Eddie Arcaro

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Preakness 144 Trends and Trivia

2019-05-17T16:56:16-05:00May 17th, 2019|

  Preakness 144 Trends and Trivia   By: Margaret Ransom This year marks the 144th Preakness Stakes, held once again at the historic Pimlico Race Course just outside of Baltimore. With many racing insiders calling for the race to be moved to the more modernized Laurel Park, located about 30 [...]

Race Riding or Foul

2019-04-25T11:39:15-05:00April 25th, 2019|

  Race Riding or Foul By: Nick D’Agostino   Race riding is an art. Knowing how far you can push a horse out, or intimidate a rider or his mount without fouling to the point of disqualification is a tightrope the best race riders walk all the time. Do they [...]

The Right Call

2019-04-23T08:54:51-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

  We know Derbies, especially the Kentucky Derby. Join us for our live interactive Kentucky Derby webinar. We'll cover the Derby, and the stakes in the late Pick 4. Maybe more, not less! Join here...... Be Ready With Us   The Right Call By Kaitlin Free   Each [...]

Decision Is In

2019-04-17T05:46:10-05:00April 17th, 2019|

In what jockey Mike Smith described as the toughest decision of his career, he opted to ride Omaha Beach in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. This left the mount open on Roadster and Bob Baffert wasted little time before he named Florent Geroux to his improving colt. Mike Smith won the [...]

Shut Out

2019-04-06T16:43:47-05:00April 6th, 2019|

  1942 – Shut Out – Devil Diver By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds   For the 1942 Kentucky Derby, jockey Eddie Arcaro had the choice of riding Devil Diver or Shut Out, two outstanding runners owned by Greentree Stable and trained by John Gaver. Arcaro selected Devil Diver [...]

A Stamp of Greatness: Citation by Nick Costa

2019-02-11T17:22:11-05:00February 11th, 2019|

  A Stamp of Greatness: Citation By Nick Costa   In 1978, when Affirmed crossed the finish line by a head in front of Alydar in the Belmont Stakes to sweep the Triple Crown, thoroughbred racing and its audience could not foresee a plunge into an abyss of nearly four-decades [...]