• Ten Things You Should Know: Pennsylvania Derby
    First run in 1979, this race has made multiple calendar moves before settling in its current spot as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
    via Hello Race Fans! on September 24, 2016 12:00 pm
  • A Risky Game of Speculation
    With the main proponents of the NJ Casino Expansion bill ceasing to spend on advertising, resigned to letting the chips fall where they may, it would appear the referendum for North Jersey gaming will go down to defeat.  Thus, horsemen and others in the harness racing industry no doubt are
    via View from the Grandstand on September 24, 2016 10:29 am
      Vanessa Ng’s image of SONGBIRD   As we still revel in the Tepin moments at Woodbine last weekend at Woodbine it is time to  gear up for some more great racehorses. We are spoiled this year to be sure. SONGBIRD – undefeated American champion could meet her biggest test
    via Thoroughblog on September 24, 2016 9:42 am
  • a long weekend at Woodbine
    As silly as it sounds, I would never have gotten on a plane to Toronto for the Woodbine Mile last week if it were not for the insistence of one sassy tweeting barn cat. But, thanks to plenty of tweets threatening whips to anyone who missed the Gator Kitten Mile,
    via Blinkers Off on September 24, 2016 3:13 am
  • Sankei Sho All Comers G2: This is a chick race, right?
    Why would Marialite beat Gold Actor this time? That’s the question I can’t answer. The question sounds better if you emphasize ‘this time’, implying buckets of knowledge about ‘last time’. As last Sunday was the official end of the G3 Summer Doldrums with Dee Majesty and Sinhalite each taking their G2
    via Japan Racing Blog on September 24, 2016 12:37 am
  • Goldikova By Amy Nesse
    Goldikova By Amy Nesse   Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys’ Guild   Take a look below at some of the offers for our readers! There are many things and offers to help your handicapping and overall experience in The Sport of Kings. Always
    via Past the Wire on September 23, 2016 10:43 pm
  • Steeplechase Preview & Picks: Shawan & Foxfield
    A little punchy from being on the road in Saratoga and Belmont Park, the steeplechase schedule gets back to its roots this weekend with stops at Shawan Downs in Maryland Saturday and the Foxfield Races in Virginia Sunday. The former hosts eight races while the latter cards five. Each spot
    via This is Horse Racing on September 23, 2016 6:02 pm
  • My Most Memorable Mike Smith Rides
    Holy Bull and Mike Smith finished 12 out of 14 horses in the 1994 Kentucky Derby. Holy Bull didn’t appreciate the mud. Smith and the 1994 Horse of the Year made amends for the bad Derby run in the 1994 Midsummer Classic, the Travers Stakes. At one point in the
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on September 23, 2016 5:24 pm
  • Scorpiancer hits in Grade 1 Lonesome Glory
    Like a baseball player hitting the ball hard – but right at fielders – Scorpiancer was due. After winning two of his first three American starts last year, the Irish-bred lost five races to begin 2016.
    via This is Horse Racing on September 23, 2016 5:03 pm
  • Doyle resting comfortably after surgery
    For a guy who got sat on by a horse Thursday afternoon, Jack Doyle is pretty cheerful. “I’m not feeling too bad,” the steeplechase jockey said Friday, about 24 hours after falling with Rudyard K in the Grade 1 Lonesome Glory at Belmont Park. “I’m a lot more comfortable than
    via This is Horse Racing on September 23, 2016 3:16 pm
  • Saturday Special: Sept. 24
    Stash it under your hat brim while watching youth sports, fold it in your shirt sleeve while eating dinner, email it to yourself and take a gander when you can. Laurel and Parx put on Broadway-worthy cards while there’s action all over the country, the world. Songbird is just part
    via This is Horse Racing on September 23, 2016 2:47 pm
  • Paulick Report 9/23 News Minute
    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. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what's happening around the
    via Paulick Report Features on September 23, 2016 1:25 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast, September 23, 2016
    0 DRF Players Podcast Tepin's Woodbine Mile is revisited, as Norm Casse joins to discuss her as well as the promising juveniles in the barn. Also, Peter Thomas Fornatale, Mike Hogan, and Jonathon Kinchen analyze the Pennsylvania Derby, the Cotillion, and other stakes at Parx, along with the Commonwealth
    via DRF Players Podcast on September 23, 2016 11:37 am
  • From Labor Day tradition to Breeders’ Cup Prep: The evolution of the Pennsylvania Derby
    Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and exercise rider Jonny Garcia ponied at Parx by Brandy Steenson. Photo: Taylor Ejdys/Equi-Photo On Saturday afternoon at a little racetrack just outside Philadelphia, the top three finishers from this year’s Kentucky Derby will meet, for the third time this year. In some racing circles, Parx
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on September 23, 2016 9:30 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: May The Force Be With You
    The Stronach Group announced this week that trainer Marcus Vitali and a fellow conditioner would no longer be welcome to enter horses at its racetracks. This followed a Paulick Report story concerning Vitali's appearances at Gulfstream Park while not having a license and eventually being on suspension. In this edition
    via Paulick Report Features on September 23, 2016 9:16 am
  • Kirk Ziadie Banned, Father Ralph Under Scrutiny By Gulfstream Park Officials
    Trainer Kirk Ziadie, who is licensed by the state of Florida while his six-year suspension for 21 medication violations is under appeal, has been denied access to any grounds controlled by The Stronach Group, the company's chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said on Thursday. Ritvo said Ziadie's father, Ralph Ziadie,
    via Paulick Report Features on September 23, 2016 8:52 am
      GET READY FOR MORE RACING ACTION…Will Her Majesty The Queen’s DARMOUTH be at Woodbine next month?  But first – coming up this weekend..4 stakes races at Woodbine, SONGBIRD at Parx, NOHOLDINGBACK BEAR also at Parx and NYQUIST, EXAGGERATOR et al, also at Parx!     HRH THE QUEEN’S DARTMOUTH
    via Thoroughblog on September 23, 2016 8:42 am
  • Have your say: Nyquist, Exaggerator or Gun Runner in the Pennsylvania Derby
    Tomorrow's $1.25m Pennsylvania Derby has drawn a mouthwatering field that includes the first three past the post in this year's Kentucky Derby. However, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since the first Saturday in May, and now all three have questions to answer.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 23, 2016 7:00 am
  • Unwelcome Guests and Yougurt
    Jug week is over and I for one am sorry it didn't end sooner.  For a week which usually shows harness racing at its county fair best with some of the best horses racing, this is a week which will be known as the appearance of an unwelcome guest and
    via View from the Grandstand on September 23, 2016 6:35 am
  • How a modest race at a sneered-at racetrack became one of America’s marquee events
    On Saturday afternoon at a little racetrack just outside Philadelphia, the top three finishers from this year’s Kentucky Derby will meet, for the third time this year.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 23, 2016 5:00 am
    By Keyser Soze IS RACING IN AUSTRALIA CAPABLE OF REINVENTING ITSELF? Simply NO. The evidence in the “form guide’ suggests the odds of reinventing itself to expectations of a very much more demanding and unforgiving demographic in today’s socio-economic jungle are as distant as from where we are to Land’s
    via RacingB*tch on September 23, 2016 2:57 am
  • The People’s Horse in the People’s Place
    After logging nearly 14,000 miles this year traveling to eight states or provinces over seven months and 21 starts, Wiggle It Jiggleit returned to Delaware, Ohio to meet his fans — and he wasn’t even racing. by Dave Briggs The crowd was building around Wiggle It Jiggleit’s stall in the
    via Harness Racing Update on September 23, 2016 2:37 am
  • Brush And Crush: Standing up for harness racing
    by Dean Towers Back in 2003, Lance Armstrong was in the middle of his long win streak at the Tour De France. He was pretty much King of the bike racing world, and sponsorship money was flying into the sport, helping just about everyone. Most in the sport knew about
    via Harness Racing Update on September 23, 2016 2:35 am
  • Jug victory under protest after trainers discover questionable text messages allegedly sent by winning trainer
    by Dave Briggs The Little Brown Jug is under formal protest with the Ohio State Racing Commission. A group of trainers said text messages allegedly sent by trainer Casie Coleman on the morning of the Jug caused concern that her horse, Jug winner Betting Line, may have been treated in
    via Harness Racing Update on September 23, 2016 2:32 am
  • Betting Line dominates 71st Jug
    The Casie Coleman trainee, driven by David Miller, set a 1:49 half-mile world record while winning the deciding heat by eight lengths. story by Dave Briggs | photos by Dave Landry Hometown driving legend David Miller won his fourth Little Brown Jug, trainer Casie Coleman her third and Betting Line
    via Harness Racing Update on September 23, 2016 2:30 am
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