Captain Barbossa wins 75th Little Brown Jug
The win was Captain Barbossa’s first in 13 races this season. The gelding, who finished second in his Jug elimination, was driven to victory in the final by Joe Bongiorno, who celebrated his 27th birthday Wednesday. Captain Barbossa gave Bongiorno his first Jug trophy, as well as the first for trainer T... more...
Plunge Blue Chip sets world record in Miss Versatility romp
Pure Chance finished second, followed by Grand Swan and Manchego, the 3-5 favorite who went offstride in the second turn while in second place behind Plunge Blue Chip.
Following Manchego’s break, Plunge Blue Chip was never pressured. She set all the fractions — :27, 54.4, and 1:22.3 — on her way to eclipsing Maven’s previous all-time race best on a half-mile oval, 1:51.4 set a... more...
Filly Sans Defaut beats the boys in Old Oaken Bucket
Burke intended to put Sans Defaut in Wednesday’s Buckette for 3-year-old fillies, but mistakenly entered the Old Oaken Bucket. Sans Defaut made it pay off, beating Hobbs by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:55. Bronze Yankee finished third.
“Buckette, Bucket, I don’t know, I didn’t even look,” Burke said with a laugh. “I just saw Bucket and I put her in the race. So, I was like, what... more...
Stowaway Hanover cruises in Plainridge feature
Stowaway Hanover (Mitchell Cushing) took an early lead and then let the heavy favorite Trussed Up Trudy (Bruce Ranger) take command and give her the trip. Trussed Up Trudy then went to the half in :56.1 and three-quarters in 1:24 with Stowaway Hanover in hot pursuit. The two horses separated from the field going into the l... more...
KY court issues ruling on Historical Racing
The Red Mile, in partnership with Keeneland, operates at full capacity more than 900 historical racing machines using the Encore system. Although slightly more than half the machines are currently in operation due to the covid-19 restrictions, more than $40 million in revenue was generated in both July and August at The Red Mile.
The Supreme Court ruling, written by Justice Laurance Van Meter, said that the En... more...
Hanover announces Tall Dark Stranger to stud
With a record of 1:49.1 at age two and a current record of 1:47.1 at three and $1,741,645 earned thus far, Tall Dark Stranger has a remarkable slate of 16 wins and 1 second from 18 career starts. Owned by Crawford Farms Racing, Marvin and Lynn Katz, Caviart Farms and Howard and Marlene Taylor, trained by Nancy Takter and driven by Yannick Gingras, Tall Dark Stranger is the only horse in history to win the Metro... more...
September handle has been super at Big M
But since then, a cavalry has appeared to save the day.
Garden State Gov. Phil Murphy–along with the members of the New Jersey Legislature–approved an appropriation earmarked for the horse racing industry in the winter of 2019, which increased purses at the track, which created the positive cycle of bigger fields, better horses and... more...
Headlines • September 24, 2020
▪ Captain Barbossa wins 75th Little Brown Jug
▪ Plunge Blue Chip sets world record in Miss Versatility romp
▪ Filly Sans Defaut beats the boys in Old Oaken Bucket
▪ Stowaway Hanover cruises in Plainridge feature
▪ KY court issues ruling on Historical Racing
▪ Hanover announces Tall Dark Stranger to stud
▪ September handle has been super at Big M
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