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Posted Saturday, January 12, 2019
Their trainers discussed who could win a matchup between the mares.
Posted Tuesday, January 08, 2019
A CNN list of the "world's most beautiful racecourses" published Tuesday includes the type of destinations we just don't have in America. There's racing over a frozen lake in Switzerland, Italy's famous Piazza del Campo street event and the Laytown Races that run along the Irish coastline.

But then there's Meydan, Ascot, Chantilly and a few other tracks that host some of the world's biggest races. "The sport of kings offers some spectacular venues for racegoers to savor," the article reads. But it doesn't include any United States venues.

The CNN list:

Meydan (Dubai)
St. Moritz (Switzerland)
Flemington Racecourse (Australia)
Piazza del Campo (Italy)
Happy Valley (Hong Kong)
Ascot (England)
Chantilly (France)
Laytown Races (Ireland)
Goodwood (England)
Cheltenham (England)

What's the biggest U.S. snub?

You have to start with the view offered by Santa Anita Park, which sits not far from the San Gabriel Mountains
 
(Photo: Eclipse Sportswire) 

If that's not cutting it for you, consider the gem that is Keeneland, which opens at just the right time of year to catch the finest days of spring and all the fall colors.
 
(Photo: Eclipse Sportswire) 
 
But is there any better racetrack setting in America than a Saratoga morning? There's a reason why Ken Ramsey named one of his top horses Backyard Heaven after his summer view of the Oklahoma Training Track.
 
(Photo: Eclipse Sportswire) 
 
All of that, plus Churchill Downs' Twin Spires, the modern feeling of Arlington and, of course, Del Mar's seaside oval. Not one belonged in the world's Top 10?

Let us know which track you'd liked to have seen on the list.
Posted Monday, January 07, 2019
The famous SI writer left behind a tale of his trip to the 1958 Kentucky Derby.
Posted Monday, December 31, 2018
A 75-year-old outrider's athletic feat has made him an internet sensation.
Posted Saturday, December 22, 2018
American Pharoah and Justify: pictured together for the first time.
Posted Friday, December 21, 2018
Thursday's contestants didn't know the 2018 Triple Crown winner's name. Is that a problem?
Posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018
See recent video of the Triple Crown winner sprinting in his Australian paddock.
Posted Saturday, December 15, 2018
Accelerate tuned up for the Pegasus on Saturday. Get a unique look at the breeze.
Posted Tuesday, December 11, 2018
See video of the big horse upon his return from the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Posted Saturday, December 08, 2018
Watch the new TVG documentary looking back at last year's San Luis Rey fire.
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