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Sparkling Review Shines in Mrs. Revere Victory

Sparkling Review unleashed a powerful late run to sweep by pace-setting Kiss Moon and win the Grade 2, $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, giving jockey Julien Leparoux his second stakes win on the card. Lady Lara … Continue reading

Guest Commentary: A Not So Silent Witness

The following commentary is by Alexa Ravit, a longtime horse racing fan and attendee of over 20 Triple Crown races. Ms Ravit will be graduating from Cornell University in January with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and minors in Business and … Continue reading

Ehalt: Breeders’ Cup Journey an Improbable One for Hardest Core

Earlier this year, Hardest Core underwent emergency surgery; 18 feet of intestine were removed after he suffered a hernia. Now, towards the end of 2014, the 4-year-old gelding enters the Grade 1, $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf as an Arlington … Continue reading

Distaff: Retiring Napravnik Rides Untapable to Victory for Asmussen, Winchell

Making her first start against older fillies and mares, Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable clinched 3-year-old filly divisional honors with a popular and powerful victory in the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, beating a fast-closing Don’t Tell Sophia by 1 1/4 … Continue reading

Chitu Wins Damascus in First Start Since Derby

Chitu broke sharply and went on to a dominant 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $100,000, seven furlong Damascus Stakes under Joel Rosario, getting the distance in 1:21.66. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old colt by Henny Hughes blazed through … Continue reading

Months Later, Asmussen Not Letting PETA Accusations Keep Him Down

Trainer Steve Asmussen has emerged from the scandal surrounding an undercover investigation by PETA earlier this year as strong as ever. Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman checked in with the trainer, who has notched 250 wins this year, placing him second … Continue reading

Talk Show Man Denies Ben’s Cat in Maryland Million Turf

Michael J. Harrison’s Talk Show Man caught the ever gallant Ben’s Cat as the duo closed in on the finish line and won the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf at Laurel Park. For the second year in a row Ben’s Cat … Continue reading

Fashion Takes Center Stage at Caulfield Cup Day

The Caulfield Cup will attract some of Australia’s finest horses, but the race day at Melbourne has also become a hotbed for fashion, celebrities, and music. “Since when did Melbourne events become so glamorous and exclusive?” a column in the … Continue reading

Crown Queen Rules QE II Challenge Cup

In a race named for royalty, royalty prevailed, as Besilu Stables’ Crown Queen scored her first Grade 1 victory in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End at Keeneland on Saturday. Ball Dancing closed for second, … Continue reading

Juvenile Fillies: By the Moon Springs Upset in Muddy Frizette

Jay Em Ess Stable’s By the Moon took charge at the top of the stretch and held off a group of late challengers to win the Grade 1, $500,000 Frizette Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, stamping her ticket to … Continue reading