After welcoming home the world champion Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this week, Northeast Ohio welcomes another set of elite athletes on Saturday, June 25, when Jack Thistledown plays host to the $500,000 Ohio Derby, which is the co-richest race of the weekend (along with the Santa Anita Gold Cup)....|
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Edited Press Release Trainers Dale Romans and Donnie Von Hemel are beginning to make plans for their Triple Crown contenders’ mid-summer campaigns. Romans, who saddled Brody’s Cause and Cherry Wine to respective sixth- and seventh-place finishes in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (G1), said that both...|
Edited Press Release Keith Desormeaux's multiple Grade 1-placed trainee Swipe will take on older horses in Sunday's 8TH race at Belmont Park as he gears up for a summer campaign in New York, returning from a two-month layoff in a six-furlong allowance for three-year-olds and up. Swipe, overseen...|
Edited Press Release Shadwell Stable's multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen returned to the worktab Thursday morning with a three-furlong breeze at the Greentree Training Facility adjacent to Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, the three-year-old Tapit colt was caught in :36.40 over...|
Edited Press Release Grade 3-winning millionaire Page McKenney remains with trainer Mary Eppler as he continues recovering from a filling in a tendon that cost him a planned start in the Pimlico Special (G3) on May 20. Eppler, based at Pimlico Race Course, said a recent ultrasound done on the six...|
By Dick Powell Last year in this space I confessed to losing my mind when I bought 50% of a Standardbred pacing filly. I have been in the racing game for a long time and this was my first venture into any sort of ownership of any horse, let alone a pacer. The reason I did so was the respect...|
Making his first start since a rallying third to California Chrome on late March, Hoppertunity has been installed as a slight 3-1 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1). His main rival, Big ‘Cap (G1) winner Melatonin, is the 7-2 second choice in the 1 ¼-mile...|
No one in North America needs a weatherman to predict the steaming summer weather blanketing both coasts this time of year, but everyone needs a courageous forecaster that can offer ways to be cool and possibly benefit from it. When it comes to wagering on harness racing, the TwinSpires harness...|