The Daily Racing Blog wishes the incomparable Johnny Velazquez a belated Happy Birthday. The Hall Of Fame jockey celebrated his 51st lap around the solar track yesterday (Thanksgiving). A native of Puerto Rico, Johnny V as he’s affectionately known, is Thoroughbred racing’s all-time leading money Winning jockey, with career purse earnings of more than $446 million from 6,357 Wins. A Winner of three Kentucky Derbies, Velazquez has Won … Continue reading Belated Birthday Greetings
We’re 10 days into 2022, and anticipation is already building for what’s to come this year. There will be plenty of exciting races, memorable moments, and great times to be had this year at tracks all across the country. Everyone (even horseplayers) make New Year’s resolutions; some are more successful than others. Here are a few for racing fans that are certainly attainable. 1. PICK THE … Continue reading Racing Resolutions
The 38th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic is Saturday at Del Mar. It is horse racings’ Championship event and serves as the unofficial finale of the 2021 season before attention shifts to preparing for the 2022 Kentucky Derby during the late fall, early winter, and into next spring. The Classic will be broadcast live on NBC and will be the last race on a card of … Continue reading Who Wins The BC Classic ?
The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin on Friday. The two-day racing festival features tons of exciting racing action, as well as a lot of great betting opportunities. Daily Racing Blog readers know our mantra when playing the horses; Find the Value. There’s no point in picking the favorite in race after race- that’s usually a losing strategy in the long run. On the other hand, … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Value
The $6 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Classic is the marquee race for this weekends World Championships at Del Mar. Since its inception in 1984, the 1 ¼-mile race has ascended to one of the most important races on the global racing calendar. Horse racing Superstars from ALYSHEBA to ZENYATTA have helped cement their legacies with a Victory in the Classic while countless other standouts tried and … Continue reading The BC Classic
A week from today (Friday), is the weekend racing fans wait for all year. The top horses from around the globe will travel to Del Mar Race Course for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The action kicks off on Friday, November 5th, with Future Stars Friday. All five Breeders’ Cup races on Fridays card are restricted to 2-year-olds. Let’s take a look at what … Continue reading Not Delinquent Juveniles
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
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
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