Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will be favored in the Preakness Stakes, but trainer Bob Baffert also is entering the highly regarded Concert Tour.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is allowing racebooks to take bets on more races from Churchill Downs, not just the Kentucky Oaks on Friday and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
With just over a week until the race, it’s clear that local bettors are going to be faced with either a long drive or a watered-down wagering menu.
A contract dispute between the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association and Churchill Downs Inc., which is in its 18th month, may severely limit wagering options in Nevada.
Nevada’s key COVID-19 metrics remained elevated compared to recent lows, with 395 new cases of the disease and 14 deaths over the preceding day, according to state data.
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.
Nevada registered its highest one-day total of new COVID-19 cases in nearly a month, with 618 recorded over the preceding day, according to state data posted Thursday.
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.
But the state on Wednesday reported higher than average numbers of new coronavirus cases and deaths during the preceding day.
New cases, deaths, positivity rate and hospitalizations continue to trend lower as Clark County registered its 3,600th death from the disease caused by the new coronavirus.