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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Finding Value

With two weeks to go before the Run for the Roses, all eyes will be on the contenders final workouts. There are still several jockey assignments left to be decided, though Hall of Famer Mike Smith’s decision to ride Omaha Beach over Roadster confirms the Richard Mandella trainee’s place atop my rankings. Horses in the […]

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Scott Lake Saddles 6,000th Career Winner Monday At Parx

When I’m the Talent came home a winner in the 5th race Monday afternoon at Parx Racing, the victory gave trainer Scott Lake the 6,000th win of what has become an historic career. In doing so, he became just the 6th trainer in thoroughbred racing history to reach that milestone. “The wins have certainly come […]

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Jockey Craig Perret, Royal Delta Among 2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees

The National Museum of Racing will induct 16 new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 2. The 2019 induction class is comprised of jockey Craig Perret; the racehorses Royal Delta (KY), My Juliet (KY), and Waya (FR); and Pillars of the Turf James E. “Ted” Bassett III, Christopher T. Chenery, Richard L. […]

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Maximum Security ‘Just Maintaining’ In One-Mile Work At Palm Meadows

Florida Derby winner Maximum Security breezed toward the Kentucky Derby on Sunday, steadily cruising through a mile at trainer Jason Servis’ Palm Meadows base in Southern Florida. The colt was given an official time of :42.00 for three furlongs. “It was a spectacular morning here, 59 degrees and crystal clear,” Servis told drf.com. “He went […]

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Frank Stronach Publishes Open Letter, To Offer ‘Different Ideas’ For Racing’s Future

Frank Stronach, currently embroiled in a lawsuit against daughter Belinda over her management of The Stronach Group – the privately owned company Frank Stronach founded – said he will make a statement “about the future of horse racing in California” during a public appearance on Tuesday at a hotel near Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, […]

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Mike Smith Optimistic With ‘Now Horse’ Omaha Beach

Mike Smith stunned the racing world in 2005 when he piloted Giacamo to a 50-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby, although it was no great surprise to him. If he wins the Kentucky Derby on Omaha Beach in less than two weeks, May 4 to be exact, it will have minimal shock value both in the […]

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Alwaysmining Impresses With Double-Digit Victory In Federico Tesio

Impressive as he had been in putting together a five-race win streak, four of them in stakes, Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining took it to another level with an 11 ½-length romp in Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, punching his ticket to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1). The 38th running of the Tesio for […]

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Runnin’toluvya Makes History In Charles Town Classic

Grams Racing Stable’s winner of the West Virginia Breeders’ Classic Stakes made history this Saturday by becoming the first West Virginia-bred horse to win the G2 Charles Town Classic. Runnin’toluvya, a gelding by Fiber Sonde, covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in 1:50.56. Ridden by Oscar Flores and sent off at odds […]

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Baffert Trainees Roadster, Game Winner Breeze At Santa Anita

Two members of Bob Baffert’s Triple Crown Trifecta, Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster and champion Game Winner, each worked this morning for the 145th Kentucky Derby on May 4. Roadster worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:13.60, while Game Winner went five furlongs in 1:00.80. Jockey Martin Garcia was aboard for both drills. “I’m […]

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Oaklawn Stewards Suspend David Cohen 60 Days, Say He Deliberately Whipped Rival Jockey

David Cohen, battling for the leading jockey title with Ricardo Santana Jr. at Oaklawn Park, has been suspended 60 days by stewards at the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack for a different kind of fight. A stewards ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that Cohen “deliberately” whipped fellow jockey Edgar […]

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