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Jockey Wright, racing star of 1870s, elected to Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Jockey Wayne D. Wright, winner of nearly 1,500 races including each of the Triple Crown legs in separate years, and thoroughbred Tom Ochiltree, a star in the 1870s, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. The election by the museum's historic review committee puts the inductees in the previously announced class of 2016 that...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Racing Hall of Fame: Rachel, Zenyatta, Dominguez, Asmussen

Steve Asmussen hit the jackpot years ago with Rachel Alexandra. Soon, they'll be together again -- in the Racing Hall of Fame.
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra named to Racing Hall of Fame

Steve Asmussen and Rachel Alexandra, the great mare he trained to Horse of the Year honors, as well as Horse of the Year Zenyatta and jockey Ramon Dominguez will be inducted this year into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.The four were selected in the contemporary category and will be inducted Friday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jockey Calvin Borel announces retirement

Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel has decided to retire from horse racing, TVG personality Britney Eurton tweeted on Wednesday.The Louisiana native won three Kentucky Derby winners, Street Sense, Mine That Bird and Super Saver.He became best known as Bo-Rail for his rail-skimming, ground-saving rides.In all the 2013 Racing Hall of Fame inductee won more than 5,000 races...
Via Fox Sports
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873

Can you name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873? Note: No races from 1891-1893. Note: In 1918, 26 horses were entered into two heats, and there were two winners for the only time in history.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Jess's Dream in long-awaited debut at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Stonestreet Stable's Jess's Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, was a dramatic winner of his long-awaited career debut in Monday's sixth race at Saratoga Race Course. Sired by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, the 3-year-old Jess's Dream broke a step slow from post six under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and spotted...
Via Associated Press
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

The biggest race in the country, and perhaps the world, is upon us in the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. 20 of the country’s best three year olds, led by American Pharoah, will run further then they’ve ever been asked to run before for $2 million and the pinnacle of prestige in the sport. The race itself needs no introduction as I’ve found that people,...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Kentucky Derby…A Look Ahead

You can call this a modified version of my annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” When I looked at the 2015 crop of three years olds, it certainly appears to be one of the strongest I’ve seen in quite some time. The 25 or so horses I have listed here all have shown a tremendous amount of potential as have others that I have not added (yet) and still others who either won...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga

Can you believe its closing weekend at Saratoga Race Course already? and that the meet at beautiful Del Mar Racetrack will end mid week next week? Time really does fly when you’re having fun doesn’t it? That being said, our feature race this week will be the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course for three year olds and up going nine furlongs for $600,000. The classic race...
Via isportsweb.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The 2014 Haskell Invitational…..A Look Ahead

One of Horse Racing’s major summer events, the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, is beginning to take shape and it could include the enormously talented Untapable, a filly. While owner Ron Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen think about what they want to due with their fleet Tapit filly, either run her vs. the boys July 27 in the Grade 1 Haskell or in the...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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