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  • Pedigree Insights: Sea Of Class
    As the Oaks winner Forever Together led the seven runners into the final furlong at the Curragh three days ago, it looked as though Galileo was about to land his third Irish Oaks victory in the space of seven years. Although the filly kept on most gamely, she couldn’t resist
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on July 23, 2018 10:26 am
  • Spa Trip Notes from the Recliner, Day 3
    RACE 2: Chocolate Kisses made an excellent turf debut, breaking maiden after stalking stablemate throughout; very likely has a future… Strong worker Ghostly Beauty had tough debut trip, racing between horses 3-wide throughout two-turner and continued willingly; will benefit… Aunt Ashley moved wide into the lane and finished strongly too
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on July 23, 2018 12:30 am
  • BARN Podcast 7/23/18
    We look back on the opening weekends at Saratoga and Del Mar including the Diana, the Sanford, the San Diego Handicap, Monomoy Girl, and much more! The post BARN Podcast 7/23/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 22, 2018 9:14 pm
  • Spa: Trip Notes from the Recliner: Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Race 2: Amazing how all the riders grabbed their horses from the jump in the turf two-turner; Johnny looking back, presumably incredulously, before even reaching the clubhouse turn. From there he was pressured lightly throughout, but he rated Seanow flawlessly. It was a good effort from the juvenile colt. Heavy
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on July 22, 2018 12:14 am
  • Trip Notes from the Recliner
    Quite a lid-lifter at both Del Mar and Saratoga this week, especially the latter. Lots of people, money, and great hats. Spa Notables, Friday, July 20: Race 2: Debuting juvenile turf filly Dynachan made successful, well backed debut. Ridden with confidence in upper stretch and finished quite professionally as if
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on July 21, 2018 1:57 pm
  • My Man
    I was in love. Twenty-one and head-over-heels, walk-off-a-cliff in love with a beautiful Greek girl from Birmingham, Alabama. I met Annie Kontos at Atlantic City Racecourse, she was wearing a red dress, my life was never the same. I came home for Thanksgiving, 1991, the first time to meet her
    via This is Horse Racing on July 21, 2018 12:10 pm
  • Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Todd Pletcher
    The Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour enters its fourth year in 2018 and Todd Pletcher, the leadoff batter for the daily series in 2015 and 2016, returns to that spot after taking down his 13th training crown at the 2017 Saratoga Race Course meeting. 
    via This is Horse Racing on July 20, 2018 10:29 pm
  • Von Knoblauch family carries on father’s legacy
    When Bit Of A Legend returns to Saratoga Raceway Saturday night to defend his title in the $260,000 Joe Gerrity Jr. Memorial Pace, he will do so under the ownership of Von Knoblauch Stable. While the Von Knoblauch name is familiar to harness racing fans and is the same name
    via This is Horse Racing on July 20, 2018 10:20 pm
  • Paulick Report 7/20 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack
    Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today's edition, Ray Paulick previews the weekend graded stakes action, including Saturday's Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga, which opened its meeting on Friday. Sunday's stakes action includes a rematch in the G1
    via Paulick Report Features on July 20, 2018 4:59 pm
  • How We Remember the Great Ones
    With all the stories regarding Justify's latest status and the pessimism that is building regarding his future, people ask me what I think. Will he ever race again? So to answer everyone at once, I don't give it any thought. I am immune to this repeated scenario that we have
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on July 20, 2018 1:54 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: July 20, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast In a special podcast sponsored by the New York Racing Association, PTF and JK preview the Saratoga meet and talk about stakes action for the opening two days of the meet.​​ The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player’s
    via DRF Players Podcast on July 20, 2018 12:43 pm
  • The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Are You Experienced?
    We've reached that week of the year when the popular boutique summer meets on each coast kick into gear. Are Del Mar and Saratoga still reaching the right audiences? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest approaches to targeting on-track fans and
    via Paulick Report Features on July 20, 2018 12:04 am
  • 315 to 1
    “OK, you’ve had about 315 days to think about it. You good, or have you put it in the I’ll get to it file?” 
    via This is Horse Racing on July 19, 2018 10:45 pm
  • BARN Podcast 7/20/18
    We look ahead to the big Saturday cards at Del Mar and Saratoga as the two biggest meets of the Summer get underway! The post BARN Podcast 7/20/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 19, 2018 10:39 pm
  • New Datasets: Saratoga
    Get ready for Saratoga with a few new datasets from 2017. We'll also show you how to easily create these datasets for 2018!
    via Raceday 360 on July 19, 2018 7:31 pm
  • Paulick Report 7/19 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack
    Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today's edition, Scott Jagow shares the opening day numbers from Del Mar and looks forward to the beginning of the Saratoga meet on Friday. Plus, a well-known dirt filly is trying the grass
    via Paulick Report Features on July 19, 2018 4:01 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 7/19/18
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Darin Gagne, Nancy Johansson, Joe Bongiorno, Rob Pennington, and Heather Vitale The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 7/19/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 19, 2018 3:31 pm
  • July 19, 2018
    Highland Ack, or Landy, as he was known to his friends, was a 29 year old grandson of Hall of Fame champion Ack Ack. Landy never won a race, but he won the heart of his exercise rider, Melinda Schreck, with whom he became a successful hunter jumper and
    via Old Friends on July 19, 2018 1:48 pm
  • Stakes Profile: San Clemente Stakes
    What kind of running style historically wins the San Clemente? How have favorites performed? What are the average & median win payouts? We look at a cross section of chart data since 1991 to find out this and more.
    via Hello Race Fans! on July 19, 2018 3:45 am
  • BARN Podcast 7/19/18
    We look back at Del Mar's big opening day and look ahead to Saratoga's opening day card for Friday! The post BARN Podcast 7/19/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 18, 2018 9:04 pm
  • Paulick Report 7/18 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack
    Catch up on the latest news in the world of Thoroughbred racing with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today's edition, Scott Jagow shares news about the retirement of a world-class filly, and Oaklawn Park has news about its 2019 schedule. Plus, it's opening day at Del Mar, and Justify
    via Paulick Report Features on July 18, 2018 4:37 pm
  • What’s Going On In Saratoga: Opening Week (July 20 – 24)
    Hello! Welcome back! It’s here! Summer at Saratoga–and we’re off! I hope that you’re as excited as I am to get back to the beloved Spa–my hometown and one of the places where my heart resides. As always, there’s a lot going on, both on the track and off, and
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on July 18, 2018 2:13 pm
  • Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The Track
    In my mind's eye, I can still see Manuel Ycaza on Dr. Fager as they wheeled into the clubhouse turn in the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park on May 30, 1967. One of the greatest race horses of all time, Dr. Fager would go on to win by 6
    via Paulick Report Features on July 18, 2018 12:58 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: July 18, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast PTF and JK are here to talk Del Mar and Saratoga, including thoughts on how best to enjoy two of racing's true gems. Both Opening Day cards are be discussed and the meets are previewed as well.​​ The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories
    via DRF Players Podcast on July 18, 2018 11:47 am
  • THE CRUCIAL LESSON NASCAR HAS FOR HORSE RACING
    About ten years ago, speakers at horse-racing business conferences would sometimes point to NASCAR as a model for horse racing to follow to increase its popularity.  According to them, the marketing gurus behind NASCAR had the right formula for attracting and keeping fans. How times have changed. For example, CNBC
    via Horse Racing Business on July 18, 2018 7:00 am
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