• BARN Podcast 7/25/17
    We're joined by Monmouth Park announcer Frank Mirahmadi who joins us for a full hour talking about the upcoming Haskell, his career, sharing stories, and so much more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 24, 2017 11:30 pm
  • How Katie Potter found an answer to the worst equine virus problem in 30 years
    The Thoroughbred is one of the most keenly monitored, fussed over, micro-managed animals in the world. The best of feed, the right exercise, the most up-to-date veterinary care, and of course a whole lot of love and attention, is bestowed upon the racehorse.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on July 24, 2017 7:00 pm
  • ‘Legendary’ Gerrity harkens back to glory days
    Puffs of smoke emanated from cigars, circling the heads of spectators on the clubhouse apron. Mosquitoes, moths, and scores of other insects zipped to and fro, dancing in the beams of the track lights. The lights themselves hung from their posts and shone down on the half-mile stone dust racetrack.
    via This is Horse Racing on July 24, 2017 4:12 pm
  • Driving On
     The trip has changed over the years. For the good and sometimes the bad. Back when I walked out of my parents’ house, Dad would feed the dog and horses, Mom would mind the mail and relay the phone messages (no cell phones), it was free, no worries, people
    via This is Horse Racing on July 24, 2017 3:45 pm
  • Forget Phelps Versus Shark…..
    Proving man versus shark racing ain't dead, I, like many of you were watching Discovery's made for TV match race between Michael Phelps and a Great White Shark on Sunday. Although some people were clearly disappointed Michael Phelps did not race an actual man eating fish in the open ocean,
    via Pull the Pocket on July 24, 2017 3:20 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Unfortunately
    There’s still a very long way to go in the race for first-crop sire honours on both sides of the Atlantic, but several of the stallions which covered their first mares in 2014 already have their first group/graded winner to their credit. With last week’s start of the Saratoga meeting,
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on July 24, 2017 1:38 pm
  • Godolphin managing director Henry Plumptre resigns
    After 16 years with Godolphin, Henry Plumptre has stepped down as Managing Director of Godolphin in Australia.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on July 24, 2017 3:21 am
  • The ex-nurse who has given horses ‘a voice’ when they don’t feel well and can’t tell you what’s wrong
    Imagine a hectic scene at an emergency unit at an always busy hospital. A patient is rushed in, cardiac arrest is diagnosed. Quick thinking, fast action is required to save a life - without the benefit of carefully thought-out diagnosis based on the sufferer’s background.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on July 23, 2017 11:00 pm
  • BARN Podcast 7/24/17
    We talk all about the big races this weekend including Arrogate's stunning loss, Accelerate's big win, Lady Eli, Abel Tasman and so much more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 23, 2017 10:30 pm
  • Saratoga Diary Prep: Spa Off to Blazing Start
    Dear Diary, I know you’re anxious to celebrate your 40th anniversary—yes, since 1977—but it can’t be a real diary unless you’re there. I will be, but first some matters on the home front that need my attention. So, let’s call this the inaugural Simulcast Edition of Saratoga Diary, and that’s
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on July 23, 2017 8:53 pm
  • 2017 Mid-Summer Derby Travers Stakes Rankings
    The 2017 Mid-Summer Derby, the Travers Stakes, takes place on August 26. The 3 winners of the Triple Crown races: Derby winner Always Dreaming, Preakness winner Cloud Computing, and Belmont winner Tapwrit, are likely to show up in the Travers' starting gate. Classic Empire should be good to go for
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on July 23, 2017 4:09 pm
  • Lady Eli’s Amazing Story Continues
    It was August 17, 2014 and Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley couldn't have been more thrilled. They were about to see the immediate results of their recently formed partnership. Hanley, a building contractor who previously had owned one New York-bred filly, had built a summer house for Kumin on Sheep
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on July 23, 2017 3:41 pm
  • This Week at Saratoga, July 23
    NYRA/Adam Coglianese I’m a little slow out of the gate this year with the Saratoga events, but I’m hoping to make up lost ground as we head up the backstretch, early in this 2017 Saratoga meet, the 148th at Saratoga Race Course. By the time we get to Labor Day,
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on July 23, 2017 9:00 am
  • STUN
    **Today in Ontario racing – WOODBINE has a $425,000 carryover of the High 5 in the last race (pick top 5 finishers) , 2yo fillies go for the Shady Well Stakes for Canadian breds.   **at Ajax Downs – Craft Brewery Day is a big event for the track and
    via Thoroughblog on July 23, 2017 8:34 am
  • Angel Cordero and Jerry Bailey
    When it comes to the greatest riders in the history of Saratoga, there have been many, but two names top the list, Angel Cordero Jr. and Jerry Bailey. Between them, they’ve won 21 Saratoga titles, 14 for Cordero and seven for Bailey. The two Hall of Fame jockeys are our
    via TDN Podcasts on July 23, 2017 8:18 am
  • Children of Secretariat: how a dream came true for an ardent fan
    In the spring of 1990, Secretariat’s last foals were born. There were 45 named foals in that crop, led by stakes winners Tinners Way, Lt. Pinkerton and Insijaam. Little did one ardent Secretariat fan know that, 21 years later, one of those last-crop horses would fall into her lap, to
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on July 23, 2017 5:00 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    Campbell on coming full circle, closing out career in Clinton Two things on the (very) short list of things I don’t hate Owners’ colors, and the Hambletonian is the place to start Huntsville, Fear The Dragon win Adios elims Done Well remains undefeated with PASS victory Gabbysloosechange pays her way
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2017 4:41 am
  • HRU Feedback (2017-07-23)
    (Editor’s note: We received a number of letters concerning the judges’ decision not to post an inquiry in the Meadowlands Pace before receiving a letter from presiding judge John Tomasello explaining that decision that we published on Friday, July 21 (full story here). After judge Tomasello’s letter was published, HRU
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2017 12:43 am
  • Buzzworthy: Sylvain Filion heating up; scores three OSS Gold victories
    by Garnet Barnsdale If you are looking for a hot driver right now at Mohawk Racetrack, look no further than the reigning two time ‘O Brien Driver of the Year Sylvain Filion. Filion, who has been heating up of late after going through a lukewarm streak (for him), won six
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2017 12:41 am
  • European Report: Dante Boko wins at Arjangs, Midnight Hour in Mikkeli
    by Thomas Hedlund An even field and bad post position for the big favourite Propulsion opened up the gates for quick starter Dante Boko (Going Kronos) in Årjängs Stora Spriterlopp in Sweden last Saturday (July 15). Dante Boko was one of the contenders in Elitloppet earlier this summer, but that
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2017 12:34 am
  • Gabbysloosechange pays her way for Beaver family
    Filly returns to the family and currently sits atop the Ohio Sires Stake Standings. by Jay Wolf Ohio-based trainer Chris Beaver, along with his parents, Charles and Johanna Beaver, have enjoyed much success over the years with homebred trotters and the three-year-old filly trotter, Gabbysloosechange, is adding to that success.
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2017 12:31 am
    RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM Rolling Double / Exacta / 0.20 Trifecta / 0.20 Superfecta 0.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Purse $25,900. (Plus $5,200 – Other Sources) (Plus $5,200 – State Bred) (Plus $3,255 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward. Three Year Olds, 119
    via Thoroughblog on July 22, 2017 10:41 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Diana Stakes
    Named after a mythological figure, this race has produced several winners who've had races named after them.
    via Hello Race Fans! on July 22, 2017 2:45 pm
  • John Henry, Phil Marino, and Early Cajun Days
    It was 40 years ago, July 29, that a mean spirited 2-year-old named John Henry, who had sold for a paltry $1,100 and then $2,200, toppled over a fallen horse during an overnight handicap at tiny Jefferson Downs in Louisiana. Fortunately he somehow emerged unscathed and the rest as they
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on July 22, 2017 1:19 pm
  • the effect of sadler’s wells is felt in top-class racing around the world
    The European supersire Sadler’s Wells had a great weekend, both in Europe and in the States. Much of that success comes through the grand old stallion’s most influential son Galileo. Galileo’s son Gustav Klimt and daughter Clemmie won the Group 2 Superlative and G2 Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket.
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on July 22, 2017 10:08 am
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