“Hooray for Hollywood” at Re-branded Del Mar Fall Meet

When Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California closed forever last December, it left a hole in the Southern California racing calendar. Hollywood’s racing schedule typically ran from April to mid-July, when Thoroughbred racing headed south to Del Mar for the boutique summer meet, then resumed in November and December. And while Del Mar is known for…

Equine Film Festival Makes Harlem Debut

A film festival that originated near Chicago will makes its New York City debut at The MIST in Harlem this weekend. Founded by horsewoman Lisa Diersen, the Equus Film Festival began last year with the Festival of the Horse and Drum, a multicultural equine festival with Native American themes that Diersen describes as “kind of…

Amid Controversy, Bayern Wins the Classic

Before the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on Saturday afternoon, plenty of people thought Bayern could win the race. But when it was over, and he crossed the finished line first, plenty of people thought he shouldn’t have. Breaking from post 7 in a field of 14 horses, Bayern swung sharply…

Betting Breeders’ Cup Saturday

Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup races kick off with the Juvenile Fillies at 3:05 pm, with the NBC Sports Network beginning coverage at 3:30 Eastern time. The broadcast switches to NBC at 8 pm for a one-hour telecast of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. We’ll hope your Friday wagers provide you with plenty of capital heading…

Betting Breeders’ Cup Friday

The weekend that horseplayers and racing fans eagerly await all year has finally arrived. With the stunning San Gabriel Mountains in the background, 13 races worth almost $25 million will be contested, highlighted Friday by the $2 million Distaff and Saturday by the $5 million Classic. As they have for the past several years, a variety…

If You Can Ride, You Can Ride: Jockeys join the You Can Play Project

The horse racing world turns its eyes toward Southern California this weekend, when the Breeders’ Cup takes over Santa Anita Park for two days of world class racing with championship implications on the line. Joined by their elite European counterparts, North America’s top jockeys, horses, and trainers will compete on Friday and Saturday in Breeders’…

Equine Enthusiasts, Start Your…Art Collection

In September, the Keeneland Association in Lexington, Kentucky held its world-renowned September sale of yearling Thoroughbreds; 2,819 racing hopefuls went through the ring, selling for an average of nearly $100,000 each and a total of $280.5 million. Following its boutique, three-week October racing meeting, Keeneland will turn its sales eyes next to the November sale of Thoroughbred…

Racing Represents in the Forbes 400

The list of Forbes 400 Richest Americans was published this week, and pity the poor 133 billionaires that didn’t make the cut. But five names familiar from racing did…a look at how they made their millions, what they did with them at the racetrack, and a mare who has foals owned by two of them.…