US RACING: The Belmont Stakes – the horses – the draw – the analysis

The field was drawn for the US$1 million Belmont Stakes and the newly minted Triple Crown will finally kick off on Saturday at Belmont Park. It’s time to set aside the discussion about the new distance and the altered sequence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and start handicapping the field of 10. For the first […]

US RACING: Favoured Tiz the Law to start in eighth post at Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - Tiz the Law was made a 6-5 favourite and drawn into the eighth post for Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the first leg of a 2020 coronavirus-disrupted US horse racing Triple Crown. The 152nd running of the Belmont Park classic, trimmed from 1 1/2 miles to 1 1/8 miles and delayed […]

UK RACING: Tactical produces Royal Ascot performance fit for a Queen

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II could be forgiven for jumping out of her chair in celebration at nearby Windsor Castle on Wednesday as her colours were carried to victory by Tactical on the second day of Royal Ascot. The 94-year-old monarch has had to miss the meeting for the first time since […]

US RACING: Kentucky Horse Racing Commission adopts rules limiting whip use

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved new rules and penalties restricting the use of riding crops by jockeys. Jockeys will be allowed unlimited backhand or underhand strikes for the first 1/8 of a mile, to adjust the direction of their mounts. After that, they are allowed six strikes, with no more than two in succession […]