Month: May 2019

Cute Foals of the Week for May 5

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…

Sportview: It is time to end horse racing – Sharonherald

Hey, when is that Kentucky Derby? Oh, it was run yesterday? Of course I knew that, but in truth I had very little interest. I am not a horse-racing fan and I think the number of followers of the “Sport of Kings” is declining in great numbers. I saw an article recently questioning…

How a Kentucky Derby Loss Launched Bob Baffert’s Legend

Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby quest began in agonizing fashion in 1996. Cavonnier appeared to gain control during the stretch run only to have Grindstone grind away at his margin until they hit the finish line together. To the naked eye, it was impossible to separate the colts. Finish-line cameras showed Grindstone had prevailed by a nose.…

Tacos and Trifectas: Miss Taco USA, Kentucky Oaks and Derby Plays

Welcome to Tacos and Trifectas! Each week, America’s Best Racing’s Southern California correspondent Jose Contreras – @LosPonies to those who follow him on Twitter – will provide a taco review along with a selection that he will key in trifecta bets in hopes of winning some cash to buy more tacos! Contreras will map out a trifecta…