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]
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…
Half Nelson gallops at M&H Training Facility in Ocala, Florida. He is a two-year-old racehorse and one of West Point Thoroughbreds’ horse racing syndicates. …
Half Nelson, part of West Point Thoroughbreds horse racing syndicates., is stabled in Ocala, FL training to be a racehorse. He is a New York-bred colt, makin…
Something a little different from my usual videos. Here’s a tribute to the Arabian horse (and half-Arabian horse), in my opinion one of the most beautiful ho…
In light of the recent announcement from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, that it plans to end the province-wide Slots at Racetracks program in March 2013, the following two and a half minute video was created to illustrate the wide range of people who will be dramatically affected by this decision. Of the more than 60000 people involved directly or indirectly with horse racing in Ontario, here are just a few of the individuals that make up the heartbeat of Ontario’s vital and valuable industry. Finance Minister Dwight Duncan has been falsely referring to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming [More]
Win at horse racing 85% of the time, Guaranteed… Loan-er.com Calvin Borel made the right choice and history was made May 16 at Pimlico, when for the first time, the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner not only ran in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) but won the race in convincing fashion. Rachel Alexandra won the middle jewel of the Triple Crown by a length over Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird. The week following her win in the Oaks, Rachel Alexandra was purchased by Jess Jackson and Harold McCormick and transferred from trainer Hal [More]
Black Caviar took her most positive step so far towards a return to racing with a surprise first public appearance for the year at Sandown on Tuesday morning. The unbeaten mare contested a jump-out, her first piece of serious racetrack competition since her famous Royal Ascot victory in June. Sitting deep from the start of the 800m contest, Black Caviar domimated the jump-out from the home turn as she put a space between herself and her rivals. “It was just a soft half-mile jump-out and I’m very happy with her,” trainer Peter Moody told AAP. “Like a pig in mud. [More]
1. The idea that the agreement between the Ontario government and the horse racing industry is anything other than a partnership is offensive. At the expense of the racing industry, facilities were improved to accommodate slot parlors on behalf of the government — slot parlors that are in fact competition for an industry that had developed itself over many decades. The agreement, to this day, pours 75% of all slots revenue into Ontario government coffers, gives 5% to the municipalities where these facilities are located, and allots the remaining 20% to the industry. Industry money maintains jobs while providing a [More]
READ THE DESCRIPTION!!!! I FINALLY MADE IT!!! And even my Movie Maker stopped hating me^^ well, at least for now… -_-* This video is for Ruffian, and it tells a part of her story. Ruffian was a dark brown, almost black filly who reached the young age of 3 years. She won her first reace by 15 lenghs in front of the rest and broke a record. She won 10 races, records included (also colts records). After winning the Filly Triple Crown (now called Triple Tiara, she was still unbeaten) everyone was screaming for a Match Race between her and [More]
Sunday Silence, who raised more questions than he answered when he beat Easy Goer by two and a half lengths in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, proved himself a worthy Triple Crown contender today by winning the 114th and closest Preakness Stakes ever at Pimlico Race Course. The blackish colt from California raced head and head with Easy Goer for the length of the stretch before regaining the lead in the final yards to win by a long nose. The last time a Preakness was decided in a photo finish was when Affirmed held off Alydar by a neck [More]
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]
The return of Kegasus! Despite some criticism, the half-man, half-horse has returned as the mascot for the rowdy Preakness infield. Len Berman says, he’s got a new sidekick and unlimited beer will still be on tap for the Triple Crown race.