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  • BARN Podcast 3/27/19
    We're excited to welcome in long time racing executive Corey Johnsen to talk about his career in racing, the new Arizona Downs, his time at Kentucky Downs, and more! The post BARN Podcast 3/27/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 26, 2019 9:27 pm
  • Bisphosphonates: What We Know About Off-Label Use, And What One Drug Company Is Doing About It
    A little more than a year ago, top surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage stood up in Rood and Riddle's annual Client Education Seminar and issued a warning to attendees about a new group of drugs called bisphosphonates. Bramlage worried the drug was being misused, and that misuse was putting racehorses at
    via Paulick Report Features on March 26, 2019 3:03 pm
  • Who Do Ya Like Podcast: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Analysis with Longtime Las Vegas Sports Handicapper Dave Cokin
    On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network. Scott Shapiro welcomes in sports handicapper and host of the Las Vegas Sportsline on ESPN Radio in Vegas, Dave Cokin. Scott and Dave analyze each of the Sweet 16 matchups and discuss which
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 26, 2019 1:47 pm
  • Derby Dozen – March 26, 2019 – Presented by Shadwell Farm
    1 Omaha Beach Richard Mandella War Front—Charming, by Seeking the Gold The more I watch the Rebel Stakes the more impressed I am with his performance. Game Winner appeared to have him measured, but he dug down deep and fought back gamely, and as I mentioned, was two lengths
    via Haskin’s Derby Dozen on March 26, 2019 11:48 am
  • Complaints About ADW Splits Miss One Big Thing
    When a business or industry is losing revenue, I often find there's a pretty huge blame game that goes on; especially in the age of disruption of traditional business models. Many times these can miss the mark. When something changes there is some pain involved, and that pain is usually
    via Pull the Pocket on March 25, 2019 10:34 pm
  • BARN Podcast 3/26/19
    We open the show discussing the news of the day and looking at a couple of allowance races from Parx.  Then we're joined by Dubai Racing Analyst Laura King to talk all about this weekend's Dubai World Cup card. The post BARN Podcast 3/26/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 25, 2019 8:54 pm
  • Winx and the Midnight Express
    In the Eastern time zone of the United States, horse racing shuts down around six o'clock p.m. As night falls, all is quiet on the backstretches from New York to Florida. The horses are asleep, the lights are dimmed, the barns are empty of people except for a nightwatchman patrolling
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on March 25, 2019 1:42 pm
  • Jumping Around Podcast: Jonathan Sheppard, Part 2
    More from Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, who discusses some highlights of his unparalleled career including steeplechase star Flatterer, future game-changing stallion Storm Cat and more. This is Part 2. If you haven't heard Part 1, check it out first.
    via This is Horse Racing on March 25, 2019 11:47 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/25/19
    It's Monday so we're looking back at the big weekend of racing including upsets in the Louisiana Derby and Fair Grounds Oaks, A thrilling stretch battle in the Sunland Derby, and more! The post BARN Podcast 3/25/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 24, 2019 9:08 pm
  • Jeff Blea, DVM, On The Santa Anita Crisis, Medication And Racing’s Survival
    As a veterinarian practicing at Santa Anita, the last few months have been the most difficult of my career.  I've experienced grief for the horses who have been euthanized, and frustration with the spike in racing and training injuries.  The survivability of the sport in my state is on the
    via Paulick Report Features on March 24, 2019 7:59 pm
  • TrackNotes: Santa Anita’s Sirens
    I live next to a Chicago firehouse, Engine 5. All the good clichés are true and, man, can those guys cook! To answer your question, no, it's not a problem, especially if you think about the good work they do. The cats don't pay no mind either. But I do
    via Beachwood Reporter on March 24, 2019 6:32 pm
  • Op/Ed: When Does Too Much of a Good Thing Become a Bad Thing?
    by Cassie Tully When living concurrently amid an uninterrupted supply of excellence, at what point do we take it for granted and accept it as the norm? The era of super-sire Galileo (Ire) with his numerous Derby-winning and Group 1-supplying sons is something that will continue to be written about
    via TDN Op/Ed on March 24, 2019 2:24 pm
  • Taking Stock: War Front Reemerges as a Dirt Sire
    Last summer at Saratoga, I sat down one afternoon in the pavilion at Fasig-Tipton with Claiborne’s Walker Hancock and Bernie Sams to discuss the belated emergence of Blame (Arch), who’d stood the 2018 breeding season for only $12,500 after starting out for $35,000 in 2011. They’d stayed the course
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on March 22, 2019 2:59 pm
  • From The Brink Of Death, Needles Became Florida’s Racing Hero, Inspiration For Breeding Industry
    Stallion farms around the world have graveyards to honor the horses that built and sustained their operations. The heart and hooves of Needles rest on the property of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co., instead of his home farm, because he belonged to the entire state of Florida. Needles set plenty of
    via Paulick Report Features on March 22, 2019 12:45 pm
  • Not Improvising in New Orleans
    Between the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, plenty of visitors have wandered into New Orleans throughout its long history, but make no mistake, the equine star to date of the current Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet is in the Crescent City by plan.Last year trainer Mark
    via Keeping Pace on March 22, 2019 9:35 am
  • Stakes Profile: Louisiana Derby
    What kind of running style historically wins the Louisiana Derby? 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 March 22, 2019 7:30 am
  • A reminder of what drew me to racing
    Watching Saturday’s racing from Trentham I was reminded of what it was that first got me hooked. There were some great moments from the champagne turf last weekend, as befitting a premier race meeting. There was Emily Margaret toughing it out to dominate the boys in the Group Two Norwood
    via Racing Thoughts on March 21, 2019 10:30 pm
  • BARN Podcast 3/22/19
    It's Friday so we're looking ahead to the weekend including talking some Aqueduct and Gulfstream Park racing. Then the BARN Jury comes in to talk all about the NCAA Tournament, give us their picks to win it all, and more! The post BARN Podcast 3/22/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 21, 2019 8:42 pm
  • August 30, 1981
    they breatheheartbeat, batteryhay -they are theatre tryoneabhorrent to thebettor, onenotjet, roar, banterthen onebeat abaryon another, to earn honoron the throne Yesterday, while poking around the internet for poetic ideas, I stumbled across a French collective called the Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle (OULIPO), the Workshop of Potential Literature. It was my
    via Blinkers Off on March 21, 2019 7:55 pm
  • Santa Anita reaction shows racing isn’t serious about cleaning up its act
    Sometimes it takes a tragedy to motivate people to address long festering issues. It appeared this was the case when the deaths of 22 horses spurred Belinda Stronach, president of The Stronach Group, to issue new rules barring race day medications at Santa Anita and Golden Gate. Unfortunately, racing showed
    via Ante Post on March 21, 2019 4:41 pm
  • View From The Eighth Pole: Take Action Now On Bisphosphonate Use
    “I've been Tildrened.” That's what a consignor of 2-year-olds said recently to a leading owner about a horse he purchased at a yearling sale with the intention of putting it in training and re-selling it as a prospective racehorse this spring. He was referring to the potentially negative side-effects from
    via Paulick Report Features on March 21, 2019 2:57 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 3/21/19
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Emily Gaskin, Pete Venaglia, and Rich Mattei The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 3/21/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 21, 2019 1:17 pm
  • BARN Podcast 3/21/19
    We're bringing back the Roundtable as we welcome in a pair of New Orleanian's to join us to talk about the Louisiana Derby card at Fair Grounds. Gary Palmisano and Frank McGoey join the Roundtable to dissect all the contenders in the La. Derby, the Fair Grounds Oaks and more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 20, 2019 8:37 pm
  • March 20, 2019
    Danthebluegrassman (1999-2019) Danthebluegrassman. Our big, lovable lug. It’s hard to imagine Old Friends without him. For more than a decade Dan graced (if that’s the word) the Georgetown farm with his robustness, his distinctive golden good looks, and his forward personality. He would have been 20 years old this March
    via Old Friends on March 20, 2019 5:09 pm
  • EPO: What We Know, And What We Don’t, About The Blood-Doping Threat
    When Lance Armstrong confessed in 2013 to taking Epogen to boost production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, horse racing fans began looking behind every tree for the boogeyman called erythropoietin, or EPO. Many had long suspected EPO had risen to prominence in horse racing in the 1990s alongside anabolic steroids,
    via Paulick Report Features on March 20, 2019 2:51 pm
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