Keyword: weight

  • What's Going On Here: Weight For It

    Songbird’s impost in the Del ’Cap was 124, which wasn’t impressive in a historical sense, but what was impressive—at least in this day—was the spread. Songbird gave from eight to 13 pounds to her rivals going 10 furlongs around two turns.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Court Overturns Sanctions of Seven Jockeys

    A West Virginia circuit court has overturned the West Virginia Racing Commission's call for fines and suspensions for seven riders involved in a scandal alleging improperly reported riding weights at Charles Town in 2009.

  • Trade Zone: A Guide to Complete Feeds

    Feeding time! Open a bag of readymade feed and you're set, right? But wait -- there's a staggering variety of offerings on the feed store's shelves, and it's important you choose the correct one for your particular horse.

  • Top U.S. Racing Companies to Study Jockey Scale of Weights

    The nation's top three horse racing companies have teamed to study the current jockey scale of weights and make recommendations on potential national reforms to the Jockeys' Guild, horsemen's groups, racing associations and racing regulators.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Not Worth the Weight

    <i>By Ray Paulick </i> -- Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak wouldn't have happened if a racing secretary ruled baseball.

  • Carry That Weight

    <i>By Gary West </i> -- Recent weighty events at Santa Anita suggest that handicaps have become anachronistic. The events also recall a story that's ancient according to some calendars but nevertheless illuminating.