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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Calm Before The Storm

A quiet weekend of graded stakes action is on tap as we enter the week before the Belmont Stakes, where American Pharoah will bid to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. This weekend, though the schedule is … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hard Not To Like This Talented Mare

Speedway Stable’s Hard Not to Like made her journey to California a successful one with a rail-skimming victory in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Hard Not to Like, who earned her second G1 win in the race, … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Good Fortune

Growing up in San Diego, Anne Lorkowski loved horses since she could remember, but living in such an urban environment meant she spent many more hours playing with her Breyer models than in the saddle taking lessons. That didn’t put … Continue reading

Absorbine Presents Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: New York, New York

The Paulick Report welcomes back photographer Eric Kalet as he shares his unique perspective on-site at the track in the days leading up to the Belmont Stakes. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Story Behind Effinex

When Effinex and Angel Arroyo crossed the wire first in last month’s Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct, things seemed to have come full circle for Dr. Russell Cohen. Cohen organizes the horse’s campaign as racing manager for his mother’s … Continue reading

Bloodlines: American Pharoah A Coming Attraction For ‘Coolmore Plan’

With the announcement that Coolmore has acquired the breeding rights to this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah, that means five of the last six Eclipse Award winners as the best juvenile colt or gelding will have … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Bluegrass Bliss

This past weekend was a little light on graded stakes action, so the latest edition of Photos of the Week features scenes from beautiful Margaux Farm in Midway, Ky. Spanning 650 acres, Margaux Farm is open year-round for boarding, training, … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Light Holiday Weekend

Thoroughbred racing action on this Memorial Day weekend starts off slowly with just two graded stakes on the continent Saturday, two more on Sunday, then five on Monday, highlighted by the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes, a longtime Hollywood Park fixture now … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Very Ironic(us)

Stuart Janney III’s homebred colt, Ironicus, made his stakes debut a winning one when he rallied from far back to capture the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico May 16. The 4-year-old gray/roan colt now boasts a record of 3-3-1 … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Hurdles

Traditionally we think of a horse’s second career being the one they transition to after retiring from racing. Jimmie Echo is different. His career after racing is actually his third career, as after moderate success as a racehorse on the … Continue reading