‘We Thought We’d Just Won The Kentucky Derby’: $25,000 Yearling Brings Joy To First-Time Owner

You will know by the screaming if the winner of Sunday’s $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile is Ebben. On the other hand, you might hear that same raucous cheering even if the 2-year-old gelding is second or third. Ebben is one of the first yearlings purchased by Sam Aguiar. The Louisville attorney was part of the […]

Baffert: ‘I Feel Like My Older Son Was Beaten By My Younger Son’

Bob Baffert’s emotions following Saturday’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic weren’t quite on par with a trainer who’d just finished one-two in a $1 million race. The superstar Arrogate was defeated a half-length by his stablemate Collected at Del Mar, and while Baffert was happy for owner Peter Fluor and the other connections of the winner, […]

Crabcakes’ Emotional Win In Laurel’s Miss Disco ‘A Family Affair’

Racing for the first time following the Aug. 7 death of her owner-breeder, Elizabeth ‘Binnie’ Houghton of Buckingham Farm, Crabcakes gave the family reason to celebrate with an emotional 1 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Miss Disco at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Miss Disco for 3-year-old fillies was one of three stakes restricted to Maryland-bred/sired […]

Ksionzyk Tops Indiana Grand Qualifier To Earn NHC Berth

The top three players in the NHC Qualifier at Indiana Grand will advance to the $2.8 million final slated for February 2018 in Las Vegas. Pictured from left to right is Frank Sorenson (third place), Scott Ksionzyk (first place) and Kelly Smith-Lawless (second place). Scott Ksionzyk made his drive down from London, Ontario Canada worth […]

$0.40 Ticket Leads To $259,573 Payday In Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 jackpot was hit for $259,573.34 Saturday at Gulfstream Park with a 40-cent ticket. The wager was made on a NYRA wagering account. The ticket: 1/2/7/7/8/3,14 = .40 cents. Yes, 40 cents The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for 13 consecutive programs before the only ticket with the winning combination of 1-2-7-7-8-3 broke […]