At this point Bob Nastanovich is at least as well known as a race horsing enthusiast as a member of Pavement and Silver Jews. Nastanovich is, for instance, the only known American to have attended race meetings at all 60 British racecourses, and he’s been involved with the sport in various capacities including owner, breeder, […]
American Pharoah is one horse closer to winning the Triple Crown with the withdrawal of War Story, whose owner Ron Paolucci reportedly said Tuesday would not be running in the Belmont Stakes. Per Daily Racing Forum: War Story worked five furlongs in 1:01.40 Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, and while trainer Tom Amoss was pleased with the work, according to Paolucci, […]
The popularity of open wheel racing in this country has somewhat gone the way of boxing and horse racing. For racing fans, the Indianapolis 500 is unfortunately the only IndyCar race that still reaches something resembling a significant nationwide audience. Show More Summary
“Horse Racing: How Much Whipping Is Too Much?”
With the second leg of the Triple Crown set to get underway this weekend in Baltimore, horse racing is once again enjoying its annual moment in the spotlight. Over on the radio dial, it’s also a big time of year for jockeying; that is, tracking the fortunes of major radio...
Breaking: @ChukaUmunna, @StephenTwigg, @EmmaReynoldsMP & @jreynoldsMP endorse @LizforLeader: http://t.co/QLcpqkDXyM pic.twitter.com/5By69wRHMY — The Staggers (@TheStaggers) May 26, 2015 Ladbrokes say LAB leadership now 2 horse race between Burnham 4/5 & Kendall 7/4 who this morning was endorsed by Chuka Umunna. Show More Summary
“Split fingernails, bleeding ass-crack, falling off, getting kicked, getting dragged, breaking fingers, breaking my neck, losing horse, trying not to crap myself at speed because my Cipro isn’t working, death.” Kat Whitney’s got a long list of things she’d like to avoid at the Mongol Derby. The odds aren’t in her favor. Read more...
Copyright (c) 2013, Jeffrey Gusky, All Rights Reserved This horse is about two-thirds life size. Hundreds of troops from New England's Yankee Division lived here underground for about six weeks in 1918. The carving was never completed and is now at risk of vandalism or theft. By Alisha Hamel and Paul X. Show More Summary
The American public loves a once-in-a-lifetime sporting event, which explains why the Pacquiao-Mayweather boxing match earlier this month generated record numbers in terms of gate money and pay-per-view orders. When the fight concluded and the anticipation was over, when will the next time be where sports fans are this excited over [...]
American Pharaoh has taken the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby titles, so all that’s left to join the ranks of Triple Crown-winning horses is a win at the Belmont in New York. Should American Pharaoh be able to defeat the field there, he will join 11 other curiously named fellas in the annals of horseracing history. However, knocking down […]
Since 1992, a Belmont Stakes with a horse seeking the Triple Crown has drawn an average of 13.5 million viewers. When it’s an ordinary race, that figure plummets to 5.9 million.
Slate has an article about the increasing length of the names of racehorses:I collected the names of every horse to ever compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, or Belmont Stakes between each race's inception and 2014. Going...Show More Summary
Here we go again. Horse racing is dangling that Triple Crown carrot.
As post time approached, things looked a little emptier than usual at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday and not just because there were only eight horses in the race. The infield, which is usually bustling with young adults who come to drink their weight in beer, was pretty much deserted thanks to the inclement weather. […]
Thanks to American Pharoah, horse racing will stay relevant to most of America for three more weeks.
American Pharoah is on his way getting his misspelled name in the history books! Following his victory at the Kentucky Derby, the speedy colt won the 140th Preakness Stakes, putting him on track for a shot to earn horse racing's highest...Show More Summary
Time for the running of the 140th Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown of horse racing. American Pharoah will try to continue its streak with a win Saturday (May 16), setting up a potential Triple Crown win at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. Show More Summary
A crowded field in the Dixie Stakes highlights the Preakness undercard. The Preakness Stakes certainly is the headliner Saturday from Pimlico -- it's arguably the headliner of horse racing's entire calendar except for the Kentucky Derby -- but by the time American Pharoah and seven other horses post just after 6:15 p.m. Show More Summary
For the first time in 140 years of the Preakness Stakes, the needs of this city trump the needs of horse racing.
The US press is infamous for covering domestic politics largely in terms of “who’s ahead?” rather than “whose policies are in loose conformity with reality?” The same seems to go for its international economic coverage.Today’s New York...Show More Summary