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Csaba Cruises in Gulfstream’s Skip Trial

Making the 32nd start of his most successful career, Csaba ran like his old self while posting a 1 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Skip Trial Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Equipped with blinkers for his second straight stakes victory, the … Continue reading

Wilkin: Pletcher and Brown Top Contenders for Saratoga Title

For the past three years, Todd Pletcher has captured the Saratoga training title. Not far behind in second has been Chad Brown. But, as Tim Wilkin speculates for the Albany Times Union, could this be the summer that Brown catches … Continue reading

Jojo Warrior Goes Gate to Wire in Summertime Oaks

Jojo Warrior added blinkers for the first time in her five-race career and responded with a dominating 5 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, … Continue reading

Pennsylvania Racing Funds Used for Agriculture Budget Shortfalls

A report by the Pennsylvania Auditor General has discovered that the state Department of Agriculture has improperly billed the State Racing Fund to cover budget shortfalls, according to a story by The Morning Call. The Department overbilled the racing fund … Continue reading

Indiana Casinos Hit Hard By Ohio Competitors

Indiana gaming revenues are down 242.5 million in the past eleven months, due in part to competition from a casino and two new racinos in neighboring Ohio. The loss in revenue has led to lower state tax collections and lower … Continue reading

Champion Beholder ‘Questionable’ for Del Mar

Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, who most recently finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park, is healing from an injury sustained in that race and will likely be on the sidelines until fall, according … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Back to Business As Usual

With Triple Crown season over, it’s time for the country’s most popular 3-year-olds to take a rest, and the stakes schedule becomes a bit lighter. This weekend’s action will see three Grade 1 contests, beginning with the Shoemaker Mile on the … Continue reading

Hoppert: California Chrome Has ‘Luck’ on His Side

In a column for The New York Times, Melissa Hoppert details the good and bad superstitions at the racetrack, including the ones regarding California Chrome as he makes a bid for the Triple Crown. Says trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who is … Continue reading

NBC Preakness Viewership Tops 9.6 Million; Online Streaming Soars

NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s 139th Preakness Stakes registered a 6.0 household rating – ranking as the highest-rated Preakness Stakes since 2009 (6.8 for Rachel Alexandra’s victory), according to official  national data provided Tuesday by The Nielsen Company. The 6.0 HH … Continue reading

Belmont Stakes Contenders Train to Take On California Chrome

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Danza returned to the worktab for the first time since finishing third, beaten three lengths, in the Kentucky Derby by breezing a half-mile in 49 flat on Sunday at Belmont Park. “Perfect, everything I wanted, nice and … Continue reading

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