Robert Evan’s Tonalist rallied late to edge Commissioner to win the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). California Chrome, bidding for the Triple Crown, finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong behind Medal Count. The 1 1/2-mile distance of the Belmont at Belmont Park has been “heartbreak highway” for 3-year-olds since Affirmed last won the Triple Crown 36 years ago in 1978. The time for the 12 furlongs was 2:28.52. Tonalist, a son of Tapit –Settling Mist, by Pleasant Colony, was bred in Kentucky by Woodslane Farm. WinStar Farm’s Commissioner went for the early lead from post 8 [More]
This is a student video from 1996 that looks behind the scenes at Gainesway Farm, one of the finest breeding operations for Thoroughbred race horses. Located near Lexington KY, Gainesway has…
all the footage i shot from hospitality on the day when synchronised threw rider McCoy, then ran off to be caught half way around the track while all other h…
Programme 1:- ‘What Makes a Good Racehorse’ is the first of 8 episodes Keep an eye on as a new episode will be launched each week. The basic facts of horse racing are explained. The programme shows what trainers look for when looking at a race horse, including presence, balance and temperament. Ella McSweeney explains the key features of a good race horse. Irish race horses are considered to be some of the best in the world and some of the best champions in the world are discussed in the opening programme including; Arkle, Moscow Flyer and Nijinsky. This [More]
Behind the scenes at the Dubai World Cup, a horse race worth millions of dollars for the champion.Powered by Producer : National Geographic
TVG’s signature series takes viewers behind the scenes to hear the sounds of racing that are rarely heard. Wireless microphones are attached to jockeys and other racing personnel, enabling the fan to truly experience horse racing from an insider’s perspective.
History was set at Belmont Park Saturday but it was not Funny Cide becoming a Triple Crown winner. Instead, it was trainer Bobby Frankel winning his first Triple Crown race when his Empire Maker won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Ten Most Wanted was second and Funny Cide third. The New Yorkers were rooting for New York-bred Funny Cide. But a New York-bred did win the Belmont — Frankel was born in Brooklyn. Empire Maker ran second to Funny Cide in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and then skipped the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which Funny Cide won easily. Empire [More]
Donnaguska, a first time starter owned by Billy Hays and trained by Joe Woodard, makes a remarkable stretch run to win her debut by two and a quarter lengths at Hawthorne Race Course on October 23, 2008. As track announcer Peter Galassi noted, Donnaguska was “far, far, far, far back” early under jockey Israel Ocampo. The three-year-old daughter of Yonaguska was sent off at 17-1, the second longest shot in the field of nine. She is number three, but for most of the video that doesn’t matter because you won’t see her. According to the official chart she was about [More]
Foinavon Wins Grand National after Huge Pile Up Causes Race Shambles (1967). The 1967 Grand National was the scene of one the most notorious pile ups in Grand National history . Foinavon had odds of 100/1 to win the race. Even his owner Cyril Watkins did not bother to attend Aintree because the chances of a win were wholly improbable. As expected, Foinavon did not play a competitive part in the race until at the 23rd fence, a loose horse cut across the riders causing all the horses to either fall, unseat their riders or refuse to jump. Foinavon and [More]
April 30th, 2011 Arizona Breeders Festival Day at Turf Paradise Racecourse. Jockey Cassie Papineau takes you along for the ride while wearing a GoPro HD helmet camera during the 1st race at TUP in Phoenix, AZ. This POV HD helmet cam footage gives you a captivating perspective of riding the race! She wins the race with a come from behind victory aboard a 5 year old mare named Running Rachie, trained by Ray Odom. Race Results: EquiSight is a start-up business and a 2011 University of Arizona Race Track Industry student driven senior project by Kenleigh Hobby and David [More]