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    On 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,
    via Horse Racing Business on March 22, 2018 3:00 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/22/18
    It'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.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 21, 2018 9:22 pm
  • Guide to the 105th Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds Race Course
    Dear 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
    via Antebellum Turf Times on March 21, 2018 3:42 pm
  • Hovdey: Peril of riding knows no age discrimination
    Professional 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.
    via Daily Racing Form on March 21, 2018 3:07 pm
  • A Speed Figure Discussion: Tools of the Trade
          In 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...
    via Past the Wire on March 21, 2018 1:46 pm
  • March 21, 2018
    Today 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
    via Old Friends on March 21, 2018 12:14 pm
  • Drug Positives And Environmental Contamination: The Skeptics’ Viewpoint
    It 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
    via Paulick Report Features on March 21, 2018 11:30 am
  • Stakes Profile: Louisiana Derby
    The 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.
    via Hello Race Fans! on March 21, 2018 9:45 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/21/18
    We 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.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 20, 2018 9:52 pm
  • Valdez at Cheltenham – Poof
    Ben 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?”
    via This is Horse Racing on March 20, 2018 9:13 pm
  • Sparkman: Magnum Moon another good one for Malibu Moon
    Although 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 
    via John Sparkman on March 20, 2018 4:06 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: March 20, 2018
    0 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
    via DRF Players Podcast on March 20, 2018 3:59 pm
  • Derby Dozen – March 20, 2018 – Presented by Shadwell Farm
    1 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
    via Haskin’s Derby Dozen on March 20, 2018 3:26 pm
    HICKERSON 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
    via Thoroughblog on March 20, 2018 2:34 pm
  • Being Nimble. For Racing it’s Harder Than it Should Be
    I 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
    via Pull the Pocket on March 20, 2018 2:07 pm
  • sons of medaglia d’oro take the spotlight with victories in classic preps
    Coming 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
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on March 20, 2018 1:55 pm
  • 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
    via Racing Dudes on March 20, 2018 12:00 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Magnum Moon
    Back 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
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on March 20, 2018 11:57 am
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
    Trip 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
    via Danonymous Racing on March 20, 2018 10:48 am
  • Glory Days and Hialeah Park
    An 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
    via Pricci’s On the Line on March 20, 2018 10:30 am
  • Drones at the races: is this an accident waiting to happen? | TRC
    The 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.
    via Pinboard on March 20, 2018 9:19 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/20/18
    We 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 &
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 19, 2018 9:36 pm
  • Ruidoso Downs Bans All American Futurity-Winning Trainer
    James 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
    via Paulick Report Features on March 19, 2018 2:53 pm
  • 2YO Sale Season Gets Started
    The 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
    via The Business of Racing on March 19, 2018 11:39 am
      PHOTO 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
    via Thoroughblog on March 19, 2018 9:31 am
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