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  • BARN Podcast 4/19/18
    We start looking ahead to the weekend including the Charles Town Classic.  With opening day coming up at Emerald Downs we welcome in Joe Withee from Emerald to talk about the upcoming season.   The post BARN Podcast 4/19/18 appeared first on Online Horse & Greyhound Betting | Preakness Betting.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on April 18, 2018 9:06 pm
  • Time for Early Kentucky Derby Preparation
        With the final Kentucky Derby preps in the books, it is time to start the serious preparation. In this week's Past the Wire column for AmWager I explain how I try and get at least one edge for the first Saturday in May. Read this week's column for
    via Past the Wire on April 18, 2018 5:05 pm
  • A Giant Among Horses
    The year 2000 marked a new era in the history of the Breeders' Cup. Aidan O'Brien, the master of Ballydoyle, had sent a handful of horses to America to compete in the World Championships in 1998 and '99 with little fanfare and no success. But this year was different. This
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on April 18, 2018 12:52 pm
  • GETTING STARTED
      It’s entry day!  The first day of the 2018 Woodbine season will be drawn later this morning including the JACQUES CARTIER STAKES with superstar PINK LLOYD!   SOVEREIGN AWARD FUN – ROYALE STYLE!                       For the second consecutive year,
    via Thoroughblog on April 18, 2018 8:29 am
  • Riders Up ! | Horse Racing Blog | Horse Racing News at WinningPonies.com Blog
      For years we’ve watched with wonder as Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay, Bill Shoemaker, Jorge Velasquez, Pat Day, Jacinto Vasquez, and Angel Cordero. – There are so many talented riders it would take up ten pages just to scratch the top.- It was the time. Going
    via Pinboard on April 18, 2018 7:50 am
  • MENDELSSOHN
    Felix Mendelssohn’s most famous overture was one composed for William Shakespeare’s play “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”  May is springtime in Kentucky, but maybe on the first Saturday of the month in 2018, Mendelssohn’s equine namesake will prematurely bring a summer dream to reality, one full of red roses and filled with
    via Horse Racing Business on April 18, 2018 7:00 am
  • Some words, Between Me and You
    I was on my morning walk today and on my playlist came up a song by Brandon Flowers called “Between Me and You.”   Brandon is the lead singer for the band The Killers, who have been one of my favorite bands the last ten or fifteen years.  But this song
    via Jason Beem on April 17, 2018 11:30 pm
  • BARN Podcast 4/18/18
    We're thrilled to welcome Grade 1 winning trainer Tom Amoss to the show to talk about his training career, Lone Sailor, training for the Benson family, and so much more!   The post BARN Podcast 4/18/18 appeared first on Online Horse & Greyhound Betting | Preakness Betting.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on April 17, 2018 10:05 pm
  • 19 Days to Derby: Lone Sailor’s Kentucky Derby Outlook
    Lone Sailor By Majestic Warrior, out of Ambitious (Mr. Greeley)   6th career start: 1/13/18, 1 mile and 70 yards, G3 Lecomte, Fair Grounds Broke slow on rail, rushed up a bit to settle into midpack, steadily advanced throughout backstretch run culminating in a pocket position into the far turn,
    via Triphandicapping on April 17, 2018 9:52 pm
  • 2018 Kentucky Derby: Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify
    ARCADIA, CA FEBRUARY 18: #3 Justify, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, alone in the stretch of a MSW, on February 18, 2018 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. (Photo by Casey Phillips/ Eclipse Sportswire/ Getty Images) The final Derby prep race of the year, the 2018 Arkansas Derby, took
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on April 17, 2018 8:41 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: April 17, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast JK and PTF talk tournaments. Are All-In contests better than Live ones or vice-versa? Also, a look back at the Racing Festival of the South and racing action from Keeneland.​​​ The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player’s perspective.
    via DRF Players Podcast on April 17, 2018 2:21 pm
  • Derby Dozen – April 17, 2018 – Presented by Shadwell Farm
    1 Vino Rosso Todd Pletcher Curlin—Mythical Bride, by Street Cry What 3-year-old has run the fastest Thoro-Graph number in America this year? Hint: it’s a tie and they all did it in their final Derby prep. The tie is between Justify (of course), Audible (no surprise there), and Vino
    via Haskin’s Derby Dozen on April 17, 2018 10:35 am
  • Catching up with Boom Towner
    0 Barbara Livingston BOOM TOWNER (b.g. born June 14, 1988, by Obligato - Perfect Profile, by Stop the Music)  
    via Barbara Livingston DRF Blog on April 17, 2018 10:11 am
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Trip Notes 4/17/18 We’ll take a look at two turf races from Aqueduct’s recently re-opened course as well as a dirt sprint from Keeneland in this week’s edition of trip notes.   Wednesday Aqueduct Race 6: #7 REGAL DAME An early mistake by a rider can often lead to a
    via Danonymous Racing on April 17, 2018 8:52 am
  • Weekends
    Big weekend last week.
    via This is Horse Racing on April 17, 2018 7:02 am
  • Nack Danced Like No One Was Watching
    I am overwhelmed at the thought of writing this. The only comparison I can make was covering my first Kentucky Derby from the old Churchill Downs press box. I walked around for a while, had a beer which I never do before writing, and walked around a little more: The
    via Pricci’s On the Line on April 16, 2018 11:17 pm
  • BARN Podcast 4/17/18
    Jason discusses Indiana Grand opening up, seeing the movie Lean On Pete, and more. Then we welcome in Woodbine racing secretary Stu Slagle to discuss Woodbine's meet getting underway, getting horses to Canada, working around the continent, and much more! The post BARN Podcast 4/17/18 appeared first on Online Horse
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on April 16, 2018 9:27 pm
  • 2018 Kentucky Derby Random Top 10 Generator
    Back by popular demand, or at least at the request the @KeeneGal, the annual Exacta-Mundo Kentucky Derby Random top 10 Generator. Also known as our single, annual post. Do you want to participate in making a weekly a Top Ten Kentucky Derby list but don’t have the time? Or maybe
    via Exacta-Mundo on April 16, 2018 8:58 pm
  • Hovdey: Spurred by his heroes, Nack gave depth to ours
    In describing his most famous character, Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald wrote: “If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that register 
    via Daily Racing Form on April 16, 2018 3:41 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: April 13, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast PTF and JK discuss the Jenny Wiley from Keeneland and other stakes races as well as the Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn​ The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player’s perspective. Join hosts Peter Thomas Fornatale and Jonathon Kinchen as
    via DRF Players Podcast on April 16, 2018 12:48 pm
  • Master Storyteller: Like Eclipse, It Was Nack First, The Rest Nowhere
    Shortly after I became Blood-Horse magazine's editor in 1992, I was introduced to Bill Nack at a press party on the Triple Crown trail. He sized me up, nodding a few times, didn't seem all that impressed or interested. Nack was the preeminent horse racing writer – of that or any era.
    via Paulick Report Features on April 16, 2018 12:28 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Epoca D’Oro
    Japan’s lengthy quest to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for the first time has been punctuated by a variety of near misses, controversies and hard-luck stories. El Condor Pasa (Jpn)’s bold front-running effort looked as if it was going to bear fruit when he was three lengths
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on April 16, 2018 11:21 am
  • ON ICE
      Trainer LORNE RICHARDS shared this photo of the Woodbine barn area after snow and ice put a freeze on training.                                       GIANT ICE AND SNOW STORM PLAYS HAVOC WITH WOODBINE TRAINING
    via Thoroughblog on April 16, 2018 10:23 am
  • Secretariat, Frankel, Hawk Wing, Mendelssohn: the freak wins that are virtually unrateable | TRC
    The son of Scat Daddy created an almost bizarre result when he powered home by 18½ lengths from classic-winning filly Rayya in the UAE Derby (video below). Three lengths further back came Reride, and he was almost two lengths ahead of Gold Town – up to that point considered the
    via Pinboard on April 16, 2018 9:09 am
  • No Matter What You Hear, or What the Sports Leagues Profess – Gambling Has Always Been Perfectly Acceptable
    I think, with lotteries, slots, and Vegas, we can concede gambling is pretty mainstream. But for some reason when we talk about sports betting it is anything but. There's still - even though it will likely be legalized soon - a stigma that surrounds it. Hell, if you listen to
    via Pull the Pocket on April 16, 2018 12:21 am
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