Horse Racing

Oh, Brother! Identical Twins Join Hastings Jockey Colony

Move over Henrik and Daniel Sedin, the Swedish twins who played for the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL. There’s another identical twin brother act ready to hit the the British Columbia sports scene. Meet Lenny and Learie Seecharen, 22-year-old jockeys from Trinidad who are riding Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend of the 2018 thoroughbred […]

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Mandatory Payout: Pick 6, NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 Offer Carryovers On Aqueduct’s Closing Day

A pair of longshot winners on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack triggered carryovers into the Pick 6 and NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 wagers into Sunday’s closing day card with a mandatory payout. The $18,071 Pick 6 and the $48,700 NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 carryovers became strong possibilities in Race 7 when Vip Nation ($127.50) closed late […]

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Elliott Guides What A View To Front-Running Victory In American At Santa Anita

Veteran California-bred gelding What a View liked what he saw on the front-end in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita and he proceeded to lead six rivals on a merry chase all the way to the finish line, taking the one mile turf fixture by a neck under Stewart Elliott.  Trained by […]

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Derby A ‘Tall Order,’ But Good Magic Ready For ‘The Best Race Of His Life’

Trainer Chad Brown called the Saturday breeze by champion and Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Good Magic “outstanding” after the Curlin colt worked 4 furlongs in :48 with exercise rider Walter Malasquez aboard. Keeneland clockers caught Good Magic galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:00 and 6 furlongs in 1:14. The move marked Good Magic’s first breeze since he won the Toyota Blue […]

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Emerald Downs Kicks Off 2018 Season On Sunday

Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino opens the gates for its live Thoroughbred racing season Sunday with a 10-race card beginning at 2 p.m. Seventy-eight horses are entered opening day—an average of 7.8 per race—on what is believed to be the first Sunday opener in state history, either at Emerald Downs or Longacres. After an extremely wet […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gunther’s Dynamic Derby Duo

John D. Gunther owns about 20 mares but three of them already have produced American Graded Stakes winners of 2018. Remarkably, two of those mares have produced 3-year-old colts who won major races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and are among the leading contenders in this year’s Run for the Roses. Justify, the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic, Derby Fever

The $1.2 million Charles Town Classic is the highlight of this weekend’s graded stakes action in North America, with a field of seven expected to line up for the 1 1/8-mile contest. Jockey Club Gold Cup hero Diversify is the morning-line favorite over the well-traveled War Story; the latter will get the services of Hall […]

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Last Track In Michigan Closes: Northville Downs To Become Apartments, Housing

Northville Downs in Michigan will be sold to Hunter Pasteur Homes to be developed into high-end apartments and housing, reports clickondetroit.com. The harness racing track was the last horse racing venue in the state, following the closure of Hazel Park earlier this month. Open for more than 100 years, Northville will continue racing through the year […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Carryover Grows To $329,114 For Sunday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot grew to $329,114.58 for Sunday’s 11-race program at Gulfstream Park when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved Saturday for the eighth straight racing day. Multiple tickets with all six winners were worth $1,137.84. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six […]

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William Nack, Award-Winning Author Of ‘Secretariat,’ Dies At 77

Seven-time Eclispe Award-winning writer William Nack passed away on Friday, according to Sports Illustrated. He was 77 years old. Nack mainly covered horse racing, and wrote several books including the classic ‘Secretariat’ of 1975. He later served as an adviser for the 2010 Secretariat movie. The author also delved into subjects like Bobby Fischer, A.J. Foyt, […]

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