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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Next Stop Louisville

With just two short weeks until the Kentucky Derby, we have a pretty good idea of who’ll be in this year’s field, but there’s still doubt surrounding some of the runners who have qualified and hope for those on the … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Sweet Success for Candy Ride

Sweet Swap’s front-running victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes was the first graded stakes win of his career. The 5-year-old chestnut horse has now won six of 12 lifetime starts and has finished in the money nine times. … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Going Home at Last

We’ve all heard stories about people finding long-lost relatives, or losing a beloved dog or cat, only to become reunited with them years later. These stories can run the gamut from gut-wrenching and tear-jerking to heart-warming and hard to believe. … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: The Announcer With 23 Voices

Frank Mirahmadi has worked as an announcer at tracks across the country, including the Northern California fair circuit and Oaklawn Park. Mirahmadi began calling races at Hollywood Park in 1992. He also serves as an occasional racing analyst for TVG, … Continue reading

Twinspires.com presents Derby Dreams: Ride On Curlin

“My very first thought when I decided to be a horse trainer was, ‘Well, I’m going to win the Kentucky Derby,’” said trainer Billy Gowan. “I thought it was going to be easy.” It has taken Gowan 20 years to … Continue reading

Brisnet.com presents Bloodlines: Doing the Two Step Salsa

At the OBS 2-year-old sales last April in Ocala, the stallion who rocked buyers back on their heels was the little-heralded Two Step Salsa, a son of Petionville. After seeing just a few of them breeze and noticing the stats … Continue reading

Photos of the Week: 4.14.14

A huge weekend of racing saw the return of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan at Keeneland and the last two major prep races for the Kentucky Derby run at Keeneland and Oaklawn Park. Oaklawn Park wrapped up its … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: (Almost) Last Call

With the Kentucky Derby fast-approaching, this year’s crop of 3-year-olds has just one more weekend to try for wins in 100-point Derby prep races. Keeneland will feature the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday, where a field of well-matched … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Castellano on the Rise

For horse racing fans, spring truly begins on the first weekend of April, with the start of Keeneland’s spring meet. Combined with important Kentucky Derby preps in California and New York, last Saturday was one of the busiest days in … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Transitioning ‘With Ease’

Every horse should have the luxury of having earned a special place in at least one person’s heart. For a regally bred chestnut who never made it to his first start, he’s earned his way into the hearts of several … Continue reading