Many riders have fled New Jersey’s Monmouth Park after the rule was imposed by the state’s Horse Racing Commission. A PETA officer says the rule does not endanger the jockeys.
Mike Brunker 's horse racing column is online Thursdays and appears in Friday's print edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The John Sadler-trained colt didn’t put his best hoof forward in the Kentucky Derby, but he can make amends with a front-running win in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Train wreck at Old Hilltop sounds like a great title for a country song, but we are talking about a story that has cast a cloud over Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will be favored in the Preakness Stakes, but trainer Bob Baffert also is entering the highly regarded Concert Tour.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board is allowing racebooks to take bets on more races from Churchill Downs, not just the Kentucky Oaks on Friday and the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
With just over a week until the race, it’s clear that local bettors are going to be faced with either a long drive or a watered-down wagering menu.
A contract dispute between the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association and Churchill Downs Inc., which is in its 18th month, may severely limit wagering options in Nevada.
It’s “April Madness” for horse racing fans with the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes and Santa Anita Derby scheduled for Saturday, a month before the Kentucky Derby.
Greatest Honour, the Shug McGaughey-trained son of Tapit has victories in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes and the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes.
Creation of the first federal regulatory body for horse racing hit a speed bump this week when a national horseman’s group filed a lawsuit arguing the law is unconstitutional.
That, at least, is the contention of the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association, which represents the state’s horse racing bet-takers in negotiations with Churchill Downs Inc.
Three contentious races on the road to the Triple Crown and what promises to be a memorable edition of the “Big ‘Cap” await horseplayers on Saturday.
A contract dispute between the state’s racebooks and Churchill Downs Inc., which has dragged on for nearly 16 months, is limiting wagering opportunities and testing patience.