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Newspaperofrecord winning the Intercontinental Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park on Saturday June 6.
Santa Anita Derby Day - Saturday at Santa Anita there were 7 stakes, headlined by the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) won by Honor A.P. by 2 3/4 lengths over favorite Authentic. Also on the card, Swiss Skydiver won the Santa Anita Oaks (G2), Improbable won the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), Hariboux won the Cinema Stakes, Grinning Tiger won the Crystal Water Stakes, She's So Special won the Desert Code Stakes, and Super Patriot won the Fran's Valentine Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
2020 Triple Crown Late Nominations - 22 3-year-olds were made eligible for the 2020 Triple Crown races in the extended late nomination period which ended on June 3, bringing the total nominees to 369. Collusion Illusion, King Guillermo, Lebda, and Swiss Skydiver are the most experienced of the bunch. Check out the 22 late nominations here. New!
2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby - All the points earning preps on the Triple Crown Trail for the Kentucky Derby with results updated as they are run. Lots of points left out there to earn yet. Updated!
Kentucky Derby Points - The points leaderboard for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, updated weekly. updated!
The 2019 Sovereign Awards - Starship Jubilee took home top honours as 2019 Horse of the Year and Champion Turf Mare in Canada at the 45th annual Sovereign Awards on May 19 in a ceremony delayed and held online only due to Covid-19. Mark Casse won his 9th straight and 12th overall Outstanding Trainer award and Eurico Rosa da Silva won his 7th Outstanding Jockey award. Get all the winners and photos here. New!
Almond Eye back in full training as return nears for Japanese star - Japan has long had the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe as a main aim. Could 2020 finally be the year for the Japanese now that their star horse Almond Eye has returned to full training.
How To Watch Live UK Horse Racing Online - If you're enjoying a flutter on British and Irish horse racing now and again, you'll be pleased to know that broadcast coverage of race meetings in the UK and Ireland is more accessible than ever before no matter where you live.
Horses to take from the 2020 Cheltenham Festival - The Cheltenham festival is the pinnacle of the National hunt season and as expected there was again a large number of performances worth noting. So here we cover the horses that are worth following moving forward.
Royal Ascot to take place behind closed doors? - Royal Ascot is the latest big sporting event to come under threat by the COVID-19 pandemic. The hugely popular event may be run without spectators this year if the lockdowns measures in the UK are not over by June.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 - The fourth Future Wager pool for this year's Kentucky Derby is now closed, and the field is again the favorite at 3-1 followed by Tiz the Law and Charlatan both at 5-1. With the Derby now scheduled for September 5, they plan to add more pools later and betting was way down this time. Get all the horses, final odds, and will-pays here.
Best of the Triple Crown - No horses get more attentions than Triple Crown stars. Secretariat, Triple Crown winner in 1973, remains a legend, while American Pharaoh and Justify, recipients in 2015 and 2018 respectively, have also garnered particular attention.
COVID-19 Effects on Horse Racing - Before you decide to go to your local racetrack, OTB, casino, or simulcast center be sure to check whether they are open or not. Probably the biggest shock is the Kentucky Derby moving to September 5th. Many tracks have closed altogether and others are running with no spectators. Santa Anita is now closed!
Dubai World Cup Workouts - 31 of the Dubai World Cup card horses on the sloppy main track at Meydan Sunday morning. It was after these were over that the decision to cancel the races was announced. Several US horses including Tacitus, Sir Winston, War Story, and Math Wizard.
Dubai World Cup Cancelled - After some horses had already shipped in and horsemen and media from around the world arrived for the 25th running of the Dubai World Cup, which was scheduled to be run without spectators next weekend, on Sunday it was announced that the race and the entire meet had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eye-catching Performances from the Cheltenham Festival - The Coronavirus pandemic continues to escalate, which is resulting in endless sporting events being cancelled around the world, including the 2020 running of the Grand National. The Cheltenham festival did go ahead very successfully with a number of excellent performances. Here are five of note.
Rebel Stakes Day at Oaklawn - Saturday at Oaklawn, favorite Nadal won the Rebel Stakes (G2) by 3/4 length over Excession and Basin, also ran with no fans allowed to attend. Also on the card, Serengeti Empress won the Azeri Stakes (G2) and Night Ops won the Essex Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Field Pass gets up in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) - Saturday at Turfway Park, Field Pass got up to win over favorite Invader by a neck to win the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) which was held with no fans allowed to attend. Also on the card, Queen of God won the Bourbonette Oaks, Nun the Less won the Kentucky Cup Classic, Vanzzy won the Rushaway, and Bango won the Latonia. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Santa Anita Handicap Day - Saturday at Santa Anita, Combatant held off fellow longshot Multiplier to win the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) by a neck with beaten favorite Midcourt third. Also on the card, River Boyne won the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1), Authentic won the San Felipe Stakes (G2), Flagstaff won the San Carlos Stakes (G2), and Warren's Showtime won the China Doll Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 - The third Future Wager pool for this year's Kentucky Derby and the only pool for the Kentucky Oaks are now closed. Once again, the mutuel field is the favorite at for the Derby at 4-1 with Authentic next at 6-1. For the Oaks, the field is the favorite at 3-1 with Venetian Harbor next at 4-1. Get all the horses and final odds here.
Tampa Bay Derby Day - Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, King Guillermo was a huge upset in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) over favorite Sole Volante and Texas Swing. Also on the card, Outburst won the Florida Oaks (G3), Starship Jubilee won the Hillsborough Stakes (G2), Trophy Chaser won the Challenger Stakes (G3), and Doc Boy won the Columbia Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gotham (G3) Stakes Day at Aqueduct - Saturday, favorite Mischevious Alex drew clear by 2 lengths to win the featured Gotham Stakes (G3) over Untitled and Attachment Rate. Also on the card, Mind Control won the Tom Fool Handicap (G3), Water White won the Busher Stakes, and Diamond King won the Stymie Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Honeybee (G3) and Hot Springs Stakes Results - Saturday at Oaklawn, Shedaresthedevil rallied to win the Honeybee Stakes (G3) by 3/4 length over favorite Alta's Award and Motu. Also on the card, Whitmore won the Hot Springs Stakes for the fourth year in a row. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Maximum Security scores big in the Saudi Cup - Favorite Maximum Security overcame interference by Mucho Gusto in the stretch to win the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup over a game Midnight Bisou on Saturday evening at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh. Benbatl came on to get third with Mucho Gusto fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Saudi Cup undercard stakes - There were 7 other stakes on the card including the Longines Turf Handicap won by Call the Wind, the Saudia Sprint won by New York Central, the STC 1351 Cup won by Dark Power, the Saudi Derby won by Full Flat, and the Obaiya Arabian Classic, Mohamed Yousuf Motors Cup, and Jockey Club Local Handicap won by Tallab Al Khalediah, Port Lions, and Omsiyaatee. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Top Ten Money Earning North American Thoroughbreds - Here are the current top 10 money earning Thoroughbreds of all time as compiled by the North American official statistics collector Equibase with photos and info about each of them. Arrogate still tops the list, but Maximum Security has now joined at #6.
STC International Jockeys Challenge - The night before the $20 million Saudi Cup, King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh hosted the inaugural $1.6 million STC International Jockeys Challenge with 14 riders from around the world competing. Mike Smith was the winner with Sibylle Vogt second.
Saudi Cup Scenery and Trophy - The first running of the $20 million Saudi Cup is Saturday and most people have never seen the King Abdulaziz Racetrack and the new golden jewel encrusted trophy for the new big race. Here are some scenic shots of the venue and the trophy at its unveiling party.
Saudi Cup Thursday Morning Gallops - Thursday morning was very busy at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh with lots of horses getting out of quarantine to prep for the inaugural Saudi Cup day races. Lots of new faces including Gronkowski, Magic Wand, and North America. Check out photos of 41 of the horses from Thursday morning.
2020 Saudi Cup Entries - Entries closed on Wednesday and post positions were drawn that evening for the first running of the $20 million Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh. Maximum Security is the likely favorite from post 7 with Mucho Gusto and McKinzie in posts 8 and 9. Get all the horses, post positions, and odds here.
Saudi Cup Wednesday Morning Gallops - Wednesday morning more of the big horses for the inaugural Saudi Cup were on the track including Midnight Bisou, McKinzie, and Mucho Gusto. Check out photos of 28 of the horses from Wednesday morning at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh.
Saudi Cup Tuesday Morning Gallops - The first running of the $20 million Saudi Cup is Saturday and many of the contenders for the 7 big races are already there prepping for the races. Tuesday morning had several American horses on the track including McKinzie, Mucho Gusto, Maximum Security, and Tacitus. Check out photos of 25 of the horses from Tuesday morning at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh.
Risen Star Stakes (G2) Day at the Fair Grounds - Saturday at the Fair Grounds, Mr. Monomoy won the first division of the Risen Star Stakes (G2) while longshot Modernist won the second division. Also on the card, Finite won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2), Silver Dust repeated in the Mineshaft Handicap (G3), Factor This won the Fair Grounds Handicap (G3), She'sonthewarpath won the Albert M. Stall Memorial Stakes, and Just Might won the Colonel Power Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Hard Not To Love an easy winner in the Santa Monica Stakes (G2) - Saturday at Santa Anita, favorite Hard Not To Love drew off by 3 1/2 lengths to win the Santa Monica Stakes (G2) over Mother Mother with Zusha third. Get the results, charts, and photos here plus bonus morning photos of McKinzie and Mucho Gusto.
Notebook now strong Arkle favourite - The Henry De Bromhead-trained and Gigginstown-owned seven-year-old Notebook is now as short as 5/2 to go on and land the Arkle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival following fourth consecutive victory this season.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 - The second Future Wager pool for this year's Kentucky Derby is now closed and the favorite once again is the mutuel field at 2-1 with Nadal nexzt at 8-1 and Tiz the Law at 9-1. Get the horses, final odds, will-pays, and free past performances here.
San Pasqual Stakes (G2) day at Santa Anita - Saturday, Midcourt won wire-to-wire in the San Pasqual Stakes (G2) while favorite Roadster was a dismal 7th. Also on the card, trainer Bob Baffert got his 3000th career win when Thousand Words won the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) and favorite United won the San Marcos Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Max Player on his game in the Withers Stakes (G3) - Max Player rallied to win the 2020 Withers Stakes (G3) by 3 1/4 lengths over favorite Shotski with second choice Portos third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Mucho Gusto much the best in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) - Mucho Gusto drew away to win by 4 1/2 lengths in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Mr Freeze was second and War Story third, while favorite Higher Power finished last. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Zulu Alpha first in the Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) - Zulu Alpha rallied to win the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) by 2 lengths over Magic Wand and Instilled Regard, while favorite Without Parole finished a dismal 11th. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pegasus World Cup Undercard Stakes - There were 7 other stakes on the card Saturday at Gulfstream Park including the W.L. McKnight Stakes (G3) won by Spooky Channel, the La Prevoyante Stakes (G3) won by Mean Mary, the Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3) won by Phat Man, and the Inside Information (G2) won by Pink Sands. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 races here.
Pegasus World Cup Thursday and Friday Workout Photos - Saturday at Gulfstream Park is Pegasus World Cup day and several of the horses entered were out on the track and in the barns on Thursday and Friday morning, including Higher Power and Magic Wand. Omaha Beach was scratched on Thursday due to a hairline fracture that was found on his right rear ankle and has been retired.
2019 Eclipse Award Winners - Bricks and Mortar won Horse of the Year and Champion Turf Male at the Eclipse Awards. Other winners included Vino Rosso as Champion Older Male, Midnight Bisou as Champion Older Female, and Covfefe as Champion 3-year-old Filly and Champion Female Sprinter. Get all the winners, details about them, and the vote totals here.
Pegasus World Cup Tuesday and Wednesday Workout Photos - Saturday at Gulfstream Park is Pegasus World Cup day and several of the horses entered were out on the track and in the barns on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, including Omaha Beach and Mucho Gusto.
Enforceable wins the LeComte Stakes (G3) - Saturday at the Fair Grounds was Road to the Derby Kickoff Day with the LeComte Stakes (G3) won by Enforceable, the Silverbulletday Stakes won by Finite, the Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap won by Dontblamerocket, the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes won by Quebec, and the Louisiana Stakes (G3) won by Silver Dust. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Mind Control takes charge in the Toboggan Stakes (G3) - Saturday at Aqueduct, favorite Mind Control held off late closing Nicodemus to win the Toboggan Stakes (G3) by a nose with Sunny Ridge third. Also on the card, A Freud of Mama won the Franklin Square Stakes for the New York-breds. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Two Bankers for the upcoming Cheltenham Festival - A look at the leading two horses worth following ahead of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival: Tiger Roll and Paisley Park.
Kentucky Derby Contenders - Here is the first list of contenders for the 2020 Kentucky Derby with links to profiles for each. This list will grow as more preps are run, but for now it is short.
Bast triumphant in the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) - Sunday at Santa Anita, Bast was an easy winner in the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) for the 3-year-old fillies. Auberge was second and Golden Principal third, making a Bob Baffert trainer trifecta. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
San Gabriel (G2) and Sham Stakes (G3) - Saturday at Santa Anita, Desert Stone got up by a neck to win the San Gabriel (G2) on the turf over favorite Cleopatra's Strike. Also on the card, Authentic was an easy winner in the Sham Stakes (G3) for the 3-year-olds. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Independence Hall victorious in the Jerome Stakes - New Year's Day at Aqueduct, Independence Hall romped in the Jerome Stakes by 4 lengths over Prince of Pharoahs and Bourbon Bay in a dead head for second. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2019 Year in Review - As the year ends and we look ahead to the new year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2019 and remember those people and horses that we lost.
Eddie Logan and Blue Norther Stakes - On Sunday at Santa Anita, Encoder held off Hariboux to win the 2019 Eddie Logan Stakes for the juvenile turf males. Also on the card, favorite Laura's Light drew away by 3 1/4 lengths to win the Blue Norther Stakes for the juvenile turf fillies over Croughavouke. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2019 Malibu Stakes day at Santa Anita - On a delayed opening day for the Santa Anita winter meet, there were 7 stakes as 2 days were combined with the Malibu Stakes (G1) won by favorite Omaha Beach. Also on the card were the La Brea Stakes (G1) won by Hard Not to Love, the Mathis Brothers Mile (G2) won by Mo Forza, the San Antonio Stakes (G2) won again by Gift Box, and the Lady of Shamrock Stakes won by Brill. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2019 American Oaks day at Santa Anita - Continuing on Saturday at Santa Anita, favorite Lady Prancealot rallied to win the American Oaks (G1) by a half length over Mucho Unusual. Also on the card, Mirth won the Robert J. Frankel Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Honeysuckle is the Mares Hurdle Favourite - Following her stunning victory in the Grade One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse, Honeysuckle is now the main rival for Benie Des Dieux in the Mares Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Win Bright shines in the 2019 Longines Hong Kong Cup - At Sha Tin on Sunday, Japanese runner Win Bright outfinished Magic Wand to win the Longines Hong Kong Cup by a head with favorite Rise High third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Glory Vase wins the 2019 Longines Hong Kong Vase - Japan also won with Glory Vase who drew off to win the Longines Hong Kong Vase by 3 1/2 lengths over Lucky Lilac with favorite Exultant third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Admire Mars out of this world in the 2019 Longines Hong Kong Mile - Japanese longshot Admire Mars held off Waikuku bu a half length to win the Longines Hong Kong Mile with favorite Beauty Generation third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Beat the Clock gets up in the 2019 Longines Hong Kong Sprint - Local hero Beat the Clock got up by a neck to win the Longines Hong Kong Sprint over Hot King Prawn with favorite Aethero third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2019 Cigar Mile Day Results - Saturday at Aqueduct, favorite Maximum Security drew away to win the Cigar Mile (G1) by 3 1/2 lengths over Spun to Run. Also on the card, Spiced Perfection won the Go For Wand Handicap (G3), Shotski won the Remsen (G2), and Lake Avenue won the Demoiselle (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 stakes on the card here.
Horse Identification Lip Tattoos - Horses racing in North America are required to have a lip tattoo for identification purposes prior to their first race. Find about lip tattoos and how to research one to find a horse's name.
Naming a Thoroughbred - Happy New Year! All Thoroughbreds, regardless of their actual date of birth, are given an official birthday of January 1st to keep the age groups easily defined for race conditions. Here are the rules for picking a name.
Breeders' Cup Virtual Postcards - Also lots of other types of racing postcards are available to send your online friends.
- A photo tribute to the gallant filly Eight Belles. She will be missed by many. Online postcards also available.
Mariah's Storm - the inspiration behind "Dreamer" - Here is some more info plus the true story of Mariah's Storm which provided the idea for the horse racing movie "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story"
My Eclipse award-winning photo! - It is still hard to believe I won! Here is the photo along with how I took it and a couple of follow up shots.
Racing Jigsaw Puzzles - a selection of my photos made into online jigsaw puzzles in your choice of difficulty.
Man O'War Trivia Quiz - See just how much Man O'War history you know!
- Ok it isn't racing, but we all love horses anyway. Thanks to Tina Hines and Charlene Keys here is a look at Cavalia, a showcase of human and equine performers currently touring.
The Smarty Jones Story - where he came from and how he almost died before ever getting to race plus the stories of his connections. Updated after the Belmont with more info and new photos.
Racing Wallpaper - a selection of wallpaper for your computer screen including three different ones featuring Smarty Jones.
Bobbleheads - check out some of the bobbles given away and updated prices for all the bobbles.
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Trivia Quiz - Test your knowledge of the Breeders' Cup, the Triple Crown races, Seabiscuit, or Canadian racing with this online trivia quiz.
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Racing Memorabilia Museum - from Derby glasses to advertising signs and more including a section on Bobble Heads.
Racing Postcard Museum - images of classic racing postcards
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