Intro To The Breeders’ Cup

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

A Few Plays at Keeneland

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

The Keeneland Fall Meet

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

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

A.P. INDY

A.P. INDY was seemingly born to greatness. He was sired by Triple Crown Winner SEATTLE SLEW. His successful dam (mother), WEEKEND SURPRISE, was no surprise, as she was sired by SECRETARIAT, another Triple Crown Champion. Wealthy, ambitious owners will pay massive sums for such regal bloodlines, so it was no surprise that Japanese owner Tomonori Tsurumaki went to $2.9 million dollars before the auctioneer’s hammer … Continue reading A.P. INDY

A Classic New York Bred

Nick Zito grew up near Aqueduct Racetrack. His father would take him to the track as a young lad. But back in the day there were age restrictions on admission to the track. So the elder Zito would leave young Nicholas with a friend of his, who just happened to be a security guard at the Big A. It was there and then that Zito … Continue reading A Classic New York Bred

Mr. Bill Mott

As teenagers, some youngsters tend to think the world is theirs for the taking. Not so for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Mr. Mott did not dream big as a youth. “I was 18 years old and hauling horses around in a two-horse trailer to the bush tracks,” recalled the native of Mobridge, South Dakota. “I never imagined training for anybody else other than … Continue reading Mr. Bill Mott

AUTHENTIC- The Bona Fide Champ

AUTHENTIC proved he is the real deal with a powerful front-running  2 ¼-length victory against stablemate IMPROBABLE in the $6 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. The Kentucky Derby Winner was outdueled by the brilliant filly SWISS SKYDIVER in the Preakness Stakes, which was the final leg of this year’s pandemic-muddled Triple Crown. But he rebounded strongly to give Hall of … Continue reading AUTHENTIC- The Bona Fide Champ

BC Classic Picks

The Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course Saturday evening is arguably the most important race in determining which Thoroughbred will be honored as Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards. While a lot of racehorses have had successful seasons this year, there was no Triple Crown Winner and no transcendent superstar. That raises the stakes for the 37th Classic even higher. The $6 … Continue reading BC Classic Picks