KY Derby-winning trainer Eric Reed Discusses Rich Strike and pre-Belmont Stakes Work

KY Derby-winning trainer and longtime Kentucky horseman Eric Reed speaks about Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike after he works between races at Churchill Downs for the Belmont Stakes: Eric Reed spoke with the media … [Continue reading]

Top Thoroughbred Owner Sarah Ramsey Passes

“It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Sarah Kathern Ramsey,” Churchill Downs president Mike Anderson said Monday night. “Our hearts are with Ken and his entire family during this very difficult time. She lived a wonderful life, and … [Continue reading]

Breeders’ Cup Watch: A New Star in the Making in Homeless Songs

Form is temporary, class is permanent

Homeless Songs lit up the Curragh on Sunday with a scintillating performance in the 1000 Guineas and is now just about the most exciting Flat horse in training. The way she travelled and quickened clear against a high quality field at the Curragh … [Continue reading]

Tracker Horses to Watch from Europe

Tracker horses: the names to note, including a promising William Haggas filly

Racehorses to note, including a promising William Haggas filly Dusky Prince Fifth, Redcar, May 16 Returning after a 77-day pause, he didn't have much room when needed and it was all too late by the time he got in the clear. He would have gone … [Continue reading]

Industry Profile: Track Owner Belinda Stronach

Belinda Stronach leaves her mid-town Toronto home by 7 a.m. most days for an hour-long walk. She dresses in black athletic gear for her neighbourhood rambles, occasionally a ball cap, and eschews earbuds and podcasts, preferring to soak in the sounds … [Continue reading]

Breeders’ Cup 2022 Watch: The White Wonder Filly

A Rare Kind of Filly Dazzles at the Racetrack

Sodashi won the Victoria Mile [last] Sunday with a closing rally and received an especially loud roar from the fans at Tokyo Racecourse. The cheers did not come exclusively from those who had bet her to win at 5-1. The filly has become a sensation in … [Continue reading]

Nilsen’s Preakness Stakes Analysis for Saturday, May 20th

by Rich Nilsen, founder of Pimlico, PREAKNESS STAKES 147, race 13, post time 6:48 ET Expected Pace: Should be an honest pace with Early Voting leading the way but getting tested mid-race by both Armagnac and prohibitive … [Continue reading]

Nilsen’s Spot Plays with Black-Eyed Susan Analysis

After a successful KY Derby and Oaks weekend, Rich Nilsen  is online with Spot Plays and wagering strategies for four select best bets on Friday at Pimlico, including the featured Black-Eyed Susan.  Picking your spots is vital to beating the races, … [Continue reading]

Wizard Full-card & Betting Strategies – Preakness 2022

The one and only Wizard is here for the 14-race Preakness Stakes card at Pimlico - May 21.  The Wizard has extensive trip notes, track biases & horses to bet back from recent weeks, including horses who ran over Ky Oaks and Derby weekend. In … [Continue reading]

Industry Profile: Jockey Chel-c Baily and What You Didn’t Know

Jockey Chel-c Baily

MMA fighter turned jockey, Chel-c Bailey won her first riding triple at the 2021-22 Oaklawn meeting. Before her success as a jockey, Bailey made strides as a strawweight in MMA. Though short-lived, she was undefeated in her professional MMA … [Continue reading]