Month: January 2019

2019 Withers Stakes at a Glance

The arrival of February puts the Kentucky Derby three months away and Saturday’s trio of stakes in New York, Florida, and California promise to showcase a couple of top contenders for the run for the roses. Here’s a closer look at the Grade 3 Withers Stakes, the second of three races for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct…

NJ racing: Taxpayers will chip in $100M for horse racing purses – Asbury Park Press

CLOSE First day of sports betting at the Meadowlands on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Michael Karas, NorthJersey The New Jersey Assembly approved a taxpayer-funded $100 million purse subsidy for the state’s horse racing industry Thursday, sending the measure to Gov. Phil Murphy for his consideration. Buy Photo Monmouth Park, the Meadowlands and Freehold Raceway are expected…

Holy Bull Stakes 2019: Odds and analysis – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: EQUI-PHOTO /Bill Denver The Grade 2, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes kicks off the 2019 Kentucky Derby trail at Gulfstream Park, where 10 3-year-olds have been entered for the 1 1/16-mile prep led by undefeated Maximus Mischief. Points toward a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate May 4 will be awarded on a 10-4-2-1 scale,…

Withers Stakes 2019: Odds and analysis – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Courtesy of the NYRA Aqueduct’s Grade 3 Withers Stakes marks the second stop on New York’s road to the 2019 Kentucky Derby, with Saturday’s race carrying a $250,000 purse and Derby qualifying points to the Top 4 finishers on a 10-4-2-1 scale.The mile and an eighth distance represents a challenge for most 3-year-olds at…

Gallant Gray Warhorse Praetereo Easing into Career as OTTB

Praetereo proved to be fast during his racing career, winning 11 of his 82 starts – including a stakes race – and finishing on the board 29 other times. But the speed at which Sharon Potter adopted him from ReRun may have been even faster than any of his races. Potter already had an off-track Thoroughbred…