Stradivarius launched his bid for a second Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers' Million series bonus in fine style May 17 by landing his second consecutive Matchbook Yorkshire Cup (Grade 2). An anxious moment occurred when the whip was temporarily drawn by Frankie Dettori at the three-furlong marker but was gone [...]
It is the inaugural running of the Pegasus Turf, a logical and welcomed compliment to the Pegasus World Cup. We've got an Aidan O'Brien runner, another from Japan, and horses from the top turf barns of Bill Mott and Chad Brown. Jimmy Jerkens has one along with a few [...]
A Chat with Rising Star Oisin Murphy By Jonathan Stettin Although Oisin Murphy did not decide to become a jockey until he was 15 years old, you would be hard pressed to argue he was not born to be one. It is not just the excellent riding skills he [...]
We saw many great performances this year. Justify, Accelerate, and Monomoy Girl come to mind. Newspaperofrecord made a splash in the deep end of the pond as well. That said this gal took the cake in my opinion. Read our column for AmWager below... Mirror Mirror.......... [...]
In this week's column for AmWager I consider and weigh in on "the other way" of handling inquiries, fouls, and disqualifications. Feel free to weigh in yourselves. Read A Better Way here....... Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Follow on Twitter @kaitlinefree Follow on [...]
Frankie Dettori had his suspension reduced but will still miss some major mounts coming up. Personally I prefer the way inquiries and fouls are handled in Europe as opposed to here in the US. There the riders are fined and penalized hard, but rarely are horses disqualified penalizing blameless bettors. [...]
Toast of New York has arrived in town for the Pegasus. He is one of the more intriguing horses in the race considering his layoff and issues. Frankie Dettori his rider is also in town but has not ridden anything yet. Read more about Toast Of New York here...
Enable made mincemeat out of the best Europe had to offer in the Prix Arc De' Triomphe with a burst of speed reserved for the last 400 meters that left her rivals gasping. She spurted away under Frankie Dettori leaving little doubt she was truly special and as good a [...]