Pegasus World Cup 2019

By Michael Patricks 1/26/2019 The Pegasus Word Cup is all set for Saturday and the Jockey Club will be open at 10 a.m. with full coverage.  The day features the $7,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational for older horses alongside the grand daddy of them all, the $9,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Invitational which is the…

Pegasus World Cup and Super Bowl Primer

By Michael Patricks 1/11/2019 The Pegasus Word Cup is set for Saturday, January 26th from Gulfstream Park and the Jockey Club will be open at 10 a.m. with full coverage.  The day features the $7,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational for older horses alongside the grand daddy of them all, the $9,000,000 Pegasus World Cup…

2018 Year’s End

12/14/18 By Michael Patricks It’s a fairly quiet weekend in racing as the 2018 thoroughbred season begins to wind down in earnest.  It’s closing weekend from Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California but closing weekend also features their preeminent quarter horse race, the Champion of Champions.  It’s closing weekend from Woodbine as well.  Woodbine…

Saturday 12/8 Write-up

12/8/18 By Michael Patricks Golden Gate Fields winds up its Fall race meeting with 12 races this Saturday and Sunday. Los Alamitos, by comparison, will offer twin-bill racing programs all weekend long and be the sole point of focus from southern California.  The Jockey Club will be open at 10 a.m. Thursday through Sunday next…

Golden Gate Fields – Sunday, Dec. 1

Golden Gate Fields Sunday, December 2 Tiz My Love…Handles the track Power of Nine…Should get some Revenue Virginius…Ships and drops   Dot Notation…Someone has to win Minister’smistress…Heads north and drops Shine on Me…Can hit the board   Pass Due Payment…Always battles for the win Sizzling Eddie…Keep on your ticket Pioneerofthestorm…Underwhelmed to say the least  …

Golden Gate Fields – Saturday, Dec. 1

Golden Gate Fields Saturday, December 1 Write Me a Song…Has to be right there Rush…Must take to surface Unexpected Journey…Back at a good spot   Rainbow North…Numbers say the one Gurnick…Will be a factor Presidentsky…Will show early speed   Thisonesforjames…Run some good ones No New Friends…Shipped and won Run Factor…Hopefully better fit here   Please…

Santa Anita Shakeup

11/30/18 By Michael Patricks It’s been a difficult week in racing news as good friend and weekly reader of this very column, Michael Wrona (also the voice of the Sonoma County Fair) was unceremoniously displaced by Frank Mirahmadi at Santa Anita for the 2018-2019 season.  The news came down last Saturday afternoon and left many…

Golden Gate Fields – Friday, Nov. 30

Golden Gate Fields Friday, November 30 Dynamite Ride…Looks strong here Invertigo…Been right there The Ref…Could complete the ticket   Krsto Skye…Seen much better races Hank the Tank…Figures to contend Marchtothemusic…Can run with these   Knust…Impressive win last start Atticism…Barn claims right back A New Trend…Looks like a player   Algorithmblues…Run okay vs. better Driveroff Thedeck…Could…

Golden Gate Fields – Thursday, Nov. 29

Golden Gate Fields Thursday, November 29 Another Redhead…Has to factor in Blazing Amanda…Hit board last two Wright Winged…Wired field last start   Warrens Lil Margie…Always a threat French Tart…Numbers out there D’s Two Thumbs Up…Could get some here   Skeeter Davis…Solid over the track Aries…Been tough recently Crimson Cloud…Two solid recent starts   Fiery Lady…Has…

Golden Gate Fields – Sunday, Nov. 25

Golden Gate Fields Sunday, November 25 Seau…Should love the spot Courtship…Perfect at distance Kronwall…Numbers add up   Speed Saver…The one to beat Sheila’s Footsteps…A major player My Friend George…Nearly won four straight   Cosa Nostra…Found his spot Capall…Appreciated ship north Union Rebel…Seems a good spot   Native Chieftain…Should be a player Symphony Forty One…Has been…