Brown Versus Pletcher in Pennine Ridge

Trainers Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher will each send out a pair of runners in Saturday’s feature at Belmont Park, the $200,000 Pennine Ridge (G3). The nine-furlong test on the inner turf course for three-year-olds drew a field of eight and will be the eighth race on the nine-race card. Brown will saddle the 5-2 morning line favorite … [Read More...]

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Led by the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday June 8, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival features 18 stakes over three days including eight Grade 1 races. A field of 8 to 10 runners is pointing toward the third jewel of the Triple Crown including Preakness Stakes (G1) winner War of Will and Tacitus, the Wood Memorial (G2) … [Read More...]

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Delta Prince Solid Favorite in Shoemaker Mile

A field of nine line up in Monday’s $500,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita led by the James Jerkens trained Delta Prince who ships in from New York. The Shoemaker Mile is one of three Grade 1 races on tap. The others are the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the $500,000 … [Read More...]

Mucho Makes Turf Debut in Paradise Creek at Belmont

A field of eight will line up in Saturday’s $100,000 Paradise Creek at Belmont Park at seven furlongs on turf led by the Bill Mott trained Mucho, who makes his first career start on turf. The colt was last seen running fourth in the Bay Shore (G3) at Aqueduct on the main track. … [Read More...]

Early Look at Belmont Stakes Contenders

There will be no Triple Crown bid up for grabs, but horseplayers will still be looking forward to the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 8 and it is Tacitus that has opened as the betting favorite for the third jewel of the Triple Crown. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, … [Read More...]

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Royal Ascot 2019 – Gold Cup Key Contenders

Royal Ascot is now fast approaching, in what is the greatest spectacle of flat racing, and the pinnacle of UK horse races. The key race of the meeting is the Gold Cup, and this year’s edition is already billing up to be a fascinating contest. Here we cover the leading … [Read More...]

Who Will Win The Irish Grand National On Easter Monday?

The third Grand National of the jumps season is fast approaching, and with the English and Scottish equivalents already ran; it could be possible to notice a trend for the upcoming event from Co Meath. Over the years this race has thrown up some fantastic stories, and hopefully this … [Read More...]

Is Kemboy Horse to Beat in Punchestown Gold Cup?

(By Alex Dudley) The curtain call for the jump season is fast approaching, and what a season it has been. However, there will be one final chance for trainers, jockeys and owners to make sure that they can close the season with a win, and that comes in the shape of the Punchestown … [Read More...]

Johnson Looking for Elusive Win in Grand National

National Hunt jockey Richard Johnson has had plenty of success throughout his career, a two-time champion rider who has ridden plenty of winners at Cheltenham and he became only the eighth National Hunt jockey to ride 1000 career winners in Britain in 2003. However, success in the … [Read More...]

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Country House Wins Kentucky Derby Via Disqualification

It was the Maximum Security who took the field gate to wire in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy track, but after a 22-minute delay it was Country House that adorned the roses in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs on a rainy Saturday evening. The Jason … [Read More...]

Bigger Picture Rallies to Win Elkhorn

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture rallied four wide in deep stretch to collar Red Knight and favored Zulu Alpha to post a half-length victory in the 34th running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) for 4-year-olds and up before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 17,256. Trained by … [Read More...]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Probables

Led by the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday June 8, the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival features 18 stakes over three days including eight Grade 1 races. A field of 8 to 10 runners is pointing toward the third jewel of the Triple Crown including Preakness Stakes (G1) … [Read More...]

Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Monday

New York-breds will take center stage on the Memorial Day holiday slate Monday at Belmont Park as the New York Racing Association hosts its annual Big Apple Showcase Day, featuring an 11-race all New York-bred card, including six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, highlighted by … [Read More...]

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Early Look at Belmont Stakes Contenders

There will be no Triple Crown bid up for grabs, but horseplayers will still be looking forward to the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 8 and it is Tacitus that has opened as the betting favorite for the third jewel of the Triple Crown. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, … [Read More...]

War of Will Targeting Belmont Stakes

Following a troubled trip in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, Gary Barber's War of Will found redemption with a 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday's Grade 1 Preakness and will likely target another American classic in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8, … [Read More...]

Gronkowski’s Hail Mary in the Belmont Stakes

Hey Rob Gronkowski, I feel you owe me an apology. I heard Justify won the Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday but I too busy to notice because I was watching your namesake. For the past week I spent a little too much time attempting to find a horse that could derail Justify’s Triple … [Read More...]

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Delta Prince Solid Favorite in Shoemaker Mile

A field of nine line up in Monday’s $500,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita led by the James Jerkens trained Delta Prince who ships in from New York. The Shoemaker Mile is one of three Grade 1 races on tap. The others are the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the $500,000 … [Read More...]

2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Schedule Announced

The Breeders' Cup today announced its 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule, consisting of 86 automatic qualifying stakes races, whose winners receive automatic qualifying positions into corresponding Breeders' Cup World Championships races. This year’s series has … [Read More...]

Il Mercato Earns Berth in Breeders’ Cup Turf

In a thrilling finish, Ricardo Benedicto's Stud Rubio B’s 3-year-old Il Mercato (ARG) prevailed by a head at 17-1 over the favored Sixties Song (ARG), with For the Top (ARG), the Argentine Derby (G1) winner, in third, to win Saturday’s $319,394, 1 ½ -mile Gran Premio International … [Read More...]

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War of Will Puts in Maximum Effort in Preakness

After two weeks of nearly non-stop chatter about the controversial conclusion of the Kentucky Derby (G1), War of Will brought racing back to the forefront with an impressive victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday at … [Read More...]

Preakness Day Preview: Betting Bonanza for Horseplayers

There is no Triple Crown at stake and the first four that crossed the wire in the Kentucky Derby (G1) are missing in action, but who cares, did you see Saturday’s Preakness Day card? As horseplayers we can’t ask for much more. We have a 14-race card … [Read More...]

Preakness Stakes Morning Line Odds

A field of 13 will head to the starting gate on Saturday in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico led by the Bob Baffert trained Improbable. Baffert is seeking a record eighth win in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. He won the race in … [Read More...]

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Twinspires to Offer $10 Refund on Kentucky Derby Bets

The Churchill Downs owned wagering platform Twinspires announced today they will offer horseplayers that wagered on Maximum Security up to a $10 refund on their win bets. In an announcement on the official Twinspires Twitter account, they stated, “We're giving a refund on … [Read More...]

Country House Wins Kentucky Derby Via Disqualification

It was the Maximum Security who took the field gate to wire in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy track, but after a 22-minute delay it was Country House that adorned the roses in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs on a rainy Saturday evening. The … [Read More...]

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