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2001 Features...

12/27/01 - 2001 Year in Review
A look back at the important events of the year in racing. The big news stories, important people, and results of major races.

12/16/01 - Hong Kong International Races Results
The 2001 Hong Kong International Races, run on Sunday December 16th at Sha Tin racecourse, might as well have been called the Japan International Races as Japanese entrants swept all three Group 1 races on the card including the Hong Kong Cup. Results and photos for all four races.

12/14/01 - The Sovereign Awards
The 27th annual Sovereign Awards for excellence in Canadian Thoroughbred racing were awarded Friday. Sam-Son Farm took home 5 awards again but Horse of the Year went to Frank Di Giulio's and Bob Tiller's Win City.

12/06/01 - Review: Win, Place and Show
Are you a new fan who is mystified by some of the terms you have heard used? Or perhaps you are a die-hard fan who has family and friends who can't understand your obsession? This nice little book is an excellent introduction to the world of Thoroughbred racing that can help.

11/30/01 - Graded Stakes Changes for 2002
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced its listing of 486 graded stakes for 2002.

11/29/01 - Review: "Bet with the Best"
A brand new book from the Daily Racing Form Press for the handicapper on your gift list. Includes Beyer, Brohamer, Crist, Davidowitz, Litfin, Quinn, Shuback, Stich, and Watchmaker. An excellent book that everyone should read.

11/14/01 - Eclipse Poll
Vote for who you think is best in all the equine categories.

10/31/01 - Breeders' Cup Notes and Trivia
Find out what records were set and other statistics from this year's Breeders' Cup.

10/27/01 - Breeders' Cup Results
Results, photos, comments and more for all eight races.

10/26/01 - Breeders' Cup Friday Workouts and Stakes
More workout photos from Friday morning plus coverage of the graded stakes run that afternoon.

10/25/01 - Breeders' Cup Thursday Workouts
Lots of photos for over 20 Breeders' Cup horses who worked out on Thursday morning.

10/24/01 - Breeders' Cup Final Entries
Check out all the entrants, post positions, and morning line odds.

10/19/01 - Breeders' Crown Results and Photos
North America's best 2 and 3 year old harness horses gathered at Woodbine Friday night for the Breeders' Crown, the harness racing equivalent of the Breeders' Cup. Driver John Campbell dominated with 3 wins and set a new record for career earnings.

10/17/01 - Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries
Every horse entered in every races with full info on each.

10/16/01 - Breeders' Cup Supplemental Entries
Full stats on all past supplements and who will supplement this year.

10/07/01 - Arc de Triomphe Results
Sakhee doesn't disappoint as the favorite with a 6 length victory over Aquarelliste.

10/06/01 - Jockey Club Gold Cup Day Results
Aptitude, Exogenous, Officer, You, and Forbidden Apple were the big winners in this day of major Breeders' Cup preps.

10/04/01 - Arc de Triomphe Entries
Sakhee looks to be the favorite for Europe's biggest race of the year in a near capacity field of 17.

10/04/01 - Jockey Club Gold Cup Day at Belmont
Albert the Great will attempt to repeat his win from last year in the Jockey Club Gold Cup against a field of 6 others including Aptitude and A P Valentine. Four other Graded stakes are on the card too so get all the details here.

09/30/01 - Canadian International Results
In a roughly run race with four inquiries or objections and two disqualifications, Mutamam came out the winner. He claimed his first Grade 1 victory and a possible trip to the Breeders' Cup. Get details on this and the E.P. Taylor Stakes for the distaffers with lots of photos from both.

09/27/01 - Canadian International
Twelve turf specialists from several countries are entered for the 64th running of the Grade One $1.5 million Canadian International this Sunday at Woodbine. Get the entries, past performances, and more for this major Breeders' Cup Turf prep plus photos from the post position draw.

09/22/01 - Kentucky Cup 2001
Guided Tour, Snow Ridge, and Trip win the graded stakes at Turfway Park on Kentucky Cup day.

09/19/01 - Breeders' Cup Probables
A list of the current probables for each race with some information about each and photos where available. This will be updated constantly until the Breeders' Cup with the lastest info I can find.

09/16/01 - Patti Cooksey surgery successful
43 year old jockey Patti Cooksey, a regular on the Kentucky circuit, is doing well after surgery for breast cancer on Thursday. She was reported as being in great spirits and looking forward to a strong recovery.

09/15/01 - World Trade Center tragedy affects racing and draws its support
The latest on the cancellations and loss of services due to the tragedy plus details on the new charity to aid the victims sponsored by NTRA, Breeders' Cup, and NYRA.

09/09/01 - Close finish in Atto Mile
Numerous Times proved he belonged in Grade 1 company by nosing out Affirmed Success and Quiet Resolve to take the Atto Mile in track record time. The 4-year-old is now undefeated in 6 career starts. Get the details and lots of photos here!

09/06/01 - 2001 Atto Mile
14 turf specialists are set to go at Woodbine in this major prep for the Breeders' Cup Mile.

09/01/01 - Point Given Retired!
It was announced yesterday that Point Given would be retired after a tendon injury was discovered in his left foreleg. Get the details plus photos from his entire career.

08/28/01 - Adventuring to UK Racetracks
From guest author Tom Sporney, our guide to Home Repair who recently took a trip to England and visited a couple of tracks in Yorkshire.

08/25/01 - Point Given wins the Travers
The Big Red Train continues to roll with a 3 1/2 length victory over E Dubai and Dollar Bill at Saratoga.

08/23/01 - The Travers
Point Given will be the heavy favorite in the 132nd running of the Travers at Saratoga this weekend.

08/02/01 - Jim Dandy Stakes and the Haskell Invitational
Baffert sent out Congaree at Saratoga and Point Given at Monmouth in an attempt to sweep the big three-year-old races for this weekend.

07/22/01 - Win City takes the Prince of Wales Stakes
In a finish almost identical to the Queen's Plate, Win City finally got by Dancethruthedawn in the final strides to win by a half length. Lots of photos and more details!

07/18/01 - Prince of Wales Stakes Entries
Dancethruthedawn will go against 5 rivals as she tries to take the second leg of Canada's Triple Crown.

07/15/01 - Del Mar Preview
Overview of the west coast spa meet for 2001.

07/14/01 - Saratoga Preview
Overview of the Spa meet for 2001.

06/27/01 - NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship
The fifth annual NTRA All-Star Jockey Championship was held June 22nd at Lone Star Park and four time Eclipse Award winner Jerry Bailey came out the winner with 19 points total.

06/27/01 - Hallowed Dreams at Lone Star Park
Hallowed Dreams latest win was the $75,000 Miller Lite Stakes at Lone Star Park where she zipped 5 furlongs in 56.03 seconds.

06/26/01 - Royal Ascot
One of the most popular and prestigious meets in England is Royal Ascot where all the rich, royal, and famous go to watch the races. Check out photos and results from the Group 1 races during this year's Royal Meet.

06/24/01 - Queen's Plate Results
Dancethruthedawn repeats her mom's performance by winning the 142nd Queen's Plate against the boys. Lots of photos, comments, charts, and more.

06/23/01 - North America Cup Results
Lots of photos and details on Bettors Delight's win in the $1 million pace plus the Canadian Trotting Classic.

06/21/01 - Queen's Plate Post Position Draw
A field of 10 was entered for the 142nd Queen's Plate with Win City the 9-5 favorite.

06/20/01 - Equitana USA
The "World's Fair of Equestrian Sports," held its sixth annual show last weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

06/19/01 - North America Cup
The richest harness race in Canada and the first leg of the Grand Slam of Pacing series will be run Saturday evening at Woodbine.

06/18/01 - Queen's Plate Preview
Canada's premier race for 3-year-old thoroughbreds will be run Sunday at Woodbine. Take a look at the top contenders as the big day approaches.

06/17/01 - Stephen Foster Super Saturday
Guided Tour upsets Captain Steve in an exciting stretch duel. Photos from all three graded stakes on the card courtesy of photographer Tina Hines.

06/11/01 - Belmont Weekend Stakes
There were 6 other graded stakes on Belmont weekend. Get the results and photos of the winners here.

06/10/01 - Chris Antley tribute
NYRA and the Village of Garden City paid tribute to him as part of the Belmont Festival. Check out photos of his wife, daughter, and mom courtesy of photographer Tina Hines

06/09/01 - Dancethruthedawn wins the Woodbine Oaks
The daughter of Dance Smartly lives up to her mother and grandmother's legacies by taking the Labatt Woodbine Oaks easily. Get details and lots of photos here!

06/09/01 - Belmont Stales Results
Point Given wins again with A P Valentine second and Monarchos third. He conjured up dreams of what may have been with a second decisive victory in the Triple Crown. Get all the details and photos here.

06/06/01 - Belmont Entries and Post Positions
Point Given gets the outside again. Check out the entries and post positions for the Belmont with lots of info on all the horses plus a poll.

06/02/01 - The Plate Trial Stakes
The major prep for Canada's equivalent of the Kentucky Derby.

05/21/01 - The Triple Crown
All about the 11 Triple Crown winners and those who have won 2 out of 3.

05/20/01 - Belmont Weather
What will the weather be like in New York?

05/20/01 - Belmont Contenders
Photos, profiles, and more for the horses who plan to go to the Belmont.

05/19/01 - Preakness Results
Point Given wins while Monarchos is badly beatern. Results, charts, and photos from the Preakness.

05/17/01 - Preakness Workouts
Photos of and comments on the contenders for the Preakness as they make their final preps. Photos by Tina Hines.

05/16/01 - Preakness Entries
Monarchos draws post 7 while Point Given gets the outside again. Check out the entries and post positions for the Preakness with lots of info on all the horses plus a poll.

05/09/01 - Preakness Weather Forecasts
What will the weather be like in Baltimore?

05/08/01 - Preakness Contenders
Photos, workouts, profiles, and more for the horses who plan to go to the Preakness.

05/06/01 - Undercard Stakes Results
Results and photos for the five stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic won by White Heart.

05/05/01 - Kentucky Derby Results
Monarchos exploded in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths over Invisible Ink and Congaree. Favorite Point Given finished 5th.

05/04/01 - Kentucky Oaks Results
Flute won with an impressive performance over Real Cozzy and Collect Call. Get lots of photos and more info here.

05/03/01 - Kentucky Derby Workouts
Several Derby and Oaks horses were out Thursday morning for some last minute work on the track. Lots of photos from this morning, including 8 Derby horses and 6 Oaks fillies, plus Captain Steve and Flame Thrower.

05/02/01 - Kentucky Derby Entries
Point Given is the 9-5 favorite and will break from the outside in post position 17. Get full info on each entrant and vote in our new poll.

05/01/01 - Kentucky Oaks Entries
Check out this year's entrants in the Lillies for the Fillies.

04/30/01 - No Derby Horse for Lukas
After 20 straight years with at least one horse entered, the end of an era has come.

04/29/01 - Kentucky Derby Weather Forecasts
What will the weather be like in Louisville?

04/25/01 - Kentucky Derby Seating and Tickets
How to get a ticket and what to do if you are coming in general admission.

04/22/01 - Kentucky Derby Poll
Now that the field is starting to shape up, who do you think will win the big race? Cast your vote now!

04/21/01 - Kentucky Derby Fast Facts
Stats and trivia about the greatest two minutes in sports.

04/20/01 - Bob Baffert - Taking a page from the Bald Eagle's Book
A comparison of Bob Baffert to Charlie Whittingham in his training of Point Given.

04/12/01 - Final Big Derby Prep Weekend
This weekend will be the final round of major preps with the Blue Grass Stakes, Wood Memorial, Arkansas Derby, and California Derby.

04/06/01 - Big Derby Prep Weekend
Four major prep races will be contested this weekend: Santa Anita Derby, Lone Star Derby, Illinois Derby, and the Flamino Stakes.

03/28/01 - Thoroughbred: a new series from Animal Planet
Thoroughbred is a new TV series on the cable channel Animal Planet which will premiere on Tuesday April 3rd at 8:00pm Eastern and Pacific. The series will run for 13 episodes and deals with many aspects of life in a horse racing family.

03/26/01 - Spiral Stakes Results
Balto Star blows them away in an upset. Results, chart, and photos.

03/24/01 - Dubai World Cup Results
Results for all the races on the World Cup card with photos.

03/22/01 - 2001 Dubai World Cup Undercard
The Dubai World Cup is not the only big race being run at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday March 24th. Over the years Sheikh Mohammed has added races to the program and now the Dubai World Cup day is the richest in racing, surpassing the Breeders' Cup Championship Day.

03/21/01 - 2001 Dubai World Cup
Captain Steve and Best of the Bests will face off as co-favorites in the $6 million Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba in the UAE. Check out entries, past performances, and form for the race.

03/18/01 - Tampa Bay Derby
Burning Roma draws off to a convincing win.

03/18/01 - Gotham Stakes
Richly Blended stretched his undefeated record to 3 for 3, winning by 5 1/4 lengths.

03/17/01 - San Felipe Stakes
Point Given powers away to a win over outclassed rivals.

03/16/01 - Another weekend of Deby Preps
San Felipe, Gotham, and Tampa Bay Derby.

03/15/01 - Foot and Mouth Disease
Just what is it and why is racing being disrupted when horses can't even catch it?

03/11/01 - Louisiana Derby
Fifty Stars upsets the 3 big guns with an impressive rally. Results, photos, and more.

03/10/01 - Swale Stakes
D'wildcat wins impressively. Results and race recap.

03/10/01 - El Camino Real Derby
Hoovergetthekeys upsets heavy favorite Startac. Results and race recap.

03/10/01 - Florida Derby
Monarchos blows them away. Results, photo, and race recap.

03/10/01 - Fair Grounds Oaks
Real Cozzy upsets She's a Devil Due. Results, photos, and more.

03/09/01 - Big Derby Prep Weekend
Four major prep races will be contested this weekend: Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, El Camino Real Derby, and the Swale Stakes.

03/08/01 - Big Jag Update
An exclusive interview with trainer Tim Pinfield about Big Jag, who is in Dubai battling a life-threatening injury.

03/03/01 - Santa Anita Handicap Results
Tiznow wins impressively by 5 lengths over Wooden Phone.

03/01/01 - Godolphin 7 Stars Competition
Sign up now and pick your stable to win part of the $500,000 prize package.

02/18/01 - Risen Star Stakes
Dollar Bill wins his first start of the year impressively at the Fair Grounds marking himself as a serious Triple Crown contender.

02/03/01 - 2001 Kentucky Derby Prospects
An early look at who the top contenders are with info about each and photos where available. Start your research now and follow the changes as Derby day gets closer.

01/30/01 - Tiznow wins Horse of the Year
Tiznow came out the big winner at the Eclipse Awareds winning Horse of the Year as well as Champion 3-Year-Old Colt. Check out all the winners and how the voting went.

01/29/01 - 2000 Experimental Free Handicap
The top rated 2 year olds for 2000 and who is a dual qualifier for this year's Kentucky Derby.

01/11/01 - Triple Crown Trail
A list of all the prep races for this year updated weekly with the winners.

01/04/01 - Eclipse Award Finalists
Check out the 3 finalists in each category and vote in our poll for who should win.

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