Orb winning the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday May 4.
Singapore Cup Day Results - It was a big day for Hong Kong with their horses Military Attack and Lucky Nine winning the Singapore Airlines International Cup (G1) and KrisFlyer International Sprint (G1) at Kranji Racecourse on Sunday. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Oxbow upsets in the Preakness - Oxbow led the entire way in the Preakness Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Pimlico with Itsmyluckyday second and Mylute third. Heavy favorite Orb made a mild move to finish fourth. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Preakness undercard stakes results - There were 7 other stakes on the card, highlighted by the Dixie Stakes (G2) won by Skyring and the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (G3) won by Summer Applause. Get the results, charts, and photos for 6 of the races here. New!
Fiftyshadesofhay wins the Black-Eyed Susan - Fiftyshadesofhay just got up to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) on Friday at Pimlico by a neck over Marathon Lady with favorite Emollient 6th. On the undercard, Last Gunfighter won the Pimlico Special (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Singapore Guineas Day Results - Friday at Kranji, Stepitup rallied to win the Singapore Guineas (G1) while War Affair rallied to win the Aushorse Golden Horseshoe Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 16, 2013, before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of most of the 9 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horses as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards. New!
2013 Singapore Airlines International Cup Entries - A field of 13 was entered in this 1 1/4 mile turf feature at Kranji featuring Military Attack, Red Cadeaux, and Hunter's Light. The co-feature is the KrisFlyer International Sprint with 11 horses going 6 furlongs, including Bel Sprinter, Lucky Nine, and Balmont Mast. New!
Thursday Preakness Photos - All of the Preakness contenders were out this morning, including Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Here are photos of 8 of the 9 horses, as Titletown Five went out before I arrived. New!
2013 Preakness Entries - A field of 9 was entered with Orb getting post 1 and set as the even money favorite. Can Orb do it again in Maryland? Check out the entries with post positions, odds, and profiles with photos and info for each horse. New!
Wednesday Preakness Photos - Several of the Preakness horses grazing beside the stakes barn plus three arriving by van at Pimlico. Includes Orb, Departing, and 6 more. New!
Analyzing the Preakness Stakes Contenders - Here my annual analysis of the current contenders to try and pick a winner based on angles and statistical trends to match them with the profile of a Preakness winner. This year the Kentucky Derby winner Orb is not the top choice! Check out all the contenders here. New!
Orb wins the Kentucky Derby - Orb was far back early but took the lead in the stretch and drew off to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) by 2 1/2 lengths over longshot Golden Soul and Revolutionary. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
More Kentucky Derby Photos - More photos from the day including more of Orb, the trophy, the roses, Martina McBride, and lots of mud. New!
Kentucky Derby undercard stakes results - There were 5 other stakes on Derby day including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) won by 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan and the Humana Distaff Stakes (G1) won by Aubby K. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here. New!
Princess of Sylmar upsets in the Kentucky Oaks - She rallied from far back to win the Kentucky Oaks by a half length over Beholder and Unlimited Budget, while favorite Dreaming of Julia was fourth. Get the results, chart, and photos here. New!
Kentucky Oaks undercard stakes results - There were 5 other stakes on Oaks day including the La Troienne Stakes (G2) won by Authenticity and the Alysheba Stakes (G3) won by Take Charge Indy. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here. New!
2013 Kentucky Derby Entries - A field of 21 was entered giving one also-eligible. Orb is the favorite at 7-2 followed by Verrazano at 4-1 and Revolutionary at 5-1. Profiles with photos, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances are here. Note: Black Onyx was scratched on Friday morning at 11:30am. New!
Wednesday Kentucky Derby Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 18 Derby horses, everyone on the grounds except the one in quarantine, and 6 Oaks fillies from this morning on the track. New!
Tuesday Kentucky Derby Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 14 Derby horses and 6 Oaks fillies from this morning on the track. New!
Kentucky Oaks Entries - A field of 11 fillies will go, with Gulfstream Oaks winner Dreaming of Julia favorite at 3-1 from post 8. Get the post positions, odds, and free past performances here. New!
May 2 Kentucky Derby Barn Notes - Daily notes and news about the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders at Churchill Downs for Thursday May 2. Barn notes for previous days going back to April 14. New!
Analyzing the top 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders - My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year there were is a 3-way tie for the top spot: Goldencents, Normandy Invasion, and Overanalyze. New!
Derby Weather Forecasts - Churchill Downs weather for up to 15 days in advance. One week out it looks cool and rainy for Derby day, but that can change this far in advance.
Road to the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard - the points earned by contenders in these designated prep races are what will determine who gets in the Kentucky Derby and Oaks at entry time this year. Points lists are current through 4/20. Updated!
2012 Sovereign Award Winners - The Canadian thoroughbred year-end championships for 2012 were announced Friday night at Woodbine and Uncaptured was named Champion 2-year-old Male and Horse of the Year. Check out all the winners and vote totals. New!
2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced this year. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed and more things are banned. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate. New!
Overanalyze wins the Arkansas Derby (G1) - Overanalyze rallied to win the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn on Saturday by 4 1/4 lengths over Frac Daddy and Carve. Also on the card, Get Happy Mister won the Northern Spur Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Oaklawn and Count Fleet Handicaps - Also on Saturday at Oaklawn, Cyber Secret drew away to win the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) by 5 3/4 lengths over Taptowne and Sabercat while Justin Phillip won the Count Fleet Handicap (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
On Fire Baby wins the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) - On Fire Baby held off Tiz Miz Sue by a half length to win the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on Friday at Oaklawn while favorite Grace Hall finished last. Also on the card, Blueeyesintherein won the Instant Racing Stakes. Get the results, chart, and photos here. New!
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks. New!
Java's War wins the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes - Java's War rallied from last to win the 2013 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) by a neck over Palace Malice and Charming Kitten, while favorite Rydilluc finished 4th. Get the results, chart, and photos here. New!
Black Caviar wins her 25th straight race - The undefeated Australian mare increased her undefeated streak by one more, winning the T.J. Smith Stakes (G1) at Randwick by 3 lengths on Saturday in Australia. Find out more about Black Caviar, her career, and connections here. Updated!
Santa Anita Derby Day results - Goldencents won the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on Saturday by 1 1/4 lengths over favorite Flashback and pacesetter Super Ninety Nine. Also on the card, Beholder won the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Scarlet Strike won the Providencia Stakes (G3), Jimmy Creed won the Potrero Grande Stakes (G2), and Battle Force won the Thunder Road Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 5 races here. New!
Wood Memorial and Bay Shore Stakes - Verrazano won by a length in the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct on Saturday over Normandy Invasion and Vyjack. He will be going into the Kentucky Derby undefeated now. Also on the card, Declan's Warrior won the Bay Shore Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Carter Handicap, Ruffian Handicap, and Gazelle Stakes - Swagger Jack was an upset winner in the Carter Handicap (G1) for older sprinters at Aqueduct over Sahara Sky and favorite Discreet Dancer. Also on the card, Withgreatpleasure won the Ruffian Handicap (G2) and Close Hatches won the Gazelle Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Animal Kingdom wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup - On Saturday at Meydan Racecourse, 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom won easily by 2 lengths in the world richest race with European runners Red Cadeaux and Planteur finishing 2nd and 3rd. Get the results, charts, and photos here. Also on the card: the Sheema Classic & Dubai Gold Cup won by St. Nicholas Abbey & Cavalryman, Dubai Duty Free won by Sajjhaa, UAE Derby won by Lines Of Battle, Golden Shaheen & Al Quoz Sprint won by Reynaldothewizard & Shea Shea, and Godolphin Mile & Kahayla Classic won by Soft Falling Rain & Al Mamun Monlau. New!
2013 Triple Crown Late Nominations - Thirteen more thoroughbreds were made eligible for the three Triple Crown races for a fee of $6000 by the late nomination deadline, including Spiral Stakes winner Black Onyx. Any not nominated now will have to pay a huge supplement fee to enter. Check out the list here. New!
Louisiana Derby Day at the Fair Grounds - Favorite Revolutionary won the Louisiana Derby (G2) by a neck over Mylute with Departing third. Also on the card, Unlimited Budget won the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), Amira's Prince won the Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2), and Graydar won the New Orleans Handicap (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 races on the card here. New!
Florida Derby Day at Gulfstream Park - Orb drew off to win the Florida Derby (G1) by 2 3/4 lengths over Itsmmyluckyday and Merit Man. Also on the card, Dreaming of Julia romped in the Gulfstream Oaks (G2) by 21 3/4 lengths, Regalo Mia won the Orchid Stakes, Ciao Bella won the Rampart Stakes (G3), Cigar Street won the Skip Away Stakes (G3), Za Approval won the Appleton Stakes (G3), and Travelin Man repeated in the Sir Shackleton Handicap. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 7 stakes races here. New!
2013 Dubai World Cup Workout Photos - Photos and comments for 43 of the horses running on Saturday in Dubai, including Royal Delta, Trinniberg, Animal Kingdom, and He's Had Enough from the morning workouts at Meydan on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. New!
Dubai World Cup entries - A field of 13 was entered for the big race, including American runners Royal Delta, Animal Kingdom, and Dullahan. Get the entries and past performances for the entire card here. New!
2013 Triple Crown Trail - Here is the schedule for all the preps leading to the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown. This will be updated with results weekly. Updated!
Black Onyx wins the Spiral Stakes at Turfway - He won impressively in the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (G3) on Saturday. Also on the card, Silsita won the Fathead Bourbonette Oaks (G3), Crop Report won the Team Valor Rushaway Stakes, and jockey Mallory Strandberg won the Catch a Riding Star jockey competition. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 - The thied and final pool for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager will be open this weekend, March 22-24. Verrazano is the favorite this time at 7-2 with the field next at 6-1. Get the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
2013 Rebel and Azeri Stakes Results - Will Take Charge just got up to win the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park by a head with favorite Super Ninety Nine finishing fifth. In the Azeri Stakes (G3) for older fillies, Tiz Miz Sue won for the second year in a row. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2013 Cheltenham Festival - The Cheltenham Festival is the biggest jumps meet of the year in England and runs from March 12-15 with 11 Grade 1 races. Photos and results for all 4 days are up now.
Razorback Handicap and Honeybee Stakes Results - Saturday at Oaklawn, Rose to Gold won the Honeybee Stakes (G3) for the 3-year-old fillies easily over favorite Flashy Gray, while Cyber Secret won the Razorback Handicap (G3) for the older horses over Golden Ron and Atigun. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Verrazano wins easy in the Tampa Bay Derby - Undefeated Verrazano lived up to his hype, winning the Tampa Bay Derby (G3) by 3 lengths over Java's War and Falling Sky. Also on the card, Old Tune won the Hillsborough Stakes (G3) and Manuka Honey won the Suncoast Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here. New!
Santa Anita Handicap Day - Game On Dude romped home by 7 3/4 lengths in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) over Clubhouse Ride while last year's winner Ron the Greek finished 4th. Also on the card, Suggestive Boy won the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1) and Beholder won the Las Virgenes Stakes (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2 - The second pool for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager and the only pool for the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager are now closed. The field was the favorite for the Derby Future, but Flashy Gray was the favorite for the Oaks. Get the horses, final odds, exact will-pay amounts, and free past performances for both wager here.
Gotham Day at Aqueduct - Undefeated Vyjack won the Gotham Stakes (G3) by 2 1/4 lengths on Saturday, while favorite Overanalyze finished 5th. Also on the card, Comma to the Top won the Tom Fool Handicap (G3) and Summer Applause won the Top Flight Handicap (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2012 Media Sovereign Award Finalists - On Thursday, the Jockey Club of Canada announced the finalists for the 2012 Media Sovereign Awards for excellence in writing, broadcast, and photographs about Canadian Thoroughbred racing. Find out the finalists here.
2013 Hall of Fame Finalists - The finalists for this year's Hall of Fame ballot were announced on Feb. 27 and include jockeys Chris Antley, Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, Craig Perret, and Alex Solis; horses Ashado, Housebuster, Invasor, and Lure , and trainer Gary Jones. Find out about each of the finalists here.
Louisiana Derby Preview Day at the Fair Grounds - 135-1 longshot Ive Struck a Nerve just got up to win the Risen Star Stakes by a nose over Code West on Saturday, while Unlimited Budget won the Rachel Alexandra Stakes for the 3-year-old fillies over Promise Me More. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here.
Super Ninety Nine romps in the Southwest Stakes (G3) - Monday at Oaklawn, Super Ninety Nine drew off to win the Southwest Stakes (G3) by 11 1/4 lengths in the slop over longshots Fear the Kitten and Heaven's Runway. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Black Caviar wins her 23rd straight race - The Australian mare made her first start since last being injured last June look easy, winning the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (G1)at Flemington on Friday by 2 1/2 lengths in track record time. Find out more about Black Caviar, her career, and connections here. Updated!
Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1 - Wagering for the first pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is now closed. The field of all other 3-year-olds was the favorite at 8-5 with Verrazano next at 11-1. Get the horses, odds, will-pay amounts, and free past performances here.
Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs - Delta Downs hosted Louisiana Premier Night on Saturday, a series of 10 stakes races for Louisiana-breds with a total of $1 million in purses, including the Premier Night Championship won by Heavy On Themister. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 10 races here.
Withers Day Stakes Results - Saturday at Aqueduct, favorite Revolutionary did not disappoint winning the Withers Stakes (G3) by a neck over Escapefromreality and Siete de Oros. Also on the card, Head Heart Hoof won the Toboggan Stakes (G3, Cluster of Stars won the Correction Stakes, and Princess of Sylmar won the Busher Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Triple Crown Early Nominations - 369 horses were nominated by the early deadline of January 24, making them eligible for all three Triple Crown races, down from 398 last year. Late nominations will close in March. Check out the list with their connections plus free past performances from BRIS here.
2012 Experimental Free Handicap - This list ranks the top 2-year-olds for 2012 and determines the dual qualifiers for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. This year Shanghai Bobby is the high weight at 126lbs.
2013 Sunshine Millions Day at Santa Anita - There were 6 stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, featuring the Santa Monica (G1) won by Teddy's Promise and the Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) won by Fiftyshadesofhay. Get results, charts, and photos for all 6 races here.
Russell Baze hits 50,000 career races - Jockey Russell Baze became the first jockey to hit 50,000 career starts on January 25, 2013 at Golden Gate Fields. The perennial leading jockey in Northern California, Baze is approaching the 12,000 win mark and is a member of the Hall of Fame in both the US and Canada.
Racing at Woodbine and Mohawk saved for 2 more years - A deal has been reached with the government of Ontario that will allow racing to continue at Woodbine and Mohawk for 2 more years, but leaves the long term viability of racing and breeding in Ontario uncertain. Opening day for Woodbine is set for April 20, 2013.
2012 Sovereign Award Finalists - The Sovereign Awards are Canada's year end championships. Check out all the finalists for the equine and human categories here. Media finalists will be announced in February.
"Road to the Derby" Kickoff Day at the Fair Grounds - There were 3 stakes Saturday, including the Lecomte Stakes (G3) won by Oxbow, the Silverbulletday won by Touch Magic, and the Louisiana Handicap won by Infrattini. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
2012 Eclipse Award Winners - Wise Dan was named Horse of the Year as well as Champion Older Male and Turf Male, the first to get all three since John Henry in 1981. Get all the results and photos of all the Eclipse Award winners here.
2012 Eclipse Award Finalists - The finalists for the 2012 Eclipse Awards to be presented on January 19 at Gulfstream Park have been announced. Fort Larned, I'll Have Another, and Wise Dan are the finalists for Horse of the Year. Check out all the finalists for both the equine and human categories here.
2013 Kentucky Derby Future Wager Dates - There will again be three future wager pools for the Kentucky Derby on February 8-10, March 1-3, and March 22-24, with both exacta and win wagering. There will be a single pool for the Kentucky Oaks on March 1-3 with also with win and exacta wagering.
2012 Year in Review - As we near the end of the year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2012 and remember those we lost this year.
2012 Eclipse Media Award Winners - The winners of the media categories for the 2012 Eclipse Awards have all been announced including writing, television, audio/multi-media internet, and photography. Check out all the winners here.
Articles from 2012 - All my articles from 2012 and previous years going back to 2003.
Breeders' Cup Virtual Postcards - Also lots of other types of racing postcards are available to send your online friends.
Eight Belles Tribute - A photo tribute to the gallant filly Eight Belles. She will be missed by many. Online postcards also available.
Mariah's Storm - the inspiration behind "Dreamer" - Here is some more info plus the true story of Mariah's Storm which provided the idea for the horse racing movie "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story"
My Eclipse award-winning photo! - It is still hard to believe I won! Here is the photo along with how I took it and a couple of follow up shots.
Racing Jigsaw Puzzles - a selection of my photos made into online jigsaw puzzles in your choice of difficulty.
Man O'War Trivia Quiz - See just how much Man O'War history you know!
Cavalia, an Unbridled Affair - Ok it isn't racing, but we all love horses anyway. Thanks to Tina Hines and Charlene Keys here is a look at Cavalia, a showcase of human and equine performers currently touring.
The Smarty Jones Story - where he came from and how he almost died before ever getting to race plus the stories of his connections. Updated after the Belmont with more info and new photos.
Racing Wallpaper - a selection of wallpaper for your computer screen including three different ones featuring Smarty Jones.
Man O'War Merchandise - shirts, mugs, a lunchbox, and more with Man O'War on them using my own photos and painting.
Seabiscuit - a timeless classic - shirts, mugs, mousepads, license plate frames, and even a lunchbox for Seabiscuit using my own photos and painting.
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Trivia Quiz - Test your knowledge of the Breeders' Cup, the Triple Crown races, Seabiscuit, or Canadian racing with this online trivia quiz.
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Racing Memorabilia Museum - from Derby glasses to advertising signs and more including a section on Bobble Heads.
Racing Postcard Museum - images of classic racing postcards
Equillector - an online price guide for collectors
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