Month: December 2020Page 1 of 43

Mutasaabeq Back to Dirt in Mucho Macho Man Stakes

Grade 2 winner Mutasaabeq, who in his most recent dirt start earned a grade 1 placing, is entered for a return to the main track Jan. 2 in…

Life Is Good Follows Authentic Path Into Sham Stakes

Life Is Good, who won a maiden race at Del Mar so decisively Nov. 22 that he became the favorite among individual entries in the first Kentucky Derby…

Count Again Back on California Turf in San Gabriel

Count Again made his first start on the Southern California turf a winning one just over a month ago, and the Awesome Again gelding will try to repeat…

Needlepoint was Popular in 2020

2020 is a year many would like to forget – between the pandemic, the election from hell and job losses – I could go on……..but we all know…

A Dressage Horse?

I’ve been saying this for six years: I finally have a dressage horse, but this time, I really mean it. Not only is Izzy looking like the warmblood…

Braddick Named Turf Paradise Race Caller

Turf Paradise announced today that they have hired veteran and international race caller Craig Braddick for the 2021 Winter meeting, starting on January 4, 2021.

Insightful First Winner for Barbados

Ridenjac Racing’s 2-year-old filly Insightful wired a 5 1/2-furlong race at Tampa Bay Downs Dec. 30 to award freshman sire Barbados with his first winner.

Obituary: Jockey Agent Aime Handled Day’s Book

Jockey agent Fred Aime, who worked with a number of top riders including a 10-year stint with Racing Hall of Famer Pat Day, died Dec. 30.

Restrictions Close Irish Betting Shops for Four Weeks

Taoiseach Micheal Martin on Dec. 30 announced the closure of non-essential retail, including betting shops, for a month from Jan. 1 as part of tougher Level 5 restrictions in Ireland.

Turf Paradise Begins 84-Day Live Meet Jan. 4

The meet that runs through May 1 will offer 15 Thoroughbred stakes. The average daily purse is expected to be $110,000, up from $80,000.