Horse Racing News

Asmussen-Trained Untapable Wins Mother Goose Stakes

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on June 30, 2014
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With four straight wins, including the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, Untapable is under the spotlight as one of the season’s most promising racehorses. Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Steve Asmussen, the three-year-old filly crossed the finish line nine-and-a-quarter lengths in the lead with a time of 1:41.48...

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California Chrome Wins Preakness, Belmont Up Next

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on May 19, 2014

With crowds cheering him on enthusiastically, California Chrome passed the winning post in first place by a length-and-a-half in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. With a time of 1:54.84 he was just less than two seconds short of the track record of 1:53.00 set by Secretariat in 1973. Having won the Kentucky Derby, the next obvious goal for California Chrome would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7, with a shot at the Triple Crown title...

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California Chrome Claims Kentucky Derby Victory

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on May 5, 2014

As the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, more commonly referred to simply as the 'Triple Crown', the Kentucky Derby is a highly competitive and exciting event. Trainers from all over the United States enter their horses with a view to winning and moving on to compete in the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, with the ultimate goal of claiming the prestigious Triple Crown title...

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Harness Racing Awards for 2013 Season

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on February 24, 2014

Three-year-old filly trotter Bee A Magician made a big impression at the 2013 Dan Patch Awards banquet at Dover Downs on Sunday February 23, where she was named 2013 Horse of the Year by the US Harness Writers Association...

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Galileo’s Filly Fetches Record Price

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on October 14, 2013

Retired to stud in October 2001, the racehorse Galileo continues to make the news from time to time, the most recent being related to the price tag of a filly he sired. The as yet unnamed filly sold for $8.36 million at an auction in Newmarket – reportedly the highest price ever for a yearling filly – to a stable owned by the Qatari royal family...

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Jockey Gary Stevens Continues Winning Streak

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on September 30, 2013

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens added five victories to his already impressive string of achievements this past weekend at Santa Anita. He started off on Saturday riding All for Us to victory in the Maiden Special Weight; followed by a win in the Grade One Zenyatta Stakes aboard Beholder; first place aboard Mucho Macho Man in the Grade One...

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Goldencents Heads for Kentucky Derby

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on April 11, 2013

Run at Churchill Downs over a distance of one and a quarter miles, the Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds. The race is sometimes referred to as "The Run for the Roses", being a reference to the blanket of roses the winner...

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Frankel #1 in World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

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on December 20, 2012

Compiled annually by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings assess all horses rated at 115 or above by the World Thoroughbred Rankings conference that have competed during the calendar year...

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Game On Dude Classic Favorite as Pre-entered Contestants Announced

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on October 25, 2012

Set to take place on 2-3 November, and televised live on both NBC and the NBC Sports Network, The Breeders' Cup has 180 pre-entered contestants for the event at Santa Anita Park. As anticipated, Game On Dude is currently the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic with early odds at 2-1 for winning the $5 million race...

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Opening Weekend Excitement at Santa Anita

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on September 27, 2012

Horse racing enthusiasts are in for plenty of excitement at Santa Anita Park this weekend as the track opens its doors for its autumn meet...

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