Mishriff Wins Saudi Cup with some Drama

The Saudi Cup is the world’s richest race, offering a $20-million purse, with $10 million going to the winner. There were fourteen starters, but the race was billed as a dual between Pegasus Cup winner Knicks Go and G1 Malibu winner Charlatan. No one mentioned this to Irish-bred Mishriff, who put the pressure on down […]

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Knicks Go Wins Pegasus World Cup

Knicks Go wins the Pegasus

While the world remains on lock down, racing continues to go on, albeit without the crowds. In last weeks’ $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Knicks Go with Joel Rosario on board, kicked off the season with a resounding wire-to-wire win, crossing the finish line 2 3/4 lengths in front of Jesus’ Team. The five-year […]

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Sale of Bob Baffert’s “Smokey” Raises $80,000 for Old Friends

Smokey

Bob Baffert’s famous pony horse, Smokey, was auctioned off on December 5th, with the proceeds going to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Home. The 11-year old buckskin gelding sold for $80,000 at an auction by Twombly Performance Horses, a renowned ranch horse operation in the Quarter Horse world that specializes in roping and reining horses. Smokey, […]

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Authentic and Gamine Rack up Breeders’ Cup wins

Authentic wins the Breeders Cup Classic

Bob Baffert and John Velasquez proved an unbeatable combination putting in winning performances in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with Gamine and with Authentic in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Both set track records. Serengeti Empress, making her final career start, challenged Gamine early on, taking the lead. But Gamine pulled away effortlessly in […]

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Do Whips Win Races?

Do whips win races

Ever since racing authorities announced new rules on the use of whips, there’s been debate whether or not whips win races. Many jockeys are still upset about the ban, both from a competitive standpoint and because of safety issues. “I’m not happy about (the new whip rule),” he said. “This will change the races a […]

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Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys!

Swiss Skydiver Beats the Boys

Swiss Skydiver showed up the field of colts by winning the Preakness Stakes, becoming the sixth filly to win in the race’s 145-year history. The last filly to win the race was Rachel Alexandra in 2009. All told, 55 fillies have competed in the Preakness. In a battle down the stretch, Swiss Skydiver held off […]

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2020 Preakness Predictions

2020 Preakness Predictions

In the strange year that is 2020, the Preakness will be run tomorrow. I will admit that it’s snuck up on me — I just don’t anticipate it in October! That said, it should be an interesting race. Although there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, there are some horses running that may […]

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Racehorse Microshares

Racehorse Microshares

One of the cool things about Authentic winning the Derby is that he had many owners who bought in using racehorse microshares. Authentic was part of MyRacehorse, but there others, including Wasabi Venture Stables. These programs allow you to purchase a small (.5 or 1%) share of a racehorse and then enjoy the thrill of […]

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