Month: September 2019

Pennsylvania Derby 2019: Odds and analysis – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Mark Wyville/EQUI-PHOTO The Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, the signature event at Parx Racing, has risen in importance since moving from Labor Day weekend in 2010 to its current location on the calendar in late September. Since then, Will Take Charge in 2013 and West Coast four years later used the race to enhance…

Fabulous Forego: Superstar of the Handicap Division

A bank of menacing grey clouds rolled low over the barns at Belmont Park the morning of Oct. 2, 1976. A steady rain began to pelt the Long Island track. It was bad news for trainer Frank Whiteley. In 47 previous starts, his champion Forego had run only once on an off-track, finishing third. But…

Horse Racing’s Tough Year Keeps Getting Tougher – The New York Times

Horse owners, trainers and racetrack executives are supposed to take care of their athletes, equine and human. When they do not, both are at risk. As we saw earlier this year, 30 horses had to be euthanized after sustaining devastating injuries at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. Their riders, fortunately, were not seriously injured.…

Saturday Sports: Horse Racing, Antonio Brown – NPR

A juiced triple crown winner and an NFL player accused of sexual assault can still play: NPR’s Scott Simon talks with ESPN’s Michele Steele about this week in sports. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: And now to the mellow sounds of B.J. Lederman, who writes our theme music. It’s time for sports. (SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC) SIMON: Another…

Big-Race Showdown: Churchill Juvenile Preps, Woodbine Mile

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 Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 1 and 2. The handicappers face off in what we like to call “Big-Race Showdown.”…