In the wake of what has been reported to be 21 breakdowns, or equine fatalities since the meet opened back in December, Santa Anita has shut down. The track announced yesterday they were suspending both racing and training indefinitely. Tim Ritvo, of the Stronach Group which owns Santa Anita [...]
Bad news in Kentucky. They changed the tax laws for 2018 as it pertains to gambling winnings. Kentucky, home of the greatest two minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby, and the thoroughbred breeding capital of the world, apparently forget that bettors fuel the industry and prevent racing for blue [...]
Kaitlin Free gets you caught up with the Sport of Kings with Backside Blurbs: Time to Reign is following the same path as older sister, Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign. Scored this past weekend in the Silver Slipper Stakes. The Autumn Sun won his 2019 debut in [...]
Battle of Midway By Kaitlin Free Photos By Courtney Snow Broken bones are difficult to fix but sometimes hearts even more so. A loss of any equine athlete is a sad but all too real part of our sport. I like to think all horses are created equal, [...]
Vasilika Shows Her Class at Santa Anita Vasilika flaunted her class and rolled to an easy victory in the $200,000 Grade 2 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Fahan Mura, with Edwin Maldonado aboard, opened up a 3-length lead out of the gate on the [...]
Kaitlin Free shares some of the latest news in the Sport of Kings Dubai World Cup night nominations were released this week. 1,440 entries in total including Almond Eye, Roy H, Thunder Snow, Stormy Liberal and Gunnevera. Gronkowski has been confirmed for the Dubai World Cup. Arrived at [...]
Friday went off without a glitch, handle was up, and we were witness to some big performances. Battle of Midway was huge in the Mile, Mendelssohn in the turf was super impressive, Rolling Fall ran big and Forever Unbridled was lights out in the Turf. You can read about them [...]
Battle of Midway could have come for the Travers but instead he will stay home at Del Mar and face Gormley and five other three year olds in the Shared Belief. Read about the Shared Belief here......