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How Michael Dickinson and Da Hoss Ruined Horseracing

(Editor’s note: This is an update of an article originally published in 2010.) November 7, 1998… a date that will live in horse racing infamy. On that Saturday, in the shadow of the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, an even greater shadow descended upon the Sport of Kings — one that […]

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Breeders’ Cup Sprint Picture Becoming Clear

The picture for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) came into focus over the past couple of weeks as some early frontrunners gained ground, solidifying their position as leading candidates by qualifying or qualifying again and/or winning their final preps impressively, while others trained forwardly in preparation for Racing’s Championship Day. Others, unfortunately, took a […]

Runhappy in the winner's circle after the Breeders' Cup Sprint (photo from the Houston Chronicle)

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Preview: Can Runhappy Stretch His Speed?

In this short video preview of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, US Racing‘s Derek Simon discusses Runhappy’s chances of returning to the winner’s circle at the Breeders’ Cup in the Dirt Mile, which is scheduled for Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park. Derek Simon Derek Simon is the Senior Editor and Handicapper at US Racing. […]

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Free Race Report Cards for Oct. 14-16

US Racing members can get free Race Report Cards for Belmont Park (BEL), Keeneland (KEE), Santa Anita Park (SA) and Woodbine (WO) for the weekend of Oct. 14-16 below: Friday Keeneland Santa Anita Park Saturday Belmont Park Keeneland Sunday Santa Anita Park Woodbine     Derek Simon Derek Simon is the Senior Editor and Handicapper at US Racing. […]

Can Unbridled Juan get the job done this time?

ELMONT, N.Y. – Unbridled Juan figures to test the resolve of chalk players once again Thursday, when he heads a field of six entered in a third-level allowance race at 1 1/16 miles over Belmont Park’s main track


Spinster Draws Five Looking for Distaff Berth

Though Sunday’s Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (GI) is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI) in just under four weeks, it’s no surprise that only five tossed their hat into the ring considering this year’s main event for fillies and mares on Racing’s Championship Day may be the most […]

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