HORSE RACING NEWS

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 17, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 15, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 10, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
September 26, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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