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Wise Dan Scores Hat Trick At the Eclipse Awards

Liz O'Connell | Posted 03.25.2014 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

It's awards season. While the film community is edging closer to the Academy Awards, last week thoroughbred racing honored it best at the Eclipse Awar...

A Fresh Look at America's Oldest Sporting Venue, Saratoga Race Course

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Liz O'Connell

As the opening of The Track at Saratoga, America's Grandest Race Course unfolds, tales of the lure of Saratoga -- the setting, the characters, the horses and the legends -- are promised.

5 Things To Know For The Belmont

AP | RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- A large field of 3-year-olds is set to run in the $1 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Among the competitors are Kentucky Derby winner O...

Trainer Enters Record-Trying 5 Horses To Derby

AP | MIKE FARRELL | Posted 07.04.2013 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Todd Pletcher sent his five Kentucky Derby contenders to the track early on Friday morning. The "Todd Squad" w...

Can Pletcher Pull Off Rare Oaks-Derby Double?

AP | GARY GRAVES | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A win in the Kentucky Oaks win on Friday has Todd Pletcher halfway toward a milestone last achieved 51 years ago. ...

5 Things To Know About The Kentucky Derby

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Kentucky Derby is Saturday at Churchill Downs. Here are five things you should know: TODD'S SQUAD...

Betting on a 2011 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

When making your Derby bet, forget all the high powered systems and strategies and give it your best guess.

Meet Uncle Mo

Liz O'Connell | Posted 06.07.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Thoroughbred racing sensation Uncle Mo arrived in New York this week to prep for his run in the 2011 Wood Memorial, Saturday April 9 at Aqueduct Race ...

And the Winners Are ...

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

The racing community is in the final moments of debating the merits of the finalists for the Eclipse Horse of the Year Award. Who will be the MVP of horse racing in the United States?

Racing Haut Monde Drops $32 Million On Elite Yearlings

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

The upper echelons of international Thoroughbred horse racing convened this week at the annual summer rite of the Saratoga Select Sale. The average price was $275,551.

Kentucky Derby 2010: Weather Deals Race Latest Wild Card

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The starting gate sprung open in the Kentucky Derby, with 19 horses scrambling for position. One jockey knew exactly where he ...

'Devil May Care' Joins Kentucky Derby 2010 Contenders

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Todd Pletcher lost the likely Kentucky Derby favorite when he pulled Eskendereya out of the race with a leg injury on Sunday. ...

Eskendereya Is the Horse to Beat -- Wins Wood Memorial

Chasen Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Chasen Marshall

Trainer Todd Pletcher has 20 horses on the nomination list for the Kentucky Derby. But it's his 3-year-old chestnut colt Eskendereya, out of Zayat Stables, who shows the most promise.