Breeders Cup

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Win and You’re In, Breeders’ Cup

2019-04-11T14:20:58-05:00April 11th, 2019|

  NBC's coverage of the Breeders' Cup "win and you're in" races has been announced for 2019. The series of races will be covered by the Network along with the Breeders' Cup to be held at Santa Anita later this year. You can check out all the coverage here.....

The History and Future of Synthetics

2019-04-06T16:55:11-05:00April 6th, 2019|

  The History and Future of Synthetics By Peter Lee   After a 23rd horse died at Santa Anita Park on March 31, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged horse racing officials to replace all racetracks in California to "the known-safest racing surface—a synthetic track."   Horse [...]

Baffert Shows Patience

2019-04-05T08:53:03-05:00April 5th, 2019|

  Bob Baffert is not only masterful at getting a horse to be at their best for a targeted race, he is also equally masterful at picking the right spots. When he skipped the Dubai World Cup, a race he has had success in, you just knew there was another [...]

Thunder Snow Again

2019-03-30T21:20:43-05:00March 30th, 2019|

  It was a thrilling stretch drive in the Group 1, $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, as Thunder Snow nailed Gronkowski on the wire by a whisker in the ten-furlong event. While guiding Thunder Snow to a hard-fought nose victory, jockey Christope Soumillion also put the 5-yr.-old son of Helmut into the history books, [...]

Dubai Preview

2019-03-29T07:48:03-05:00March 27th, 2019|

    The Cups     Kaitlin Free previews the Dubai World Cup Night card.  (Race 1) Dubai Kahayla Classic Kicking off Dubai World Cup Night will be the Dubai Kahayla Classic, the world’s richest race for purebred Arabians. The race is a 10 Furlong Group 1 on [...]

Let’s Play Catch Up

2019-03-26T13:31:28-05:00March 26th, 2019|

Let's catch up on the Sport of Kings with some of our backside blurbs:   According to Bob Baffert, Jose Ortiz will replace Drayden Van Dyke on Improbable in the Arkansas Derby. David O' Rourke is now the permanent CEO and President of NYRA. David had been the interim CEO [...]

Pioneer of the Nile Dies

2019-03-18T14:43:56-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  Pioneer of the Nile, the WinStar Farm stallion by Empire Maker out of Star of Goshen by Lord at War has died this morning following breeding a mare. Pioneer of the Nile was raced by Zayat Stables and was a Grade 1 winning millionaire who had hit the board [...]

Omaha Beach Upsets

2019-03-17T05:32:38-05:00March 17th, 2019|

    Omaha Beach showed some brutal stubbornness to hold off a charging Game Winner to win the second leg of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Omaha Beach broke alertly and grabbed the early lead out of the gate but Smith [...]

A Conundrum

2019-03-14T13:27:43-05:00March 14th, 2019|

  Twenty-one (21) fatal breakdowns since December 26th at one meet is a lot by any measure. I'd venture to say that number is too high for it to be coincidental, remaining cognizant that breakdowns are inherent to the sport. Track management has set forth a new set of protocols [...]