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June 6th, 2019

Tapit bids for history and other 2019 Belmont pedigree fun facts

One week after Galileo was celebrated for siring a record-equaling fourth Epsom Derby (G1) victor, Tapit seeks to tie the Belmont S. (G1) record with […]

May 26th, 2019

Overview of championship divisions as Breeders’ Cup prep season begins

As the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series kicks off stateside with Monday’s Shoemaker Mile (G1), it’s an opportune time to assess the state of the various […]

May 21st, 2019

Young fillies to watch

The Preakness Stakes (G1) deservedly took the lion’s share of the horse racing headlines since last week. But there was other racing, of course, and […]

May 20th, 2019

Fluid three-year-old title race a good thing for second half of 2019

We all knew well ahead of time there was not going to be a Kentucky Derby (G1)-Preakness (G1) double pulled off this year, and given […]

May 16th, 2019

Preakness: Two Contenders and a Question Mark

by Nicole Schiveley When was the last time the Preakness Stakes (G1) was run with the absence of the Kentucky Derby’s (G1) top three finishers? […]

May 15th, 2019

Tonalist babies ready to make their mark on track

Spring marks the season when two-year-olds get their careers underway on the racetrack. It is among the most exciting times of the year for me […]

May 14th, 2019

Pedigree fun facts for 2019 Preakness

The dozen contenders expected in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) bring notable pedigrees into the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Although none is by a Preakness […]

May 13th, 2019

Afleet Alex: Against All Odds

by NICOLE SCHIVELEY A wise person once said, “Sometimes you have to be knocked down lower than you’ve ever been in order to stand taller […]

May 10th, 2019

The best of Hong Kong

The 2018-2019 Hong Kong racing season is winding down. This Saturday at Sha Tin, the Hong Kong Jockey Club will run its 71st day of […]

May 5th, 2019

Circumstances of Derby DQ less satisfactory than decision itself

I doubt anyone in racing likes the fact that disqualifications are sometimes necessary. Ideally, every race would be cleanly run and the better horse would […]