Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Illinois Derby; Zenyatta’s Sister Returns

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014 Illinois Derby for three year olds going nine furlongs for $500,000. The Bob Baffert trained Midnight Hawk has been installed as the heavy 4-5 morning line favorite. Several other major races to keep an eye on this weekend include the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic at Charles Town Races...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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: Preview of the 2014 Derby Trial Stakes; Zenyatta Foals First Daughter

With the 2014 Kentucky Derby now just about a week away, it’s a relatively quiet weekend in the sport of Horse Racing. That being said, we’ll be taking a look at the 2014 Derby Trial at Churchill Downs for three year olds going a flat mile for $150,000. The speedy Bayern, from the Bob Baffert barn, has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite. The speedy Bayern, who is currently...
April 25, 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, today...
May 01, 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 the winner...
Via FatManWriting
May 03, 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

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 the race from...
May 12, 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: 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, I’ll explain...
June 05, 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 Cup...
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

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 and up...
June 13, 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: 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

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: 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 several...
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s Son, Cozmic One, To Make Racing Debut Shortly

Cozmic One, the first offspring out of 2010 Horse of the Year, and the enormously popular, Zenyatta is set to make his racing debut in a matter of days according to owner Jerry Moss. “Cozmic One will run here at Santa Anita in a matter of days. Victor (Espinoza) worked him the other day and he’s ready.” Moss said. Cozmic One, who looks like his mother, is by Bernardini and trained...
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Fountain of Youth & Risen Star Stakes'; Plus 2 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at a total of four more races co-highlighted by the 2015 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida, which will feature the highly regarded Upstart, and the 2015 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana, which will feature Le Comte Stakes upset winner International Star vs. the up and coming...
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Kentucky Derby…A Look Ahead

You can call this a modified version of my annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” When I looked at the 2015 crop of three years olds, it certainly appears to be one of the strongest I’ve seen in quite some time. The 25 or so horses I have listed here all have shown a tremendous amount of potential as have others that I have not added (yet) and still others who either won’t be ready...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial and Bluegrass Stakes; Plus 5 Other Major Stakes Races

Let’s just go ahead and call this the biggest weekend thus far in 2015 in the sport of Horse Racing. I looked at 22 stakes races, but narrowed it down to what I thought were the top eight. The weekend will be highlighted by three Grade: 1, $1 million races in the 2015 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, New York, which attracted El Kabeir and Daredevil, the Toyota Bluegrass...
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 2015 Prep and Horse Racing Tidbits

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd is a little over three weeks away. Many of the major Derby prep races have been run as of this writing. As most racing fans know, each race had a certain amount of Derby-qualifying points attached to it.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five horses for your Grand National short list

The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase in the world and the 2015 race at Aintree has the potential to be one of the most emotional in its history. Tony McCoy, who is on the verge of being crowned champion National Hunt jockey for the 20th time, is retiring at the end of the season. But, if he wins the Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor, he is planning to quit immediately...
Via The Sports Daily
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s son, Cozmic One, Flops in Racing Debut

Cozmic One, the first foal of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, trailed every step of the way in his highly-anticipated racing debut last Friday at Santa Anita Park against a group of five other 3-year-olds and finished last in a one mile maiden special weight event. The son of Bernardini, who trailed by as many as 10 lengths in the early stages, made up a little bit of ground late...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 141 Predictions and Preview

Aside from being a great sporting event, the Kentucky Derby is an event in and of itself. Attendees wear interesting hats. I have seen hats that have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous on Derby Day. There's food as well, like Derby Pie and the famous Mint Julip.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

The biggest race in the country, and perhaps the world, is upon us in the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. 20 of the country’s best three year olds, led by American Pharoah, will run further then they’ve ever been asked to run before for $2 million and the pinnacle of prestige in the sport. The race itself needs no introduction as I’ve found that people, who don...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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