Month: June 2019

Big-Race Showdown: Met Mile, Belmont Stakes Picks

For the third year in a row, America’s Best Racing is challenging some of the brightest minds in horse betting to come up with their top three picks for key races every weekend leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, beginning with the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26. The…

Senate hearing looks at good, bad of horse racing – Times Union

Senators listen to testimony during a public hearing on the welfare of racehorses in New York state on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Albany, NY. (Phoebe Sheehan/Times Union) Senators listen to testimony during a public hearing on the welfare of racehorses in New York state on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Albany, NY. (Phoebe Sheehan/Times…

Tyler Gaffalione’s Belmont Diary: Focused on Winning

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione is widely viewed as one of racing’s brightest young stars, and with good reason. Gaffalione, 24, is a native of Davie, Fla. He grew up in racing since his father (Steve) and grandfather (Bobby) were jockeys. He had his first pony when he was 4 years old. After Gaffalione earned the Eclipse…

Ward outlines his sizable Royal Ascot contingent – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Eclipse Sportswire Wesley Ward’s found a niche taking talented young American race horses to England and winning at Royal Ascot.Ward will look to add to his 10 Royal Ascot victories when eight 2-year-old trainees compete June 18-22. He’ll also saddle Bound for Nowhere, a 5-year-old targeting June 22’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1)“I’m bringing a…