White Abarrio Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic

White Abarrio wins the Breeders' Cup Classic

White Abarrio, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., delivered a commanding win in the $6 million 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic, running down the two speed horses in the race, Arabian Knight and Saudi Crown. It was an impressive performance that has come after a long, strange road. Initially purchased for just $7500 as a yearling, and […]

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Cody’s Wish Makes Dreams Come True

Cody's Wish won his second Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders' Cup

There aren’t too many races that make me cry with joy, but watching Cody’s Wish win his second Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile brought tears to my eyes. Defending champion, Cody’s Wish, named in honor of Cody Dorman, challenged Preakness Winner National Treasure in a nail-biting race down the stretch, that saw Cody’s Wish win by […]

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Breeders’ Cup Greats

40 years of Breeders' Cup Winners

As we start the Breeders’ Cup weekend, what better way than to celebrate 40 years of winners. Thoroughbred Daily News’ Sarah K. Andrews and Jill Williams embarked on a journey to pay tribute to 40 Breeders’ Cup champions. Through photos and storytelling, the project soon became a celebration of how these superstars have impacted the […]

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Arcangelo Follows Belmont Win with Travers Victory

Arcangelo wins the Travers. Photo by Joe Labozzetta.

Arcangelo proved that his Belmont win wasn’t a fluke by showing his mettle at the Travers after an 11-week break. The seven-horse field included the top three-year-old colts — Disarm finished second, Tapit Trice finished third, Forte was fourth, Preakness winner National Treasure was fifth, and Kentucky Derby victor Mage finished last of seven. Many […]

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Ruffian’s Remains Moved to Clairborne Farms

Ruffian's Grave site at Belmont Park

The great Ruffian, who shattered her ankle in her match race against Foolish Pleasure in 1975, was interred near the finish line at Belmont Park. Yesterday, her remains were moved to Claiborne’s Marchmont Cemetery in Paris, Kentucky, where she was foaled and raised. “I’d like to thank NYRA for preserving and protecting Ruffian’s gravesite at […]

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Art Collector Euthanized Due to Laminitis

Art Collector

Art Collector, winner of more than $4 million, was euthanized today after suffering from laminitis. The 6-year old son of Bernadini most recently won the 2023 G1 Pegasus World Cup. Trainer Bill Mott said Art Collector first showed signs of an issue a couple of days after he worked five furlongs over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training […]

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Kentucky Derby Winner Funny Cide Dies from Colic Complications

Funny Cide Wins Preakness

Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Deby and Preakness has died from colic complications. The gelding spent his last years at the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park when he passed away. He was 23 years old. Known as “The Gutsy Gelding,” Funny Cide was a crowd favorite, becoming the first gelding […]

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Betting on the Ponies. Can you Beat the Odds?

Betting the Ponies

My introduction to betting on the ponies came at an early age. My maternal grandfather loved to go to the local track – Belmont – and sometimes he took me along, starting when I must have been five or six. He would avidly study the racing forms. I would pick the prettiest horse in the […]

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