Knicks Go rolls in Pegasus World Cup

Gulfstream Park’s stakes recap (Coglianese Photography photos):            HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The 2021 racing season started the same way last year ended for Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) unleashed another display of sheer brilliance and class to capture the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational […] Continue Reading

How you can help keep Historical Horse Racing in KY

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KY Derby trail: Midnight Bourbon the toast of Lecomte

Saturday’s Fair Grounds stakes recaps by the track’s publicity office (Hodges Photography photos): New Orleans (January 16, 2021) – Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Midnight Bourbon took the lead from the start in Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ $200,000 Lecomte (G3) for 3-year-olds and held that position to the wire en route to a 1-length win over Proxy, who headed out heavily […] Continue Reading

La. Derby winner Wells Bayou returns in G3 Louisiana Stakes

Saturday’s Fair Grounds’ stakes previews by the track’s publicity department, with Kentucky horses leading the way (Hodges Photography Photo above of Wells Bayou winning last year’s $1 million Louisiana Derby): New Orleans (January 13, 2021) – It’s been a long road back but Clint and Lance Gasaway, Madaket Stables, and Wonder Stables’ Wells Bayou, who won last year’s Louisiana Derby […] Continue Reading

Martin Garcia prepares to resume riding at Oaklawn

 Today’s Oaklawn Park media notes, with Kentucky horses and horsemen prominent (Coady Photography photo above of Martin Garcia): HOT SPRINGS, AR (Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021) — Jockey Martin Garcia never really left, but his riding resurgence in 2020 abruptly ended when he fractured his collarbone in an Oct. 18 spill at Keeneland. Garcia got on horses for the first time […] Continue Reading

Brendan Walsh-trained Into Mystic takes Nelson Menard

Fair Grounds stakes recap (Hodges Photography photo above) New Orleans (January 9, 2021) – They do say revenge is a dish best served cold. George Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic, who ran out of room trying to catch Elle Z in last month’s locally run Pan Zareta, reeled her in this time on a chilly Saturday afternoon at […] Continue Reading

Monomoy Girl looking to return in Oaklawn’s Feb. 15 Bayakoa

Today’s Oaklawn media notes, featuring Kentucky horsemen (Coady Photography photo of Monomoy Girl winning Breeders’ Cup Distaff under Florent Geroux): Monomoy Girl Remains on Target to Make 2021 Debut in Bayakoa Champion Monomoy Girl remains on track to make her 2021 debut in the $250,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older females Feb. 15 at Oaklawn, trainer Brad Cox said. Monomoy […] Continue Reading

Claiming Crown can add to Maker’s banner season

National HBPA release (Grace Clark photo of Jakarta winning a $100,000 starter-allowance race that served as a prep for the Claiming Crown) Winding down the best season of his career and coming in off the Churchill Downs’ fall title, trainer Mike Maker looks to add to his record 17 victories when the 2020 Claiming Crown returns to Gulfstream Park on […] Continue Reading

KTO honors Asmussen with Warner Jones Award

Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners release (Coady Photography photo) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020) — Steve Asmussen — who this year became Churchill Downs’ all-time win leader and only the second trainer to achieve 9,000 career victories — is the 2020 recipient of the Louisville-based Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners’ Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals […] Continue Reading

McPeek shoots for 2yo stakes sweep (Simply Ravishing, King Fury)

Churchill Downs media notes (Coady Photography photo above of King Fury winning the Street Sense overnight stakes under Brian Hernandez Jr.) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020) – Fresh off winning Thursday’s Grade 2 Falls City with Envoutante, trainer Kenny McPeek has 13 horses entered in Saturday’s “Stars of Tomorrow II” program at Churchill Downs and among his rising juveniles […] Continue Reading