1. Bode Miller to Ditch Skis for Horse Racing

    Five-time Olympian Bode Miller is officially making a career switch — he's going into the horse-racing business...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 15 days ago 74 reads 0 comments

  2. Cigar Was Nothing but a Champion

    I remember watching the simulcast of the 1995 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park, where reigning Horse of the Year Holy Bull was a prohibitive favorite...

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  3. Bill Gates Buys Jenny Craig's Horse Farm for $18M

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 16 days ago 128 reads 0 comments

  4. ESPN: Cigar, What Greatness Is All About

    The very best thing about horse racing is the horses. They are the stars. They, and they alone, are the ones who infatuate us, get the heart pounding and create emotional attachments...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 16 days ago 41 reads 0 comments

  5. Venezuela's Top Horse Poisoned by Gambling Ring

    One of Venezuela's most-popular race horses is struggling to regain his strength after he was poisoned by an underground gambling ring...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 16 days ago 69 reads 0 comments

  6. Za Approval Aims for Knickerbocker Repeat

    Multiple grade III winner Za Approval will try to win a second straight edition of the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) when he starts in the 1 1/8-mile turf race Oct. 11, at Belmont Park...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 16 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  7. Remember Cigar: A Champ Who Streaked into History

    On Sunday, Jerry Bailey went to see the first horse he ever loved. Bailey, a Hall of Fame jockey, knew that Cigar, at age 24, wasn't in great shape...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 16 days ago 488 reads 0 comments

  8. Fireworks in Newmarket as Maktoums Pay over £1m Each for Three Colts

    Three yearling colts fetched more than £1m each at Tattersalls' auction ring in Newmarket on Wednesday as the market for top-quality horseflesh once more proved rather more robust than the wider economy...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 17 days ago 62 reads 0 comments

  9. Remembering One of the Greats: Cigar

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 17 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  10. Legendary Horse Cigar Dies at Age 24

    Two-time Horse of the Year Cigar, arguably the greatest racehorse of the 1990s and a member of the National Racing Hall of Fame, died Tuesday at age 24...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 17 days ago 102 reads 0 comments

  11. What Horse Racing Offers to Fans Old and New

    It's been said many times, and in many ways, but after witnessing firsthand the excitement of the crowd at Wise Dan's most recent win, coupled with the recent closing of historic Suffolk ...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 18 days ago 42 reads 0 comments

  12. Treve a Clear Repeat Winner in Arc De Triomphe

    Treve left both detractors and admirers in awe Oct. 5 as she raced unchallenged to a dominant victory in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for the second straight year at Longchamp...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 18 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  13. How Suffolk Downs Is Missing on a New Generation

    There was rain, but no tears. As wakes go, the alleged last day of racing at Suffolk Downs was a remarkably dry-eyed affair...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 18 days ago 68 reads 0 comments

  14. Alec Head Presented with IFHA Award of Merit

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  15. Rich Tapestry Wins $300K Santa Anita Title

    Rich Tapestry rallied with a sixteenth of a mile to go to upset 4-5 favorite Goldencents by a nose and win the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship at Santa Anita on Saturday...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 19 days ago 46 reads 0 comments

  16. Daredevil Cruises to Victory in $500K Champagne

    Favored Daredevil cruised to victory in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) on a sloppy track at Belmont Park Oct. 4, handing trainer Todd Pletcher his third consecutive win in the prestigious race ...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 19 days ago 302 reads 0 comments

  17. Close Hatches Preps for Breeders' Cup Distaff as Chalk in Spinster

    Perfect in four starts in 2014, the Bill Mott-trained Close Hatches will look to keep her winning streak intact as the 3-5 morning line favorite in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at Keeneland on Sunday...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 21 days ago 507 reads 1 comments

  18. Game on Dude Retiring to Kentucky's Old Friends

    Eight-time grade I winner and racing superstar Game on Dude is coming to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky., the farm announced Oct. 3. Read more on BloodHorse...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 22 days ago 60 reads 0 comments

  19. Report: Desormeaux Broke 5 Ribs by Horse Kick

    Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux is recovering from five fractured ribs and a bruised lung in Covina, Calif., where he and his wife, Rosie, recently bought a home, according to trainer Bob Hess, a longtime friend of the jockey...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 22 days ago 123 reads 0 comments

  20. Breeders' Cup Bans O'Neill from Entering Horses

    “Due to the recent administrative action by the New York State Gaming Commission, Breeders' Cup Limited has informed trainer Doug O'Neill, and has notified the California Horse Racing Board...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 22 days ago 74 reads 0 comments

  21. Wise Dan Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup in Shadwell Turf Mile

    Wise Dan is the two-time reigning Horse of the Year. He spent part of the summer recovering from colic surgery in May, has won 14 straight races on turf and by some accounts is the most interesting horse in the world...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 22 days ago 537 reads 0 comments

  22. Top Trainer Fined for Possessing Steroids

    Pat Hughes, one of the few trainers to have saddled winners at both the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot, was fined €2,500 and told to pay €5,600 in legal costs and expenses ...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 23 days ago 52 reads 0 comments

  23. Wonder Gal Seeks Rebound in Frizette Stakes

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 23 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  24. Cup Winners Secret Circle, Goldencents Clash

    Secret Circle and Goldencents , a pair of indomitable Breeders' Cup winners from last year, clash in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 4 at Santa Anita Park...

    Benjamin Cruz Written by Benjamin Cruz about 23 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  25. Will MLS' NYCFC Bring End to Horse Racing?

    Several sources have confirmed that demolition of Aqueduct Race Track for a new soccer stadium is not off the table...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 23 days ago 50 reads 0 comments