Saratoga Recap: Pletcher Heading Toward Fourth Consecutive Training Title

We head into the second half of the Saratoga meeting, with 21 of the 40 days of the meet in the books and trainer Todd Pletcher looks well on his way to a fourth consecutive training title. Pletcher won four races on Sunday’s card and now has 23 winners from 63 starters, winning at a […]

FOX Sports Announces Multi-Year Partnership with The Jockey Club

FOX Sports and The Jockey Club announced today a multi-year agreement to air prominent graded stakes races starting in 2014 from many of horse racing’s best known tracks on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network launching Saturday, Aug. 17. The newly created package of nationally televised races consists of up to 10 telecasts per […]

Betting Recap: Biggest Winners & Losers from Last Week

It was a good week of racing and we capped off the week with six winners on top on Sunday, so we went out a winner, but there definitely were a few other winners and losers last week. Actually there were more I would put in the “Loser” category:   Loser: Mountaineer Park The West […]

Fairmount Park Fix: Jockey Slapped With 60 Days, Horseplayers Slapped in Face

It was going to be a quite a good story, with Robert “Cowboy” Jones becoming the first known jockey to win a race in seven different decades at the ripe old age of 70. He got a leg up from trainer Steve Fridley in the second race at Fairmount Park on July 23, the jockey […]

Saratoga Betting: Palace Malice Headliner in Jim Dandy at Spa

Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Palace Malice is back in action on Saturday, one of ten entered for the $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Aqueduct, a key prep for the $1 million Travers (G1) coming up on Aug. 24. All three Triple Crown race winners from this spring are pointing toward the Travers, with Kentucky Derby […]

Summer at Saratoga Television Schedule

NBC Sports and the New York Racing Association are teaming up to bring racing from Saratoga into your living room with seven episodes of “Summer at Saratoga” starting on July 27. This will be the third season the popular horse racing show will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network and will include all […]

Weekend Recap: Photos Decide American, Virginia Derbies

There was plenty of outstanding stakes action this past weekend, with Belmont Park, Hollywood Park and Colonial Downs closing out their meetings. The two races that stood out were the American Derby (G3) and Virginia Derby (G2), which were both decided by photos. Both races were restricted to three-year-olds and are preps for the Secretariat […]

Weekend Recap: Old Guys Rule in Stakes Action

One of the biggest complaints from horseplayers and fans is that horses are retired too early, but you would never know that from the weekend stakes action, because the old guys ruled. Leading the way was the seven-year-old Flat Out, who won the $350,000 Suburban Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park, his fifth win over the […]

Wise Dan Exits Firecracker Victory Without a Scratch, Dirt in Future

Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan came out of Saturday night’s victory in the $150,000 Firecracker Handicap (G2) “without a scratch” and has a Grade 1 dirt race in his future according to his trainer Charles LoPresti. “I’d really like to keep him undefeated and I’d like to win a Grade 1 on dirt […]

Belmont Park Pick 6: $248,140 Carryover for Wednesday Card

Belmont Park

Wednesday’s Pick 6 carryover at Belmont Park stands at $241,140 after it went unsolved over the weekend, which will spice up Wednesday’s nine-race card. The highlight on the card is the $100,000 Lion Cavern for three-year-olds and upward who will go six furlongs on the main track. The race drew a compact field of six, […]