Accelerate wins the Shared Belief Stakes
Accelerate Steps Up In Shared Belief Stakes

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, an impressive maiden race winner in his last start, made a successful jump into stakes competition Friday with a game triumph in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at one mile for 3-year-olds. With Tyler Baze in the saddle, Accelerate, the 9-5 second choice, forged to the lead in the upper stretch […]

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Owner Mike Repole (center) embraces trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez after Outwork wins the Wood Memorial
Pletcher, Velazquez Team For Four Wins Friday At Saratoga

At the start of the afternoon Friday, trainer Chad Brown had a firm lead on the race for leading trainer at Saratoga. With 31 wins over the summer 2016 meeting, Brown held a 10-win lead over veteran Todd Pletcher. However, a four-win afternoon for Pletcher saw that margin shrink to just seven at the end […]

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California Chrome, at Taylor Made Farm
California Chrome’s Dam To Sell At Fasig-Tipton November

Love the Chase, dam of North America’s richest racehorse California Chrome, will be consigned to the Fasig-Tipton November sale with Taylor Made, reports Her owner, Perry Martin, bred the daughter of Not for Love to Tapit this spring, and in fact, Love the Chase was the first mare confirmed in foal to the leading […]

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Hip 245, a colt by Uncle Mo x Setareh, by Sky Classic, topped the sale at $1.3M.
Juvenile Watch: $1.3 Million Frommer Pinhook Grad Makes First Start Saturday At Saratoga

Originally purchased from the Keeneland September yearling sale for $150,000 by pinhooker Cary Frommer as agent, the juvenile son of Uncle Mo and Setareh (Sky Classic) was a smashing success for the veteran from Aiken, SC. At the Ocala Breeders’ March sale of 2-year-olds in training, the colt breezed an eighth of a mile in […]

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Calvin Borel hanging out on Buff Bradley's pony at Churchill
‘Win, Lose, Or Draw, I’m Ready’: Borel Back In The Saddle Saturday At Ellis

Even with the wildly popular Wiener Dog Championship taking place, the top dog Saturday at Ellis Park figures to be three-time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borel, who will make his return to racing after a five-month retirement. Borel rides one race, the sixth (post time 3:24 p.m. Central). He’ll be on No. 4 Kiss My […]

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Jim Rome in one of his joyful moments with Shared Belief
‘We Remember Him’: Shared Belief Stakes Emotional For Hollendorfer, Rome

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer provided insight and emotion on the subject of Shared Belief as guests of syndicated sports talk radio host Jim Rome on a live broadcast of his program, known to many as “The Jungle,” from Del Mar Friday morning. An estimated 100 spectators in the Plaza […]

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Exaggerator gallops at Belmont Park
Fast Track, Fast Exaggerator? Desormeaux Says Colt ‘Doesn’t Have Anything To Prove’

As the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets, Exaggerator’s affinity for a wet racetrack has been one of the more prevalent narratives of the Saratoga meet this summer as the multiple graded stakes winner looks to shore up his supremacy in the 3-year-old division in the “Mid-Summer […]

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Chip Guillot (left), brother to trainer Eric, overseas the "Gumbo Festival" in preparation for Laoban's assault on the Travers Stakes.
Guillot’s Gumbo Festival Kicks Off Travers Weekend On Saratoga Backside

They came from all over the grounds Friday morning to an open, grassy area with picnic tables under tall trees next to Clare Court for trainer Eric Guillot’s pre-Travers gumbo party. Guillot, from Iberia, Louisiana will run Grade 2 Jim Dandy winner Laoban on Saturday in the “Mid-Summer Derby”. The trainer, who races on the […]

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Trainer Jorge Navarro
Navarro ‘Standing Up’ Against NJTHA Fines At Monmouth Park

Jorge Navarro is taking a stand against a controversial new policy implemented at Monmouth Park, where he has been leading trainer each summer since 2013. Trainers who elected to ship horses to run at Suffolk Downs last weekend were warned in advance that they would be fined $1,000 upon returning to Monmouth; Navarro sent two […]

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Zia Park Casino
McCullough Named Announcer At Zia Park Casino

When they kick off their 2016 meet next month, Zia Park Casino, Hotel and Racetrack will do so with a new voice, as California native Jim McCullough has been tabbed as the track’s new announcer for its 12th season of live racing.  McCullough previously served as the track announcer at Evergreen Park in Grande Prairie, […]

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