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Hoppertunity, Constitution Return in Clark

Constitution and Hoppertunity, two auspicious 3-year-olds that were denied starts in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands because of ill-timed setbacks, look for redemption Friday at Churchill Downs against seven rivals in the 140th renewal of the $500,000-added Clark … Continue reading

‘All Others’ Heavy 3-5 Favorite in Pool 1 of KY Derby Future Wager

It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) … Continue reading

Penn National Postpones Wednesday’s Holiday Card

The overwhelming threat of a Thanksgiving Eve holiday snowstorm set to hit the mid-Atlantic region has forced the cancellation of Wednesday night’s Holiday Racing Festival at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. The entire ten-race card, featuring three rich … Continue reading

Voting Open for Secretariat ‘Vox Populi’ Award

Online voting is now open for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the … Continue reading

Tenacious Big Macher Hangs Holds Off Rousing Sermon in Cary Grant Stakes

Displaying the gameness that he has become known for, Big Macher, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Rafael Bejarano, fought off the two-pronged attack of longshot Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win  the featured $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes … Continue reading

Field of Ten Set for Hollywood Turf Cup

Holiday Star and Alakazan Alakazan, shippers from Kentucky for trainer H. Graham Motion, top a field of 10 entered for Thursday’s Hollywood Turf Cup. The first 1 ½-mile grass race in track history will go as the seventh on an … Continue reading

Easter Gift Prepares for Second Clark Appearance

When Robert V. LaPenta’s Easter Gift finished a solid third to eventual 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and future Hall of Famer Game On Dude in last year’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Health Care (Grade I), trainer Chad Brown … Continue reading

Spinster Winner Don’t Tell Sophia Heads Falls City Entries

Phil Sims and Jerry Namy’s Don’t Tell Sophia, a $1,000 yearling purchase who has thrilled racing fans this year with a victory in Keeneland’s Grade I Juddmonte Spinster and a runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), heads a … Continue reading

Calgary Cat Captures Kennedy Road

Calgary Cat put in a strong closing run on the outside to win his fifth of seven races this year in the Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. The 4-year-old gelding, trained by Kevin Attard and … Continue reading

Jacobson Entry Tops Fall Highweight

Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct Racetrack will find horses and humans packing on a few extra pounds when a field of 10 gathers ’round for the 101st running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the traditional holiday feature at … Continue reading