• Choegang Schiller Back Winning, New Citadel Continues To Rise
    He was the toast of the nation back in 2015 when he overcame El Padrino to become the first locally-trained winner of the Asia Challenge Cup and on Sunday Choegang Schiller finally returned to the Seoul Racecoure winner’s circle for the first time since that glorious day. It had been
    via Korea Racing on April 24, 2017 8:46 pm
  • Odds Say First Time Trainer Wins 2017 Kentucky Derby
    Photo: Matt Carter There's a good chance that a trainer that has never won the Kentucky Derby before takes home the garland of roses on May 6. The reason is because all 5 of the horses listed below are in the Top 10 in the Derby Point Standings. Keep reading
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on April 24, 2017 6:49 pm
  • Sepoy Proving Popular, Successful in Europe
    A fascinating aspect of the shuttle stallion concept is that horses are often perceived quite differently in the two hemispheres. For example, this year’s Coolmore reverse shuttlers include Pride of Dubai (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}), who is priced at €15,000 in Ireland and A$44,000 in Australia; and Vancouver (Aus) (Medaglia
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on April 24, 2017 4:22 pm
  • Racing Data v Other Data, Part One Hundred
    I was delving into different forms of betting in sports recently, and came across another item.Esports betting is growing like a bad weed, with some expecting handles north of $20B in a few years. With that growth, the demand for data is huge,  and it's in the very nascent stages. 
    via Pull the Pocket on April 24, 2017 1:19 pm
    There has been only one disqualification of the winner of the Kentucky Derby and that came in 1968.  Under today’s medication rules, it would not have occurred. The first and second favorites in the 1968 Kentucky Derby were Calumet Farm’s Forward Pass and Peter Fuller’s Dancer’s Image, the latter being
    via Horse Racing Business on April 24, 2017 9:00 am
  • Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week
    1. Imperative 2. Collected 3. Itsinthepost
    via Racing Dudes on April 24, 2017 7:00 am
  • All-star international line-up as teams announced for Shergar Cup at Ascot
    Frankie Dettori, Jamie Spencer, Kerrin McEvoy and Emma-Jayne Wilson have been confirmed as team captains for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, the world’s premier international jockeys’ competition at Ascot on Saturday, 12 August.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on April 24, 2017 5:14 am
  • Four groundbreaking racing innovations, and the amazing stories behind them
    Few sports are so rich in tradition as Thoroughbred racing. And yet racing has not been devoid of technical innovations. This article looks back through history to explore some of the inventions that have changed the Sport of Kings and the often-colourful stories behind their genesis.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on April 24, 2017 5:00 am
  • BARN Podcast 4/24/17
    We look back at everything that happened this weekend including the Charles Town Classic, my thoughts on coupled entries, rabbits, and tag teaming. We also discuss stakes action from Keeneland, Hawthorne, and Santa Anita!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on April 24, 2017 12:19 am
  • 13 Days to Derby: J Boys Echo’s KY Derby Outlook
    J Boys Echo: by Mineshaft, out of Letgomyecho. 1st career start: 6.5F, Maiden Special Weight, Churchill Downs Out a couple lengths slow, regulated to rear, advanced mildly on backstretch, inside on T, angled out some into the stretch, outside midstretch, came on late, steady advance throughout final furlong, just up
    via Triphandicapping on April 23, 2017 11:39 pm
    By Hans Ebert It’s all been a bit quiet. It’s almost as if the sport needs some magic potion to rev up the Excitement Barometer. From speaking also to others, horse racing seems to be going through a bit of a lull these days. A dull patch. A vegetable garden
    via RacingB*tch on April 23, 2017 9:01 pm
  • Racing Around the Weekend
    SoCal shippers had themselves a day Saturday, as did the resurgent Hall of Famer nominee, Javier Castellano. Ironic, too, that the only mention of California horses on the national stage this year has been how disappointing Golden State three-year-olds have been this season, ill-fated Mastery notwithstanding. But it’s sophomoric to
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on April 23, 2017 8:13 pm
  • Godolphin’s Year to Take Home the Roses?
    When Thunder Snow enters the Kentucky Derby starting gate on May 6, he's going to try and accomplish something for Godolphin no other horse has done. Godolphin, arguably the greatest racing organization in the world, has never won a Kentucky Derby. Since 1999 when Wordly Manner finished 7th in the
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on April 23, 2017 8:12 pm
  • Sad day in the business of horses
    Whenever Frank Stronach floated one of his grand ideas about the Preakness Stakes that could stand tradition and the Triple Crown on their heads, Tim Capps always was my first call as a reporter. The initial and most succinct answer by Capps, who has died, was something to the effect of,
    via Barn 6A on April 23, 2017 11:28 am
                  HE GOT THE PURSE MONEEOntario sired colt Lokinforpurmonee grabs Woodstock   Toronto Ont.April 22, 2017.Woodbine Racetrack.Jockey Luis Contreras guides J.R. Racing Stable’s Lokinforpursemonee to capturing the Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine.michael burns photo                      
    via Thoroughblog on April 23, 2017 8:54 am
  • Children of Secretariat: the failed racehorse who was a star at a different activity – and was 34 yesterday
    Since I wrote about Innkeeper last fall, the then 28-year-old stallion has turned out to be a youngster compared to some of the other Secretariat offspring still out there. There is 31-year-old stakes winner Fast Market, and others in the 29-to-30 age range have also turned up. But it’s a
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on April 23, 2017 5:00 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    Keystone Velocity takes $529,000 Levy final Enterprise gets Hambletonian buzz with big Big M win Jamie Macomber on the move Does Hans have another hybrid like Googoo Gaagaa? Steve and Cindy Stewart join WHOA Walner, Huntsville, Hannelore Hanover all in the spotlight HRU Feedback photo credit: Dean Gillette The post
    via Harness Racing Update on April 23, 2017 2:30 am
  • HRU Feedback (2017-04-23)
    Grave concerns over change in stewardship of NYSS As standardbred horsemen that participate in the New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) program we have very real reason for concern. The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding and Development Fund, which oversees monies used to administer the NYSS, is on the
    via Harness Racing Update on April 23, 2017 2:11 am
  • Steve and Cindy Stewart join WHOA
    The Kentucky breeders are passionate about a racing industry with fewer drugs and greater integrity. by Dave Briggs Meadowlands, Tioga and Vernon Downs owner Jeff Gural has been an active supporter of the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) since 2012. Now noted Paris, KY standardbred breeders Steve and Cindy Stewart
    via Harness Racing Update on April 23, 2017 2:02 am
  • Does Richard Hans have another hybrid like Googoo Gaagaa?
    He’s bred his pacing stallion to a trotting mare and came up with a trotter named Ei Ei O. by Bill Finley The breeder, owner and trainer that bred a pacing stallion to a trotting mare and came up with one of the fastest trotters in recent times is at
    via Harness Racing Update on April 23, 2017 1:56 am
  • Jamie Macomber on the move
    After 10 years managing Ron Burke’s Indiana stable, Jamie Macomber has struck out on her own with her husband, Ricky. by James Platz As a child, Jamie Macomber had no interest in pursuing a career in harness racing. While some dreamed of growing up to be trainers or drivers, she
    via Harness Racing Update on April 23, 2017 1:55 am
  • 14 Days to Derby: State of Honor’s KY Derby Outlook
    State of Honor: by To Honor and Serve, out of State Cup. Trip notes of State of Honor’s first six career starts can be found in the comments. 7th career start: 1 mile, $100 Mucho Macho Man, Gulfstream State of Honor is #10 Out fine, midpack, advanced outside 4W early
    via Triphandicapping on April 22, 2017 11:58 pm
  • Blue Grass winner Irap wouldn’t be first to win second race in Kentucky Derby
    Irap wins the 93rd Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course, the first maiden to win the Kentucky Derby prep.Reddam Racing’s Irap became the first maiden to win the Grade II Toyota Blue Grass in the race’s 93-year history, which earned the colt a shot in the 143rd Kentucky
    via Barn 6A on April 22, 2017 10:04 am
  • Rain on the Parade
    In an ideal world, it would rain every Thursday and the sun would shine every Saturday. A drum-beat rain – steady, soaking, settling, soothing. And a guitar-solo sun – just enough to keep the rhythm.
    via This is Horse Racing on April 22, 2017 8:53 am
  • 15 Days to Derby: Irap’s KY Derby Outlook
    Irap: by Tiznow, out of Silken Cat. 1st career start: 6.5F, Maiden Special Weight, Santa Anita, Downhill Turf Course Out well, decent speed, taken back some, inside, angled out on dirt, into 2nd briefly near top of the stretch, one-paced, evenly to the wire. A fine debut but didn’t have
    via Triphandicapping on April 22, 2017 12:00 am
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