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

Riding Into History

The success that horse racing has maintained over the decades is quite astonishing. It remains a sport that a lot of people are passionate about, and a big part of that allegiance is the jockeys. Taking the step to becoming a jockey requires mastery, devotion, and bravery. The most recognizable jockeys possess all those traits. That said, pinpointing the most successful jockeys of all time … Continue reading Riding Into History

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

Synthetic Surfaces ?

Mark Casse is one of the most successful handlers in North America. He has trained some very talented horses; CLASSIC EMPIRE, SIR WINSTON, TEPIN, and WAR OF WILL just to name a few. Casse is well known and respected throughout the industry, so just like (dated reference alert) EF Hutton, when Mark Casse talks people should listen. “Horses were not bred to run on the … Continue reading Synthetic Surfaces ?

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

Kendrick Carmouch

Look up the word optimistic in the dictionary and alongside the written definition will be a picture of jockey Kendrick Carmouche. As an example; the other day, Carmouche was asked what was his best finish in the Pennsylvania Derby? The 37-year-old rider smiled – he’s always smiling – and replied, “Saturday. It will be on Saturday.” On record, Carmouche’s best finish in the signature race … Continue reading Kendrick Carmouch

Del Mar Fall Meet

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

Laurel Park Welcomes Mike Smith

His Hall of Fame career has taken jockey Mike Smith quite literally around the world. His next stop – and first in more than 14 ½ years – brings the affable 56-year-old to Laurel Park, in Maryland. Based in California since 2000, Smith will be in town Saturday with three mounts on the 11 race card. Leading off with the $100,000 dollar Twixt Stakes (6th … Continue reading Laurel Park Welcomes Mike Smith