With a race under his belt, Winchester will aim for his fourth Grade 1 victory when he competes on Saturday in Saratoga Race Course's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap at 1 1/2 miles on the turf.
August 12, 2011 -- New York -- Sagamore Farm's Millionreasonswhy returns to action off her victory in the Grade 2 Matron at Belmont Park, heading a promising field of six 2-year-old fillies Sunday in the 95th running of the Grade 2, $150,000 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
August 9, 2011 -- The best day of horse racing in the state of Illinois is on Saturday at Arlington Park with three Grade 1 stakes races led by the Arlington Million. Ten horses were pre-entered for the race led by Gio Ponti, who could go off as the horse betting favorite. Also on Saturday at Arlington Park it will be the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes and the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes.
August 5, 2011 -- One of the best races this weekend takes place on Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course with the 84th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Handicap. The field of 11 is led by Grade I winners Giant Oak, Morning Line, Rail Trip and Tizway. The race is expected to be extremely competitive as seven horses are listed with single-digit horse betting odds.
August 4, 2011 -- Post positions have been drawn for the 42nd running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. The 1 1/8-mile race for three-year-olds highlights a nine-race card (comprised entirely of open company stakes) to be run this Saturday, August 6, at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
August 3, 2011 -- If you are a horse player then you need to know about rebates because they can turn you from a losing player into a winning one. A horse betting rebate is simply getting cash back for every wager you make whether it wins or loses. Let's look at just how important horse rebates can be to you when you bet on horses.
August 2, 2011 -- Most people know Toby Keith for his success as a country music singer-songwriter, and for good reason. The 50-year-old Keith has had 19 Number One singles, and this year marks the release of his fifteenth studio album. But Keith is also a Thoroughbred racehorse owner. And one of his horses, a three- year-old colt with the misspelled name of Sherriff Cogburn, will go to the post this Saturday in the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
August 2, 2011 -- Bob Baffert, now age 58, has thrice been honored with Eclipse Awards as North America's outstanding horse trainer. And he was a 2009 inductee to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.
July 29, 2011 -- Two high profile horses will be going up against each other on Sunday in the $1 million dollar Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. Preakness winner Shackleford takes on Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice. The winner of Sunday's race that can be seen live on ABC gets an automatic spot in November's Breeders' Cup Classic.