Triple Crown Mystique

There is at least one racing term that immediately inspires respect, and even awe, from people within the racing industry, long-time railbirds, and even from those with little knowledge of the sport – the Triple Crown. The difficulty of capturing the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, at three different distances, on three tracks, all in the span of five weeks can not be … Continue reading Triple Crown Mystique

Classy Casse

Mark Casse became the 34th trainer in Thoroughbred racing history to Win 3,000 races. It happened Thursday at Gulfstream Park West when SOUPER WATSON scored a decisive 2-length Victory in the 3rd race, while paying $17 on a $2 dollar Win wager The 59-year-old, who was elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame earlier this year, watched the milestone Win on … Continue reading Classy Casse

The Man Who Saved The Derby

The history of horse racing is filled with stories of improbable, against-the-odds triumphs and legendary heroes who made the seemingly impossible, possible. It’s hard to imagine that the Kentucky Derby – as iconic a sporting event as you’ll find – was once in danger of fading into history due to financial difficulties. Fortunately, a businessman and racing fan named Martin Joseph Winn, better known as … Continue reading The Man Who Saved The Derby

FanDuel Comes To Fairmount

FanDuel Group plans to make a multimillion-dollar investment in Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. Under the agreement, Fairmount Park Racetrack will be rebranded as FanDuel Sportsbook and Horse Racing. In addition, the online gaming company plans a full revitalization of the venue, including the opening of a FanDuel Sportsbook retail location. This partnership is consistent with FanDuel Group’s long history in the sport of … Continue reading FanDuel Comes To Fairmount

JJ Going On The DL

Jockey Javier (JJ) Castellano will take off the final six weeks of 2020 to address a minor issue in his right leg and plans to return to race-riding in early- to-mid-January at Gulfstream Park. On Monday, Castellano will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right leg, near the hip, to clean up some debris in the area. The procedure will be performed by orthopedic surgeon Bryan … Continue reading JJ Going On The DL

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

Breeders’ Cup Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup has announced the official order of races and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for November 6th & 7th at Keeneland in Lexington. There will be a total of 10 races (five Breeders’ Cup races) on the first day of the Championships — Future Stars Friday — and 12 races on the Saturday card (nine Breeders’ Cup … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Schedule

2020 BC Classic Facts

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the marquee race at this championship event and annually attracts many of the best racehorses in the world. This year is no different, with a competitive field of older horses, and 3-year-olds, lining up in the finale on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. Here are some interesting facts about the 2020 Classic: 1. This year’s race is worth $6 million … Continue reading 2020 BC Classic Facts