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- BARN Podcast 4/19/18We 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.
- Time for Early Kentucky Derby PreparationWith 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
- A Giant Among HorsesThe 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
- GETTING STARTEDIt’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,
- Riders Up ! | Horse Racing Blog | Horse Racing News at WinningPonies.com BlogFor 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
- MENDELSSOHNFelix 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
- Some words, Between Me and YouI 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
- BARN Podcast 4/18/18We'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.
- 19 Days to Derby: Lone Sailor’s Kentucky Derby OutlookLone 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,
- 2018 Kentucky Derby: Trainer Bob Baffert and JustifyARCADIA, 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
- DRF Players Podcast: April 17, 20180 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.
- Derby Dozen – April 17, 2018 – Presented by Shadwell Farm1 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
- Catching up with Boom Towner0 Barbara Livingston BOOM TOWNER (b.g. born June 14, 1988, by Obligato - Perfect Profile, by Stop the Music)
- Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, April 17, 2018Trip 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
- WeekendsBig weekend last week.
- Nack Danced Like No One Was WatchingI 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
- BARN Podcast 4/17/18Jason 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
- 2018 Kentucky Derby Random Top 10 GeneratorBack 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
- Hovdey: Spurred by his heroes, Nack gave depth to oursIn 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
- DRF Players Podcast: April 13, 20180 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
- Master Storyteller: Like Eclipse, It Was Nack First, The Rest NowhereShortly 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.
- Pedigree Insights: Epoca D’OroJapan’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
- ON ICETrainer 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
- Secretariat, Frankel, Hawk Wing, Mendelssohn: the freak wins that are virtually unrateable | TRCThe 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
- No Matter What You Hear, or What the Sports Leagues Profess – Gambling Has Always Been Perfectly AcceptableI 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