Horse Racing

4:44 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza says doctors have cleared him to resume his Hall of Fame riding career. Espinoza exercised two horses at Santa Anita on Sunday. He has been sidelined since breaking a vertebra in his neck and injuring his left shoulder and arm in a
0 Comments
6:24 PM ET Associated Press HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — City of Light won the $9 million Pegasus World Cup dirt race at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, running away from Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Accelerate for an emphatic victory in the final race before retirement for both horses. City of Light and Accelerate were neck-and-neck on
0 Comments
9:19 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Randwick Race 1 No.1 Star Fall (Linda Meech) – $2.40 It’s hard to deny the talent that Star Fall has shown so far in his career, even though he’s yet to be tested in stakes grade. The son of Zoustar showed glimpses as a juvenile and has since
0 Comments
2:43 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby’s purse will be raised to $3 million this May, an increase of $1 million and the first boost in 14 years. Churchill Downs said Thursday that the winner of the 145th running will receive $1.86 million. The runner-up will earn $600,000, with third place
0 Comments
1:03 PM ET Associated Press HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Justify and Accelerate never got to face off on the track. Instead, they’ll duel for Horse of the Year. Justify, Accelerate and Monomoy Girl were the three finalists announced Saturday for Horse of the Year. The top prize will be handed out at the Eclipse Awards
0 Comments
8:19 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Gold Coast Race 9 No.4 Unlikely Story (Brad Stewart) – $3.60 From early on, I’ve had a pretty decent opinion of Unlikely Story and I certainly don’t think we’ve seen him reach his ceiling yet. Saturday represents a good opportunity for the striking chestnut to take another step
0 Comments
7:32 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Eagle Farm Race 9 No.5 Cadogan (Jackson Murphy) (a2) – $2.60 Make no mistake, Cadogan is a horse who has always had the talent to be successful, but either through physical or mental problems, he’s never reached the heights that may have been expected of him early. Toby
0 Comments
6:36 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Doomben Race 9 No.9 Victorem (Dale Smith) – $4.60 Things haven’t quite worked out for Port Macquarie gelding Victorem at his two starts in Queensland this preparation, but Saturday’s Lough Neagh Stakes sets up beautifully for the talented son of I Am Invincible. At his current quote, I’ll
0 Comments
5:47 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is aiming to return to riding in January, six months after he was seriously injured in a training accident. The 46-year-old rider says he underwent an MRI recently and “it came out perfect.” Espinoza says he doesn’t need surgery and
0 Comments
7:52 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Moonee Valley Race 5 No.5 Mintha (Luke Currie) – $3.70 After a first-up effort where she didn’t enjoy the best of luck, this looks a perfect race for Mintha to notch up the third victory of her career and continue her progressive trajectory. She got a long way
0 Comments
7:01 PM ET Mitchell Lamb I Am Someone ridden by Declan Bates wins the Mixx FM 3YO Maiden Plate at Horsham Racecourse. Todd Nicholson/Racing Photos via Getty Images SATURDAY’S BEST Ballarat Race 2 No.6 I Am Someone (Fred Kersley) (a2) – $2.80 I Am Someone is a Horsham-trained four-year-old who is a short course galloper with
0 Comments
6:32 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Rosehill Race 5 No.7 Just Dreaming (Rachel King) – $3.50 She’s been a beaten favourite at both her starts this time in, but I think Saturday is the day Just Dreaming pays dividends for her followers. The Newcastle mare has always been one of mine, but I personally
0 Comments