Canterbury Park track announcer Paul Allen has called some 25,000 races, and he said he’s never seen anything like the fifth race on Sunday. The drama began in the maiden claimer for fillies and mares when one horse, Lil’ Red Devil, flipped in the gate and was scratched. Then another horse in the field, Show, bolted and […]
Video: Jet-Setting Lady Aurelia Returns To Royal Ascot
Lady Aurelia, who first burst upon the international racing scene 12 months ago when winning the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot, returns to that prestigious race meet and will take on 17 challengers in the G1 King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday. As part of its promotion of the Royal Meeting, Ascot Racecourse […]
The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Changing Of The Crown?
Only one horse ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year, which has prompted the seemingly annual discussion about whether it’s time to make changes to the timing of the races, offer incentives or make other tweaks. In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack, Scott Jagow and Ray […]
TCI: Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown Wrap
Jon & Joel discuss the results of the Belmont Stakes and wrap another Triple Crown season. Did their system of indicating stamina hold true? They also look forward with this year’s 3-year-old division, and preview TCI’s upcoming annual Breeders’ Cup series.
$1.2 Million Gamble Pays Off As Tapwrit Captures Belmont Stakes
Horse racing is full of gamblers, from the bettors who play the races on the front side to the owners taking a chance on young bloodstock at the sales. Such was the case with Aron Wellman at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale when he came across a yearling son of Tapit. Wellman gathered his Eclipse […]
Hard Working Moms: New ‘VisitLEX’ Ad Campaign Enlists Broodmares To Help With Filming
Broodmares at Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington were ‘hired’ recently to help with the Lexington Visitors Center with its latest VisitLEX marketing campaign. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the clever campaign features footage that was actually filmed by some of the mares on the farm. That was accomplished by harnessing GoPro cameras to a few willing broodmares, and then […]
The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Songbird In The Flesh, Belmont Day Breakdown
The 149th Belmont Stakes won’t bestow Triple Crown honors on a horse this year, but the main event and surrounding races certainly appear dreamy for horseplayers and other fans of horse racing. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick get a special backside sneak preview of champion Songbird before she […]
TCI: Epicharis, Twisted Tom Could Be Best At ‘Surviving’ Belmont Distance
The TCI guys preview the final jewel of the 2017 Triple Crown – Saturday’s Belmont Stakes (G1), the “Test of the Champion” at the grueling 1 1/2-mile distance. With a seemingly wide-open and star-lacking group of 12, will this year produce yet another wild, longshot result? And, if so, which 3-year-olds have the best shot at doing […]