Friends, Many of you will recall a long-time, if recently absent, member *PK Truckdriver (Patrick K)*. It has come to my attention, via a Thread at PaceAdvantage and by several private messages, that he was stricken with a serious health issue on a trucking run, far from home, is undergoing...
Obviously, the Breeders’ Cup has a profound effect on Eclipse Award voting. And unfortunately, that will include this year’s controversial and terribly unsatisfying Breeders’ Cup Classic. Keeping in mind that no one should make his Eclipse decisions just a couple of hours after the Breeders’ Cup is over, let’s take a look at how things appear to stand as of […]
It’s counter-intuitive that in a 1 1/2-mile race, everyone should be in a hurry. Fortunately for Finnegans Wake, jockey Victor Espinoza was perfectly patient in the Grade 2, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Thursday at Del Mar.
Delaunay turned back the clock Thursday in New Orleans. Not that he ever has declined precipitously, but the Delaunay who won the Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds looked a lot like the Delaunay who for a spell in 2012 and 2013 might have been the best sprinter in the country.
On a sloppy, slow, and demanding surface that appeared to favor horses running closer to the pace than off of it, Salutos Amigos, under Cornelio Velasquez, was last with a quarter-mile to run in Thursday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct.
After finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31, Daddy D T appears the one to beat in Sunday's $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Del Mar Race Course.
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Frivolous stalked the early pace before taking over in the stretch and held off 9-10 favorite Don't Tell Sophia to win the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 27.
Rosie Napravnik, who recently announced her retirement from riding to start a family, heads a list of five riders named Thursday by Santa Anita as finalists for the 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
Santa Anita has raised the purses of two leading stakes for older horses – the Santa Anita Handicap and San Antonio Stakes – but eliminated the Strub Stakes for 4-year-olds for the track’s upcoming winter-spring meeting, which runs from Dec. 26 to April 19.
Bob Baffert had to sweat out a thrilling stretch run and then anxious moments while the Santa Anita stewards considered an inquiry, but in the end the Hall of Fame trainer got his first win in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 25, 2014) – Online voting is now open for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the […] The pos […]
Plans Include Launch of New Social Game in January 2015 November 20, 2014 (Washington, PA) – Leading Advance Deposit Wagering (ADW) provider, Xpressbet, and Real-Money Social Gambling pioneer, Giddy Apps, have extended their technology and content agreement for three (3) years, allowing customers to watch, wager and win real money on live horse […] The p […]
Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh is more than just a fearsome lineman: He is also the NFL’s secret finance nerd. He has a network of business titans who serve as mentors, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett.