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.
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
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.
This year’s Eclipse Award ballot provides a much needed refresher in a year when our attention was so often diverted from the track.
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.
The Bob Baffert-trained colt tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby, but the case was quietly dismissed and he went on to sweep the Triple Crown.
Both reported zero fatalities at recent meets, a sharp contrast to last year when critics were literally at the gates of both facilities after a spate of horse deaths.
The Classic features one of the most accomplished fields assembled for the 1¼-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, with eight of the 10 entrants having earned more than $1 million.
In a stunning reversal, Ahmed Zayat filed for bankruptcy protection this week, just five years after American Pharoah, a colt he bred and owned, captured the Triple Crown,
Betting the Kentucky Derby at Las Vegas racebooks Saturday was a hit-or-miss proposition, with different wagering schemes and payoff caps in place at various resorts.
The 3-5 morning line favorite in the delayed Derby has all the attributes you look for in a major league racehorse: natural speed, quick acceleration and proven stamina.
The buzz is building among racing fans over Tiz the Law, the expected heavy favorite in the 146th running of the race on Sept. 5 and a potential superstar.
If approved by the Gaming Commission, the arrangement will require racebooks to book the bets as they did before the advent of parimutuel wagering in Nevada in the early 1990s.
It’s rare to see a 3-year-old colt dominate to the degree that Tiz the Law has in four races this year, including last weekend’s Travers Stakes, the Belmont Stakes and Florida Derby.