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St Leger Festival: Stradivarius wins second Doncaster Cup under Italian Rider Frankie Dettori
By September 11, 2021 Read More →

St Leger Festival: Stradivarius wins second Doncaster Cup under Italian Rider Frankie Dettori

Stradivarius produced yet another incredible performance to win the Doncaster Cup for the second time. The Superstar stayer owned by John and Thady Gosdenhas dominated in recent campaigns, with his rich resume including success at Royal Ascot with three Gold Cups, four Goodwood Cups, two Yorkshire Cups, and three Lonsdale Cups. With the seven-year-old’s biggest […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Turf Paradise Races To Go Ahead After Many Concerns
By September 10, 2021 Read More →

Turf Paradise Races To Go Ahead After Many Concerns

When it comes to horse racing within the state of Arizona, there is only one track that springs to mind and with more than 60 years of events taking place at the venue, Turf Paradise has certainly lived up to its name in the past. With a usual race calendar being held between each November […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
The Amazing History of the Melbourne Cup
By September 8, 2021 Read More →

The Amazing History of the Melbourne Cup

If you ask any American horse racing fan, they will probably tell you that the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is the world’s most famous, historic and important race. But if you ask an Australian, they would probably argue that the Melbourne Cup deserves that title. When it comes to history, the Melbourne Cup does […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Previewing the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic, including top runners and field favorites
By September 5, 2021 Read More →

Previewing the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic, including top runners and field favorites

The horse-racing world will turn its attention to southern California on November 6 as Del Mar Racetrack hosts one of the biggest events in any calendar: The Breeders’ Cup Classic. A selection of the most capable horses on the planet will go head-to-head for the largest share of the $6 million prize fund, which was […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Champion crowned top dog in Weiner Dog Races at Indiana Grand
By August 16, 2021 Read More →

Champion crowned top dog in Weiner Dog Races at Indiana Grand

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino offered a special Saturday program filled with Quarter Horse racing Aug. 14. Included on the early afternoon program was Hot Diggity Dog Weiner Dog Racing with 31 Dachshunds taking to the track for the event. Two trials set up the final group of 10 dogs vying for the $500 total prize […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Horseracing: A Beginner’s Guide
By August 16, 2021 Read More →

Horseracing: A Beginner’s Guide

Horseracing is a sport that is simple enough to understand. A jockey races their horse against others in attempts of winning. However, like most things, there is more to it and many novices of the sport may want an easy way to understand it before watching a race or even going to an event. Horseracing […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
Track Superintendent Field Day to be Hosted at Gulfstream Park in 2022
By August 12, 2021 Read More →

Track Superintendent Field Day to be Hosted at Gulfstream Park in 2022

The 2022 edition of Track Superintendent Field Day will be held June 12-14 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. This will mark the first time the event, which debuted in 2002 at Philadelphia Park (now Parx Racing), has been held at Gulfstream Park. The gathering brings together track superintendents and staff to discuss best […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Beginner Racing Fan Mistakes
By August 11, 2021 Read More →

Beginner Racing Fan Mistakes

Horse racing is one of the biggest and certainly most popular sporting events around the world, and it comes with an extremely healthy betting scene too as the thousands of races that take place per year attract a huge number of viewers and punters at the same time. It has become an exciting option for […]

Posted in: ALABAMA
Who are the Best Horse Trainers in Ireland
By August 6, 2021 Read More →

Who are the Best Horse Trainers in Ireland

Given the popularity and rich heritage of horse racing in Ireland, it should come as no surprise that there were approximately 547 registered horse trainers operating nationwide in 2019. Currently, this number just happens to include some of the very best trainers of all-time, who boast huge stables of talented runners and have churned out […]

Posted in: COLORADO
Duane Swingley honored by ITOBA at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
By August 3, 2021 Read More →

Duane Swingley honored by ITOBA at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Duane Swingley, longtime horseman in the state of Indiana, was recognized by the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) for his commitment to Thoroughbred racing. Swingley was honored during a winner’s circle presentation during the races Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Indiana Grand. “Duane has dedicated a lot of years to the sport of […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Full house watches first ever Exotic Animal Racing at Indiana Grand

Full house watches first ever Exotic Animal Racing at Indiana Grand

A full house of racing fans came out to Indiana Grand Saturday, July 24 to witness a first of its kind in the state of Indiana. The track hosted ostrich, camel and zebra racing during the third All-Quarter Horse Day for 2021. Zebras were first to step onto the track. The four entrants were ridden by Indiana Grand jockeys and […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Golden day planned at York as Ward eyes Atlantic crossing for Pal

Golden day planned at York as Ward eyes Atlantic crossing for Pal

RACING fans in the North of England should be welcoming a special visitor in August, with Wesley Ward ready to bring American sprint king Golden Pal over for his first visit of 2021 to England. It will be the second time the colt has crossed the Atlantic, having finished as runner-up in the Norfolk Stakes […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Upstate Utopia at Saratoga

Upstate Utopia at Saratoga

By Michael Fenrich Last year during the pandemic there were no fans at Saratoga. This year fans can escape upstate to Saratoga to watch the equine athletes. “Very excited to see all the fans returning to Saratoga for the Summer meet. Having fans in and around Saratoga is a huge part of the culture. After […]

Posted in: LOUISIANA
Lenny K, first foal sired by Oklahoma stallion Den’s Legacy, wins Woodbine maiden race in blazing time

Lenny K, first foal sired by Oklahoma stallion Den’s Legacy, wins Woodbine maiden race in blazing time

Lenny K, an Ontario-bred gelding by Oklahoma stallion Den’s Legacy, broke his maiden at Woodbine on July 8 with an eye-catching win by 2 ¾ lengths with a fast clocking of 1:08.60 for six furlongs. The track record at the Canadian track is 1:08.05. Bred and owned by Al and Bill Ulwelling, Lenny K was […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Top 3 Earning American Horses

Top 3 Earning American Horses

The Newmarket course in Salisbury, New York, a stretch of what is now known as the Hempstead Plains of Long Island, New York, first hosted horse racing in the United States in 1665. Still to this day, horse racing is still a very popular sport throughout the United States. If you want to try your […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Oklahoma Derby and Springboard Mile Top 2021 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season Schedule

Oklahoma Derby and Springboard Mile Top 2021 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season Schedule

Remington Park’s 2021 Thoroughbred Season stakes schedule is punctuated by the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 26, and the $400,000 Springboard Mile on Sunday, Dec. 19, the final day of the meet. The season is set to begin on Aug. 20. The Oklahoma Derby will headline a massive program of stakes races […]

Posted in: OKLAHOMA
Martin Racing Announces Passing of Co-Founder Denise Martin

Martin Racing Announces Passing of Co-Founder Denise Martin

It is with great sadness that Martin Racing announces the passing of Denise Martin, the co-founder, and heart, of Martin Racing, a Thoroughbred and Standardbred breeding and racing organization based in Alpine, Wyoming, with global equine holdings. The accomplished chemist, business leader, horse owner and mother to two died on June 14 at 61. With […]

Posted in: TEXAS
Track Supers Field Day Returns After One-Year Hiatus with Strong Attendance

Track Supers Field Day Returns After One-Year Hiatus with Strong Attendance

More than 100 attendees representing approximately 70 tracks, training centers and farms convened at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino for the 20th renewal of Track Superintendents’ Field Day on June 14-15. The event was cancelled last year due to COVID-19, and this year’s gathering turned into one of the largest yet. Track Supers Field Day […]

Posted in: INDIANA
Horse Racing Movies

Horse Racing Movies

You wouldn’t think that horse racing is a rich subgenre of the sports movie genre. I mean, how many horse racing movies could there be anyway? Well, the answer is a lot. When you mention sports movie subgenres, most immediately think of boxing movies. There are more than a few of those, right? Sure, but […]

Posted in: GEORGIA
Agenda Set for Track Supers Field Day as Registrations Increase

Agenda Set for Track Supers Field Day as Registrations Increase

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the 20th Annual Track Superintendents’ Field Day is set to be held June 14-15 at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino and registrations are on pace for possible record attendance. Organizers have announced the agenda for the gathering that brings together track superintendents and staff to discuss best practices […]

Posted in: INDIANA