Mission Brief is a Name to Remember in Harness Racing

People that swing for the fences are always welcome in the world of horse racing. The excitement of the track is conducive with the attitude of either going home empty handed or with wads of cash.  This is because of the take that the tracks and everyone else leaches onto your winnings.  It has made


Take Charge Brandi favored in Delta Downs Princess

Vinton, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes at Delta Downs. The Princess Stakes shares the card with the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne


Shared Belief returns to track after Breeders’ Cup Classic

Berkeley, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief returned to training Tuesday morning at Golden Gate Fields for his first workout since finishing fourth in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, the 3-year-old gelding worked three furlongs in 36.60 seconds. “Shared


Churchill Downs cancels Wednesday card

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Unusually cold weather has forced Churchill Downs to cancel Wednesday’s racing program. Churchill Downs’ main track is frozen which precipitated Tuesday training to be canceled. Track officials have determined that track conditions will not improve enough before racing Wednesday, so the decision was made to cancel the racing card. “Our top


Up the Backstretch: California Chrome not done, yet

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – For many people the Breeders’ Cup marks the end of the thoroughbred racing season in North America. But don’t tell that to the connections of California Chrome. California Chrome, the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is not wrapping up his 2014 campaign until the end of November


Palace Malice healthy to resume racing

Aiken, SC (SportsNetwork.com) – Palace Malice, winner of the Met Mile, has been cleared to resume training and prepare for a 2015 campaign. Owned by Dogwood Stable and Three Chimneys Farm, the 4-year-old colt received a thorough examination and has been found to be healthy and sound after suffering a bone bruise during the running


Bayern nominated to Clark Handicap

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern tops a list of 20 thoroughbreds who have been nominated to Churchill Downs’ $500,000 Clark Handicap to be run the day after Thanksgiving Day. Won last year by Will Take Charge, the Clark is conducted at 1 1/8 miles on Churchill’s main track. Trained by Bob


‘Chrome’ and Lexie Lou head 22 nominated for Hollywood Derby

Del Mar, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – When nominations closed Thursday night for Del Mar’s $300,000 Hollywood Derby, 22 3-year-olds were named led by Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and Queen’s Plate champ Lexie Lou. The trainers for both California Chrome and Lexie Lou gave strong indications that the two will meet in the 1


Lexie Lou versus ‘Chrome’ probable in Hollywood Derby

Del Mar, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Wednesday morning at Del Mar trainer Art Sherman nominated Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome for the track’s $300,000 Hollywood Derby to be run on the turf the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Thursday, trainer Mark Casse let it be known that his Queen’s Plate champion Lexie Lou has been nominated


Take Charge Brandi has workout for Delta Downs stakes

Louisville, KY (SportsNetwork.com) – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Take Charge Brandi put in a Wednesday workout at Churchill Downs for the Delta Princess Stakes on Nov. 22 at Delta Downs. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas for Willis Horton, Take Charge Brandi worked five furlongs in 1:02.20 and galloped out six furlongs