When the dust settles, we should at least be able to predict with some certainty who the Derby favorite will be: Essential Quality or Concert Tour.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor at the Review-Journal and he writes a weekly horse racing column. The column is posted on Thursday's and appears in Friday's print edition. He previously covered horse racing for the San Francisco Examiner, the Thoroughbred Times and NBCSports.com. Follow @mike_brunker on Twitter
It’s “April Madness” for horse racing fans with the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby scheduled for Saturday, a month before the Kentucky Derby.
Greatest Honour, the Shug McGaughey-trained son of Tapit has victories in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes and the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes.
Creation of the first federal regulatory body for horse racing hit a speed bump this week when a national horseman’s group filed a lawsuit arguing the law is unconstitutional.
That, at least, is the contention of the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association, which represents the state’s horse racing bet-takers in negotiations with Churchill Downs Inc.
Three contentious races on the road to the Triple Crown and what promises to be a memorable edition of the “Big ‘Cap” await horseplayers on Saturday.
A contract dispute between the state’s racebooks and Churchill Downs Inc., which has dragged on for nearly 16 months, is limiting wagering opportunities and testing patience.
With less than three months until the Kentucky Derby and a key prep slated this weekend, it’s time take a look at the early 3-year-old picture as it slowly comes into focus.
Many horseplayers don’t pay attention to “takeout,” the amount of each dollar wagered that the track keeps for purses, operations, profit and taxes before paying winning tickets.
The owners of Gulfstream Park have tried several ways to lure a young and well-heeled crowd to the Pegasus World Cup over its five-year existence — most of which had little to do with horse racing.
Contract dispute between state’s parimutuel association and Churchill Downs prevents wagering on Fair Grounds’ fixture, one of the year’s first stakes races for 3-year-olds.
Against all odds, the watershed Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is now law. Here’s what comes next and what it could mean for horseplayers.
Santa Anita’s winter-spring meeting begins Saturday with an 11-race card chock-full of stakes races, with six on the card, five of them graded.