The Risen Star

The Grade 2, $400,000  Risen Star on Saturday has drawn a full field of 13 horses who will go nine furlongs in the first Kentucky Derby prep race of the year that offers the increased points level (50-20-10-5). The top four finishers from the Lecomte Stakes (G3), which was the first of the Derby preps this year at Fair Grounds, are in the field. Here is … Continue reading The Risen Star

It Was An Honour

Two years ago trainer Shug McGaughey followed Florida’s Road to the Kentucky Derby to a 2nd-place finish with CODE OF HONOR in the Run For The Roses. The Hall of Fame trainer found himself back on that illustrious path this past Saturday with a new Triple Crown candidate. GREATEST HONOUR powered his way to a 5 3/4-length Victory in the $200,000 dollar Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes  for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream … Continue reading It Was An Honour

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 !

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

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