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YESTERDAY July 24, 2014
Horses entered in the Aug. 2 Whitney Stakes and Aug. 23 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in New York will be subject to the “enhanced security protocols” that the New York Racing Association and New York Gaming Commission have put in place for a ...
There are no real handicap races anymore, the common wisdom goes. Racing secretaries are loath to load a horse with too much weight for fear of losing him to another track, and horsemen are quick to pull the plug on an intended start if the weight ...
What’s the best way to get to the Travers – the $600,000 Jim Dandy over the Saratoga track, or the richer and usually glitzier $1 million Haskell at Monmouth? In recent years, the Haskell has usually been the more compelling race, but the Jim Dandy has ...
About a dozen flat-screen televisions and the same number of picnic tables were damaged when lightning struck and toppled parts of a tree following the races Wednesday at Saratoga. Fortunately, no people were in the area.
Trainer Ken McPeek expects a bolder performance from the 4-year-old Frac Daddy in the Grade 2 San Diego, run over 1 1/16 miles on Polytrack at Del Mar.
It appears to be a one-horse race Saturday in the $50,000 Miss Ohio Stakes at ThistleDown, where Heat Transfer looks much the best on paper.
Dance With Fate, the winner of the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes in April, was euthanized on Thursday morning after suffering a severe stifle injury during a training accident at Del Mar earlier that morning, trainer Peter Eurton announced on his Twitter feed.
This Saturday afternoon, driver Brett Miller travels back to Washington, Pa., another former home, in quest of the $400,000 Delvin Miller Adios with elimination heat winner Somewhere In L A. The Adios, race 12 among 16 on a star-studded afternoon in ...
Florida-based stallion City Place has been sold to Yarradale Stud in Gidgegannup, Australia, and will stand there permanently beginning with the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.
Saturday’s featured $75,000 Prairie Meadows Handicap has a new look this season. The distance has been cut back from 1 1/4 miles to 1 1/16 miles, and its purse has been trimmed by 25 percent to accommodate other stakes' purse increases.