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Zakaroff wins the El Camino Real Derby
Zakaroff Posts 48-1 Upset In El Camino Real Derby

Antone Metaxas’ Zakaroff posted a surprise victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, striking the wire first at odds of 48-1. Ridden by Kyle Frey, the sophomore son of Slew’s Tiznow rode the rail through the turn, angled out and collared the favored Ann Arbor Eddie to win by a half-length. Trained by […]

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Bazinga Bently recovered from a major fracture in his right hind leg to be able to start his second career in show jumping.
Against All Odds: Saving Bazinga Bently Was ‘Just The Right Thing To Do’

A cannon bone fracture can often be a death sentence for a racehorse. The horse’s support structure is designed to distribute its body weight across four legs, but when one of those legs has a bone broken into multiple pieces, the other three legs must pick up the slack. In order to heal, the injured […]

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Gun Runner worked five furlongs Feb. 13 at Oaklawn in preparation for the G3 Razorback Feb. 20
Fiske: Racehorses Like Gun Runner Are ‘Few And Far Between’

The winners of last year’s Triple Crown races, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator, are off to stud to try and produce classic winners. But, one of the country’s top 3-year-olds from 2016 is still around in Gun Runner, who is scheduled to make his seasonal debut in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday […]

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Finger Lakes
Cuomo’s New Finger Lakes Proposal Calls For Reduction In Racing Days

Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a new plan for New York’s Finger Lakes Racetrack on Friday evening, designed to compensate for the gambling dollars moving away from that track’s racino to the nearby, newly-opened del Lago casino. According to bloodhorse.com, Cuomo’s administration intends to bail out Finger Lakes’ purse fund via contributions from both del Lago […]

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Mo Town (Uncle Mo) and jockey John Velazquez win the Remsen (Gr II) at Aqueduct
Mo Town ‘Ready’ For Sophomore Debut In Risen Star

The most accomplished horse in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes field next Saturday is the highest-profile ship-in, Tony Dutrow-trained Mo Town. Owned by Team D in partnership with the principals of the powerful Coolmore conglomerate – Mrs. Tom Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith – the son of Uncle Mo completed his final […]

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Frank Stronach
Stronach To Be Honored With E.P. Taylor Award Of Merit

The Jockey Club of Canada Board of Stewards is proud to announce that Frank Stronach will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit for his longtime involvement and commitment to Thoroughbred Racing in Canada. A Member of The Jockey Club of Canada for over 20 years, Frank Stronach, has been involved in Thoroughbred […]

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Declining numbers in Thoroughbred foal crops are tied to significant issues in U.S. racing
The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It’s no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important races coast to coast. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field sizes, racehorse ownership, and the […]

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Scales of justice with gavel
Jeffrey Englehart Denied New York License After Positive Marijuana Test

Jeffrey Englehart, son of Chris and brother of Jeremiah, has lost his training license in New York after testing positive for marijuana. According to the Daily Racing Form, stewards scratched Englehart’s entry on Thursday’s card as a result of the test. Englehart has been informed he will not be permitted to reapply for a license for […]

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Ken Ramsey and son, Jeff lead in Sandbar after winning their 400th race at Churchill Downs
Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’

Ken Ramsey, the winningest owner in Kentucky history and an accomplished breeder, has begun the process of dramatically downsizing his Thoroughbred operation with the intention of reducing his stock by more than 50 percent. Ken and his wife, Sarah, have 630 horses as part of a massive racing and breeding operation centered at Ramsey Farm […]

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Brian Hernandez, Jr. with the trophy after the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘One Of The Most Underrated Jockeys Out There’

It was with an air of absolute confidence that jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr., rode top 3-year-old McCraken in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. While making his first start of 2017, the son of Ghostzapper was impressive, extending his undefeated record and announcing himself a major candidate for the Kentucky […]

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