Piggott tips Aidan O'Brien for rare third straight English 2,000 success

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Aidan O'Brien will become the first trainer since the 19th century to win three consecutive English 2,000 Guineas on Saturday, predicts a man who won the famous mile classic five times -- Lester Piggott. The legendary jockey, an 11-time British champion and winner of 30 classics, rode Rodrigo de Triano […]

English 2000 Guineas – the analysis

Best of British Too Darn Hot had sat happily atop the betting for the first British Classic for much of the off-season, with many predicting a victory in the 2000 Guineas would simply be a walk in the park. Sadly, for John Gosden, Frankie Dettori and owner, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Too Darn Hot picked up a knock […]

Singing in the rain? Baffert eyes history, wet Kentucky Derby on tap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert times three. In a Kentucky Derby lacking a dominant favourite, the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer saddles the top three choices. On what could be a wet day at Churchill Downs, Game Winner is the pre-race favourite, albeit a tepid one at 9-2. Improbable and Roadster were installed as the […]

THE ANALYSIS - Slam Dunk for I Am Di One in Rum Fire Jamaica Oaks

KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Classic Jamaica Oaks, run over 10 furlongs (2,000m) will be competed for tomorrow (May 4) at Caymanas Park. The 2019 Jamaica Oaks is sponsored by Rum Fire White Overproof Rum. An analysis of the 12 runners in the 80th running of the Jamaica Oaks follows below. 1 - CASUAL DRINK: (3-y-o b. […]

Cook Food Special on Oaks Day is Blind Faith in 10th

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Cook Food Specialist on the Rum Fire sponsored Jamaica Oaks race day is number 9 in the tenth race, Blind Faith. Blind Faith is a three-year-old chestnut filly by Blue Pepsi Lodge – Yield To Faith and is trained by Ian Parsard. Blind Faith who is racing for the second occasion […]

Triple Crown winner Mike Smith gets Kentucky Derby ride

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all. He picked up the mount on 30-1 shot Cutting Humor, trained by Todd Pletcher, race officials said Friday. The 53-year-old rider had been on the early 4-1 favourite, Omaha Beach, until the colt was scratched because of a […]