We recap the Honorable Miss Stakes from Saratoga, the Cougar II from Del Mar, and we're joined by Liz Crow of BSW Bloodstock and Elite Sales to talk about the bloodstock business, her career in racing, and much more!
The third round of the 2017 bestbet Sprint Classic was ruled by longshots. Only one single favorite took home the top spot in the 4 rounds, and that win belonged to the new Sensation at the racetrack. Pure Sensation broke on top in the 7th race on the card, but was quickly outrushed to the lead by the ankle burner Gs Viola. He stalked the leader to the turn, but she stole a couple of lengths on him early on. [...]
While most thoroughbred and standardbred race tracks typically offer their best cards on the weekends, Harrington Raceway in Delaware will buck their trend twice this season and the first of those occasions will take place on Thursday when the track presents the lucrative Governor's Day card highlighting the best Delaware-owned and bred pacers and trotters in training. In fact, Thursday's opening race is the $100,000 Delaware Standardbred Breeders Fund final for three-year-old pacing fillies and it has been dubbed the [...]
Woodbine Jockey Luis ContrerasWEG/michael burns photo Last Friday, in the first graded race of the 2017 Saratoga Meet, Luis Contreras rode Dream It Is to a win. Contreras has spent most of his career riding up in Woodbine. It was interesting to see Contreras take the call aboard Dream It Is. Because his tack is in Canada, Luis Contreras isn't nearly as well known as the jockeys in the United States. Hopefully, this blog will help alleviate that. [...]
Round 3 of the bestbet Sprint Classic runs on Monday evening July 24th at bestbet Jacksonville. Although the field has gotten smaller and competition has gotten taller. Only 4 races remain in the stakes and every point counts from now on out if you want to make it into the finals. Leading the way with back to back wins is Watch Me and Ww Mind At Rest, but they are not the only ones that stand a chance at making [...]
The 2017 Mid-Summer Derby, the Travers Stakes, takes place on August 26. The 3 winners of the Triple Crown races: Derby winner Always Dreaming, Preakness winner Cloud Computing, and Belmont winner Tapwrit, are likely to show up in the Travers' starting gate. Classic Empire should be good to go for the Travers as well. The 2-year-old champ didn't make my Top 5 list. Not yet. I'm not sure if Empire is at 100%. I am sure that the following 5 [...]
While many thoroughbred racing fans were keenly watching the action at Del Mar Race Course in California and Saratoga Race Course in New York - the sport's two concurrent premier tracks each summer - harness racing enthusiasts got their fair share of excitement by viewing the afternoon card at the Meadows and the evening program at Saratoga harness. Saturday's afternoon card at the Meadows near Pittsburgh was highlighted by the two eliminations for the Adios Pace, the track's signature event [...]