Bigger Purses At The Spa

The most talented horses, and riders, east of the Mississippi annually gather for six weeks at historic Saratoga Race Course. This year they’ll be competing for purses that speak to the level of ability they bring to The Spa. Significant increases of more than $1.6 million dollars to the purse schedule for the 2022 summer were announced by the New York Racing Association last week. … Continue reading Bigger Purses At The Spa

Who Wins The Ohio Derby ?

The $500,000 dollar Grade 2 Ohio Derby will be contested Saturday at Thistledown Park. The 1 1/8 mile race originally drew a field of eight, but there has been one scratch. It should be pointed out that in Ohio the medication Lasix is allowed in Stakes races. The race is slated as the final event on a card of eleven, with a scheduled Post Time … Continue reading Who Wins The Ohio Derby ?

The Ohio Derby

The $500,000 dollar, Grade 2 Ohio Derby, will be run on Saturday at 1 1/8 miles at Thistledown in the suburbs of Cleveland. The race drew a field of eight 3-year-olds led by WHITE ABARRIO. This year’s edition of Ohio Derby field includes the Winners of the Florida Derby (G1), Tampa Bay Derby (G2), Holy Bull (G3) and Lexington (G3). Two other 3-year-olds who Won Stakes races … Continue reading The Ohio Derby

Santa Anita Gets Safer

Santa Anita Park concluded its six-month 2021-22 winter-spring season on June 19th as the safest track in North America among those with a comparable volume of racing and training. Santa Anita Park’s record is highlighted by a 62.5 percent improvement from the previous year. From December 26th, 2021, through closing day June 19th, the main dirt track did not have a single musculoskeletal racing fatality … Continue reading Santa Anita Gets Safer

The Magic That Is Saratoga

“From New York City you drive north for about 175 miles, turn left on Union Avenue and go back 100 years.” That quote is attributed to legendary NYC sports scribe Red Smith when he wrote on how to get to Saratoga Race Course. The town of Saratoga resides in a vacuum as it relates to horse racing. Some might consider a lack of change to … Continue reading The Magic That Is Saratoga

Triple Crown To Travers Stakes

With the Triple Crown season in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to move on and the focus for some familiar 3-year-olds shifts to the north. More specifically, the $1.25 million dollar Travers Stakes at Saratoga on August 27th. Here then, are five horses from the Triple Crown trail who can succeed in the 1 1/4 mile Travers. MO DONEGAL. He Won the Wood Memorial in April, … Continue reading Triple Crown To Travers Stakes

King Of Queens & Belmont

The 154th Belmont Stakes developed into quite a wonderful New York story. Veteran owner Mike Repole, who proudly identifies himself as Mike from Queens, enjoyed a one-two finish with MO DONEGAL and the filly NEST, Saturday at Belmont Park– in the race he’s desired more than any other. “It’s a 40-year dream,” said an emotional Repole, 53. “Coming to this track and Aqueduct, being a kid from New York, this is … Continue reading King Of Queens & Belmont

Who Wins The Belmont Stakes ?

The $1.5 million dollar Belmont Stakes drew a field of eight 3-year-olds who will compete on Saturday in the 1 1/2-mile Test of the Champion, the final leg of the 2022 Triple Crown. Here is a look at the field for this year’s race with the official Belmont Park Morning Line odds. The final leg of this year’s Triple Crown is slated as race 11 on … Continue reading Who Wins The Belmont Stakes ?

Belmont Stakes Jockeys

Some of the best 3-year-old horses in the country are set to face off on Saturday, June 11th, in the 154th running of the Belmont Stakes. The $1.5 million, 1 ½-mile race called the Test of the Champion serves as the final leg of the Triple Crown and also regularly attracts the most accomplished jockeys in the country — each of them vying for Victory in … Continue reading Belmont Stakes Jockeys

Belmont By The Numbers

Like the first two jewels of horse racing’s U.S. Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1867. That means there is no shortage of interesting numbers associated with the race called the Test of the Champion. Here is just a sampling of some fun facts and figures in regard to the Belmont Stakes. 1 1/2 MILES– The Belmont Stakes … Continue reading Belmont By The Numbers