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.
May 03, 2021
Kentucky Oaks Card Recap
The six graded stakes races in our Friday recap.
May 04, 2021
Blowout Goes Gate To Wire in Distaff Turf Mile
The hard-knocking filly breaks through at Churchill Downs for trainer Chad Brown.
May 04, 2021
Flagstaff Wins 3-Way Photo in Churchill Downs S.
The John Sadler trainee notches his first G1 victory.
May 04, 2021
Belmont Park Stakes Recap
Six stakes races in our Friday-Sunday recap.
May 04, 2021
Monmouth Park Stable Opens for Arriving Horses
The Monmouth Park 53-Day Meet starts May 28th.
May 05, 2021
Preakness Stakes Field Update
The latest news on who is in and who is out.
May 05, 2021
Hastings Racecourse 2021 Meet is Live and Underway
The only race track in Canada currently in operation; scheduled to run through October 25th.
May 05, 2021
Hall of Famers Announced
American Pharoah, Todd Pletcher, and Jack Fisher lead the 2021 class.
May 19, 2021
Santa Anita Stakes Preview
Two graded stakes races this Saturday: The Santa Maria S. and Honeymoon S.
May 26, 2021
Santa Anita Stakes Preview
Seven graded stakes races this Memorial Day weekend. Horses from around the country flying in!
May 05, 2021
Impromptu Finger Lakes Contest Results
For the first time that I can remember, we had two people hit every single race on the card.
May 06, 2021
Santa Barbara Stakes Preview
Eight Fillies & Mares will clash in Saturday’s $100K event at Santa Anita.
May 06, 2021
Belmont Park Stakes Preview
Five graded stakes races worth a combined $1.35 million; First Post Time is 1:00 PM ET.
May 06, 2021
Q and A with Jockey Trevor McCarthy
He shares the secrets of love and Belmont Park.
May 06, 2021
Caddo River and Mandaloun to Skip Preakness
Brad Cox trainees will not run in the Preakness after all.
May 07, 2021
On Our Radar - Thunder Dome
This hard knocking gelding is our Radar Horse for the week.
May 07, 2021
Jockey Trevor McCarthy Shares Belmont Picks
Jockey Trevor McCarthy shares some educational insights and Belmont Park picks.
May 07, 2021
The Santa Anita Smackdown Contest Results
Today's contest ends in a 4-way tie where the early bird most definitely got the worm.
May 22, 2021
Santa Anita Handicapping Contest Results
Several new names at the top of the list this week. Could these be our new power players?
May 07, 2021
Chad Brown Plans to Send Two to the Preakness
RISK TAKING and CROWDED TRADE headed to Pimlico.
May 07, 2021
Tiz the Law to Shuttle to Chile
Four time Grade 1 winner will shuttle to Haras Paso Nevado in Chile.
May 08, 2021
Trip Handicapping The Peter Pan Stakes
Let's see how we think it plays out
May 08, 2021
Jockey David Cohen is Ready for the Preakness
The jockey tells HRR about his Derby experience on KEEPMEINMIND.
May 09, 2021
Medina Spirit Tests Positive for Betamethasone
The horse tested for 21 picograms of the anti-inflammatory joint injection.
May 09, 2021
Fran’s Valentine Stakes Analysis and Picks
Trying to find a Mother’s Day Winner for all the moms out there.
May 10, 2021
Terry Houghton - The Road to Recovery - Part I
Jockey Terry "TD" Houghton took a terrible spill that almost ended his life. Here is his tale.
May 09, 2021
Jockeys Katie and Trevor McCarthy Expecting
The couple shared the joyous news exclusively with Horse Racing Radar.
May 10, 2021
Leggs Galore Wins The Fran’s Valentine Stakes
The Philip D’Amato trainee has now won six of her last seven starts.
May 10, 2021
Neige Blanche Prevails In Santa Barbara Thriller
The daughter of ANODIN noses out RIDEFORTHECAUSE at the wire.
May 10, 2021
Belmont Park Stakes Recap
Saturday and Sunday’s six stakes races in our recap
May 11, 2021
Terry Houghton - The Road to Recovery - Part II
Today's story continues Terry's tale of severe mishap and tells of how he is doing now.
May 10, 2021
Bob Baffert Suspended and Maryland Investigating
The hall of fame trainer is prohibited from entering horses at Churchill Downs.
May 11, 2021
Preakness Profile of Ram
The D. Wayne Lukas trainee seeks an upset score.
May 11, 2021
Baffert Releases Statement on MEDINA SPIRIT
Statement states MEDINA SPIRIT was treated for dermatitis.
May 11, 2021
Medina Spirit will Run in Preakness Stakes
Agreement made between Baffert and Maryland Jockey Club.
May 17, 2021
NYRA Temporarily Suspends Bob Baffert
No entries or stalls for Baffert or his employees at any NYRA track.
May 14, 2021
Baffert's Horses Pass Initial Testing
Baffert's trainees at Pimlico for Preakness weekend have passed drug tests.
May 11, 2021
146th Preakness Stakes Post Positions
Post positions for the Preakness Stakes were drawn with a field of 10.
May 12, 2021
Preakness Profile of Risk Taking
The Chad Brown trainee seeks a rebound performance.
May 12, 2021
Black Eyed Susan Card Preview
Preakness Friday’s $1 million Card at Pimlico; First Post Time is 11:30 AM ET.
May 13, 2021
Preakness Stakes Card Preview
Ten stakes races in Saturday’s 14-race card at Pimlico; First Post Time 10:30 AM ET.
May 13, 2021
Q and A with Jockey Jose Ortiz
He tells us what it will take for him to win the Preakness Stakes.
May 15, 2021
FREE Preakness Wagering Guide
This updated version of our guide contains even more free content.
May 13, 2021
Preakness Profile of Crowded Trade
The second Preakness Stakes entrant from the Chad Brown barn.
May 13, 2021
A Closer Look At Two Radar Horses
Watch out for these two Radar Horses on Friday May 14th.
May 15, 2021
Shawn's Silks - Featuring Jockey Gerard Melancon
Shawn catches up with Gerard as he quickly approaches milestone 5,000 victories.
May 21, 2021
Shawn's Silks Talks Horse Racing Syndicates
Shown covers multiple syndicates, big and small to help you decide if one is right for you.
May 28, 2021
Shawn Covers the PENN MILE and PENN OAKS
In this episode Shawn runs downs the potential winners in both races at Penn National.
May 15, 2021
Rombauer Roars to Preakness Stakes Victory
The son of Twirling Candy powered clear to win by 3 1/2 lengths.
May 16, 2021
All Eyes on Bob
A look a trainer Bob Baffert’s horses post Medina Spirit’s failed test.
May 17, 2021
No Stopping ARMY WIFE in Black Eyed Susan Stakes
The Michael Maker trainee rode the rail before bursting home in the stretch.
May 17, 2021
Black Eyed Susan Day Recap
Recap of Friday’s stakes undercard at Pimlico.
May 17, 2021
Preakness Day Recap
Recap of Saturday's undercard at Pimlico.
May 17, 2021
Trainer Linda Rice Suspended
The New York State Gaming Commission suspends for at least three years and fines trainer.
May 17, 2021
The Chosen Vron Victorious in The Lazaro Barrera
The son of Vronsky earns his first graded stakes win.
May 17, 2021
Potential Belmont Stakes Starters
Who is in and who is out?
May 18, 2021
Bill Anderson Receives Virgil ‘Buddy’ Raines Award
Monmouth Park GM becomes the 26th recipient.
May 19, 2021
Derby Contenders Prepare for Next Starts
They’re back on the Churchill Downs, Santa Anita, and Belmont Park training tabs.
May 19, 2021
Radar Horse To Watch
Hungarian Princess will strut her stuff Wednesday May 19th at Indiana Grand.
May 20, 2021
Churchill Downs Stakes Preview
The Winning Colors S. and Keertana S. coming up this weekend.
May 21, 2021
Woodbine to Resume Racing June 18th
The Government of Ontario announces a Roadmap to Reopen.
May 21, 2021
TomAndTomRacing Joins First Video Podcast
In this episode of The Player's Edge, the crew try to hit the Late Pick 5 at Churchill Downs.
May 21, 2021
Last Man Standing at Lone Star Results
While I figured it might be the last WOMAN standing, it indeed was a gentleman that scored.
May 22, 2021
Winning Colors Stakes Preview and Predictions
How pace and post could make the Churchill Downs race.
May 23, 2021
Cinema Stakes Preview and Picks
The best horse usually wins at the distance and surface.
May 24, 2021
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap
The Winning Colors and Keertana Stakes in our recap
May 24, 2021
Santa Anita Stakes Recap
Three stakes races in our Santa Anita weekend recap.
May 24, 2021
Former Jockey Rafael Schistl Training at Monmouth
Former international jockey settling in as trainer at Monmouth Park.
May 25, 2021
Belmont Stakes Profile of Get Her Number
The son of Dialed In has been training up for his Triple Crown debut.
May 25, 2021
Get Smokin Wires Seek Again Field
A redemption victory. The son of Get Stormy led every step of the way.
May 26, 2021
Belmont Stakes Profile of Rebel’s Romance
The European invader has worked twice since arriving to the U.S.
May 27, 2021
Churchill Down Stakes Preview
Seven stakes races on Saturday’s $1 million card. First Post Time 12:45 PM ET.
May 27, 2021
Lone Star Stakes Preview
Five stakes races worth $1.1 million on Memorial Day. First Post Time 2:20 PM CT.
May 27, 2021
The Whip Rule from an Equestrian Perspective
Editorial - A look at the use of whips in equestrian sports and racing.
May 28, 2021
Podcast: Rich and Crew Joined by Triple Clowns
From UFOs to Whips to Lasix, the crew cover a slew of topics including picks at Churchill Downs
May 29, 2021
Matt Winn Stakes Handicapping Contest
We play the Churchill card today and also go over the results from yesterday's Pimlico contest.
May 29, 2021
A Dream Come True
Mary Bontrager, a single mom, earns her jockey's license.
May 29, 2021
Previewing the Matt Winn Stakes 2021
Churchill Downs’ Lasix rules could impact the outcome.
May 29, 2021
FanDuel Revives St Louis Derby
After a 15 year hiatus, the Derby is back, scheduled for Aug. 28, 2021 at the new FanDuel S&HR.
May 30, 2021
King of Prairie Meadows Handicapping Contest
Get your picks in and also view the top 15 finishers from Saturday's Churchill contest.
May 30, 2021
Monmouth Park’s Opening Weekend
A look at the races since the new whip rule.
May 30, 2021
Speed Handicapping the Paradise Creek Stakes
Early pace makes the race at 7 furlongs on Belmont Park Turf.
May 31, 2021
Five Radar Horses To Watch
Scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Each to race at different tracks.
May 31, 2021
Churchill Downs Stakes Recap
Seven stakes races in our Saturday rundown.
May 15, 2021
The Players Edge Podcast Preakness Plays
Technical difficulties killed our podcast with jockey Jose Ortiz, but we still have picks.
May 08, 2021
The Belmont Man o War Contest Results
It was a long day at Belmont Park with 11 races one the card, but a clear winner emerged.
May 16, 2021
Mystery Track (Belmont Park) Contest Results
The women of the site continue to dominate the handicapping contests.
May 20, 2021
The Seek Again Stakes Preview
A closer look at Saturday’s $100K race at Belmont Park. Post Time 5:12 PM ET.
May 18, 2021
Malathaat to Skip Belmont
Filly to prep for the $500K CCA Oaks.
May 01, 2021
How to Pick the Kentucky Derby Winner
A few things recent Derby champs have in common.
May 01, 2021
Gamine Becomes a Millionaire
Baffert earns 220th Grade 1 stakes victory.
May 01, 2021
Jackie’s Warrior Outruns Dream Shake
In a thrilling finish, Jackie’s Warrior scores in the Pat Day Mile.
May 01, 2021
Kentucky Derby Contest Results
Here are the results from today's Kentucky Derby Handicapping Res
May 02, 2021
Baffert Scores a Turf Win with Du Jour
DU JOUR wins $500,000 American Turf.
May 02, 2021
Medina Spirit Wins the 147th Kentucky Derby
The $1000 colt gives Bob Baffert his record 7th Kentucky Derby win.
May 02, 2021
Dead Heat in the Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic
COLONEL LIAM and DOMESTIC SPENDING hit the wire step in step.
May 02, 2021
Ruffian Stakes Preview and Analysis
A look at how track bias might impact the race.
May 02, 2021
Afterparty at Pimlico Contest Results
Here are the top 15 finishers in our Pimlico handicapping contest.
May 09, 2021
Preparation for Pimlico Contest Results
It was no real shocker that our winner has now won 2 of the last 4 contests. You go girl!
May 14, 2021
Black-Eyed Susan Challenge Results
It was a long, hard day at Pimlico with longshots galore making their way into the money.
May 15, 2021
The Preakness Stakes Contest Results
Once again Sylvia proves she is a force to be reckoned with by whooping the competition.
May 02, 2021
Kentucky Derby Follow Up.
Updates, comments, and reactions after the Derby
May 14, 2021
Medina Spirit Cleared To Run in Preakness Stakes
The KY Derby Winner passed the third round of drug testing.