The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the biggest event in global horse racing. If this is your first time tuning into a Breeders’ Cup, weekend here is a BC primer which should give you a basic understanding of why it’s so special. WHO: The Best Thoroughbred Racehorses On The Planet The Breeders’ Cup is two days of elite horse racing that attracts the biggest names in … Continue reading Intro To The Breeders’ Cup
Horse racing odds are used for several reasons. What the odds will tell you depends on the type of odds in place. There are two main types of odds – Fixed Odds and Parimutuel Odds – and most tracks stick to one or the other. In Fixed odds betting, the odds will tell you two things – how likely that bet is to succeed, and … Continue reading Fixed-Odds Wagering
The success that horse racing has maintained over the decades is quite astonishing. It remains a sport that a lot of people are passionate about, and a big part of that allegiance is the jockeys. Taking the step to becoming a jockey requires mastery, devotion, and bravery. The most recognizable jockeys possess all those traits. That said, pinpointing the most successful jockeys of all time … Continue reading Riding Into History
The Lance Armstrong of Thoroughbred trainers will finally have his day in court. The official hearing for Bob Baffert’s potential suspension from New York Racing Association tracks will begin on January 24th. That date was decided today during the initial meeting between NYRA and Baffert’s attorneys. Today’s meeting was presided over by O. Peter Sherwood, the retired New York State Supreme Court justice serving as … Continue reading Baffert v NYRA
On Saturday, Keeneland hosts five different Breeders’ Cup prep races, highlighted by the Grade 1, $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity and Grade 1, $750,000 Keeneland Turf Mile. So as opposed to taking a close look at any one race on the Saturday card the Daily Racing Blog will try something a little different and give out some Value-driven picks in selected races. Keeneland Race 7: Thoroughbred Club of America … Continue reading A Few Plays at Keeneland
Keeneland Race Course will celebrate its 85th anniversary of racing when the 2021 Fall Meet kicks off Friday, October 8th. The 17-day meet which runs through October 30 promises excitement from start to finish, highlighted by a meet record $6 million dollars in Stakes purses, as well as an expanded stakes schedule of 22 races. The Fall Meet breaks from the gate with its signature Fall Stars … Continue reading The Keeneland Fall Meet
From air shows to rock concerts, Belmont Park has hosted a wide variety of non-racing events in its more than 115 years of existence. But none of those events are more important than the hundreds of firefighters, their families and others who have gathered at Belmont Park in recent years to climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs from the World Trade Center, where … Continue reading Belmont’s Tribute to FDNY
Mark Casse is one of the most successful handlers in North America. He has trained some very talented horses; CLASSIC EMPIRE, SIR WINSTON, TEPIN, and WAR OF WILL just to name a few. Casse is well known and respected throughout the industry, so just like (dated reference alert) EF Hutton, when Mark Casse talks people should listen. “Horses were not bred to run on the … Continue reading Synthetic Surfaces ?
On Monday we talked about this years Breeders’ Cup Championships, and how the end-of-year event rotates each season to different iconic racing venues. This year being Del Mar. So this begs the question- why hasn’t the oldest race course in America ever hosted this extravaganza? That’s right, Saratoga has never been home to the Breeders’ Cup. The charm, beauty and the atmosphere at The Spa … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup At Saratoga?
Each racing season ends with just one finish line: the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It’s the two-day, 14-race, year-end culmination that every horse, jockey, trainer and owner across the globe has in their sights. It’s where the world’s greatest come together to crown champions, and spectators celebrate as history unfolds before their eyes. It is genuinely an international competition as it attracts horses from around … Continue reading The 2021 Breeders’ Cup