Holy Bull Selections

Here is a full field analysis for the Holy Bull, which is slated as race 11 on a card of 12, with a scheduled Post Time of 4:50. 1) JIRAFALES [ML 20-1] Trainer: Gustavo Delgado. Jockey: John Velazquez. Broke his Maiden at first asking with a late run, to Win by almost five lengths at Gulfstream Park West against Florida-breds. He has been off since that … Continue reading Holy Bull Selections

Holy Bull !

Gulfstream Park has always been a key racetrack on the road to the Kentucky Derby, and in recent years three of the last eight Kentucky Derby Winners prepped with at least one start at the Hallandale Beach track while on the Derby trail. Saturday’s $200,000, Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes (named in honor of the 1994 Horse Of The Year) is the first of three Kentucky Derby … Continue reading Holy Bull !

A Successful And Safe Pegasus

On Saturday, (as most of you are aware) the fifth running of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series was held at Gulfstream Park in South Florida. The Stronach Group which operates Gulfstream, transformed the course and grounds into a socially distant entertainment experience, welcoming 1,500 fans (15% of typical Pegasus World Cup capacity) to the race track for the first time since the outset … Continue reading A Successful And Safe Pegasus

Pegasus Picks

KNICKS GO will be the Post Time favorite in the $3 million dollar Pegasus on Saturday. This based on his front-running 3 1/2-length Win in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. This field of 12 contains only two other horses with Grade 1 Victories — CODE OF HONOR and MATH WIZARD. Here then is a look at the entrants for the Pegasus with the official track … Continue reading Pegasus Picks

Safety First At The Pegasus Millions

As previously written about here, the Pegasus World Cup Championship is near, and Thoroughbred race fans are excited. It will take place Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, at Gulfstream Park. However, because of the ongoing pandemic, the event will be implementing strict protocols in terms of social distancing and health guidelines to avoid having an outbreak of COVID-19 cases during the event. This will be applied … Continue reading Safety First At The Pegasus Millions

The Pegasus Millions

The 2021 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is this Saturday, January 23 at Gulfstream Park. This event continues to lead the industry with its entirely medication-free format. This year, the Winner of the $3 million dollar Pegasus World Cup receives an automatic entry into the $20 million Saudi Cup. What is the Pegasus World Cup?  The Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series is a pair of … Continue reading The Pegasus Millions

BIG Money @ The Big A

If you don’t play Aqueduct Park, and tend not to participate in multi-race Wagers, Saturday January 16th would be a good time to start. The Early Pick 5, covering the first five races of every card at NYRA tracks was, for the first time in quite a stretch, not hit on Friday, resulting in a carryover of $265,042.64 when live racing resumes on Saturday at … Continue reading BIG Money @ The Big A

Racing Is Back On Television

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced the return of America’s Day at the Races. Saturday, January 16th, will be the first of 22 days of the acclaimed national horse racing telecast to air throughout January, February and March on FOX Sports. Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, America’s Day at the Races will return Saturday on FS1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. eastern time. … Continue reading Racing Is Back On Television

Santa Anita Centennial Man

It was just about a year ago the Daily Racing Blog told the story of John Shear, but given his age and the pandemic, we thought it might be nice to revisit him as he closes in on a milestone birthday. Although his preferred venue is off limits for the time being, the beloved Paddock Captain at Santa Anita will nonetheless celebrate his 100th birthday with … Continue reading Santa Anita Centennial Man

Till Death Or NYRA Do Them Part

Jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Katie Davis were married (small ceremony) back in mid-December. But just this week they received a wedding gift they were not expecting.  The couple were stunned to learn that due to New York State Gaming Commission rules, their horses must be coupled (#1 & #1A) in the Wagering whenever they ride in the same race at New York Racing Association tracks. … Continue reading Till Death Or NYRA Do Them Part