Churchill Downs

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The Haskell 2019

2019-07-18T19:21:49-05:00July 18th, 2019|

Our ace handicapper Georgio Sette goes for a repeat of last year's Haskell with his detailed analysis and predicted order of finish. A heat wave is looming but Geo is hoping it holds off and Monmouth can safely run their marquee invitational event on schedule. The 2019 $1,000.000.00 Grade 1 [...]

Horse Racing Safe Act

2019-06-30T10:10:50-05:00June 30th, 2019|

  Horse Racing Safe Act by Jo-Claire Corcoran There are so many pressing issues facing the Thoroughbred Racing industry these days, breakdowns, track conditions, medications, aftercare, lower attendance and the ever-present threat of slaughter. All connected in one way or another.     There is no one answer, there is no [...]

Santa Anita to Keep 2019 Breeders’ Cup

2019-06-27T19:26:19-05:00June 27th, 2019|

  In what turned out to be a unanimous vote, the Breeders' Cup committee voted to keep the 2019 event at Santa Anita. There was widespread speculation they might move the Breeders' Cup to Churchill Downs, or even Del Mar in response to the rash of fatal breakdowns at the [...]

Belmont Stakes 2019 Analysis

2019-06-07T08:57:13-05:00June 6th, 2019|

        Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news and more…..   The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes.  12 Furlongs (1 &1/2 Miles) Purse: $1,500.000.00 Saturday June 8th, Belmont Park Race # 11 Estimated Post Time 6:37PM   Analysis By Georgio Sette Geo [...]

The Latest Belmont Stakes and Festival Doings

2019-06-02T10:14:37-05:00May 26th, 2019|

  Belmont Stakes and Festival Doings: (updated) The Latest Belmont Park Notes Pletcher contingent post final breezes for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival assignments Tax works at Belmont Park; status for "Test of the Champion" still to be determined Fancy Dress Party on trend for G1 Acorn Whitmore headed to G2 [...]

Fixing the Derby

2019-05-12T05:38:25-05:00May 12th, 2019|

    Fixing the Derby: Would Reducing Field Size Help?   Peter Lee   Amid all the controversy surrounding Maximum Security's disqualification in the Kentucky Derby, some were calling for a reduced field size from the current 20 to 14.   At first glance, it makes sense: when the gates [...]