the other day and he’s ready.” Moss said. Cozmic One, who looks like his mother, is by Bernardini and...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rising Superstar Dortmund Heads 2014 Los Alamitos Futurity

In this weeks Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014, Grade: 1 $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity for two year olds at Los Alamitos Racetrack in California, where Dortmund will be taking on just four others and has been installed as the heavy 4/5 morning line favorite. The 8 1/2 furlong Futurity will be run for the first time at Los Alamitos after...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired race-caller Tom Durkin to receive special Eclipse Award

  Track announcer Tom Durkin will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for outstanding lifetime achievement in the thoroughbred industry. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters said Thursday that Durkin will be presented the award Jan. 17 during the Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Durkin to receive Eclipse Award of Merit

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Track announcer Tom Durkin will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for outstanding lifetime achievement in the thoroughbred industry. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters said Thursday that Durkin will be presented the award Jan. 17 during the Eclipse Awards dinner at Gulfstream Park in...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos

In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Grade: 1, $350,000 Starlet Stakes for two year old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth at Los Alamitos Racecourse in California. Take Charge Brandi, who is making a serious late run for 2014 champion two year old filly off her back to back wins in the BC Juvenile Filly and the $500,000 Delta...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos

It’s a relatively quiet weekend this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing as there aren’t that many big races being run. Of course, it won’t be quiet weekend at my house, being it’s my birthday on Saturday. (I’ll be 29…again…which most people find hard to believe especially when I tell them I’ve been in the Horse Racing business for 35 years now). Anyway, we will...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack

First off, I trust you all had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Speaking of happy and healthy, this weekend’s Horse Racing schedule is exactly that with New York, Kentucky, California and Illinois all running big cards and big races. We will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York as our Horse Racing Race of the Week, but we’ll look at...
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November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: California Chrome Works on Grass; Gets Green Light for 2014 Hollywood Turf Derby

2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome had his first breeze over the turf at Del Mar yesterday (Sunday) and right afterwards trainer Art Sherman confirmed Saturday’s (Nov. 29) $300,000 Hollywood (Turf) Derby would be the colt’s next start. With the dogs further out from the inner rail than normal, California Chrome went a half mile in :52 in front of a crowd...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Delta Downs Jackpot Million Stakes

To me, it’s never too early to talk about the Kentucky Derby and this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, the 2014 Delta Downs Jackpot Million Stakes at Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, might have some 2015 Kentucky Derby implications. The 8 ½ furlong contest has drawn 10 two year olds, including Conquest Tsunami and Wake Up Nick, both of whom are five for six with one second...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park in Maryland. A deep and broad spectrum of 10 horses were entered including a filly, La Verdad, taking on males for the first time, a three year old, Favorite Tale, taking on older horses for the first time, the amazing Ben’s Cat, who will...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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October 30, 2014  |  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...
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October 29, 2014  |  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...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Hagyard-Fayette Stakes at Keeneland; BC Works

We are now exactly one week away from the 2014 Breeders Cup Championships and the excitement is really starting to build. That being said, as a programming note, I will have Friday’s Breeders Cup races posted on Thursday morning and Saturday’s races posted on Friday morning. As far as this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be looking at the 2014 Hagyard Fayette...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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