Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby field begins to take shape

With less than 10 days to go before the biggest race in the world takes place, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the field is beginning to take shape with budding superstar California Chrome leading the way in Horse Racing’s most classic race. With Cairo Prince (out of the Derby with an injury) and Midnight Hawk (removed from the list following his second-place finish in the Illinois Derby...
April 24, 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...
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...
January 24, 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...
January 10, 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...
January 03, 2014  |  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...
December 19, 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.
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November 06, 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.
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Look Ahead to the 2013 Breeders Cup at Santa Anita

A total of 172 horses were pre-entered for Friday and Saturday’s 2013 Breeders Cup at Santa Anita this past week, which was eight less than last years total of 180. Leading the way were 2012 Breeders Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, leading Horse of the Year candidates Wise Dan and Game On Dude as well as probable champion three year old filly Princess of Sylmar. An eye popping...
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Travers Recap & A Look Ahead to the 2013 Woodward Stakes

When Will Take Charge nosed out Moreno in a thrilling stretch run to win Horse Racing’s biggest summer race for three year olds, the $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack this past Saturday, believe it or not the first thought that popped into my head was the phrased coined by the great Steve Haskin when he said “It takes a horse to make you look like an ass”. If...
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga

This weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, the 2013 Whitney Handicap, in my view, is one of the key races of the Saratoga Racetrack summer meet. This race, along with the Woodward Stakes and, the granddaddy of them all, the Travers, goes a long way in my mind when year end championships are decided. This year’s field is loaded with talent with 2012 Breeders Cup Classic winner...
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Palace Malice wins Belmont Stakes (video)

Palace Malice wins the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. Palace Malice, who finished 12th in the Derby and skipped the Preakness, covered the 1 1/2 miles in 2:30.70 on a track that was hit with a 
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont Stakes odds and TV schedule

Belmont Stakes, often called the Test of Champions, because of its grueling 1.5 mile course. The third jewel in the Triple Crown is today with post time at 6:36 ET. Derby winner Orb, a 3 to 1 favorite, and Preakness winner Oxbow, 5 to 1 odds, are eyeing the winner’s blanket of white 
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Belmont Stakes special: Affirme vs. Alydar 1978 rivalry

It has been 35 long years since Affirmed (Exclusive Native-Won't Tell You-Crafty Admiral), owned by Harbor View Farms won all three legs of the Triple Crown.
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Orb is favorite to win Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the horse to beat in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Orb was made a 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 for the final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park. “He’s been here for 
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

145th Belmont Stakes predictions and preview

This Saturday, June 8th, will be the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. This is the last leg of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown for 3YOs. As most of you know, there will be no attempt this year, but that does not mean there is not a reason to watch.
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June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Complete Breakdown of the 2013 Belmont Stakes

A full field of 14 will line up for the third and final leg of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown series in the 2013 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY on Saturday. 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been listed as the 3-1 morning line favorite with 2013 Preakness winner Oxbox installed as the 5-1 third choice. (Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary is the second choice at 9...
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Belmont stakes races

The 2013 Triple Crown Season is about to end this upcoming Saturday, June 8th with the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. Sadly, there is no possibility of a Triple Crown this year, but take heart that the Triple Crown horse will come.
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June 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Orb a “Go” in the 2013 Belmont Stakes; News and Notes

After a short period of indecisiveness, trainer Shug McGaughey announced on Sunday that 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb will definitely run in Horse Racing’s third jewel of the Triple Crown, the 2013 Belmont Stakes, at BelmontPark in New York on June 8. McGaughey made the statement after watching his good looking, stretch running colt work a half mile in :48.1 and gallop-out five...
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown; 2013 Belmont Stakes Probables

I’m not sure why I’m still entitling this piece 2013 Countdown to the Triple Crown since, for the 35th year in a row; we will not have a Triple Crown winner. That being said, the 2013 Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in New York on June 8, still looks to be a very interesting race. With still some 10 days to go until the gates open, at this writing , it appears we’ll have the...
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The Top 5 Reason Why Orb Was Beaten in the 2013 Preakness Stakes

If you hadn’t notice already, Horse Racing sometimes is full of disappointments. In fact, when trainer Nick Zito years ago said “with great expectations, come great disappointments”…..He could not have been any more right. When Orb, the almost 3/5 odds on favorite to win the Preakness, struggled past the wire fourth in last Saturday’s 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racetrack...
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

138th Preakness Stakes: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Well, the world of thoroughbred racing had its heart broken on Preakness Day when Orb finished fourth in the Preakness this past Saturday, May 18, 2013, so it will be another year before racing can dream of a Triple Crown winner.
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2013 Preakness Stakes….The Aftermath

15-1 shot Oxbow went right to the early lead, when no-one else appeared to want it, set pedestrian like early fraction, and although clearing tiring in the final sixteenth of a mile, held on to win the second jewel of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown, the 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, this past Saturday 3/5 betting favorite Orb, made a mild bid at...
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Oxbow upsets Orb at Preakness

Oxbow upset Orb to win the 138th Preakness Stakes, ending Orb's bid to win the Triple Crown. Watch a replay of the race.

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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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