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Dave Mason: On Music, Racing, and ‘Live at Belmont Park 1978′

Most fans of our sport know 1978 was the last year a horse won American racing’s Triple Crown. The rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar reached a dizzying crescendo on the afternoon of June 10, 1978,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Can Santa Anita Bring Fans Back to the Track?

When I drove into Santa Anita Park Thursday morning to get a glimpse of the extensive renovations the track has undergone for the autumn meet that begins today, I flashed back nearly 35 years to my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit... Read More...

Who’s Judging the Judges?

A couple of weeks ago, while watching the finale of the June 21 twilight card at Belmont Park on television, I was quite surprised when the stewards failed to light the inquiry sign after Love Is Key... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs... Read More...

Judge Rules Against NYRA in Horse Owner’s Lawsuit

There are certain inherent risks to horse racing, but a New York state judge ruled recently that the New York Racing Association may not use the doctrine of assumption of risk in all cases. Queens... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Weekend Recap: Palace Malice Stuns in Belmont Win

This weekend put closure on the 2013 triple crown with yet another year gone by without a triple crown winner. 36 years and counting. This year, we didn’t even have a horse with a chance at claiming the elusive prize. Not all was bad news.... Read More...

Affirmed’s Belmont a Life-Changing Experience

Thirty-five years ago, on June 10, 1978, I walked from my Rogers Park apartment on Chicago’s North Side to the neighborhood L stop for a quick ride to Wrigley Field and an afternoon contest between... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Pedigree is Key to 2013 Belmont Stakes Success

Over the last 13 years, 10 Belmont Stakes winners had sires who won or placed well in a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 miles during their careers. It’s not rocket science to determine that pedigree is essential to the success in this sport, but to... Read More...

Weekend Recap: 2013 Graded Stakes Winners

Five graded stakes races over the weekend and there were several who won their first career graded stakes race or won one for the first time in a while. HORSES Scatman, a four year old Scat Daddy colt trained by William Mott, won the Aristides... Read More...

Pletcher May Bring Girl Power to Belmont

In addition to three confirmed Belmont Stakes starters in Palace Malice, Revolutionary, and Overanalyze, trainer Todd Pletcher may be sending a filly to the 1 1⁄2-mile contest. Unlimited Budget... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Big Weekend for the Little Guys

For much of the year, we’ve seen horses such as Game on Dude and Orb dominate their respective divisions. Same goes for the trainers and jockeys. We’ve heard so much about Todd Pletcher, Bill Mott and Bob Baffert for the trainers as well as, Joel... Read More...

15 More Challenge Races for 2012 Breeders Cup

Last weekend, there were 14 races as part of the 2012 Breeders Cup Challenge Series. Belmont Park and Santa Anita held their respective Super Saturday’s with multiple Grade 1 races now in the books. Newcastle and Curragh over in Europe had three races as well.... Read More...

2012 Breeders Cup Implications This Weekend

This weekend has serious implications for the upcoming 2012 Breeders Cup World Championships in early November at Santa Anita. As part of the Win and You’re In Challenge Series, there are a combined total of 14 races across the United States and Europe. Super Saturday... Read More...

Hollywood Gold Cup Headlines Big Weekend

Eight graded stakes will occur this weekend across the United States and Ontario with three in Grade 1 company. Several star horses will make appearances including five time graded stakes winner Game on Dude in the Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap at BetFair Hollywood Park on... Read More...

Joel Rosario to New York, Good or Bad Move?

Joel Rosario is 27 years old, one of the top jockeys in Southern California and across the country. So why the move to New York? Am I missing something? So far in his career, which consistently started in 2006, Rosario has won over 1,300 races... Read More...

Union Rags Back on Top with Belmont Stakes Win

Union Rags wins the Belmont Stakes! Has he come full circle? Well, not quite. However it is very close. Last year, The Michael Matz trained colt broke his maiden first time out at Delaware Park. Won the Three Chimneys Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) at Saratoga... Read More...

Amid Drama, History At Stake for I’ll Have Another

The horse racing World talked about the potential for I’ll Have Another to capture the triple crown for the first time in 34 years after his improbable win in the Kentucky Derby on May 5th. His big run down the middle of the stretch to... Read More...

Shackleford Wins Met Mile, Exciting Finish

Belmont Park was the host of four graded stakes on the holiday Monday race card. It started off in Race 7 with the Grade 2 Sands Point Stakes. The favorite was 4/5 Somali Lemonade. Trainer Michael Matz must be getting tired of his star horses... Read More...

Breeders’ Cup winners in Gulfstream spotlight

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Racing fans at Gulfstream Park this afternoon will be treated to three graded stakes races, two of which feature returning Breeders’ Cup winners Royal Delta and Perfect Shirl. Read More...