My Horse Racing Christmas Wish List

With just a couple of days left before Christmas, I thought I would let everyone know a few things on my Wish List. Being in the horse racing industry going on three decades, I do have low standards. I really don’t ask for much.  I have tried to ask for reasonable things over the years […]

California Chrome Looks Primed for Pegasus World Cup

There were few anxious moments on Saturday as hometown hero California Chrome made his first ever start at Los Alamitos, trouncing the field in the $180,000 Winter Challenge, his prep race for the final start of his career coming in next month’s $12 million World Cup invitational at Gulfstream Park. Jockey Victor Espinoza kept the […]

Del Mar Demonstrates Why Horseplayers Need to Boycott Gimmick Jackpot Bets

The confusion over the Pick 6 payoff at Del Mar really should come as no surprise to horseplayers, who by now should have learned their lesson to stay away from these gimmick jackpot bets that do nothing but hurt churn and the balance of your wagering bankroll. Del Mar debuted their new gimmick for the […]

Claiming Crown Gets Gulfstream Park Meet Off to Flying Start

The Gulfstream Park championship meeting gets underway on Saturday with the 18th edition of the Claiming Crown, nine stakes races for blue collar runners that have run for a claiming tag with purses more than $1 million. The 11-race card on Saturday opens an exciting meeting at Gulfstream Park that will feature 93 stakes races […]

Horse Racing: Possible California Chrome/Arrogate Rematch at Pegasus Cup

Because California Chrome has committed to making an appearance at the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream, all anyone can talk about is the possible rematch between Chrome and Arrogate. The horse racing live odds for such a match would definitely get fans talking. The Breeders Cup Championship is done, which means it is time to […]

185 Pre-Entries at the 33rd Breeders’ Cup

There are 185 horses that were pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup World Championship (2016). This international field of horses might stir a few voices when you realize that the list isn’t nearly as extensive as presumed from looking at the Breeders’ Cup Live Odds. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held between the 4th and […]

Fall Championship Meet at Belmont Park Opens Friday

Belmont Park Race Track

The Fall Championship Meeting at Belmont Park gets underway on Friday, a 38-day meeting that features 42 stakes races with over $10 million in purses including six Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. There are 21 graded stakes on tap at the meeting which features a pair of “Super Saturday” cards that will serve as major preps […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]