Trainer says no pressure on jockey for Louisiana Derby

When the horses go to post for the Louisiana Derby on Saturday at the Fairgrounds one particular rider should be a little more at ease than some of the others. Will that give him an advantage?…maybe so. The well accomplished Kent Desormeaux will be aboard...

My Boy Jack’s Southwest win a Star Wars episode

MY BOY JACK’S SOUTHWEST WIN A STAR WARS EPISODE When Obi-Wan Kenobi told Luke about the Force all those years ago in that universe that was far, far away, do you think he knew it encompassed Thoroughbred horse racing too?…Well, of course he did! My Boy Jack has...

Off and running towards the Cup

© BENOIT PHOTO If you thought the Triple Crown series was the highlight of the season in Thoroughbred racing, this past weekend answered emphatically. The run towards the Breeders’ Cup is always huge and can really separate the pretenders and contenders....

Red on the mend

Kentucky Derby contender Texas Red has hit a little bump in the road of late with a hoof problem. No, it’s not a fungal case of athlete’s feet, even though he is one heck of an athlete, but rather an abscess. Followers of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup...