Eclipse Awards: I’ll Have Another, Fort Larned, Wise Dan Finalists for Horse of Year

The finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Awards were announced on Saturday, and the winners will be revealed at the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, The Stronach Group and the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday, January 19 at Gulfstream Park. The festivities will be televised live on HRTV, and will be hosted for […]

Twitter Accounts Horseplayers Should Be Following

The Twitterverse is alive and well, and while the horse racing industry for the most part was late to the social media party, there are a number of Twitter accounts that horseplayers should be following. The demographics of horseplayers does not exactly seem like a good match for social media, but there is plenty of […]

NTRA Moment of Year: Ranking the Choices

Voting is now under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Web site for the 14th annual “NTRA Moment of the Year.” Voting continues until January 2, with a dozen choices for the 2012 Moment of the Year. Last year, Drosselmeyer’s  upset win over Game on Dude in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was the […]

Saginaw is Drawing Away as Top Claim of 2012

The gelding Saginaw is like fine wine, getting better with age and owner Drawing Away Stable and trainer David Jacobson have turned this runner into one of the sharpest claims of 2012. There are some trainers that would not dare dip in and take a runner from Rick Dutrow, but Jacobson is not shy about […]

Aqueduct Meeting Recap: Jacobson, Dominguez Top Fall Meet

Winter has arrived in New York, as racing shifts to the inner track on Wednesday, and jockey Ramon Dominguez and trainer David Jacobson celebrated wins by topping the standings at the fall meeting which ended on Sunday Dominguez won the 20th NYRA meeting of his career despite sitting on the sidelines the past couple of […]

Saturday Betting Preview: San Pablo Headlines Queens County

The Todd Pletcher trained San Pablo headlines a field of six that go to the post in Saturday’s $75,000 Queen’s County at Aqueduct. The four-year-old son of Jump Start has won eight of his 14 career starts including the Phillip Iselin (G3) at Monmouth Park back in August and is the 3-5 morning line favorite. […]

Claiming Crown Recap: Blue Collar Event Finds New Home at Gulfstream Park

The Claiming Crown was run for the 14th time on Saturday at Gulfstream Park, and the event for the blue collar set of horses may have found a new home. The event was first run at Canterbury Park in 1999, and it has been run at the Minnesota track in ten of the 14 years. […]

Betting Recap: Repole, Longshots Dominate Holiday Weekend

The Thanksgiving holiday is in the books, and owner Mike Repole has plenty to be thankful for after his horses won five stakes in New York, and longshot players were thankful after several big upsets in graded stakes action. The outspoken Repole skipped the Breeders’ Cup, critical of the Lasix ban for two-year-olds and the […]

Aqueduct Wagering: Fall Highweight Gets Holiday Weekend Off and Running

The racing at Aqueduct heats up over the holiday weekend, starting with Thursday’s $150,000 Fall Highweight (G3), with six graded stakes to be contested including four on Saturday. The headliner on Saturday will be Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) champion Groupie Doll, who will take on the boys in the $350,000 Cigar Mile […]

Aqueduct Wagering: New York Stallion Series Races Feature Chalk

Wednesday’s Aqueduct card includes a pair of New York Stallion Series races, both featuring a rather imposing chalk that could prove tough to beat. The third race on the Big A card on Wednesday is the $100,000 Staten Island for three-year-old fillies and mares going seven furlongs on the main track that drew a compact […]