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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 bay...
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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 my...
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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 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 looking...
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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.
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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

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: 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 over $23...
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October 31, 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 18...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Bold Ruler Handicap; BC Notes

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Bold Ruler Stakes at Belmont Park  in Elmont, NY. A field of six has been entered for the now seven furlong event (It used to be a six furlong race) with Strapping Groom installed as the early 9/5 morning line favorite. With the 2013 Breeders Cup now just six days away, it is, once again...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup; BC Notes

With Horse Racing’s “Super Bowl”, the 2013 Breeders Cup, just around the corner and all the serious prep races in the books, the next three weeks are three of the quietest weeks in the sport. I did manage to find the 2013 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, a Grade: 1 event at Keeneland Racetrack on Saturday that features Kitten’s Dumplings and Alterite, and made it our Horse Racing...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2013 Champagne Stakes & 2013 Shadwell Turf Mile

I counted seven key races being through out the country this weekend in the sport of Horse Racing but I isolated two that I wanted to take a closer look at. The 2013 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park in New York, which features runaway Hopeful Stakes winner Strong Mandate, and the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland Racetrack in Kentucky, which features 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: What Happened to Orb in the 2013 Jockey Club Gold Cup?

The camp of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb continue to search for answers of what happened to the good looking Malibu Moon colt while finishing last, beaten 22 1/4 lengths, in last Saturday’s 2013 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. Orb, who bobbled slightly at the start, appears to have come out of the race well according to Buzz Tenney, assistant to trainer Shug McGaughey . ...
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October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Jockey Club Gold Cup; Super Saturday at Belmont Park

Last week, we focused solely on Parx Park because of their extravaganza of racing. But in this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week it was a lot more difficult to choose a key race being there are a blockbuster amount of big races being run, in New York and California, as final prep races for the Breeders Cup, which is now just some six weeks away. After much deliberation, I chose...
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September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Preview: 2013 Pennsylvania Derby is a rematch of the controversial Travers Stakes

In this weekend’s action in the sport of Horse Racing, we focus in on Parx Park in Bethlehem, Pa. for the 2013 Pennsylvania Derby. Will Take Charge and Moreno who finished one-two, respectively, in a thrilling, yet very controversial Travers Stakes last month at Saratoga, will spearhead the $1 million, Grade: 2, nine furlong test on Saturday. A total of eight were entered in the...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Garden City Stakes at Belmont Park

Other than 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan running in the 2013 Woodbine Mile at Woodbine in Canada on Sunday, it’s a rather quite weekend in the sport of Horse Racing this weekend. I thought about making the Woodbine Mile our feature race but with Wise Dan listed as the 2/5 morning line favorite, that race looks way too easy. So, I chose the 2013 Garden City Stakes, with Emollient...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: A Closer Look at the 2013 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week we get a change in venue as we will be taking a closer look at the 2013 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La. where top flight three year Departing, who has been installed at the even money favorite on the morning line, will spearhead a field of seven. First run in 1980, the Super Derby has certainly had its share of good...
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September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Woodward Stakes preview and 2009 look back

This Saturday, August 31, 2013, the 60th running of the Woodward Stakes for 3YOs and up will be run. The race is a very prestigious Grade I race, named for the prominent horse owner George Nicholas Woodward, that has helped to determine the end of the year championships in Thoroughbred racing.
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2013 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga

This weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week is once again at Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, New York, where we will be taking a look at the last major stakes race run with the Saratoga summer meet coming to a close just two days later….wow….the Saratoga meet is over already? That was quick wasn’t it? Anyway, the race will draw some of the top older horses in the country...
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August 30, 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 you’re...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: An In-Depth Look at the 2013 Travers Stakes at Saratoga

Generally speaking, I start off by saying this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week is such and such…but not this week. No, actually this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week is more like Horse Racings Race of the Year as we will be taking an in-depth look at the 2013 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack in upstate New York. The “Mid-Summer Derby” has drawn all but one of the...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Strong 2013 Travers Stakes Begins to Take Shape

A strong field of nine is expected for Saturday’s 2013 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Racetrack in race that, at this point in the season, should clearly mark the pro-tem three year old male division leader when entries are drawn on Wednesday. With three different winners of the three Triple Crown races (Orb-Kentucky Derby, Oxbow-Preakness Stakes and Palace Malice-Belmont Stakes) and...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Wise Dan Wins Again; Ranks Among All-Time Great Geldings?

When 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan came roaring off the final turn in the 2013 Fourstardave Handicap this past Saturday at Saratoga Racetrack, wore down, collared, and several second later, was drawing away from a still running strong pacemaker King Kressa, I realized Wise Dan not only added to his legacy, but he might be one of the better geldings we’ve seen in recent memory I...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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