Month: July 2021

Alan Leavitt Removed From Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Over Sexual Harrassment Allegations – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Harness Racing Hall of Famer Alan Leavitt has been removed from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over allegations of sexual harassment, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. The 85-year-old was removed via an executive order from Gov. Andy Beshear issued on July 16. Amy Cubbage, Beshear’s general counsel, told the Herald-Leader: “There is a standard of conduct and his…

Identifying Early Trends for Handicapping the 2021 Saratoga Meet

The Saratoga Race Course meet is in full swing! Through the first nine days, we’ve seen plenty of great racing action, featuring some of the top horses, jockeys, and trainers in the country. With almost a quarter of the meet already in the books, we’ve seen some trends begin to emerge. It can be important…

Chaos as ‘wrong’ Jessica Harrington horse ‘wins’ at Galway – The Guardian

There were chaotic scenes following a two-year-old fillies’ maiden at the Galway Festival on Tuesday evening after Alizarine, apparently a 4-1 winner on debut for trainer Jessica Harrington, was disqualified when she “could not be positively identified post-race”. This, it soon transpired, was because “Alizarine” was in fact Aurora Princess, a three-year-old filly due to…

Road to the Breeders’ Cup: Del Mar Takes the Spotlight with Two ‘Win and You’re In’ Preps

After a one-week break, the Road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships resumes this weekend in North America, with two Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” preps held at the seaside southern California track where the 38th renewal of the event will occur this November.  All eyes will be focused on picturesque Del Mar Saturday evening, where the winner of…

Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for July 28-Aug. 2

Last weekend marked a brief break in the schedule of “Win and You’re In” qualifying races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, but the action picks back up as July turns to August, with two preps slated to be run at Del Mar on Saturday and Sunday. First up is the Bing Crosby Stakes on…