Claimer of the Week: PA bred takes claiming honors

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PARX Casino racing logo

Shaunna Alexandra slipped through on the inside at the top of the stretch and drove on to win the seventh race at PARX Saturday afternoon. Shaunna Alexandra has been named the Claimer of the Week. The 6 year old covered the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.35 over a good track that was muddy most of the day and defeated $25,000 optional claimers in the process. She returned $6.20 to her backers once her sixth career victory was official. She was ridden by regular rider O. P. Hernandez. The daughter of Kentucky Derby winner Go for Gin has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 17 of her 20 career races. Owned and trained by Patricia Farro, the bay mare has now accumulated more than $287,000 in her lifetime.

Mandatory Payouts at Gulfstream Saturday

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL -   Gulfstream Park closes its summer racing season Saturday with the $1.45 million Florida Sire Stakes finale and mandatory payouts in the 20-cent Rainbow 6, 50-cent Pick 5 and $1 Super Hi 5. The Rainbow 6 - hit Sunday with a … [Continue reading]

New Wagers at Gulfstream Park West Meet

Monarch management at Gulfstream Park West have introduced some changes to the wagering menu for the fall meeting: Rolling Super Hi 5 – Split 75/25, No winner in 1st race, 25% of the pool will carry over to the next race and continue in that … [Continue reading]

Treve in Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this Sunday

Superstar mare Treve, winner of the last two runnings of the prestigious horse race the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, goes for the hat trick this Sunday at Longchamp racecourse in Paris, France. Owner France Gallop is … [Continue reading]

Great Horse Racing Video Series – RIP Soaring Softly

The Great Horse Racing Video Series at showcases great horse races in history.  Feel free to post some of your favorite videos in the comment section and we may just feature that race(s) in a future post. Today we honor 1999 … [Continue reading]

“Off the Charts” Trip Notes – Sept. 30, 2015

BELTERRA PARK Horses to Watch are never automatic bet backs.  Always analyze the horse's chances versus today's competition and in light of the information provided here. BELTERRA PARK #4 - Upper Arlington (Belterra Park - Race #3 - #4 - 1 … [Continue reading]

Trainers to Know at Keeneland

Jockey and trainer at Keeneland

by Rich Nilsen Several years ago Howard Battle, who for four decades served as the Racing Secretary at Keeneland, had this to say about his beloved racetrack: "Keeneland should be the national park of racing.  The beauty of spring with the clean, … [Continue reading]

Claimer of the Week: Chicago mare takes honor on closing day

 She’s Lit Up took a field of fillies and mares coast to coast in the fourth race on Arlington’s closing day and has been named the Claimer of the Week. Taken in hand near the wire, She’s Lit Up defeated a field of $8,000 claimers by … [Continue reading]

Keeneland Winning Trainer Profile: Roger Attfield

A Trainer Profile from the book Keeneland Winning Trainer Pattern At age 76 Roger Attfield is doing anything but slowing down. His annual routine takes him to Gulfstream Park, Keeneland and then back home to Woodbine. And he may work in the fall … [Continue reading]

Claimer of the Week: An Old Lord wins North of the border

Lord of Greatness waited near the back of the field, traveled five wide in the turn and closed with authority to win the fourth race at Woodbine last Wednesday night defeating $12,500 claimers. His two length victory was the 16th of his career and he … [Continue reading]