Belmont Park Makeover ?

Over 100 people, including union members, backstretch workers, trainers, veterinarians and farmers gathered Monday in Albany, NY. in support of a plan to modernize Belmont Park. The plan, according to a press release, promises significant new job creation and as much as $1 billion in one-time economic impacts while freeing up 110 acres of state-owned land at Aqueduct Racetrack for future development. The project was … Continue reading Belmont Park Makeover ?

Horse Racing & Baseball

The World Series is over. The Breeders’ Cup reached its fitting conclusion. The Breeders’ Cup has been called the World Series of Horse Racing so it’s fitting they both ended on the same weekend. And, there is some overlap. Famous athletes and sports expressions often inspire the names submitted for Thoroughbred racehorses. Last year, the Jockey Club Registry reviewed more than 35,000 names for American … Continue reading Horse Racing & Baseball

BC Classic- Smooth Flight

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland is one of the most eagerly anticipated races in the 39-year history of the BC World Championships.  The excitement is due to the presence of FLIGHTLINE, who brings a perfect 5-for-5 record and some of the fastest speed figures in history to the $6 million dollar, Grade 1 Classic. FLIGHTLINE has taken the racing world by storm since … Continue reading BC Classic- Smooth Flight

Breeders’ Cup Value

There is no sporting event that offers the kind of wagering opportunities and Value that you can find at the Breeders’ Cup — dare we say, not even the Super Bowl. It’s common for a mere $2 wager in the Breeders’ Cup to turn into a payout in the tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. What kind of wild prop-filled parlay … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Value

Fun Breeders’ Cup Facts

The 39th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin next Friday at Keeneland Race Course. So to keep your interest peaked, here are 7 interesting facts about the Breeders’ Cup, which originated way back in the early 1980s. 1. John Gaines is considered the father of the Breeders’ Cup. Gaines (1928-2005), who owned Gainesway Farm in Lexington, is credited with developing the idea of a World Championship Series for Thoroughbreds. … Continue reading Fun Breeders’ Cup Facts

Breeders’ Cup Bet Menu

Two All-Turf, multi-race bets have been added to the traditional wagering menu for the 39th Breeders’ Cup which will run November 4th, and 5th, at Keeneland. The 2022 wagering menu will include a Breeders’ Cup All-Turf $3 Pick 3 on Friday. The three races, in order are; the Juvenile Turf Sprint in the sixth, the Juvenile Fillies Turf in the eighth and the Juvenile Turf in the … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Bet Menu

A Classic CIGAR

CIGAR was a horse that showed modest turf ability, but transformed into a legend on dirt, illustrating just how critical a trainer’s role can be. The son of PALACE MUSIC went unraced at 2 before Winning two of nine starts the following season for his first trainer, Alex Hassinger Jr. CIGAR finished his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $89,175 but could not Win in Stakes competition. At … Continue reading A Classic CIGAR

G.O.A.T. Statue

It was October 12th three years ago that a towering bronze sculpture of 1973 Triple Crown Winner SECRETARIAT was unveiled at Keeneland Race Track as part of the 11th annual SECRETARIAT Festival in Lexington. Designed by artist Jocelyn Russell (pictured on left), the statue captures Big Red Winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby under jockey Ron Turcotte. Back then it was temporarily displayed outside the track’s sales pavilion.  After the completion of that years festival the statue was moved to its … Continue reading G.O.A.T. Statue

Air Horse One

The Breeders’ Cup Championships at Keeneland are November 4th and 5th. Which means horses from around the world will start shipping into Lexington within the next couple of weeks There will be some big frequent flyers at Keeneland for BC weekend.  BIG as in over seven feet tall and weigh around 1000 pounds. But the vast size of the horses does not keep them from … Continue reading Air Horse One

Breeders’ Cup TV Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup has announced its Post Times and the broadcast coverage schedule for the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 4th and 5th at Keeneland Race Course. The two-day championship event will be shown live across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and FanDuel TV.    The 39th Breeders’ Cup kicks-off on Friday, November 4th with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders’ Cup World Championships races for 2-year-olds. There will … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup TV Schedule