NEWS AND ARTICLES
Each day we scour the web looking for the latest in horse racing news to share with our reader base. In addition to news, we also feature in-house articles written by our team of horseplayers which may consist of BIAS reports, handicapping tips and much more for most North American thoroughbred and quarterhorse tracks. Check in each day at Horse Racing Radar and you’ll always be in the know of what’s happening in the horse racing industry.
News and Articles

MAY 2021 ARCHIVES

Here are listings of archived news posts, articles, and handicapping tips for the timeframe selected.
Jun 02, 2021
Split Sample Positive for Medina Spirit
NY Times reports the second test is positive.
Jun 02, 2021
Churchill Downs Suspends Baffert for Two Years
Suspension follows MEDINA SPIRIT’S confirmed positive test.
Jun 05, 2021
Do Jockeys Make a Difference in a Race?
In this episode of Silks, Shawn poses this question to bettors and jockeys alike.
Jun 27, 2021
Shacklefords Lady, Going Out in Style
In this episode, Shawn explores a rare and interesting horse by the name of Shacklefords Lady.
Jun 09, 2021
Back In Business
Woodbine to resume racing on Saturday without spectators.
Jun 15, 2021
CHRB to Address Industry Challenges
CHRB will conduct a meeting on Wednesday, June 16. 2021 at 9:30 AM via teleconference.
Jun 08, 2021
Oaklawn Announces New Winter Dates
The 117-year-old track will add December race dates to its season.
Jun 01, 2021
Santa Anita Stakes Recap
Rundown of the Memorial Day weekend stakes action.
Jun 01, 2021
Belmont Profile of Overtook
The Todd Pletcher trainee will be piloted by Manuel Franco.
Jun 01, 2021
Post Positions Drawn for Belmont Stakes
It’s an eight horse field for this weekend’s Belmont.
Jun 02, 2021
Belmont Friday Card Preview
Five stakes races worth a combined $1.9 million. First Post Time is 12:50 PM ET.
Jun 02, 2021
Lone Star Park Memorial Day Recap
Recap of Monday's five stakes races.
Jun 03, 2021
Monmouth Stakes Preview
Previewing Saturday’s $150K Grade 3 event on turf. Post Time is 5:30 PM ET.
Jun 03, 2021
Belmont Saturday Stakes Preview
Eight Grade 1 races, $5.9 million in stakes purses. First Post Time is 11:35 AM ET.
Jun 03, 2021
FREE Belmont Stakes Wagering Guide
Our friends at Guaranteed Tip Sheet once again share their Belmont Stakes wagering guide.
Jun 03, 2021
Updated: Irad Ortiz Jr. Transported to Hospital
Ortiz fell at Belmont in the fifth race.
Jun 04, 2021
HRR Video Series: Rich and Shawn Cover the Belmont
The Player's Edge's Swiss Army Shawn and Rich cover the 2021 Belmont Stakes in detail.
Jun 04, 2021
Swiss Skydiver out of Ogden Phipps
Champion filly scratched with fever.
Jun 04, 2021
PODCAST: The Players Edge Welcomes Jose Ortiz
Jose gives us a health update on Irad, talks Belmont Stakes races and much more.
Jun 04, 2021
The BELMONT STAKES Handicapping Contest
This is the big one folks. The final leg of the Triple Crown and for double the usual prize $$.
Jun 04, 2021
Vequist Half-Sister Mainstay Romps to Victory
Mainstay breaks maiden by 7 3/4 lengths.
Jun 05, 2021
The 2021 Belmont Stakes Analysis
Checking to see which horse have what it takes to Win.
Jun 06, 2021
Essential Quality Scores The Belmont
Champion colt overcomes blistering pace to give Brad Cox his first Belmont win.
Jun 06, 2021
2021 Triple Crown Awards
From the Kentucky Derby trail to Belmont’s Finish line
Jun 07, 2021
Belmont Stakes Reflections
Trainers reflect on the results and discuss future plans for their horses.
Jun 07, 2021
Three Horses to Watch Out For
Our Radar Horses run TODAY — Monday, June 7th — at Delaware Park, Finger Lakes, and Parx.
Jun 07, 2021
Domestic Spending Flies Home to Manhattan Score
The Chad Brown trainee earns his third Grade 1 victory in a row.
Jun 08, 2021
The Show Goes On For Mandaloun
The son of Into Mischief continues his legacy in Sunday's Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Jun 08, 2021
Road To Recovery
Jockey Kendrick Carmouche to have surgery on broken ankle; possibly out for 8-10 weeks.
Jun 09, 2021
Surface Upgrade
Gulfstream Park began installing their new Tapeta surface earlier this week.
Jun 09, 2021
Juliet Foxtrot takes aim at Mint Julep Stakes
The Brad Cox trainee clashes with 10 others Saturday at Churchill Downs. Post Time 10:11 PM ET.
Jun 10, 2021
Q and A with Jessica Paquette
A love of horses, on and off the track.
Jun 10, 2021
Penn National Enters Partnership To Help Jockeys
An answer to safeguarding concussions and improving injury management.
Jun 11, 2021
HRR Video Series: Rich and Shawn Cover Mint Julep
Shawn and Rich break down the profile of a Mint Julep winner for the past 10 years and more.
Jun 11, 2021
New Arrivals at Monmouth Park
Mandaloun and NY Traffic arrive at the New Jersey track.
Jun 11, 2021
PODCAST: The Player's Edge with Jessica Paquette
This week's guest is a woman of many talents as she schools the team on an array of subjects.
Jun 13, 2021
2021 Pegasus Stakes Preview
MANDALOUN makes his post Kentucky Derby return.
Jun 14, 2021
Who is Jockey Chase Miller?
Shawn Drupp interviews the immensely talented up-and-coming rider.
Jun 18, 2021
Shawn’s Silks: The Whimsical Stakes
Breaking down the Whimsical Stakes at Woodbine.
Jun 14, 2021
Informative Springs Salvatore Mile Upset at 79-1
The Uriah St. Lewis trainee rallied from last to first to capture Monmouth Park’s $160K event.
Jun 14, 2021
Two Horses to Watch
Both Radar Horses run today—Monday, June 14th—at Prairie Meadows and Delaware Park. Tune in!
Jun 14, 2021
Nothing Stormy for Street Lute
Street Lute scores in the $100K The Stormy Blues Stakes at Pimlico.
Jun 14, 2021
Royal Ascot Day 1 with Tom and Rich
Tues. June 15th brings us a seven-race card, featuring three G1 races. See their top picks.
Jun 16, 2021
Royal Ascot Day 3 with Tom and Rich
Check out 22-1 Tom's International picks and Rich's Ranks for Royal Ascot Day 3.
Jun 18, 2021
The Royal Ascot Day 5 with Tom and Rich
Tom and Rich breakdown Saturday at The Royal Ascot.
Jun 15, 2021
‘Man’ in Charge
Mandaloun gets the better of Weyburn in deep stretch to win the Pegasus Stakes.
Jun 15, 2021
Royal Ascot Day 2 with Tom and Rich
22 to 1 International Tom’s Tips.
Jun 17, 2021
The Royal Ascot Day 4 with Rich and Tom
Day 4’s Ascot picks!
Jun 16, 2021
Irad Ortiz Jr. Back in Action Thursday at Belmont
The three-time Eclipse Award jockey has three rides for his return to the races.
Jun 16, 2021
Queen Anne Champ: Palace Pier to B.C. Mile?
A Win and You're In victory in Royal Ascot’s G1 Queen Anne Stakes means... he’s in!
Jun 16, 2021
The Jockey Life: Mary Bontrager's First Race
New jockey, Mary talks about becoming a jockey and her first race experience.
Jun 17, 2021
Belmont Weekend: Turf Stars Take The Stage
Three turf stakes races this weekend, highlighted by Sunday’s G3 Poker S.
Jun 17, 2021
Watch Out For These Two
Our Radar Horses run (Today) Thursday 6/17 and and Sunday 6/20.
Jun 17, 2021
Lady Dyanaformer Wins First Start at Belterra
Kyle Rothfus', the OTTB Mare Guy, earns first win with homebred filly.
Jun 17, 2021
A Pleasant Day at Pleasanton Handicapping Contest
Won't you join us for the Pleasanton opener in the weekend's first handicapping contest?
Jun 17, 2021
Jose Ferrer Leads Monmouth Meet
Fifty seven year old jockey has the lead with 16 winners.
Jun 18, 2021
Sconsin Eyes $110,000 Roxelana Overnight
The multiple graded stakes filly headlines the field of six at Churchill.
Jun 18, 2021
PODCAST: Jockey Chase Miller Joins the Crew
Up and coming jockey Chase Miller talks about getting the most out of his rides and much more.
Jun 19, 2021
San Juan Capistrano Stakes Preview
History, Profile of a Winner and Picks for the Santa Anita Nightcap.
Jun 19, 2021
Starship Nterprise Blasts in the Martha Washington
33-1 longshot takes the $75,000 prize.
Jun 21, 2021
Going Out A Winner
Grade 1 winner Oleksandra overcame the odds to win the Poker Stakes in final career start.
Jun 21, 2021
One To Watch Out For
A 10 to 1 long-shot running at Lone Star Park — today! Here’s the details.
Jun 22, 2021
‘Vengence’ Unleashed
Restrainedvengence produced a furious rally to capture the American Stakes at Santa Anita.
Jun 22, 2021
Saratoga’s 153rd Summer Meet
76 stakes worth $21.5 million in total purses, scheduled July 15th to September 6th.
Jun 23, 2021
Recovery and Progress
An update on jockeys Dylan Davis and Jorge Vargas Jr. since the Aqueduct spill in March.
Jun 23, 2021
Ohio’s Most Prestigious Race
Top three-year-olds will fly to Thistledown for Saturday’s 87th Ohio Derby.
Jun 23, 2021
The Thrill of the Ride
Jay Marco’s journey to becoming an exercise rider.
Jun 24, 2021
Rising Turf Stars
Field of 10 will clash in Saturday's $300K Wise Dan Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs.
Jun 24, 2021
Amplify Horse Racing Launches Mentorship Program
The program aims to support horse racing by pairing young adults with industry professionals.
Jun 24, 2021
Excluded
The TOC voted and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert did not make the cut.
Jun 25, 2021
PODCAST: Thistledown Announcer Matt Hook Returns
Despite audio issues, we still got some great insights into Thistledown and picks for Saturday.
Jun 25, 2021
The Jockey Life: First Second Place Finish
Mary Bontrager gets closer to the Winner's Circle.
Jun 25, 2021
The Curragh with Tom and Rich
Tom & Rich's Irish racing picks for Saturday and Sunday.
Jun 26, 2021
Arlington Heights Approves Bears Stadium
Arlington Park may become the latest NFL stadium.
Jun 26, 2021
Breeders Cup Challenge at Churchill Downs
Previews and Picks for the Fluer de Lis and Stephen Foster.
Jun 27, 2021
Lone Star Park Horse Racing Picks
A lazy day Pick 4
Jun 28, 2021
Maxfield Secures BC Classic Spot
The dark bay colt comfortably won Saturday’s Win and You’re In Stephen Foster (G2).
Jun 28, 2021
Double Celebration
Trainer Todd Pletcher wins Mother Goose Stakes on his 54th Birthday.
Jun 29, 2021
Set Piece Conquers Wise Dan Stakes Field
The Brad Cox trainee knifed through traffic to get up for the win.
Jun 29, 2021
Close Call
Trevor McCarthy reflects on Sunday’s scary incident at Los Alamitos.
Jun 30, 2021
Back to Winning Ways
Jockey Update: Jorge A. Vargas is “Happy to be back doing what I love!”
Jun 30, 2021
Three To Watch Out For
Tune into Thistledown and Evangeline for our Radar Horses.