Author: Shenanigans

Running of the 34th Breeders Cup Classic

During the first weekend of November 2017, Del Mar Racetrack, “Where the Turf Meet the Surf” will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the first time ever!  Horsemen, horsewomen, horse fans and the stars of the weekend – the horses from around the globe! – have arrived in southern California, aka SoCal, to try and claim a spot in Breeders Cup history! The main (mane-ha!) event on Saturday will be the Breeders’ Cup Classic (BCC) and as with just about every year, this years’ race has shaped up to be as good a Classic as any of its...

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Running of the 35th Arlington Million

Arlington Park opens each year on the first Friday in May and remains open through the end of September.  While each race day showcases many-a-beautiful thoroughbred, mid-August invites  horse racing royalty to the jewel of their racing season, what is arguably the premier turf race in the world, the Arlington Million (G1). The Arlington Million is run on a card filled with international flair, which could be why it’s also known as the Arlington International Festival of Racing.  The day unfailingly attracts high-class equines and their connections from around the globe to contest any of the five graded stakes...

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149th Belmont Stakes Race Analysis

Having a birthday in 2014 – check.  Being gritty, tenacious and determined enough to merit a run on Big Sandy – check.  A starting gate with 12 spots – check.  A Saturday in early June that lands three weeks after the Preakness Stakes – check.  Belmont Park in Elmont, NY – check.  One-and-a-half-mile race on dirt – check.  Belmont Jewels for everyone – check.  Fancy hats – check.  A blanket of white carnations – check.  Some money for the bank – check.  Third leg of the Triple Crown (TC) trail – check.  An awesome trophy – check.  A chance...

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142nd Preakness Stakes Race Analysis

Having a birthday in 2014 – check.  Being talented enough to earn a chance in the spotlight in the biggest annual sporting event in the State of Maryland – check.  A starting gate with 14 spots – check.  The third Saturday in May – check.  Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD – check.  One-and-three-sixteenths-of-mile race on dirt – check.  Black-Eyed Susans for everyone – check.  Fancy hats – check.  A blanket of Black-Eyed Susans – check.  Some money for the bank – check.  Second leg of the Triple Crown (TC) trail – check.  An awesome trophy – check.  A...

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143rd Kentucky Derby Race Analysis

Having a birthday in 2014 – check.  Being talented enough to earn enough points to make it in the top 20 – check.  A starting gate with 20 spots – check.  The first Saturday in May – check.  Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY – check.  One-and-a-quarter mile race on dirt – check.  Mint juleps for everyone – check.  Fancy hats – check.  A blanket of roses – check.  Some money for the bank – check.  First leg of the Triple Crown (TC) trail – check.  An awesome trophy – check.  A chance at thoroughbred immortality – check. Let’s see...

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