• BARN Podcast 1/23/17
    Jason recaps the BetAmerica Daytona 550, the Lecomte Stakes, as well as the Eclipse Awards in our weekend recap episode.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on January 22, 2017 11:28 pm
  • Great Day at Gulfstream from Morning ‘til Night
    If there were an opportunity to ensure that Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational day would be a reprise of what happened yesterday at Gulfstream Park--from early on a low-lying fog-shrouded morning to a champagne-sipping toast to the Thoroughbred champions of 2016, Frank Stronach would be asking: “Where do I sign?”
    via Pricci’s On the Line on January 22, 2017 7:37 pm
  • Commentary: Graceless Finish To A Night Of Champions
    A  night that started with a heartwarming update on how far the Thoroughbred industry has progressed in taking care of its retired horses and included a brief live auction that raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, ended with a cymbal crashing boom, thanks to the most graceless acceptance speech ever
    via Paulick Report Features on January 22, 2017 10:24 am
  • Champ Rawnaq eyes English trip
    Rawnaq won the Eclipse Award as champion steeplechaser of 2016 Saturday night to elevate his trainer Cyril Murphy into a rare class.
    via This is Horse Racing on January 22, 2017 9:41 am
      CALIFORNIA CHROME IS HORSE OF THE YEAR AGAIN As wonderful and amazing as the Chrome is, the show is getting old from one standpoint – the owner. Perry Martin, who still co-owns the horse, had a dreadful acceptance speech for Horse of the Year…     Chrome at Taylor
    via Thoroughblog on January 22, 2017 8:43 am
  • California Chrome leads Eclipse winners
    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced Saturday evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in
    via This is Horse Racing on January 22, 2017 8:21 am
  • The world’s top stallions: why Oasis Dream remains such a valuable option
    The balance between gaining commercial acceptance and the respect of the owner-breeder is one that Oasis Dream has maintained throughout his stud career. Nowhere in this industry are opinions formed more brutally than in the sales ring, but the combination of a fine stud record, the resulting powerful books of
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on January 22, 2017 5:00 am
  • Perry Martin’s HOTY Speech
    From @TVG, CONGRATS to Team California Chrome, including @TMStallions, @ShermanRacing and @EspinozasVictor. Good luck in @PegasusWorldCup! pic.twitter.com/KzpxmJv2ZX — TVG (@TVG) January 22, 2017 Perry Martin, co-owner of California Chrome, took the podium to accept the 2016 Horse of the Year award at the Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park
    via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2 on January 22, 2017 12:51 am
  • The Horse That Changed My Life with John Kopas
    (Editor’s Note: This item originally appeared on the Ontario Racing website recently under a section called For The Love Of Racing which still adds new stories weekly. Harness Racing Update will periodically republish some stories from the archives and plans to add original ones here featuring the stories of participants
    via Harness Racing Update on January 22, 2017 12:48 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: Say what you want about NJ, but there’s no denying…
    1. The six richest races of all time were contested in New Jersey — all in the 1980s, all Woodrow Wilsons. 2. The richest Hambletonian $1,520,333 was won in 2009 by a horse born in New Jersey, won his biggest raced in NJ, stood stud in NJ and then left,
    via Harness Racing Update on January 22, 2017 12:46 am
  • Is this a make-or-break year for the Yonkers International?
    Track officials are beginning to question the expense of reviving the international trotting event. by Tom Pedulla The $1 million Yonkers International Trot, which resumed in 2015 after a 20-year absence, may be in jeopardy beyond this season. “I would say this is maybe a make or break year,” said
    via Harness Racing Update on January 22, 2017 12:44 am
    What a strange few days it’s been for the world. There was Metallica performing in Hong Kong on Friday night during which time America was swearing in its 45th President who started off by describing the Obamas as being “magnificent” before making an abrupt U-turn and raging against the White
    via RacingB*tch on January 21, 2017 5:05 pm
  • For January Race, Pegasus Field Depth Impressive
    As if the attraction of seeing the two best dirt horses in the world—arguably the two best horses in the world—currently in training wasn't enough, the first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) also features depth comparable to last year's Dubai World Cup (G1).The second part of that
    via Keeping Pace on January 21, 2017 2:50 pm
  • Eclipse Awards 2017 Winners Crowned
    The 2016 Eclipse Awards are underway at Gulfstream Park. I’ll be posting a live blog throughout the evening with news about the winners and quotes from horsemen and owners. Female Sprinter:   Finest City Race Record: 14-4-4-2 ($925,594) Trainer:  Ian Kruljac Owner:   Seltzer Thoroughbreds Breeder: HnR Nothhaft Horseracing, LLC2016
    via Pedigree Power on January 21, 2017 2:23 pm
  • Racing Concentrates on 0.61% Too Often, and It Holds The Sports’ Growth Back
    I see some folks chatting about Canterbury Park on the twitters lately, due to Bill's piece at the TDN. There's a good deal of talk that pricing changes "don't work", etc.Most of the time, and this is no exception, much of this chatter, in my view, is worrisome. Worrisome because
    via Pull the Pocket on January 21, 2017 1:05 pm
  • Chrome and Arrogate: Who to Root For?
    There is no doubt America has a love affair with California Chrome, with his hardcore worshippers proudly calling themselves Chromies.  They have formed what can best be described as a sub culture in the world of Thoroughbred racing. They love him in his victories and they love him every bit
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on January 21, 2017 12:56 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Santa Monica Stakes
    This sprint for older filly and mares has been won by several champions who have also beat males at route distances.
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 21, 2017 11:05 am
  • There Is Life After A Horse’s 3-Year-Old Season: More Owners Should Try It
    What made 2016 so memorable for racing fans? With all due respect to the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, Preakness winner Exaggerator and Belmont winner Creator – it wasn't the Triple Crown. It would have been difficult to top 2015 in that regard, when American Pharoah ended the 37-year
    via Paulick Report Features on January 21, 2017 9:53 am
  • Remembering Duncan F. Kenner in Today’s Stakes Race at Fair Grounds Race Course
    Dear Readers: Duncan Farrar Kenner portrait, 1880’s, artist unknown Today, Saturday, January 21, 2017, marks the 64th running of the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes in honor of this Louisiana horseman. This $75,000 stakes race at six furlongs for four-year-olds and upwards (post time: 2:18 p.m. Central) is part of the
    via Antebellum Turf Times on January 21, 2017 9:38 am
        The last career workout of one of the greatest of all time – California Chrome.. http://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/california-chromes-final-career-work-at-gulfstream-park-on-january-21st-2017/   CALIFORNIA CHROME sped through 5 furlongs in 58.91 at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning for his final prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup next Saturday… Gulfstream Park photo    
    via Thoroughblog on January 21, 2017 9:14 am
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Sunshine Millions
    This recently retooled racing series boasts state-bred competition that has seen the likes of Eclipse and Breeders' Cup winners.
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 21, 2017 8:15 am
  • Saturday Special – January 21
    Center stage this week belongs not to Washington, D.C., no, no, that whole deal is done and it’s all over but the crying. No, this week belongs to South Florida and New Orleans, which both host signature events at this early point of the New Year. One gives a glimpse
    via This is Horse Racing on January 20, 2017 5:14 pm
  • Slimmed Down Racing May Be Finding Its Footing
    While wagering on U.S. races in 2016 was flat—up less than 1% compared with 2015— bettors continue to support a reduced Thoroughbred racing product. That is to say average handle per U.S. race in 2016 improved 2.3% to $280,408, which is the first time since 2007 that wagering per race
    via Keeping Pace on January 20, 2017 4:08 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast Show 205, January 20, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast Peter Thomas Fornatale, Mike Hogan, and Jonathon Kinchen preview the Lecomte and three other stakes on Saturday, plus look ahead to the NHC, The Eclipse Awards, and the Pegasus World Cup. Also, today's episode features the debut of a very special guest, Confidential Charlie. The
    via DRF Players Podcast on January 20, 2017 12:50 pm
  • How the Eclipse Awards Came to Be
    Crowning our champions hasn't always had the formal process that we have today, but it's always inspired plenty of debate!
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 20, 2017 11:25 am
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