Controversy Plagues Lukas Classic

Lukas Classic

It was a helluva race. It’s the kind of race that brings the fans to their feet. HRC is a real fighter. He broke well from the gate and led the field for most of the race. Rich Strike rallied with a late move, showing the type of speed that won him the Derby. He […]

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Which Horses to Watch for the Breeders’ Cup

Breeders' Cup contenders

Like much of the world, horse racing in the US suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Statista, the racing industry was worth $5.25 billion in 2018, but the latest estimates suggest the market size in 2022 at $3.68 billion, all be it up slightly on last year. With a field of very talented horses running […]

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Is Flightline the Next Secretariat?

Flightline winning the Pacific Classic

After Flightline cantered home 19 1/4 lengths ahead of the field in last Saturday’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar, comparisons are being made to Secretariat. Four-year old Flightline is undefeated in five starts, and won every time by a combined margin of 62 3/4 lengths. After the Pacific, he was awarded a Beyer speed figure […]

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Epicenter lays down a decisive victory in the Travers

Epicenter wins Travers Stakes by 5 1/4 Lengths

Epicenter, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, won the $1.25 million Travers Stake by 5 1/2 lengths today. Cyberknife finished second, Zandon claimed third, and Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike finished fourth. Despite being a favorite coming into his three-year old season, the Travers was the first Grade 1 win […]

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Mo Donegal Wins Belmont Stakes

Mo Donegal wins Belmont Stakes

Mo Donegal’s win of the Belmont Stakes marks the fourth consecutive year that three different horses have won the Triple Crown races. Of course, we knew there would be no Triple Crown this year, as Derby winner, Rich Strike, chose to skip the Preakness. Mo Donegal also skipped the second race and came into the […]

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Rich Strike Prepares for the Belmont

Rich Strike prepares for the Belmont Stakes

Rich Strike is looking relaxed and full of energy as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes on June 11th. The colt did his final breeze at Churchill Downs on May 30th covering five-furlongs in 0:59. With his regular exercise rider, Gabriel Lagunes, in the irons, the colt showed some sass with some bucking at the […]

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Bernadini Colt sells for $3.35 Million, Sets New Record

Bernadini Colt sells for $3.35 Million

In a world where a $30,000 claiming horse just won the Kentucky Derby, it’s kind of amazing to read that a new price record was set for a two-year old in training: $3.35 million. Yup, a two-year old son of Bernadini, Hip #385, just sold for more than 100x the cost of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Early Voting wins the 147th Preakness

Early Voting wins the 147th Preakness

The second leg of the Triple Crown was also an upset. Early Voting, a lightly campaigned colt trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, came out of the starting gate on fire and ended with a sprint to win the 147th Preakness Stakes. The track at Pimlico favored speed today, making it harder […]

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