• Which Royal Ascot G1 winner is this?
    He’s a showjumper now, and an accomplished one at that - as you’ll see in the video at the end of this story, but five years ago he was one of Europe’s outstanding racehorses, a Royal Ascot G1 winner and voted a champion at the annual Cartier Awards, the nearest
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on June 24, 2017 5:00 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    Bill O’Donnell holds court Striking similarities — David Miller and Billy Haughton Talent Soup has potential Anything but Irrelevant Five plays for the neophyte: Elevator Pitching Brent Holland wins 5,000th race Stable That God Loves is back Royally-bred Rainbow Room wins pari-mutuel debut photo: The Magic Man (above) said he
    via Harness Racing Update on June 24, 2017 1:54 am
  • Breaking Stride: Five plays for the neophyte | Episode #5 – Elevator Pitching
    Often, business people hop into my Lyft car and begin to speak in foreign languages. Sometimes they talk to me, but most of the time they prattle into their cell phones using terms like bootstrapping, verticals, elevators, and VC entities. They may not sound like Willy Loman in Death of
    via Harness Racing Update on June 24, 2017 12:46 am
  • Anything but Irrelevant
    Despite being the last yearling to sell at the 2015 Hoosier Classic sale — and fetching just $8,000 — Jesse V has shed his Mr Irrelevant tag for Frank Baldachino and trainer Mark P’Pool. by James Platz Frank Baldachino affectionately refers to sophomore trotter Jesse V as “Mr. Irrelevant.” The
    via Harness Racing Update on June 24, 2017 12:44 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: Striking similarities — David Miller and Billy Haughton
    by Bob Heyden There are striking similarities between David Miller in the Pepsi North America Cup and Billy Haughton in the Hambletonian. Miller won his first North America Cup in his third decade of trying (2016 – Betting Line). Haughton won his first Hambletonian is his third decade of trying
    via Harness Racing Update on June 24, 2017 12:41 am
  • Bill O’Donnell holds court
    The COSA president talks about NA Cup admission, Mohawk improvements, the future of racing at WEG and the decision to retire from driving the same day his friend John Campbell does the same. by Dave Briggs Bill O’Donnell has a few suggestions for the Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on improvements
    via Harness Racing Update on June 24, 2017 12:38 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk “Racing To Win”, that Cecil B DeMille of a production from the HKJC starring the Kim, Kourtney and Khloe of racing, is hardly riveting viewing, but, apparently, the programme has a loyal audience. Probably around 28, give or take five, as from what we know, those “racing
    via RacingB*tch on June 23, 2017 9:27 pm
  • Racetrackers interview Jerry Hollendorfer Battle of Midway,Songbird Unique Bella
    Jerry Hollendorfer spoke with us this afternoon about Battle of Midway,Songbird and Unique Bella
    via Racetrackers Podcast on June 23, 2017 4:30 pm
  • Racing’s Competition Excuse
    I read with interest yesterday's Bloomberg piece on Hong Kong racing. Some of it was certainly perfectly good fact, but I found it a little doom and gloom; talking about 1% growth rates, n' all.The fact is Hong Kong racing has seen a major resurgence since 2006 when handles were
    via Pull the Pocket on June 23, 2017 11:31 am
  • claiborne stallion blame gets french classic winner from world-class family of northern dancer and machiavellian
    On Sunday at Chantilly, the high-quality 3-year-old filly Senga (by Blame) became her sire’s first Group 1 winner with victory in the Prix de Diane over 2100 meters. This male line has a grand tradition of classic quality, and Blame has done his job to add another classic success with
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on June 23, 2017 9:09 am
  • Elusive Quality, sire of Smarty Jones, pensioned from stud duties
    Champion sire and world record breaker Elusive Quality has been retired from stud duties at Sheikh Mohammed’s Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on June 23, 2017 6:01 am
  • TRC readers’ photographs: this week’s selection
    We are on a mission to capture as many amazing images as possible from around the world to help promote the sport of racing. We have chosen three from very different parts of the world this week. Don't forget to send us yours.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on June 23, 2017 5:45 am
  • Equine fatalities: why this is a pivotal year for Del Mar and Saratoga
    The Travers. The Pacific Classic. The Jim Dandy. The Clement Hirsch. The Whitney. The Bing Crosby. Like the signposts along Route 66, these famous races delineate the summer for racing fans drawn by top-class competition to Saratoga and Del Mar.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on June 23, 2017 5:00 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 $20,000. (Plus $4,000 – State Bred) (Plus $4,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $810 – Other Sources). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which
    via Thoroughblog on June 22, 2017 11:43 pm
  • BARN Podcast 6/23/17
    We look ahead to some of the races from the upcoming weekend and the BARN Jury is back to discuss their best racing memories with their dads.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on June 22, 2017 11:05 pm
  • The Friday Show Presented By The 158th Queen’s Plate: Hialeah Hope, Royal Attraction?
    Hialeah Park was once one of the most elegant venues of Thoroughbred racing in the country. The physical facility remains gorgeous inside and out, but the racing product has deteriorated — boiling it down — to a series of match races between 15-year-old Quarter Horses going 100 yards. In this
    via Paulick Report Features on June 22, 2017 10:48 pm
  • Another barn switch for Cerro
    0 Dan Illman CERRO's road has been full of twists and turns.    Bred in Ireland, he won his career debut on turf in Italy before being sent to the United States. Initially campaigned here by Team Valor Stables in a partnership that included Olympic legend Michael Phelps, Cerro
    via Dan Illman DRF Blog on June 22, 2017 6:06 pm
  • Racetrackers – special time 5:pm eastern replay at 8 w guest Matt Pappis
    This week we discuss Ascot, Gun Runner and the Taste of Travers
    via Racetrackers Podcast on June 22, 2017 5:00 pm
  • Which Jockeys Are Working Towards an Eclipse?
    Javier Castellano accepts Eclipse for Jockey of the Year at Eclipse Awards at Gulfstream Park, FL 1.17.2015 We're over 6 months into 2017. Which is why I don't believe it's too early to start discussing the jockeys that are on their way to a possible Eclipse Award. It's difficult for
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on June 22, 2017 4:16 pm
  • Oppenheim: Scat Daddy
    After the first race at Royal Ascot Thursday, the five-furlong G2 Norfolk S. for 2-year-olds, Coolmore Ashford’s late great Scat Daddy had already chalked up three winners in the first 13 races–one a day, so far. Two were for 3-year-old fillies for trainer Wesley Ward: Lady Aurelia, whose second 5-furlong
    via Bill Oppenheim at TDN on June 22, 2017 3:51 pm
  • There Comes a Time to Say ‘Adjö’
    Perhaps it is fitting this decision comes on the day the Great Herve Fillion has passed away, though I certainly would never claim any type of equivalency. There comes a time when one must face reality; after 3,308 posts (including this one) and over 992,000 views, it is time to
    via View from the Grandstand on June 22, 2017 3:38 pm
  • End of the Season — the OBS June 2YO Sale
    Ocala Breeders Sales Co. (OBS) held the last sale of the two-year-old auction season last week, concluding the juvenile auction calendar with neither a bang nor a whimper, but rather a continuation of the stabilization that has marked much of this year's sales. (See my reports on earlier two-year-old sales
    via The Business of Racing on June 22, 2017 1:47 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 6/22/17
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week features a debate about racetrack admission with Adriano Sorella, Murray Brown, and Jay Hochstetler. Show also featured Darin Gagne, Robert Cooper, and Tim Hundertpfund, and the announcement of the death of Herve Filion.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on June 22, 2017 12:37 pm
  • They’re back! Cries for longer Triple Crown gaps arise again
    The conventional thinking was that American Pharoah's Triple Crown would silence those who argue for longer gaps between the three races. Not so. Some respected voices in the sport are already resuscitating their contentions that three races in five weeks is not reflective of contemporary racing. All it would take
    via Ante Post on June 22, 2017 7:50 am
  • Is the world’s balance of power starting to shift back to the American sire?
    The TRC Global Rankings are highlighting an important rise in the value of U.S. sires. Our numbers try to capture the true hierarchy of stallions using the interaction between their runners in Group and Graded races round the world. And the trends they quantify are real ones, driven by who
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on June 22, 2017 5:00 am
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