LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Justify has been made the early 3-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Europe-based Mendelssohn the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Justify with Humberto Gomez aboard gallops Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images Trained by four-time Derby winner Bob Baffert, Justify drew the No.
The pick of the midweek racing action comes from Canterbury and Warrnambool, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchel Lamb bringing you the best betting options for a happy day’s punting. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 2 No.9 Seasons (Tim Clark) – $2.50 It’s not unusual for Les Bridge to have a handy three-year-old filly in the stable and
In 2003, $15.2 billion was gambled on horse races in the United States. That number dropped to $10.5 billion by 2014, although there have been modest gains the past three years. Even as its marquee event, the Kentucky Derby, gets set for its 144th renewal this Saturday, it’s clear the horse racing industry could use
The best of the midweek racing comes from Flemington and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding options at both circuits. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Flemington Race 8 No. 7 Maximus (James Winks) – $3.90 Maximus is taking some very positive steps forward this campaign, and I can’t see that progression ending with a loss
The horse named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not run in the Kentucky Derby. Phoenix Thoroughbreds ownership group announced Monday that Gronkowski the horse developed a fever over the weekend and is unable to make the journey to Churchill Downs. Gronkowski, who is part-owner of the horse, tweeted about his namesake.
Now people can really say Rob Gronkowski is horsing around. The New England Patriots tight end has bought a minority stake in a racehorse that is named after him and will race in the Kentucky Derby. It’s official, I am part of the Gronkowski Team!GRONK ACQUIRES A STAKE IN GRONK … THE KENTUCKY DERBY-BOUND RACEHORSE!Check
The best of the midweek racing comes from Sandown and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding options at both circuits. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Sandown (Lakeside) Race 1 No.4 Night Falls (Mark Zahra) – $2.80 You’ll have to put up with the somewhat skinny quote here, but Night Falls will be breaking his maiden
Bill Nack, the former Sports Illustrated reporter and author known for his coverage of horse racing, and who chronicled Secretariat in particular, has died at the age of 77. He died Friday at his Washington home from complications associated with cancer. Nack was awarded the 2017 PEN/ESPN America Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing,
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. Bill Nack knew the ending to “The Great Gatsby” by heart, not just that last line, but the entire final page. At a moment’s notice, he could recite it in English and Spanish. It wasn’t just a parlor trick. Bill did
AINTREE, England — As a child growing up in Ireland, Davy Russell used to gather up bundles of freshly mown grass in his garden with his brother and cousins in the early spring and pretend they were fences in the Grand National Steeplechase. “I’ve actually won the Grand National thousands of times,” he said with
Vino Rosso survived a stewards’ inquiry to win the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes and earn 100 points toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by John Velazquez, Vino Rosso ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.79 at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York, on Saturday for trainer Todd Pletcher. Vino Rosso and Enticed hooked up
ARCADIA, Calif. — Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite with a three-length victory over Bolt d’Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. 1 Related Trained by Bob Baffert and winner of his three career starts by a combined 19 lengths, Justify had to finish first or second to
HAZEL PARK, Mich. — A horse racing venue north of Detroit is shutting down after nearly 70 years of operation. Hazel Park Raceway said Thursday in a news release that it had agreed to sell its assets and was expected to close the deal within a few weeks. Terms of the deal were not released.
CAMDEN, S.C. — Balance the Budget jumped out early and went on to a more than six lengths victory Saturday in the Colonial Cup, the first Grade 1 race of the National Steeplechase Association season. Balance the Budget of Stonelea’s Stable move out strongly and opened a 20-length lead on the 2 3/8ths mile Springdale
Still upset over his firing by Louisville, former coach Rick Pitino says he won’t attend this year’s Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, even though his filly is set to run in the race. Pitino, who was fired by Louisville in October after an FBI investigation into corruption and bribery in college basketball recruiting, is part
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Audible ran away in the stretch to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby on Saturday, further cementing himself as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby. An eight-week layoff was no problem for Audible, who will take a four-race win streak into the Triple Crown campaign that starts May 5 at
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Thunder Snow stormed past race favorite West Coast to complete a stunning night for local stable Godolphin in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Beneath Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon, Thunder Snow triumphed by more than five lengths. It was the fourth Group One win of the night for Godolphin, owned
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — No trainers have sent more horses to the Kentucky Derby than D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher, which may bode well for Jonathan Thomas. Lukas mentored Pletcher — a Hall of Famer teaching a sure-fire future Hall of Famer. And then Pletcher mentored Thomas, who now finds himself in position for