Horse Racing

View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and trained by Aubrey Maragh, finished […]

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Seven Of Ten: Van Dyke Equals Del Mar Win Record With New Personal Best

In 2006, Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza won seven of ten races in a single day at Del Mar. On Sunday, Drayden Van Dyke – Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2014 – equaled that record, winning with seven of his eight mounts on a 10-race card, including the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile aboard the […]

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Navarro Ties Monmouth Record Again With Five-Win Sunday

For the third time this meet – and the fourth time in two years – leading trainer Jorge Navarro tied the Monmouth Park record for wins on a single program with five, accomplishing the feat on Sunday’s 10-race program. Navarro first tied Todd Pletcher’s record on July 23, 2017. He then matched that total on […]

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Jersey Shore Pick 6 Carryover Builds To Record $266,475 For Sunday

The Jersey Shore Pick 6 continued to be elusive for a single jackpot winner, with the carryover now at a record $266,475 entering Sunday’s 10-race card at Monmouth Park. There was not a lone winning wager as required to take the entire pool during Saturday’s 12-race card. Selecting six winners returned $893.14 for the 20-cent base bet. The sequence started with […]

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Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight the stakes action in North America this weekend, topped by the “Win and You’re In” Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday. Up first is the G1 Alabama at Saratoga, in which Santa Anita Oaks winner Midnight Bisou will take on a field of seven other sophomore fillies […]

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Suffolk Downs Adds Weekend Of Live Racing In Mid-September

Suffolk Downs was granted approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission today to add a fourth weekend of live racing to the schedule with the funding to come from the Racehorse Development Fund. The track will host the final live racing and food truck festival weekend of the year on Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16. “These festival weekends have […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arlington Million

A quartet of Grade 1 races feature on this weekend’s stakes schedule, three of which are run in conjunction with Arlington Park’s International Festival of Racing on Saturday. The first G1 to be contested is the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. The always-venerable Heart to Heart will be the one to catch on the front end, […]

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Top DJ Vice To Perform At 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that electronic artist Vice as a musical headliner for the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will take place on November 2 and 3 at the iconic Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky. With more than 20 singles released, Vice is an […]

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New York Commission Describes Reasons For Not Reopening Dutrow Case

The New York State Gaming Commission released a 16-page ruling this week detailing its refusal to reopen the case of controversial former trainer Rick Dutrow. Dutrow, whose license was revoked for 10 years in 2011, had applied to have his case reopened and his penalty shortened based upon evidence he argued would have changed the […]

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Parx Breaks From Live Racing Until Aug. 25

Following the live program on Tuesday, August 7, Parx Racing will begin its scheduled break from live racing until the end of the month.  Racing will resume at the Bensalem track on Saturday, August 25th. When racing returns of the 25th, it will be Smarty Jones Day.  The feature race of the day is the […]

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