The Preakness

The Preakness Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race normally held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race, run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1 3⁄16 miles) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds, fillies 121 pounds. It is (again normally) the second jewel of the Triple Crown, held two … Continue reading The Preakness

Second Best

The Kentucky Derby is a career-defining race. When a horse secures a Victory in the Run for the Roses its place in the annals of racing history is etched in stone. While fame and glory are bestowed upon the Winners, in many cases forgotten runners-up have turned in efforts almost or equally as gallant as the champions. In homage to TIZ THE LAW and his … Continue reading Second Best

Back On The Air

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced that America’s Day at the Races returns this week on FOX Sports and MSG Networks to provide coverage and analysis of thoroughbred racing from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Delaware Park. After a nine day hiatus, the show resumes on Thursday (tomorrow) with live racing from Churchill Downs and Delaware Park. The show then transitions on Friday (Opening … Continue reading Back On The Air

On To The Preakness

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has said that Kentucky Derby (G1) Winner AUTHENTIC as well as his other (late-scratch) Derby entrant THOUSAND WORDS are ready to move on to Maryland for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, October 3rd at Pimlico Race Course. AUTHENTIC became Baffert’s record-tying sixth Derby Winner on September 5th with a 1 ¼-length Victory over Belmont Stakes (G1) Winner TIZ … Continue reading On To The Preakness

Very AUTHENTIC Kentucky Derby

In an unprecedented year such as this one, it should come as no surprise that the 146th Kentucky Derby was marked by stunning twists and turns as AUTHENTIC upset TIZ THE LAW last Saturday to give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record-tying 6th Derby Triumph. Baffert equaled a mark set by Ben Jones that was once thought to be unattainable. “Here we are, … Continue reading Very AUTHENTIC Kentucky Derby

Don’t Forget To WIN

In these days of on-line wagering there’s no shortage of techniques to bet on a horse race.  One that should never be overlooked is perhaps the oldest. While the payoff on a Win bet might be dwarfed by a Trifecta or Superfecta, its simplicity and effectiveness can help ensure turning a profit on your wagers. Of course, putting it into play is not as easy … Continue reading Don’t Forget To WIN

The Spa Is Over

The racing season at Saratoga is over. And while no fans were allowed on the historic grounds at the racetrack, that did not deter those that still wanted to Wager on the races. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) successfully concluded its 2020 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course without interruption and with all-sources handle topping $700 million dollars for the second consecutive year. The … Continue reading The Spa Is Over

Derby Picks

Since we last posted on Wednesday one of the entered horses has been scratched. Due to a fever #6 KING GUILLERMO will not run in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. So just seventeen horses will take to the gate for the 146th edition of The Run For The Roses. The Derby is race #14, the final contest of the day at Churchill Downs, with a scheduled Post … Continue reading Derby Picks

The Derby Field

TIZ THE LAW enters Saturday’s $3 million dollar Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs as the overwhelming favorite — a deserved honor, given his talents and accomplishments along what was a strange 3-year-old Derby Trail. Upsets do occur in this race, although the points era has made surprise long shot Winners almost non-existent except for COUNTRY HOUSE last year. (And that Win was via a controversial … Continue reading The Derby Field

Home Town Hero

Saturday is the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby. This year the Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports will be the quietest Derby in history. Thanks to covid-19 there will be no spectators on the grounds at fabled Churchill Downs when the horses turn for home and the track announcer bellows- AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME! But the Daily Racing Blog wants to make … Continue reading Home Town Hero