• August 11, 2017
    Johannesburg Smile arrives at Old Friends Here’s a story of a horse who isn’t a star. His retirement didn’t make news. But his journey says a lot about a certain kind of horse. Horses who once thrilled racegoers, once earned nicely for connections and bettors, but later face an uncertain
    via Old Friends on August 11, 2017 4:14 pm
  • Hungary and Montjeu’s great granddaughter
    This column has focused on black-type winners, stallions whose progeny win black-type races or families and their achievements – again mainly on the black-type scene. Black-type races are the very top that racing has to offer and they are naturally related to the focus of our online service, whose database
    via Blacktype Pedigree on August 9, 2017 9:19 am
  • Pedigree Insights: American Gal
    Three-time champion sire Tapit has never been slow to reach important landmarks. In an unbeaten juvenile career, he followed up a wide-margin debut victory at Delaware with an eye-catching display in gaining his first stakes success in the GIII Laurel Futurity. These efforts earned him 114 on the Experimental Free
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on August 7, 2017 2:02 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Whitney
    Named after a prominent New York racing family, find out more about one of the most prestigious races for older horses.
    via Hello Race Fans! on August 5, 2017 11:40 am
  • WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF HORSE RACING HAD A COMMISSIONER
    Let's look into into future, maybe 3 years from now or maybe 203 years from now. Racetrack owners will finally get together and decide that since successful sports such as baseball, football and basketball all haveCommissioners, horse racing should have a Commissioner too. Commissioners have one major goal and that
    via CanGamble on August 4, 2017 4:03 pm
  • Coming back to Spokane
    So i’m writing this from a comfy motel bed in Spokane, Washington (population 215,000). Gonzaga School of Law.  Home of my first panic attack and a few terrible answers during Torts class.  I actually lived in Spokane for a little while, and although my time here wasn’t long, in the
    via Jason Beem on August 3, 2017 11:39 pm
  • Three Interesting Pedigrees of Weekend Winners
    The racing weekend saw its peak in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, in which the three-year-old daughter of Nathaniel, Enable, taught a lesson to older colts and achieved another Gr.1 victory after Epsom Oaks and Irish Oaks. Her pedigree, or rather the quite close inbreeding
    via Blacktype Pedigree on August 1, 2017 6:53 pm
  • “THE DEFINITION OF SUBLIME”: HOLY BULL & CARAVAGGIO
    The influence of Holy Bull in Caravaggio’s bloodlines presents an exciting prospect. Coolmore’s gifted three year-old has already flashed brilliance on the turf. But this is just the beginning.  The magnificent CARAVAGGIO and Davey Leigh, his lad. Photo and copyright, David Betts. Used with the permission of David Betts.   HOLY
    via The Vault on August 1, 2017 12:26 pm
  • It’s Time to Get McCracken
    The pressure's on a bit after giving the winner and trifecta last year, but NJ Horseplayer is up to the challenge of a repeat for Monmouth Park's annual showcase, the 2017 Haskell Invitational.This year's field of seven lacks a Triple Crown stakes winner like an Exaggerator (2016) or the star
    via NJ Horseplayer on July 29, 2017 1:51 pm
  • It’s Time to Get McCracken
    The pressure's on a bit after giving the winner and trifecta last year, but NJ Horseplayer is up to the challenge of a repeat for Monmouth Park's annual showcase, the 2017 Haskell Invitational.This year's field of seven lacks a Triple Crown stakes winner like an Exaggerator (2016) or the star
    via NJ Horseplayer on July 29, 2017 1:51 pm
  • Partnerships at Belmont: How They Did
    Being the obsessive that I am, and knowing that there are a lot of other racing partnerships out there in addition to our own Castle Village Farm, I naturally keep track of how the competition is doing. The result is a spreadsheet for every race meeting on the NYRA circuit,
    via The Business of Racing on July 27, 2017 12:11 pm
  • Johan Victoire Makes Winning Start / Choegangja, Zentenary Labour At Kranji
    Plenty went on over the weekend including business being as usual for the Korean runners in the annual KRA Trophy at Kranji in Singapore, Silver Wolf essentially wrapping up the Queens’ Tour after just two legs and French jockey Johan Victoire making quite the impression on his first weekend in
    via Korea Racing on July 26, 2017 6:16 am
  • Fair Grounds Racing Club’s Excitations at the Spa!
    Dear Readers: Before we dive into the exploits of Fair Grounds Racing Club horses Excitations and Efforting, we’d like to update our readers on the Times‘ recent activities. We are pleased to announce that the Times is contributing a piece to a local Louisiana publication for its fall issue that
    via Antebellum Turf Times on July 25, 2017 5:05 pm
  • 2017 Saratoga Babies
    They’re off at Saratoga and that means I’m tracking every juvenile race, every juvenile starter in the Spa babies spreadsheet once again. Through the first few days of the meet, trainer Todd Pletcher is, as usual, the leader in number of 2-year-old starters. He’s sent out eight, but won only
    via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2 on July 25, 2017 11:45 am
  • Historical Gains in Kentucky
    Kentucky purses continue to benefit from the success of historical racing, which registered another strong year.The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission this week released final fiscal year 2017 handle reports for the gaming, which continues to thrive as gross commission improved 41% to more than $71.61 million. That increased handle for
    via Keeping Pace on July 25, 2017 9:07 am
  • Saratoga Diary Prep: Spa Off to Blazing Start
    Dear Diary, I know you’re anxious to celebrate your 40th anniversary—yes, since 1977—but it can’t be a real diary unless you’re there. I will be, but first some matters on the home front that need my attention. So, let’s call this the inaugural Simulcast Edition of Saratoga Diary, and that’s
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on July 23, 2017 8:53 pm
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