The sport of horse racing in America dates all the way back to colonial times. In fact the first racetrack in America dates back to 1665 and went by the name Newmarket. At times horse racing, dubbed the sport of kings, has been the most popular spectator sport in America, while at others it has … Continue reading A Fan Perspective: The Past, Present and Hopeful Future of Horse Racing.
Breeders' Cup week is upon us, and the horses are not the only ones preparing for racing's championship event. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will be hosting the Breeders' Cup for the first time in 2017, an honor that officials at the track have been working to achieve for many years since the event was first … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup: Del Mar Tackles First Breeders’ Cup
Race 3- Maryland Million Nursery Picks: 2-1 I'm going to end up picking the chalk in the third race. #2 Jamaican Don is 8-5 on the morning line and simply looks to be far superior to any other horse in the main field. He won his debut wire-to-wire by 9 1/4 lengths and was then second … Continue reading Laurel Park: October 21, 2017, Maryland Million Day Analysis & Selections, By Jessica Tugwell
On Friday October 20th, Remington Park will present its renewal of Oklahoma Classics Night, which offers over $1 million in purses through 10 different State Bred and Starter Stakes, all for Oklahoma Breds. The first Classics night was presented at Remington in 1993, and this year's edition has several returning champions as well as emerging … Continue reading Oklahoma Classics Night: A Celebration of the Oklahoma Breds, By Paul Hundley
The Trending Ten On the first Monday of every month I will be giving you my Trending Ten; the top ten Kentucky Derby horses at that particular time. It’s never too soon to start the Kentucky Derby hype, but let’s be honest here. At this moment last year Always Dreaming had yet to win a … Continue reading The Trending Ten, By Trent Ledbetter
The Pennsylvania Derby has emerged in recent years as a legitimate Grade 1 race for three year olds, continuing the series beyond the Travers Stakes, and has become a successful Breeders' Cup prep race for this group. In 2014, Bayern parlayed a first-place finish in the PA Derby to a win in the Breeders' Cup … Continue reading Pennsylvania Derby Picks and Analysis by Brian Leckie
You often hear the phrase “Expectations are greater than reality.” With Saratoga that is not the case. I have been playing the horses for almost 10 years now. Countless times I heard how great Saratoga was and it is a must visit for any horseplayer or horse racing fan in general. All I could think … Continue reading A Day at the Spa, By Jeff O’Reilly