Mullins Mare Looking To Show Girl Power

Annie Power

Ever since the World Hurdle was confirmed as the number one target for Annie Power next week at the Cheltenham Festival, the unbeaten Willie Mullins horse has been backed heavily for the feature on day three of the meeting. The six-year old has not tasted defeat in 10 runs so far but some punters were […]

Al Ferof Heads Betting For Ryanair Chase

Al Ferof’s target for the Cheltenham Festival may well have changed from what was set out for him at the start of the season. Connections were keen to aim their horse at the blue riband event, the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the meeting. However, he has been unable to prove he […]

New start for Verrazano as he joins the elite Ballydoyle team

Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien has taken charge of one of the top US milers of last season as the high-class Verazzano arrived recently at his Ballydoyle stables having formerly been under the care of Todd Pletcher, writes Elliot Slater. The four-year-old, who was unraced as a juvenile, made a tremendous starts to his career […]

Sensational Gentildonna in a class of her own

Former British champion jockey Ryan Moore, winner of the Epsom Derby, Ascot Gold Cup and Breeders’ Cup Turf already this term, capped a tremendous year in the saddle across the globe with a superb victory aboard the outstanding locally-trained filly Gentildonna in the richly endowed Grade 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo on November 24, writes […]

2013 Clark Handicap: Game on Dude vs Will Take Charge

2013 Clark Handicap: Game on Dude vs Will Take Charge

Two championship pictures will be impacted by the outcome of the 2013 Clark Handicap. First, Game on Dude will try to add fourth Grade 1 win to his collection, while pushing for Horse of the Year honors. Second, Will Take Charge will try to leave no doubt in the minds of voters about who was […]

Star chaser Flemenstar set to join Tony Martin

Irish trainer Peter Casey has confirmed that his high-class Flemenstar will not be returning to his yard this season and that the triple Grade 1 winner will move immediately to join the Tony Martin stable. Flemenstar, winner of eight of his 12 races, emerged last season as one of the top Irish chasers. His success […]

Saratoga>Keeneland>Del Mar

The results are in; Saratoga (57%) is the most popular boutique meeting in horse racing. The New York track achieved a simple majority over Keeneland (24%) and Del Mar (19%) with 173 total votes cast. Personally, I like Keeneland the most of the three listed tracks. However, that’s probably because I haven’t attended the other […]

I (almost) hit Belmont Pick 6 for $16,961!

Belmont Pick 6

Today’s Pick 6 from Belmont Park paid $16,961. I was perfect through four legs and I was so confident in my last two picks, that I thought I was home free. Then the unthinkable happened. Lawyer Jim, the horse I noted as the one that would beat me if I did get beat, fulfilled that […]

2013 Pennsylvania Derby: Moreno vs Will Take Charge

Moreno & Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge beat Moreno in the Travers Stakes by the narrowest of margins and now the sophomore foes will engage in a rematch at Parx in the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby. Contested at nine furlongs, last year’s edition of the race saw Handsome Mike spring a front running upset before finishing ninth in […]

British & Irish enter strong team for Melbourne Cup

A host of top British and Irish trained horses are listed amongst the latest entries for the ‘race that stops a nation’, the Emirates Melbourne Cup, scheduled for November 5 at Flemington racetrack. More than 20 percent of the total of 135 entries come from outside Australia, the highest ever number of potential overseas challengers […]