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Endangered New York Racing Season Saved; Paterson Introduces Bill to Provide $25 Million Loan to Keep Belmont, Saratoga and Aqueduct Tracks Open

The New York racing season looks like it’s been saved. A bill that would loan the New York Racing Authority, which essentially runs the Belmont, Aqueduct and Saratoga race tracks,  has been introduced to the New York legislature by Governor Paterson. That’s good news, one week before the June 5 Belmont Stakes. Here’s what the […]

Six of Canada’s Best Horses (and Four Trainers) Inducted into Hall of Fame

Because I like to cover horse racing around the world, I thought it would be nice to tip the hat to six horses and four individuals who will be inducted into the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Mister Big is one horse. Remember him? The second biggest pacer of all time in Canada. His […]

Presenting the Field for Today’s Preakness Stakes (Favorite, of Course, is Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby Winner)

Here is the field for today’s Preakness Stakes: Aikenite under jockey Javier Castellano with morning line odds of 20-1 Schoolyard Dreams under jockey Eibar Coa, 15-1 Pleasant Prince under jockey Julien Leparoux, 20-1 Northern Giant under jockey T. J. Thompson, 30-1 Yawanna Twist under jockey Edgar Prado, 30-1 Jackson Bend under jockey Mike Smith, 12-1 […]

Longshot Schoolyard Dreams Has a Shot in This Year’s Preakness

He’s a longshot, but bettors are seriously looking at Schoolyard Dreams as one of the horses that could beat Super Saver. In fact, he has. Don’t  ignore Schoolyard Dreams.  He lost the Tampa Bay Derby to Odysseus but just barely. That loss cost the horse a chance at the Kentucky Derby as he didn’t have […]

All Hail Super Saver, and Super “Jockey” Calvin Borel, Kentucky Derby Winners

Well, I shouldn’t have been surprised. The 136th Run for the Roses ended with jockey Calvin Borel winning AGAIN, the third time in the past four years. This time, on Super Saver. The horse went off at 12-1 odds. So winning the Derby was nothing new for this great jocket (from Louisiana)…not so for trainer Todd […]

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