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Previous Articles from 2005

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Eclipse Award Ceremony - A collection of photographs and comments by the winners from Monday night's Eclipse Award Ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA.
Eclipse Award Winners - Saint Liam was the big winner as Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male while Afleet Alex easily won Champion 3-year-old Male. Get all the results and photos of the winners here.
2005 Year in Review - A look back at the notable stories from 2005, major race results, and obituaries both human and equine.
2005 Eclipse Awards Finalists - The finalists for the equine and human divisions have been released. Check them all out here with profiles and photos. You can also vote for your favorites in most of the categories here.
Media Eclipse Awards for Writing - Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Janet Patton of the Lexington Herald-Leader have won the awards for Writing in the News/Commentary and Feature/Enterprise categories.
NBC Sports Wins Two National Television Eclipse Awards - They won the Live Racing award for their Preakness coverage and the Features award for a segment on Afleet Alex during the Kentucky Derby telecast.
Penny Chenery to Receive Eclipse Award Of Merit - The owner of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat who became the unofficial "First Lady of Racing" will be honored for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in Thoroughbred racing.
WAVE 3 TV In Louisville Wins Media Eclipse Award - The Louisville station has won the Media Eclipse Award for Local Television for its pre-and post-race coverage of this year's Kentucky Derby on May 7 from Churchill Downs.
Sirius Satellite Radio Wins Media Eclipse Award - They won Media Eclipse Award in the Audio and Multi-Media Internet category for their live coverage of the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, the first-ever national live broadcast of all 8 races.
Lynn Roberts Wins 2005 Media Eclipse Award for Photography - The assistant track photographer won for her picture of a three-horse photo finish of the Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap on turf at the Fair Grounds on January 15 which appeared on the Blood Horse website.
NYRA gets bailed out - NYRA agreed today to a $30 million package of state financial assistance that will allow them to continue racing through 2006.
The Sovereign Awards - Canada crowned their annual champions Friday night and the big winner was A Bit O'Gold who won Champion Older Male, Champion Turf Male, and Horse of the Year. Get all the winners here.
Vengeance of Rain wins the Hong Kong Cup - The win also cinched the World Racing Series Championship title for him. Get the results and photos here.
Hong Kong Vase, Sprint, and Mile Results - Ouija Board won the Vase with an amazing stretch run and became the first Breeders' Cup winner to win a Hong Kong international race. Hat Trick took the Mile while Natural Blitz won the Sprint.
Emma-Jayne Wilson wins Woodbine Jockey Title - She finished the season with 175 wins, 39 more than 2nd place Corey Fraser, and became the first woman ever to win the jockey title at Woodbine.
Starke wins the Cathay Pacific International Jockeys' Championship - German jockey, Andrasch Starke, gained his second Jockeys' Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday. He also won in 2000.
Pat Day named 'Big Sport of Turfdom' - Recently retired Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day has been selected as the recipient of the 2005 Big Sport of Turfdom by the Turf Publicists of America. Day,
American Graded Stakes Changes for 2006 - 475 races have been assigned graded status for 2006, eight more than in 2005. A total of 11 graded races were upgraded, including four new G1 races and seven new G2 races, 12 new G3 races were identified. Check out all the changes here.
Miss Concerto wins the Bessarabian Stakes - With a light schedule of stakes this weekend, this race for sprint fillies and mares at Woodbine wound up being the richest purse of the weeked. Results, chart, and photos here.
Afleet Alex Retires - After months of waiting and hoping, Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex was retired after a previously hidden problem with his leg was discovered.
Belmont winner Afleet Alex - Information about his owner, trainer, jockey and the horse himself with lots of photos from the Belmont.
Preakness Winner Afleet Alex - Information about his owner, trainer, jockey and the horse himself with lots of photos from the Preakness.
Purge upsets in the Cigar Mile - He took off in the stretch and won by almost 4 lengths over Mass Media and Gygistar. Results, chart, and photos here.
Remsen, Demoiselle, and Top Flight results - Friday Stellar Jayne won her final career start in the Top Flight Handicap while on Saturday Bluegrass Cat and Wonder Lady Anne L won the Remsen and Demoiselle on the Cigar Mile undercard. Results, charts, and photos for all three here.
Breeders Crown younger horse divisions - The 2 and 3-year-old standardbred divisions settled their year-end championships in the Breeders Crown at the Meadowlands on Saturday. Driver Brian Sears captured 3 of the 8 events, two of which were with horses trained by Trond Smedshammer.
Gary Stevens Retires - He announced his retirement in a press conference at Churchill Downs on Friday and will ride his last mounts there on Saturday. He will start at TVG as a race analyst in January.
Pletcher breaks single-season earnings record - Trainer Todd Pletcher broke the North American single-season record for earnings when his trainee Spin Factor won the second race at Aqueduct to give him a total of $19,150,856.
Christmas/Holiday Postcards - send online greetings to your friends with these holiday themed horse postcards.
Velazquez sets new earnings record - Jockey John Velazquez got an early birthday present as he set a new mark for single-season earnings by a North American jockey on Sunday.
World's Leading Horses 2005 - These ranking are compiled by the International Federation of Horseracing Authories and take into account races worldwide. Arc de Triomphe winner comes in on top with Ghostzapper second. Get the full rankings list here.
2005 Canadian Show Jumping Championships - Sure it isn't racing, but it is beautiful horses competing and a change of pace after the Breeders' Cup.
Major Race Three-Peat Winners - After Makybe Diva's amazing third straight win in the Melbourne Cup this week, here is a look at other horses who have managed to win a major race three or more times. The list is quite short.
Breeders' Cup Results - Results, charts, and photos for all 8 races in this quick overview. Expanded results with a full page of photos for each race now online.
Juvenile   Juv.Fillies   Mile   Sprint   Distaff   F&M Turf   Turf   Classic
Miscellaneous Breeders' Cup Photos - A selection of images from the historic re-enactment of the first horse racing in America, opening ceremonies, and more.
Friday Breeders' Cup Workouts - It wasn't much warmer, but the main track was dry today so lots of horses were out. Here are details for 21 of them, mostly new ones we haven't featured yet like Leroidesanimaux.
Thursday Breeders' Cup Workouts - The weather was warmer and not as windy and many of the Breeders' Cup horses were out on the track today. Here are details for 39 of them including Lost in the Fog, Borrego, and Ouija Board.
Wednesday Breeders' Cup Workouts - Much better weather today with some sun, although it was bitterly cold and very windy, brought lots of horses out to the track. Here are photos and comments for 21 of them.
Relaxed Gesture romps in the Canadian International - He came from off the pace on the yielding turf to draw away by 4 1/2 lengths at the finish over Meteor Storm. Favored Electrocutionist was 4th, but got moved up to 3rd when Grey Swallow was disqualified to 4th. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Dreamer Photo Gallery - For a taste of the film, check out this gallery of photos plus details on how to get free admission to the Breeders' Cup with your theater ticket stub.
2005 Breeders' Cup Day Schedule - The post times, race order and wagering menu for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park.
Movie Review: Dreamer - Inspired by a True Story - We were lucky enough to catch the sneak preview on Sunday and both definitely enjoyed it. This is a feel-good family film that accurately portrays the ups and downs of the racing world. Opens Oct. 21 so don't miss it.
Afleet Alex wins the Belmont by 7 lengths - He just ran away from them and got the final quarter in 24.5, fastest since 1969. Andromeda's Hero rallied for second and the maiden Nolan's Cat surprised in third. Get the results, chart, and lots of pictures here.
2005 Preakness Results - Favorite Afleet Alex wins by 4 3/4 lengths over Scrappy T and Giacomo after nearly falling in the final turn. Get the full results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Kentucky Derby Results - Longshot Giacomo wins the 131st Kentucky Derby with a late move on the far outside while favorite Bellamy Road finishes 7th. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Kentucky Derby Winner Giacomo - Details about the winner including his owner, trainer, and jockey plus several photos from workouts to winner's circle on Derby Day.
Rock Hard Ten out of the Classic - Trainer Richard Mandella declared Rock Hard Ten from the Breeders' Cup Classic Friday morning after he shed a frog on his right front foot.
2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Entries - Entries are now closed and post positions have been drawn and morning line odds assigned. Check out all the horses with full profiles here.
Exclusive Interview with Billy Koch - Courtesy of Marc at The Stick Studio, here is an interview with the owner of last year's upset Mile winner Singletary. Interesting read with lots of comments about his opponents for this year.
Breeders' Cup Media Day Luncheon - Get comments and insights from jockey John Velazquez, Singletary's owner Billy Koch and trainer Don Chatlos, and Starcraft's majority owner Paul Makin. Some entertaining comments were made, especially by Mr. Makin.
Tuesday Breeders' Cup Workouts - Today was bust due to heavy rain, winds, and cold as most horses didn't come out. Here is what all the horses currently at Belmont did today.
Honey Ryder wins the E.P. Taylor Stakes - She came from 11th early to rally down the stretch to win by 1/2 length over Latice. Favorite Punctilious never was in the race and finished 10th. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Breeders' Cup Weather - The latest forecasts for New York up to 15 days out and live weather radar.
World Thoroughbred Championships Poll - Week 14 of the poll for 2005 listing of the top 10 contenders in all eight Breeders' Cup races as voted upon by a panel comprised of prominent international journalists and handicappers. Based on races through 10/9.
Weekend Breeders' Cup Preps - There were several preps this weekend for the 2-year-olds as well as the turf milers. First Samurai won the Champagne and will likely be the favorite in the Juvenile now. Also check the Frizette, Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, and Shadwell Turf Mile.
Virtual Postcards - horse racing postcards to send to your friends including the Breeders' Cup plus new cards featuring the 2005 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont.
Borrego blows them away in the Jockey Club Gold Cup - He proved his Pacific Classic win was not a fluke with a 4 length victory over Suave and Sun King. Favorite Flower Alley was a distant 4th, beaten over 15 lengths. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Ashado wins the Beldame - She bounced back from her loss at Saratoga to win by a 1/2 length over Louisiana-bred Happy Ticket with Society Selection third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Shakespeare scores by a head in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational - He collared English Channel in the stretch and was just able to hold him off at the finish. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Taste of Paradise upsets in the Vosburgh - The 26-1 longshot rallied from 8th early to win by 2 lengths over Tiger Heart and Lion Tamer. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Riskaverse repeats in the Flower Bowl - She hadn't won since last year's Flower Bowl and was dismissed at 36-1 but got the job down, winnign by a head over Wonder Again and Film Maker. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kitten's Joy retired - Kitten's Joy, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as Champion Male Turf Horse, has been retired and will stand the 2006 breeding season at Ramsey Farm in Kentucky.
Super Frolic wins the Hawthorne Gold Cup - He came out on top by a head over Lord of the Game after a stretch battle in the mud while favored Perfect Drift finished a lackluster 4th. Get the results, charts, and photo here.
Breeders' Cup Classic Odds - The latest odds for the Classic from Bodog and Sports Interaction.
Leroidesanimeaux romps in the Atto Mile - He outclassed his competition badly on paper and did the same on the track, winning by 7 3/4 lengths over local horses Mobil and Le Cinquieme Essai. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Cup Results - Turway Park had their big day of Breeders' Cup preps on Saturday with 5 races in the different dirt divisions. Shaniko won the Classic and possibly a trip to the Breeders' Cup. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
Dreamer Update - The latest about the new movie "Dreamer" with notes about the cast and the making of the movie.
Kitten's Joy retired - Kitten's Joy, the 2004 Eclipse Award winner as Champion Male Turf Horse, has been retired and will stand the 2006 breeding season at Ramsey Farm in Kentucky.
Super Frolic wins the Hawthorne Gold Cup - He came out on top by a head over Lord of the Game after a stretch battle in the mud while favored Perfect Drift finished a lackluster 4th. Get the results, charts, and photo here.
Breeders' Cup Classic Odds - The latest odds for the Classic from Bodog and Sports Interaction.
Leroidesanimeaux romps in the Atto Mile - He outclassed his competition badly on paper and did the same on the track, winning by 7 3/4 lengths over local horses Mobil and Le Cinquieme Essai. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Cup Results - Turway Park had their big day of Breeders' Cup preps on Saturday with 5 races in the different dirt divisions. Shaniko won the Classic and possibly a trip to the Breeders' Cup. Get the results, charts, and photos for all the races here.
Dreamer Update - The latest about the new movie "Dreamer" with notes about the cast and the making of the movie.
Strange night at Mohawk for the Maple Leaf Trot - It was billed as a match-up between Peaceful Way and Mr. Muscleman, but the full moon was definitely the star. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 3 races on the card.
Atto Mile undercard stakes results - Classic Stamp repeated in the Canadian Handicap and Bear's Kid won the Summer Stakes for the 2-year-old turfers. Get the results, charts, and photos for both here.
Leroidesanimeaux set as favorite in the Atto Mile - The current top miler in North America will likely be odds-on at post time Sunday when he goes against 8 rivals in the $1 million race. Get the entries, post positions, and free past performances here.
Saint Liam wins the Woodward - With two rabbits to help take out Commentator, he won easily over Sir Shackleton with Commentator a distant third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Better Talk Now takes the Man O'War - He also had a rabbit, but didn't seem to need him as he got up to win by a neck over King's Drama . Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Garden City Breeders' Cup and Gazelle Stakes - Luas Line won the Garden City while In The Gold won the Gazelle also on the Woodward card at Belmont on Saturday. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Breeders Crown Results - The four Breeders Crown races for older trotters and pacers were held Saturday at Mohawk with Mr. Muscleman taking the richest event, the Open Trot, in track record time. Get the results and photos for all four races.
"Racing to the Rescue" Fund Established - The NTRA has announced that an industry-wide effort to provide financial relief to members of the horse racing and breeding community who have been affected by Hurricane Katrina. Also before and after Katrina satellite views of the Fair Grounds.
Hurricane Katrina's Equine Refugees - Safe havens and veterinary services are needed so place your facility on the USEF Equine Relief List.
Fair Grounds Employees Hurricane Hotline - In an effort to contact and assist their employees displaced by hurricane Katrina, Churchill Downs Inc. has set up a toll-free hotline for them to get in touch.
Flower Alley wins the Travers - He stalked pace setter Bellamy Road and took command in the stretch. Favorite Roman Ruler had to settle for third. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Travers undercard stakes - There were 3 more graded stakes on the card: the King's Bishop, the Hopeful Stakes, and the Fourstardave Handicap. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Happy Ticket wins the Ballerina Stakes - The Louisiana-bred filly sprint sensation kept her undefeated streak alive despite the mud. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Saratoga Week Three/Four Trends - A look at who is hot among the jockeys and trainers at Saratoga courtesy of TheStickHorseRacing.com.
Borrego wins the Pacific Classic - He rallied from 9th early to win by a 1/2 length over Perfect Drift. Also results for the Saratoga Breeders' Cup won by Suave and the Alabama Stakes won by Sweet Symphony.
Win "Dreamer" goodies - Here is your chance to win a collection of promotional items from the new racing movie "Dreamer: Inspired by a true story". Contest is now closed and winners have been emailed.
Emirates Airlines Super Saturday Results - The Arlington Million and Sword Dancer Handicap made up 2 parts of this ABC telecast and a national pick 4 wager. Powerscourt won the Million again but this year avoided disqualification. Get the results for all 4 races here.
Roman Ruler wins the Haskell - He lived up to his expectations from earlier in the year to run down Sun King and win by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:49.88 for the mile and an eighth. Results, chart, and photos here.
Commentator holds off Saint Liam in the Whitney - He took the lead from the start and never looked back, holding off favorite Saint Liam by a neck. Results, chart, and photos here.
Hambletonian Results - The two elimination winners were 1-2 as Vivid Photo rallied to win over Classic Photo while Jalopy won the Hambletonian Oaks. Results, chart, and photos here.
Leave Me Alone takes the Test - She led wire to wire, taking off in the stretch to win by 7 3/4 lengths. Results, chart, and photos here.
Hambletonian Undercard Stakes Results - There were six other stakes on the card with the Hambletonian and the Hambo Oaks. Get the results, charts, and photos for all of them.
Forest Music wins the Honorable Miss Stakes - She made it look easy with a wire to wire victory in this 6 furlong race for fillies at Saratoga. Results, chart, and photos here.
Pat Day Retires - The Hall of Fame jockey announced his retirement Thursday in an emotional press conference at his home track Churchill Downs. Here is a look at his career accomplishments.
Auctioned 1969 Kentucky Derby Trophy to Return Home - Secretariat.com has bought Majestic Prince's Derby trophy and will put it in the Derby Museum as part of an exhibit on the 1969 Kentucky Derby.
Cloning Race Horses - You can now have your horse cloned for a hefty fee, but will he/she ever be able to race?
Hambletonian Elimination Day - It was a big day for the standardbreds today at the Meadowlands with 2 Hambletonian eliminations, 3 Hambo Oaks eliminations, and 4 other stakes races. Get all the results and photos here.
Afleet Alex out with an injury - Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex will miss the Haskell Invitational and Travers Stakes due an injury which will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the summer.
Smuggler wins the Coaching Club American Oaks - She has now won the first two legs of the New York Triple Tiara and will go for the third leg at Saratoga. Summerly was second and Spun Sugar third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Summer Events at the National Museum of Racing - There is more at Saratoga than the racing. Get the full schedule of special events and tours for the 2005 Saratoga meet.
Ablo wins the Prince of Wales Stakes - He ended Wild Desert's hopes of sweeping the Canadian Triple Crown with his upset over the slop at Fort Erie. Autumn Snow took second while heavy favorite Wild Desert barely managed to get third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Prince of Wales Stakes Entries - Queen's Plate winner Wild Desert only has 5 rivals to overcome in the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown on Sunday. Get the entries, odds, and horse profiles here.
Calder Summit of Speed Results - Calder Race Course offered more than $2 million in purses for Sunday's Summit of Speed program. Here are the results, charts, and photos for the top 4 events.
Hurricane Run wins the Budweiser Irish Derby - the Andre Fabre trainee rallied in the final furlong to run down Scorpion in the 140th Irish Derby at the Curragh. Results, chart, and photos here.
Breeders' Cup Ticket Applications Open - Applications are now available for the 2005 Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park so find out how to apply and the ticket prices. The deadline is July 20, so hurry and apply now!
Wild Desert wins the Queen's Plate - Off since finishing 8th in the Arkansas Derby, he made his comeback in spectacular fashing winning the 146th Queen's Plate over King of Jazz and Gold Strike. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Queen's Plate undercard stakes results - There were three turf stakes on the Queen's Plate card: the Highlander won by Soaring Free, the Singspiel won by Daddy Cool, and the Charlie Barley won by Gambler's Slew. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Queen's Plate Field - A photo of each horse in the race with a link to his or her profile for more info.
Queen's Plate Miscellaneous and Scenic Photos - There is a lot of tradition associated with the Queen's Plate. Here are photos of the royal representative arriving and other scenic pictures plus a few more of the horses.
Queen's Plate Entries - Ten 3-year-olds have been entered for the 146th Queen's Plate and Dance with Ravens has been named the favorite. Get the horses, posts, and odds here along with photos from the post position draw.
Queen's Plate Barbecue - The Canadian Triple Crown is about to get started with the Queen's Plate on Sunday June 26. Monday several of the contenders were paraded at the annual Queen's Plate barbecue. Check out the pictues along with profiles for all nine contenders.
Rocknroll Hanover wins the 2005 North America Cup - The 3-5 favorite led pretty much the whole way to win the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup at Woodbine in Toronto Saturday night. Results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Ghostzapper Retired - Reigning Horse of the Year Ghostzapper was retired due to an injury he suffered during his final start, a 6 1/4 length win in the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park.
Belmont Stakes Photo Tour - A slide show of photographs from the 2005 Belmont Stakes plus the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Riva Ridge on the undercard.
Belmont Field Photos - a photo of each horse in the race with links to their full profiles
Riva Ridge and Manhattan Results - Lost in the Fog remains undefeated in the Riva Ridge and Grand Reward wins the Manhattan Handicap on the Belmont undercard. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Brooklyn, Just a Game, True North Results - Limehouse wins the Brooklyn, Sand Springs takes the Just a Game, and Woke Up Dreamin gets the True North on the Belmont undercard. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos here.
Belmont Miscellaneous Photos - lots of scenic and other photos from Belmont day.
Hill Prince and Flash Stakes - Friday seemed to be 3 horse photo finish day at Belmont as both the Hill Prince and Flash Stakes were won by a nose in close 3 horse finishes. Rey de Cafe got the nod in the Hill Prince while Beacon Shine took the Flash. Check out the results, charts, and photos for both races.
2005 Plate Trial Results - In the end the start determined the finish as winner Dance With Ravens was disqualified putting Three in the Bag up for the win. Results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Ghostzapper wins the Met Mile - 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper made a successful return tu the races with a 6 1/4 length win in the 2005 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park on Memorial Day. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Preakness Undercard Stakes Results - including the Dixie Handicap, Sir Barton Stakes, and more. Results, charts, and photos fro all five races.
2005 Preakness Field - A photo of each horse in the Preakness with links to their profiles.
Preakness Photo Slide Show - Ten more photos from the day
Miscellaneous Preakness Photos - Scenic and other photos from the Preakness and Pimlico.
Eddington wins the Pimlico Special - Favorite Offlee Wild ran last while Eddington romped in the mud by 5 1/4 lengths. Get the results, chart, and lots of photos here.
Spun Sugar wins the Black-Eyed Susan - Favorite Spun Sugar extended her win streak to three in a row. Get the results, charts, and lots of photos from this and the two undercard races here where Ashado was beaten by Silmaril in the Pimlico Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap.
Thursday Preakness Works - Lots of photos as most of the Preakness horses get their first taste of the track at Pimlico. Also check out the Alibi Breakfast.
Analyzing the Preakness Contenders - Trying to pick a winner by matching them to the profile of a Preakness winner.
Silent Witness finally loses - His stablemate Bullish Luck ended his win streak by running him down in his first attempt at a mile to win by a nose.
Preakness Entry Rules - How the field is limited to 14 starters and the list of contenders in order of eligibility.
Dogwood Dominion Award Nominating Time - It is time once again, for the 13th year, to begin the search for the next Dogwood Dominion Award winner-a man or woman who is truly an "unsung hero" of the Thoroughbred racing industry. <
Kentucky Derby Field - Photos for all 20 horses from Derby day either in the post parade or the walk over.
Lexington Farm Tour - Thursday I had the chance to tour Claiborne Farm and Gainesway. Here are lots of photos from there as well as Thoroughbred Park in Lexington.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card headed by the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic won by America Alive. Get lots of photos, the charts, and results for all five races here.
Kentucky Derby Hats - Check out the hats for this year from big to small and as fancy as you can imagine.
Kentucky Oaks Results - Summerly was a decisive winner in the Oaks, leading the whole way. Get lots of photos, the chart, and results here. More photos added Saturday.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Results - There were five other stakes on the card headed by the Louvisville Breeders' Cup Handicap won by Shadow Cast. Get lots of photos, the charts, and results here.
Kentucky Derby Notes - Thursday May 5 - Now that most of the contenders are stabled at Churchill Downs, I will start posting the workout notes daily. Check back for the latest news. Archive of past reports is here.
Analyzing the Derby - Our top selections for a Derby winner with the reasons we like them. Also available is the traditional analysis using the profile of a Derby winner for the top 20 contenders.
Silent Witness wins 17th straight - He broke the modern record for consecutive wins in his first try at 7 furlongs in the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong.
Derby Prep Results - Results and photos for the Derby preps on April 23, the Lexington and Federico Tesio Stakes.
Graded Stakes Earnings - Ranking the Triple Crown nominees by graded earnings which is what determines who can actually enter the Kentucky Derby. Updated to include races through 4/24.
2005 Triple Crown Trail - Here is the full schedule of preps leading up to the Kentucky Derby. There were lots of changes this year, so check to make sure you know when everything is now. Updated through 4/24 with results.
Woodbine Opening Day - Saturday was opening day for the 50th season of racing at Woodbine in Toronto. Highlight of the day was the Jacques Cartier Stakes for the sprinters.
Wood Memorial Results - Bellamy Road smashes the field by 17 1/2 lengths and becomes the Derby favorite. Also on the card, Lost in the Fog wins the Bay Shore and Forest Danger wins the Carter Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby and Oaks Future Wager - Pool 3 is now closed and as expected Bellamy Road is the favorite at 3-1 in the Derby Future. Sis City came out on top in the Oaks Future. Get the final odds for all pools here.
Triple Crown Late Nominations - 14 horses were nominated for $6000 each including two runners for Godolphin. It is unlikely anyone not yet nominated would run now due to the high supplemental fees.
Triple Crown Nominations - 357 horses were nominated by the January 22 early deadline. View the list sorted by name, sire, trainer, or owner.
Fillies in the Kentucky Derby - Here is a look at how fillies have done in the past.
Silent Witness now undefeated in 16 starts - He tied the 16 consecutive win mark set by Citation and Cigar and increased his earnings to HK$45 million with his win in the Chairman's Sprint Prize at Sha Tin.
Breeders' Cup at Monmouth Park Saved - It was amazing how quickly the dispute between the NJ Racing Commission and the NJ Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association was resolved once there was an outside threat.
Roses In May wins the 2005 Dubai World Cup - He justified his favoritism with a 3-length victory over Dynever and Choctaw Nation. Get the results and photos for all the races on the World Cup card here.
Mandella Back to Defend Dubai World Cup Title - He will be back with Congrats this year. Take a look at the top contenders for the World Cup plus US horses pointing for the other races on the card.
The Life And Times Of Northern Dancer - This new biography of the Canadian champion who went on to be one of the most influential sires of all time will air March 31, 2005 at 7pm ET on CBC Television.
Unbridled Auction and Gala - Over 500 people attended the "Ponies On Parade" Unbridled Gala and Auction to benefit the Northwest Center for disabled people. Here is a photo tour of the event courtesy of photographer Tina Hines.
Rock Hard Ten wins the Big Cap - Coming off a win in the Malibu last out, Rock Hard Ten rallied to win the Santa Anita Handicap by 1 3/4 lengths over Congrats and Borrego.
Stewart Elliot released from Federal Custody - Kentucky Derby winning jockey Stewart Elliott was detained Tuesday by U.S. Immigrations officials and released Wednesday afternoon. He could be deported because of a felony conviction 4 years ago.
Godolphin Seven Stars Contest - This free contest has prizes as large as $100,000 cash plus a trip to the Dubai World Cup.
Friends of New York Racing gets organized - They have announced their initial projects and goals. Tim Smith, former commissioner of NTRA, will be the president.
Derby Prep Results - Results and photos from the Fountain of Youth, Swale, Santa Catalina, Baldwin, Battaglia Memorial, and Mountain Valley Stakes on March 5.
Derby Prep Results - Results and photos from the Southwest and Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes on February 19.
Derby Prep Results - Results and photos from the Whirlaway, Risen Star, and San Vicente Stakes on February 12-13.
2005 Belmont Stakes Ticket Application - you have to get your application in by February 28 to get priority in the lottery for seats. Cost is from $20-$110 depending on where you want to sit. Seating chart is also available here.
Derby Prep Results - Results and photos from the Hutcheson, Holy Bull, and Sham Stakes on February 5.
Richard Migliore hits 4000 career wins - Jockey Richard Migliore rode two winners at Aqueduct on February 4 to reach the 4,000-victory plateau for his career.
Experimental Free Handicap - ranking the top 2-year-olds of 2004, determines who is a dual qualifier
Sunshine Millions Results - The Florida-breds scored the most points again this year, although Cal-bred Musique Toujours won the $1 million Classic. Get the results and photos for all eight races.
Trouble at NYRA - The future of New York racing looks grim with all the current problems at the New York Racing Association.
Owner Ken Ramsey fined and suspended - The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has fined owner Ken Ramsey $25,000 and suspended him for seven days for ethics violations over an incident at Turfway Park on December 31.
Patrick Valenzuela cleared to re-apply - He was cleared by a judge on a technicality and had been granted a new and very strict conditional license through the end of the year.
First Foal of 2005 - Born at 5:30pm on New Year's Day at Award Thoroughbreds in Emunclaw, WA, this son of Prospected may be the first foal of 2005.
Racing Stripes: The Interviews - Staci Layne Wilson brings us the inside scoop on the new children's horse racing movie that is out in theaters now.

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