Sports Franchise Owners Who Have Raced Thoroughbreds

Mo Tom winning the Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds - Photo by Amanda Weir Hodges / Hodges Photography The owners of sports teams tend to have two things in common—they enjoy sports, and they have the wherewithal to pursue their passion. Perhaps that’s why some have diversified their sporting interests to include racing horses. The list of people who have owned both sports teams and racehorses includes highly recognizable names from both sides of the equation. [...]

Memorable Racehorses Named After Famous Sports Figures

Nyquist winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography Sometimes, racehorses are given short, powerful names like Affirmed or Justify. Other times, they’re named after their ancestors. And once in a while, they’re named after athletes. Horses name in honor of sports figures aren’t as common as you might expect due to official naming restrictions, but through the years there have been some noteworthy runners named after ball players, hockey players, and even Olympic champions. Want some examples? [...]

Top Athletes Who Have Owned Racehorses

Gronkowski winning the Burradon Stakes - Photo courtesy of Newcastle Racecourse Athletes often thrive on the excitement and adrenaline of competition, so it’s understandable why many choose to remain involved in sports even after retirement. Perhaps that’s why plenty of athletes through the years have taken up racehorse ownership. Through their horses, they can experience the excitement of competition even if they’re no longer active in their own sports. You might be surprised at some of the top [...]

Sports Phrases That Originated With Horse Racing

Horse racing has a long, rich history—indeed, it can be considered one of the world’s oldest organized sports. So it’s not really surprising that many phrases commonly used in sports and other competitive events originated in the horse racing world. Here are five examples, and we’ll bet at least one or two of them surprise you: Down the Stretch Most Thoroughbred racetracks (particularly in North America) are oval-shaped, with the straightway leading to the finish line referred to as the [...]

Thursday Early Pick 4 Analysis at Fair Grounds

by: Scott Shapiro Racing resumes at Fair Grounds on Thursday afternoon after a couple of dark days. The action includes an early Pick 4 starting in Race 2 that concludes with a low level maiden claimer over the main track in Race 5. Here are my thoughts on the sequence:   Race 2 EDIT: With the late scratch of my Very Elegant, I will now lean on #1 Red Hot Cherry as my top choice and single in the early [...]

Three-year-olds Embark on Derby Trail

In the span of roughly two hours late Saturday afternoon, thoroughbred racing fans witnessed a trio of early Kentucky Derby prep races and two of the winners traveled along a similar path. Oddly enough, chronologically speaking, the first of the three Derby preps was actually held in California when Santa Anita hosted the annual Grade III Robert Lewis Memorial. Rail bound Royal Mo broke alertly to gain command soon after the break and led throughout and edged clear late to [...]

Finding Your Contest Identity

There are a lot of similarities between being a contest player and personal identity. Personal identity is defined as the concept of yourself that evolves over the course of your lifetime. In comparison, the identity of a contest player evolves from prior experiences in contests and building upon them. Its actually not as simple as it sounds, but knowing yourself as a contest player will greatly improve your contest play To establish your contest identity, you must understand your strengths [...]

Weekend Handicapping Contest Recap

As racing shifts into the summer months, the action and competition will certainly heat up. The handicapping contests this past weekend were absolutely on fire and BetAmerica will be the best place to compete all summer long with great competition and lucrative prizes. A wide variety of contests set the stage for some great handicappers to showcase their skills. $2,000 Thoroughbred Game Kicking off the great weekend was the $2,000 Thoroughbred Game which included races from Santa Anita and Belmont Park in a ten [...]