In the Gate Podcast: The Wisdom of Solomini
The owners of American Pharoah are back in the Derby with Solomini. Plus, online poker adds interstate wagering starting May 1st. How will it impact horse racing?
Maximus to put in maximum effort at Flemington
The best of the midweek racing comes from Flemington and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding plenty of upside for some new up-and-comers.
Horse named after Gronk will miss Derby
The horse named after Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski developed a fever over the weekend and is unable to travel to Churchill Downs to run in the Kentucky Derby.
Gronkowski buys stake in Derby horse Gronk
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has bought a minority stake in Gronk, the racehorse named after him.
2018 Kentucky Derby odds
With the Kentucky Derby approaching, here are the full odds for every horse.
In the Gate Podcast: Shaken Not Stirred
The connections of Chocolate Martini prepare for her unlikely run in the Ky. Oaks. We also assess the Ky. Derby field, and we remember the late, great turf writer Bill Nack.
No Darkness in Night Falls' Sandown claims
The best of the midweek racing comes from Sandown and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding plenty of upside for one of Darren Weir's runners at the Victorian circuit.
Nack, legendary horse racing writer, dies at 77
Famed horse racing writer Bill Nack has died at the age of 77 due to complications associated with cancer.
Sportswriter William Nack's words matched the greatness of his subjects
The award-winning writer hooked readers with his thorough reporting and gifted writing.
Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish
In his 14th try at horse racing's most grueling jumps race, Davy Russell rode Tiger Roll to a photo-finish win at the Grand National Steeplechase.
In the Gate Podcast: The Warrior Princess of May
A devout horseplayer's gamble on owning a filly could pay off big.
Justify, Vino Rosso, Good Magic win prep races
With a win in the Santa Anita Derby, Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite Saturday. In other key prep races, Good Magic won the Blue Grass Stakes, while Vino Rosso survived a stewards' inquiry to win the Wood Memorial.
Michigan's Hazel Park Raceway shutting down
Michigan's Hazel Park Raceway has agreed to sell its assets and will close after nearly 70 years of harness and thoroughbred racing. The facility opened in 1949 with a five-eighths-mile track.
In the Gate Podcast: Derby Dishing
An update on the Kentucky Derby trail & look ahead to this weekend's 3 big prep races.
Balance the Budget wins feature race at Carolina Cup
Balance the Budget jumped out early and went on to a more than six lengths victory Saturday in the Colonial Cup, the first Grade 1 race of the National Steeplechase Association season.
Pitino, still upset over firing, will skip Ky. Oaks
Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino, who has vowed never to return to the state of Kentucky, said he won't attend the May 4 Kentucky Oaks, even though his filly Coach Rocks will run in the race.
Audible wins Fla. Derby, seals Ky. Derby spot
Coming off an eight-week layoff, Audible pulled away in the stretch to score an impressive win in the Grade 1 Florida Derby and earn 100 points in the Kentucky Derby standings, more than enough to clinch a spot in the field.
Thunder Snow reigns at Dubai World Cup
Thunder Snow upset prerace favorite West Coast to capture the Dubai World Cup on Saturday by more than five lengths.
In Florida Derby, an up-and-coming trainer seeks a breakout
No trainers have sent more horses to the Kentucky Derby than D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher, which may bode well for Jonathan Thomas.