( culture / sports / horseracing / triplecrown ) UPDATE: HOLD ALL TICKETS! Apparently, the rumors about Baffert were true. His horse Medina Spirit failed the after-race drug test. Baffert has been suspended by Churchill Downs and the horse has been removed as winner, with everyone else moving up one place. Mandaloun has been declared the winner. I hope for his sake his owner was already p... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) The Breeders Cup is happening today! And yesterday, but we missed that. Today is the big day, anyway. I am really looking forward to the Classic, the final race. Some big names. Read the rest of the article at breederscup.com
UPDATE: Authentic won it handily by 2-1/2 lengths. Morning-line fa... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) I just learned that a harness racing legend, Billy Direct, was born near where I live. I just thought that was pretty cool. See HistoricMarkersTN/MarkerDetail?markerID058-047. It says his time was 1:44 but in fact it was 1:55.
I don't know if it's a typo on that website or the marker itself, ... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Read the rest of the article at drf.com/news/kentucky-derby-whos-hot-whos-not-aug-5-2020see Kentucky Derby 2020
Thousand Words upset Honor A. P. in the Shared Belief Stakes on Saturday at Del Mar and got a Beyer Speed Figure of 104, all of which prompted Marty McGee of Daily Racing Form t... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Read the rest of the article at BelmontStakes.com.
These are the entrants.
Still more here.
Horse racing fans will not be denied the Triple Crown this year, even though the order of races will be different. Instead of having the Kentucky Derby, which will take place on Sept. 5, kick off t... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) This is a first, as far as we know. No, we didn't research it. We don't do a lot of research here. :) Anyway...
The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to September 5, 2020.
See kentuckyderby.com... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Here are my picks for Saturday's Kentucky Derby: WIN - Cutting Humor (because I have that); PLACE - Country House (because I want that); and SHOW - War of Will (because I'm going through that with our daughter). ... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Interesting!The 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah ran the sixth-fastest Belmont Stakes ever, but if he was racing against Secretariat's record time in 1973, he would have been a distant second. Watch the two races side-by-side.Source: American Pharoah vs. Secretariat: Who Would Win?
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( culture / sports / horseracing ) The 20 three-year-olds to make the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby are determined by the Road to the Kentucky Derby, a series of races leading up to the Derby where contenders can earn points. Follow the leaderboard to see who will make the starting gate on the first Saturday in May.
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( culture / sports / horseracing ) Sad news. He was one of the greats. We saw him in retirement at Kentucky Horse Park several years ago.
Read the rest of the article at Cigar, American racehorse, dies at age of 24.
The two-time United States horse of the year won 16 consecutive races during 1995 and 96, including the inaug... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) They have a 77-year-old trainer who thought his big-time days were over, and a jockey who grew up afraid of horses.They pulled California Chrome's name out of Coburn's cowboy hat. If not for the luck of the draw the horse could have been named Seabisquick.
California Chrome a horse of a uniting col... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Today (December 22, 2013) is the last day of racing at Hollywood Park before it's torn down. It's sad, but that part of town has been the 'hood for several decades now, so it's no surprise no one wanted to go there.I worked there once, briefly, with the harness horses. It was back in the 80's, and... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Breeder's Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man grooves to his song. It was apparently removed (probably due to copyright issues), but here's the horse winning that race, and the Village People singing that song, anyway!
2013 Breeders' Cup Classic - Mucho Macho Man - 3:15
The Village People... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Several big name horses in it this year:
Verrazano, Haskell winner
Palace Malice, Belmont and Jim Dandy winner
Orb, Kentucky Derby winner
And here's a listing of ALL the races at Saratoga.The Travers is Race 12.... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Florida Derby winner Orb won today's Kentucky Derby in the slop. But you've probably already heard/read about it. My pick, Revolutionary, finished 3rd. That was better than my picks have done in other years. It's a good thing I didn't places any bets ... as usual. Gambling almost never works for m... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Where to keep up or catch up on the upcoming Derby:
and possibly tvg.com/
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( culture / sports / horseracing ) 2013 Kentucky Oaks & Derby May 3 and 4, 2013 Tickets, Events, News.Time to start watching the Derby prep races so you can at least make an educated guess/bet on Derby Day! ... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Kentucky Oaks & Derby (2011)Time to start watching the races leading up to the Kentucky Derby so I have a clue who to bet on on Derby Day, May 7th.2011 Kentucky Oaks & Derby May 6 and 7, 2011 Tickets, Events, News. ... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Zenyatta lost by half a head!This is the Breeder's Cup Classic I'm talking about.I thought she was hurt or something the way she ran dead last, 20 lengths behind.Then she came out of nowhere and would have won with two more strides, but it was too late.It figures the horse who beat her is named Blam... read more
( culture / sports / horseracing ) Here's a list of possible starters for next week's Kentucky Derby: Derby 2008.The experts are divided between Big Brown, Colonel John and Pyro as their picks. You can see their picks on that page, above. You can also see all the horses' recent race results. Pyro was the overwhelming favorite until h... read more
( culture / writing / stories / horseracing ) from 1994
The first Saturday in May. What does this date mean to you? Probably nothing, except that Spring has finally arrived, unless you live in California where it's been Spring already for two months or more - real Spring, not calendar Spring.
But ask any horse racing buff and they will tell... read more