We continue our look back at the year in racing 2018, including discussing Saratoga and Del Mar, Arlington Million, Breeders' Cup, and much more!
We're live on the road from Del Mar in San Diego and we'll recap all the stakes action from not only Del Mar, but the big Cigar Mile card at Aqueduct and the Claiming Crown from Gulfstream Park and more.
We're back LIVE, well live on tape, but we're back! Previewing all the weekend stakes action from Aqueduct and Del Mar as well as opening day from Gulfstream Park!
River Boyne - © Benoit Photo With relatively few opportunities remaining for horses to compete against Grade 1 company before the end of 2018, fourteen three-year-olds have turned out to contest Saturday’s $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. I) at Del Mar. But while the huge field size suggests that the race should be wide-open in nature, I’m strongly drawn toward the two favorites #4 River Boyne and #6 Raging Bull, in part because I believe their most recent efforts [...]
We look back at a busy weekend including the Clark Handicap and Stars of Tomorrow cards at Churchill Downs, multiple stakes from Aqueduct, as well as discuss the news of the weekend.
Bigger Picture (inside) winning the United Nations Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park - Photo By Taylor Ejdys/EQUI-PHOTO In my opinion, one of the most interesting handicapping challenges of the week is the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. II) on Friday at Del Mar, a 1 ½-mile turf race that pits established stars in questionable form against a handful of up-and-comers who have never won at the graded stakes level. By far the most accomplished runners in the [...]
We look back at the weekend action including the Red Smith from Aqueduct, the River City at Churchill, Coliseum's big debut at Del Mar, and more! Plus we look ahead to Monday's $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.
We look ahead to the weekend action including the Red Smith at Aqueduct, the River City at Churchill, plus a big debut runner at Del Mar. Then the BARN Jury come in to discuss their favorite Breeders' Cup moments and what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Bob Baffert at Saratoga - Photo by Courtney Heeney/Coglianese Photography If Del Mar ever decides to rename the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III), all they would really have to do is change “Hope” to “Baffert” and it would be perfectly understandable, considering how thoroughly the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has dominated the Bob Hope. Through the years, Baffert has won this seven-furlong sprint for two-year-olds eight times, including four times since 2011—a remarkable streak when [...]
Mind Control winning the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga - Photo by Adam Coglianese Photography On Labor Day, the summer race meets at Del Mar and Saratoga came to a climax with the running of the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) and the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), the first two Grade 1 events of the year for two-year-old males. As a result, Game Winner (who prevailed in the Del Mar Futurity) and Mind Control (a determined winner [...]