Month: September 2020Page 2 of 62

A Pivo Helper

My new Pivo Pod Silver is working out great. So far, no complaints. It seems as though the things that go wrong tend to be the result of…

Like a Saltshaker First Winner for Peace and Justice

Magic Oaks’ Like a Saltshaker broke through the maiden ranks Sept. 29 at Presque Isle Downs with a 3 1/4-length frontrunning victory to reward her sire Peace and…

Mighty Heart Earns Decisive Victory in Prince of Wales

Racing Sept. 29 at Fort Erie, Mighty Heart followed his victory in the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine with a decisive win over Clayton in the Prince of Wales…

McPeek Trio to Face Thoughtfully in Alcibiades

Trainer Kenny McPeek tries something he has never done before in the Alcibiades: start three entrants in the same renewal. His trio of Crazy Beautiful, Oliviaofthedesert, and Simply Ravishing…

Registration Open for Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Continuing to draw top horseplayers from around North America for Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live-money tournament, registration is now open for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC).

Bird Song Sold to Stand in Saudi Arabia

Multiple graded stakes winner Bird Song has been purchased to continue his stud career in Saudi Arabia in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer, Schumer Bloodstock announced Sept. 29.

Calhoun Aims for Classic Success With Mr. Big News

Knowing the difficulties many people have faced this year in racing and beyond, trainer Bret Calhoun sounds a bit apologetic when he notes that on the track he’s…

U.S. House Approves Horseracing Integrity & Safety Act

After years of effort to reach the U.S. House Floor, once there, the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act won in a walkover.

Decision on 2020 Saudi Cup Purse Awaits U.S. Action

The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia said Sept. 29 it will not finalize payment of the winner’s share of the $20 million Saudi Cup purse until there is…

Saudi Cup to Return in 2021 Despite COVID-19

The $20 million Saudi Cup will return for a second year Feb. 20, bucking the global pandemic challenge and continued uncertainty about the payout of purse money to…