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Weekend Lineup: Lady Eli, Midnight Storm Highlight Saturday Card At Santa Anita

A pair of Grade 1 races top the action this holiday weekend at Santa Anita Park, with a pair of top-level favorites to lead the charge on an exciting card. Perennial fan-favorite Lady Eli is the 4-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s G1 Gamely Stakes, making the second start of 5-year-old season on the west […]

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La Gold Cup En Santa Anita: Podrá Midnight Storm Imponer Su Velocidad?

La carrera más importante de este sábado en Santa Anita será sin duda la edición número 78 de la Gold Cup (G1, $500,000), que se disputará por cuarta vez en el óvalo de Arcadia, California, luego de que fuese cerrado el hipódromo de Hollywood Park, donde la afamada competencia se celebró desde su instauración en […]

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Midnight Storm Headlines Nominees To Charles Town Classic

Alex Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s versatile Midnight Storm leads a group of six Grade 1 winners that headline a list of 72 nominees for the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) coming up on April 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  Nominations for the 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic closed […]

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Connect Springs Pennsylvania Derby Upset Over Gun Runner

Paul Pompa’s Connect, winner of the listed Curlin Stakes named for his sire two starts back at Saratoga, sprang the upset at odds of 10-1 in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, defeating Gun Runner by a half-length on the wire. Cleverly ridden by Javier Castellano, the sophomore Chad Brown trainee saved ground […]

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Equibase Analysis: Summer Revolution Can Post Upset In Pennsylvania Derby

The 40th running of the Grade 2, $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby drew a full field of 12 but most eyes will be on two of 2016’s top three-year-olds to date – Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Grade 1 Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator. They have met five times previously, with Nyquist winning the first […]

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Bloodlines: All Aboard The Tapit Train

The Tapit Train never stops. At the sales, at the races, and in the hearts of breeders and racing fans, the sons and daughters of the elegant gray son of Pulpit are always at the fore. At the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale Monday night, Tapit was at his usual position as a leading commercial […]

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Bejarano Keeps Cupid Off The Rail To Win West Virginia Derby

Regardless of which racetrack he choses and what horse he sends to the post, trainer Bob Baffert always seem to pick the right spot his major stakes competitors. On Saturday, Baffert registered his third victory in the past seven editions of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. This […]

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Cupid, Mo Tom Top Full Field In West Virginia Derby

A full field of 12 has been entered for Saturday’s 47th running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort anchors a nine-race card comprised entirely of stakes. Post time for the first race will be 2 p.m. EDT. Cupid, whose resume already includes a […]

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Cross-Country Victories Net Bejarano Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Raphael Bejarano closed out a riding title at Santa Anita, captured a stakes win at Del Mar during opening weekend, and still found time to win Indiana Grand’s biggest race of the year on his way to the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 11- July 17.  The award is voted on […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Where The Turf Meets The Surf

Horse racing’s “second season” got underway with the opening of Del Mar, one of the most eagerly-anticipated race meets of the year. Del Mar welcomed a huge crowd on opening day, which was held on Friday for the first time. Great racing was, of course, on tap, with Midnight Storm capturing the G2 Eddie Read, and She’s […]

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