Great Horse Racing Video – The Final Race at Hollywood Park

Horse Racing History

75 years of historic horse racing came to a close on December 22, 2013 at Hollywood Park.  Track announcer Vic Stauffer gave a great send off to the Southern California racetrack.

This is a track where Citation, Native Diver, Affirmed, Zenyatta and many more great horses raced over the years.

Great Horse Racing Video – 2018 San Felipe Stakes

The battle between 2018 Kentucky Derby hopefuls Bolt d’Oro and McKenzie in the G2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita.

Ironman Perry Outz Wins 7,142

The ironman Perry Outz won again, scoring his 7,142 career win.  That victory moved him into the 6th position overall for wins by a jockey – an amazing feat by the legendary Ohio rider.

Outz’ win on Friday at Belterra Park was called by track announcer Ed Meyer.

Great Horse Racing Video Series – The Pick 6 Boys

Vintage 1999 video of the Pick-6 boys from California, featuring well known handicapper and TV personality Christian Hellmers.

Handicapping author Jim Quinn is also featured in this short video segment.

Great Horse Racing Videos – Forty Niner, Seeking The Gold, Private Terms

Rest in Peace Forty Niner.   The 1988 Haskell was one of Forty Niner’s many great wins.  Interviews with Laffit Pincay and Arthur Hancock post race.

“He is a horse that always gives his all,” said Arthur Hancock of Claiborne Farm

Kentucky Derby | Triple Crown Watch – The Florida Derby

Betting favorite Tiz The Law dominated in the 2020 Florida Derby in front of no fans last Saturday.  Three runners went very wide around the first turn, including #9 Independence Hall.  Fountain Of Youth winner Et Indien was washed out badly pre-race.  H got over quickly from his outside post but dueled throughout with the eventual runner-up.  He was game to hang on for third in front of my top pick, Governeur Morris, who made a wide run turning for home.  If the latter gets up for second, I win an NHC berth, but alas, thanks a lot Governeur…

Huge longshot Shivaree took advantage of  his inside post and went right to the front.  The son of Awesome Of Course showed a lot by saving some late and outfinishing Et Indien down the lane.

There’s no denying that Sackatoga Stable, of Funny Cide fame, has another nice 3yo in this grandson of Tapit.  He has a great horseman in Barclay Tagg in his corner.  Gulstream Park’s recap of Tiz The Law’s big win in the Florida Derby.

“He is something special. It would be a lot of fun going to Kentucky in five weeks, but that’s not happening, obviously,” Owner Jack Knowlton said. “Now we get to run some more races. Maybe the Wood will come back in play. Maybe we can do a Travers-Derby double. Right now it’s a blank slate. Nobody knows what’s going to happen where or when with all that’s going on in the country.”

Industry Profile: Jockey Frankie Dettori and his Incredible Year

UK correspondent Edward Sadler has a sit-down interview with superstar jockey Frankie Dettori to look back on his incredible year in the saddle in 2019.

Great Horse Racing Videos – RIP Randy Romero

A great rider, and by all accounts, a great man, Hall of Fame rider Randy Romero passed away due to serious health issues.  He was the regular rider of Personal Ensign, one of the all-time greatest mares and one of the few undefeated champions in history.  This was very final race.

Rest in peace, Randy.

R.I.P. Tim Conway, aka Jockey Lyle Dorf

The one-and-only Tim Conway passed away today at the age of 85.  He was best known for his role in the Carol Burnett television show, but for those of us in the horse racing industry, he was also jockey Lyle Dorf.

Here is his hilarious skit with Late Night host Johnny Carson.

Here is a 1988 interview with track announcer Trevor Denman of Santa Anita.  Denman sits down for a conversation with comedian Tim Conway, a big fan of horse racing.  Conway gives a great tip for new fans at the 1:40 mark of the video.   Denman also provides some great insight that is the worth the listen for every horseplayer.

 

Controversial 2019 KY Derby – Head On View

This is the official head-on view of the 145th Kentucky Derby won by Maximum Security … and Country House.  Maximum Security was disqualified and place out of the money for interference on the turn for home.