Racing

Too many Grade 1 races for juveniles?

Jeff Scott in The Saratogian takes a look at the Graded Stakes races for the 2011 racing season and thinks it strange that 2-year-old races are making up a larger percentage of Grade I races.

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They Are Off: Fab four races of 2010

Michael Chamberlain in his blog They Are Off chronicles his “fab four races of 2010”. The Arlington Million, Tampa Bay Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic make up the list. Do you agree?

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Editorial: Zenyatta as Horse of the Year? It won’t happen

Duke Hunt shares the empathy of those who love Zenyatta and want her to become the Horse of the Year. Unfortunately for them, he believes “it won’t happen”.

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Life At Ten investigation ongoing

Chairman Robert Beck announced at the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting on Dec. 13 that the Life At Ten investigation is ongoing but has not been resolved yet. “If any action is to be taken, it will come before this commission,” said Beck.

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Whirlaway Stakes surprise Peppi Knows to run in Cosmic Bob

Garnering a Whirlaway Stakes upset and second place finish in the Remsen Stakes last year, Peppi Knows will return to the Big A in this year’s Cosmic Bob.

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Duckworth: Facts say Blame, feelings say Zenyatta

Amanda Duckworth in her special to ESPN.com looks at the Zenyatta – Blame argument and challenges her readers on the difference between likeability and the definition of a champion. “It is true that Blame lost the Jockey Club Gold Cup, but he won when it counted and Zenyatta did not. Given how close the Classic […]

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Hovdey: B states and Z states

Looking at the Horse of the Year voting from a the perspective of a traditional political map, Jay Hovdey of the Daily Racing Form does his best Morning Joe, O’Reilly Factor or whatever comparable show CNN has. “There is a rabid Republican/Tea Party tone to Blame’s supporters, demanding a literal reading of both the Constitution […]

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Homer Beauty Flash takes Hong Kong Mile

A nearly perfect trip put unexpected home team horse Beauty Flash in the winner’s circle in the Hong Kong Mile. This is the fifth year-in-a-row a local horse has won this race.

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I Want Revenge prepping for Donn Handicap

Attempting to return to his former glory, I Want Revenge will be pointed towards an allowance race towards the end of December as a prep for the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 5. “He’s doing great,” said head of IEAH Stables Mike Iavarone. “I think we got every little chink out of him. […]

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Snow Fairy takes Hong Kong Cup; Mastery wins, Paco Boy loses

Three-year-old Snow Fairy swept home Sunday to capture the Group 1, $2.6 million Hong Kong Cup.  The Irish-bred filly has now won Group 1 races in England, Ireland, Japan and Hong Kong.  She finishes the year with five wins in seven starts. In other events on Hong Kong International Races day at Sha Tin, Mastery, […]

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