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- Pedigree Insights: Sea Of ClassAs 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
- Spa Trip Notes from the Recliner, Day 3RACE 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
- BARN Podcast 7/23/18We 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.
- Spa: Trip Notes from the Recliner: Saturday, July 21, 2018Race 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
- Trip Notes from the ReclinerQuite 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
- My ManI 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
- Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Todd PletcherThe 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.
- Von Knoblauch family carries on father’s legacyWhen 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
- Paulick Report 7/20 News Minute Presented By Woodbine RacetrackStay 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
- How We Remember the Great OnesWith 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
- DRF Players Podcast: July 20, 20180 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
- 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
- 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?”
- BARN Podcast 7/20/18We 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.
- New Datasets: SaratogaGet ready for Saratoga with a few new datasets from 2017. We'll also show you how to easily create these datasets for 2018!
- Paulick Report 7/19 News Minute Presented By Woodbine RacetrackStay 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
- Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 7/19/18Mike 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.
- July 19, 2018Highland 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
- Stakes Profile: San Clemente StakesWhat 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.
- BARN Podcast 7/19/18We 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.
- Paulick Report 7/18 News Minute Presented By Woodbine RacetrackCatch 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
- 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
- Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The TrackIn 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
- DRF Players Podcast: July 18, 20180 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
- THE CRUCIAL LESSON NASCAR HAS FOR HORSE RACINGAbout 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