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

Latest Racing News

Gun Runner Looking at Pegasus by Jonathan Stettin

October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Gun Runner, one of the leading candidates for Horse of the Year and one of the best older horses in training in the US is going to point for the second running of The Pegasus following his Breeders' Cup Classic run at Del Mar in a few weeks. This is good news for the Stronach Group, Gulfstream Park, and racing in general. In the second year of it's history it will be a help to have a top horse and possibly Breeders' Cup Classic winner in the field. While it may scare away some connections from the cool million it takes to get a slot in the starting gate, the draw, excitement, and popularity it will give the race outweighs that factor in my opinion. They'll still likely gar a full field with that monster purse. Gun Runner was going to run in the inaugural Pegasus last year but quarantine issues at the fair Grounds where he had been stabled kept him out of it. Arrogate the Breeders' Cup Classic winnow last year went on to take the first Pegasus. Should [...]

Classic Empire Retired

October 19th, 2017|Tags: |

Two year old champ Classic Empire has been retired. You could sort of see this coming going back to his refusal to work back at Gulfstream prior to the Florida Derby and the continue issues that seemed to have plagued him during his three year old year. His best effort albeit a losing one was likely the Preakness when he was beaten by Cloud Computing after making a strong early move. Read more about Cloud Computing here......

Gun Runner and Others Work in Preparation for Breeders’ Cup

October 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Gun Runner was said to be in beast mode by Bruno De Julio of BrunoWithTheWorks following his last move. He also noted improvement in Arrogate's most recent work. It is not a bad idea to be paying attention to how horses are training heading in the Breeders' Cup about now.Most have one or two works left, and they will be the most telling and important ones. Read more about who's working and how here....

She’ll Be Ready

October 18th, 2017|Tags: , , |

I have no doubt Chad Brown will have Lady Eli right as dodgers for the filly and mare Breeders' Cup Turf, and also that he and all her connections would love to see her top out a winner. There is little doubt she has a big heart and will be digging in when the real running starts, but this race will be tough and she will need one of her best efforts ever to take it. It would cap off a phenomenal story and job by Chad Brown and his team bringing this special racehorse back from double laminitis to compete at this level. Read more about Lady Eli here....

The Real Contest

October 14th, 2017|Tags: |

This is the contest that should determine who gets the Handicapping Eclipse award. It is live real money and is much more indicative of handicapping prowess that $2 win and place wagers where people play the board at the end searching for any horse who can propel them up the board. Often these are horses these people would never play with real money and it takes away the skill from the game. I'm not a tournament player, but if and when I venture in, this is the one, and I'd bet there is indeed one with my name on it. Read about the Breeders' Cup betting challenge here.....

Pegasus Tickets On Sale

October 14th, 2017|Tags: , |

They are pricey, but last year at the inaugural running the crowd was modest making it an enjoyable and comfortable experience. It is a tough sell for a lot of casual players however and they are indeed the bread and butter of racetracks. Read about Pegasus seat sales here.....

Arrogate Retiring after Breeders’ Cup…. Win, Lose or Draw

October 11th, 2017|Tags: , |

It's been announced Arrogate will retire following the Breeders' Cup Class at Del Mar later this year. There was speculation he may stick around for the second Pegasus at Gulfstream and maybe even the Dubai World Cup, both of which he won on his remarkable tear, but that does not look like it is in the cards. Read more about Arrogate here....

Haskin on Keen Ice and Pavel

October 11th, 2017|Tags: , , |

I respect Steve Haskin's opinion (with good reason) but we differ on Keen Ice to some extent. Steve thinks he is a threat, albeit more so for a piece, and I think he is much more of a threat for a piece and the type that doesn't really have a killer instinct and needs a perfect set up and then some. We do agree entirely on Pavel however, this lightly raced colt is impressive and hopefully the tough thrown to the wolves campaign won't sour him. Read Steve's article here.....

Unique Bella Back in Style

October 11th, 2017|Tags: |

While Unique Bella came back I fine form and style, personally I didn't think she looked ready for the Distaff. Fortunately and a wise move in my opinion she is pointing for the sprint where she looks much more competitive and will likely be a force and make plenty of noise. Read more here.......