There’s two ways of looking at this: Admiration for the horse who dances every single dance; or, how much racing is too much racing?
Only one horse in 2018 ran in each leg of the Triple Crown, as well as the Breeders’ Cup. Yes, Bravazo is a modern day iron horse. The son of Awesome Again is not the first for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. We only have to recall the schedule of his remarkable filly Lady’s Secret, before she finally went off form, to understand his penchant for letting his runners run.
Of course, horse racing is viewed (and judged) a little differently than it was back in the day of the “Iron Lady”. Doing what’s best for the health of a horse is arguably more important today than it’s ever been, both from a public relations standpoint, and out of compassion for this majestic creature.read more
Maximus Mischief took an important step on the road to Kentucky Derby 2019 when he stretched out to two-turns while winning the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct by 2 ¼ lengths. In doing so, the Parx Racing-based son of Into Mischief stayed unbeaten in three career starts and earned hisread more
If you’ve never heard of Vasilika, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A 4-year-old daughter of Skipshot, she was running for a tag of $32,000 just a year ago. In fact, she was even competing in the lower ranks earlier this year. It’s time to get to know her. Armed with a winning streak which has reached eight,read more
Accelerate proved himself a champion once and for all with another topnotch performance on Saturday. This time it came on the grand stage of Churchill Downs and the richest race of all the World Championships. His victory from the far outside post in the Breeders’ Cupread more
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships did exactly what it was supposed to do this past weekend and that is crown champions. Over the long racing season that culminated in a weekend full of impressive performances, two horses stood out in my mind as they answered every question…read more
With Game Winner’s clear-cut victory in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, he not only clinched the Eclipse Award as the top 2-year-old, but he also vaulted to the top of the Road to 2019 Kentucky Derby points standings. The son of Candy Ride, who was purchased as a yearling for onlyread more
Over the last decade, horse racing fans have been blessed to witness some of the greatest fillies and mares to have ever graced the racetrack: Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra, Songbird, Beholder, Black Caviar, Goldikova, and Winx, just to name a few. It has truly been a golden age of great female race horses across …read more
We’re just a mere week from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the excitement is beginning to rise as the contenders turn in their final works. Once again, I shine the spotlight on a Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) contender who I feel has a big chance of not only running …read more
No Triple Crown winner has ever been denied the honor of being named Horse of the Year — not one. Therefore, it would be easy to assume that this year’s race was effectively over the exact moment that Justify crossed the wire first in the Belmont Stakes. While many voters undoubtedly considered their …read more
Less than two weeks from the World Championships, one of the races being talked about least so far on the entire card is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Considering the past performances of the young females who will be lining up for the 1 1/16-mile test over the main track, this is one race…read more
It’s mid-October, which means two things: The Breeders’ Cup is right around the corner (just two weeks away) and the NCAA football season is heating up with the top programs looking to emerge with an opportunity to stake their spot in the college football playoffs.read more
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are a mere three weeks away. As the contenders for each division compete in their final preps, the Classic division has been left with more questions than answers. The Breeders’ Cup has historically provided greatread more
With his victory in the Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita, Game Winner became the second horse to win a race on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The son of Candy Ride remained unbeaten after three career starts.read more
For anyone who’s spent more than a few days, never mind years, trying to cash a winning bet, disqualifications suck. Look, they just do and here’s the biggest reasons why - inconsistency. There are two kinds of inconsistency in the world of...read more
Predicting the Eclipse Award for Male Turf Champion in 2018 is no easy task. The division is wide open. In a year like this, what happens late in the season will most likely sway the voters one way or the other. The most important turf race run in America to dateread more
Cairo Cat became the first winner on the Road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby when he rallied from seventh place at odds of 17-1 to win the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs by a half-length. Not only did the son of Cairo Prince become the first winner of 10 Derbyread more
The Pick 5 is my primary wager, even when I only have $50 in my hand I tend to swing for this 50-cent base wager. For my time, effort, and bankroll the Pick 5 presents the biggest bang for my buck. Of course, I’ve had some success with the wager – hitting it eight times in 2017.read more
The road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby kicks off on Saturday, September 15, with the running of the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs. Once again, there are 35 races that offer qualifying points for the Derby with the 19-race “Prep Season” and the final 16-race …read more
If you are thinking about our joining our exciting new opportunity at Derby Day Racing, you better act now. The 2018 2yo Partnership will be closing in a matter of days.
This partnership will officially be closed on Wednesday, September 19. That’sread more
The 2018 summer racing season unofficially ended last weekend when Saratoga and Del Mar closed their doors on Labor Day. Racing on both coasts was successful based on total handle numbers that accounted for both on track and interstate wageringread more
Excitement is building for Team Derby Day Racing. The group of passionate racing fans is thrilled and excited to announce the purchase of Painismygain as the second promising juvenile to join the stable. The handsome son of Trappe Shot joins Sooner Schooner (Lookin At Lucky)read more
Derby Day Racing is forming a new 2018 two-year-old partnership. We will purchase three juveniles this summer, either at the upcoming sales, or by way of a private purchase.
Our goal with our first partnership is to hit a home run. We will target two-year-olds who we believe have the potential to win at two, but even moreread more
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