Horse Racing

7:54 PM ET Mitchell Lamb WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 5 No.5 Foreign Territory (James McDonald) – $2.40 He’s lined up favourite in three of his four starts and was hard in the market in the other, but Foreign Territory has won just one of those; there might have been a few punters burnt by the
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8:36 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Moonee Valley Race 8 No.3 Trap For Fools (Brad Rawiller) – $2.60 Think this race sets up brilliantly for Trap For Fools to record his first win in Victoria, with the ex-WA galloper capable of dictating proceedings from the front here; as long as nothing sacrifices themselves to
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4:03 AM ET Mitchell Lamb WEDNESDAY’S BEST Warwick Farm Race 1 No.3 Danawi (Adam Hyeronimus) – $2.30 After making him the best bet last Wednesday, Danawi, unfortunately, dumped Hugh Bowman before the race and got loose, eventually being scratched. I see no reason this beautifully bred son of Exceed And Excel will have taken any
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8:08 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Morphettville Race 6 No.7 Sunlight (Luke Currie) – $2.60 I can fully appreciate that there’s been a long, long list of outstanding two-year-olds who, for whatever reason, didn’t reach the same heights once they turned three, especially the really early, highly precocious ones. Sunlight fits that profile to
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2:52 PM ET Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from racing, WinStar Farm announced Wednesday. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure
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2:49 AM ET Mitchell Lamb WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 3 No.2 Danawi (Hugh Bowman) – $2.40 There was strong mail for this beautifully bred son of Exceed And Excel, out of Flight Stakes and Epsom Handicap winner Secret Admirer, on debut at the ANZAC Day Randwick meeting. But unfortunately for Danawi, he ran into one
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured when the horse he was riding at Del Mar racetrack collapsed during training and died. Racetrack officials say Bobby Abu Dhabi suffered an apparent fatal heart attack during a workout Sunday morning. Espinoza was thrown off the horse, then lay motionless
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10:17 PM ET Mitchell Lamb WEDNESDAY’S BEST Warwick Farm Race 4 No.1 Island Missile (Blake Shinn) – $2.60 Island Missile has always been a good style of galloper, who’s been within a nose of being a stakes winner already. He appears ready to get back into the winner’s stall after two runs this preparation and
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12:42 PM ET Move over, Gronkowski. There’s a new horse in town, and he’s a king. Phoenix Thoroughbreds, an England-based horse company, in May acquired the 2-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, and received permission to name the colt LeBron J, just like the newly signed Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Phoenix also owns Gronkowski.
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7:17 PM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Sunshine Coast Race 7 No. 3 Seaway (Glen Colless) – $2.60 He’s been pretty stiff not have won his last two starts, but I’m extremely confident Chris Waller’s improving three-year-old colt Seaway will make amends for that and win the Sunshine Coast Guineas. All of this preparation the
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8:06 AM ET Mitchell Lamb SATURDAY’S BEST Doomben Race 8 No.4 Prompt Response (Blake Shinn) – $6.50 After running in all the good fillies and mares races throughout the Autumn, winning the Emancipation in the process, Prompt Response returned to Brisbane for the second-straight year for a crack at the Dane Ripper and this, the
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