Chicago Barn to Wire
Home | News | Bloggers | Forums | Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Contact Us | Search
Chicago racing newsletter sign-up
Upcoming events
Arlington Million

News Updates

Previous stories

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Daily Racing Form
Harness Link
Illinois Racing Board

Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

Breeders' Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby

Breeders' Cup
Hawthorne Gold Cup
Arlington Million
Triple Crown
Illinois Derby






» Meet Dawn Mellen, the 2016 Tim Reynolds Memorial Fan of the Year
01/23/17 06:08 from NewsWire
To know why I have so much admiration for Dawn Mellen , you need to understand how far aftercare for thoroughbreds has come in recent years, and how far it still has to go. Few things, if any, within the industry are more important, in m...

» Eclipse Awards 2017: A few Afterthoughts
01/22/17 11:03 from NewsWire
On a long day of travel, I decided only to jot down some thoughts on what went down last night at Gulfstream Park. Yes, the Eclipse Awards never fail to bring about some memorable moments, and naturally, last night was no different. &nbs...

» Picks and Ponderings: Guest Suite, Farrell Splash Farther Down the Road to Kentucky
01/21/17 20:31 from Blinkers Off
Today featured the first Louisiana-based steps on the roads to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.  Guest Suite made the grade in a sloppy renewal of the Lecomte, and Farrell took another step forward in the Silverbulletday. In additio...

» GUEST SUITE, FARRELL Splash Farther Down the Road to Kentucky
01/21/17 20:22 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
NEW ORLEANS -- For all the rain that was predicted this afternoon in the Big Easy, the skies only opened up again through the final three races.  However, the rain remained a theme: storms through the morning had left the track wet all d...

» Page McKenney returns in style in the Native Dancer
01/21/17 09:29 from NewsWire
Like a fine wine, Page McKenney continues to get better with age. Away from the races for nine months after showing swelling in a tendon, the popular seven-year-old son of Eavesdropper made his triumphant return to the races today, and d...

» hello, Narvaez.
01/20/17 18:54 from Blinkers Off
Today, I saw a horse who raced in my favourite horse race ever. No, I didn’t see the winner of the 2014 Gulfstream Park Handicap (GII).  After all, this weekend I am making my first foray to Fair Grounds — not Three Chimneys ...

» The Brits love their Horse Racing
01/20/17 12:04 from NewsWire
  England beckons. While I consider myself a lucky many to have witnessed live thoroughbred racing at over 50 different racetracks in North America, it hurts just a little bit to know that I’ve never seen live racing outside of my h...

» Pegasus World Cup: Getting to Know Neolithic
01/19/17 08:57 from NewsWire
With an average age of 5.33 years, the inaugural edition of the Pegasus World Cup will bring together an experienced group of older males to Gulfstream Park. Of course, California Chrome , North America’s all-time leading money winner, n...

» Picks and Ponderings: 2017 Lecomte S. and Silverbulletday S. Preview
01/18/17 22:05 from Blinkers Off
This weekend, I’m heading to New Orleans for the Lecomte Stakes and the Silverbulletday Stakes, the first of the three-year-old prep races at Fair Grounds. At Picks and Ponderings I preview those two races in detail, and will have ...

» 2017 Lecomte Stakes and Silverbulletday Stakes Preview
01/18/17 21:55 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
This weekend, the New Orleans spurs of the Derby trail and the Oaks trail get underway: Saturday's card at Fair Grounds features six stakes races, including the Lecomte (GIII) for open company and the Silverbulletday for fillies.  With i...

» Kentucky Oaks 2017 Top 10
01/18/17 08:02 from NewsWire
With much of the horse racing talk right now focusing on the California Chrome and Arrogate rematch, or the road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby , I can’t help but think that the fairer sex is being slighted. While established stars like Song...

» Who Am I ???
01/17/17 13:59 from NewsWire
*Bred in one country, I began my career in another, where I ran all my races in my first season of racing.   *A first-out winner, I won half of my starts at three, but finished well back in my only stakes attempt.   *Let go at ...

» looking good for Curlin babies
01/16/17 22:48 from Blinkers Off
The last few days have featured two big wins for Curlin babies: one by a filly rounding back into form at age four, and another by a three-year-old colt who is just getting started. Terra Promessa (Missile Bay, by Yes It’s True) ca...

» It's Uncontested all alone in the sloppy Smarty Jones
01/16/17 11:43 from NewsWire
Announcing himself as a serious talent, and a horse to be reckoned with on the 2017 Kentucky Derby trail, Uncontested went right to the early lead, and never looked back on his way to a dominating 5 ¼-length romp in the Smarty Jones , ov...

» Curlin’s Image sees victory
01/15/17 15:48 from Blinkers Off
Breeding horses isn’t an exact science.  After all, the adage involves breeding the best to the best and hoping for the best, not knowing you’ll get the best.  But, if one stallion keeps providing solid horses when bred to a ...

For older items, see the home pages:

Blinkers Off
Chicago Dark Horse
Chicago Horse Examiner
Chicago Railbird
Head, Heart & Hooves
Horse Racing
Inside Post - Arlington
Inside Post - Hawthorne
The jock
Midwest Thoroughbred magazine
Midwest Thoroughbreds News
Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing
Racing 411
The social buzz
Thomas Allen Pauly - The Fine Art of Racing
Vic Zast's Track Words
View from the Quarter Pole
Zipse at the Track

index sitemap advanced
search engine by freefind



Recent headlines

Post Racing: Adoption program provides bright life for Thoroughbreds in retirement (3/24)

Frequent flyer Lermyte lands back in Illinois (3/22)

IRB March 2016 meeting agenda (revised) (3/18)

Important ILHBPA law suit announcements (3/16)

Illinois, not Ky.-bred tops 2-year-old sale (3/16)

DerbyWars reaches fee agreement with Hawthorne (3/11)

Hawthorne, DerbyWars reach agreement (3/10)

DerbyWars inks first revenue-sharing deal (3/10)



Home | News Updates | Bloggers | Forums | Search
Resources | Links | Marketplace | Gallery | Advertising | Contact Us

Copyright © 2000-2017 Chicago Barn to Wire. All rights reserved.
Privacy policy