Saudi Cup: Gift Box could surprise more heralded rivals

Maximum Security, McKinzie, or Midnight Bisou? The three “Ms” are dominating early discussions of the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to take place Feb. 29.

Pegasus World Cup: Omaha Beach stands out

He’s fast. He’s accomplished. He’s seemingly improving with maturity. But will Omaha Beach end his career on a winning note in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1)?

2020 racing preview: 5 races you won’t want to miss

With 2020 just around the corner, now seems like the perfect time to look ahead at the coming year and examine a handful of the best Thoroughbred races on the agenda.

Four division champs vie for 2019 Horse of the Year honors

When January rolls around and finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards are announced, the battle for Horse of the Year will be among the most intriguing.

Year in review: Top 5 horse racing upsets of 2019

With multiple divisions producing chaos throughout the year, narrowing down a list of the five greatest upsets in 2019 is easier said than done.

Year in review: The 5 greatest races of 2019

As we head into the final three weeks of 2019, with only a handful of major racing events left on the calendar, now seems like the perfect time to celebrate the season with a look back at five of the year’s greatest races.

Aqueduct spot plays for Cigar Mile Day

Maximum Security wins Florida Derby(Coglianese Photos) The last major racing day of the year in New York will take place Saturday, December 7 at Aqueduct. Half a dozen stakes races are on the agenda, including the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2), a steppingstone on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. We’ve already previewed the Remsen, but the $250,000 Demoiselle Stakes (G2) and the $750,000 Cigar Mile (G1) are just as appealing from handicapping and sporting perspectives. Want to play [...]

Is Maximum Security vulnerable in the Bold Ruler Handicap?

Maximum Security is undoubtedly the most recognizable name entered in Saturday’s $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (G3) at Belmont Park. But that doesn’t mean he is the most likely winner.

Picks and plays for the Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion Stakes

Some of the best 3-year-old Thoroughbreds in North America will face off in a pair of $1 million races on Saturday at Parx Racing.

Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 12: Your guess is as good as mine

If you have any clue which horse will emerge victorious in the November 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita, I applaud you. You’re one step ahead of me and perhaps 95% of the remaining handicapping world.