How a young Qatari sheikh shook up the ‘Sport of Kings’

How a young Qatari sheikh shook up the 'Sport of Kings'

(CNN)The young Qatari royal was instantly smitten as he attended his first horse race at the home of British Flat racing in Newmarket. It was 2010, and Sheikh Fahad bin Abdullah Al Thani was so gripped watching the historic 2,000 Guineas Classic … [Continue reading]

Tampa Bay Derby could make or break horses for Kentucky Derby

The Tampa Bay Derby takes place on Saturday, March 9th at Tampa Bay Downs. The event is one of American Thoroughbred racing’s biggest lead-up races to the Kentucky Derby. This year’s event will carry a significant number of Kentucky Derby qualifying … [Continue reading]

58 horse entered to compete in Marston’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National

The Martson’s 61 Deep Midlands Grand National will take place on Saturday, March 16th at Uttoxeter. The 50th anniversary of the race has 58 horses entered. The Midlands Grand National is the top horse race of the year held at Uttoxeter Racecourse. … [Continue reading]

Update on Santa Anita Park Nightmare: Track Cancelled Indefinitely

Arcadia, CA – March 5, 2019 – The Stronach Group announced the closure of Santa Anita Park for live racing and training effective immediately while the one-mile main track undergoes additional extensive testing. All stakes races scheduled for this … [Continue reading]

Horses to Watch in the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

Everything could be all set up for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival only to be disrupted by the weather. From our experience with the weather as human beings, we know that the situation can even get to a point that no race will be conducted. It is for … [Continue reading]

Dubai World Cup 2019: Magic Wand headed to Dubai Turf or Sheema Classic

Aidan O'Brien targeting Dubai World Cup Night for Magic Wand | Dubai Turf Dubai Sheema Classic 2019

A daughter of Galileo, she was last seen running a fine race to be second in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitationalat Gulfrstream Park in January. O'Brien said: "Magic Wand did a bit of work with a lead horse and we are thinking of going to Dubai … [Continue reading]

Santa Anita Was Reaccredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance this past May

Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

Editor's Note: It's a good thing that Santa Anita received the seal of approval from the racing industry last May (sic) by being re-accredited by the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Since a sickening report on the NBC Nightly News after the … [Continue reading]

How to Own a Racehorse

How to own a racehorse: Equine economics

(CNN) Want to become a racehorse owner but don't want to break the bank? The "Sport of Kings" may be dominated by royalty, rock stars, celebrities and tycoons, but for racing fans with more moderate cash reserves there are several cost-effective ways … [Continue reading]

Dubai World Cup 2019: Viddora accepts Al Quoz challenge

Viddora accepts Al Quoz challenge

Viddora is off overseas in search of an international Group 1 to compliment her two local Group 1 victories with confirmation on Friday that connections have accepted an invitation to race in Dubai on World Cup night. Very excited to announce that … [Continue reading]

Saratoga Opens July 11th. 2019 Schedule for Saratoga Race Course

Did you know that Saratoga Race Course opens much earlier this year to account for a new, shorter 5-day race week?  Opening day occurs before Del Mar with the upstate New York track opening July 11, 2019. The 2019 Saratoga Racing Meet begins on … [Continue reading]