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Arroyo: A Quiet Return

2019-05-24T06:17:57-05:00May 24th, 2019|

  Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. has made a quiet but thus far successful return to riding and winning races. Back from a broken ankle which caused him a lengthly hiatus from the saddle Norberto began accepting mounts at Santa Anita two weeks ago. He has ridden 10 horses and has [...]

Oaks Day Stakes Recap

2019-05-04T01:30:25-05:00May 3rd, 2019|

  Serengeti Empress gets home first in the Kentucky Oaks under Jose Ortiz     Your 2019 Kentucky Oaks winner               In a Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) that looked on paper to be loaded with speed and begging for a [...]

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 [...]

Midnight Bisou by a Nose

2019-04-15T16:38:02-05:00April 15th, 2019|

Midnight Bisou under Mike Smith nosed out Escape Clause in the Grade 1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park on Sunday. Escape Clause ridden by Tyler Baze ran a dead game race and fought hard on the inside all the way to the wire. Elate was farther back in third. Most [...]

Omaha Beach takes Arkansas Derby

2019-04-14T05:21:22-05:00April 14th, 2019|

   Mike Smith and Omaha Beach held off a late challenge from Improbable to take the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. One Flew South, at odds of 61/1, took early control through a 1/4 mile of 23.03, but Omaha Beach and Smith inherited the [...]

Arkansas Derby 2019 Analysis

2019-04-12T09:38:05-05:00April 12th, 2019|

    The $1,000,000.00 Grade 1 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park Race # 11 A Mile & 1/8th Saturday April 13th, 2019 Estimated post Time: 6:41PM EST Analysis by Geo Sette            Geo at work       We are officially only 3 weeks away [...]

Midnight Bisou heads Apple Blossom

2019-04-12T09:24:23-05:00April 12th, 2019|

Already with two graded stakes wins in this season, Steve Asmussen trained Midnight Bisou will look to knock down a top-level win against older rivals for the first time April 14 in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park. Mike Smith will ride. Midnight Bisou will have to [...]

Coolmore Buys into Galiean

2019-04-12T08:40:50-05:00April 12th, 2019|

  The Coolmore partnership of Michael Tabor, John Magnier, and Derrick Smith purchased an interest in graded-placed and multiple stakes winner Galilean from West Point Thoroughbreds and their partners on this horse ahead of the April 13 Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. They apparently are looking ahead at the [...]

The Road to Glory

2019-04-10T11:17:27-05:00April 10th, 2019|

  The Road to Glory: The Triple Crown Trail in 1919 By Jennifer Kelly   The road to the Kentucky Derby is paved with points: if you want to make it into the gate, your horse must win the right races to get there. That massive gate has space for [...]