Belmont’s Tribute to FDNY

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

Synthetic Surfaces ?

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 ?

Breeders’ Cup At Saratoga?

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?

The 2021 Breeders’ Cup

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

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