Instead of marketing the high-reward, yet high-risk exotic bets that are hard to explain and harder to hit, Oaklawn Park took aim at the lowly show bet.
Heading into April weekends we love seeing stories with headlines such as "Preps to Clear Derby Picture" because: a) the features always focus on the obvious, over-worn angles, and b) the results often prove them to be incredibly wrong.
Horse Country Tours and a visit to A.P. Indy on the occasion of his 28th birthday.
Arrogate’s big finish, career earnings are unprecedented
Man o' War's restored barn a link to storied past
Regardless of what is written down and published, there’s always another angle—another lead, another quote, another phone call that could add further depth to a story. These Denali graduates have added their own exclamation points to this one.
Two people in the past month have asked me, “So, who is your Derby horse?” Yet I was as dumbfounded at the second asking as I’d been on the first. I have no idea who my Derby horse is. And for two good reasons.
BloodHorse celebrates the 40th anniversary of the unbeaten Triple Crown winner’s campaign with the first-in-a-series look at his 3-year-old debut March 9 at Hialeah Park.
The memories of the coppery chestnut colt, are still fresh nearly two decades on. His arc—a scant two months that spring and summer—was brief, but it was oh so brilliant.
We understand the reasoning behind the bundling of "big days." Tracks can charge a premium for their simulcast signal on those days while increasing handle: That's the main driver--but has the pendulum swung too far?
Experimental Free Handicap a great tool, needs a fresh look
Inaugural Pegasus World Cup generated sufficient buzz
'No bid' rate at January sale a troubling stat
Warmth of TCA celebration takes chill off a winter evening
Behind the scenes work, innovation to spark 2017
Stallion Register, Global Stallion app hit the streets
'Next Generation' crew has what it takes
The most fascinating Eclipse Award race, however, looms in one of the human divisions--the season's top trainer.
Spend some time at any Thoroughbred sale and there’s no telling what you will hear. The recent Keeneland November sale left us with an earful. The following are some select sound bites.
Horsemen betting on the future at November sale
Win or lose, Mike Smith is at the top of his game
Racing's 'rock stars' are selling the sport one Tweet at a time
Inaugural Breeders’ Cup makes its mark in today’s pedigrees
While great, racing needs to expand its reach beyond the Bluegrass
Thoroughbred racing is fortunate to count within its ranks human pillars that have done yeoman’s work.
Sale, medication issues consume Keeneland day and night
Family-owned Clarkland Farm's $3 million ride.
TOBA Awards dinner brings together breeders of all shapes and sizes
How Saratoga heals what ails you
Top-level horses and horsemen on the comeback trail were among the big stories the last full week of August, and they found entry to the winner's circle a little harder than it used to be.
Taylor boys' play for California Chrome pays off
Steve Asmussen leads his whole family to the Hall of Fame
Kent Hollingsworth's column key to publication's 100th anniversary
Owners of Tepin, Songbird show true sportsmanship
Stallion Register to adopt black-type rules
Few truly 'retire' from the sport
Lack of 3-year-old races force sophomores to hit the road
Americans making Royal Ascot the new summer place to be.
Belmont day package gives us plenty to look forward to.
Breeders enjoy Beholder's talents from the farm.
Racing's big holiday weekends becoming a thing of the past.
Preakness weekend hospitality far outshines the venue
Marylanders moving the needle with Pimlico study, breeders' incentives.
Hard work makes racing luck a lot easier
Is the points system for entry to the Kentucky Derby altering the pace of the race?
Prevailing mood is that the foal crop is inching forward
Sharing insights and successes is goal of new Bloodstock Editor role
Dinny Phipps had a personal commitment to the horse and the sport. read blog
The bay colt Nyquist, who looks like a sleek sports car in a world of SUVs, seems to go best when he's carrying a chip in the only place you'd want a horse to have one -- on his shoulder. read blog
Experience and strength carry Victor Espinoza to World Cup victory. read blog
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