Tag: Churchill Downs
A busy weekend packed with big races around the country ended with an unbeaten star and a solid favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, along with a reminder (as if we needed one) that racing can be a rough and tumble game.
It’s a pretty safe bet to say that few things get the blood of admirers of Thoroughbred racing flowing as quickly as the promise of a young horse. I can provide personal testament. That truth of that horse industry axiom coursed through my veins on Monday while visiting the opening day of Keeneland’s September Yearling [...]
The 3-year-olds that reside at the top of their crop will be missing, but Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga will feature an interesting mix of current and rising stars that include a handful of horses that could be important players in the final months of American racing in 2014.
Unfortunately, California Chrome’s storybook career didn’t have a fairy-tale ending, falling short at the Belmont Stakes and leaving racing fans wondering if there will ever be another Triple Crown winner.
The 72-hour period surrounding last week’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes was interesting for many reasons, but the respective tales of two horses provided the most compelling news.