The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: On The Lasix Plan
A group of the country’s most well-known racetrack owners unveiled a plan this week to ban the use of the race-day medication, Lasix, first in 2-year-old races and then a year later in all stakes. It sounds simple but it may not be. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick […]
Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: On The Bubble?
This year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby points race will come down to Saturday’s last two qualifying preps and both of them will matter. The winner and runner-up of the Arkansas Derby will earn enough points (100 to 1st, 40 to 2nd) to make the field of 20 in Louisville, but depending on who it […]
The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Riding Rules, Winx’s Legacy?
In the wake of the spike in fatalities at Santa Anita, the discussions continue about many of horse racing’s long-held rules and traditions. Among them is use of the riding crop. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in California and share their thoughts on options […]
Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: High Stakes In Hot Springs
The Road to the Kentucky Derby comes to an end this weekend with a pair of last chances to make the field of 20 on the first Saturday in May. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the lineup for Saturday’s 100-point Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park […]
Roadster Runs Down Stablemate Game Winner In The Santa Anita Derby
Bob Baffert called it last summer: the trainer told TMZ that his next Kentucky Derby winner just might be a gray colt named Roadster. On Saturday, Speedway Stable’s Roadster evolved into a Grade 1 winner with a 3/4-length triumph over his stablemate and last year’s juvenile champion Game Winner in the Santa Anita Derby. The […]
Vekoma Steps Up To Dominate Blue Grass Under Red-Hot Castellano
R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable’s Vekoma took off for a three-length win in Saturday’s G2 Blue Grass Stakes, firmly stamping his ticket to the Kentucky Derby in four weeks’ time. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride finished third in the Fountain of Youth last out, but jockey Javier Castellano kept him closer to […]
Tacitus Proves His Mettle In Wood Memorial
Juddmonte homebred Tacitus put in a big effort in Saturday’s G2 Wood Memorial, out-finishing Withers winner Tax down the lane to win by 1 1/4 lengths. Favored at 5-2 in the field of 11 sophomores off his triumph in the Tampa Bay Derby, the Tapit colt completed nine furlongs over Aqueduct’s main track in 1:51.23. […]
Tiger Roll First Horse In 45 Years To Win Two Grand Nationals
Trainer Gordon Elliott was overcome with emotion as Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell, returned after winning his second consecutive Randox Health Grand National. Tiger Roll, a nine-year-old by Authorized, became the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win two Grand Nationals. He was sent off the 4/1 favorite, and beat 66/1 chance […]