• Caulfield Pedigree Insights: Arrogate
    Resumes don’t come much more impressive than the one compiled by Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms since Known Fact gave the Prince his first Classic success, in the 1980 G1 2000 Guineas. There have been three more wins of the 2000 Guineas, thanks to Dancing Brave, Zafonic and the mighty Frankel,
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on August 29, 2016 11:14 am
  • Santa Gloria Strikes In Jeju Trial
    Trials for October’s Jeju Governor’s Cup were run at both Seoul and Busan on Sunday and it was on the south coast where the standout performance took place where Santa Gloria gave Italian jockey Paolo Aragoni his biggest Korean winner to date. Santa Gloria and Paolo Aragoni win the Busan
    via Korea Racing on August 29, 2016 10:08 am
  • globetrotting lady amelia has roots in puerto rico
    The picture that Scat Daddy’s daughter Lady Aurelia presented on Aug. 21 was that of a premium race filly, showing her heels to a field of colts and fillies from the start and dashing away to win the Group 1 Prix Morny at Deauville in France by three-quarters of a
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on August 29, 2016 9:25 am
  • Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week
    1. Arrogate 2. Flintshire 3. A.P. Indian
    via Racing Dudes on August 29, 2016 7:00 am
  • Regulatory Doings and What’s Wrong with this Picture?
    Some regulatory news of note this past week...First in California, the CHRB has decreed California Horsemen will need to follow the same rules regarding whipping as in many states, including the inability of whipping more than three times in a row without giving a horse a chance to respond.  For
    via View from the Grandstand on August 29, 2016 6:00 am
  • SILENT WITNESS: LIVING LEGEND
    By Hans Ebert “Have you seen the size of his nostrils? I remember (trainer) Tony Millard’s father telling me that you can tell a good horse by the size of their nostrils. It gives them that extra oxygen, and, man, he’s got huge nostrils.” Felix Coetzee is talking about Silent
    via RacingB*tch on August 29, 2016 5:56 am
  • BARN Episode 8/29/16
    Jason recaps all the action from a busy Travers weekend including the drama that occurred during and after the Sword Dancer and much more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 29, 2016 12:30 am
  • THE CULT OF JOAO MOREIRA AND HIS MAGNIFICENT SIX
    (Courtesy of www.fasttrack.hk) By Hans Ebert We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The world is not just Joao Moreira’s oyster, it’s his Filet Mignon, Dom Perignon, abalone, and after his phenomenal six win haul at Sapporo Racecourse on Sunday, it’s also his sushi, sashimi and tempura. Without
    via RacingB*tch on August 28, 2016 11:16 pm
  • Baffert Forever Linked to Unbridled’s Song
    It was 1996 and Bob Baffert, then a relatively unknown trainer, made his first impact on the classic scene when he brought Santa Anita Derby winner Cavonnier to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. No one knew much about this former Quarter-Horse trainer, except that he generally trained sprinters until
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on August 28, 2016 3:08 pm
  • Last Call for Free Shot at $10k Breeders Cup Betting Challenge Entry
    Your chance of winning is 0.0002%, but anyone interested in competing in a handicapping tournament, DRF Tournaments is hosting a free shot at a $10,000 paid entry, plus travel, to the 2016 Breeders Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at Santa Anita Park on November 4-5.As of ~noon ET there were about 500
    via NJ Horseplayer on August 28, 2016 12:02 pm
  • Last Call for Free Shot at $10k Breeders Cup Betting Challenge Entry
    Your chance of winning is 0.0002%, but anyone interested in competing in a handicapping tournament, DRF Tournaments is hosting a free shot at a $10,000 paid entry, plus travel, to the 2016 Breeders Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) at Santa Anita Park on November 4-5.As of ~noon ET there were about 500
    via NJ Horseplayer on August 28, 2016 12:02 pm
  • Oh No, the Gold Cup and Saucer Going Big Time?
    I recently came across an article from a local paper on PEI calling for the purse of the Gold Cup and Saucer to be raised to $100,000 in an effort to get the best horses in North America to make an appearance at Charlottetown Driving Park.  The article is correct
    via View from the Grandstand on August 28, 2016 11:02 am
  • Sword Dancer Shenanigans Proves the Public’s Point
    Ask any random person who has not watched a horse race, or maybe have seen one or three : "Is horse racing fixed?"They'll probably say, sure it is; common knowledge.At that point, racing folks get excited to defend their sport. 99% of the races are clean, there is too much
    via Pull the Pocket on August 28, 2016 10:33 am
  • As the Meadowlands Approaches 40 a Look Back at the First 25
    by Pete Lawrence, VFTRG ContributorHere's a promotional film about the Meadowlands ...... from 2001, produced to comemorate the track's 25th anniversary.It lays out the roots of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority, which originally operated the track as a daily cash source to carry the overall sports complex.It features
    via View from the Grandstand on August 28, 2016 6:00 am
  • Arrogate’s ‘ridiculous’ Travers: it’s now such a baffling year for 3-year-olds
    As trainer Bob Baffert walked into Saratoga Race Course with his wife, Jill, yesterday afternoon, she looked around at the large mass of humanity packed inside the famed racetrack. “Look at all the people,” she said about a crowd of more than 48,000. “I hope we’re not going to stink
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on August 28, 2016 5:00 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    Bombs Away at Mohawk Marauder takes Yonkers The Horse That Changed My Life with Trond Smedshammer Breaking Stride: New Jersey dreaming L A Delight sets 1:49.1 career best in Nadia Lobell Canadian Records set at Georgian photo: New Image Media | 54-1 shot Windsong Napoleon (Phil Hudon) was part of
    via Harness Racing Update on August 28, 2016 2:31 am
  • Breaking Stride: New Jersey Dreaming
    by Trey Nosrac My Lyft territory is not in New Jersey. I have never been to New Jersey. I would have trouble indentifying New Jersey on a topographical map. A deep appreciation of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and my regular donations to the Meadowlands harness racetrack are
    via Harness Racing Update on August 28, 2016 2:14 am
  • The Horse That Changed My Life with Trond Smedshammer
    by Dave Briggs Trond Smedshammer knows people are expecting him to say either trotting Triple Crown winner Windsong’s Legacy or $4.2 million winner Arch Madness changed his life. Instead, the trainer opted to go old school with his choice. “I would say Kosmo Girl would be the one — if
    via Harness Racing Update on August 28, 2016 2:12 am
  • 2016 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Tom Morley
    Frequently decked out in pink pants that coordinate with his pink and blue stable colors, it’s not difficult to spot trainer Tom Morley in the paddock. (Editor's note: Originally published in Aug. 17 issue of The Saratoga Special.)
    via This is Horse Racing on August 28, 2016 12:56 am
  • Time Saver
    Dr. John Chandler stood alone. Facing away from the racetrack, across from the finish line, Juddmonte Farm’s president gazed from the step of the front-row box, mouth agape, smiling but silent, like he had heard a good joke but wasn’t sure he could tell it.  Bob Baffert careened between
    via This is Horse Racing on August 28, 2016 12:49 am
  • …that’s why they run the race.
    On paper, it looked like just about anyone could win the Travers. That’s why they run the race. Sure, that cliche usually applies to a race with a heavy favourite, a race in which people expect a horse who towers on form or class to romp, and someone else gets
    via Blinkers Off on August 27, 2016 11:18 pm
  • SEEN
        NYRA photo       ARROGATE – SEIZED THE DAY123 Beyer Figure for stunning Travers win Just when we thought we may have seen it all this year with hoses like California Chrome,, Frosted, Tepin and Flintshire, along comes ARROGATE. A grey 3-year-old colt by Unbridled’s Song ,
    via Thoroughblog on August 27, 2016 11:05 pm
  • Prince’s Patience Pays Off With ‘Rambunctious’ Arrogate
    “He was a little rambunctious,” trainer Bob Baffert said of his record-setting Travers victor Arrogate, thinking back to when the horse first arrived in his barn. Bred by Clearsky Farm, Arrogate made it onto Baffert's short list at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling sale, where the veteran is aided by
    via Paulick Report Features on August 27, 2016 8:49 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Travers Stakes
    Referred to as the Mid-Summer Derby, this race saw the last appearance of Man o'War as well as the last encounter between Affirmed and Alydar.
    via Hello Race Fans! on August 27, 2016 4:45 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Personal Ensign Handicap
    Run at four different New York race tracks, find out more about the race where champions have often finished second.
    via Hello Race Fans! on August 27, 2016 1:45 pm
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