Racing

All-star lineups on tap for Hong Kong International Races

Vision d’Etat, Paco Boy and Reggane are among the world travelers that will compete for combined purses of $8.2 million in Sunday’s Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecourse. Vision d’Etat will try to defend his title in the Hong Kong Cup in the last race of his career, while Paco Boy, also making […]

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Aqueduct tweaks stakes schedule

Aqueduct’s winter-spring meet will feature the same number of stakes as last year, but there are some changes to the schedule. The Grade 2 Tom Fool Handicap and the Grade 2 Jerome Stakes return in 2011 after being shelved this year.  The Jerome replaces the Grade 3 Withers.

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Trainers happy with Santa Anita dirt; Del Mar next?

So far, California trainers say they are pleased with Santa Anita’s new dirt surface. Trainer Gary Stute is among them: ” I know it’s still early yet, but I thought my horses handled it a lot better than they have the synthetics.“ If Santa Anita’s switch continues to go well, the question remains – will […]

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Tampa Bay Downs lowers exotic takeouts for 85th meet

Tampa Bay Downs opens its 85th meeting Saturday with a one percent takeout decrease on several exotic wagers.  The purse for the Tampa Bay Derby has increased.

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Sunland Park opens 77-day meet

New Mexico track Sunland Park opens its winter/spring meeting Friday with $19 million in purse money up for grabs over the course of the 77-day meet.

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Beyer: Blame is Horse of the Year

Andy Beyer of the Daily Racing Form makes his case for Blame as Horse of the Year despite recognizing the passion of those who love Zenyatta. “Zenyatta’s fans cannot make an honest case that she had a better 2010 season than Blame, who raced against the country’s best males, recording four wins and a second-place […]

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Zenyatta adjusting to new Lane’s End home

The potential Horse of the Year, Zenyatta is now getting used to her new surroundings at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. Click on the story below to see some beautiful photos of the grand mare by Barbara Livingston.

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Winchester the only American hope in Hong Kong

Multiple graded stakes winner Winchester will test his class in the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday. With eight Group or Grade I winners in the field, Winchester will have to have to be very sharp to deliver a win for trainer Christophe Clement.

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Zenyatta goes for threepeat in NTRA Moment of the Year

The last two years, California super-mare Zenyatta won the NTRA Moment of the Year with her breathtaking wins in the Ladies’ Classic and Breeders’ Cup Classic. This year, Zenyatta may be involved in the outcome, but not on the same side of the ledger. She is up for her win against Saint Trinians in the […]

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Star Guitar will go for millionaire status in Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Star Guitar, son of Quiet American, will attempt to go over the $1 million mark Saturday when he defends his title in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes.

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