thoroughbred racing

Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Friday At Belmont Totals $165,301

The Pick 6 went unsolved for a second straight day on the Independence Day card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., resulting in a $165,301.72 carryover into Friday. Thursday’s Pick 6 sequence kicked off with Woodslane Farm’s Lunaire taking an optional-claiming allowance in Race 4, returning $19.20 for a $2 win wager. Green Light Go […]

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Great Lady M. Stakes, Handicapping Tourney Share Los Alamitos Spotlight

Defending champion Marley’s Freedom and the streaking Danuska’s My Girl head a field of seven entered in the $200,000-guaranteed Great Lady M. Stakes Saturday at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. A Grade II, the Great Lady M. is for fillies & mares, 3-year-olds and up, at 6 ½ furlongs. It is the last of nine […]

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Weekend Lineup: Queen’s Plate Festival At Woodbine, Gulfstream’s Summit Of Speed

This week features the 160th running of the Queen’s Plate, North America’s oldest annually run race and the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Woodbine’s historic test is part of a card that also features the Grade 1 Highlander Stakes and the Grade 2 Dance Smartly, which has 2017 Queen’s Plate winner Holy Helena […]

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36 Jockeys From Seven Countries Contesting World Jockey Challenge At Indiana Grand

Seven countries will be represented Saturday, June 29, for the sixth annual World Jockey Challenge. A total of 36 jockeys, both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse, are slated to ride and will accumulate points for their individual countries by finishing among the top four during the 10-race card that begins at 6:15 p.m. The country with […]

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Baffert Quartet, Maximum Security Among 52 Invited To ‘Win And You’re In’ Haskell

The second half of a wide-open 3-year-old season will begin in earnest with the 52nd edition of the TVG Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, with 52 horses receiving invitations to Monmouth Park’s showcase race, it was announced by director of racing and racing secretary John F. Heims and stakes coordinator Lynn T. Ott. The […]

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10 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Part Of Keeneland’s Record Fall Stakes Schedule

Keeneland will offer a record $5.675 million in stakes purses during its 17-day Fall Meet from Oct. 4-26, which opens with the prestigious Fall Stars Weekend. Eighteen stakes, 10 of which are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races led by the $1-million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), are on tap with $50,000 purse increases slated for the Buffalo […]

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West Virginia Wonder Runnin’toluvya Goes For 11th Straight In Iselin At Monmouth

Trainer Timothy Grams has only raced Runnin’toluvya once outside of West Virginia – and that was three years ago – but based on the 5-year-old gelding’s recent form spree he feels it’s time to try again. That’s why Runnin’toluvya, the Winx of West Virginia, will put his 10-race winning streak on the line in Saturday’s […]

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Feinstein: It’s Time To Take A Hard Look At Horse Racing And Opportunities For Reform

There’s no question that horse racing is a spectacle. There are few moments as breathtaking as 20 1,000-pound thoroughbreds surging through the homestretch of Churchill Downs at nearly 40 miles an hour. But at what cost? Each year, hundreds of horses die while racing and training. This is the only sport in our country where […]

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Brown, Maker Come Loaded For More Success In United Nations At Monmouth

Trainers Chad Brown and Michael Maker, who have accounted for the last two winners of the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., have each entered a pair of runners for Saturday’s 66th edition of the Grade 1 grass race. The United Nations, for 3-year-olds-and-up at a mile and three-eighths on […]

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Will Numbers Add Up For Math Wizard In Saturday’s Ohio Derby?

Math Wizard will break from the rail in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino in North Randall, Ohio, but his biggest break came in January, when trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. claimed him for $25,000 out of a race at Gulfstream Park in Florida. Math Wizard debuted in a maiden special weight at […]

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