Month: July 2019

Betting Against Maximum Security in Haskell Invitational

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series continues on Saturday, July 20 with the $1 million, Grade 1 TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park. Seven three-year-olds, including three veterans of the Triple Crown, have been entered to contest this prestigious 1 1/8-mile race, which serves as a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the November 2 Grade…

South Dakota horse racing – Tri-State Livestock News

Fairs and rodeos are on the schedules for many rural South Dakotans this summer, but many of them missed one of their favorite entertainment venues. Neither the Aberdeen nor the Fort Pierre horse race track was able to hold races this spring. Even as South Dakota-born trainer Bill Mott placed first and third in the…

What We’re Learning From Horse Racing Research – TheHorse.com

Researchers worldwide are examining ways to prevent injuries in racehorses; their findings could help prevent issues in sport horses, as well When a racehorse suffers a catastrophic injury in a high-profile race, the industry makes headlines … for all the wrong reasons. In recent decades mainstream media has shone a spotlight on racing injuries, and…

Wickerr: Bobby Frankel’s Del Mar Specialist

Once upon a time, not all that many years ago, there was a Thoroughbred racehorse named Wickerr who called California his home. Much like the fabled Goldilocks, Wickerr was a picky individual with clear-cut preferences. But whereas Goldilocks could verbally communicate her disdain for poorly made porridge or uncomfortable beds, Wickerr – being a horse…

Former longtime T-P horseracing scribe Bob Fortus dies at 69 – NOLA.com

Bob Fortus, a longtime Times-Picayune writer who won national awards for his painstaking coverage of horse racing in New Orleans over three decades, died Tuesday of complications of injuries he suffered when a car struck him on March 29. Fortus, who died in Capitol House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baton Rouge, was 69. Fortus,…

Tacos and Trifectas: California Fish Grill, Opening Day Play at Del Mar

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…