Month: August 2019

Racing! CHRB to take up new racing dates – Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ponder fewer racing dates in 2020. Is it too soon to think about next year’s racing schedule? Actually, it’s a little late. On Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board plans to meet at Del Mar to discuss the racing…

Del Mar History: Victor Espinoza’s Unforgettable Seven-Win Day

When a jockey wins two races in a single afternoon, he’s enjoyed a successful day. Three wins signifies a banner afternoon and four is bound to generate buzz among racing fans and horseplayers. But how about seven wins in a single day? Only on the rarest of occasions will a jockey embark on such a…

Traditional horse-racing in South Africa’s Eastern Cape – BBC News

Image copyright Shaun Swingler Image caption Lubabalo has been racing horses since he was just five years old, which is not uncommon for a traditional jockey. Now aged 13, he is widely considered to be one of the leading young jockeys on the traditional horse-racing circuit. Image copyright Shaun Swingler Image caption Like many Xhosa…

Getting to Know Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf Contender Sistercharlie

The first two-time winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse, Sistercharlie won a berth into the Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf last week on her quest to become only the second two-time winner of that race. Winner of the Eclipse Award as champion turf female last year, Sistercharlie…

Where to Watch/Listen During Travers Stakes Week 2019

The 150th Runhappy Travers Stakes this Saturday, Aug. 24, at Saratoga Race Course anchors an elite racecard that also features six other graded stakes. Travers Day is the annual centerpiece of the historic Saratoga meet, and this year the $1.25 million, Grade 1 Travers should be especially important in determining the leaders of the 3-year-old male…