June 2017



Evin Roman Wins First Stakes Race

19-year-old apprentice jockey Evin Roman announced his presence to the horse racing community at the June 25 Santa Anita Park card with his first career stakes victory. In what would turn out to be a…



2017 Ohio Derby preview

2017 Ohio Derby Field Update

There will be a ton of familiar names featured in the 2017 Ohio Derby this coming weekend out of Thistledown, especially given that the top-three choices on the board are former Kentucky Derby contenders. Topping…




Saturday Stakes Recap at Churchill Downs

Favorites and Second Choices Dominate Saturday’s Stakes at Churchill Downs A big day of racing Saturday at Churchill Downs featured five graded stakes races including two Breeders’ Cup Challenge ‘Win and You’re In’ races. A brief…


2017 Matt Winn Stakes preview

McCraken Returns in 2017 Matt Winn Stakes

McCraken may have gone off as the second choice on the board in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, but he certainly didn’t run like it. We haven’t seen the Ghostzapper progeny since that fateful day, but…


Mastery Retired

Mastery was 4-for-4 and Leading Kentucky Derby Favorite before Injury One-time Kentucky Derby hopeful Mastery, who was 4-for-4 in his racing career before being sidelined with a condylar fracture in his front left leg, was…