HORSE RACING RUMORS & GOSSIP
Horse Racing: 2014 Kentucky Derby Contender Top Billing Injured; Off Triple Crown TrailTop Billing, a leading contender for the 2014 Kentucky Derby, sustained a crack in his right front cannon bone during a workout at Payson Park yesterday (Saturday) morning that has not only knocked him out of the Derby, but off the Triple Crown trail completely.
It was Top Billings’ first breeze...
Horse Racing: 2014 Debut of The Countdown to the Triple CrownIt’s that time of year again! with some eight weeks remaining before Horse Racing’s single biggest race in the country, if not the world, the 2014 Kentucky Derby, it’s time to start taking a more serious look at which horses will be among the vanguard come the first Saturday in May.
If you have read this in years...
As many as 1,038 entries have been made for next month’s competition, with 257 coming from Ireland.
The Cheltenham Festival will hold the £90,000 Festival Trophy Handicap Chase on Tuesday, March 11. The event is expected to exceed an extended three miles. There is also the day’s finale, the £60,000 Rewards4Racing Novice’s Handicap Chase which will cover an extended two miles...
With some 20 stakes races being run thorough out the country this Saturday, it was rather difficult to choose exactly which race should be our Horse Racing Race of the Week. I choose the 2014 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct in Queens, New York, where the unbeaten and untested Samraat will spearhead the field of eight and (just five minutes later) the 2014 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa...
The 139th Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby are in the books. I hope that my readers who love racing enjoyed their days at the races, either at the track or on TV. I also hope that those who bet made lots of money.
The Kentucky Derby has been run since 1875 at Churchill Downs, in Louisville Kentucky. Since Aristides, the first horse to win it, many greats, such as Swaps (1955), Seattle Slew (1977), and Secretariat (1973) have won it.
DOWN TO THE WIRE
Union Rags won the Belmont Stakes in a great photo finish. The race may have lacked a Triple Crown bid, but it included suspense.
Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was made the 4-5 favorite as he drew post position 11 for the 1.5 mile Belmont Stakes race. He was the last of 12 horses to move into the secured barn called before Saturday's 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million.
Upon arrival to the secured barn each horse will be required to have a blood test that will be sent to the state...
On Saturday in front of a record crowd of 165,307, I'll Have Another provided the 15-1 upset to win Kentucky Derby 138.
Trainee Doug O'Neill provided jockey Mario Gutierrez with his first Derby win in his first try with a 2:01 4/5 finish.
Win- I'll Have Another
Who’s the idiot now?
Cyndi Lauper spiced up the Pegasus Parade for the Kentucky Derby by dropping an F-bomb live on TV. Apparently she was not too happy that her mic wasn’t working properly and decided to call the sound technician a f-ing idiot. Unbeknownst to her, the microphone was actually working correctly and the crowd filling with children got treated to this swearing...
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This Saturday, May 5, 2012 will be the 138th Running of the Kentucky Derby. About a week or two ago, I blogged about just some of the horses running in Saturday's Run for the Roses. This time, I go into a little more detail. Related posts:
An Early Look At The Kentucky Derby 2012 Contenders
The 1986 Kentucky Derby Winner Ferdinand Revisited 25 Years Later
In Memoriam: 1991...