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...
November 28, 2014  |  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...
November 21, 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...
October 30, 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...
August 29, 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...
August 18, 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...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The 2014 Haskell Invitational…..A Look Ahead

One of Horse Racing’s major summer events, the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, is beginning to take shape and it could include the enormously talented Untapable, a filly. While owner Ron Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen think about what they want to due with their fleet Tapit filly, either run her vs. the boys July 27 in the Grade 1 Haskell or in the...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Man Runs onto Track During Horse Race

Today’s Cream Gorse Handicap race featured a surprise that no one would’ve expected. During the race, which took place in Leicester, an unidentified man ran onto the track during the final 100 yards—in an attempt to draw ten seconds of “fame.” He was lucky he wasn’t trampled. And he didn’t affect the outcome too much, either. Watch him run onto the track like an idiot...
Via The Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2014 Stephen Foster Handicap Preview; ‘Chrome Goes Home

If you are suffering from an emotional letdown from California Chrome’s defeat in the Belmont Stakes, like I am a little, don’t… because the sport of Horse Racing keeps the ball rolling this weekend with several key races topped off by the 2014 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The Grade:1, nine furlong race for a half million bucks for four years olds...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome owner apologizes for Belmont rant

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn appears to have cooled down a bit after this weekend. After the 2014 Belmont Stakes concluded on Saturday afternoon, Coburn was angry about his horse losing out on the coveted Triple Crown. He felt that winning horse Tonalist should not have been allowed to race because it was not part of the Kentucky Derby or Preakness. Tonalist could not...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tonalist wins Belmont Stakes, Chrome loses

Your browser does not support iframes. Tonalist won the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the Triple Crown. Affrimed remains the last Triple Crown winner, having won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont in 1978. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth. “I thought he was gaining ground, but he didn’t...
Via Sports-Glory
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The worst horse names in Belmont history

Accountant (1906) If you want the crowd to go crazy, you get them to cheer for an Accountant! Woooo! Accountant finished 3rd in 1906, probably because greater prize money would have pushed him into a higher tax bracket. Best Laid Plans (1976) The full saying is: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” This horse finished 8th. Pretty awry. Bold Ego (1981) Okay, we’re...
Via Sports Pickle
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Belmont Stakes predictions and preview

This Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the famous Belmont Park racetrack, located in Elmont, NY, will be the 2014 edition of the Belmont Stakes. The race is also known as the Test of the Champions," as it is the only 3YO race, where these young horses run the entire 1 1/2 mile circumference of Belmont Park's oval.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Full Analysis of the 2014 Belmont Stakes; Can ‘Chrome Sweep The Triple Crown?

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York is the only place to be this weekend as not only will the sensational California Chrome be gunning to be only the 12th horse in history to complete a sweep of Horse Racing’s most covenant prize, the 2014 version of the Triple Crown, by winning the 2014 Belmont Stakes (a feat that hasn’t been accomplished in 35 years) but aside from the Breeder...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Do Horses Lose Triple Crowns or Do Their Jockeys?

For the past three weeks I’ve been listening to how the last 12 horses to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes got beat in the Belmont Stakes….how we are 0 for the last 12….the Triple Crown is difficult and needs to be changed….there should be more time between races….blah, blah, blah…but does anyone realize that, by my count, almost half of those 12 (11 really...
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome is 3-5 favorite for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and will have a chance to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will break from the No. 2 post on Saturday at Belmont Park. California Chrome will be listed No. 2 in the betting program, the same spot as 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. “I don’t...
Via Sports-Glory
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome allowed to wear nasal strip at Belmont

The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip during the Belmont Stakes. New York Racing Association steward Steve Lewandowski told ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards on Monday that California Chrome has been approved to wear the nasal strip during the 1½-mile race. California Chrome will now have a chance to become the sport’s...
Via Sports-Glory
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nasal strips to cost California Chrome Triple Crown bid?

California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and dug deep to win the Preakness on Saturday.  Now the chestnut colt faces the toughest test of all in three weeks, the Belmont Stakes. California Chrome will attempt to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, something that hasn’t been done since Affirmed in 1978. But trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not pursue...
Via Sports-Glory
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome owner takes shot at Churchill Downs

After California Chrome won the 2014 Preakness Stakes, owner Steve Coburn used his platform to take a shot at Churchill Downs.
Via Gamedayr
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing Breaking News: Is Heavy 2014 Preakness Stakes Favorite California Chrome Sick?

The sports channel ESPN is reporting that 2014 Kentucky Derby winner, and heavy Preakness favorite (3/5 on the morning line), California Chrome was coughing this morning and might have “come down with a cold”. Alan Sherman, son and assistant to trainer Art Sherman, said California Chrome does have a small blister in his throat, but bloodwork and a scope revealed it to be a minor...
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Was California Chrome’s Derby Win Really That Good?

Some people are numbers people…..some are not…I like to think I’m a hybrid…I am a little bit both. I like to look at things visually and then look at the numbers. Perhaps I should commit one way or another or I wouldn’t be having the problem I am with California Chrome and his win in Horse Racing’s most illustrious race, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, last week. Looking at...
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park; Big Zenyatta News

With several big races being run on the weekend in between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, I figured I’d stick with the three year old theme and take a look at the 2014 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park in New York where Tonalist has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. The Peter Pan, which is run at nine furlongs and for $200,000, is the perfect and traditional...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Your browser does not support iframes. California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, won the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Art Sherman became the oldest trainer to win the Derby at 77. “It’s been a long haul,” Sherman said, smiling. “I’m just the same old Art Sherman, except I won the Kentucky...
Via Sports-Glory
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

It's a day meant for the craziest, wildest, and most outlandish hats to be worn and called stylish. It's day for the mass consumption of mint juleps; some of them out of ridiculously expensive cups (excuse me, chalices). It's a day for the most exciting and fastest two minutes in sports.I'm talking about the Run for the Roses--the Kentucky Derby!From Bleacher ReportAnd...
Via FatManWriting
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Full Analysis of the 2014 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

With the biggest race in the world, the Kentucky Derby, and one of the biggest races for three year old fillies in this country, the Kentucky Oaks, this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the week will be broken down into two parts. We’ll be looking at the 2104 Kentucky Oaks, which will feature leading three year old filly Untapable listed as the heavy 4/5 morning line favorite,...
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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