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2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders Analysis

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:42pm
The final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is less than a week away and it is time to take a look at the contenders and try to pick a winner. As usual, we took several of the more popular and effective angles to try and pick the winner by matching the profile of a Belmont winner. Get the analysis for all the contenders plus free past performances here.

2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders Analysis originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 17:42:07.

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2014 Louisiana Legends Night at Evangeline Downs

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 12:47pm
On Saturday, Evangeline Downs hosted Louisiana Legends, a series of eight stakes races for Louisiana-breds with a total of $750,000 in purses, including the Louisiana Legends Classic won by Sunbean (right). Get the results, charts, and photos for all eight races here.

2014 Louisiana Legends Night at Evangeline Downs originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 17:47:13.

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2014 Nassau Stakes

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 9:12am
Solid Appeal came from far back to just get up on the outside in the Nassau Stakes (G2) at Woodbine on Sunday over Why Katherine and favorite Deceptive Vision. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2014 Nassau Stakes originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 14:12:33.

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2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:06am
The Belmont Stakes is coming on June 7th, and Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will be there to try and become the 12th Triple Crown Winner. A few from the Derby who skipped the Preakness are back along with a few fresh faces. Check out who is planning to come with profiles and photos.

2014 Belmont Stakes Contenders originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 at 09:06:43.

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California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:40am
California Chrome held off Ride On Curlin by 1 1/2 lengths to win the 2014 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico with Social Inclusion a distant third. He will now go for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes in 3 weeks. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

California Chrome wins the 2014 Preakness originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at 13:40:22.

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2014 Preakness Undercard Stakes

Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:34am
There were seven other stakes on the Preakness card, 3 of them graded, including the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Utley (right), the Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) won by Happy My Way, and the Gallorette Handicap (G3) won by Somali Lemonade. Get the results, charts, and photos for all seven races here.

2014 Preakness Undercard Stakes originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 at 13:34:30.

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Stopchargingmaria wins the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:30am
Friday at Pimlico, Stopchargingmaria won the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) by a neck over Vero Amore with Fortune Pearl third. Also on the card were 6 other stakes, including the Pimlico Special won by Revolutionary, and the Legends for the Cure race with retired female jockeys. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

Stopchargingmaria wins the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Friday, May 16th, 2014 at 16:30:36.

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Thursday Morning Preakness Photos

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:34am
A gallery of 10 photographs from the morning works at Pimlico on the Thursday before the 2014 Preakness, including Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome.

Also on Thursday morning was the traditional Alibi Breakfast.

Thursday Morning Preakness Photos originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 08:34:03.

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2014 Preakness Entries and Post Positions

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:42am
A field of 10 was entered for the 139th Preakness Stakes to be run on Saturday, with Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome drawing post 3. He will be the 3-5 morning line favorite with Social Inclusion the second choice at 5-1. Get the entries, post positions, and free past performances here.

2014 Preakness Entries and Post Positions originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 14:42:25.

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2014 Fury Stakes Results

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:48am
Wild Catomine held off Hot and Spicy to win the 2014 Fury Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday with favorite Lexie Lou finishing third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

2014 Fury Stakes Results originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 16:48:56.

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Analyzing the 2014 Preakness Contenders

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 8:29pm
Here my annual analysis of the current contenders to try and pick a winner based on angles and statistical trends to match them with the profile of a Preakness winner. This year the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was an easy top choice. Check out all the contenders here.

Analyzing the 2014 Preakness Contenders originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 at 01:29:06.

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2014 Preakness Contenders

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:07am
The Derby is over so it is time to look at the Preakness on May 17th at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. So far only 3 of the Derby horses are coming, including Derby winner California Chrome, along with some new shooters hoping to get in the game. Check out the latest list with links to full profiles and photos here.

2014 Preakness Contenders originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 08:07:06.

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California Chrome wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 1:05pm
Favorite California Chrome stalked the pace in third then cruised to a 1 3/4 length win in the 140th Kentucky Derby (G1) over Commanding Curve and Danza. He is the fourth California-bred to win the Derby, with 77-year-old Art Sherman the oldest trainer to win. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

California Chrome wins the 2014 Kentucky Derby originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 18:05:55.

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2014 Kentucky Derby Undercard

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:03am
There were five other stakes on the 2014 Kentucky Derby undercard including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by Wise Dan (right), the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Midnight Lucky, the the American Turf (G3) won by Global View, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G3) won by Coffee Clique, and the Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) won by Central Banker. Get the results, chart, and photos for all 5 races here.

2014 Kentucky Derby Undercard originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 at 13:03:43.

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Untapable wins the 2014 Kentucky Oaks

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 5:24pm

Favorite Untapable took the lead in the stretch and drew away to win the 2014 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by a 4 1/2 length over My Miss Sophia with Unbridled Forever. Jockey Rosie Napravnik became the only woman to win the Oaks twice, or at all for that matter. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

Untapable wins the 2014 Kentucky Oaks originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 22:24:28.

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2014 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:23pm
There were five other stakes on the Kentucky Oaks card including the La Troienne won by On Fire Baby and the Alysheba Stakes won by Moonshine Mullin. Get the results, charts, and photos for all five races here.

2014 Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at 17:23:18.

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Untapable wins the 2014 Kentucky Oaks

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:06am

Favorite Untapable took the lead in the stretch and drew away to win the 2014 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by a 4 1/2 length over My Miss Sophia with Unbridled Forever. Jockey Rosie Napravnik became the only woman to win the Oaks twice, or at all for that matter. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

Undercard Stakes Results

Untapable wins the 2014 Kentucky Oaks originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 07:06:22.

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May 1, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:06pm
News and notes for Thursday May 1 at Churchill Downs about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders. The big news today, of course, was Hoppertunity being scratched. These are the final barn notes for this year's Derby.

May 1, 2014 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 at 02:06:22.

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Wednesday at the 2014 Kentucky Derby

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 2:13am
Check out 14 photos of the Kentucky Derby horses from Wednesday April 30 at Churchill Downs with comments, including morning works and some paddock schoolers. There are 6 new horses that weren't in yesterday's photos including Hoppertunity (right).

Full Kentucky Derby and Oaks barn notes - for April 30

Wednesday at the 2014 Kentucky Derby originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 07:13:22.

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2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:33pm
A field of 21 was entered on Wednesday for the 140th Kentucky Derby to be run on May 3rd, with 20 to start and one also-eligible. As expected, California Chrome is the favorite at 5-2 and he will break from post 5. Get all the horses, post positions, and morning line odds here.

Update: Hoppertunity was scratched on Thursday morning due to a bruised left front foot which allowed Pablo Del Monte in the race. Friday his trainer decided that he will not go in the Derby so only a field of 19 now.

2014 Kentucky Derby Entries and Post Positions originally appeared on About.com Horse Racing on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 02:33:33.

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