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We’re just over a week away from the fourth annual $3 million Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 25, the race that will be the feature event on a big card at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The race will be televised live by NBC, with programming starting at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Pegasus World Cup card will feature nine stakes races, five graded and $4…

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year from the 716. During my youth the Amazing Kreskin wowed television viewers weekly with his daring predictions and prognostications. An annual tradition here at the TBN racing corner, it’s that time for the annual racing predictions for the upcoming racing calendar. Once again, the Amazing Kreskin has loaned his crystal ball to the Racing…

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It was a strange and turbulent year in thoroughbred racing. There was no Triple Crown at stake, as each race in the 3-year-old series was won by a different horse, including the first disqualification of the winner in the Kentucky Derby since 1968. Bricks and Mortar had a season to remember on the grass in winning all six of his races, and is the likely Horse of the …

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Happy holiday wishes to all of the racing fanatics out there. It's that time of year where we dance around the Festivus Pole and discuss Thoroughbred Racing’s Feats of Strength and the Airing of Grievances. Made famous in Season 9, Episode 10 of the legendary Seinfeld serious, it ‘tis the season to play Racing Festivus. Whether it’s time to gather round the table and en…

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The Eclipse Awards are doled out at Gulfstream Park at the end of January. But this column is not about that. The following is about some of the horses, tracks, trainers and racing managers that made an impact during my racetrack travels during 2019.  Best Track Visit. A rare August afternoon with no deadlines or races to cover at Saratoga Race Course with my 11-year…

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Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park will be the site of a big card featuring the signature event of the Fall meet in the Cigar Mile. The card, will also features the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen for 2-year-olds, the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle for 2-year-old fillies, and the Grade 3, $250,000 Go For Wand Handicap for older fillies and mares. The $750,000 Grade 1 Cigar Mile wi…

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The last big handicap race of the year is on tap on Black Friday under the Twin Spires. Churchill Downs in Louisville will be the site of a big card featuring the signature event of the Fall meet in the Clark Handicap. The Friday card will also features the Grade 2, $300,000 Revere Stakes for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/6 miles on the turf. The $600,000 Grade 2 Clar…

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The annual Racing Kreskin predictions made on New Year’s Day via long range crystal ball viewing wrapped up two weeks ago at the Breeders’ Cup. It’s that time of year to see if the Racing Kreskin performed his best Biff Tannen to rock the horse racing world. The Racing Kreskin was sniffing greatness in 2019, but in the end, it just wasn’t meant to be. Let’s review each …

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This year’s Breeders’ Cup world championships held at Santa Anita Park was one furlong away from an absolutely successful weekend. The breakdown of Mongolian Groom marred what was mostly a memorable weekend with signature moments throughout the two-day championships. Some thoughts on the return to Arcadia for the first time since 2016 … After a three-year hiatus fr…

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ARCADIA, Calif. – Bricks and Mortar made a final check mark on his Horse of the Year campaign, winning his sixth straight race of the year in winning the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf. Here’s a capsule look at the eight Breeders’ Cup undercard races on Saturday at Santa Anita Park: Filly and Mare Sprint: Covfefe ($5) kicked off the nine BC races to give trainer Brad …

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ARCADIA, Calif. – A beautiful, sunny autumn day graced race fans at Santa Anita Park on the first day of the 36th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Storm the Court ($93.80) won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to take the first step towards the 2020 Kentucky Derby for trainer Peter Eurton. Heavy favorite Dennis’ Moment stumbled at the start and finished last, unable t…

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ARCADIA, Calif. – The $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run for a record 10th time at Santa Anita Park, and it should provide a climactic stamp on a two-day weekend of championship racing beneath the beautiful San Gabriel mountains. The feature event will be run in prime time on the East Coast on NBC on a one-hour program at 8 p.m.  It will be the ninth and final…

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- The Breeders’ Cup undercard Saturday includes nine races and a number of talented thoroughbreds on day two of the world championships. Be sure to check back for a preview of the $6 million BC Classic, a competitive field of 11 that will head to the gate at 8:45 p.m. EDT on NBC. Television coverage of the races will be split between NBC Sports Network …

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ARCADIA, Calif. – This year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile could result in a special Moment for trainer Dale Romans. The burly trainer is hoping to take the first step towards the first Saturday in May with his Juvenile hopeful Dennis’ Moment. After two straight scintillating performances under the Twin Spires, he takes his act west to Santa Anita Park on Friday afternoon. …

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A field of 11 Breeders' Cup Classic hopefuls were drawn on Monday afternoon at Santa Anita Park that will look to capture the $6 million feature race prime time Saturday evening. McKinzie (3-1) drew the No. 8 post for trainer Bob Baffert who will look to extend his record win total to four in the final of 14 championship races over the weekend. Travers and Jockey Clu…