BARN Podcast 9/26/18

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.

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: BARN, RacingWire|Tags: , , , |

Older and younger horses on display

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 [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Categories: Horses, RacingWire|

Keeler Johnson’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 10: Yoshida Enters the Picture

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 [...]

Charles Town Oaks the Highlight of Seven-Stakes Card at Charles Town

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 [...]

Who Are the Top Contenders for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic?

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 [...]