LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was getting late in the day, and trainer John Sadler’s 0-for-43 record at the Breeders’ Cup was starting to loom large. Expert Eye had run down Catapult to nose him out in the stretch of the Breeders’ Cup Mile. Favored Catalina Cruiser didn’t show up in the Dirt Mile. Sadler might
DERBY DAY BEST Flemington Race 5 No.2 Zousain (James McDonald) – $3.80 His father won it, his Father’s Father won it, even his Father’s Father’s Father won it, and now I expect Zousain to keep up the family tradition and win the Coolmore Stud Stakes and finally get the Group I he so truly deserves.
The 35th edition of the Breeders’ Cup will be held Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs. First post of the weekend is at 12:55 p.m. ET Friday, and the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run under the lights at 5:44 p.m. ET Saturday. Here’s why you should consider tuning in this weekend: What is it?
NEW YORK — W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell, who pioneered the concept of shared ownership of thoroughbred racehorses and was a longtime advocate for the American racing industry, has died. He was 91. He died Saturday at his home in Aiken, South Carolina, the New York Racing Association said Sunday. Campbell made his mark in 1969
From day one Guard of Honour has been a smart short-course galloper and when things go his way in a race he can look even better than that. He likes two things; a dry track and no more than 1000 metres. Given both on Saturday at Moonee Valley, he has his best chance to show
That is how trainer Chris Waller responds to the question of his great mare – arguably the greatest horse to grace the Australian turf – being ‘gifted’ a victory in the 2018 Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m). Winx will face a field of seven opponents as she takes to the Moonee Valley circuit for the
NEW YORK — Richard Violette Jr., a thoroughbred trainer who advocated tirelessly on behalf of racetrack backstretch workers and improved care for retired racehorses, has died. He was 65. Violette died Sunday at his home in Delray Beach, Florida, after a long struggle with lung cancer, according to the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association. Violette
NEW YORK — Javier Castellano won consecutive races to give the Hall of Fame jockey his 5,000th career victory in North America. The 41-year-old rider won the $200,000 Mohawk aboard Offering Plan in the third race at Belmont Park on Saturday and followed up with a triumph in the next race aboard Runaway Lute in
VISTA, Calif. — Famed former jockey Patrick Valenzuela has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence for slapping his girlfriend at a Southern California restaurant. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the seven-time Breeders Cup winner entered the plea earlier this week, was fined nearly $900 and ordered to take domestic violence recovery classes. Prosecutors say
SATURDAY’S BEST Caulfield Race 6 No.1 Thinkin’ Big (Tim Clark) – $4.20 For the most part, we’ve already seen that the Sydney three-year-old form, especially amongst the males, is superior to their Melbourne counterparts. I expect that to continue for the remainder of the Spring, including those heading towards the Derby. Without breaking it down