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Preview of the Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park on February 29th, 2020 01:54
Zoe Cadman and Jeff Siegel analyze the Mac Diarmida Stakes with an analysis of recent works from A Thread of Blue and Zulu Alpha.
Zulu Alpha (Outside) and Big Cheeks Worked 5 Furlongs at Gulfstream Park on February 17th, 2020 00:55
Michael Maker's Zulu Alpha (Outside) and William Tharrenos' Big Cheeks worked 5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park on February 17th, 2020.
Analysis of Works From Zulu Alpha and Arklow Heading Into the Pegasus World Cup Turf on January 25th, 2020 02:29
Jeff Siegel and Millie Ball take a side-by-side look at past and present works from Arklow and a closer look at a recent work from Zulu Alpha to gauge if they are in peak form leading up to the Pegasus World Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park on January 25th, 2020.
Zulu Alpha Galloped at Gulfstream Park on January 24th, 2020 03:56
Zulu Alpha galloped at Gulfstream Park on January 24th, 2020 for trainer Mike Maker in advance of a start in the Pegasus World Cup Turf.
Zulu Alpha Galloped at Gulfstream Park on January 23rd, 2020 03:41
Zulu Alpha galloped at Gulfstream Park on January 23rd, 2020, for trainer Michael Maker. Zulu Alpha will make his next start in the Pegasus World Cup Turf presented by Runhappy.
Zulu Alpha Worked 5 Furlongs in 1:01.42 at Gulfstream Park on January 13th, 2020 01:48
Zulu Alpha worked 5 furlongs in 1:01.42 at Gulfstream Park on January 13th, 2020 for trainer Michael Maker. Zulu Alpha is expected to make his next start in the Pegasus World Cup Turf presented by Runhappy on January 25th, 2020.
Channel Cat Wires the Field in the Bowling Green Stakes at Saratoga 02:42
Channel Cat made the lead and never looked back in the Bowling Green Stakes at Saratoga defeating fellow Breeders' Cup contenders; Arklow (3rd), Channel Maker (4th) and Zulu Alpha (5th).
Somelikeithotbrown (Outside) and Zulu Alpha Worked 5 Furlongs at Gulfstream Park on January 12th, 2019 01:20
Somelikeithotbrown (outside), 1:01.06, and Zulu Alpha, 1:00.86, worked 5 Furlongs at Gulfstream Park on January 12th, 2019, for trainer Michael Maker.


Now that the calendars have been flipped over to July, it’s time for my list of the Top 10 performances by a Thoroughbred in the United States during the first half of 2020. When there were just a handful of tracks conducting live racing for several weeks earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]

As a result of Tiz the Law’s emphatic triumph in last Saturday’s 152nd running of the Grade I Belmont Stakes, he solidified his position atop this week’s NTRA Top Three-Year-Old Poll. It was nearly unanimous. I think it should have been unanimous. Tiz the Law received 28 first-place votes last week, while Honor A.P. garnered […]

This Sunday is Father’s Day. Not only that, it would have been my father’s 91st birthday if he had not passed away on June 1, 2017. I miss my dad so much. I do. My dad loved horse racing. He also loved baseball, basketball and football. But horse racing was his favorite sport. His love […]

Many, as expected, perceived last Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby as a two-horse race between 1-2 favorite and 2-1 second betting choice Honor A.P.   What happened? They did indeed run one-two.   In Santa Anita’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 7, Authentic won by 2 1/4 lengths. […]

Is this Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby a two-horse race between Authentic and Honor A.P.? Many no doubt are going to see it that way. But viewing a race that way sometimes can backfire. CAUTION: There are times when neither horse wins what many perceive to be a two-horse race. One need only go […]

The field is taking shape for the 1 1/8-mile Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 20, which for the first time will kick off this country’s Triple Crown series. The 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby then will be held at Churchill Downs on Sept. 5. It will be followed by the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes […]

If a horse sweeps the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes this year, will the horse be a Triple Crown winner who deserves an asterisk? That question is being pondered now that we know the Triple Crown is going to be radically different this year. The three-race series has been forced to undergo a […]

In light of the recent announcement that Wise Dan has been elected to the Hall of Fame, this seems a good time to revisit my list of the Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th and 21st Centuries to have raced in North America. Wise Dan is on the list. My Top 100, which is updated […]

As a consequence of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, having fun these days has become quite a challenge. But trainer Bob Baffert is one person who did have some fun last Saturday. Watching on television at his Southern California home not far from Santa Anita, Baffert was understandably elated as to what happened in the two […]

Bob Baffert no doubt hopes it goes better for him at Oaklawn Park this Saturday than it did in last year’s Rebel Stakes. When the 2019 Rebel attracted 19 entries, Oaklawn split the race into two divisions. Baffert sent out the odds-on favorite in each division. They both narrowly lost, causing their Hall of Fame […]

The 2020 Kentucky Derby originally was scheduled to be held on May 2. But due to the insidious coronavirus that has wreaked havoc on millions of lives, this year’s Run for the Roses has been shifted to Sept. 5. The Arkansas Derby initially was to have been run on April 11. But after the May […]

Below is my economical late Pick 5 ticket for a big day of racing at Gulfstream Park on Florida Derby Saturday. As always the ticket is $20 or less. Good luck! Race 10 Mean Mary (#6, 3-1) stretched out to 1 1/2 miles last time out and absolutely crushed a similar field at Gulfstream Park. […]

As a California resident, I have been one of the 39 million or so in the Golden State mandated to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic in an order issued last Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. As this health crisis wreaks more and more havoc on our lives, it’s becoming harder and harder […]

The Kentucky Derby, this country’s most famous horse race, has been held on the first Saturday in May for decades. It had been scheduled to be run this year on May 2. But as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs has been shifted to […]

Can you imagine how long the line would be if Maximum Security were to show up in a $16,000 claiming race now? That sure would be a sight to see. The line probably would stretch for furlong after furlong. Maximum Security could have been claimed for just $16,000 at Gulfstream Park when he made his […]

A.P. Indy, a Horse of the Year on the track and one of the all-time great sires off the track, died at Lane’s End Farm in Kentucky last Friday from what was said to have been the infirmities of old age. He was 31. Lane’s End issued the following statement: “A.P. Indy passed away peacefully […]

Mucho Gusto, Midnight Bisou, Maximum Security and McKinzie are ranked 1-2-3-4 in this week’s first National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2020. And these four outstanding equine athletes are scheduled to clash on Feb. 29 in the richest race on the planet, the new $20 million Saudi Cup. The results for this […]

The 2020 Pegasus, fourth renewal of the event, struggled through early rounds while taking several potent jabs to the face. First, in a single, delayed announcement, the race’s purse was reduced from $7 million to $3 million and hopefuls were informed that starters in both the Pegasus World Cup Turf and Pegasus World Cup Invitational […]

The first polls of 2020 conducted by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) are not far away. The NTRA early each year begins disseminating a Top Thoroughbred Poll and a Top 3-Year-Old Poll. The Top Thoroughbred Poll ends on the Monday following the Breeders’ Cup. That means this year the final poll will be on […]

$1 MILLION JUVENILE TURF SPRINT (FRIDAY) 1. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (3-1 on the morning line) Ward-trained colt has won by daylight both starts 2. KIMARI (7-2) Ward-trained filly is 3 for 3 in United States 3. A’ALI (6-1) Euro youngster is 3 for 3 when ridden by Dettori Nice-price danger: CHIMNEY ROCK (10-1) Son of […]