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June 16th, 2019

2019 Royal Ascot News & Notes

The 2019 Royal Ascot meet kicks off Tuesday, June 18, with five straight days of high-class stakes action. Several U.S.-based runners have headed overseas to […]

Belmont Park racing
June 6th, 2019

Why tactical speed plays well in the Belmont Stakes by James Scully

  Run styles in the Belmont Stakes: Tactical speed plays well   When it comes to run styles in the Belmont Stakes, the extended distance […]

Belmont Park Triple Crown winners scenic 2015
June 2nd, 2019

Belmont Stakes 2019 News & Notes

While the winner of the Kentucky Derby (G1) is not expected to take part in the third jewel of the Triple Crown, the 151st running […]

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? […]

March 29th, 2019

2019 Dubai World Cup News & Notes

The 2019 Dubai World Cup program is Saturday, and the card features a star-studded cast of runners seeking glory and riches in front of the […]

March 14th, 2019

Dick Powell’s Cheltenham Spot Plays March 15, 2019

The legendary Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase (G1) will be run on Friday as race 4. 16 runners are entered to go 3 miles and 2 […]

March 13th, 2019

Dick Powell’s Cheltenham Spot Plays March 14, 2019

The Cheltenham Festival continues on Thursday morning with three Group 1 races. The highlight should be Race 3, the Ryanair Chase (G1) for five-year-olds and […]

Sir Barton and Johnny Loftus
February 25th, 2019

There was no model for Sir Barton

  But none before Sir Barton had ever attempted, much less won, the premier stakes for three-year-olds held in the major racing centers of Kentucky, […]

January 28th, 2019

Handicapping Insights: Pegasus World Cup Day saw top efforts on track but not from stewards

Some things never change. Watching the races from Gulfstream Park on Saturday reinforced my impression that no matter how much we complain, there is no […]

January 26th, 2019

2019 Pegasus World Cup News & Notes

The third running of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) is joined this year by the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational […]