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  • Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 5
    Hronis Racing's Accelerate and jockey Joel Rosario win the Grade I, $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.© BENOIT PHOTO Accelerate dominated his foes in the Pacific Classic. It wasn't even close. It was such a beat down that I thought
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on August 20, 2018 9:24 pm
  • made a boo-boo while writing my first Thoroughbred project–ok, I made a few – Diana Hurlburt
    The project was structured around a female jockey and a female archivist, the latter of which was putting together an exhibition similar to the one arriving in July 2019 at the National Museum of Racing. There are huge chunks of dialogue devoted to discussion of female jocks; there’s an impassioned
    via Pinboard on August 20, 2018 5:47 pm
  • View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators
    My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean's Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and
    via Paulick Report Features on August 20, 2018 3:58 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Nonza
    I’m not sure exactly what a stallion needs to achieve to merit the title “sire of sires,” but surely the two-time champion sire Smart Strike already qualifies. We’ve seen his son Curlin do so well that his fee has risen to $150,000, with the escalation being fuelled by the Grade
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on August 20, 2018 1:10 pm
  • Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Rudy Rodriguez
    “I’ll get them later,” Rudy Rodriguez said Monday night as he stood alongside the back walking ring at the Fasig-Tipton sale of select yearlings.
    via This is Horse Racing on August 20, 2018 10:10 am
  • Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Mark Hennig
    Mark Hennig won two races early at Saratoga 2018 and is in the midst of a solid 2018 with 19 wins (compared to 22 in all of 2017) and more than $1.5 million in purse earnings. As usual, his two-barn camp deep in the trees on the main-track side’s road
    via This is Horse Racing on August 20, 2018 10:05 am
  • Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Ron Moquett
    Ron Moquett loves Saratoga. He loves Oaklawn Park, too, rightfully so as Hot Springs is where he started and the place he calls home. He loves just about any place like those two spots, where racing dominates the scene and the conversation, everywhere from the backstretch to the butcher shop. 
    via This is Horse Racing on August 20, 2018 10:01 am
  • Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Ian Wilkes
    Ian Wilkes brought a larger than usual number of 2-year-olds to upstate New York last summer for the Saratoga meeting and came away with a pair of victories late in the meet to bring his tally to three for the stand. 
    via This is Horse Racing on August 20, 2018 9:55 am
  • BARN Podcast 8/20/18
    We look back at the big Pacific Classic Day card at Del Mar along with the Alabama card from Saratoga and more! The post BARN Podcast 8/20/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 19, 2018 10:58 pm
  • Broodmare Watch: Clem Gem
    For over a year now, I’ve casually perused claiming races with an eye on the pedigrees of claiming-level mares that I think have broodmare potential. I’ve decided to share these mares with the public, along with a few hypothetical matings that I find interesting. The first edition of this will
    via Better Talk Now on August 19, 2018 2:31 pm
  • New York Racing: Not Enough of One, Too Much of the Other
    I get why the Breeders’ Cup has made Southern California a virtual home circuit. The San Gabriels are the best backdrop of any race track in America. And if you crane your neck just a little from a lofty perch at Del Mar, you could almost reach out and touch
    via Pricci’s On the Line on August 19, 2018 6:58 am
  • Haeya Finally Earns Big Race Glory in KNN Cup
    Haeya has finally done it. The five-year-old mare whose career has been a litany of injury and other setbacks won the 2nd leg of the Queens’ Tour the KNN Cup at Busan Racecourse on Sunday afternoon to secure her first Group race triumph. Haeya’s distant 3rd behind Silver Wolf in
    via Horse Racing in Korea on August 19, 2018 5:14 am
  • When Forego Owned the Woodward
    No major stakes has undergone more changes than the Woodward Stakes, once regarded as the maker of champions, as it often was in the Woodward Stakes that horses clinched Horse of the Year honors. Inaugurated in 1954, it has been run at three racetracks – Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga,
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on August 18, 2018 3:04 pm
  • It’s Post Time by Jon White: Sky Appears the Limit for Instagrand – XBTV
    Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sent out Kentucky Derby starters in 2017 and 2018 who both outran their odds. In 2017, Hollendorfer was represented by 40-1 Battle of Midway, who finished third behind Always Dreaming and Lookin At Lee. In 2018, Hollendorfer-trained Instilled Regard, virtually ignored in the wagering
    via Pinboard on August 18, 2018 9:07 am
  • Fasig-Tipton Stable Tour with Jimmy Toner
    Jimmy Toner brought his usual stable stocked with grass horses to Saratoga for the 2018 meet. Not surprisingly, as the rain-soaked meet approaches its midpoint later this week, the barn’s activity has been light with only six starters through the first 16 days. 
    via This is Horse Racing on August 17, 2018 10:35 pm
  • Heavenly Prize, Justify, And The Changing Tides Of Hall Of Fame Inductions
    This year's induction ceremony to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame was focused on historical figures in the sport, and a lone modern inductee in top filly Heavenly Prize. Racing fans and insiders reacted with surprise that there was just one inductee from a ballot of four
    via Paulick Report Features on August 17, 2018 12:58 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: August 17, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast PTF and JK look ahead to the weekend and take an early look at the Breeders' Cup futures markets.​​ 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 they discuss
    via DRF Players Podcast on August 17, 2018 12:51 pm
  • The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Square Peg, Round Table?
    Last weekend's Jockey Club Round Table generated some thought-provoking ideas, as it usually does. Afterwards, the question always seems to be: how can the racing industry implement some of them? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick sort through this year's proposals and identify the
    via Paulick Report Features on August 17, 2018 8:49 am
  • Del Mar Playing to Mixed Reviews
    LAS VEGAS--I’m in the midst of my annual horse betting orgy in Sin City, 10 days of early in the morning until late night horse-playing. Out here, they consider Saratoga that track back East that runs during the Del Mar season. When in Rome…so this column will be somewhat West
    via Ante Post on August 16, 2018 9:34 pm
  • BARN Podcast 8/17/18
    We continue to look ahead to the weekend by discussing the Alabama Stakes and Lake Placid from Saturday at Saratoga as well as the Breeders' Stakes from Woodbine. The BARN Jury then comes in to discuss which tracks they wish could be brought back to life. The post BARN Podcast
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 16, 2018 9:23 pm
  • August 16, 2018
    Genuine Reward (1993-2018) As painful as it is to write a goodbye to a horse I love, it’s far more wrenching when the horse is important to many people, and whose passing is, in a way, the end of an era. Throughout his 25 years, Genuine Reward carried a double
    via Old Friends on August 16, 2018 7:49 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Melissa Keith, John Horne, Nick Salvi, Vance Cameron, and Darin Gagne. The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 16, 2018 1:37 pm
  • Cup of Coffee: Wire Idea
    Bas Nicholl called me last week. The longtime assistant trainer for D. Wayne Lukas has called me twice before. Once, Nicholl called to thank me for leading the Travers feature with Will Take Charge and him and once when we misquoted Nicholl in Here & There. One out of two
    via This is Horse Racing on August 15, 2018 10:36 pm
  • BARN Podcast 8/16/18
    We start to look ahead to the weekend including the Pacific Classic Day card from Del Mar, as well Friday stakes action from both Del Mar and Saratoga. The post BARN Podcast 8/16/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on August 15, 2018 10:06 pm
  • Derby Dreaming: Wesley Ward To Expand Horizons Beyond Royal Ascot
    Wesley Ward, celebrated as a masterful trainer of precocious 2-year-olds and for breakthrough success at Royal Ascot, wants to take the next step in his career by targeting the Kentucky Derby as never before. “I sure would like to get some athletes in the barn that can be on the
    via Paulick Report Features on August 15, 2018 5:09 pm
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