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The Circle of Racing Life

2019-06-24T10:39:16-05:00June 24th, 2019|

  The Circle of Racing Life By Mike Valiante If I had a $1 for every word tweeted, posted, spoken or written about Santa Anita and the proposed reforms for that track I could have covered many a bar bill. Today I would like to address improvements that racing should [...]

What or Who Killed Phar Lap

2019-06-24T10:28:36-05:00June 24th, 2019|

  What - Or Who - Killed Phar Lap?   By Peter Lee   Phar Lap was a great horse on his way to becoming one of the greatest ever.   After a slow start at 2 and 3, he won 14 of 16 races as a 4-year-old in 1930, [...]

Stronach Group Bans Hollendorfer

2019-06-23T08:27:58-05:00June 23rd, 2019|

  In a ban that encompasses all Stronach Group tracks, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was given 72 hours on Saturday to vacate the Santa Anita premises and remove the horses under his care. Hollendorfer also has a size-able string at Golden Gate, another Stronach owned track. The somewhat [...]

Ascot Wraps Up

2019-06-23T07:44:44-05:00June 23rd, 2019|

    Royal Ascot wrapped up Saturday and you'd be hard pressed to argue Frankie Dettori and Blue Point were not the stars of the meet. Blue Point took his second Group 1 of the short 5 day meet when he easily won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes under James Doyle. [...]

Ascot Friday Highlights

2019-06-21T14:59:35-05:00June 21st, 2019|

  The Roger Varian trained Daahyeh took the Group 3 Albany Stakes under David Egan to start things off on Royal Ascot Friday. Japan was very impressive laying back off a decent pace under Ryan Moore for trainer Aidan O' Brien and exploded to an open length victory in the [...]

Dettori Dominates Ascot

2019-06-20T12:41:20-05:00June 20th, 2019|

  Frankie Dettori has been one of the most successful jockeys at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting and today showed us why. Frankie took the first 4 races on the card and almost took a fifth. Frankie started in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes aboard A'Ali for trainer Simon Crisford. [...]

Handicapping for Horses Invitational

2019-06-19T11:54:59-05:00June 18th, 2019|

    Handicapping For Horses Invitational   By: Nick D’Agostino   I recently caught up with Bruno De Julio and he informed me of a very interesting contest that was taking place with a special field of handicappers for the Saratoga meet. The idea behind the Handicapping For Horses Invitational [...]

Risky Racing

2019-06-12T13:36:10-05:00June 12th, 2019|

Risky Racing: The Risks Behind Catastrophic Musculoskeletal Injuries By Victoria Galindo     On May 20, 2006, the anticipation built up for the Preakness rapidly shifted to horror as millions watched Barbaro break through the starting gate only to ultimately be pulled up by his jockey as he considerably favored [...]

Stronach Group Issues Statement

2019-06-11T14:01:11-05:00June 11th, 2019|

  In light of the CHRB and Senator Feinstein calling for a halt in racing at Santa Anita The Stronach Group has issued a statement to address the concerns and explain their position to continue running the meet. Below is the statement: “We are collectively working on behalf of everyone [...]