The Friday Show: Back To Congress, Belmont Shrinking?
A pair of Congressmen reintroduced the Horseracing Integrity Act this week, a bill designed to implement uniform oversight of medication in horse racing. This is the second iteration of the bill, and there are two important changes to this version, which could impact its support and chance of passing. In this edition of The Friday […]
TCI: Pedigree, Fresh Energy Could Be Most Important In Belmont
The TCI guys recap Always Dreaming’s failed bid in the Preakness, and break down the keys to last Saturday’s wild-but-not-unforeseen outcome. Jon and Joel then turn their attention to the final leg of the 2017 Triple Crown, with a first look at the potential field that’s taking shape for the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes. Could […]
The Friday Show Presented By The Penn Mile: Baltimore Spirit?
There could hardly be a better name for a Kentucky Derby winner trying for a Triple Crown than Always Dreaming. But despite having a Triple Crown winner two years ago, the feat remains as difficult as ever. In this special Preakness edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the contenders who […]
NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Jockey The Only Change For Gunnevera, Sano
Antonio Sano, trainer of Fountain of Youth winner Gunnevera, said he hasn’t changed his training methods since leaving his native Venezuela in 2009 and settling in South Florida. Except for one thing. In most South American countries, including Venezuela, horses are ridden without a saddle during their morning gallops. Why? “It’s just a tradition,” said […]
Preakness Notes, May 17: Classic Empire In ‘Tip-Top Shape’ Heading Into Preakness
CLASSIC EMPIRE – Trainer Mark Casse was on hand to supervise Classic Empire’s training session at Pimlico Wednesday morning for the first time since John C. Oxley’s Arkansas Derby (G1) winner arrived at Pimlico Monday. Classic Empire jogged a mile and galloped a mile under Martin Rivera. “I think he looks great. We thought he […]
Gunnevera Blows Out Three Furlongs; Always Dreaming Sharp In Morning Gallop
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Fountain of Youth victor Gunnevera were out on the track early this morning at Pimlico. David Grening of the Daily Racing Form reported that Gunnevera “blew out” three furlongs in 43.69 seconds. According to Grening, the colt’s move won’t be recorded as an official workout. The move was “more of an […]
Pimlico: Always Dreaming ‘All Business’, Classic Empire Gets First Feel For Main Track
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was among the first horses out to train Tuesday morning at Pimlico as he galloped 1 1/2 miles under Nick Bush shortly after 5:30 a.m. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister was “all business” and covered the 1 1/2 miles at a “pretty good clip.” Trainer Todd […]
‘He’s Fired Up This Morning’: Always Dreaming Feeling Good In Monday Morning Gallop
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming took to the track shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning and galloped 1 1/2 miles around the Pimlico oval as he continues to prepare for Saturday’s G1 Preakness Stakes. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister was feeling good and on his toes, which pleased both trainer Todd […]