Year in review: Five international racing stars of 2019

It was a memorable year for high-class Thoroughbreds around the globe, especially fillies and mares, who dominated headlines in Europe, Japan and Australia.

Year in review: American Pharoah hits big at stud

One of the highlights of the 2019 racing year was watching Triple Crown champion American Pharoah return to the headlines as a promising young sire of the highest caliber.

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.

2018 Year in Review: In Remembrance of Racing’s Departed Stars

Private Zone winning the Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga - Photo by NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography With 2018 winding down, the following is a brief remembrance of equine and human stars who passed away during the course of the year. Though hardly a complete list, we hope to shine a spotlight on some of these memorable figures and their unforgettable accomplishments in the sport of horse racing. John Asher During his 21 years of work at Churchill Downs—the [...]

2018 Year in Review: Horse Racing’s Top 5 Biggest Upsets

Knicks Go winning the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) - Keeneland Photo Although 2018 was generally a very productive year for racing’s established stars, that doesn’t mean the season went by without any memorable (and occasionally monumental) upsets. Some upsets featured high-priced winners, while others featured favorites that were defeated at very short prices. Comparing and ranking them is tricky, but after going back through the year’s results, here’s my opinion on five of the biggest racing upsets [...]

2018-19 Road to the Kentucky Derby Year-End Review

The field rounds the first turn of the 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography With the running of the Zen-Nippon Nisai Yushun in Japan on December 19th, the final Kentucky Derby prep race of 2018 entered the history books, giving us an opportunity to look back on the season before the calendar turns over and we continue headlong toward the 2019 Derby. During the course of the primary Road to the Kentucky [...]