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Looking Back at Old Rosebud

Although Old Rosebud is probably best known for his 1914 Kentucky Derby win, the homely gelding’s story did not end at the Churchill Downs wire, according to a Daily Racing Form feature by Mary Simon. Simon looked back at the career … Continue reading

Speightstown Colt Closes OBS April Under Tack Shows With :20 3/5 Quarter

Hip No. 1187, a son of Speightstown consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent for Stonestreet Stables, breezed a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack … Continue reading

Sisterly Love Wins Cat-and-Mouse Game With Emollient in Doubledogdare

Gary Barber’s Sisterly Love survived a race-long duel with odds-on favorite Emollient and had enough left to hold off Moment in Dixie by a diminishing neck to win the 20th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies … Continue reading

National HBPA on Stronach Measures: ‘The Devil Is in the Details’

The National HBPA supports various aspects of the Stronach Group’s integrity initiatives while at the same time questioning the reality and practicality of some other aspects of the initiatives. “The Stronach Group’s support of national uniform therapeutic medications and severe … Continue reading

Krigger Back in Gulfstream Winner’s Circle

Kevin Krigger made a victorious riding return to Gulfstream Park in Friday’s first race, alternating between the whip and a strong hand ride while coaxing Scat Daddy’s Breeze to come back after being headed in the stretch to win a … Continue reading

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Unveils $4M Stakes Schedule

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is stepping into a new light in the horse racing industry. Beginning Tuesday, May 6, the facility located in Shelbyville, Ind. will race under a new name, logo and color scheme featuring shades of gold … Continue reading

Churchill Officials on Derby/Oaks Security: ‘If You See Something, Say Something’

Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) has released its list of security and hospitality policies and procedures for this year’s 140th celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3, and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May … Continue reading

Samraat, Uncle Sigh Work at Belmont Park

New York-breds Samraat and Uncle Sigh, who will be ridden in the Kentucky Derby by New York’s leading jockeys, brothers Jose and Irad Ortiz, Jr., had their penultimate workouts for the May 3 Run for the Roses on Friday morning … Continue reading

All Systems Go: Blue Grass Winner Dance With Fate to Run in KY Derby

After a week of discussion and debate, the connections of G1 Toyota Blue Grass winner, Dance With Fate, have decided to run their colt in the G1 Kentucky Derby. According to several postings on Twitter, Britney Eurton, the daughter of … Continue reading

Oaklawn Caps Successful Meet With Double-Digit Increases

Oaklawn’s 2014 live season concluded Saturday, April 12, with double-digit increases in total handle, average daily handle and average daily purse distribution. Despite racing three fewer days in 2014 compared to 2013, Oaklawn’s total handle increased 12% to $169,248,051. Average … Continue reading