Kendrick Carmouch

Look up the word optimistic in the dictionary and alongside the written definition will be a picture of jockey Kendrick Carmouche. As an example; the other day, Carmouche was asked what was his best finish in the Pennsylvania Derby? The 37-year-old rider smiled – he’s always smiling – and replied, “Saturday. It will be on Saturday.” On record, Carmouche’s best finish in the signature race … Continue reading Kendrick Carmouch

Del Mar Fall Meet

The eighth edition of the fall meet at Del Mar begins on Wednesday, November 3rd. The meet is entitled the Bing Crosby Season as a salute to the track’s founder. It will offer horsemen a solid 20% blended raise in purses compared to last year, as well as a continuation of the exceptionally popular Ship & Win program that has amplified field size and year-round … Continue reading Del Mar Fall Meet

Basics To Betting Horses

Horse Racing is one of the worlds oldest sports. Variations of equestrian sports have been held since time immemorial, from tournaments in Ancient Greece, to shows in Medieval England. Betting on the performance of equines is just as old a tradition. And despite its long history, Horse Racing remains one of the most unpredictable sports to bet on. That said, the Daily Racing Blog will … Continue reading Basics To Betting Horses

Laurel Park Welcomes Mike Smith

His Hall of Fame career has taken jockey Mike Smith quite literally around the world. His next stop – and first in more than 14 ½ years – brings the affable 56-year-old to Laurel Park, in Maryland. Based in California since 2000, Smith will be in town Saturday with three mounts on the 11 race card. Leading off with the $100,000 dollar Twixt Stakes (6th … Continue reading Laurel Park Welcomes Mike Smith

The Boys Are Back In Town

Live racing resumes at beautiful Belmont Park on Thursday, September 16th. First race Post Time is 2:05 for the Twilight racing card. For more than a century, Belmont as been the stage for many of racing’s greatest legends, from CURLIN to RACHEL ALEXANDRA, and SEABISQUIT to CIGAR to name a few. Significant increases to purses were made for the Belmont Spring and Summer meets across … Continue reading The Boys Are Back In Town

LIAR

The Bob Baffert catalog of disaster added another item Friday, when the New York Racing Association charged him with detrimental conduct. A September 27th video hearing will give Baffert, a two-time Triple Crown-Winning trainer, his chance to refute the charges. If the charges hold, Baffert’s rights to train horses or enter races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course would be either suspended … Continue reading LIAR

Pick 4 and 5 $trategies

The Pick 4 and the Pick 5 are often considered the most glamorous wagers in racing. Especially on big racing days, when bettors pore over the sequences, trying to find the best way to hit and make a big score. The goal of a Pick 4 is to pick four consecutive Winners. The bet was introduced at Churchill Downs during the 2000 Breeders’ Cup and quickly spread … Continue reading Pick 4 and 5 $trategies

Jockey Club Winner Is…

With the running of the $1 million dollar Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes on Saturday, the 1 1/4 mile Grade 1 will make its first appearance at Saratoga Race Course. All of the field with the exception of last year’s Winner HAPPY SAVER will be trying to Win their first Grade 1 race, along with a win and you’re in spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on … Continue reading Jockey Club Winner Is…