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"The best I've ever ridden": John Velazquez on Wise Dan

When John Velazquez’s agent Angel Cordero told him that he was going to Churchill Downs in late November 2011 to ride Wise Dan in the Grade I Clark Handicap, the jockey didn’t hold his back his skepticism. 138 more words

John Velazquez

A Great Debut by Jess's Dream

Larry Collmus called it, and he nailed it.  How great it was to watch Jess’s Dream “become a reality.”

Racing 14 lengths behind the leader heading into the first turn, I felt a little weary that maybe the colt wasn’t ready for the races.   264 more words

Belmont and Gulfstream opinions for Wednesday, July 1


Race 4: #8 Mohawk Lily (4-1) ****

Was favored last time, but finished fourth. Comes back after pressing the pace, jockey John Velazquez should have a better feel here. 93 more words

Horse Racing

Santa Anita (plus a couple others) opinions for June 28, Sunday

Race 2: #3 Missy Mouse (8-1)

Trainer Eddie Truman has been a master with horses running down the hill this meet. This filly broke her maiden going down the hill and then won a first-level allowance race against Cal-breds. 184 more words

Horse Racing

Miss Temple City Wins Hilltop Stakes

BALTIMORE (AP/WJZ) — A new filly makes her mark in the world of thoroughbred horse racing.

In the annual pre-Preakness Black-Eyed Susan event Friday at Pimlico in Baltimore, Miss Temple City took home the crown in the 43rd running of the Hilltop Stakes. 205 more words


Day at the Races: Derby 2015

Originally written for Thisishorseracing.comBy John Cox

The masses flooded into Churchill Downs on a beautiful day Saturday, smashing the attendance record for American racing’s biggest day. 1,705 more words


Carpe Diem!

Here in Louisville (and probably all around the world), many of us are super excited to watch the Kentucky Derby later today!

My favorite amongst the field of horses is… 64 more words

Kentucky Derby