Tricky Rick is “Beamin” as Master of the Quick Turnaround

In this day and age of thoroughbreds having more time in between races and making less starts overall, one trainer continues to defy that trend. Trainer Rick Dutrow saddled Willy Beamin on Sunday in the $125,000 Mike Lee, pulling off the upset over the heavily favorite Bob Baffert trainee Brigand, drawing clear to win by […]

Rosario Moving to New York Will Be Wakeup Call to Dominguez

One of Southern California’s leading riders is heading east, as Joel Rosario is switching his tack to Belmont Park starting on June 27, making the New York jockey colony by far the deepest in the nation. Currently Rosario is third in the jockey standings at BetFair Hollywood Park, and is sixth in the nation in […]

Belmont Park Wagering: Rich Meeting Gets Underway Friday

Belmont Park

Belmont Park’s spring/summer meeting gets underway on Friday, April 27 with an influx of slots fueled purses and a deeper trainer and jockey colony, with the highlight of the meeting the 144th running of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on June 9, the third jewel of the Triple Crown. The 56-day meeting will offer […]

Derby Prep Recap: Welcome Bodemeister and Dullahan to Party

Bodemeister winning the Arkansas Derby

The final two major Kentucky Derby preps were contested last Saturday, and they both produced serious contenders for the Run for the Roses, now less than three weeks away. Bodemeister gives hall of fame trainer Bob Baffert a legitimate shot of winning another Kentucky Derby just six weeks after suffering a heart attack while in […]

Derby Prep Recaps

Gemologist

The Todd Pletcher trainer Gemologist left little doubt that he will be a major player on the first Saturday of May, Creative Cause and Alpha were valiant in defeat, and Done Talking did more than talk to likely find his way into the Derby field by way of Chi-Town. Did we see our eventual Kentucky […]