NOW

By | October 22, 2019

RACING AND THE WINDS OF CHANGE Ban of race day medication expected to be announced by AGCO Haven’t we had this discussion before? A quick Google search of ‘banning race day medications’ in horse racing will yield a plethora of news items going back five, 10 years and more. The Toronto Star featured a story on the Ontario… Read More »

CHART

By | October 22, 2019

WILD RIDE ON THE KENTUCKY DERBY TRAIL War of Will bobbles in La.; Canadian-owned ‘Fate’ finishes strong 2nd in N.M. Four weeks from this Saturday and the current top 3-year-olds in America will compete for the most famous race of all, the Kentucky Derby (G1). As expected, this year’s crop continues to provide surprises with this past Saturday… Read More »

LARGE

By | October 21, 2019

  BIG RACING, BIG DECISIONS Tune in Thursday around 1 p.m. to listen to CHRB meeting   Don’t plan to stray from the TV or computer screen Saturday as it is one of the biggest and most important weekends in the sport. Beginning Saturday morning with the DUBAI WORLD CUP card from Meydan, the day then fires up… Read More »

UPWARD

By | October 21, 2019

 CALIFORNIA HORSE RACING BOARD MEETING “Horse racing is an insular society and far too many people were completely oblivious to the gravity of the situation. It’s not 1935 anymore. People love animals and don’t want to see them be abused. That’s why there’s no more circus, no more SeaWorld and why 41 states have laws on the books… Read More »

MARATHON

By | October 21, 2019

  Out of the fog in Dubai – VANESSA NG PHOTO – courtesy horse-races.net                           Good morning racing fans! Dubai is sent to get underway with its $35 million Dubai World Cup card. On this side of the world, there is a cool card at Gulfstream,… Read More »

APRIL

By | October 21, 2019

MAXIMUM EXCITEMENT Offered for $16K claiming first time out Maximum Security is KY Derby-bound Taking advantage of a scenario where no other horse wanted to set the pace, Gary and Mary West’s homebred MAXIMUM SECURITY led all the way to win the prestigious Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream on Saturday at 9 to 2. The colt, a son… Read More »