1. American Pharoah Cements Status as All-Time Great with Breeders' Cup Classic Win

    Now, there is no debate. The questions have been asked and answered. With American Pharoah's dominant Breeders' Cup Classic win, you can no longer deny that he is a legendary horse whose name belongs alongside the all-time greats...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 11,731 reads 15 comments

  2. Breeders' Cup 2015: Last-Minute Picks and Predictions

    The Breeders’ Cup has been around since 1984, and for the first time in its history, a Triple Crown winner will take center stage, with American Pharoah taking on eight foes ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 5,851 reads 0 comments

  3. Breeders' Cup 2015 Post Positions: Odds and Predictions for Every Horse

    The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will take place for the 32nd time on Saturday, and for the first time a Triple Crown winner is the headliner, as American Pharoah makes his final career start before being whisked away to the breeding shed...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 11,429 reads 0 comments

  4. 11 Clash in Woodbine Mile for Breeders' Cup Berth

    A field of 11 will line up in Sunday’s Grade 1 $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, one of the most prestigious turf races in North America, with the winner stamping a ticket to the Grade 1 $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 5 months ago 236 reads 0 comments

  5. Jockey Club Tour on Fox Heads to Saratoga for Hopeful

    The future stars of horse racing will take center stage on Monday at Saratoga with a field of eight lining up in the Grade 1 $350,000 Hopeful, which will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 as part of the Jockey Club Tour on Fox series...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 5 months ago 91 reads 0 comments

  6. Woodward at Saratoga to Produce Breeders' Cup Classic Contenders

    The big news this week was that Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah will be pointing toward the Grade 1 $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland on Oct. 31...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 5 months ago 464 reads 0 comments

  7. American Pharoah Imposing Favorite in Travers at Saratoga

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is looking to keep the ball rolling on Saturday at Saratoga and will be the overwhelming favorite to do just that, as he takes on nine rivals in the Grade 1, $1...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 6 months ago 395 reads 0 comments

  8. Beholder Takes on Boys in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

    For just the fifth time in the history of the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, a female will take on the boys, with Beholder seeking to become the first female to win the marquee race of the Del Mar summer meeting...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 6 months ago 1,054 reads 0 comments

  9. Stars Come out in Force for Whitney at Saratoga

    There is no shortage of star power lined up for Saturday’s Grade 1 $1.25 million Whitney at Saratoga, with a berth to the Grade 1 $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and a huge payday awaiting the winner...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 6 months ago 3,394 reads 0 comments

  10. American Pharoah Back in Action in Haskell Invitational

    It has been nearly four decades in the making, the first chance for us to watch a Triple Crown winner in action on the racetrack, and American Pharoah figures to put on a show Sunday afternoon on the Jersey Shore...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 6 months ago 4,874 reads 1 comments

  11. Main Sequence Back to Defend Title in United Nations

    Last summer on the Jersey Shore, trainer Graham Motion brought a European invader to the $500,000 United Nations (Grade 1) at Monmouth Park, who was riding a 10-race losing streak...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 7 months ago 875 reads 1 comments

  12. Lady Eli Looking to Earn Trip to Breeders' Cup in Belmont Oaks

    The undefeated Lady Eli is seeking to earn a ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1) when she takes on 13 foes in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (Grade 1) on Saturday at Belmont Park...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 7 months ago 2,001 reads 0 comments

  13. Breeders' Cup Challenge Hits Santa Anita for Gold Cup

    A field of 11 older runners will line up on Saturday afternoon in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Grade 1) with the winner earning an automatic starting spot in the field for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 1,147 reads 0 comments

  14. Stephen Foster Handicap Gets Breeders' Cup Challenge Rolling

    While the hoopla surrounding the Triple Crown is now over, there is plenty of championship racing on tap over the next four months, culminating in the Breeders’ Cup on Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 1,611 reads 0 comments

  15. Should American Pharoah Be Retired After 2015 Triple Crown Win?

    Now that American Pharoah has become just the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in nearly four decades, the colt’s biggest paydays are ahead of him...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 5,457 reads 9 comments

  16. Tracing American Pharoah's Incredible Journey to the 2015 Triple Crown

    It was nearly four decades in the making but well worth the wait, as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 6,319 reads 7 comments

  17. Belmont Stakes Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    American Pharoah will be the 14th horse to show up in New York for the Belmont Stakes (G1) still alive to win the Triple Crown since 1978. They all came up short, a dozen on the track and one due to an injury on the eve of the race...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 54,359 reads 22 comments

  18. Breeders' Cup Challenge Races Bring out Superstars on Belmont Stakes Undercard

    All eyes will be on American Pharoah on Saturday in his Triple Crown bid, but two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are bringing out some of the superstar older horses including ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 2,862 reads 1 comments

  19. Belmont Stakes Odds 2015: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    Other than the Run for the Roses, the Belmont Stakes (G1) can be one of the trickiest races for horseplayers to handicap all year...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 10,832 reads 0 comments

  20. 2015 Belmont Stakes Horses: Ranking Every Contender in New York

    History is on the line Saturday at Belmont Park, with American Pharoah seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. He takes on seven foes in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 17,099 reads 1 comments

  21. Belmont Stakes 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    American Pharoah goes for history on Saturday, looking to add the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to his already impressive resume and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 8 months ago 13,336 reads 2 comments

  22. Preakness Winner 2015: Breaking Down American Pharoah's Triple Crown Chances

    American Pharoah’s tour-de-force, in the slop at Pimlico in the Preakness Stakes, gave the Bob Baffert trainee the second jewel of the Triple Crown to go along with his victory in the Kentucky Derby...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 9 months ago 52,090 reads 65 comments

  23. Preakness Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    A field of eight will line up Saturday afternoon in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, with most of the attention going to one horse...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 9 months ago 28,443 reads 3 comments

  24. Preakness 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is in the rearview mirror, and it is off to Baltimore, where crab cakes and beer replace that fancy food and drinks they serve on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 9 months ago 10,707 reads 2 comments

  25. 2015 Preakness Horses: Ranking Every Contender at Pimlico

    There will be seven challengers waiting for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah when the field assembles on Saturday in the starting gate for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 9 months ago 44,543 reads 9 comments