A quarantine of a barn at Belmont Park will remain in place as a horse who tested positive for the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) on Jan. 9, re-tested positive for the virus this week, the New York Racing Association announced on Friday.Full Story >>
July 06, 2017
California racing is an island – at least, that's what we are led to believe – but sometimes the natives screw up their courage and push out to sea, venturing forth past the protective reef to confront the terrors of the great beyond.
June 12, 2017
Classic Empire is the Joe Btfsblk of his generation, habitually wandering the landscape with a dark cloud over his handsome head, braced for the next siege of rotten luck. If the stars that crossed at the beginning of Classic Empire's 2017 campaign ...
June 10, 2017
If I wanted to reach for one word to describe the 2017 Triple Crown season, it would be “inconsistent.”
June 05, 2017
The slyly named Rags to Riches was born to privilege, raised in luxury, and sold at a $1.9 million premium to the House of Coolmore, as represented by Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Rooting for such a filly to succeed seemed on a par with hoping the ...
June 04, 2017
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes field will not have the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness winner. In the old days, that would have made Belmont Day a dud. But with eight other stakes races, five of them Grade 1s, two with seven-figure purses, and with a total ...
May 11, 2017
Man o' War's influence on Throughbreds continues to ripple through the game. Always Dreaming, the freshly minted Kentucky Derby winner, can thank Man o' War many times over for the speed and stamina that lifted him above his opposition at Churchill ...
July 10, 2016
The star of Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Festival program at Belmont Park was Catch a Glimpse. That says a lot about Catch a Glimpse, and her victory in the Belmont Oaks, because there were six graded stakes on this card for horses to shine.
July 07, 2016
Got to hand it to the New York Racing Association: It's spending it while it's still got it. Half a million bucks for a Grade 3 race. A million for fillies on the grass. An extra $200,000 in couch change just to get a certain someone in the gate.Oh, to ...
June 16, 2016
Frosted won the Met Mile by a widening 14 ¼ lengths, nearly double Conquistador Cielo's 1982 record margin for the race. His raw time of 1:32.73 for a mile was the fastest in the Met's 125-year history and translated to a Beyer Speed Figure of 123 – ...
June 11, 2016
Although we don’t have another Triple Crown winner like American Pharoah to celebrate, Creator’s victory in the Belmont Stakes does set up an interesting second half of the year for this group of 3-year-olds.