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- HANA Horseplayer AdvisoryThursday June 21, 2018 marks the first day of Summer. Normally that might mean I'd be writing about some of the great summer racing that's just around the corner. For instance opening day at Del Mar or maybe how much I'm looking forward to this year's meet at Saratoga. But
- BARN Podcast 6/19/18We discuss the news of the day including where Justify might make his next start. We also welcome in Grade 1 winning jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. to talk about Stephen Foster night, leading the Churchill standings, and much more! The post BARN Podcast 6/19/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- Trainer Neil Morris: 4 1/2 furlongs to 4 milesAs far as we know, he's the only trainer ON EARTH to win races at 4 1/2 furlongs (at Charles Town) and 4 miles (in the Virginia Gold Cup) this year. Based in Virginia, English native Neil Morris is off to a great start to 2018 with Thoroughbreds of
- Royal Ascot: Yoshida in Breeders’ Cup WAYI Queen Anne; Lady Aurelia, Bucchero tackle King’s Stand – BrisnetThe world-class action begins right off the bat with the first race, the Queen Anne (G1), newly added to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge program as a “Win and You’re In” for the Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs. If the European mile division is currently in search of a superstar, a
- Father’s DayTo the barn early. Hot, the air is stifling, like a carpet draped across the doorway as you open it. Bugs are out already. Horses – my other eight sons – glad to see me.
- Pedigree Insights: LaurensIf I heard correctly–and I think I did–brash presenter Matt Chapman of At The Races described Sunday’s G1 Prix de Diane heroine Laurens as “big, buxom and butch.” In this quest for alliteration, Chapman could justifiably have added bold, brave and brilliantly bought to his rather non-p.c. accolade. “Bold” because
- Horse Racing Attendance Facts,….. or Myths?Monmouth was humming on Father's Day with attendance up over 5,000 from last year. The prevailing reason given - and it makes sense since the lineups were long - was the introduction of sports betting.With all those people with stuffed wallets looking to wager, it's supposed to be a good
- Royal Ascot juveniles — beware RPRs – The Helpful PunterSome of the toughest puzzles to solve at Royal Ascot are surely the juvenile races, because they bring together inexperienced, rapidly improving horses representing British, Irish, French and US form – the majority of which has yet to be tested.
- BARN Podcast 6/18/18We look back at a busy weekend including the Stephen Foster card that was loaded with upsets from Churchill Downs. Plus action from Santa Anita and Belmont Park. The post BARN Podcast 6/18/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- The Justify Triple Crown Tour Is OnYes Virginia, and Kentucky and New York and Maryland and California, there very much is racing life beyond the Triple Crown. But the burning question that remains is where will Justify run next? The sub-text promoted by cynics was whether he would ever run again. On the NBCSN telecast from
- without the quick thinking and action of representatives for don alberto, champion unique bella might have gone unsoldSometimes, breeding top-class horses looks so easy. Just take three-time leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and breed him to a mare who won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and there you have it, champion Unique Bella, who won the Eclipse Award as the best sprint filly of 2017. Doesn’t that look
- Thank You, Dad, For Guiding My WayThis column is for me. Because of its length I don’t expect many to make it to the end, and I am fine with that. Some may find it self-absorbed, but not only is it a much-needed cathartic experience, it needs to be in print, whether anyone reads it or
- Riding in the HillsI’ve been trying to write every day, good or bad, something to say or not. Somebody told me Saratoga started in five weeks, better start up the engines. Missed yesterday while spending the morning at Fair Hill, the afternoon on I-70 west and the evening riding bikes with Miles and
- Minister’s Cup Sunday: 2018 Korean Triple Crown Final Leg – Race-By-Race Preview (June 17)Sunday sees the final leg of the 2018 Korean Triple Crown and while there is no clean-sweep on the line in the Minister’s Cup at Seoul Racecourse, there is still plenty of anticipation for what should be a very good race. Derby winner Ecton Blade heads the field for what
- Paulick Report 6/15 News Minute Presented By Woodbine’s North America Cup June 16Keep on top of the latest developments in the world of horse racing with the Paulick Report's News Minute. In today's edition with Scott Jagow, a pair of U.S.-based runners who are competing at Royal Ascot have arrived in England, plus a life-changing jackpot score last night. Watch below. The
- The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Controversy And CelebrationThe 150th Belmont Stakes is in the books, and it provided a rare outcome with Justify becoming only the 13th horse to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. But of course it did not come without controversy. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick
- Did bettors get a fair shake in chaotic race at Monticello?by Garnet Barnsdale Race 10 at Monticello this past Tuesday was eventful and – to at least one reader that contacted us about the race – controversial. The first indication that this wasn’t your typical Tuesday afternoon winners over $4,000 pace was when Jim Deveaux – who was following along
- BARN Podcast 6/15/18We look ahead to the big Stephen Foster card at Churchill as well as stakes action from Santa Anita and Belmont Park. We also welcome in the BARN Jury to talk about their top moments of the first half of 2018. The post BARN Podcast 6/15/18 appeared first on BetAmerica
- Jockey Profile – Mike SmithJockey Mike Smith aboard Kentucky Derby winner Justify - Coady Photography On June 9, Mike Smith got himself a Triple Crown. The hall of fame race rider has been winning since 1982. Smith only had 317 mounts that year. Not surprisingly, he scored with 36 winners. That's an 11% win
- Protectionism Doesn’t Work in Horse Racing EitherFlipping on to twitter in this day and age and you'll see classical liberal economists up in arms about protectionism. It's not like they don't have a point; wealth is created when we do what we're best at. It's not 1930 anymore.It's more than that, however, because protectionism breeds more
- Rowlands: Class of 2018 | At The RacesRoyal Ascot 2018 will, across its five days, feature many equine big-hitters who require no introduction. But half a dozen of the 30 races are for two-year-olds, some of whom will be less familiar or even not familiar at all. The following will take a look at the some of
- Sour grapes shouldn’t detract from another sweet performanceMike Repole's baseless complaint that Justify had help in winning the Belmont is another example of people, who should be promoting the sport, hurting it. Repole was probably embarrassed by how poorly his two entrants, Noble Indy and Vino Rosso, ran and was looking for an excuse. He should be
- Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 6/14/18Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Clay Horner, Adriano Sorella, Corey Callahan, Mark Harder, and Ken Middleton The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 6/14/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- Paulick Report 6/14 News Minute Presented By Woodbine’s North America Cup June 16It's been a banner day in New Jersey for advocates of sports gambling as Monmouth Park's sports book opened for business. Plus, an unprecedented deal was announced today in Kentucky involving purses and horsemen. Those stories and more in today's Paulick Report News Minute with Scott Jagow. Watch below. The
- Gene Weymouth, one of a kindI owe my career to Gene Weymouth. No, really. Well, kind of. And if you spit out your coffee at that statement I’m sorry. Get a napkin.