Posted: June 29, 2020

The 2020 Investec Derby – O’Brien’s Stranglehold on UK Classics

When Santiago crossed the finish line first in the Irish Derby (G1), he led a sweep of the first four spots for trainer Aidan O’Brien, who was winning the Curragh classic for the 14th time. It was an embarrassment of riches for the Ballydoyle contingent; six of the 14 runners were trained by O’Brien, whose sons Joseph and Donnacha also trained three more of the entries. Attacking the classic races with as many horses as possible has been O’Brien’s modus operandi, and it has gotten results. He also finished first,...

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Posted: June 29, 2020

The rise and untimely fall of Fred ‘the Tin Man’ Archer

Emma Hayward and William Archer welcomed their second son, Fred Archer into the world on the 11th January 1857. Born in Cheltenham, it was not surprising that he grew up to become a jockey; his father, older brother and later, younger brother, were all jockeys. It could be said that horse racing was in his blood from the moment he entered the world. 15 years before Fred was born, his father William won the world’s greatest steeplechase, the Grand National in 1842 on Little Charlie. When Fred was 2, the...

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Posted: June 26, 2020

Gate To Wire Podcast Season 1 Episode 1

Thank you for checking out the very first edition of the Gate To Wire Podcast with our hosts Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale. Tune in as they break down the Belmont Stakes from last weekend and discuss track bias and fake track bias. Jonathan and Michael also discuss the Ohio Derby coming up this weekend as well as some other stakes action going on in the Sport of Kings! https://open.spotify.com/show/0mxIC53Yt9YpwkD74yo3bV?si=jdf8iSpXQhCRQoMuQWR3Rg

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QATAR PRIZE OF THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE

Following is a list of the horses and connections who are pointing for the Arc De Triomphe. 10/04/2020 12:00 am, PARIS LONGCHAMP The number of runners will be reduced by eliminating the horses to which the...

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