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Injured Former Jock to Compete in Half-Marathon

23 Mar 2019
Armando Rivera, 58, a paraplegic since a northern California racing accident at 18, will race his wheelchair in the March 30 “Run The Bluegrass” half-marathon in the area surrounding Keeneland. Keeneland will be sponsoring Rivera who has competed in over 40 such races around the country. Rivera’s racing attire includes a shirt or cap with
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Trio of FL Derby Contenders Breeze

23 Mar 2019
Bourbon War (Tapit), Hidden Scroll (Hard Spun) and Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) all breezed Friday morning in preparation for the Mar. 30 GI Xpressbet.com Florida Derby. GII Fountain of Youth S. runner-up Bourbon War breezed a half-mile in :49.88 (19/30) at Gulfstream (video). “He did well,” trainer Mark Hennig said. “He came home in
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TwinSpires.com Road to the Triple Crown Throwdown: Louisiana Derby

23 Mar 2019
Ed DeRosa of TwinSpires.com takes on TDN’s Steve Sherack and Brian DiDonato as they handicap each prep race leading up to the GI Kentucky Derby. The three will make $100 Win/Place bets-highest bankroll after Arkansas Derby/Lexington day wins. DiDonato: Rebel x2 – Improbable (+$120) endured a somewhat awkward trip and just missed. Jersey Agenda settled
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Belmont Increases Spring/Summer Meet Purses

23 Mar 2019
Maiden special weight races at Belmont Park for the spring/summer meet will see purses increase from $75,000 to $80,000, while similar $5,000 purse increases will be implemented for first-and-second-level allowance races. First-level allowance purses will now be $82,000 and second-level will be upped to $85,000. Third-level allowance races will be worth $87,000, marking a $2,000
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’18 Fatality Rate Similar Year-Over-Year According to Injury Database

23 Mar 2019
Data analysis from the Equine Injury Database for the year 2018 resulted in an aggregate fatality rate of 1.68 per 1,000 starts, The Jockey Club announced Friday. Prof. Tim Parkin, veterinarian and epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow and consultant to the EID, concluded that the year-over-year difference from 1.6 fatalities per 1,000 starts was
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