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 […]

Exaggerator Defeats American Freedom at Haskell Invitational

Trainer Bob Baffert’s horse, American Freedom, looked like he was going to win the Haskell Invitational, which would have given the trainer his third consecutive win at the event, and six wins in the last seven tries, but ultimately fell short in the final stretch. Since a lot of the horse racing betting was on American Freedom, […]

Belmont Meeting Titles Won by Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz

Belmont Park Race Track

The Belmont Park Spring/Summer meeting came to a close on Sunday with Chad Brown and Jose Ortiz taking the titles for top trainer and jockey respectively. Brown won 38 races from his 132 starters, easily besting Todd Pletcher, who finished second in the trainer standings with 25 winners from 144 starters. Brown won at a […]

Creator Creates Division Logjam With Belmont Stakes Win

Last year at this time American Pharoah had won the Triple Crown and wrapped up the Eclipse Award for top three-year-old and Horse of the Year, but the victory by Creator in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) on Saturday assures this year’s honors won’t be decided until at least November. The three-year-old division is […]

Rain to Put Damper on Big Apple Showcase Day

It is Big Apple Showcase Day at Belmont Park on Monday with six stake races, but rain may put the damper on the big day for New York breds with 1-2 inches of rain in the forecast. Memorial Day will not be a good day for cookouts in the northeast of the U.S., but with […]

Undefeated Duo Clash in Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park

It is rare for the top two betting favorites for the Kentucky Derby (G1) to square off in their final prep, but thanks to Fasig-Tipton Mohaymen and Nyquist will battle on Saturday in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1). A field of 10 will line up with Road to the Kentucky Derby points up for […]

California Chrome’s Return in San Pasqual Easier With Dortmund Out

The much anticipated return of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome is coming up on Saturday at Santa Anita in the $200,000 San Pasqual (G3). A 10-month absence from the racetrack along with the emergence of Triple Crown American Pharoah put the plucky colt on the back pages, but his 2016 campaign gets underway […]

Horse Racing Fans Up in Fetlocks Over SI Sportsperson of Year Pick

Horse racing fans around the globe are upset that American Pharoah was snubbed by Sports Illustrated with Serena Williams winning the Sportsperson of the Year award, and rightly so. Oh the outrage! Serenity now! A tennis player? Really? Nobody watches tennis anymore. I haven’t watched a tennis match since Guillermo Vilas beat some other guy […]

Gulfstream Park Championship Meet Kicks off Saturday With Claiming Crown

Gulfstream Park kicks off its championship meeting on Saturday with the Claiming Crown, stakes races restricted to the blue collar set.  The meeting offers a record 73 stakes, including 37 graded races during the 77th anniversary meet at the Hallandale, Florida racetrack. The marquee event of the meeting is the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) […]

Aqueduct Announces Stakes Slate for Winter / Spring Meeting

Aqueduct’s Winter / Spring meeting will feature 49 stakes races worth over $7.5 million the New York Racing Association announced on Saturday. The winter meeting runs from Jan. 1 until March 26, with the spring meeting concluding on April 24. Included in the racing action is a trio of key stakes for three-year-olds looking to […]