Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist's lead in the division is dwindling after Arrogate's strong performance in the Travers  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Arrogate Stakes Claim for Leader of Division in Travers Win

The Bob Baffert trained Arrogate went from making his stakes debut in the Travers (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga to becoming one of the leaders in the three-year-old division in the matter of two minutes. Actually it was 1:59.36, the fastest Travers time in the history of the race that goes back nearly 150 years. […]

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Six stakes highlight Friday's New York Showcase Day card at Saratoga (Photo credit (Photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

New York Showcase Day at Saratoga Features Six Stakes

State breds take center stage on Friday at Saratoga with New York Showcase Day, six stakes with over $1 million up for grabs on the 11-race card. The stakes action kicks off with the $200,000 Funny CIde, the opening race on the card. A field of five juveniles will go 6 ½ furlongs including two […]

A field of 13 line up for Saturday's Arlington Million. . (photo credit: arlingtonpark.com)

European Invader Tryster Favorite for Arlington Million

The Charles Appleby trained Tryster is the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of 13 for the 34th running of the Arlington Million (G1), one of four graded stakes on the International Festival of Racing card at Arlington Park on Saturday. William Buick is in to ride Tryster, who was fifth in the Prince […]

Trainer Chad Brown, seen here with his trophy for Zagora in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, has the lead in the Spa training race over Todd Pletcher. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Brown Opens Up Lead Over Pletcher at Saratoga in Trainer Standings

Trainer Chad Brown has finished second in the trainer standings to Todd Pletcher in each of the past five years at Saratoga, but this could finally be the summer he gets on top after winning seven races over the past two days and opening up a five race lead in the trainer standings. Brown won […]

Lady Eli makes her return to the races as the favorite in the $200,000 Ballston Spa at Saratoga. (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

Undefeated Lady Eli Returns in Ballston Spa on Travers Day Card

The marquee event of the summer meeting at Saratoga is the $1.25 million Travers (G1), but there will be plenty of other stars in action on Saturday including the much anticipated return of the undefeated Lady Eli in the $200,000 Ballston Spa (G2). The Ballston Spa is one of four Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and […]

Catch a Glimpse looks to keep her perfect record on turf intact as the favorite for Sunday's Lake Placid (Photo Credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Catch a Glimpse Looks to Remain Perfect on Turf in Lake Placid

She has been perfect so far, eight starts on turf and eight wins, and Catch a Glimpse will be at it again on Sunday at Saratoga, the 8-5 morning line favorite for the $300,000 Lake Placid (G2) at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf. The Mark Casse trainee debuted in the slop at the […]

Wednesday's feature at Saratoga is the $100,000 Bolton Landing on turf.(photo credit: © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

Juvenile Fillies Battle on Turf in Bolton Landing at Saratoga

Wednesday’s feature at Saratoga is the $100,000 Bolton Landing featuring a field of nine juvenile fillies that will go 5 ½ furlongs on the turf course. The meet’s leading trainer Chad Brown will send out the 2-1 morning line favorite Big City Dreamin, who lands in the barn after previously being trained by Wesley Ward. […]

A field of 10 go in the $100,000 Saratoga Dew on Monday at the Spa  (Photo credit: © Bratty1206 | Dreamstime.com)

Looking for Shooting Star in Saratoga Dew at Spa

A competitive field of 10 fillies and mares will line up in Monday’s feature at Saratoga, the $100,000 Saratoga Dew at nine furlongs on the main track. After the second half of Saturday’s card was wiped out and Sunday’s card was contested in the mud and the turf races were shifted to the main track, […]

Belmont Park

Wide Open Field Set for Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga

A field of 10 will line up at Saratoga on Saturday in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap, which will be run for the 32nd time this afternoon and as a Grade 1 race this year. Formerly named the Daryl’s Joy Handicap, the race is named in honor of the hard knocking Fourstardave, who won a race […]

A field of 11 will line up in Saturday's $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer Park. (Photo credit: Mountaineer Park)

Cupid is Vulnerable Favorite in West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park

The Bob Baffert trained Cupid is the 3-1 morning line favorite and looks vulnerable facing 10 foes in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2) at Mountaineer Park on Saturday. The colt missed the Triple Crown races after fading to 10th in the Arkansas Derby (G1) and did not look much better with a disappointing fifth […]

NFL concluded its investigation into allegations that former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning used HGH (Photo credit: Denver Broncos).

Was NFL’s Investigation into Peyton Manning Really Thorough?

On Monday, the NFL concluded its investigation into allegations that former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning used HGH while recovering from four neck surgeries in 2011. The league cleared the future Hall of Famer of any wrong doing, bringing an end to a strange saga that began in December. Despite Manning being cleared by the […]

California Chrome is the heavy favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit:  © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

California Chrome Down to 3-2 in Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds

California Chrome won the showdown convincingly over his rivals Beholder and Dortmund in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar and his future betting price for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 5 has dropped once again. Bet Online has the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner at 3-2 in future odds […]

California Chrome, Beholder and Dortmund face off in Saturday's $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar. (Photo credit: dreamstime.com).

California Chrome and Beholder Meet in Pacific Classic

It is being billed as a battle of the sexes between the top ranked older male and female, California Chrome taking on Beholder in the $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint champ Wavell Avenue is the one to beat in the Shine Again at the Spa. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Breeders’ Cup Champ Wavell Avenue Headlines Shine Again at Saratoga

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) champ Wavell Avenue will be in action at Saratoga on Wednesday, the 4-5 morning line favorite for the $100,000 Shine Again. The Shine Again is restricted to fillies and mares that have not won a graded stake in 2016, and Wavell Avenue ran fourth in the […]

California Chrome (far left) was third in the '14 Breeders' Cup Classic and the early favorite for this year's edition (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds: California Chrome Favorite

California Chrome remains the early betting favorite in 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds in the latest odds released by Bet Online, currently at +250. The 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner is perfect in three starts this year, winning the Dubai World Cup (G1) on March 26 in his last outing. The […]

Belmont Park

Belmont Oaks Draws 13 With Breeders’ Cup Berth at Stake

A field of 13 three-year-old fillies will line up on Saturday at Belmont Park in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) with the winner earning an automatic starting spot and fees paid for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) at Santa Anita in November. The Belmont Oaks is one of six graded […]

Trainer Dermot Weld will skip St. Leger with Harzand (Photo credit: © Lukas Blazek | Dreamstime.com)

Harzand Set to Miss St Leger

With the upcoming St Leger horse racing meeting now just a matter of weeks away, the news that previous favourite Harzand will not be making an appearance at Doncaster has come as a disappointment to many. Trainer Dermot Weld is believed to favour October’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, for a horse that has […]

Postponed missed the King George but could target the Breeders' Cup this fall.  (Photo credit:  © Martin Applegate | Dreamstime.com)

Door Open for Exciting Backend Campaign for Postponed

Postponed was a very short priced favourite to come out victorious in one of Europe’s biggest races on Saturday July 23rd but owing to an unfortunate dirty scope, the Roger Varian trained five-year-old gelding had to be scratched from his big mid-season target. For US racing fans, this could be a blessing in disguise because […]

Five Grade 1 races including the Met Mile support today’s Belmont Stakes on a 13-race card.  © Wingbeats551 | Dreamstime.com

Six Grade 1 Races Highlight Belmont Stakes Day

There is no Triple Crown hanging in the balance like in the past two seasons, but Belmont Stakes Day will still be one of the best wagering days of the year, with 13 races on the card, 10 stakes, with six Grade 1 races on tap. The highlight of course is the $1.5 million Belmont […]

Exaggerator is the early wagering favorite for the Belmont Stakes.  (Photo credit: Maryland Jockey Club).

Hot Pace, Exaggerator End Nyquist’s Triple Crown Bid

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year after Exaggerator and a hot early pace extinguished Nyquist’s bid in the Preakness Stakes (G1). Under jockey Mario Gutierrez, the previously undefeated Nyquist broke alertly but they found themselves in a bitter early pace duel with Uncle Lino, going 22.38 and then 46.56 for the first […]

Nyquist remained undefeated wiith his win in the Kentucky Derby (G1). (Photo credit: Churchill Downs).

2016 Kentucky Derby Handle, Ratings Down from Last Year

Despite coming off a year where we saw the first Triple Crown in nearly four decades, both handle and television ratings for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday were down. Wait, what? American Pharoah’s historic run through last year’s Triple Crown was supposed to give the horse racing industry a boost right? […]