Industry Profile: Owner of Kentucky Derby contender Honor A.P.

And a Horse Named After Kobe Lee Searing fell in love with horse racing before he made it out of elementary school. As a young boy growing up in southern California, trips to the track were a cherished family tradition for the owner of one of … [Continue reading]

Tiz The Law Has His Own Ice Cream

From Stewart's Shops in Saratoga: Tiz  the Law is on a winning streak! He recently took the Traver’s Stakes in Saratoga after winning the Belmont Stakes and he’s headed to Kentucky to run in the Kentucky Derby! To celebrate our hometown hero, … [Continue reading]

Are We Ready for a Classic in the Kentucky Oaks?

by Art Parker There are two glorious weekends for all of us horseplayers. The last always comes in late October or early November – The Breeders’ Cup. The first of these weekends focuses on the first Saturday in May, which features the Kentucky … [Continue reading]

Born into slavery, He won the Kentucky Derby three times and became the richest American athlete

Born into slavery in Clark County, Kentucky, in 1861, he moved to Lexington with his mother after the end of the Civil War. In 1874, his mother, perhaps due to ill health or the loss of her savings in a bank crash, apprenticed the teenager to James … [Continue reading]

Are Kentucky Derby and Oaks Points a Useful Selection Tool?

by Art Parker In 2013 the criteria for being able to enter the Kentucky Derby was measured by graded stakes earnings accumulated during the career of a three year old. The idea was to award those that performed well in certain races known as … [Continue reading]

Industry Profile: Racehorse Owner Jack Knowlton

From Fairy Tale to Triumph In 1995 Jack and five pals of his formed Sackatoga Stable. The name was a play on words. A combination of letters from the crew’s hometown of Sackets Harbor along with Jack’s residency in Saratoga Springs creating an … [Continue reading]

Meet the Owners of the Kentucky Derby Contenders

Meet the Owners of 2020 Kentucky Derby Contenders

You’ve probably heard of some of the horses running in this year’s Kentucky Derby , but how much do you know about their owners? Here’s your chance to meet the people ... 12. Enforceable About: John Oxley founded Oxley Petroleum, an oil and gas … [Continue reading]

Appeals Court Upholds Arizona Horse Racing Signals Law

Appeals Court Upholds Arizona Horse Racing Signals Law

A federal appeals court won't block enforcement of a law that requires companies that provide off-track betting signals to sell them to anyone who will buy then. In a unanimous ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by … [Continue reading]

CHRB’s Baedeker Wants Late Odds Changes Addressed

"After a staff report and presentation by California Horse Racing Board executive director Rick Baedeker on his concerns about computer-robotic wagering, specifically late odds changes, the regulator decided to form a committee to examine the … [Continue reading]

French Two Year Old Runners to Watch

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AGOS Horses to Watch.  With Sunday's Group 1 Prixy Morny in the books, here are some French juveniles to watch according to the PMU. Tiger Tanaka Trained in France by Charley Rossi, Tiger Tanaka made a surprising step up in grade after four … [Continue reading]