Category: Horse Racing

26 Mar 2013

2013 Kentucky Derby: Favorites to Win the 139th Kentucky Derby

The 139th installment of the Kentucky Derby is set to take place Saturday, May 4th at famed Churchill Downs. As is the case with every Kentucky Derby, the field appears to be wide open this season. Currently, a number of horses are training and preparing to make the final field of twenty to be able […]

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7 Jun 2012

Belmont Stakes Preview 2012: History of Triple Crown Winners

In Saturday’s, June 9th Belmont Stakes, I’ll Have Another will attempt to win horse racing’s Triple Crown for the first time in thirty four years. Since Affirmed won the coveted Triple Crown back in 1978, twenty one horses have entered the Belmont Stakes after having won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. In fact, […]

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17 May 2012

2012 Preakness Stakes Preview

The 2012 Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday and the Kentucky Derby favorite, which was edged out down the stretch for the win, is the favorite heading into the second leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown. Bodemeister is a 2-1 favorite in Horse Racing Odds going into the race for three-year-olds at Pimlico Race Course […]

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1 May 2012

138th Running of Kentucky Derby Preview

The Sport of Kings will take center stage again this weekend as the 138th Annual Kentucky Derby will be held at famed Churchill Downs. This year’s derby field appears to be wide open without the presence of a dominant horse, which should make for another exciting race, and potentially large payday for some lucky race […]

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26 Aug 2009

Mine That Bird out of Travers Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will not race in the 140th Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY on Saturday. Check out DSW Racebook for Horse Racing Betting Odds. The Derby winner’s owners and trainer announced Wednesday that the three-year- old gelding will skip the $1 million race to give him […]

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1 Jun 2009

Mine That Bird now favored at 141st Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is favored to win this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes after Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra was pulled from the race. Rachel Alexandra’s handlers announced Friday that the filly would not race in the $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, saying she needed a rest after a tough, but successful, schedule […]

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1 May 2009

135th Kentucky Derby field wide open

The 135th  Kentucky Derby, the first leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown, takes place Saturday and bettors have a wide-open field from which to choose. The field became much more level after Florida Derby winner Quality Road, which was considered an early favorite, was scratched from the “Run for the Roses” due to an […]

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4 Mar 2009

Kentucky Derby favorite out with injury

It’s still more than two months until the 135th Kentucky Derby, but already one of the favorites is out of the race. Two-year-old Midshipman, who won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race, injured his left front leg on the weekend and will miss the Kentucky Derby and the rest of the Triple Crown races. The 3-year-old colt […]

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4 Feb 2009

Risen Star Stakes prep race set for Saturday

Lecomte Stakes winner Friesan Fire will face a dozen challengers in Saturday’s $200,000 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The Risen Star Stakes is one of the prep races for the Louisiana Derby on March 14, and is also an official prep race for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby […]

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15 Nov 2008

Why are horses allowed to use steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in horse racing?

Chris S asked: Did you know there is absolutely NO drug testing for steroids in horse racing? I know many trainers and they see the performance enhancing drugs getting way out of hand. …..And you thought baseball had major drug problems??

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