Beyond the Breeders’ Cup racing, wagering, and glitz lies something more profound, says Jennifer Kelly: the connection between horses and humans.
The Grand Slam of Grass once connected Colonial Downs and Arlington Park. With the Secretariat Stakes now moved to Colonial, the connection lives on.
Debate over the spacing of Triple Crown races has centered on the Preakness, but John PIassek says both it and the Belmont need a new schedule.
Saturday’s 148th Preakness Stakes was a stirring duel to the wire. It put the cap on a strange week that seemed to be about everything but the race itself.
In a new Off the Pace, our Mike Valiante reached out to several folks involved in racing to learn what they’re saying about HISA.
Lots of folks opine on which Kentucky Derby winners were best. Mike Valiante headed in the other direction to see what he could learn.
In a new Off the Pace, Mike Valiante shares his vision of what the racetrack of the future ought to look like. Do you agree?
New Maryland governor Wes Moore has been called a “man in a hurry,” which could be what the over-budget, behind-schedule Pimlico-Laurel rebuild needs.
In a new Off the Pace, Mike Valiante shares a dozen rules for handicappers to follow to help them turn accurate prediction into profits.
With the new year kicking off, we have some new year’s… well, call ’em wishes rather than resolutions, for Mid-Atlantic racing.
In a new Off the Pace, Mike Valiante shares 10 New Year’s resolutions he offers for Delaware Park.
In a new “Off the Pace,” Mike Valiante presents his holiday wish list for Mid-Atlantic racing. What’s everybody getting?
Bemoan racing’s lack of high-end, sticking-around stars? No, thanks. Be thankful, instead, for the blue-collar horses that are the spine of the industry.
Flightline’s retirement one day after the biggest victory of his brief career, smacks you right in the face with the business end of racing.
Breeders’ Cup should find one permanent home, and Southern California, where better weather and other factors make better racing, is it.
In its first two decades, the Breeders’ Cup took the best of racing to people all over the country. It ought to return to traveling.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante proposes a new schedule for Mid-Atlantic racing designed to promote full fields and minimize disruption.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante catches up with Chris Sobocinski, linemaker and PR maven for Delaware Park.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante catches up with Eric Pignataro, former jai alai player-turned-jockeys’ agent plying his trade at Delaware Park.