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Preakness Saturday at Pimlico Plus Stakes Action From Keeneland, Belmont, Santa Anita

Authentic the Kentucky Derby Winning Horse

Entries were taken yesterday for Pimlico’s Saturday Preakness Day program consisting of 12 races, all stakes, beginning at 10 a.m. The Preakness Stakes attracted 11 entries with Authentic , winner of the Kentucky Derby, drawing post 11 as the 9/5 morning line favorite. Art Collector, who bypassed the Derby due to a heel injury that […]

Sunday News and Notes

Highlights After kicking off the 70-day live race meet at Canterbury Park on the weekend of the Kentucky Derby, it is only right that we take a look back on a successful start. -Canterbury is home to a very talented group of jockeys this season. Leading jockeys for this meet include: Ry Eikleberry with a […]

Race of the Week – Belmont Stakes

The rite of spring for three year old thoroughbreds meets its conclusion this Saturday in the Belmont Stakes. With two strong Triple Crown victories in the books, one would think the winners would scare more runners off – not the case. A nearly capacity gate of fourteen is lined up for the final leg of […]

The Boys from Chicago

There are a few guys stepping out from their last races in Chicago to new surroundings, some garnering more attention than others.  Since all three last started at Hawthorne… why wouldn’t it get my interest? On a  national scale, with the Preakness just over a week away there are two exiting the Illinois Derby with different profiles […]

New Year’s Horse Racing Resolutions

We all make them – Lose weight, get out more, travel, kick the bad habit – and we’ve all broken one at some point. While the sport of horse racing has made some vast improvements and successfully embarked on some new safety initiatives, there are just some things that don’t seem to change… Here are some New […]

The End of the Trail – The Belmont Stakes

We see overwhelming morning line favorites scratch occasionally. In the Belmont? The eve of a possible triple crown? Once in a blue moon. While one balloon bursts for 2012, another gets a shot of air: The Belmont is now a viable betting race. We’ll have two horses taking the majority of the money as opposed […]

Triple Crown Hysteria

Before I keyboard another sentence, I want to say that I think that all this Triple Crown hysteria is pretty stupid. I say this for two reasons: first, I’m going to get a lot of clicks on this piece, because everyone who Googles “Gelfand stupid” will read this monograph. Second, I really do think that the Triple […]