Aqueduct: Mekong Melody Rides Rail in Upset of G3 Long Island Handicap

By Scott Jagow Mekong Melody scooted through an opening on the rail and surged clear to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Alex Solis, the five-year-old mare pulled away from Daveron, Tarrip and heavy favorite Changing Skies to win by five lengths in the 1 1/2 mile race on […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

This weekend, in the wake of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, graded stakes racing in North America goes down a notch with the running of just three races with graded status, all on Saturday. The Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Cup has frequently featured star-studded casts, often with Horse of the Year candidates. This year, though, the […]

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Halsey Minor makes bid for MI Developments properties; Promises infusion of technology

Minor Racing LLC today offered to purchase substantially all of the horse racing assets of MI Developments Inc. – including some of the nation’s best-known racetracks – with the intent of leveraging technology to transform American thoroughbred racing into one of the world’s most innovative sports.

 In a letter to the Special Committee of […]

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Zenyatta Beats Citation, Other Greats in Racing Simulation

The argument over whether Zenyatta is the greatest racehorse of all time will never be settled.  She can’t run against the great horses of the past. Or can she? require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The National Thoroughbred Racing Association produced a virtual race simulation, pitting Zenyatta against Citation, Affirmed, Rachel Alexandra and other notable horses from racing […]

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Blue Laser Takes Grey Stakes for Two-Year-olds at Woodbine

Blue Laser outgunned three rivals in a wild finish to the Grade 3, $225,000 Grey Stakes on Woodbine’s main track Sunday. With Corey Fraser riding, Blue Laser finished the strongest of four colts who broke from the pack and surged to the wire together.  At 8-1, Blue Laser won by a half a length over Rockin Heat in the […]

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A deal for the city of Del Mar to buy Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds from the state of California came to light yesterday when legislation was introduced to authorize the sale. The proposed transaction described as having been reached behind closed doors and without the knowledge of the Del Mar fair board, is said […]

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The Secretariat Effect?

Many people in the horse racing industry hope the movie, Secretariat, might help attract a new, younger set of fans and create positive attention for the sport. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> It’s certainly getting the attention part so far.  Media outlets such as MSNBC are using the film to examine thoroughbred racing more in-depth. Read The […]

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Zenyatta’s Barn is Focus of Racing World

If Zenyatta and her connections are feeling the immense pressure of carrying the flag for racing’s immediate future, they certainly don’t show it around the stable. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Zenyatta’s people are cool and collected, just like the Queen herself. Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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Zenyatta Makes Bid for 19th Straight

In her final California race, Zenyatta will try to break her own record by winning her 19th race in a row. If she wins the Lady’s Secret at Hollywood Park Saturday, Zenyatta will head to the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month at Churchill Downs with a chance to end her career a perfect 20 […]

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