LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters with the Mr. Fitz Award. The Hall of Fame rider will receive the award, named for longtime trainer “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, for typifying the spirit of racing at the group’s 59th annual awards dinner on Oct. 31
Looking for some midweek form? tab.com.au bring you the best bets across Australia for Wednesday’s racing. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 7 No.3 Tarabai (Kerrin McEvoy) – $4.60 Tarabai’s a mare I’ve certainly got some time for, and her lone three-year-old campaign proved she was a galloper with decent ability and a fair share of upside.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Catholic Boy proved he could win on turf. With jockey Javier Castellano aboard in the Travers Stakes, Catholic Boy proved he’s not too shabby on dirt, either. On a day when trainer Chad Brown saddled the top two favorites as he chased his first victory in the Travers at his hometown
SATURDAY’S BEST Moonee Valley Race 1 No.8 Drachenfels (Damian Lane) – $8 Regular Sydney punters will know Drachenfels well; he was a horse with a bit of a boom early but one who didn’t always seem to finish off his races when looming to win. They gelded him after that and he seemed to be
Looking for some midweek form? tab.com.au bring you the best bets across Australia for Wednesday’s racing. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Warwick Farm Race 3 No.8 Deity (Tommy Berry) – $3.20 Deity is a lightly-raced, wonderfully-bred, sprinting type four-year-old mare that clearly has ability, but given her limited starts, perhaps has had the odd issue along the way.
DEL MAR, Calif. — Jockey Drayden Van Dyke won a record-tying seven races at Del Mar on Sunday, including the $200,000 Del Mar Mile. He tied Hall of Famer Victor Espinoza for most wins in a single day in the seaside track’s history. Van Dyke’s only loss in eight mounts Sunday came when he finished
DEL MAR, Calif. — Trainer John Sadler woke up feeling confident on Pacific Classic day, believing he had the best horse in the field. “The toughest thing all day was getting into the parking lot,” he said. Accelerate never gave Sadler reason for concern, living up to his name with a record 12 1/2-length victory
Looking for some midweek form? tab.com.au bring you the best bets across Australia for Wednesday’s racing. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Sandown (Hillside) Race 2 No.3 Fiera Vista (Mark Zahra) – $2.80 After an average debut back in early March, Darren Weir immediately sent Fiera Vista for a spell. He was hoping that the daughter of Exceed and
A horse named Party Dancer won a race in California on Thursday. Its owner? Rick Pitino, whose legacy at Louisville was blemished by a scandal that involved exotic dancers and escorts three years ago. Pitino was in the winner’s circle with the horse at Del Mar Racetrack after the 3-year-old’s second victory of the year,
WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 5 No.5 Foreign Territory (James McDonald) – $2.40 He’s lined up favourite in three of his four starts and was hard in the market in the other, but Foreign Territory has won just one of those; there might have been a few punters burnt by the Tulloch Lodge gelding. But I