We discuss the news of the day including Irish War Cry's retirement, Firenze Fire's Breeders' Cup decision, West Coast and Arrogate meeting up in the Awesome Again, and more. Then we welcome in New York based trainer Jimmy Jerkens to talk about some of his horses, his career, training for Mr. Stronach and more.
One week after hosting the $150,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Invitational for Free-For-All pacers, Harrington Raceway offered a solid card on Monday evening one night after Rosecroft Raceway hosted a good blend of overnight races as well to cap off a weekend highlighted by the action the night before at Mohawk Park. Monday evening's card at Harrington Raceway kicked off with the first split of the second $20,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund elims for freshman pacing colts and geldings. One week [...]
We discuss the retirement announcement of Good Magic and look back at his brief career. Then we welcome in Maryland based jockey Sheldon Russell to talk about his two stakes wins on the weekend, his career, and more!
We look back at a busy Saturday including the controversial Cotillion, the Pennsylvania Derby, and stakes action from Belmont and Laurel Park.
Yoshida winning the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga - Photo by Susie Raisher/Adam Coglianese Photography A lot has changed since I posted my last Top 10 ranking of contenders for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Major races like the Travers Stakes, Woodward Stakes, and Pennsylvania Derby have significantly influenced the landscape of contenders, while a wildly talented European has joined the list of possible starters. So with six weeks to go, here [...]
Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Dave Brower, Missy Rothfuss, Darin Gagne, and Jason Settlemoir!
We look ahead to the weekend action including Saturday and Sunday graded stakes at Belmont Park, the Charles Town Oaks, the DeFrancis Dash, and much more! Then the BARN Jury come in to discuss all the Instagrand drama from this week.
We discuss the news of the day and welcome in Aron Wellman from Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and talk about their horses, the Keeneland sale, their Belmont win, and much more!
Take Charge Paula winning the House Party Stakes at Gulfstream Park - Photo by Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography With seven stakes races on the agenda, the Saturday card at Charles Town is shaping up to be a memorable day of racing with large fields and some very talented horses in action. Let’s take a quick look at all the action…. Race 5: West Virginia-bred two-year-olds will sprint 4 ½ furlongs in the Henry Mercer Memorial Stakes, in which #1 [...]
Accelerate winning the Pacific Classic (gr. I) - © Benoit Photo In recent years, the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) has not been the most competitive race from a handicapping perspective, turning instead into a showcase showdown between two star runners (Arrogate and California Chrome in 2016, Gun Runner and Arrogate in 2017) or just a simple coronation of an undisputed champion (American Pharoah in 2015). However, the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic promises to be different. With the [...]