Santa Anita Derby Should Determine Who’s Best in the West

Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California is the site for the Grade I $1 million Santa Anita Derby, which takes place this Saturday (Race 8, approx. post time 3:30 p.m. PST). Ten three-year-old colts are seeking to earn their way to Churchill Downs for the prestigious Kentucky Derby, but they may have to battle the…

Here Comes Daily Fantasy for Horse Racing

Remember way back when (maybe 2-3 years ago) when the only fantasy sports that anyone would play was the yearly fantasy football league that you have with your friends, family and/or co-workers? Maybe a basketball and/or baseball league thrown in there. But then a magical little thing happened, something called Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) came…

The Importance of the Thoroughbred Jockey

There is a great misunderstanding about the importance of the jockey in a horse race. For some, the jockey is just a small person in brightly-colored clothes that hits a horse with a whip to make it go faster. This is highly inaccurate. Others look to blame the jockey exclusively when their horse loses. This…