Tag

June

14
Royal Ascot 2022: Graham Motion taking a shot in Coronation Stakes on Friday

It takes a special horse to go to Royal Ascot. Spendarella will be only the sixth starter at Royal Ascot for trainer Graham Motion and the unbeaten filly will carry a lot of hopes on her strong back as she faces some of the world’s best turf horses in the Coronation Stakes on Friday, June 17 at 11:20am ET. Motion has won many of the biggest races in the United States but has yet to win one at Royal Ascot in his native England. The list of horses Motion has sent to Royal Ascot up to this point is a […]

Read More

May

25
5 horses who could make the Travers Stakes special

Even though the Triple Crown has been less than compelling for most fans this year, think about all the great storylines setting up for the Grade 1 Travers Stakes in August at Saratoga. If the right runners stay healthy, the Travers might live up to its other name as the Midsummer Derby. Five horses could make the Travers the race of the year, with Rich Strike, Early Voting and Epicenter the most important 3-year-olds who could enter because of their big Triple Crown efforts and overall popularity. Those three colts offer great storylines for the Travers. For one, Rich Strike is within range of […]

Read More

May

13
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike won’t run Preakness

Kentucky Derby long-shot winner Rich Strike will not race in the Preakness Stakes on May 21. Owner Rick Dawson said in a statement: “Our original plan for Rich Strike was contingent on the KY Derby, should we not run in the Derby we would point toward the Preakness, should we run in the Derby, subject to the race outcome & the condition of our horse, we would give him more recovery time & rest and run in the Belmont, or another race and stay on course to run with 5 or 6 weeks rest between races.” Rich Strike entered the […]

Read More

May

03
Aloha West, Jackie’s Warrior Rematch Set for Churchill

Last year Aloha West won the battle, taking the Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) over favored Jackie’s Warrior in early November at Del Mar, but the latter won the war when he was named champion male sprinter for 2021. Those top sprinters will meet for the second time when they start in the $750,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by Ford (G1) May 7, a much-anticipated tilt on the Kentucky Derby (G1) day undercard. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint marked the first grade 1 start for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Aloha West. The Maryland-bred son of Hard Spun proved up to the challenge as he rallied […]

Read More

April

19
Stakes Lineup for LA County Fair Meet at Los Alamitos

Three stakes—including a graded event—worth $200,000, highlight the Los Angeles County Fair meet at Los Alamitos Race Course. The 10-day season is calendared to begin Friday, June 24, and continue through Sunday, July 10. Racing will be conducted Friday-Sunday opening weekend (June 24-26) and the final week (July 8-10) and Friday-Monday (July 1-4) the middle week. The Monday, July 4 program is a special holiday card and will contain a handicapping contest with two berths in the 2023 NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas on the line. Post time will be 1 p.m. PST each day. Looking for the best […]

Read More

March

23
Olympiad, Proxy lead a six-pack in the G2 New Orleans Classic

Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stable and LNJ Foxwoods’ classy 4-year-old colt Olympiad is set to return to Fair Grounds from his South Florida base as the 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s 97th running of the $500,000 New Orleans Classic (G2). Run at 1 1/8 miles, the New Orleans Classic was carded as Race 9 of 12 with a post time of 5:08 p.m. EST. First post Saturday is 1 p.m. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott and ridden by Junior Alvarado, Olympiad cruised to a 2 1/4-length score in the $250,000 Mineshaft (G3) last month at Fair Grounds, stopping the timer in 1:42.01 for 1 1/16th miles and […]

Read More

February

22
Medina Spirit stripped of Kentucky Derby victory; trainer Baffert suspended 90 days

Medina Spirit was stripped of the triumph in last year’s Kentucky Derby and Mandaloun was declared the winner after a ruling by state racing stewards on Monday. The since-deceased Medina Spirit tested positive after the race last May for a steroid, betamethasone, that is legal in Kentucky but banned on race day. Medina Spirit finished half a length ahead of Mandaloun in the race, giving trainer Bob Baffert what was then his seventh Kentucky Derby title. Baffert was subsequently banned for two years by Churchill Downs following the positive test. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? […]

Read More

February

18
Scoops Dynasty comes into Los Alamitos Winter Derby off impressive trial victory

Big things will be expected from the winner of Saturday’s $212,000 Los Alamitos Winter Derby at 400 yards. The last two winners have been among the nation’s leading 3-year-olds. Tell Cartel in 2020 and Flash Bak last year gained their first stakes in the Winter Derby and later won the Los Alamitos Super Derby in the autumn before finishing second in the Champion of Champions against older horses in December. Tell Cartel has been retired to stud, while Flash Bak will be among the favorites for Sunday’s Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship. Saturday’s Winter Derby field of 10 does […]

Read More

January

04
Fighting Fifth hero Not So Sleepy to head straight to Champion Hurdle

Not So Sleepy, who shared the spoils with Epatante in the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle in November, will head straight to the Unibet Champion Hurdle on the back of a below-par effort at Kempton. The Hughie Morrison-trained ten-year-old concluded last of five to Epatante in the Christmas Hurdle on December 26, having dead-heated with the 2020 Champion Hurdle winner to gain a first top-level success at Newcastle. A nine-time winner from 55 starts, Not So Sleepy finished fifth in last season’s Champion Hurdle at 125-1 and Morrison is hoping for another good show by using the coming weeks to freshen up his jumping stable star. […]

Read More

December

14
Fincher looks for Springboard Mile repeat with Bye Bye Bobby

For trainer Todd Fincher and Bye Bye Bobby, the choices were limited. Fincher decided to run the Quality Road colt in the Zia Park Juvenile Stakes on Nov. 23. “My only option was to run him in the stake or don’t run him,” Fincher said. “Opportunities aren’t very good for 2-year-olds in some places, but it turned out good.” For the late-developing Bye Bye Bobby, the trial by fire went as well as it could have. He started off the pace in the six-furlong race before making up ground down the stretch and winning by 1 1/2 lengths. The result was […]

Read More
1 2 3 6

News Post

  • Giménez homer in 9th gives Guardians 5-3 win over Twins
    Read More
  • James Harden declines option with Philadelphia 76ers as sides look to work out new deal
    Read More
  • LA Clippers’ Steve Ballmer excited for Kawhi Leonard’s expected return, says ‘sky is the limit’ for team
    Read More