‘Push-Button’ Promises Fulfilled Tunes Up For Florida Derby
Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled tuned up for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Saturday during a four-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park. The workout for the historic March 31 Triple Crown prep, caught by Daily Racing Form clockers in 48.20 seconds, was the 3-year-old son of Shackleford’s first since his front-running victory in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth […]
The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Other March Madness?
When they start playing college hoops all day on a weekday, you know it’s also time for the Road to the Kentucky Derby to heat up. Last week’s trio of Derby preps, including that thrilling San Felipe stretch duel and stewards’ controversy was one heckuva buzzer beater and certainly set things in motion. On this […]
North America Leads Throughout Al Maktoum Challenge; Hawkbill Lowers Course Record
The final fixture of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, Super Saturday lived up to its billing with both Group 1 features producing memorable winning efforts. Introduced in 2003 as a dress rehearsal for the Dubai World Cup card three weeks later, all seven races are mirror images of a race to be contested on […]
TCI: Weekend Preview, What Happened To Good Magic?
In this week’s edition of TCI, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham break down the biggest weekend of critical Kentucky Derby prep action to date, including a surprise race that is sure to be under the radar in comparison to the big three: the Tampa Bay Derby, Gotham & San Felipe. Jon & Joel hit all […]
The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: A Return To Hialeah Glory?
The word this week out of Florida shouldn’t be all that surprising considering the bizarre nature of the state’s racing regulations and loopholes. Churchill Downs Inc., has obtained a jai alai permit for Calder Racecourse, the racetrack currently being leased to the Stronach Group as Gulfstream Park West. Why would the owner and operator of […]
Ramseys Bring Home Exacta In Barbados Gold Cup With Sir Dudley Digges, Shining Copper
Ken and Sarah Ramsey had won the Group 1 Barbados Gold Cup in both 2014 and 2015, but had to settle for second in ’16 and ’17. This year, the couple claimed the race’s top two spots with entrants Sir Dudley Digges and Shining Copper at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack. Queen’s Plate winner Sir Dudley […]
Edwards’ Family, e Five Racing Hope For Some ‘Good Magic’ On Derby Trail
After entering the sport of Thoroughbred racing in 2015 as a casual fan, Bob Edwards and his family have won three Breeders’ Cup events the last two years. But those victories could be overshadowed Saturday when Edwards, a Boca Raton resident who races under e Five Racing, walks into Gulfstream Park to see his Kentucky […]
The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: Is Horse Racing For Old People?
The issue of fan and bettor demographics in horse racing has been the source of hand-wringing within the industry for some time. But how much of it is real and how much perceived? When examined objectively, has U.S. racing made progress in this area? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray […]