Breeders Cup Classic Rankings Top 5 with Personal Odds

It's time to get down to this year's Breeders Cup Classic rankings. Unlike last year, which became somewhat of a downer after American Pharoah was left to pretty much run against himself, this year is loaded. Arrogate, a Bob Baffert charge, stormed to an easy win in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes this past Saturday. He broke the track record. California Chrome and Beholder showed their class in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic. Frosted has been a monster all summer [...]

Is California Chrome One of the Greats? Yes!

The brilliant California Chrome pummeled a talented field of runners in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 20 at Del Mar. He was as brilliant as many expected him to be. You don't go off at even money over horses like Beholder and Dortmund unless there's a lot of faith in you. The betting public and professional horseplayers both have a lot of faith in California Chrome. Here are 4 races that make California Chrome great! [...]

6 Horses that Should Run in Next Year’s Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup is a go!  Potentially one of the most exciting new races in the thoroughbred industry since the inaugural Dubai World Cup in 1996, the Pegasus World Cup will be run at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, January 28, 2017. What's brilliant about the race is that instead of being run at 1 1/4 miles over the dirt, the race will be run at 1 1/8 miles. At 1 1/8 miles the Pegasus World Cup figures to be [...]

BARN Weekend Pick 3

1. California Chrome California Chrome shines under the Meydan lights(Photo by Kaz Ishida/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images) What a day Saturday was. Honestly after California Chrome’s huge win in the Dubai World Cup I was on cloud nine all day. I still shake my head that in this day and age we’re getting to see a Kentucky Derby winner not only run at age 5, but run exceedingly well. The fact that Art Sherman trains the now richest North American [...]

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Dubai World Cup Preview

Laura King, a presenter for the Dubai Racing Channel, previews the Dubai World Cup card at Meydan, Dubai on Saturday. Click here to download free Dubai World Cup Past Performances The Dubai World Cup has arrived, ushered in loudly as the first big international event on the racing calendar. If last year’s runner-up, California Chrome, is really “five lengths better” this time around, as trainer Art Sherman asserts, then he should be extremely hard to beat in Saturday’s $10million extravaganza. Or at [...]

2016 Dubai World Cup Power Rankings

  It's finally Dubai World Cup Week!  California Chrome, Mshawish, Frosted and Hoppertunity have put in the difficult work. The track is going to be tight, the fans will be out, and every racebook in the world will have their eyes on Dubai for the World Cup. This is the final 2016 Dubai World Cup Rankings. Because it's the final rankings, I'm going to let you know who I'm backing to win this Saturday's race. 1. California Chrome [...]

Saturday Meydan card proves revealing

Thoroughbred racing fans had to arise bright and early on Saturday morning to catch the Super Saturday card from Meydan Race Course in Dubai or perhaps wait until the early afternoon to watch the replays, but the seven-race program proved to be somewhat revealing, especially with the March 26 World Cup Night card close at hand. In the opening race on the card, Market Rally led throughout to capture the $250,000 Al Bastakiya Stakes at the Preakness Stakes distance of [...]

World Cup preps continue at Meydan

Thoroughbred racing fans did not have to wait long on Thursday to see several of the best horses in the world continue to prep for the very lucrative Dubai World Cup night card at Meydan Race Course in Dubai. Thursday's feature was actually the Group II, $250,000 Zabeel Mile on the Meydan turf, but the most anticipated race on the card was the $150,000 Trans Gulf at one-mile and a quarter on the main track. Eleven months after he finished [...]

Meydan, Dubai, Thursday 2/25 Preview

Laura King, a presenter for the Dubai Racing Channel, previews the card at Meydan, Dubai on Thursday and the return of California Chrome. There’s no doubt that California Chrome is the star attraction on Meydan’s card this week. His presence at morning trackwork has doubled the amount of press and general hangers-on in recent weeks and, as ever, his connections have been a pleasure to deal with. There will be red faces, though, if the 2014 US Horse of the Year manages to get [...]

California Chrome returns to Meydan

Eleven months after he settled for second in the Grade I, $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Race Course in Dubai, California Chrome will make his return to the desert on Thursday when he faces a modest field of seven rivals in the $150,000 Trans Gulf Electromechanical Trophy at a mile and a quarter. A five-year-old Lucky Pulpit stallion trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome captured both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes two years ago before running fourth [...]