Lights Off: Mid-Race Power Outage Forces Cancellations At Chelmsford

In the middle of Tuesday’s third race at Chelmsford, a power outage literally caused the track’s floodlights to fail. The British Horseracing Authority relayed on Twitter that the race judge was interviewed; he said he could not verify the race finish due to insufficient light. Stewards could not see the race’s final two furlongs, so […]

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The ‘Gronk’ On Point For Rescheduled Derby Points Race At Kempton

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Gronkowski will be the likely favorite in Wednesday’s rescheduled Road to the Kentucky Derby conditions stakes at Kempton, in which the 3-year-old colt will attempt to extend his two-race win streak. A son of Lonhro, Gronkowski was purchased forĀ $404,492 at the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale last year, but the colt did not perform […]

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‘Improper Behavior?’ Jockey Da Silva Suspended One Day For Sand-Throwing Incident

Trainer Amy Murphy questioned the decision to suspend jockey Raul da Silva for one day for throwing sand at a horse at Chelmsford on Thursday night. Da Silva was aboard the Murphy-trained Sandkissed and was banned after he “appeared to gently throw a handful of the Polytrack surface at his filly’s quarters to encourage it […]

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