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Cooperative Derby Effort Sees Sports Bettors Try Racing

Sat, 2024-05-18 12:10
In an era of unprecedented legal sports wagering playing out on mobile and online platforms, a cooperative effort by Churchill Downs Inc. has helped the massive reach of the Kentucky Derby (G1) bring in new players—specifically sports bettors.

Uncle Heavy Hauls Reid Family to Preakness

Sat, 2024-05-18 12:10
Uncle Heavy will be one of the longer shots among handicappers in the $2 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18, but with an eye-catching name he is likely to draw attention from the casual racing fans.

Belmont Gold Cup Grants Melbourne Cup Entry

Sat, 2024-05-18 12:10
The NYRA announces the $250,000 Belmont Gold Cup (G2T), slated for June 6 at historic Saratoga Race Course, will be a "Golden Ticket" event offering the winner an automatic berth into the AU$8.4 million Melbourne Cup (G1).

Guineas Winner Stellenbosch Set for Japanese Oaks

Sat, 2024-05-18 12:10
Stellenbosch heads a field of 18 for the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks, G1) May 19 at Tokyo Racecourse.

The Challenge of Winning a Personal Triple Crown

Sat, 2024-05-18 12:10
There are now only five living trainers who have won all three Triple Crown races: D. Wayne Lukas, Bob Baffert, Nick Zito, Barclay Tagg, and now Kenny McPeek. 

Street Boss, Vekoma Colts Work :09 4/5 at Timonium

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Times sped up considerably May 16 at the second under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at the Maryland State Fair Grounds in Timonium, Md.

Enduring Spirit First Winner for Tiz the Law

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Winner of the 2020 Belmont Stakes (G1), freshman sire Tiz the Law stands for $20,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

BC Juvenile Turf Victor Big Evs Wins Season Debut

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Big Evs earned his place at Royal Ascot with a perfect comeback in the May 16 Westow Stakes, which left Mick Appleby excited that his popular star sprinter could hit even greater heights this year.

Dettori Can Imagine an Initial U.S. Triple Crown Win

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
One noticeable omission on Frankie Dettori's sterling and lengthy list of accomplishments is an American Triple Crown victory, but that could change in epic fashion May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

Travers Runner-Up Disarm Back in Churchill Allowance

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Disarm, who last year ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, finds an easier assignment at the Louisville, Ky., track for his 4-year-old debut May 18.

Avengers Using Their Imagination for a Preakness Double

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
In the case of Imagination, some silence at the 2022 Keeneland September Yearling Sale turned out to be quite fortunate for "The Avengers" and company.

Canterbury Park Kicks Off 30th Season

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
The first race will be followed by a simulcast of the 149th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, from Pimlico Race Course. Canterbury racing officials were pleased with the number of entries, 77 total, for the opening night program.

California Tracks at Odds Over Regulatory Cost Split

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Speaking May 16 during a meeting of the CHRB in Sacramento, Calif., the board's executive director Scott Chaney said an allocation needs to be determined by its June 20 meeting to be in place before the CHRB's fiscal year begins July 1.

At a Glance: Imagination Poses a Threat in Preakness

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
A fever knocked morning-line favorite Muth out of the Preakness Stakes (G1) May 15, enhancing the chances of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mystik Dan, but Muth's stablemate Imagination still poses a threat.

Seize the Grey Owners Revel in Preakness Experience

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Seize the Grey carries the dreams of about 2,570 shareholders that bought into the colt through MyRacehorse, a fractional ownership app that allows racing fans a taste at ownership for a much lower cost.

Equine Nutrition: 2024 OwnerView Webinar Highlights

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
The conference is hosted by The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and presented by Bessemer Trust, Stoll Keenon Ogden, and The Green Group. The panel was sponsored by OCD Pellets.

Gasaway Provides Balance for Mystik Dan Team

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
Understandably, life since winning the Kentucky Derby would not be described as normal for Sharilyn Gasaway. Mystik Dan's scintillating triumph in the first leg of the Triple Crown has thrown Gasaway's life for a curve literally and figuratively. 

The Road: More 'Fresh' Horses Challenging in Preakness

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
The Road, presented by Gainesway and Darby Dan Farm

Kabirkhan, California Chrome's Top Earner, Now in U.S.

Fri, 2024-05-17 12:04
International standout dirt runner Kabirkhan, a flesh-and-blood example of the adage that a good horse can come from anywhere, has arrived in the United States where he'll be conditioned by multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox.

McPeek Hopes to Win Preakness Under 'Normal' Conditions

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Kenny McPeek's 2020 Preakness Stakes (G1) victory with the filly Swiss Skydiver does not have any kind of symbol attached to it, but it was the most unique running of the middle jewel in the Triple Crown.