Tower of Texas rallies to win Bradley Handicap

Tower of Texas burst to the lead in the late stages for a 1 1/2-length victory over Galton in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. It was another neck back in third to Saham.
January 13, 2018

Instilled Regard takes step toward Ky. Derby

Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes.
January 13, 2018

Mopotism grabs first graded score in La Canada

On her 11th attempt, Mopotism won a graded stakes in Saturday's Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.
January 13, 2018

NYRA offering bonuses to boost field size

The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets.
January 13, 2018

Purse hike offered for Wood Memorial

If a Grade 1 winner starts in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial, the purse of the race will be bumped to $1 million from its current level of $750,000, the New York Racing Association announced Friday.
January 13, 2018

Stronach reaches deals for two Pegasus spots

The three slots held by The Stronach Group granting berths in the company's own Pegasus World Cup later this month at Gulfstream Park have been marketed to potential entrants without any costs attached.
January 12, 2018

Jockey punches horse, gets two-week suspension

A jockey took his anger out on his horse in a recent race, and now he’ll be paying the price.Dylan Caboche was seen punching his horse, She’s Reneldasgirl, before a race at Port Lincoln in Australia. The filly ended up finishing in eighth place, but that wasn’t what Thoroughbred Racing South Australia was interested in. It was Caboche’s actions that they focused on.TRSA suspended...
Via The Sports Daily
November 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Who won the Belmont Stakes the year you were born?

The third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, with have its 149th running in on June 11, 2017. The following is a rundown of every winner in history, including each horse and jockey able to complete the rare and coveted Triple Crown feat.
May 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Bettor wins more than $857K on $2 Kentucky Derby bet

One very lucky person spent a measly $2 and won $857,335.40 on a Kentucky Derby bet, correctly getting the winner of the top six races, also known as a Pick 6. Always Dreaming won by a mile, showing some serious stamina to pull ahead of the field by so much on the muddy track at Churchill Downs. He finished 2 3/4 lengths ahead of Lookin At Lee and 7 3/4 ahead of Battle of Midway...
Via Sportsnaut
May 06, 2017  |  Discuss

The 'Meet the one-eyed horse everyone will be rooting for on Saturday' quiz

The 143rd annual Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday, in case you're wondering why all of your sports friends are now suddenly really into horse racing odds, mint juleps and patently absurd headwear. But there is another reason folks might want to tune in this weekend, as this year's race will feature Patch, a one-eyed underdog (underhorse?) who has quickly emerged as this...
May 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Triple Crown winners and close calls

The Triple Crown is the Holy Grail of horse racing and for good reason. While several horses have managed to two of the three Triple Crown races — the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes — only 12 have been able to complete the trifecta. Here we chronicle those dozen horses, along with a baker's dozen that came close.
May 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

Dolphus Morrison, a longtime horseman and the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82.
Via CSN Chicago
October 27, 2016

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Dolphus Morrison, the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82. His wife, Ellen, said he died Wednesday at a nursing home and had been suffering from Alzheimer's. Morrison was involved in thoroughbred racing for more than three decades when he and longtime trainer Hal Wiggins struck gold with Rachel Alexandra in 2009. After Wiggins decided...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nyquist out of Belmont due to health complications

Just days after losing the Preakness Stakes, Nyquist has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes race due to health complications, TMZ reports. Already dealing with a fever, a new complication arose that caused Nyquist’s trainers to pull the plug. “We spoke with Nyquist’s assistant trainer, Jack Sisterson, who tells us … Nyquist has an elevated white blood cell count, which can...
Via Sportsnaut
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Preakness Stakes the year you were born (and before)?

The second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, has taken place since 1873. Here we display the winner every year of the Preakness because a true fan of horse racing would want to know the winner the year he or she was born — as well as all the winners that came before and after.
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Kentucky Derby the year you were born?

The Kentucky Derby has taken place for more than 140 years and counting, with the 2017 edition taking place Saturday, May 6. The first leg of the Triple Crown is arguably the most famous, and the winners are remembered for ages. So who won the year you were born? Take a look at the Kentucky Derby winners since the race's inception.
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra named to Racing Hall of Fame

Steve Asmussen and Rachel Alexandra, the great mare he trained to Horse of the Year honors, as well as Horse of the Year Zenyatta and jockey Ramon Dominguez will be inducted this year into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.The four were selected in the contemporary category and will be inducted Friday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga...
Via FOX Sports
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Triple Crown winner in the history of horse racing

The horse racing Triple Crown is when a horse wins The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes in a single year. Can you name every Triple Crown winner in the history of the sport?
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Can you name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867? Note: There was no race in 1911 and 1912.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873

Can you name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873? Note: No races from 1891-1893. Note: In 1918, 26 horses were entered into two heats, and there were two winners for the only time in history.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Kentucky Derby winner since 1875

Can you name every horse to win the Kentucky Derby since 1875?
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2016 Risen Star Stakes; Rachel Alexandra Stakes and more

Our focus this weekend will be strictly at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana as they will be running the 2016 version of the Risen Star Stakes, a major three year old prep race for, not only the 2016 Kentucky Derby, but also their premier race of the meet, the $1 million Louisiana Derby on March 26. The once beaten Airoforce, the stretch running Mo Tom and 11 others will contest 8 ½...
February 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: American Pharoah will make $35 million as stud in 2016

It pays to win. For American Pharoah, the 2015 American Triple Crown winner, this is quite a literal statement. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, the now-retired race horse is set to make a fortune as a stud: American Pharoah will make $35M in the breeding shed this year. His stallion career began this morning — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra’s 1/2 brother in 2016 Lecomte Stakes; 2016 Sunshine Millions Classic and more

We will be looking at three more races in this weekend’s Horse Racing Races of the Week, highlighted by the 2016 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The Millions Classic is a nine furlong test for four year olds and up that carries a $250,000 purse with Mr. Jordan and Maxikoma spearheading the field. We also be looking at a pair of races for newly turned three...
January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Rome’s racehorse Shared Belief dies after colic surgery

Shared Belief, the champion racehorse owned by sports media personality Jim Rome, died on Wednesday, Rome’s racing group announced. Shared Belief was a four-year-old horse who had enjoyed tremendous success in the racing world. The gelding won his first eight races before losing at the Breeders Cup last year. He had posted a victory over 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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