American Pharoah To Run in Haskell Invitational

By Alex Orr, Jr. for Horse News

Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah will make his next start in the $1.5 million, Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational on Aug.2.

“I’ve decided to do the logical step and run American Pharoah at Monmouth,” owner Ahmed Zayat said. “I’m trying to create one of the best days racing… [Continue reading]

Wagering 101: Understanding Win, Place & Show

Educational video put out by Churchill Downs.  Basic understanding of the 'straight' wagers - win, place, show. … [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Trip Notes – July 2, 2015

Gulfstream Park Lilly's Finale - (Gulfstream Park, 7/1/15 - Race 4) - Well bet firster from Ralph Nicks barn got off to a terrible start. Proceeded to make a strong middle move before encountering more trouble.  Flattened out late in a … [Continue reading]

LEGO Day at the Races – 2015 Queen’s Plate

Well done, Woodbine, well done. 2015 Queen's Plate promotional video.  The race is Saturday, July 5, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. … [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Trip Notes – June 29, 2015 Horses to Watch Mark My Style (#7 Belmont R8 on 6/25/15 – NYB n1x turf):  This horse won an optional claimer carrying an $80,000 claiming tag on May 17th, so even though it was a large purse the horse kept its New York Bred N1x … [Continue reading]

Claimer of the Week: A Gentlemanly Victory

Gentleman Jackson went to the lead and never looked back while capturing the eighth race at Woodbine Friday afternoon, defeating a solid field of $32,000 claimers by 3 lengths. The bay gelding has been named the Claimer of the Week … [Continue reading]

New $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival

PARX Casino racing logo

 Parx to invest $4.4 million in track improvements and beautification Reduction in live race days will fund increased purses during a two month-long Fall Festival; BENSALEM, Pa., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania … [Continue reading]

$500,000 Pick-6 at Gulfstream for Saturday 6/27

           The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved Friday at Gulfstream Park, where the carryover jackpot pool for the popular multi-race wager will be guaranteed at $500,000 Saturday.             Following Friday’s six-race sequence, no one held a … [Continue reading]

Now is The Time

American Pharoah and the Bond Between Father, Daughter and Son-in-law By Art Parker  It started on Friday, May 1st. My daughter, Catherine, showed up at the door to surprise me for my 60th birthday. We don’t get to see each other much since she … [Continue reading]

Churchill Downs Aims to Cut Racing, Threatening Jobs in Illinois

Churchill winner's circle

 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Horse racing in Illinois would plummet, threatening thousands of jobs at tracks and across Illinois agribusiness, under a plan by Churchill Downs, Inc., to upend its obligation to live racing and … [Continue reading]