Belmont Stars and Stripes Festival on July 8 Key Date for Saratoga

The 2017 Saratoga Race Meet starts on July 21. The meet ends on September 4. We've got almost a whole month before some of the best horses, trainers, and jockeys in the world hit up The Spa for another great Saratoga Race Meet. But, we have precious few weeks, only 2, actually, to think about horses running at Saratoga. After checking the race calendar, I've concluded that July 8 at Belmont is the day to watch racing. Horses that run well [...]

By |June 28th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

Is Summer the New Time for Baffert Three Year Olds?

For years, pretty much since 1996, Bob Baffert has been known as the King Trainer of the Triple Crown. Cavonnier finished second in the 1996 Kentucky Derby. In 1997, Baffert won the Derby and Preakness with Silver Charm. He repeated the feat in 1998 with Real Quiet. Baffert's Triple Crown success took an incredible turn in 2015. That year, American Pharoah broke a close to 40-year Crown drought when he won the Belmont Stakes. But, Bob Baffert's 2016 was different. [...]

By |June 27th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

Palm Beach Weekly Wrap Up 6-25-2017

The ending to the story is nearly complete. With the conclusion to the 2016-2017 season just on the horizon, we've been looking back at the many great moments we saw this past year on our social media feeds.  We also had a superstar retire and a jammed packed July 4th card is one you will not want to miss coming up.  I also posed the question whether a USA hound could ever win an international tournament. Here's the top stories [...]

Maryland-breds Shine on Turf, Dirt and Stonedust

Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park a trio of Maryland-bred runners delivered solid efforts in one-turn sprints, two of them in stakes on the grass, then that evening at Pocono Downs a pair of Maryland-bred pacers prevailed in their respective eliminations for the same stakes final. In the first of two stakes for Maryland-bred older runners on the grass at Laurel, Daylight Ahead (Katie Davis) displayed plenty of early speed and some late grit as well to edge Lovable Lady and [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: , , |

Battles of the Sexes Semi-Finals

The semi-finals of the 2017 Battle of the Sexes are here and all bets are off. The points are cleared out and you must show up on Saturday evening if you want a chance to make the finals and cash in with the crown. Two full races of greyhounds remain, 8 girls and 8 boys, and the top 4 finishers from each race will compete in the finals next Saturday evening, July 1st at bestbet Jacksonville. Even if you haven’t [...]

Palm Beach Best Of Lists For The 2016-2017 Season

Another racing season is about to be wrapped up in just over a week at the Palm Beach Kennel Club.  A season that saw remarkable stakes finals, new superstars emerge and even a spot on Fox News.  The memories that were made this year will last for a lifetime. As with tradition at the end of the season, we love to look back at our favorite moments and greyhounds we've witnessed over the past 12 months.  Our Top 10 replays [...]