The short but sweet all-grass thoroughbred meeting at Kentucky Downs in Franklin is set to open on Saturday, Sept. 1. Horseplayers will be offered just five-days of top-tier action on the track’s unique, European-style grass course.view
Lindo Report | When asked how important it is to win during the Del Mar summer meet, trainer and nearby Encinitas resident Peter Miller said, “It is my number one priority. My number two priority is to win at the Del Mar fall meeting.”view
Across the Board | Although Triple Crown winner Justify was missing due to his summer injury, the 149th Travers Day at Saratoga last Saturday played out as if this year’s Breeders’ Cup Day at Churchill Downs (in November) will have to produce amazing performances to be as good.view
Track Phantom | The horse racing season is divided into four parts: Triple Crown, Summer, Breeders’ Cup and post-Breeders’ Cup. With the summer season winding down, our attention turns to the Breeders’ Cup which will be held at Churchill Downs Nov. 2-3.view
John Asher, the dulcet-toned media voice for Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby has died from an apparent heart attack at age 62. Asher was known as a savvy handicapper and ardent devotee of the “Sports of Kings.”view
Saratoga’s Travers Day card, highlighted by Catholic Boy's ($16.20) victory in the 149th running of the Grade I, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, generated all-sources handle of $52,086,597, demolishing the previous record set in 2015 by 4.9 percent.view
Lottery fever is currently burning as this country's two biggest lottery games have nearly $500 million in jackpot money up for grabs in the next two days. Tuesday night is the next drawing for Mega Millions with Wednesday night set for Powerball.
The New York Gaming Commission on Monday approved a proposed set of New York Racing Association (NYRA) rules allowing the advent of a jackpot-type Pick Six bet to NYRA tracks and, subsequently, to simulcast customer nationally.
Gulfstream Park near Miami has announced its 2018-2019 Championship Meet stakes schedule will feature a record 105 stakes worth a record $29.079 million in purses, headlined by the Jan. 26th Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series...
Atlantic City tourism and casino officials say they had a banner summer season and are giving part of the credit to the advent of newly legalized sports betting.
Adrian Beltre received a standing ovation in the Texas Rangers’ home finale Sunday. There was less ambiguity in Detroit, where Victor Martinez is calling it a career, and he played his last game Saturday.