Saturday’s Grade 3, $1-million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes drew 10 top 2-year-olds, and the winner of this 1 1/16-mile dirt race will take home $600,000 as well as 10 points toward securing a spot in the 2015 Kentucky Derby.
Jason Beem never planned on writing a book, it just happened.
Beem, 34, is the racetrack announcer at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore. He’s experienced many highs and lows in racing, and some of the lows are transcribed in his recently released novel, “Southbound”.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Texas Red might be a longshot on the tote board but he is a star in the Brehm family stable. The colt, who they own in partnership, finished third in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes behind American Pharoah and is their first Breeders’ Cup horse. Read on to hear from Erich Brehm Jr., who chatted with ABR ambassador Dan Tordjman about the family’s involvement in racing and the thrills the Brehms have experienced so far.
After a day at the races, it is always important to know where to go to get the best food and drinks close to the track. This is even more important after spending a day at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, where you’ve seen some of the best horses in the world racing all day so anything less than a spectacular restaurant or bar will be a letdown. It's also nice to have some other things to do during your time away from the track.
When it comes to hosting an off-track Breeders' Cup party, I'd have a blast with some good company, a six pack (or two) and, of course, access to my online wagering accounts. But if you're trying to elevate your party to a must-attend, kick-butt Breeders' Cup party, then you're going to want to focus on fashion, food, drinks and decor that'll impress race fans and non-race fans, alike.
Breeders’ Cup season is upon us, and if your social media feed is anything like mine, it is filled with BC chat, breaking updates, and photos of the some of the best Thoroughbreds in the world preparing for the Breeders’ Cup. Here are some great Instagram accounts to follow, from media outlets and racing stables to celebrity ambassadors, to keep your eye on for all things Breeders’ Cup.
A well stocked at-home bar is wonderful for entertaining at home.
Sure, a fully stocked bar looks nice, but it's not too practical. You probably are limited by space or budget or both, but there’s no reason to skimp on the variety you offer your guests.
We all know how hard the transition from Summer to Fall can be. The hours of daylight lessen, the workload increases, and the weather gets cooler. Eventually you'll have to store away all those great summer outfits that you wore at the races and take out your essential fall items.
Whether you are scanning over the Billboard charts or the Belmont past performances, one thing is for certain: you are likely to come across some pretty outrageous names! It is no surprise that musicians tend to be a little creative when it comes to the “art” of naming, and Thoroughbred owners have also gotten into the innovative spirit when naming their young horses over the years as well.