Third start off the layoff, and this time, McKinzie was ready to roll. Looking very much like the colt that got bet down to 7-2 second choice against a deep Breeders’ Cup Classic field, and nothing at all like the one who staggered home 12th in that same race.
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
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,
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…
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 …
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...
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 date
The 24th running of the Indiana Derby (G3) is this Saturday at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. Indiana Derby Day is always the most exciting day of racing in the Hoosier State. For the general racing fan it may just be another Derby on the 3-year-old calendar. But for me, it’s so much more.
Justify, an unraced colt just four months ago became the 13th Triple Crown winner last Saturday. There are no words to sum up his magnificence both in talent and physique. He is the rarest of athletes – able to deliver on his promise and potential each time he’s competed. The only tarnish on his royal sheen
We are not quite halfway through 2018 on the calendar, but with completion of the Belmont Stakes comes the unofficial break from the first half of the season to the next. With plenty of historic racing already in the books, let’s hand out the Mid-Season Awards to the horses that would win the hardware if the season