About Denis Blake

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Denis Blake has created 252 blog entries.

Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired From Racing

Justify winning the Kentucky Derby - Photo by Coady Photography Justify, undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing, it was announced today. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “We all wanted [...]


Arizona Downs Ready for Friday’s Simulcasting Return

Photo courtesy Arizona Downs Arizona Downs, the track formerly known as Yavapai Downs, opens for simulcasting for the first time since 2010 this Friday, allowing racing and sports fans to bet on horses running at tracks around the country. “We are ready to go,” said Arizona Downs general manager Ann McGovern. “Our [...]


Eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Highlights Integrity, Injury Rates, and Disaster Preparedness

Photo of Impacts of Weather Panel. (Courtesy The Jockey Club) The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, held Wednesday, June 27, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., featured insightful discussions on topics ranging from disaster preparedness, jockey injuries, and equine injuries to racing integrity, Thoroughbreds as sport horses, and [...]


Arizona Downs to Begin Simulcast Wagering July 13

Photo courtesy Arizona Downs Friday, July 13th will be a lucky day for those in Arizona wanting a new place to bet on horse racing as well as another entertainment venue. The new Arizona Downs is bringing back wagering on racetracks across the country to the site of the old Yavapai Downs on [...]


Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop Set for Lexington, Trainers’ Exam Prep for Oklahoma

Registration is now open for a Special Owners’ Groom Elite Workshop in Lexington, KY on July 29-August 1 and the 5th annual Remington Park Trainers’ Exam Prep class on August 13-15 in Oklahoma City. Interested participants are encouraged to sign up early at www.purplepowerracing.com or www.groomelite.com as spots are limited to 8 and 12 participants [...]


Update on Uniform Anti-doping and Medication Control Framework

By T.D. Thornton, Thoroughbred Daily News You only get one chance to make a good first impression. So which side’s message resonated most effectively at last Friday’s Congressional subcommittee hearing on HR 2651, the federal bill that would implement a uniform anti-doping and medication control framework upon horse racing in the United States? Neither side [...]