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A Quiet Home of Racing Champions in Aiken

March 22, 2017 |

By Mary Perdue Many racing fans might be surprised to learn that 40 champions have spent significant part of their training career in historic Aiken, SC. The Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame Museum, located inside the city’s historic Hopelands Gardens, features trophies, photos, news clippings and other memorabilia from noteworthy greats, including 2013 Belmont Stakes (GI) winner […]

Breeders’ Cup Distaff: Beholder, Stellar Wind, Songbird Lead Field

November 1, 2016 |

By Laura Pugh Not to be upstaged by the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) run on Saturday, Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) drew an all-star field of its own. Seven of the eight starters are grade 1 winners, and three of those lovely ladies are champions. Last year’s Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly Songbird, champion 3-year-old filly […]

Kentucky Oaks Day 2016 Results, Recaps, Photos

May 6, 2016 |

Kentucky Oaks Day 2016 Results, Recaps, Photos: Kentucky Derby weekend kicked off with the Kentucky Oaks and Oaks Day festivities on Friday, May 6, 2016. Curalina won the La Troienne Stakes with jockey John Velazquez. Carina Mia and jockey Julien Leparoux won the Eight Belles Stakes. Rocket Heat and jockey Flavien Prat won the Twin Spires […]

Wedding Toast, Curalina Outclass Beldame Rivals

September 23, 2015 |

Wedding Toast, Curalina Outclass Beldame Rivals: Gamblers preferring vertical wagers might find the Beldame Invitational (GI) disappointing. Only six horses enter the gate on Saturday for the nine furlong event at Belmont Park. The two expected favorites, Wedding Toast and Curalina, hold the best chance. One contender, House Rules, may pull off an upset with […]

Curalina, I’m a Chatterbox Lead Confusing Alabama Stakes

August 19, 2015 |

Curalina, I’m a Chatterbox Lead Confusing Alabama Stakes: Official results aside, nothing about the Coaching Club American Oaks (GI) made clear which filly is best in the three-year-old female division. Curalina won, but I’m a Chatterbox ran courageously while crossing the wire first and losing via disqualification. A couple of conspiracy theorists argued the stewards put […]

Coaching Club American Oaks: Curalina One of Many Stars

July 23, 2015 |

Coaching Club American Oaks: Curalina One of Many Stars- Todd Pletcher and the term “value” rarely go in the same sentence when discussing horse odds in a Saratoga Race Course event. In this instance, Curalina’s final odds in the Coaching Club American Oaks (GI) on Sunday may end up decent considering her record and trainer. The […]

Backwheel Shook Up in Acorn Stakes at Belmont

June 3, 2015 |

Backwheel Shook Up in Acorn Stakes at Belmont: Predicting the horse that will finish second is a foreign concept to many bettors, even some experienced ones. From the beginning, racing fans are inclined to think about races in terms of which horses will win or lose. No one wants their favorite horse to lose, and bettors […]