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  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 12/12/19
    Mike and Mike talk harness racing every Thursday in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Joe Hundertpfund, Natasha Day, and Adriano Sorella. The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 12/12/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on December 12, 2019 7:19 pm
  • Racing’s Cost-Benefit Choices are Pretty Clear
    When we open the interwebs we can read much opinion on horse racing's current malaise when it comes to horse safety. In one area - whipping or not whipping - the opinion can reach a fever pitch. It's the #MAGA v old media, Cowboys versus Eagles, Pens versus Caps of
    via Pull the Pocket on December 12, 2019 11:07 am
  • A Case of Vino
    A new topic of conversation has arisen that likely will have people at each other's throats, as is the norm with every topic these days. OK, so here it is. Who should be the champion older horse? There is the distance horse in Vino Rosso and the sprinter/miler Mitole. So,
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on December 12, 2019 10:02 am
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 12, 2019
    It’s Horseplayer Thursday and we’re joined by Canterbury Park Analyst Brian Arrigoni to talk about his big weekend down at Gulfstream Park.  Jason opens the show discussing bad favorites.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 12, 2019 appeared first on Horse Racing Betting | Bet Online with
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 11, 2019 8:28 pm
  • Looking back at McDynamo from 2007
    The following is from the December 2007 edition of Steeplechase Times, and covered the retirement of McDynamo after a loss in the Colonial Cup on the season's final day. With the news of his death Dec. 1, it seemed fitting to dive back in. There won't be another like him.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 11, 2019 12:01 pm
  • Birthdays
    Quiet house.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 11, 2019 6:09 am
  • AMERICAN RACING’S WORST EMEMY IS ITSELF
    Safety of jockeys and horses has been the dominant theme of American racing in 2019.  A rash of breakdowns at Santa Anita, capped off with a fatal injury in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, rightfully put a harsh spotlight on the entire racing enterprise. No one cause is responsible for fatalities,
    via Horse Racing Business on December 11, 2019 5:00 am
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 11, 2019
    We discuss the news of the day including the Symposium kicking off in Arizona.  Then we’re happy to welcome in jockey Jorge A. Vargas Jr. to the show to talk about his up and coming riding career, his victory in the Fall Highweight this past weekend, and much more!  
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 10, 2019 8:11 pm
  • View From The Eighth Pole: Making Jockeys Part Of The Solution
    Javier Castellano was mad. Not fighting with Calvin Borel mad, but the Hall of Fame jockey was mad enough as he recalled a story from a few years ago that bothers him to this day. Castellano had been sitting quietly while a panel of jockeys and racetrack executives exchanged ideas
    via Paulick Report Features on December 10, 2019 7:15 pm
  • Locks on the Doors; Portland Meadows is closing.
    “You think they’ll run here next year?” Just past the finish line. The toteboard is still there, and to it’s right, the old Portland Meadows Golf Clubhouse. There was a 9 hole course in the infield for years. From the time I started working at Portland Meadows in 2006, every
    via Jason Beem on December 9, 2019 11:50 pm
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 10, 2019
    We’re excited to welcome in longtime Los Alamitos announcer Ed Burgart to talk about the big races coming up this weekend as well as his retirement from the mic.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 10, 2019 appeared first on Horse Racing Betting | Bet Online with
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 9, 2019 8:36 pm
  • new stallions for 2020 part 4: world of trouble and lost treasure
    In the hyper-competitive world of managing and standing commercial stallions, the higher-end horses get a chance, frequently a superb chance, to prove whether they have the genetic and phenotypic qualities to make a successful sire. The economic stress of the undertaking, however, means there is a pivot-point in the pricing
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on December 9, 2019 2:47 pm
  • Maximum Security: What Might Have Been
    Secretariat, Dr. Fager, Affirmed, Hoist the Flag, Cougar II, and now Maximum Security. This is quite an elite group, and to be included would link you with four Hall of Famers and five champions. But, alas, in this context it is a list trainers and owners would prefer not to
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on December 9, 2019 12:05 pm
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 9, 2019
    We look back at the weekend of racing action including Maximum Security’s win in the Cigar, wire to wire day at Aqueduct, Claiming Crown at Gulfstream Park, and Los Alamitos’ opening weekend.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 9, 2019 appeared first on Horse Racing Betting |
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 8, 2019 9:01 pm
  • Eight Rings Will be Reopening the History Books
    Here I am again back on my soapbox, much to the dismay of those who are tired of me preaching the same sermon ad nauseam. But the truth is I don't care about those who have tired of the message. I will keep shouting it from my pulpit even knowing
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on December 6, 2019 12:23 pm
  • Stakes Profile: Cigar Mile
    What kind of running style historically wins the Cigar Mile? How have favorites performed? What are the average & median win payouts? We look at a cross section of chart data since 1991 to find out this and more.
    via Hello Race Fans! on December 6, 2019 9:45 am
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 6, 2019
    It’s our Friday look ahead to the weekend as we discuss the stakes action from Los Alamitos, Aqueduct, and the Claiming Crown from Gulfstream Park.  The Jury joins us to look back at their favorite memories from Churchill Downs in 2019.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec.
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 5, 2019 8:47 pm
  • Taking Stock: U.S. Climate for Yoshida May Be Ripe
    There’s been a lot of news lately about the exportation of U.S. stallions and stallion prospects, most notably the sale of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) to Japan, which is also where another Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux {Brz}), and potential Horse of the Year Bricks and
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on December 5, 2019 4:45 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 12/5/19
    Mike and Mike talk harness racing every Thursday in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Pat Berry, Jeff Zidek, and Steve Oldford. The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 12/5/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on December 5, 2019 12:51 pm
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 5, 2019
    We discuss a bit of the Thursday and Saturday Aqueduct cards and welcome in jockey agent Jose Santos Jr. to talk about representing Miguel Mena and Alex Canchari.  We also talk about the agent’s duties, building relationships, and much more!  The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 5,
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 4, 2019 8:47 pm
  • Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future
    This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a
    via Paulick Report Features on December 4, 2019 3:13 pm
  • CLEANING UP AMERICAN HORSE RACING’S DRUG PROBLEM
    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) “was founded with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sport organizations and governments… across the world.”  Last week, WADA’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) recommended that Russia be barred from global sports for four years as punishment for flagrantly violating WADA
    via Horse Racing Business on December 4, 2019 5:00 am
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 4, 2019
    We’re excited to welcome in trainer Kent Sweezey to talk about his big 2019, the start of his training career, training at Monmouth, and more!  The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Dec. 4, 2019 appeared first on Horse Racing Betting | Bet Online with TwinSpires.
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 3, 2019 9:19 pm
  • Emptying The Ocean With A Teaspoon: The Challenges Of Aftercare
    This is Part 2 in a three-part series looking back at the last decade's evolution in Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here. It's easy to scroll through the Horse Care or Aftercare news sections on trade publication websites and feel pretty good about the state of Thoroughbred retirement
    via Paulick Report Features on December 3, 2019 3:30 pm
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast December 3, 2019
    We look back at the long holiday weekend of racing including the Clark from Churchill, Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, and several stakes from Aqueduct.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast December 3, 2019 appeared first on Horse Racing Betting | Bet Online with TwinSpires.
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on December 2, 2019 8:50 pm
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