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- BARN Podcast 3/27/19We'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.
- Bisphosphonates: What We Know About Off-Label Use, And What One Drug Company Is Doing About ItA 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
- Who Do Ya Like Podcast: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Analysis with Longtime Las Vegas Sports Handicapper Dave CokinOn 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
- Derby Dozen – March 26, 2019 – Presented by Shadwell Farm1 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
- Complaints About ADW Splits Miss One Big ThingWhen 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
- BARN Podcast 3/26/19We 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.
- Winx and the Midnight ExpressIn 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
- Jumping Around Podcast: Jonathan Sheppard, Part 2More 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.
- BARN Podcast 3/25/19It'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.
- Jeff Blea, DVM, On The Santa Anita Crisis, Medication And Racing’s SurvivalAs 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
- TrackNotes: Santa Anita’s SirensI 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
- 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
- Taking Stock: War Front Reemerges as a Dirt SireLast 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
- From The Brink Of Death, Needles Became Florida’s Racing Hero, Inspiration For Breeding IndustryStallion 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
- Not Improvising in New OrleansBetween 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
- Stakes Profile: Louisiana DerbyWhat 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.
- A reminder of what drew me to racingWatching 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
- BARN Podcast 3/22/19It'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.
- August 30, 1981they 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
- Santa Anita reaction shows racing isn’t serious about cleaning up its actSometimes 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
- 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
- Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 3/21/19Mike 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.
- BARN Podcast 3/21/19We'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!
- March 20, 2019Danthebluegrassman (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
- EPO: What We Know, And What We Don’t, About The Blood-Doping ThreatWhen 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,