Give That Man A Cigar

The transformation of CIGAR from a horse that showed modest turf ability to one that developed into a legend on dirt illustrates how critical a trainer’s role can be. The son of PALACE MALICE went unraced at 2 before Winning two of nine starts the following season for his first trainer, Alex Hassinger Jr. He finished his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $89,175 but was unable to … Continue reading Give That Man A Cigar

Razorback Racing Returns

In a monumental schedule change, Oaklawn Park will open for its 118th season this Friday. The facility has added December race dates to the calendar for the first time in the track’s history. The 66-day meet will be conducted mainly on a Friday-Sunday basis and will conclude Sunday, May 8th.  The crowning achievement of the meet is the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, which received two major changes; the … Continue reading Razorback Racing Returns

A Couple Of Aqueduct Superfectas

One main attraction to Superfectas (besides low cost) is that the Superfecta probable payout pool is not displayed, making this bet an unknown endeavor relative to an Exacta. However, if you observe the pool results over a long period of time, you will come to realize the favorites tend to be over bet in the pool and when outsiders come in especially in the top … Continue reading A Couple Of Aqueduct Superfectas

2022 Kentucky Derby Art

Today Churchill Downs released the 2022 Official Art of the Kentucky Derby by Kentucky artist Aimee Griffith. This is the sixth year in a row that Churchill Downs has, fittingly, tapped a Kentucky artist for this honor. Griffith, who was born and raised in Bardstown and resides in Lexington, utilizes watercolor as her primary medium because of the luminosity, the gradients and unexpected nature of … Continue reading 2022 Kentucky Derby Art

What’s In A Name ?

One thing that often sparks the curiosity of newcomers to horse racing is how racehorses get their names. The short answer is that owners get to choose the name of their racehorse, but it must be approved by The Jockey Club, which serves as the official registry for North American Thoroughbred racehorses. There are, of course, certain rules set fourth by the Jockey Club in … Continue reading What’s In A Name ?

Voice Your Equine Opinion

Online voting is now open to select the 12th annual Winner of the 2021 SECRETARIAT Vox Populi Award. What is this award, you ask? It was created by the late owner of SECRETARIAT, Penny Chenery. The Vox Populi, or Voice of the People, Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. The … Continue reading Voice Your Equine Opinion

Playing The Superfecta

Today we’re going to take a look at the fun, inexpensive, and sometimes prosperous wager called the Superfecta. The objective of a Superfecta is to pick the top four finishers in a race. There must be at least five wagering interests in a race for a Superfecta to be offered. The difficulty of hitting a Superfecta is somewhat balanced by its low minimum wager. It’s … Continue reading Playing The Superfecta

Veterans One & All

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is observed annually on November 11th to honor military veterans.  Perhaps the most largely unrecognized, and sometimes altogether forgotten veterans are the horses that served alongside the soldiers. Since the domestication of the horse, humans and horses have shared a partnership that has been integral to the thriving of civilizations.  Horses were essential in agriculture, transportation, and warfare, not to … Continue reading Veterans One & All

Betting The Trifecta

Perhaps due to some early success when first dabbling with the wager, the Daily Racing Blog has a certain affinity for the Trifecta. So let’s take a look at the Trifecta, so that perhaps you too can develop a propensity for this popular (and sometimes lucrative) wager. The goal of the Trifecta is to pick the top three finishers in a race in order. The … Continue reading Betting The Trifecta