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- CHURCHILL DOWNS, INC., 2017 OPERATING RESULTSOn February 28, 2018, Churchill Downs, Inc. (CHDN) released its annual Securities & Exchange Commission 10-K report of operations for 2017. At the close of 2017, CHDN owned four racetracks outright and half of another, eleven off-track betting facilities, six gaming properties, and online businesses that encompassed TwinSpires, United Tote,
- BARN Podcast 3/22/18It's Horseplayer Thursday so we're thrilled to welcome in the morning line maker at NYRA and handicapper for DRF/TimeFormUS David Aragona for a great conversation. We also discuss the Sunland Derby. The post BARN Podcast 3/22/18 appeared first on Online Horse & Greyhound Betting | Preakness Betting.
- Guide to the 105th Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race CourseDear Readers: The Times is pleased to share its recent contribution to the Lady and the Track/US Racing websites. This Guide to the Louisiana Derby won’t help your handicapping for Saturday, but it will make anyone an expert on the history of this race that is celebrating its 105th running
- Hovdey: Peril of riding knows no age discriminationProfessional football players are physically impaired by the time they reach their early 30s. Basketball, baseball, and tennis players might last a bit longer, but usually it isn't pretty, while pro golfers can be competitive, if not consistent, at the highest levels into their 40s. Then there are jockeys.
- A Speed Figure Discussion: Tools of the TradeIn this week's column for AmWager I talk about speed figures and also included an old article I wrote on my introduction to the sheets. Read this week's AmWager column here, Tools of the Trade...
- March 21, 2018Today we have snow. Lots of snow. Way too much snow for the day after spring equinox. Tomorrow higher temperatures are forecasted, then we’ll have mud. Lots and lots of mud. Laura took these photos some weeks ago, but they’re . . . prophetic? Anticipatory? Pretty much inevitable. Victor Cooley
- Drug Positives And Environmental Contamination: The Skeptics’ ViewpointIt has been a tough couple of years for racing commissioners in Kentucky. Besides the recent last-minute rescinding of ractopamine positives against trainers Rusty Arnold and Joe Sharp, there was last year's void of three violations for dextrorphan. Then there's the ongoing methocarbamol case the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission faces
- Stakes Profile: Louisiana DerbyThe Louisiana Derby has only produced two Kentucky Derby winners since 1991, but historically what kind of betting race has it been? We look at a cross section of chart data since 1991 to find out.
- BARN Podcast 3/21/18We discuss the tragic accident at Parx involving jockey Jose Flores and welcome in announcer Craig Evans from Meydan Race Course in Dubai to discuss calling his first World Cup and more! The post BARN Podcast 3/21/18 appeared first on Online Horse & Greyhound Betting | Preakness Betting.
- Valdez at Cheltenham – PoofBen Bradlee has nothing on Tim Keefe. “I looked Friday night, Saturday, looked Sunday, looked Monday,” Keefe said. “I said to myself, ‘Sean’s not going to write about this? I can’t believe it. Of all the things he’s written about…he’s not going to write about this?”
- Sparkman: Magnum Moon another good one for Malibu MoonAlthough modern genetics wags an admonitory finger, we persist in thinking in terms of sire lines and their defining characteristics. We nod knowledgeably each time a small, muscular, compact horse emerges from the Northern Dancer line, even though descendants of that epochal stallion now come in
- DRF Players Podcast: March 20, 20180 DRF Players Podcast Peter Thomas Fornatale and Jonathon Kinchen recap the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and its impact on the Kentucky Derby. The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player’s perspective. Join hosts Peter Thomas Fornatale and Jonathon Kinchen as they
- Derby Dozen – March 20, 2018 – Presented by Shadwell Farm1 Bolt d’Oro Mick Ruis Medaglia d'Oro—Globe Trot, by A.P. Indy The distance between him and McKinzie is about the same as the distance that separated them in the San Felipe. He came out of the race 100% and cleaned up his feed, which is the first thing you
- QUARTER HORSE NEWS MARCH 20HICKERSON was a rapidly improving 3-year-old in 2017. Look out for this flashy and exciting fellow at Ajax Downs this season -NORM FILES PHOTO Spring has sprung! Well at least on the calendar it says spring has
- Being Nimble. For Racing it’s Harder Than it Should BeI was perusing the betting news this morning and saw this about Draft Kings and Fanduel innovating their offerings to customers."After testing the legal fencework, DFS operators have been on an innovation blitz over the last year or so. FanDuel created a whole division, FanDuel Labs, which is charged with
- sons of medaglia d’oro take the spotlight with victories in classic prepsComing up with the victors on March 10 in both the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct and the G2 San Felipe at Santa Anita, Medaglia d’Oro (by El Prado) had his most impressive showing to date as a sire of classic colts. Already a star as a sire of
- Derby Trail Tracker: How Many Points To Make the Derby Gate?As we travel down the Kentucky Derby trail, the best 3-year-old horses are clicking off points in order to run under the twin spires at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The points standings early on are somewhat meaningless, but as we turn into the Championship Series and
- Pedigree Insights: Magnum MoonBack in the fall of 2013, when breeders were contemplating the matings responsible for this year’s classic crop, Malibu Moon had a total of 29 foals of racing age out of daughters of Unbridled and Unbridled’s Song. Only one of the 29 had become a black-type winner, but that black-type
- Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, March 20, 2018Trip Notes 3/20/18 We’re doubling down in this week’s trips column, highlighting two races from Friday at Santa Anita and two from Saturday’s program at Tampa Bay. Friday Santa Anita Race 4: #6 DUKES UP, #3 BEDEVILED DUKES UP and BEDEVILED made bold late rallies in this heat but both came up
- Glory Days and Hialeah ParkAn inescapable factor for those who admit to a passion for Thoroughbred racing, with all its pomp and circumstance, its triumphs and its tragedies, is the wonder of renewal. Three-year-olds prep in winter for the Classics of Spring, followed by the bookended summer glory of Saratoga and Del Mar, the
- Drones at the races: is this an accident waiting to happen? | TRCThe use of drones in filming is growing rapidly in all sports, and horse racing is at the forefront. But how safe are they? Do they represent a real danger on the racetrack? Geir Stabell investigates.
- BARN Podcast 3/20/18We discuss the passing of 1995 Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch as well as the news of the day. Then we welcome in Senior Editor of the Thoroughbred Daily News Steve Sherack to talk TDN, OBS Sales, and more! The post BARN Podcast 3/20/18 appeared first on Online Horse &
- Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning TrainerJames Padgett II saddled the winner of last year's All American Futurity – Quarter horse racing's richest and most famous event held on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs – but the American Quarter Horse Association's leading trainer by money won in 2017 has been told he will not be allowed
- 2YO Sale Season Gets StartedThe two-year-old sale season has returned, with neither a bang nor a whimper. In contrast to prior years, when the Fasig-Tipton South Florida sale led off the calendar, this year the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.'s March sale was first, with the elite Fasig-Tipton sale, now hosted by Gulfstream, moving to
- STACKPHOTO OF THE WEEKEND It may be bitterly cold still in southern Ontario but training is in full force at Woodbine and it is great to see the smiling faces. Ricky Browne and Tyler Gaskin head out on a set for trainer Santino DiPaola; than you WILL WONG for