Racing at Aqueduct on New Year's Day - Photo by Chelsea Durand/Adam Coglianese Photography January. Winter racing on cold days. You can’t get much farther removed from the glorious summer days at Saratoga and Del Mar, can you? While some tracks in warmer climes provide some semblance of the summer sport even during the doldrums of winter, the differences between racing in summer and racing in January extend well beyond a shift in average outdoor temperature. Actually, handicapping [...]
We're looking back at all the racing action from the weekend including stakes races from Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, and Aqueduct.
We're getting ready for the weekend and looking at the stakes for Saturday at Santa Anita. The BARN Jury tell us who they think will have a big 2019 and then John Piassek from the Daily Gallop joins us to talk about Laurel's four stakes on Saturday.
Santa Anita - Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Todd Buchanan 2014 Although most of the attention at Santa Anita this time of year is focused on three-year-olds and Kentucky Derby prep races, the upcoming Saturday card is a bit different, aimed at showcasing older mares on both dirt and turf. The 6.5-furlong $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes (gr. III) over the unique downhill turf course is first on the agenda, and will be followed two hours later by the 8.5-furlong [...]
We look back at the racing action from the weekend including Coliseum being upset in the Sham Stakes, Code of Honor finishing up the track in the Mucho Macho Man, and much more!
Gunmetal Gray winning the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita - © Benoit Photo The most hyped 2019 Kentucky Derby contender in Jerry Hollendorfer’s barn is certainly the undefeated Instagrand, but in terms of accomplishments to date it’s hard to deny that Hollendorfer’s steadily-progressing Gunmetal Gray has surpassed his stablemate. He might not have the flashiest pedigree, being by Exchange Rate out of the allowance-winning Include mare Classofsixtythree, but what his pedigree lacks in flash it makes up for with [...]
Gunmetal Gray winning the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita - © Benoit Photo When the dust settled in the aftermath of Saturday’s $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita, racing fans were surely left scratching their heads over one of the strangest Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races in recent memory. Much of the pre-race hype centered around Bob Baffert’s promising debut winner Coliseum, a quirky son of Tapit who started as the overwhelming 3-5 favorite. [...]
It's Friday and we're looking ahead to stakes action from Aqueduct, Santa Anita, and Gulfstream Park. And the BARN Jury is in to give us their 2019 racing resolutions!
Bob Baffert at Saratoga - Photo by Courtney Heeney/Coglianese Photography Remember 2017, when Gormley “upset” American Athem in the Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita and paid a whopping $5.20 to win? Remarkably, that modest payoff has been the highest in the Sham since the one-mile event became a Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race in 2013. During that same timeframe, the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has started horses in five editions of the [...]
It's the first show of the new year and we look back at the holiday weekend including racing from Aqueduct, Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields, and much more!