Category archives for: Thoroughbreds

Malice Fuels Belmont Victory

Palace Malice pounds down the homestretch flashing green and yellow silks.

Palace Malice won the 145th Belmont Stakes on June 9. Preakness winner Oxbow finished second, and Kentucky Derby champ Orb third. Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Palace Malice was leading for most of the race, then exploded in the homestretch to win by 3 ¼ lengths in a time of 2:30.70. The […]

Orb Spins Derby Win

Jockey Joel Rosario raises his crop in victory as a mud-splattered Orb crosses the finish line at the Kentucky Derby.

Nineteen 3-year-olds entered the starting gate for the 139th Kentucky Derby, and it was the favorite, Orb, at 5-to1, who won the day on May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The outcome wasn’t obvious for the first half of the race, as jockey Joel Rosario held back during the early part of the race, […]

Going to the Races with ‘Luck’

Close-up of Kerry Condon riding a Thoroughbred race horse.

Filmed at Santa Anita Park and locations around Los Angeles, HBO’s new series “Luck” tells the story of track rats hoping for a rocket ride to glory on the backs of their magnificent Thoroughbreds. The series’ premiere season kicked-off  Jan. 29 and runs through April 22. [Editor’s note: HBO on March 14 announced the cancellation […]

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