Month: March 2019

Cute Foals of the Week for March 10

Thoroughbreds in North America all celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 1, so as soon as the New Year rolls around, so does “foaling season” – that magical time that lasts from the beginning of January through the late spring when racehorse babies are born. In this weekly piece, we’ll bring you the best of new…

Gotham Stakes 2019 odds, contenders, lineup: Horse racing legend who nailed Triple Crown races releases top picks – CBS Sports

There are plenty of talented contenders in Saturday’s highly-anticipated race at Aqueduct. The 2019 Gotham Stakes, part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifying process, goes to post at 5 p.m. ET with a competitive eight-horse field. The $300,000 event features many of the nation’s top three-year-olds, including Instagrand, the 1-1 favorite in the…

Saturday Stakes: Gotham Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby

by: Rich Bieglmeier Saturday was supposed to host three Championship Series, Kentucky Derby qualifying races with the winners receiving 50 points, 20 points for second, 10 for third and 5 for fourth, added to their Derby qualifying totals. Based on 2018’s final Kentucky Derby Standings, it’s likely the winners of the Tampa Bay Derby, Gotham…

Keys to a Horse Reversing its Racing Fortune

It’s not unusual for horses who finished 1-2 in a race to meet again. And it’s not unusual for the runner-up to gain a measure of revenge in the rematch. Yes, Affirmed beat Alydar in all three legs of the Triple Crown. Yet there are plenty of times similar to the day when Easy Goer finally…