Will McKinzie prove to be worth a place in Baffert’s illustrious top ten?
In less than five weeks, either McKinzie or Saturday night’s impressive Pegasus World Cup winner Mucho Gusto could become the second highest-earner Bob Baffert has ever trained. Victory in the new $20 million Saudi Cup would send the winner soaring past all except one in the staggering list of champions that have had the benefit of the Hall of Famer’s renowned tutelage.
He’s the best juvenile in 25 years - so you’ll see why they’re breaking with convention with him this winter
One of the benefits of being the world’s biggest racehorse owner is that you can pretty much ship your horses anywhere, for races, training, or rest, at any time of the year. The enjoyment of visiting them on a daily basis comes as one of the associated luxuries.
The red-hot young trainer with the Saudi Cup in his sights (and the Kentucky Derby too)
Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr views his hot streak at the current Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park as a harbinger of things to come for his burgeoning stable in 2020.
It’s official: 2019’s 3-year-olds were just not up to standard
It’s always a difficult job to assess the relative merits of the international racehorse population, and, as is normal, many will argue that the 2019 Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, which were unveiled in London today, have got some things wrong. Much of what they tell us, however, is pretty close to the truth, and significantly that includes the inescapable judgement the figures deliver on the year’s Classic crops around Read more
Jay Hovdey: why eliminating the commerce of horse slaughter should be our first priority
From the biggest races at the greatest racing theaters to the quietest actions at the hands of racing’s least visible, Jay Hovdey has over more than four decades woven book and article into an invaluable written tapestry of the sport that captures hero and unheralded alike.
For his efforts, Hovdey — married since 2001 to Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone — has bagged no less than five separate Eclipse Read more
TRC Global Rankings Insight
#1 Ranked 19 January 2020