Belmont Park will offer eight Grade 1 stakes featuring top horses in virtually every division on Saturday’s card, in addition to two lesser stakes.
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 new horse racing track in Prescott Valley, Arizona, which has a small-town feel but an A-list team calling the shots, runs its inaugural meet through Labor Day.
The Kentucky Derby controversy is finally calming down despite a challenge by the owner of disqualified Maximum Security. Meantime, Arizona Downs opens its doors.
As 13 horses prepare to contest the second leg of the Triple Crown Saturday at Pimlico, suspensions and lawsuits keep Kentucky Derby disqualification on the front burner.
Rules in place in other racing jurisdictions around the globe don’t require stewards to penalize a horse for an infraction if it is much the best in a race.
The rules of horse racing clearly state that leaping in front of and bumping a rival is not allowed. The rule does not require that the interference be intentional.
The withdrawal of the 4-1 morning line favorite was a crushing disappointment to horse racing fans and hard-core horseplayers alike, but where chaos exists, opportunity awaits.
With the Kentucky Derby coming Saturday, numerous Las Vegas Valley racebooks are offering free handicapping seminars to offer expert observations and opinions on the field for the 145th Run for the Roses.
Follow the riders through the game of musical saddles leading up to the Run for the Roses on May 4 at Churchill Downs.
The 53-year-old Hall of Fame rider announced Tuesday that he will ride Arkansas Derby winner Omaha Beach in the Kentucky Derby on May 4 rather than Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster.
The final major Kentucky Derby prep races — the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park — will be run Saturday.
The death of another horse — the 23rd fatality of the current meet — prompted California Sen. Dianne Feinstein to call for an immediate suspension of racing at the track. But the show will go on this weekend and the stakes are huge.
Barry Meadow’s new tome “The Skeptical Handicapper” marries a deep data dive with a thorough exploration of the mental makeup required to be a winning player.
Management at Santa Anita now plans to reopen for racing on March 29 after agreeing to delay its edict banning all race-day medication. But some industry groups are panning the new rule, saying it will actually harm horses.