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Another Week of Summer Racing

2019-08-21T16:34:54-05:00August 16th, 2019|

The Travers stakes is almost here. Despite two defections we'll still see Code of Honor, Tax, Tacitus and some others battle it out in the mid-summer Derby. The defections were Maximum Security who is opting for the Pennsylvania Derby, and Game Winner who is reported to have a virus. Jason [...]

Hollendorfer Files Complaint Against Del Mar

2019-07-18T05:14:42-05:00July 18th, 2019|

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has filed a complaint against Del Mar after the track announced they would not accept entries from him nor allot him any stalls for the summer meet which kicked off yesterday. The only publicly given reason given to Hollendorfer was to avoid public relation [...]

Del Mar Says No

2019-07-10T14:01:17-05:00July 10th, 2019|

Del Mar has decided to follow the lead set by the Stronach Group and Santa Anita racetrack and deny stalls and entries from hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Saratoga and  The NYRA had earlier announced they were backing away from their original position to allow Hollendorfer stalls and entries, [...]

NYRA Reverses Hollendorfer Decision

2019-06-30T11:08:49-05:00June 30th, 2019|

  With little to no explanation, NYRA has reversed their earlier decision to give stalls and allow entries from Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Hollendorfer was banned without any formal explanation by the Stronach Group tracks, reportedly as a result of him having 4 of the 30 fatal breakdowns [...]

The Circle of Racing Life

2019-06-24T10:39:16-05:00June 24th, 2019|

  The Circle of Racing Life By Mike Valiante If I had a $1 for every word tweeted, posted, spoken or written about Santa Anita and the proposed reforms for that track I could have covered many a bar bill. Today I would like to address improvements that racing should [...]

Stronach Group Bans Hollendorfer

2019-06-23T08:27:58-05:00June 23rd, 2019|

  In a ban that encompasses all Stronach Group tracks, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was given 72 hours on Saturday to vacate the Santa Anita premises and remove the horses under his care. Hollendorfer also has a size-able string at Golden Gate, another Stronach owned track. The somewhat [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]