Horse Racing News

The horse named after Patriots star Rob Gronkowski may not run in the Kentucky Derby, according to his trainer, after suffering an unspecified setback.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has bought a minority stake in Gronk, the racehorse named after him.
The best of the midweek racing comes from Sandown and Randwick this week, tab.com.au form analyst Mitchell Lamb finding plenty of upside for one of Darren Weir's runners at the Victorian circuit.
Famed horse racing writer Bill Nack has died at the age of 77 due to complications associated with cancer.
The award-winning writer hooked readers with his thorough reporting and gifted writing.
As a child growing up in Ireland, Davy Russell used to gather up bundles of freshly mown grass in his garden with his brother and cousins in the early spring and pretend they were fences in the Grand National Steeplechase.
With a win in the Santa Anita Derby, Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite Saturday. In other key prep races, Good Magic won the Blue Grass Stakes, while Vino Rosso survived a stewards' inquiry to win the Wood Memorial.
Vino Rosso pulled away from Enticed nearing the finish and survived a stewards' inquiry to win the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, New York, on Saturday. Vino Rosso earned 100 points toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.
Michigan's Hazel Park Raceway has agreed to sell its assets and will close after nearly 70 years of harness and thoroughbred racing. The facility opened in 1949 with a five-eighths-mile track.
Balance the Budget jumped out early and went on to a more than six lengths victory Saturday in the Colonial Cup, the first Grade 1 race of the National Steeplechase Association season.
 
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