Christie?s Sporting & Wildlife Art auction on 5 June 2013 will feature over 50 paintings of horses, which show a shift in the naturalistic representation of animals throughout the ages. The auction includes 113 lots with works from the 18th to the 20th centuries, ranging from £1,000 to £80,000. Show More Summary
Banned trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is facing more trouble after 7 horses tested positive for steroids. British horse racing authorities (BHA) released a statement noting that they found stanozolol during testing with the horses, an anabolic steroid that improves muscle growth in animals and has also been used as treatment for humans with anemia. The most notable horse in [...]Show More Summary
British racing authorities confirm more horses test positive for steroids, including 2012 St Leger winner Encke.
'Really, it always comes down to the horse,' co-owner Janney says Orb didn't make it win number two. Instead Oxbow takes the win at this year's Preakness race.
You may now cease caring about horse racing.
Photos from Victory Racing Plates, a Baltimore-based horse shoe manufacturer whose plates have been on eight of the 11 horses that won the Triple Corwn. (Courtesy of Only A Game's Sam Gallant)It's Preakness Stakes day in the USA! Whether you think Kentucky Derby winner Orb is a shoe-in to win in his Jim Bayes Jr. Show More Summary
Today is the Preakness, the second race in the Triple Crown. It is my personal favorite race of the Triple Crown Races. Here is a picture I took last year at the race: My mother, who analyzed the Kentucky Derby HERE, sent me her analysis of the Preakness line-up. Show More Summary
Monday could be the start of a bear market. Kentucky Derby winner Orb will be the heavy favorite to win the 138th running of the Preakness at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course this afternoon, the second leg of horse racing’s triple crown. If Orb wins he will likely be a big favorite to become the first [...]
This is the second in a series of posts, corresponding with horse racing’s Triple Crown, examining safety issues facing the sport. Part one appears here. When nine horses leave the gates at Pimlico in the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown Saturday afternoon, they will mark the end of a sporting era. For the [...]
Outside beverages were banned from the Preakness Stakes in 2009. It ended an era where the debauchery in the infield was nearly as big as the actual horse race. The infield used to be insane — filled with flying beers, mud, boobs, and a whole lot of drunk people. Show More Summary
Orb is great Orb is this and Orb that, c'mon people, the horse won in the goop. I've been handicapping races for a long long time and one of my steadfast rules is to not rate off track races unless it is the only race the horse has in its past performances, and if that is the case, do so with extreme reluctancy. Show More Summary
Titletown Five, a colt co-owned by Packers Hall of Famers Paul Hornung and Willie Davis, has been installed as the longest shot in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The horse, who has one win in seven career starts, drew post position No. 3 in the 1 3/16-mile race and is listed…
Have you been keeping up with The Racing Biz? If not — well, there’s no time like the present! Here’s what you’ll find there today: The Racing Biz, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association have joined forces to give away two tickets to the Preakness — plus a $1,000 win wager on the … Continue reading »
For the right problem, quantum computing wins It's official, it seems: the D-Wave isn't a “real” quantum computer, but it does handle some classes of problems a lot faster than a classical desktop computer.…
The news last week was apparently not unexpected to those around horse racing. Hollywood Park's acreage is more valuable developed into homes and shops. LA Times columnist Bill Dwyre understands the economics, while lamenting them.
If you don't have any horses in this race, you should undoubtedly be rooting for superstar Andrew Wiggins to attend Florida State. As you've likely heard ad nauseam over the past several months, the best high school baller on the planet has narrowed his decision down to four schools: Florida State, Kentucky, Kansas and North Carolina. Show More Summary
With a letter to the state horse racing board asking them not schedule any events there next year, the huge Hollywood Park Tomorrow development plan is officially off and running. The last race at the Inglewood track will be held...
Falling shy of the big haul in 2010, the 139th running of the horse race still ranks as the second most-watched since 1989. read more
Tom Brady knows how to pick ‘em, whether it be a target down the field for the New England Patriots or a horse in the Kentucky Derby. The three-time Super Bowl champion attended the historical race at Churchill Downs on Saturday and cashed in on Orb’s big win. After Orb crossed the finish-line, Brady celebrated [...]Show More Summary
Photos by Maggie West “If you wait until 4:08, you can get in for free,” the blatantly disinterested clerk at the entrance to Hollywood Park Racetrack and Casino informed me as I desperately tried to give her the $10 entry fee. It was...Show More Summary