Latest Racing News 2017-09-25T17:15:14+00:00

Latest Racing News

Going Out In Style

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

World class and world traveler went put in style taking his second Hong Kong Vase. He was quite a racehorse with the speed of an American runner and the stamina of a European runner. Read more about Highland Reel and the Hong Kong Vase here....

Patrick Biancone and Martin Schwartz Back Together

December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Patrick Biancone and Martin Schwartz had success in the Sport of Kings together in the past. They won stakes with the likes of Gorella and others. They are now reunited in a partnership with a promising runner named Diamond Oops a decent stakes winner at Gulfstream Park. Read more about Biancone, Schwartz and Diamond Oops here.....

Gunnevera Gets His Spot

December 13th, 2017|Tags: , |

The connections of Gunnevera have secured a spot in the Pegasus by finding a sponsor to put up the cool million entry fee. The condition disclosed was that the horse go straight to the Pegasus, and skip his scheduled prep in the Harlan's Holiday. Fair enough. Read more about Gunnevera and the Pegasus here.....

Louisville Via Japan

December 13th, 2017|Tags: , |

There is a Japanese road to Louisville and the Kentucky Derby. Epicharis tried last year and this year some talented Japanese three year olds will try again. Obviously it is a much longer road than say Arkansas, Florida, New York, Louisiana, and California, and those long trips haven't exactly panned out for Dubai Based runners, but who knows? All the Derby streaks and stats end and change at some point and adding some international intrigue in an already puzzling race to handicap can add more opportunities to capitalize at the windows. Read more about the Japan road to the Kentucky Derby here....

More Safety News

December 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Perhaps there is no more important safety issue facing riders than the frequency they suffer concussions and the long term residual effects of those. A while back I wrote an article on this very subject and the progress being made at that time. You can read that article here: Taking Care of Our Own ...... It is great to see continued progress in this area. The NFL and Hockey were the first two sports to really expose this problem, albeit perhaps not as willingly as some of us would have liked to see, but it has been ran issue in boxing and now MMA fighting as well. Our sport is taking this issue seriously as they should be. Read more about concussion progress here......

Safety First

December 13th, 2017|Tags: |

It is good to see progress being made with the safety vests worn by riders. We have a tendency to forget and overlook the inherent dangers in riding racehorses be it in the morning while training or when actually racing. Any progress in safety is good. Read more about safety vest progress here...

Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Ruling

December 9th, 2017|Tags: |

To me this is nothing more than a scapegoat ruling, albeit it can lead to change preventing similar things in the future. This does nothing to give me confidence in the integrity of these contests, or at least for now pending rule changes, the inclination that real and just change is desired over the plain old handle and churn. Greed blinds everyone and everything most times. Read the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Ruling here....

Tragic Wildfire at San Luis Rey

December 8th, 2017|Tags: |

As most likely know by now our game suffered a crippling gut wrenching blow, which unfolded right before many of us through social media and specifically the reporting of Barbara Livingston and Jeremy Balan amongst others. The fire was on the training facility so fast it beat the rescue vans headed that way, and forced those brave enough to turn horses loose in a desperate effort to save them. Read more about the San Luis Rey fire here.....

Link To Video of Horrendous San Luis Rey Fire

December 8th, 2017|Tags: , |

Leo Tapia, one of the many heroes who risked their own life and safety to try and save as many horses as they could from the spreading wildfire throughout San Luis Rey took video of the incident. it is painful and gut wrenching to see, but you will also see heroism and love in the efforts of Leo and others. This was truly a tragic event. Video of San Luis Rey fire....

Baffert Live in Cash Call and Starlet, What Else is New?

December 7th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bob Baffert is going to Los Alamitos loaded on Saturday with the undefeated Dream Tree in the Starlet and Solomini and McKinzie in the Cash Call. If he were to win both, which is surely possible, he would become the first trainer to do so in the same year. Read more about Bob and his runners here....