US RACING: Edgar Prado goes by Angel Cordero on all time jockey’s winning list

Jockey Edgar Prado moved past fellow Hall of Famer Angel Cordero to grab sole possession of eighth place in the all-time standings for races won with victory No. 7,058 Thursday at Gulfstream Park. The 52-year-old Lima, Peru, native scored aboard Wesley Ward-trained Flying Aletha, who defeated stablemate Lime by 5 1/2 lengths in the five-furlong […]

US RACING – Hall of Fame function cancelled

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced Thursday it has cancelled the 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Museum Ball as a result of the ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are incredibly disappointed we won’t be able to have these time-honoured special events this […]

Eight races projected on first race card when local racing restarts

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The promoting company of local racing Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) through its Racing Office has issued a three-race day projection to coincide with the return of races at Caymanas Park. Local competitive racing succumbed to the onslaught of the COVID-19 virus on March 22 when SVREL halted the running […]

US RACING: The Belmont Stakes is different – views

With news that the 2020 Belmont Stakes has officially been scheduled for nine furlongs at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 20, horesmen offered differing opinions on the legitimacy of a Triple Crown this year. An 11-week layoff separates the Belmont and the second classic, the 2020 Kentucky Derby, set for Sept. 5. The Preakness Stakes then […]

US RACING: Shortened Belmont Stakes set for June 20 as Triple Crown opener

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - The Belmont Stakes, usually the last and longest leg of US horse racing's Triple Crown, will be shortened and staged June 20 as the opener of this year's coronavirus-altered line-up. The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced Tuesday that the 152nd edition of the event at Belmont Park will […]

UK RACING: Pinatubo primed for 2000 Guineas bid

Charlie Appleby believes last season's juvenile sensation Pinatubo is bigger and stronger as the unbeaten son of Sharmadal prepares to embark on his highly anticipated classic campaign, starting in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (G1). Pinatubo comes into the season following a dazzling 2-year-old campaign, in which his six wins earned him a rating higher […]

US RACING – Tampa Bay Downs returns in June

Eight dates in June have been added to Tampa Bay Downs' 2019-20 Thoroughbred racing calendar after the track's request was approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Tampa Bay Downs announced May 20. The June dates are the second meet extension granted this spring to Tampa Bay Downs, which has continued to conduct live racing during […]

FRENCH RACING – Horse racing events shifted away from COVID-19 hotspots

PARIS, France (AFP) - A new French government decree will see racetracks in coronavirus red zones transferred to courses in green zones, organisers revealed on Tuesday. Paris tracks such as Longchamp, those in the east or in the Bourgogne area or any region classified as red, will until further notice be barred from staging race […]