Exaggerator this afternoon became the first Kentucky Derby runner-up since 1993 to win the Preakness, angled out wide from the rail on the final turn to chase down Nyquist, the Derby winner and heavy favorite.
This fine animal, name of Homeboykris, won the first race at Pimlico today, hit the winner’s circle, and then flat-out died on the way back the barn, probably of a heart attack. He was 9 years old, and has won 15 races in his career. Three races later, in the final turn, a 4-year-old named Pramedya broke her…
At this Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, the bros in attendance were feeling feisty.
The favorite Nyquist ran a smooth, fast race in a dampened Kentucky Derby, breaking on the outside and holding off Exaggerator down the stretch to win in 2 minutes, 1 second and change. He’s the clean horse in the photo there, sailing along and blasting crudlets of mud over the rest of the field, remnants of a…
Kasaqui and Triple Threat got tangled up on the final turn of today’s Kentucky Derby national broadcast undercard race, with the former taking an ugly spill and both horses losing their jockeys. The horses and jockeys were all fine, somehow, NBC reported. But one horse, Grand Tito, was scratched before the race even…
For the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby, John Clay at the Lexington Herald-Leader caught up with last year’s winner, American Pharoah. That colt went on from Churchill Downs to win the Preakness, the Belmont, and the Breeder’s Cup, the only horse ever to do so. Having achieved all a horse cares to achieve on the…
The Grand National in Liverpool, England, is a horse racing institution nearly 200 years in the making, full of pageantry, glitz, drama, and horses getting killed. That tradition continued this week, when the fortuitously named 33-to-1 shot Rule The World emerged triumphal in the featured race—“a fairy-tale result,” …
A groundsman attempts to tackle a streaker during the Gold Cup Day of Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham racecourse on March 18, 2016 in Cheltenham, England.
Horse racing had a fantastic 2015. Every leg of the Triple Crown was must-see TV, and the end of the Belmont Stakes made history. The year’s events breathed new life into the sport of horse racing, and we have these amazing, newsworthy horses to thank for that.
American Pharoah completed a stunning 2015 season by adding a Breeders’ Cup Classic victory to his previous Triple Crown. The stallion crushed the world’s fastest horses en route to a six-and-a-half length win.
Fast horse American Pharoah is still fast, as the Triple Crown winner walked away with another win—this time in the Haskell Invitational, claiming a winner’s share of the $1.75 million purse. Call us when he’s been entered into the Breeder’s Cup.
Undrafted, a horse owned by NFL wide receiver Wes Welker, stormed from last place to take a surprising win at today’s Grade 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of the Royal Ascot.
The 19-year-old male died of an apparent heart attack at work. His work was fucking.
Horse racing is a gorgeous, cinematic sport, but a horizontal one. The length of the track, the laterality of movement, the dimensions of the horses themselves, all lend themselves to landscape. So how to translate the biggest racing moment in 37 years to the cover of a magazine? Sports Illustrated figured it out, and…
The Wall Street Journal has put together a cool split screen video comparing American Pharoah’s Triple Crown winning Belmont race to Secretariat’s historic Belmont victory in 1973.
American Pharoah won today’s Belmont Stakes and completed horse racing’s first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. American Pharoah won the race with a time of 2:26.55, beating Frosted by five lengths in a dominating performance. Victor Espinoza spoke for the world: “Holy shit!”
American Pharoah races to a Preakness win and sets up a shot at the Triple Crown, all while Marlins Man watches.
Bathroom lines have reached Wrigley-esque levels at Pimlico as fans trying to relieve themselves before the Preakness Stakes have struggled with busted plumbing as a result of a water main break near the race course.
Derby favorite American Pharoah edged out Firing Line and Dortmund to win the 141st Kentucky Derby with an unofficial time of 2:03.02. It’s jockey Victor Espinoza’s second straight Derby win, and the fourth career win for trainer Bob Baffert.