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Horse Racing: 2014 Countdown to the Triple Crown- March 12th

Horse Racing: 2014 Countdown to the Triple Crown- March 12thWith now 52 days before Horse Racing’s single biggest race in the country, if not the world, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, I made a few changes in this week’s list. 1) Shared Belief- I’m leaving him at #1 for now but I’m starting to have serious doubts. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said that Shared Belief is “doing well”...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby Contender Top Billing Injured; Off Triple Crown Trail

Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby Contender Top Billing Injured; Off Triple Crown TrailTop Billing, a leading contender for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, sustained a crack in his right front cannon bone during a workout at Payson Park yesterday (Saturday) morning that has not only knocked him out of the Derby, but off the Triple Crown trail completely. It was Top Billings’ first breeze...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Debut of The Countdown to the Triple Crown

Horse Racing: 2014 Debut of The Countdown to the Triple CrownIt’s that time of year again! with some eight weeks remaining before Horse Racing’s single biggest race in the country, if not the world, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, it’s time to start taking a more serious look at which horses will be among the vanguard come the first Saturday in May. If you have read this in years...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cheltenham Festival Handicaps Have Entries

As many as 1,038 entries have been made for next month’s competition, with 257 coming from Ireland. The Cheltenham Festival will hold the £90,000 Festival Trophy Handicap Chase on Tuesday, March 11. The event is expected to exceed an extended three miles. There is also the day’s finale, the £60,000 Rewards4Racing Novice’s Handicap Chase which will cover an extended two miles...
Via Low Brow Sports
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2014 Withers Stakes & 2014 Sam F. Davis Stakes

With some 20 stakes races being run thorough out the country this Saturday, it was rather difficult to choose exactly which race should be our Horse Racing Race of the Week. I choose the 2014 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct in Queens, New York, where the unbeaten and untested Samraat will spearhead the field of eight and (just five minutes later) the 2014 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park

The first major prep race for the 2014 Kentucky Derby takes place this Saturday at Gulfstream Park in the 2014 Holy Bull Stakes, which in turn, makes it our Horse Racing Race of the Week for this week. The one and one sixteenth miles, Grade: 2 race drew a full field of 11 and carries a purse of $400,000 with the enormously talented 2013 Nashua Stakes winner Cairo Prince listed as...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Closer Looks at the 2014 Sunshine Millions Classic & 2014 LeComte Stakes

With two key races being run this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing, I couldn’t decide which one to breakdown. So I said the heck with it and did both. Therefore this week we will be taking a closer look at both the 2014 Lecomte Stakes for three year olds at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana, where the unbeaten Gold Hawk has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite against...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby begins to gather momentum this weekend at Santa Anita where six newly turned three year olds will go post-ward Saturday afternoon in our Horse Racing Race of the Week, the Grade: 3, one mile, $100,000 Sham Stakes. Over the next several weeks the prep races for the Derby will snowball until hitting a crescendo in March and early April and, with...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Eclipse Awards Preview

With the 2013 Horse Racing season officially over it’s time to look back at the year, with all its ups and downs, and crown our 2013 Eclipse Awards champions. Named after the great 18th-century racehorse and sire Eclipse, who was undefeated in 18 starts, the Eclipse Awards are given out every year to recognize Thoroughbred horses and individuals whose achievements have earned them...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2014 Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream Park

As we kick off the 2014 Horse Racing season, and every race horse on the planet officially turns another year older, what better way to start out the year than a race for newly turned three year olds, with early 2014 Kentucky Derby hopes, than in the 2014 Spectacular Bid Stakes going six furlongs at GulfstreamPark in Hallandale, Florida? A field of eight will go post-ward Saturday...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we bring 2013 to a close with a look at the 2013 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla. The six furlong sprint for $100,000 drew a field of eight with the speedy Star Harbour listed as the 5/2 morning line favorite. The races’ namesake stirs memories of a remarkable horse. Nicknamed Mr. P, the dark bay or...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The Iconic Hollywood Park Meets Its Bitter End

Apart from a catastrophic injury to equine or human, there is nothing that is more heartbreaking to me in the sport of Horse Racing than an equine racetrack, in any capacity, closing down. Such is the case with Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California that will be closing its doors for the final time this Sunday. I don’t know, maybe since two racetrack closings were jammed down...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park; News and Notes

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we go back to Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California for the 2013 CashCall Futurity for two year olds. The $750,000, mile and sixteenth event drew a field of 13 and will be spearheaded by the unbeaten and, so far, untested Shared Belief and Tap it Rich, who was beaten less than four lengths in the Breeders Cup Juvenile last month...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Hollywood Starlet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park

This week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week takes us out to the soon to be demolished (more on that in another piece I’m working on) Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California where we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Hollywood Starlet Stakes for two year old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth. Rosalind has been installed as the morning line favorite in the Grade...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack

With the exception of one or possibly two more, this is the last blockbuster weekend in the sport of Horse Racing for the remainder of the year. There are a plethora of big races being run around the country today and tomorrow but will be focusing in on the 2013 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York. A field of 11 has been drawn with Champion filly Groupie Doll being...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million

Is it ever too early to start thinking Kentucky Derby? For me it isn’t. In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Delta Downs Jackpot Million at Delta Downs in Vinton, La. The 8 1/2 furlong race for two year olds is the first major race (post-Breeders Cup Juvenile) for horses with 2014 Kentucky Derby aspirations. A field of 10 will...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct

In this week’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, New York where Hyper has been installed as the tepid 5/2 morning line favorite. The turf marathon (11 furlong) event drew a full field of 13 with one Main Track Only entrant. I probably appreciate Red Smith, the man, a little more than...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Long Island Handicap; 2 Classical Winners Retired

There is a certain amount of emotional let down after the Breeders Cup, but I just want to remind you …fear not….there are still several more important races to be run this year in the sport of Horse Racing. The Cigar Mile, The Remsen Stakes, The Malibu Stakes, the Delta Downs Jackpot Million and a handful of other important stakes races are all still to be run and we will be...
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November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s Sister Eblouissante Sells for $2.1 Million

Eblouissante, a half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, sold for $2.1 million to Ian Banwell’s St. George Stable at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale this past Tuesday. Keeneland agent Tom Thornbury did the bidding from the press box with Banwell on the phone. Afterwards, Thornbury confirmed that Eblouissante will remain in training with John Shirreffs. Eblouissante...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Breeders’ Cup review: The good, bad, and ugly

This past weekend, horse racing fans from around the world were treated to one of the biggest weekends in Thoroughbred racing, the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Some Final Thoughts About the 2013 Breeders Cup

Long-shots and Europeans winners were definitely the overall theme to the 2013 Breeders Cup at Santa Anita this past weekend. The European horses dominated (Including two all Europe triples) and also, led by Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, several year end championship award categories were scrambled as far as I’m concerned.   As I stated in my previews, I had all the races broken...
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November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Secret Compass euthanized after suffering injury at Breeders’ Cup

Secret Compass, a 2-year-old Thoroughbred filly, was euthanized Friday after suffering a condylar fracture during the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. “Secret Compass sustained a lateral condylar fracture with dislocation, which is an injury we can’t bring them back from because when they dislocate on the track, 
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Breeders’ Cup day 2 picks and preview

The second day of the Breeders' Cup contains just about all the marquee races, the Juvenile, the BC Turf, and ending the day with the main event, the Breeders' Cup Classic. Day 2 is filled with so much excitement and drama.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Breeders’ Cup day 1 picks and preview

Anyway, my task at hand is to give my opinion on who I think will be winning the races. I wait for this event like Christmas. I love the sport, and I try to put a good spin on it. What I will do is give you a link to the fields for all of the races on both days, and the morning line odds.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Breeders Cup Distaff at Santa Anita

The big days(s) are finally upon us. The best of the best horses, trainers and jockeys from around the world will be on display in the sport of Horse Racing’s “Super Bowl” sort of speak in the Breeders Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Acadia, California on Nov. 1 & 2. Over the next two days, 14 races will be run (five on Friday and nine on Saturday) with...
Via isportsweb.com
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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