Haskell Winner Girvin Puts in Maintenance Half for Travers

Brad Grady’s Grade 1 Haskell winner Girvin turned in his penultimate work for the Grade 1 Travers, breezing four furlongs in 50.45 seconds over the Oklahoma training track soon after the track opened at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. With trainer Joe Sharp aboard for the move, the 3-year-old Tale of Ekati colt went the first quarter-mile […]

Gunnevera Pointing to Travers While Classic Empire is Out

Gunnevera’s five-length victory in Sunday’s Tangelo at Gulfstream Park will point him to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets on August 26, trainer Antonio Sano said by phone Monday. The Fountain of Youth winner came out of the race in good order and will remain in Florida until later this month. […]

Gun Runner Rolls in Whitney at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.(By Tom Pedulla: Americas Best Racing) – Gun Runner gave every indication he is narrowing the gap on Arrogate when he captured the $1.2 million Whitney Stakes by an emphatic 5 ¼ lengths on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. When Steve Asmussen was asked if Gun Runner might have surpassed Arrogate in the eyes of some of those who vote in the National Thoroughbred […]

Derby Winner Always Dreaming Exits Jim Dandy in Good Order

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming showed no ill effects after setting the pace and fading to third as the favorite in Saturday’s Jim Dandy, trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning. “He was very sound and seemed to be in good order,” Pletcher said of the son of Bodemeister, who was making his first start since […]

Horse Racing Tips

Many people like to have a bet when they go to the races, however unless you know what you’re doing, you may worry that you’re simply going to waste money and walk away with nothing at the end of the day. This doesn’t need to be the case however, as there are some tips that […]

Gun Runner Blazes Through Morning Work for Whitney at Saratoga

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney’s Gun Runner turned in his penultimate work Sunday morning for the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney on August 5, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.01 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course. The Whitney is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be held […]

Ogden Phipps — From Racing to Tennis and Back Again

Ask anyone with a passing interest in racing who Ogden Phipps was and they’re sure to regale you with stories of his prowess as a breeder of some of the country’s (if not the world’s) finest racehorses. And while others will mention his philanthropy and perhaps his foray into the world of stocks and bonds, […]

Live Racing Returns to Saratoga Race Course on July 21

Live thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet. The 2017 meet includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses, and will run from Friday, July 21, through Labor Day, Monday, September 4. After opening weekend, racing will be conducted six days a week, […]

Travers Stakes, Whitney Anchor Saratoga Meeting

The 2017 meet at historic Saratoga Race Course will again be highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney and the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers, the centerpieces of two of the biggest days in North American racing. The 40-day meet, which includes 69 stakes worth $18.775 million in purses, will run from Friday, July […]

Aidan O’Brien Bringing Trio of Runners for Stars & Stripes Racing Festival

Aidan O’Brien’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival triumvirate are scheduled to arrive in New York on Tuesday, July 4.  Grade 3 Gallinule victor Homesman and Guineas trial winner Whitecliffsofdover are on target for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby, while Naas Oaks heroine Key To My Heart will take aim at the Grade 1, […]