We are 79 days away from the 2014 Kentucky Derby, and anticipation is high. So who is hot right now, and who is not? DRF has put together a report, and we’ll highlight it for you.
As predicted by the 2014 Farmer’s Almanac, this winter has proven to be a big one. Most areas have already seen their usual snow totals, and we are expecting more snow through Thursday night.
The winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes, Palace Malice is set to begin a 2014 campaign at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old colt will be racing in the Gulfstream Handicap on March 8th, and that’s not the only race his stable is eyeing.
Catch this week’s episode of “Horses N’ Courses” with your host Anthony Mormino. Anthony takes you around to various tracks and discusses what tracks and horses you should be looking at.
Buff Bradley discusses Groupie Doll and her career finale. John Shirreffs talks Cool Samuari and Blingo while Rick Mettee comments on Brujo de Olleros and Mexikoma.
With over $8 million in purses, the Belmont Stakes has quickly become the richest day for North American horse racing. NYRA reports that only one other card in 2013 had more than $8 million in purses and that was the Breeder’s Cup.
While many thought that favorite Will Take Charge was sure to capture the victory at Sunday’s Donn Handicap, it was Lea who came out the winner.
Three-Year-Old segment includes the Holy Bull, Top Billing’s allowance and an update of the Derby Dozen. Rick Violette and Gary Contessa discuss the Withers battle between Samraat and Uncle Sigh and Jose Garoffalo talks about Wildcat Red for the Hutcheson.
The $250,000 Ruffian Handicap which was scheduled for an April 5th run at Aqueduct has been moved by the New York Racing Association to May 11 at Belmont Park. Bloodhorse reports that NYRA made the decision on Friday January 24th.
Before the Kentucky Derby takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY there are several Prep Races that we will be watching closely. Keep track of all the upcoming races here.