In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante remembers four editions of the Preakness where the final quarter-mile proved absolutely thrilling.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante shares snippets of more than 50 years of Kentucky Derby memories, from heartwarming stories to impossible upsets.
Bob Baffert and his legal team have decisively won the public relations war over Medina Spirit’s Derby DQ. But they’re not likely to win in the courts.
That four of Maryland’s linchpin stakes are less prominent than they were 10 or 15 years ago is a problem that requires fixing: it’s time to make a splash.
The race for Kentucky Derby points is well underway, with 14 races already complete and another up this weekend. So why are 40 points unawarded?
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante recaps a baker’s dozen of the top Midlantic racing stories of 2021.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante catches up with Midlantic-based rider John Hiraldo, one of the year’s leading apprentice riders.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante offers Delaware Park’s new owners the perspective of a horseplayer with nearly a half-century of experience.
This Breeders’ Cup was the sport of Thoroughbred racing writ small. The humans at the top screw it up, and the horses redeem it. Lather, rinse, repeat.
The return of live racing to Colonial Downs after a challenging 2020 meet went better than just about anyone could have hoped.
In a new “Off the Pace”: Mike Valiante remembers Delaware Park’s Rich Glazier as a “genuine everyman” who truly loved what he did.
Bob Baffert won’t have a horse in the Belmont, but all anyone can talk about is Bob Baffert. It’s exhausting, and another whiff.
Where you bet matters, says Mattress Mack, Jim McIngvale, in this opinion piece, and if you care about the future of racing, you should bet on-track.
In a new “Off the Pace”: What to do with end-of-career horses is a problem with many causes, and many solutions, and people working to enact them.
It’s been one thing after another in racing the last couple of weeks, and our Teresa Genaro wonders if it’ll all be enough to make racing take action.
The trainer who died in 1949 and the dog who died in 1974 are among the many, many ghosts of Pimlico who’ll need a place of honor when renewal comes.
Bob Baffert has a cancel culture problem. Ed Martin has a Bob Baffert problem. Donald Trump has all kinds of problems. What’s going on this Preakness week?
In a new “Off the Pace,” Mike Valiante concludes his three-part series on what racing must do to prepare for the future by sharing his own ideas.
In a new “Off the Pace,” Mike Valiante asks bettors for the one change they would make to improve the racing industry.