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Jockey Club Derby international scouting report: Yibir takes on Bolshoi Ballet
Jockey Club Derby international scouting report: Yibir takes on Bolshoi Ballet

2021-09-16T17:52:06.523ZKellie Reilly

Yibir will take on the top two from the Belmont Derby (G1), Bolshoi Ballet and Tokyo Gold, as well as Saratoga Derby (G1) runner-up Soldier Rising, in the Jockey Club Derby at Belmont Park.
Woodbine Mile international scouting report: Duke of Hazzard meets old foe Space Traveller
Woodbine Mile international scouting report: Duke of Hazzard meets old foe Space Traveller

2021-09-15T20:38:28.253ZKellie Reilly

The lone European shipper in the Woodbine Mile (G1), Duke of Hazzard, renews rivalry with recent import Space Traveller.
Canadian International scouting reports: Walton Street, Desert Encounter
Canadian International scouting reports: Walton Street, Desert Encounter

2021-09-15T19:10:07.913ZKellie Reilly

European shippers have won nine of the last 10 editions of the Canadian International (G1). Two-time defending champ Desert Encounter and Walton Street will try to prolong the trend.
Flower Bowl Stakes international scouting report: American Bridge
Flower Bowl Stakes international scouting report: American Bridge

2021-09-03T18:11:16.634ZKellie Reilly

Although American Bridge comes to Saratoga by way of a lower-profile path – the French provinces and Italy – she enters Saturday’s Flower Bowl S. (G1) on the upswing with some sneaky collateral form.
Japan's white filly Sodashi could seek 'Sho-time' on world stage for horse racing
Japan's white filly Sodashi could seek 'Sho-time' on world stage for horse racing

2021-08-31T18:59:29.605ZKellie Reilly

Japanese champion racehorse Sodashi has sparked a comparison to Major League Baseball star Shohei Ohtani, according to a recent Yahoo News report in Japan.
Letruska among 5 of the best horses to win in Mexico
Letruska among 5 of the best horses to win in Mexico

2021-08-31T18:12:03.524ZVance Hanson

Letruska is among the five best horses ever to win a stakes in Mexico. What makes Letruska's path toward stardom so interesting, and unique?
How does Malathaat stack up against top fillies past and present?
How does Malathaat stack up against top fillies past and present?

2021-08-30T18:47:56.130ZJ. Keeler Johnson

You’ve probably heard about Malathaat. What makes this special filly stand out? Let's dive in and find out.
Scully: 10 Travers that stand out
Scully: 10 Travers that stand out

2021-08-24T21:13:29.994ZJames Scully

The $1.25 million Travers S. is Saturday, and James Scully has compiled a list of his 10 favorite editions
By The Numbers: Saratoga's Travers Stakes
By The Numbers: Saratoga's Travers Stakes

2021-08-24T20:10:13.107ZAlastair Bull

The numbers to know about Saratoga's Mid-Summer Derby.
Hanson: Rediscovering historic Triple Crown TV coverage
Hanson: Rediscovering historic Triple Crown TV coverage

2021-08-24T20:00:08.949ZVance Hanson

Television footage of the Triple Crown from the 1960s and early 1970s is now publicly available, and its most interesting moments are well worth watching.
Seven best Arlington Million winners
Seven best Arlington Million winners

2021-08-13T00:15:29.922ZKellie Reilly

Arlington’s iconic turf race was renamed the Mister D. S. (G1) for 2021, but it will go down in history as the Arlington Million. To mark Saturday’s running of the 1 1/4-mile affair, here’s my idea of the seven best Arlington Million heroes.
Arlington international scouting reports: Armory, Space Traveller, Santa Barbara
Arlington international scouting reports: Armory, Space Traveller, Santa Barbara

2021-08-12T15:23:50.835ZKellie Reilly

The race historically known as the Arlington Million will be run under a different name on Saturday, the Mister D. S. (G1). But Arlington Park’s signature event retains its most fascinating dynamic – the international challenge.
Singularly Meritorious: Purple Hearts of Horse Racing
Singularly Meritorious: Purple Hearts of Horse Racing

2021-08-07T10:04:09.984ZJennifer Kelly

General George Washington wanted something simple for the men serving with him in the Continental Army. He sought a way to recognize “any singularly meritorious action” by a soldier, an insignia that rewarded loyalty and valor and encouraged others to the same. With that in mind, on August 7, 1782, Washington created the Badge of Military Merit, a purple heart-shaped patch to be displayed on a recipient’s uniform. Nearly a century and a half later, another legendary general, Douglas MacArthur, took a cue from our first President and revived this award in 1932, calling it the Purple Heart.

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