• How important is Galileo to Coolmore’s success on the racetrack?
    Apart from the primary purpose of producing the rankings each week, TRC Global Rankings data can be put to some interesting tasks. Here, we use it to interrogate one of the obvious aspects of the rankings – the dependency between individuals in each category on those in other categories; the
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 21, 2017 5:00 am
  • TRC Emerging Talent: why Regan Bayliss is a name to remember
    Regan Bayliss. Get used to the name. If he’s not one of the world’s leading riders within the next decade, something will have gone wrong.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 21, 2017 5:00 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    Caviart Ally outduels 
Blazin Britches to win Jugette Jules Siegel, Margareta Wallenius-Kleberg voted to Hall of Fame in class of 2018 Little Brown Jug Society doing the Wright thing First heat means everything in this year’s Little Brown Jug Brian Brown hoping to drink from the Little Brown Jug photo:
    via Harness Racing Update on September 21, 2017 3:04 am
  • European Report: Two world records last weekend
    by Thomas Hedlund At Vincennes in Paris, France last weekend, the Prix de l’Etoile was held. It is a special race for 3-, 4- and 5-year-old trotters. The 3-year-old horses has an advantage of 50 meters compared to the 5-year-olds and this year a youngster took the trip to the
    via Harness Racing Update on September 21, 2017 1:40 am
  • Meadowlands seeks permission to ban horses that test positive
    by Bill Finley The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) put off making a decision Wednesday on a petition submitted by the Meadowlands that would make any horse that tests positive for a prohibited medication ineligible to race for 90 days. NJRC executive director Frank Zanzuccki announced at yesterday’s regularly scheduled
    via Harness Racing Update on September 21, 2017 1:36 am
  • Dean’s List: The 1951 Jug
    Tar Heel makes history in an epic and controversial Jug. by Dean A. Hoffman It was a casual comment uttered in a tack room a half-century ago. “Solicitor,” the old horseman said, rubbing his chin whiskers, “was the first horse ever to pace in 2:00 on a half-mile track and
    via Harness Racing Update on September 21, 2017 1:34 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: 2005 was a most interesting Jug
    by Bob Heyden P Forty Seven won the Jug but never another race — and he competed at age 4. The Horse Of The Year Rocknroll Hanover lost twice that day (finishing second and third). His part-owner, Jeff Snyder, did not win the final, but got three checks for finishing
    via Harness Racing Update on September 21, 2017 12:53 am
  • BARN Podcast 9/21/17
    We look ahead to the big day at Parx as we welcome in their longtime track announcer Keith Jones.  We'll talk Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion, and Keith's great career.  
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on September 20, 2017 10:34 pm
  • Penny And Secretariat: Dignity, Staying Power, Character And Charm
    On the afternoon of May 15, 1972, Americans were glued to their television sets as another assassination attempt played out.  This time it was Alabama Gov. George Wallace, campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination, who was the target not far from the race track in Laurel, Md. As Americans who
    via Paulick Report Features on September 20, 2017 1:18 pm
    RACE 1 – POST TIME – 6:45 PM Rolling Double / Exacta / 0.20 Trifecta / 0.20 Superfecta 0.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Purse $47,500. (Plus $6,300 – Other Sources). For Ontario Sired Two Year Olds Which Have Never Won A Race Other Than Maiden Or Claiming Or Which Have
    via Thoroughblog on September 20, 2017 11:53 am
  • Exercise-related fatalities: why they’re rising and what’s being done about it
    Over the past ten years, the racing industry in the United States has made a seven-league stride forward in monitoring, reporting, collating and analyzing the circumstances surrounding racehorse fatalities during racing of an afternoon – efforts that appear to have wrought no trifling dividends.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 20, 2017 5:00 am
  • The Accidental Stakes Race
    I made a gentlemen’s bet with TJ on Saturday and lost. I assured him not to worry, that he’d probably get an email from the NTRA Sunday announcing the guests that would appear on a national teleconference advancing the newly minted Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. Alas, no email was forthcoming,
    via Pricci’s On the Line on September 20, 2017 12:46 am
  • BARN Podcast 9/20/17
    We're excited to welcome in former Eclipse nominated jockey Lane Luzzi who talks about his recent move to Remington Park, his career, having a successful jockey father and much more.  Also with the Pennsylvania Derby coming up we welcome in former boxing champ Rocky Balboa to give his analysis of
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on September 19, 2017 10:34 pm
  • tapit taking breeders and buyers into the stratosphere at keeneland september
    When a stallion has been the country’s leading sire for three years running, one expects certain things. For one, the highest stud fee around. Then, the best mares around. And it goes without saying that the combination gives you the highest proportion of premium sales yearlings around. It also goes
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on September 19, 2017 9:00 pm
  • What to Know About Del Mar’s Dirt Surface
    The 2017 Breeders' Cup takes place at Del Mar. Del Mar is affectionately known as "Where the Turf Meets the Surf". In my last blog, I wrote some words about how Del Mar's turf track should play. This blog is all about the dirt track. Del Mar, like old Hollywood
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on September 19, 2017 5:28 pm
  • Racing Integrity’s Newest Threat: Human Designer Drugs?
    It's no secret the challenge of post-race drug testing has always been keeping regulators one step ahead of those who use illegal drugs or illegally manipulate medication. But with the advent of Internet sales and bitcoin, one laboratory director fears his job, and that of racing commissions everywhere, is about
    via Paulick Report Features on September 19, 2017 4:48 pm
  • The mystery of why World Approval has failed to impress the oddsmakers
    At TRC we’ve had occasion more than once to note how Britain’s bookmakers tend to undervalue the chances of American challengers for some of the big races in the UK. A bit short-sighted, we think - sometimes punitively so - but now here’s a strange extension of this phenomenon. It
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 19, 2017 5:00 am
  • Woodbine to host special Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance day next month
    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has announced that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, coinciding with the G1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. 
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 19, 2017 2:56 am
  • Trip Notes with Rober Criscola: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    Trip Notes 9/19/17 We have a great variety of tracks featured in this week’s trips column, including Belmont, Kentucky Downs, and Woodbine. Be sure to keep an eye out for these horses going forward! Thursday Kentucky Downs Race 6: #7 ROYAL CREED, #9 CHEYTAC ROYAL CREED was away with the
    via Danonymous Racing on September 18, 2017 11:20 pm
  • BARN Podcast 9/19/17
    We discuss the Presque Isle Masters Stakes, more Ajax show betting news, and welcome in jockey Chris Landeros to talk about riding on the Kentucky circuit, his career, and much more! 
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on September 18, 2017 9:40 pm
  • One Final Party For Penny and a Fond Farewell
    Well, Penny, after wishing you a Happy Birthday every couple of years, I must update my sentiments one final time. Although it isn't your birthday, it is the day you have entered the gates of racing's pantheon, and ethereally speaking, have been reunited with those the two noble steeds who
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on September 18, 2017 1:14 pm
  • What to Know About Del Mar’s Turf Surface
      The 2017 Breeders' Cup takes place at Del Mar. A few major prep races are still to be run. Since we're on the other side of September, it's a good idea to get an idea of Del Mar's turf surface, though. See below for a few things about Del
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on September 18, 2017 12:27 pm
  • Canterbury Park’s Cautionary Handle Tale
    Canterbury Park - the small Minnesota track that lowered takeout last year, only to raise it this season - concluded their meet recently. The numbers, year over year, are in: Thoroughbred handle was up 2.6%, and handle per betting interest was down 1.8%.Last year, with the takeout decrease, handle was
    via Pull the Pocket on September 18, 2017 12:15 pm
  • BARN Podcast 9/18/17
    We look back at all the stakes action from a busy weekend at Woodbine, Churchill Downs, Belmont, Laurel and more on our weekend recap BARN!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on September 17, 2017 9:39 pm
  • Churchill and Keeneland, RIvals No More
    Money, money, money, money…money. As it turns out, when it comes to winning the hearts and minds of the people in the Commonwealth and the perception of leadership both real and imagined, long-time rivals Churchill Downs and Keeneland are willing to put bragging rights aside when it comes to scooping
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on September 17, 2017 8:36 pm
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