• In Today’s HRU
    The Best Medicine Breaking Stride: Death By Fedora O’Sullivan records 1,000th training victory Southwind now freezing Googoo Gaagaa’s semen Campbell schools Kindergarten foes at Big M Three divisions of Incredible Tilly contested at Hawthorne Battle elimination races set at Grand River Raceway photo: Driver Ronnie Wrenn (left), owner/breeder Keith Ross…
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2016 2:17 am
  • Breaking Stride: Death By Fedora
    by Trey Nosrac Waiting to pick up Lyft riders allows plenty of time to reinvent harness racing. I have more plans to help our sport in my glove compartment than the Republican party had candidates for the presidential nomination; most of them are more erudite than The Donald’s. Let me…
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2016 1:59 am
  • The Best Medicine
    Septuagenarians Keith Ross, 79, and Don McKirgan, 75, have conquered a series health challenges and say Ohio champion Like Old Times gets the credit for extending their lives and rekindling their partnership. by Bob Roberts Racehorses aren’t known for saving lives. However, some do get credit for extending lives. And…
    via Harness Racing Update on July 23, 2016 1:55 am
  • All but one
    There’s an elephant in the room, and her name is Tepin. Last year’s champion turf female and Breeders’ Cup Mile winner is absent from the entries for today’s Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga Race Course and that’s likely causing trainers to breathe a sigh of relief. Seven of the…
    via This is Horse Racing on July 22, 2016 11:37 pm
    Inspired by a pair of exceedingly rare photographs and the opening of Saratoga — a place of magic, history and imagining — comes this tale of two great fillies. MOTHER GOOSE wind-up toy by Marx from the 1920’s.   Most American readers know the association between the nursery rhymes of…
    via The Vault on July 22, 2016 6:22 pm
  • Updates on 2016 Kentucky Oaks Horses
    Updates on 2016 Kentucky Oaks Horses: Understandably, Churchill Downs implemented a new rule to make the Kentucky Oaks more fair for fillies not named Songbird. While the field breaks early, Songbird must spot the field five lengths while carrying 140 lbs. On a more serious note, Songbird recaptured the lead in…
    via Feedly on July 22, 2016 4:44 pm
  • TURF TALK: Excited for Hall of Fame Inductees & the Kentucky Derby
    Ed DeRosa went 2-for-3 and Vance Hanson went 3-for-5 on their Racing Hall of Fame ballots. Both tabbed Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta for induction while Hanson also helped get trainer Steve Asmussen through. Neither voted for Ramon Domingez but both extolled his virtues. Not making the cut from Ed DeRosa's…
    via Feedly on July 22, 2016 4:44 pm
  • Crist: Canterbury betting on lower takeout
    Canterbury Downs made a bold and popular decision when it announced last week that it was reducing the pari-mutuel takeout for its upcoming race meet. Its new rates of 15 percent on straight wagers and 18 percent on all others will be the lowest in the nation when the Shakopee,…
    via Feedly on July 22, 2016 4:44 pm
  • Blinkers Off 178: The Jon White Interview
    Blinkers Off has released a new episode! Blinkers Off provides weekly insights into the world of horse racing including race selections and previews, handicapping methods and exclusive stories. You can view all episodes of Blinkers Off by visiting our podcast page or in iTunes. Blinkers Off 178: The Jon White…
    via Feedly on July 22, 2016 4:44 pm
  • ON POINT: Kentucky Derby Handicapping, post or works?
    The Kentucky Derby prep season is complete, which means handicappers are preparing their final selections for the Greatest Two Minutes In Sports, and for Ed DeRosa & James Scully, post position is the biggest remaining piece of the handicapping puzzle.
    via Feedly on July 22, 2016 4:44 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast, July 22, 2016
    0 DRF Players Podcast It's opening day at Saratoga, and Peter Thomas Fornatale, Mike Hogan, Jonathon Kinchen, and Scott Carson talk about how they will be approaching the meet. Also, they preview three races on Saturday's card, including the Grade 1 Diana Stakes, and well as the San Clemente…
    via DRF Players Podcast on July 22, 2016 2:48 pm
  • Paulick Report 7/22 News Minute Presented by Saratoga Live
    The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Starting today and continuing every weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report will bring you a video News Minute to let you…
    via Paulick Report Features on July 22, 2016 12:35 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 7/22/16
    Mike and Mike talk harness every week in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week’s guests include Ron Adams, Maria Buchanan, Amanda Jackson, and Ron Iovino.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 22, 2016 10:49 am
  • My 5 Favorite Patrick Valenzuela Rides
    According to Bloodhorse, The CHRB denied Patrick Valenzuela a racing license again. P.Val will have to wait another year before once again looking to get a license that allows him to ride horses in California. It’s become clear that P.Val, who is 52 years old, may never ride a horse again…
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on July 22, 2016 10:45 am
  • BARN Episode 7/22/16
    Jason previews the big racing weekend ahead and is joined by the BARN Jury as they deliberate on whether or not Songbird and California Chrome will win this weekend. Then Gino Buccola joins the show to talk all things Del Mar.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 22, 2016 8:50 am
  • Evans moves further into retirement
    Bob EvansThe man responsible for the diversification of Churchill Downs Inc. took another step into retirement, the Louisville-based gambling and online games company announced Thursday. In a brief statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company announced without explanation that breeder and businessman G. Watts Humphrey Jr. is…
    via Barn 6A on July 22, 2016 8:41 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?
    Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes Saratoga so alluring and preview some…
    via Paulick Report Features on July 22, 2016 7:59 am
  • Five of the season’s highest achievers
    The 2016 South African Championships reach a climax next weekend with Super Saturday (July 30), when the Champions Cup is top of the bill on a superb card at Greyville racetrack in Durban. And then it’s ‘Oscar’ time - when honors such as Horse of the Year and Champion Breeder…
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on July 22, 2016 5:00 am
    By Keyser Soze RIDE GUIDE RIDES OFF INTO THE SUNSET… Try as hard as they might to “spin” their way out of it, those associated with the Ride Guide have a public relations disaster on their hands. Individually and collectively, its creator Chris Symons, their sponsorship brokerage company Unscriptd, and…
    via RacingB*tch on July 22, 2016 3:47 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: Impressive numbers from Meadowlands Pace Night
    Wow! What a night it was last Saturday (July 16) for the Crawford Farms Meadowlands Pace. A total of $2,635,800 in purses produced an average pot of $202,754 for the 13 races. Here’s some other impressive numbers on the night: • Thirty-six years after trainer Brad Maxwell’s only top-five finish…
    via Harness Racing Update on July 22, 2016 1:15 am
  • Brush And Crush: Understanding, combating the hopelessness of the “small guy”
    Never forget, harness racing grows from the bottom up. I spoke with a friend couple of weeks ago. Doug’s a buddy I went to high school with, who I hadn’t chatted with for some time. He’s still in my small hometown and I’m long elsewhere; a city boy, I guess…
    via Harness Racing Update on July 22, 2016 1:14 am
  • Christmas in July for Contest Players
    Today is a special day for horse racing fans, as the boutique meets on the East and West coasts are running on the same day for the first time this year. There will be at least eight combined hours of quality racing at Saratoga and Del Mar on most days…
    via Tournament Edge on July 21, 2016 11:31 pm
  • Irish filly takes aim at Lake George
    Fozzy Stack took a long deep drag on his cigarette and walked toward the end of the barn where assistant Craig Allen was grazing Lake George hopeful Diamond Fields Thursday morning. The bay filly stood still and stared across the paddock fence.   “It’s obviously a long journey to get here,…
    via This is Horse Racing on July 21, 2016 10:44 pm
  • Second chance for Olive Branch
    Olive Branch did everything right on the grounds and racetrack leading up to the OBS March 2-year-olds in training sale. She did most everything right – she is a 2-year-old after all – when she arrived at Rick Violette’s barn at Belmont Park shortly after Ralph Evans bought her for…
    via This is Horse Racing on July 21, 2016 10:39 pm
  • Racetrackers – Live from Siros – SARATOGA PREVIEW – Guest Michael Straight
    BORADCASTING LIVE from the SIROS CUP in Saratoga Springs. Bill and Dina speak with industry participants and fans in anticipation of the upcoming Saratoga meet. 
    via Racetrackers Podcast on July 21, 2016 8:00 pm
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