Racing

Could Haynesfield be contender in 2011?

After another successful year that brought him wins in the Suburban Handicap and Jockey Club Gold Cup along with a near miss in the Cigar Mile, Haynesfield will certainly be named New York HOY. But with many of the top horses retiring after this year, is there an opening for the son of Speightstown to […]

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Famous firsters sometimes left their backers flush: Horse Race Insider

Putting money down on Zenyatta to win this year was a proposition that many took on despite the small return on investment. However, every horseplayer would love to have been an early backer when she was the fifth choice in her first race on Thanksgiving Day 2007. Bill Christine looks back at some of the […]

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Kathmanblu looks pointed towards Kentucky Oaks

After a dominating turn of foot in the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs over the holiday weekend, Kathmanblu looks to have the Kentucky Oaks in her future.

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Are the Juvenile, Remsen and Kentucky Jockey Club good Derby indicators?

Mike Watchmaker takes the top two finishers of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Remsen Stakes and Kentucky Jockey Club over the past five years and sees what correlation, if any, there is to success on the Triple Crown trail.

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Zenyatta to make final rounds December 5th

Retired superstar Zenyatta will make her final rounds at Hollywood Park on December 5th. She will visit the saddling paddock after the sixth race.

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A final farewell for Mine That Bird

Mine That Bird, 2009’s surprise Kentucky Derby winner, and former trainer Chip Woolley took a final walk in front of the Churchill Downs crowd on Sunday.

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Baffert-trained Alcindor goes two-for-two, emulating namesake

A son of Unbridled’s Song, Alcindor, named after UCLA great Lew Alcindor who is better known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, extended his early win streak to two at Hollywood Park Sunday.

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Haimish Hy scores in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby

Half the field of eight looked to have a chance late to win the Grade 1, $250,000 Hollywood Derby, but Haimish Hy proved the best of them. Under Garrett Gomez, Haimish Hy closed with a rush on the outside to outfinish odds-on favorite Sebastian Flyte by a head in the 1 1/4 mile race on the […]

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Neversaidiwassweet captures the Grade 3 Miesque at Hollywood

Neversaidiwassweet stalked the pace and came on in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Miesque Stakes on the Hollywood turf Sunday.

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Saturday at Aqueduct had a little bit of everything

The last big day of racing for the year in New York had unfortunate spills, photo finishes and impressive winners. Horse Race Insider John Pricci chronicles the events.

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