• Ulysses heads Stoute’s crack team
    Sir Michael Stoute will take a team brimming with talent to York for the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, which runs for four days from Wednesday. The Newmarket trainer has a superb record at the famous meeting, winning no less than 16 Group 1s on the Knavesmire. He has also triumphed
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on August 19, 2017 7:58 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    Canada’s James MacDonald stands astride the world The World Trotting Conference did its job World Trotting Conference symposium concludes Fear The Dragon roars, Huntsville “wild” in PASS From Valley Victory to notable HOY notes Yes Mickey scores 34-1 Zweig upset Kadabra Queen remains perfect after three Gold events Harrisburg Yearling
    via Harness Racing Update on August 19, 2017 1:44 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: From Valley Victory to notable HOY notes
    by Bob Heyden Valley Victory, the sire of Muscles Yankee who is the sire of Muscle Hill, can be considered the “father” or maybe “grandfather” of Hambletonian Day. It was a day he never got to compete in himself in 1989 after contracting a virus, not being entered and calling
    via Harness Racing Update on August 19, 2017 1:30 am
  • Brush And Crush: The World Trotting Conference did its job
    This week, I was reminded, yet again, about the passion and goodwill of the people in this sport. by Dean Towers On the day I arrived at the 25th Annual World Trotting Conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island I hailed a cab and got in. The driver — Dave from
    via Harness Racing Update on August 19, 2017 1:25 am
  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Phil Serpe
    Things are looking up at Blue Heaven, trainer Phil Serpe’s oasis of a barn area just beyond the outside rail of the main track near the five-eighths pole. The cats walk on the roof and lounge on the chairs, the director’s chairs host visitors, the grass looks green and lush
    via This is Horse Racing on August 18, 2017 6:06 pm
  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Jeremiah Englehart
    Jeremiah Englehart hit the sales grounds a little midway through Saturday morning, scouting future prospects after he wrapped up training of several current prospects he’s excited to run later in the Saratoga meeting. (Originally published in the Aug. 6 issue of The Saratoga Special.)
    via This is Horse Racing on August 18, 2017 5:38 pm
  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Christophe Clement
    Christophe Clement strolled into Barn 80 on a quiet Friday afternoon for the stable while a grey colt bucked and rolled in the round pen as other horses went quietly around the walking ring shaded by willow trees. (Originally published in the Aug. 5 issue of The Saratoga Special.)
    via This is Horse Racing on August 18, 2017 5:32 pm
  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Al Stall Jr.
    Milestones? Al Stall Jr. won his 1,500th race Saturday afternoon when Behavioral Bliss won a 7-furlong maiden early on Whitney Day. Off to a fast start at Saratoga, Stall is 3-for-8 so far. (Originally published in the Aug. 7 issue of The Saratoga Special)
    via This is Horse Racing on August 18, 2017 5:17 pm
  • 2017 Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Jimmy Toner
    Jimmy Toner walked from one end to the other of his 18-stall barn behind the main track at Saratoga. Under the trees, with a bustling pedestrian (equine and human) crosswalk in front of it, the barn is quintessential Toner – straw pillows outside of the stalls, JJT initials, orange and
    via This is Horse Racing on August 18, 2017 5:04 pm
  • Frankie Dettori looks forward to two flying fillies
    Frankie Dettori described both Lady Aurelia and Enable as fillies with the wow factor based on their impressive seasons to date and he is looking forward to partnering them in big races at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on August 18, 2017 12:30 pm
  • Gosden confirms Enable on target for Darley Yorkshire Oaks
    Middle-distance superstar Enable heads the entry for the Darley Yorkshire Oaks – the £350,000 feature race of Ladies Day, next Thursday at York.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on August 18, 2017 12:02 pm
    RACE 1 – POST TIME – 3:45 PM Rolling Double / Exacta / 0.20 Trifecta / 0.20 Superfecta 0.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Purse $24,100. (Plus $4,800 – State Bred) (Plus $4,800 – Other Sources) (Plus $3,255 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won
    via Thoroughblog on August 18, 2017 11:56 am
  • Ken Ramsey & Purse Red Herrings
    Yesterday, big time horse owner and breeder Ken Ramsey made some major waves with his comments on Keenelend (35 minute mark and on). Quips like "they make Benedict Arnold look like a patriot", and a call for players (and the industry) to boycott the track through withholding their wagering got
    via Pull the Pocket on August 18, 2017 9:09 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By The Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine: Black Eyes And Foal Crops?
    The Thoroughbred racing industry faces some difficult forces, from the recent federal trial in Pennsylvania to negative perceptions about the game's integrity. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some strong words from the chairman of The Jockey Club. Plus, unless cooperation in the
    via Paulick Report Features on August 18, 2017 8:44 am
  • The ’62 Travers: a mighty duel from gate to wire
    Continuing our series looking back at Travers Stakes posters produced by equine artist Greg Montgomery, here we look at the 1962 renewal and the special one-off 2008 poster that commemorates that race.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on August 18, 2017 5:30 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    World Trotting Conference symposium opens in PEI Macintosh hoping Empire Breeders Classic is Clear Idea’s eighth straight win Former claimer Mr Julian is on a tear for Jason Johnson Vincent Delaney Memorial: love, loss, and legacy Ariana G taking on the boys in Zweig Memorial Magic Presto scores OSS Gold
    via Harness Racing Update on August 18, 2017 5:13 am
  • European Report: Readly Express wins Jubileumspokalen
    by Thomas Hedlund In the Jubileumspokalen for the five-year-old trotters on Wednesday night at Solvalla Racetrack in Stockholm, spectators saw a crackling performance from the best horse in the Swedish crop born in 2012. Timo Nurmos is the trainer behind Readly Express (Ready Cash—Caddie Dream) and so far, the five-year-old
    via Harness Racing Update on August 18, 2017 1:33 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk And so, I’m writing this standing on the edge of a feather expecting to fly, and looking down from a precipice of self truths. They’re just words, but maybe they reach someone. Maybe there are some answers even if the main subject matter is what we have
    via RacingB*tch on August 18, 2017 12:00 am
  • Picks and Ponderings: Equestricon, from a smaller circuit perspective
    I spent the first half of this week at Equestricon.  Despite the exhausting timing – it fell right after the Arlington Million – I’m glad I went. Since coming home, my mind has wandered to how Equestricon could better engage horse racing communities outside the marquee circuits. Smaller circuits matter
    via Blinkers Off on August 17, 2017 11:46 pm
  • BARN Podcast 8/18/17
    We get you ready for the weekend and discuss the big races at Saratoga in addition to the Grade 3 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park. Then the BARN Jury convenes to discuss Arrogate's upcoming run in the Pacific Classic and much more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 17, 2017 10:33 pm
  • Pacific Classic Day Preview on August 19
    This Saturday, August 19, Arrogate attempts to ease the minds of his connections. The brilliant son of Unbridled's Song was horrendous in the San Diego Handicap. Arrogate tries to reestablish himself as the best horse in the world in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic on Saturday. His main rival from
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on August 17, 2017 8:50 pm
  • An open letter to Horseplayers
    Keeneland is raising takeout. Win, Place, and Show to 17.5% from 16% (an increase of 9.38%.) All Exotics except the pick5 to 22% from 19% (an increase of 15.79%.) HANA surveyed its membership about the Keeneland takeout increase. When asked whether or not HANA should organize a boycott the results
    via Horseplayers Association of North America on August 17, 2017 8:40 pm
  • Craig Bernick
    Craig Bernick is very passionate about racing. You know that as soon as he starts talking about the many things he likes and doesn’t like and doesn’t like about horse racing. The President and COO of Glen Hill Farm, a board member of the Breeders’ Cup and the Thoroughbred Aftercare
    via TDN Podcasts on August 17, 2017 5:57 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 8/17/17
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week features Moira Fanning, Dave Briggs, Darin Gagne, Gabe Prewitt, and Heather Vitale.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 17, 2017 5:27 pm
  • What to do with Arrogate a horseplayer’s dilemma
    Arrogate was regarded as the best horse in the world less than a month ago and it was all but impossible to find anyone who would argue with that assessment. Then he fired a bummer for the ages at 1-20. He'll be prohibitively short again Saturday in the Pacific Classic.
    via Ante Post on August 17, 2017 5:01 pm
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