Kentucky Knowledge

Today (October 19th) is National Kentucky Day. This in recognition of Kentucky becoming the 15th territory to be granted statehood, as well as the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains to enter the union. But that’s all ancient history. This year the Breeders’ Cup is coming back to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on November 6th & 7th. So to celebrate horse racing’s World … Continue reading Kentucky Knowledge

Lucky 13 For Chad Brown ?

Trainer Chad Brown is preparing 13 probable starters for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Brown has Won four consecutive Eclipse Awards as North America’s leading trainer. He had three Breeders’ Cup Wins last year (raising his total to 15), culminated by the impressive Victory in The Turf by BRICKS AND MORTAR. The nations pre-eminent trainer on grass- Brown will not have an entrant in the … Continue reading Lucky 13 For Chad Brown ?

Baseball & Horse Racing

Famous athletes and sports expressions often inspire the names submitted for Thoroughbred racehorses, and baseball is no exception. As the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds, The Jockey Club is responsible for reviewing and approving all Thoroughbred names. Last year, the registry reviewed more than 35,000 names, with about 73 percent of those getting approved. “It seems like we see a name related to baseball … Continue reading Baseball & Horse Racing

The Breeders Cup

Once the Triple Crown is complete (regardless of the order or calendar dates), racing fans then turn their attention to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. A two-day extravaganza of important stakes events for Thoroughbreds competing in various divisions according to age, sex, surface (dirt or turf) and distance. This years Breeders’ Cup is taking place at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky on November 6th … Continue reading The Breeders Cup

Here’s Johnny !

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez secured his 2,000th Win at Belmont Park in the 4th race on Friday when riding first-time starter MALATHAAT to a 1 3/4-length Victory for trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Shadwell Stable. The Win came in a seven-furlong Maiden special weight for juvenile fillies on the fast main track. MALATHAAT paid $3.70. The 48-year-old Velazquez, was inducted into the National … Continue reading Here’s Johnny !

Big Belmont Jackpot Possible

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced that this Saturday, October 10th there will be a mandatory payout of the Empire-6 jackpot. The Empire-6 currently boasts a jackpot of $352,831 following Sunday’s 10-race card at Belmont Park, in which there was not a unique Winning Pick-6 ticket. Live television coverage of all the races in the sequence will be available with America’s Day at the Races on … Continue reading Big Belmont Jackpot Possible

SWISS SKYDIVER Wins The 2020 Preakness

The reputation of SWISS SKYDIVER this year is of a filly unafraid to race anyone, anytime, anywhere. On Saturday, in her 9th start at her 9th different track of the season, she scored the biggest Win of her career. She became just the 6th female in history to Win the Preakness Stakes when she beat Kentucky Derby Winner AUTHENTIC to the wire in a thrilling stretch … Continue reading SWISS SKYDIVER Wins The 2020 Preakness

Preakness Picks

Back on September 5th, AUTHENTIC took control of the lead on his way to Winning the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Now in the $1 million dollar Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, he has the same chance to gun early and repeat that effort. But AUTHENTIC does take on new shooters in ART COLLECTOR and SWISS SKYDIVER, along with some other talented up-and-comers. History does favor … Continue reading Preakness Picks

Preakness Is Playable

Here’s what we know about the 2020 Preakness Stakes: AUTHENTIC, ART COLLECTOR and SWISS SKYDIVER should go off as the top three betting favorites in the race, and deservedly so. They’re probably the three best horses in the Preakness. Here’s what we know about horse racing: The best horses in a race don’t always Win and the top three horses in any given race very … Continue reading Preakness Is Playable

Change The Triple Crown ?

Saturday is the Preakness Stakes. In a normal year the Preakness takes place two Saturdays after the Kentucky Derby. Three weeks after the Derby the Belmont Stakes is contested. Those are the three jewels of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. This year’s Triple Crown schedule has been unlike any other thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many racing fans are still shaking their heads at … Continue reading Change The Triple Crown ?