Horse Racing

‘Master Trainer’ Stoute Passes Cecil As Royal Ascot’s All-Time Leader

Multiple Group 1 winner Cracksman, most recently victorious in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, was expected to be the star of the day on Wednesday, the second of five days of racing at Royal Ascot in England. Instead, it was Sir Michael Stoute who took the honors, saddling Poet’s Word to a mild upset of […]

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Ellis Park’s Growth Over Past 12 Years ‘Nothing Short Of Amazing’

The 30-date Thoroughbred meet at Kentucky’s Ellis Park runs July 1 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5 and Monday Sept. 3. There is no racing Saturday, Sept. 1. “This is the 12th year I’ve been here since we bought the track from Churchill Downs right […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns Home To Santa Anita

The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sundayafternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from the Louisville, KY airport at 9:37 a.m. ET and landed following a 3hr. and 30 min. flight at Ontario International Airport at 1:07 […]

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Sunday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover At Gulfstream Approaches $600,000

For the 21st consecutive racing day there was no single winning ticket in Gulfstream Park’s popular Rainbow 6, bringing Sunday’s carryover to $597,239.54. Sunday’s 12-race Father’s Day program begins with a first race post of 12:45 p.m. The Rainbow 6 kicks off with the seventh race, a maiden event over 5 ½-furlongs on the main […]

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The MATCH Series Enters Round Two With Mr. Prospector, Regret At Monmouth

Contentious fields have been drawn for two sprint stakes at Monmouth Park June 17 as the MATCH Series enters its second round in two of five divisions. The New Jersey racetrack will host the $75,000 Regret Stakes (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division) and $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division) on a Sunday […]

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Brown, Castellano, Dubb Named Top Performers At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Chad Brown, Javier Castellano and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park. The competition, based on a 5-3-2-1 point basis, began with the first race on Thursday, June 7 and continued […]

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Injured Rider St. Julien Continues Recovery, Walking With Assistance

The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday that injured rider Marlon St. Julien continues to make steady improvement after suffering a spinal cord injury in a fall May 19 at Prairie Meadows. The Form‘s Marcus Hersh wrote St. Julien has been moved from Mercy Hospital in Iowa to Craig Hospital in Colorado for more specialized care. St. […]

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In The Wake Of Racetrack Brawls, Extra Security In Place At Royal Ascot

In the wake of headlines detailing drunken brawls at British race meetings over the past few months, Royal Ascot has announced additional security protocols for its upcoming meet. According to The Guardian, racegoers may be subject to a breathalyzer test before being allowed on the grounds. The track will no longer offer mobile beer sellers, […]

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Justify Leads The Way, Enshrined As Second Undefeated Triple Crown Winner

He’s re-writing the history books. First, he won the Kentucky Derby without having raced as a 2-year-old. Then he overcame a speed duel to just hold on in the Preakness Stakes. This Saturday, Justify capped off a terrific card at Belmont Park with a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old […]

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Campbell Back In The Irons Saturday At Arlington Park

Life has been moving at a quick pace for jockey Jesse Campbell, perhaps a little quicker than he would like. Just over a week ago his plans for Belmont Stakes weekend would not have consisted of riding at Arlington International Racecourse, where he was notable rider for many years. Sure enough, he’s named aboard three mounts on […]

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