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

FEBRUARY 2021 ARCHIVES

Here are listings of archived news posts, articles, and handicapping tips for the timeframe selected.
Feb 10, 2021
West Coast Triple Crown?
Santa Anita and Del Mar Introduce the $1 Million Wild West Bonus.
Feb 05, 2021
PODCAST: Special Guest Ren Carothers Stops By
Ren drops serious handicapping knowledge on Tampa Bay's big Saturday races.
Feb 05, 2021
Spendthrift Farm Reports Full Books for Top Stallions
Authentic, Into Mischief, Malibu Moon and more are full. Plus a little FoalFriday!
Feb 16, 2021
Shawn's Silks: Jockey's Love for Horses
Shawn discusses the myths about jockeys and horses and how they are treated.
Feb 05, 2021
NY Senate Passes Aftercare and Slaughter Ban Bill
Bill to pass in the current legislative session to protect racing and breeding stock.
Feb 03, 2021
The Withers Stakes Field Takes Shape
Six probables may reach the starting gate for Saturday’s Grade 3 event.
Feb 10, 2021
Oaklawn Cancels Racing This Weekend
Winter weather postpones stakes races including special President's Day card.
Feb 18, 2021
Oaklawn Park Announces Recourse Amid Weather Drama
Reschedules stakes races, increases purses, adds days & races, pushes Southwest S. to Feb 27th.
Feb 10, 2021
Free Parx Racing Picks from Guaranteed Tip Sheet
Get the full tipsheet from our expert handicapping partner.
Feb 06, 2021
Tampa Bay Handicapping Contest Results
A record numbers of players, a surprise $50 second place prize and a DQ in the final race.
Feb 26, 2021
Let's Play at Tampa Bay! Contest Results
This one was very close.... to me finishing in last place multiple times throughout the day.
Feb 01, 2021
Letruska - Gate to Wire in Houston Ladies Classic
The 2-5 favorite scores her third graded win.
Feb 01, 2021
Spooky Channel Takes the John B. Connally Turf Cup
A narrow victory for the 3-2 favorite.
Feb 01, 2021
Greatest Honour Wins Holy Bull Stakes
The Shug McGaughey trainee launches into the Kentucky Derby picture with another 10 points.
Feb 01, 2021
Chess's Dream Wins the $100K Kitten’s Joy Stakes
The Michael Maker colt registers his first graded stakes victory.
Feb 01, 2021
Zaajel Wins $100K Forward Gal Stakes
The Pletcher trained filly earned 10 points on her road to the 2021 Kentucky Oaks.
Feb 01, 2021
Drain The Clock Wins Going Away
Victory in Gulfstream Park’s $100K Swales Stakes (G3) makes four wins from five starts.
Feb 02, 2021
Saudi Cup: Can Tacitus Pull It Off?
The 5-year-old Tapit horse ran fifth in last year’s $20-million race, is "probable."
Feb 02, 2021
Will’s Secret Wins Big In $200K Martha Washington
The Will Take Charge filly has won two in a row for trainer Dallas Stewart.
Feb 02, 2021
Trainer John Forbes Passes at 73
A longtime trainer and president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
Feb 03, 2021
The Smell of a Triple Crown is the Air
An early look at some of the top 2021 Kentucky Derby Contenders.
Feb 03, 2021
Winter Sprintfest: Who Is Running?
Nominations for Laurel Park’s weekend fun are in.
Feb 04, 2021
Field of 13 Entered for Sam F. Davis Stakes
Trainers Bill Mott and Todd Pletcher each hold a strong pair.
Feb 04, 2021
Gamine Disqualified from Kentucky Oaks
Baffert fined for the failed drug test from last year’s race.
Feb 05, 2021
Senor Buscador’s Rally Starts Now
With zero points, he is not on the leaderboard for the KY Derby, which already has 43 members.
Feb 05, 2021
Turf Paradise Handicapping Contest Results
Make that two in a row for our local dancing fool who put some moves on the competition today.
Feb 05, 2021
The Future of PARX and Penn National Could Be In Big Trouble
PA Governor Tom Wolf’s 2021 budget would be a losing ticket for Keystone Horseracing.
Feb 06, 2021
Looking for Value in the Suncoast and Las Virgenes Stakes
Upset minded horses look to tell their Kentucky Oaks story.
Feb 07, 2021
Some Super Bowl Props and Game Predictions
One day of the year we can wear another hat.
Feb 07, 2021
Moonlight d’Oro Wins Grade 3 Las Virgenes
MyRacehorse.com shareholders excited for a shot at the Kentucky Oaks.
Feb 07, 2021
Santa Anita Handicapping Contest Results
Make it 3 out of 4 for today's winner who is quickly making his way up the leaderboard.
Feb 08, 2021
PETA Demands Answers From Turfway Park
Following the fatality of Miss Eau de Vie, PETA is calling for an investigation.
Feb 08, 2021
Jackie’s Revenge?
Last year’s champion 2-year-old gets his rematch in Monday's Southwest Stakes.
Feb 08, 2021
Spendthrift Farm Acquires 50 Percent of Keepmeinmind
Spendthrift purchase will keep the farm on the Derby trail for 2021.
Feb 08, 2021
Bill Mott Runs 1-2 In Sam F. Davis
CANDY MAN ROCKET hangs on to win over surging stablemate NOVA RAGS.
Feb 09, 2021
Lady’s Island at 7 Wins Again
Earns 18th lifetime victory in the $100K Ladies’ Turf Sprint Stakes.
Feb 09, 2021
Delta Downs Hosts Louisiana Premier Day Tomorrow
10 stakes races from $40K - $125k to run Wednesday, February 10th.
Feb 09, 2021
Bezos Disappoints at 3-5
The highly touted Baffert colt finishes off the board in career debut.
Feb 10, 2021
The McCarthy “Coupling” Controversy Explained
To couple or not to couple? And what exactly does this mean for everyone?
Feb 11, 2021
Two Grade 3s Headline Laurel Park Stakes Action
The $250K Runhappy Barbara Fritchie and $250K General’s Stakes.
Feb 11, 2021
Louisiana Premier Day Recap
Delta Downs Premier Day stakes results.
Feb 11, 2021
A Q and A with Jockey Kyle Frey
Golden Gate’s leading money winner stops by to answer a few questions.
Feb 11, 2021
Aqueduct Strikes Back! Handicapping Contest
It's been a while since we visited Aqueduct so let's see who gets the better of who.
Feb 12, 2021
Preview: Fair Grounds Weekend Action
Six stakes races with $1.25 million in purse money; card starts 12:00 pm ET.
Feb 12, 2021
Fasig-Tipton Winter Sale Highlights
Lady’s Island, Whoa Nellie, Hello Hot Rod, Saguaro Row were some of the bigger purchases.
Feb 12, 2021
Maxfield Returns For Saturday’s Mineshaft Stakes
Ever patient Brendan Walsh has the undefeated Street Cry colt ready for action.
Feb 12, 2021
Fire At Will: Takes Aim At Kentucky?
The BC Juvenile Turf Champ is a probable for the Fountain Of Youth Stakes.
Feb 12, 2021
PODCAST: Jockey Kyle Frey Joins The Crew to Talk Golden Gate
The team discuss the El Camino Stakes and more races at Golden Gate Fields for Saturday.
Feb 12, 2021
Aqueduct Strikes Back! Handicapping Contest Results
Just when it looked like one of our veterans was going to take it, a new player scooped it.
Feb 13, 2021
2021 Breeder’s Cup Challenge Series Lasix Free
The Breeders’ Cup will forbid horses on Lasix from qualifying for BC races.
Feb 13, 2021
High Hopes and Big Points for the Risen Star Stakes
A win and you are in (most likely) race for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
Feb 13, 2021
Rising Stars at Fair Grounds Handicapping Contest Results
Boy this was a close one with the leader switching up right to the final race.
Feb 14, 2021
Oaklawn Rearranges Stakes Schedule
Oaklawn flips stakes races due to weather.
Feb 14, 2021
Breaking Down the Sweet Life Stakes
A ticket to paradise is on our handicapping mind.
Feb 15, 2021
Santa Anita Handicapping Contest Results
It was a close call all the way down the the wire when one user came out of nowhere to take it.
Feb 15, 2021
Fair Grounds: Saturday Recap
We saw four graded races, KY Derby & KY Oaks points awarded, here’s the scoop.
Feb 15, 2021
Gulfstream Park Weekend Recap
In case you missed the two Grade 3 $100K races, we’ve got you covered.
Feb 14, 2021
Zenden Wins $100K Pelican Stakes At Tampa Bay Downs
The David Carlos trainee continues to thrive at six furlongs.
Feb 15, 2021
President's Day at Parx Racing Handicapping Contest Results
It was a long, cold day at Parx Racing where a good mix of favs and longshots mixed things up.
Feb 16, 2021
Rombauer Rallies From Last to Win El Camino Real
Golden Gate awards him 10 KY Derby points; climbs to 6th on Derby Leaderboard
Feb 16, 2021
Sam Houston to Increase Purses Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 17
A record-setting start to their 2021 season prompted the change.
Feb 16, 2021
Lovely Finish Gets Her First Win
An emotional victory for the mare and owner Joe Herrick — both survivors of the Lilac Fire.
Feb 16, 2021
Weather Forces Oaklawn to Reschedule Stakes Races Again
Cancels racing for entire weekend.
Feb 17, 2021
Jockey Talk: Kyle Frey and Tyler Conner
We discuss Covid Protocol, the riding crop rule, future changes to expect… tune in.
Feb 17, 2021
Radar Horse Review: Getting over a Case of OTMitis
Radar Picks get back on track.
Feb 18, 2021
Kentucky Derby and Oaks Leaderboard Update
Mandaloun (52 pts) and Clariere (54 pts) top their divisions.
Feb 19, 2021
Saudi Cup: Knicks Go and Charlatan Lead Field of 14
The world’s richest horse race is set for Saturday, February 20th 12:40 PM ET.
Feb 19, 2021
Jockeys Run into COVID-19 Travel Complications
Saudi Arabia travel restrictions cause last minute jockey changes in Saudi Cup.
Feb 19, 2021
PODCAST: The Player's Edge Shares Their Laurel Picks
Not even the disastrous weather can stop the crew from making their Laurel picks for Saturday.
Feb 19, 2021
Going Crazy at Golden Gate Contest Results
Well, today's contest was aptly named as I came in second place, losing by 1 point :(
Feb 19, 2021
The Races Before the $20 Million Saudi Cup
Doing the best we can to cash in on the richest day of horse racing.
Feb 20, 2021
Can Track History Lead Us to the Buena Vista Stakes Winner?
5 Horses for the Santa Anita Course.
Feb 20, 2021
Mishriff Steals The Show
Under a clutch ride by David Egan Jr., he puts away Charlatan in deep stretch to win $20M.
Feb 20, 2021
Gone Racing at Gulfstream Park Handicapping Contest Review
What a fun-filled day we had at Gulfstream Park... just handicapping some horses and stuff.
Feb 27, 2021
Fountain of Youth Live Handicapping Contest Result
We had a blast during our first LIVE CONTEST featuring Gulfstream Park. Here's the results.
Feb 21, 2021
Is New Mexico Killing Horse Racing in their State?
Sunland Park officially cancels their 2020-2021 meet, leaving uncertainty for horsemen.
Feb 21, 2021
Spring Fever is in the Air and Running at Santa Anita
Analyzing the Spring Fever Stakes Field.
Feb 21, 2021
Maybe Fair Grounds Won't Freeze Over Contest Results
A small glitch in the Matrix caused our Live Results to be off, but the winner is true.
Feb 22, 2021
Laurel Stakes Recap
Six stakes races worth $900K in total purse money - here’s the rundown.
Feb 22, 2021
Saudi Cup Day Recap
If you missed the $30-million Saturday card, we’ve got you covered.
Feb 23, 2021
Kentucky Derby Tickets Update
Ticket options, purchase methods, attendance policies - all in their latest announcement.
Feb 23, 2021
Fountain of Youth Stakes Preview
Greatest Honour and Fire At Will top the "probables" list for Saturday’s event.
Feb 23, 2021
Another One Bites the Dust - Arlington Park For Sale
Churchill Downs to sell the track and pursue relocation of racing license.
Feb 23, 2021
At Last! Oaklawn Park Weekend Action
Star-studded fields will feature the return of BC Champs Monomoy Girl and Essential Quality.
Feb 23, 2021
Keeneland Plans 2021 Spring Meet
Announcement dates, attendance policy, and ticket availability.
Feb 23, 2021
Sprint Showdown at Tampa Bay
The $100K Turf Dash & $100K Lightening City; first Post Time is 12:15 PM ET.
Feb 24, 2021
A Q and A with TVG Host Matt Carothers
A fun conversation with TV’s price player.
Feb 24, 2021
Introducing LIVE HANDICAPPING CONTESTS!
Starting with Saturday's GULFSTREAM $100 CASH contest and then once a week after that.
Feb 25, 2021
KY Derby and Oaks Hopefuls Target Turfway
Two stakes races will award qualifying points; tune in Friday Feb. 26th.
Feb 25, 2021
Vequist Back In Action for Davona Dale Stakes
The BC Champ has been quietly sitting fourth in the KY Oaks Leaderboard.
Feb 26, 2021
Red Flag Switches to Turf For Pasadena Stakes
The Shirreffs-trainee meets five others in Saturday’s $100K event at Santa Anita.
Feb 26, 2021
Tampa Bay Stakes Recap
The Critical Way and Miss Auramet blaze into the winner circle and Sprint spotlight.
Feb 26, 2021
The Fountain of Youth LIVE Handicapping Contest
Join us for our first contest where the only deadline is 2 minutes to post. $100 CASH PRIZE.
Feb 26, 2021
PODCAST: Special Guest Matt Carothers from TVG
The gang discuss the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream, hitting the Pick 4 and much more.
Feb 27, 2021
How to Make the Most of the Fountain of Youth Card
9 stakes races with big ticket potential... plus big savings from Guaranteed Tip Sheet inside.
Feb 28, 2021
Sunday Muddy Sunday
Looking for Oaklawn horses that win in the slop.
Feb 28, 2021
She’s Back! Monomoy Girl Shines in the Bayakoa
Monomoy Girl makes it look so easy at Oaklawn.
Feb 28, 2021
Please Don't Snow at Oaklawn Contest Results
Well, it didn't snow, but boy did it rain...