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Blue Prize winning the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) at Churchill Downs on Saturday June 16.
Why Without Parole is the real deal - Royal Ascot is underway with day one being all about Frankie and Gosden, but the big result for the team was the stunning victory of Without Parole in the St James's Palace Stakes.
Stephen Foster Handicap Night - Pavel was a mild upset winner in the 2018 Stephen Foster (G1) at Churchill Downs by 3 3/4 lengths over Honorable Duty and Matrooh. Also on the card were the Fleur de Lis (G2) won by Blue Prize, the Matt Winn (G3) won by King Zachary, the Regret (G3) won by Beyond Blame, and the Wise Dan (G2) won by Mr. Misunderstood. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Justify at Churchill Downs - Justify galloped on Saturday morning before shipping back to California on Sunday morning. Lots of photos! New!
Justify Parades at Churchill Downs - Justify paraded for the fans during the Stephen Foster card on Saturday. Also, the trophies for the Kentucky Derby were presented to the winning connections. Lots of photos! New!
2018 Pepsi North America Cup Night - Favorite Lather Up drew away to win by 3 1/4 lengths in the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine Mohawk Park on Saturday night. There were 6 other stakes on the card including the Fan Hanover Stakes won by Shower Play and the Goodtimes Stakes won by Wolfgang. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Justify on Sunday - Justify came out to pose for the media along with some of his connections then later in the morning a press conference was held for the winning connections. Lots of photos! New!
Woodbine Oaks Day - Saturday at Woodbine, Dixie Moon held off favorite Wonder Gadot by a head to win the Woodbine Oaks. Also on the card, Telekinesis won the Plate Trial Stakes, Road to Victory won the Alywow Stakes, and jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson was presented the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Justify just great in the Belmont Stakes (G1) - Justify went to the front and never looked back, winning the 150th Belmont Stakes (G1) by 1 3/4 lengths to become the 13th Triple Crown winner. Late closing Gronkowski finished second with Hofburg third. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Belmont Undercard Stakes Results - There were nine other stakes on the 2018 Belmont undercard, including the Manhattan Handicap (G1), Just a Game Stakes (G1), Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Acorn Stakes (G1), and Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) won by Spring Quality, A Raving Beauty, Bee Jersey, Monomoy Girl, and Abel Tasman. Get the results, charts, and photos for all nine here. New!
2018 Belmont Festival Friday Stakes Results - Friday at Belmont Park had 5 stakes races: the True North (G2) won by Imperial Hint, the New York Stakes (G2) won by Fourstar Crook, the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational (G2) won by Call to Mind, the Bed o'Roses Invitational (G3) won by Lewis Bay, and the Tremont Stakes won by Our Braintrust. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Intercontinental (G3), Wonder Again (G3), and Astoria Stakes - The Belmont Stakes Festival kicked off on Thursday with three stakes races, the Intercontinental (G3) won by La Sardane, the Wonder Again Stakes (G3) won by La Signare, and the Astoria Stakes won by Athens Queen. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Thursday Morning Belmont Stakes Photos - Thursday morning at Belmont Park, all 10 of the Belmont Stakes horses, including Triple Crown hopeful Justify, were out on the track. Lots of photos from the day including bonus horses Hoppertunity and Abel Tasman. New!
Wednesday Belmont Stakes Photos - Wednesday at Belmont Park, Triple Crown hopeful Justify arrived along with stablemate Restoring Hope to join the rest of the field already there. Lots of photos from the day including Hofburg and Gronkowski on the track in the morning. New!
2018 Belmont Stakes Entries - Can Justify become the 13th Triple Crown winner? A field of 10 was entered with Justify drawing post 1 as the 4-5 favorite. Get the entries, post positions, odds, and free past performances here. New!
Analyzing the Belmont Stakes Contenders - Our annual analysis using popular angles and statistical trends to see who best matches the profile of a Belmont winner. This year there is a single top horse, and it isn't Justify as his lack of racing as a 2-year-old keeps costing him points. New!
2018 Belmont Contenders at Churchill Downs - Monday at Churchill Downs, Justify had his final timed work before the Belmont breezing 5 furlongs in 1:01.40. Lots of photos from this morning of Justify and crew, plus Tenfold and Restoring Hope. New!
2018 Belmont Contenders at Churchill Downs - Photos and comments for Justify, Bravazo, Free Drop Billy, and Restoring Hope plus Oaks winner Monomoy Girl from Sunday at Churchill Downs. Both Free Drop Billy and Monomoy Girl had timed works. New!
Chief Cicatriz rules in the Aristides Stakes (G3) - Saturday night at Churchill Downs, favorite Chief Cicatriz drew away to win by 6 1/4 lengths over late-running Mr. Crow in the Aristides Stakes (G3). Also on the card, Long On Value won the Mighty Beau Overnight Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here. New!
Caribou Club upsets in the Connaught Cup (G2) - Saturday at Woodbine, Caribou Club held off the late close of Tower of Texas to win the Connaught Cup (G2) by 1 1/2 lengths, while favorite Conquest Panthera finished 3rd. Get the results, chart, and photos here. New!
2018 Belmont Contenders at Churchill Downs - Photos and comments for Justify, Bravazo, Tenfold, Free Drop Billy, and Restoring Hope from Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs as they prepare for the Belmont Stakes. New!
Belmont Weather Forecasts - Will Justify get another sloppy track in New York? It is very far in advance yet, but now they are calling for rain early in the week ending by Thursday. Hoping for a dry day!
2018 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Day - Accelerate drew away to win the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday over Dr. Dorr and favorite City of Light. Also on the card, Sophie P won the Gamely (G1) and Itsinthepost won the Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Justify wins the Preakness (G1) - Favorite Justify led all the way in the fog and slop to win the 2018 Preakness (G1) by a 1/2 length over Bravazo and a late closing Tenfold another neck back. He will go on to the Belmont undefeated. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Preakness Undercard Stakes Results - There were 7 other stakes on Preakness day but because of the rain only one of the turf races, the Gallorette (G3) won by Ultra Brat, stayed on the grass. The Dixie Stakes (G3) was won by Fire Away on the dirt and the Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) won by Switzerland. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 races here.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Results - Red Ruby splashed home by 4 3/4 lenghts to win the 2018 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico in the slop on Friday. There were 6 other stakes on the card including the Pimlico Special (G3) won by Irish War Cry, the Allaire Dupont Distaff (G3) won by Song of Spring, and the Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) won by Happy Like a Fool. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 races here.
2018 Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 17, before the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of some of the 8 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.
Thursday Preakness Photos - Photos and comments for 7 of the 8 Preakness horses from a rainy Thursday morning at Pimlico, where the rain only stopped for Justify to go out and poor Good Magic got dumped on.
2018 Preakness Entries - It will be only a field of 8 to challenge Justify in the Preakness on Saturday. Check out all the horses entered and links to full profiles of each horse with photos. Justify drew post 7 and is the 1-2 morning line favorite.
Top Ascot Overseas Winners - There have been some memorable victories of horses at Royal Ascot who have travelled over from the likes of the US and Australia including the great Black Caviar. Here are some of the most memorable winners from recent years.
Wednesday Preakness Photos - Photos and comments for 7 of the 8 Preakness horses from Wednesday afternoon at Pimlico, including Good Magic, Bravazo, and Sporting Chance on the track plus the arrival of Justify, Quip, Lone Sailor, and Diamond King.
Tuesday Preakness Photos - Photos and comments for four of the Preakness horses from Tuesday afternoon at Pimlico, including Good Magic, Bravazo, Sporting Chance, and Tenfold who arrived at the track today plus bonus pic of the Budweiser Clydesdales.
Preakness Weather Forecasts - Sadly, most forecasters are calling for rain, rain, and more rain. Everyone think dry thoughts and hope it changes!
Analyzing the top Preakness Contenders - Our annual analysis of the contenders to see who best matches the profile of a Preakness winner. The top pick is no surprise this year, even if it isn't Justify.
Man O'War (G1) and Beaugay (G3) Stakes Results - On a rainy Saturday at Belmont Park, favorite Hi Happy held off Sadler's Joy by a half length on the good turf in the Man O'War Stakes. Also on the card, A Raving Beauty won the Beaugay Stakes (G3) by 3 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Peter Pan Stakes (G3) and Vagrancy Handicap (G3) Results - Also at Belmont Park, Blended Citizen beat favorite Core Beliefs by 1 1/2 lengths in the Peter Pan Stakes (G3), Kirby's Penny won the Vagrancy Handicap (G3), and Westwood won the Runhappy Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
New Breeders' Cup Schedule for 2018 - Starting this year all the juvenile races will be on Friday, called "Future Stars Friday", and the rest of the races will be on Saturday.
Preakness Traditions - Black-eyed Susans to the winner, the Woodlawn Vase trophy, the Alibi Breakfast, painting the weather vane, and more.
The 2018 Kentucky Derby Field - Check out a photo of each horse on Derby day from during the post parade. Includes links to their profiles and where they finished in the race.
Justify splashes to the finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1) - Favorite Justify pressed the pace the whole way before winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) by 2 1/2 lengths in the slop over Good Magic with late closing Audible third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 6 other stakes on the card today with the Derby, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) won by Yoshida, the Humana Distaff (G1) won by American Gal, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Proctor's Ledge, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Limousine Liberal, the American Turf (G2) won by Maraud, and the Pat Day Mile (G3) won by Funny Duck. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Monomoy Girl takes the Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Monomoy Girl survived an objection from John Velazquez aboard second place finisher Wonder Gadot to win the 2018 Kentucky Oaks by 1/2 a length with favorite Midnight Bisou third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 other stakes on the card today with the Oaks, including the La Troienne (G1) won by Salty, the Alysheba (G2) won by Backyard Heaven, the Eight Belles (G2) won by Mia Mischief, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by Will Call, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3) won by Toinette. Get the results, charts, and photos here. cThursday Kentucky Derby Photos - This morning at Churchill Downs was the first time for Mendelssohn to get on the track. He came out with the rest of the O'Brien string just after Derby work time. I stayed until 9am for Enticed so got 19 Derby horses and 9 Oaks fillies for you.
Kentucky Derby Prep Races - What races should a horse prep in to win the Kentucky Derby? Some races may seem obvious, but have not produced a Derby winner in many years. Find out which races are the best preps here.
Wednesday Kentucky Derby Photos - This morning at Churchill Downs was busier as we ramp up toward Derby and I got 19 Derby horses and 11 Oaks fillies for you. New today were Combatant, Lone Sailor, Classy Act, and Midnight Bisou. Also includes a few more scenic shots.
Tuesday Kentucky Derby Photos - This was my first morning at Churchill Downs and I got 17 Derby horses and 10 Oaks fillies for you. Justify, Solomini, Bolt d'Oro, and Firenze Fire are here all on the track for the first time after arriving yesterday. Also includes a few scenic shots.
2018 Kentucky Derby Entries - A field of 20 plus one also-eligible was entered for the 144th Kentucky Derby on Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. Favorite Justify drew post 7 with morning line odds are 3-1. Get lots of info and links to full profiles of each horse with photos.
Kentucky Derby Notes for 4/30 - Combatant made his final timed work at Churchill Downs and during the day all the Derby horses finally arrived at the track. Entries were drawn for the Oaks and the Derby will be drawn on Tuesday. Check out comments and photos for the Derby and Oaks horses, probable starters for the rest of the Derby weekend stakes, and more. Previous: 4/29, 4/28, 4/27, 4/26, 4/25, 4/24, 4/23, 4/22, 4/21
2018 Kentucky Oaks Entries - A full field of 14 three-year-old fillies were entered for the 144th Longines Kentucky Oaks to be run at Churchill Downs on Friday afternoon. Rachel Alexandra (G2) and Ashland (G1) winner Monomoy Girl is the 2-1 morning line favorite but drew the far outside post.
2018 Kentucky Derby Analysis - Our annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. The top horse will surprise you, but the bottom horse will surprise you even more!
Kentucky Derby Notes for 4/30 - Combatant made his final times work at Churchill Downs and during the day all the Derby horses finally arrived at the track. Entries were drawn for the Oaks and the Derby will be drawn on Tuesday. Check out comments and photos for the Derby and Oaks horses, probable starters for the rest of the Derby weekend stakes, and more. Previous: 4/29, 4/28, 4/27, 4/26, 4/25, 4/24, 4/23, 4/22, 4/21
Pink Lloyd wins the Jacques Cartier Stakes - Saturday was opening day at Woodbine and 2017 Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd made it 9 wins in a row setting a new track record in the Jacques Cartier Stakes. Also on the card, Inge was awarded the win in the Wando Stakes after 2 disqualifications. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
The 2017 Sovereign Awards - Pink Lloyd took home top honours as 2017 Horse of the Year, Champion Older Male, and Champion Male Sprinter in Canada at the 43rd annual Sovereign Awards on April 19. Mark Casse won his 7th straight Outstanding Trainer award and Eurico Rosa da Silva won his 5th Outstanding Jockey award. Get all the winners and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Winners and Auction Prices - Bigger may seem better, but in the case of Kentucky Derby horses who sold at auction, less is more. Here is a look at how (badly) high priced auction purchases have done in the Kentucky Derby and the auction prices for this year's top Derby contenders.
2018 Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points List - Points earned in the races designated for the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks are the only way to get in the starting gate for those races. Check out all horses who have earned points in order for both the Derby and Oaks.
2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby - All the points earning races on the Triple Crown Trail with results and point values with links to details for each completed race.
2018 Kentucky Derby Security and Parking - After the new remodel, entry and parking are very different this year. Get details about that plus what you can and cannot bring to Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day. Prohibited items will be confiscated and disposed of, so be careful!
Magnum Moon shines in the Arkansas Derby (G1) - Saturday at Oaklawn, favorite Magnum Moon drew off to win by 4 lengths in the Arkansas Derby (G1) over Quip and Solomini. Also on the card, High North won the Northern Spur Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
City Of Light gets up in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) - Also at Oaklawn, City Of Light outfinished favorite Accelerate in the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) by a neck with Untrapped third. Also on the card, Whitmore won the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) for the second time. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Unbridled Mo wins the Apple Blossom (G1) - Friday at Oaklawn, Unbridled Mo won the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) by 2 1/4 lengths over favorite Unique Bella and Fuhriously Kissed. Also on the card, Sassy Sienna upset in the Fantasy Stakes (G3) while favorite Amy's Challenge finished 3rd. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
The Final Harness Race at Woodbine - Monday, April 9, the final harness race at Woodbine was held before all harness racing moves over to Mohawk Racetrack, 30 miles west. The harness track will be torn out and a second inner turf course installed.
Santa Anita Derby (G1) Day - Saturday at Santa Anita, Justify turned back a challenge by Bolt d'Oro to win the Santa Anita Derby (G1) by 3 lengths with Core Beliefs third. Also on the card, Midnight Bisou won the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Fatale Bere won the Providencia Stakes (G3), Beau Recall won the Royal Heroine Stakes (G2), Spiced Perfection won the Evening Jewel Stakes, Heck Yeah won the Echo Eddie Stakes, and Quick Sand AA won the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Stakes (G1) for Arabians. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 4 - The fourth and final pool of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. The favorite at 3-1 is Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Justify with UAE Derby (G1) winner Mendelssohn next at 5-1. Get the horses and morning line odds here.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2018 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks. Revamped for 2018 with updated info.
Vino Rosso romps in the Wood Memorial (G1) - Saturday at Aqueduct, Vino Rosso won the NYRA Bets Wood Memorial (G1) easily by 3 lengths over favorite Enticed after surviving a lengthy inquiry. Also on the card, National Flag won the Bay Shore Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Wood Memorial (G1) Day Continues - Also at Aqueduct, Army Mule remained undefeated winning the Carter Handicap (G1) by 6 lengths over favorite Awesome Slew. Also on the card, My Miss Lilly won the Gazelle Stakes (G2) and Discreet Lover won the Excelsior Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Florida Derby (G1) day at Gulfstream Park - Favorite Audible drew off to win the Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) by 4 lengths over Hofburg and Mississippi. Also on the card, Coach Rocks won the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), Lull won the Honey Fox Stakes (G3), Conquest Big E won the Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile (G2), and Hi Happy won the Pan American Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Thunder Snow dominates in the Dubai World Cup (G1) - Thunder Snow drew away to win by 5 3/4 lengths on Saturday in the Dubai World Cup (G1), giving Godolphin their 4th win of the day. Favorite West Coast was second and Mubtaahij third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Dubai World Cup Undercard Stakes - There were 8 other stakes races on the card including the Sheema Classic won by Hawkbill, the Dubai Turf won by Benbatl, the UAE Derby won by Mendelssohn, the Golden Shaheen won by Mind Your Biscuits, the Al Quoz Sprint won by Jungle Cat, the Dubai Gold Cup won by Vazirabad, the Godolphin Mile won by Heavy Metal, and the Kahayla Classic won by Tallaab Al Khalediah. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Thursday Dubai World Cup Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 16 horses prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday plus some scenic shots from Meydan on Thursday, including all the Aidan O'Brien horses.
Entries for the 2018 Dubai World Cup Card - West Coast drew post 9 as the favorite for Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) at Meydan Racecourse, while Forever Unbridled drew post 6. Get photos from the draw plus the entries and post positions for all the races on the card here.
Wednesday Dubai World Cup Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 13 horses on the track at Meydan from Wednesday prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday, including Gunnevera, Forever Unbridled, Holding Gold, and Sheikhzayedroad.
Tuesday Dubai World Cup Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 21 horses on the track at Meydan from Tuesday prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday, including Richard's Boy, Stormy Liberal, X Y Jet, and Conquest Tsunami.
Monday Dubai World Cup Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 19 horses on the track at Meydan from Monday prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday, including Gunnevera, Awardee, Roy H, and Mind Your Biscuits.
Sunday Dubai World Cup Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 35 horses on the track at Meydan from Sunday prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday, including Forever Unbridled, Mubtaahij, Talismanic, and West Coast.
Louisiana Derby (G2) day at The Fair Grounds - Favorite Noble Indy won the TwinSpires Louisiana Derby (G2) by a neck over Lone Sailor and My Boy Jack. Also on the card, Chocolate Martini won the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), Synchrony won the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (G2), and Good Samaritan won the New Orleans Handicap (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Blended Citizen eats up the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) - Saturday, Blended Citizen held off Pony Up by a neck to win the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park while favorite Hazit stumbled and finished last. Also on the card, Go Noni Go won the Bourbonette Oaks (G3), Camelot Kitten won the Kentucky Cup Classic, Alternative Route won the Rushaway, and Sky Flower won the Latonia. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Magnum Moon wins the Rebel Stakes (G2) - Saturday, Magnum Moon drew clear to win the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn by 3 1/2 lengths while favorite Solomini finished 2nd. Also on the card, Martini Glass won the Azeri Stakes (G2) and Hedge Fund won the Essex Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2018 Tampa Bay Derby Day - Longshot Quip won the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) by a length over Flameaway and favorite World of Trouble. Also on the card, Andina Del Sur won the Florida Oaks (G3), Fourstar Crook won the Hillsborough Stakes (G2), War Story won the Challenger Stakes, and Gidu won the Columbia Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2018 Santa Anita Handicap Day - Favorite Accelerate won the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) by 5 1/2 lengths on Saturday over Mubtaahij and Fear the Cowboy. Also on the card, Bowies Hero won the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1), Bolt d'Oro won the San Felipe Stakes (G2) on a DQ, City of Light won the Triple Bend Stakes (G1), and Ms Bad Behavior won the China Doll Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Gotham Stakes Day at Aqueduct - Enticed won the featured Gotham Stakes (G3) by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Old Time Revival and favorite Free Drop Billy. Also on the card, Skyler's Scramjet won the Tom Fool Handicap (G3), Divine Miss Grey won the Heavenly Prize Invitational, and Harlan Punch won the Stymie Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 - Pool 3 for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the single pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager is now closed. The favorite for both races was the field at 4-1 for the Derby and 5-1 for the Oaks. Get all the horses, final odds, and free past performances here.
What are the biggest gambles in Cheltenham festival history? - The stunning spectacle that is the Cheltenham festival has finally arrived and the talent on show is as good as ever.
Risen Star Day at the Fair Grounds - Saturday was Louisiana Derby Preview Day and Bravazo was an upset winner of the featured Risen Star Stakes (G2) while favorite Monomoy Girl won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) for the fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos for the 4 big races here.
15th Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs - Saturday was Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs and Mobile Bay once again won the feature Premier Night Championship on a sloppy track. Get the results, charts, and photos for the 6 big races here.
Sam F. Davis Stakes Day at Tampa Bay Downs - Flameaway won the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) over favorite Catholic Boy on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. Also on the card, World Approval won the Tampa Bay Stakes (G3), Dona Bruja won the Endeavour Stakes (G3), and C. S. Incharge won the Suncoast Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 - Pool 2 for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed and as expected the field wound up the favorite at 5-2. Get all the horses, final odds, and free past performances here.
Avery Island cruises home in the Withers Stakes (G3) - Favorite Avery Island held on to win by 2 lengths in the Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct on Saturday. Firenze Fire was second and Marconi third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2018 Triple Crown Early Nominees - 360 3-year-olds were nominated for the 2018 Triple Crown during the early nomination period, down significantly from 419 last year. Trainer Todd Pletcher had the most nominees with 37. Get all the nominees with owner, trainer, and past performances here.
The Jockey Club’s Annual Top 2-Year-Old Rankings for 2017 - This list created for the Jockey Club ranks the top 2-year-olds for 2017 and determines the dual qualifiers for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. This year Bolt d'Oro and Good Magic are the high weights at 126lbs, with Caledonia Road the top filly at 123lbs.
2017 Sovereign Award Finalists - The Jockey Club of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2017 Sovereign Awards, Canadian thoroughbred racing's year end championships. Winners will be announced April 19. Check out all the finalists here.
Gun Runner triumphant in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) - Favorite Gun Runner drew away to win by 2 1/2 lengths in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday for his final career start. West Coast was second and Gunnevera finished third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Pegasus World Cup Undercard Stakes - There were 7 other stakes on the card Saturday at Gulfstream Park, headlined by the $200,000 W.L. McKnight Handicap (G3) won by Oscar Nominated and the $200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (G3) won by Texting. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here.
Top Ten Money Earning North American Thoroughbreds - Here are the current top 10 money earning Thoroughbreds of all time as compiled by the North American official statistics collector Equibase with photos and info about each of them. Arrogate still tops the list, but Gun Runner is now #2, passing California Chrome in his final career start.
2018 Pegasus World Cup Friday Photos - More photos of the Pegasus World Cup horses at Gulfstream Park on Friday, plus a few scenic shots. Includes Gun Runner, West Coast, Toast of New York and more.
2017 Eclipse Award Winners - Gun Runner was an almost unanimous choice for Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on January 25 along with Champion Older Male. Juddmonte Farms won Outstanding Owner for the 4th time and Chad Brown repeated as Outstanding Trainer. Get all the winners with photos and vote totals here.
2018 Pegasus World Cup Thursday Photos - Lots of photos of the Pegasus World Cup horses either on the track, in the paddock, or in the barn at Gulfstream Park on Thursday. Includes Gun Runner, Stellar Wind, Gunnevera and more.
"Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the Fair Grounds - Instilled Regard won the featured Lecomte Stakes (G3) for the 3-year-old colts while Stronger Than Ever upset Wonder Gadot in the Silverbulletday Stakes for the 3-year-old fillies. Get the results, charts, and photos for five stakes races on the card here.
2017 Eclipse Award Finalists - The Eclipse Award winners will be announced on January 25 at Gulfstream Park with Horse of the Year finalists being Arrogate, Gun Runner, and World Approval. Get all the finalists and details about them here.
Horse Identification Lip Tattoos - Horses racing in North America are required to have a lip tattoo for identification purposes prior to their first race. Find about lip tattoos and how to research one to find a horse's name.
Naming a Thoroughbred - Happy New Year! All Thoroughbreds, regardless of their actual date of birth, are given an official birthday of January 1st to keep the age groups easily defined for race conditions. Here are the rules for picking a name. v 2017 Year in Review - As we near the end of the year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2017 and remember those people and horses that we lost.
Breeders' Cup Virtual Postcards - Also lots of other types of racing postcards are available to send your online friends.
Eight Belles Tribute - A photo tribute to the gallant filly Eight Belles. She will be missed by many. Online postcards also available.
Mariah's Storm - the inspiration behind "Dreamer" - Here is some more info plus the true story of Mariah's Storm which provided the idea for the horse racing movie "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story"
My Eclipse award-winning photo! - It is still hard to believe I won! Here is the photo along with how I took it and a couple of follow up shots.
Racing Jigsaw Puzzles - a selection of my photos made into online jigsaw puzzles in your choice of difficulty.
Man O'War Trivia Quiz - See just how much Man O'War history you know!
Cavalia, an Unbridled Affair - Ok it isn't racing, but we all love horses anyway. Thanks to Tina Hines and Charlene Keys here is a look at Cavalia, a showcase of human and equine performers currently touring.
The Smarty Jones Story - where he came from and how he almost died before ever getting to race plus the stories of his connections. Updated after the Belmont with more info and new photos.
Racing Wallpaper - a selection of wallpaper for your computer screen including three different ones featuring Smarty Jones.
Bobbleheads - check out some of the bobbles given away and updated prices for all the bobbles.
Photo Merchandise - shirts, mousepads, posters, and more featuring my photos and Seabiscuit painting.
Trivia Quiz - Test your knowledge of the Breeders' Cup, the Triple Crown races, Seabiscuit, or Canadian racing with this online trivia quiz.
Fan Photo Archive - Upload your own racing photos to our new online library and share them with others.
Classified Ads - place your ad for free.
Shirts, Mugs, Mousepads, & More - Breeders' Cup winners, Triple Crown items, Seabiscuit items, and more. Help support this site by buying something.
Horse Racing Magazines - subscribe or renew your current subscription and help support this site.
Bookstore - current, hot, and recommended books and other items available thru Amazon.com -
Art Store - horse racing posters and prints from Art.com
Clip Art - free for you to use
Free Screen Savers - Screen savers including the 2001 Derby, Eclipse winners, and Breeders' Cup winners plus others.
Forum - come and join the discussions, also includes chat rooms
Racing Memorabilia Museum - from Derby glasses to advertising signs and more including a section on Bobble Heads.
Racing Postcard Museum - images of classic racing postcards
Equillector - an online price guide for collectors
Movies - a list of all the horse racing movies I could find in online databases with links to buy the ones available on VHS and DVD. horse racing thoroughbred handicapping race track horse racing