It is that time of year for horseplayers. The Breeders’ Cup is one of the few opportunities for horseplayers to make or break their entire year. If you hit one race good, it can be life changing. With that in mind, here are some patterns and trends for each of
    via Feedly on October 24, 2016 3:18 pm
  • Catching up with Fair Hill’s Breeders’ Cup horses
    Fair Hill Training Center has a little bit of Breeders’ Cup fever thanks to the presence of A. P. Indian, Dancing Rags and Miss Temple City. Each brings a strong chance to their respective championship races – the Sprint, the Juvenile Fillies and the Mile. They’ll stay at Fair Hill
    via This is Horse Racing on October 24, 2016 12:01 pm
  • Looking at Regally-Bred Keep Up
    A regally-bred son of Unbridled’s Song, Keep Up’s career almost ended before it began when he broke his knee as a yearling. Three screws and seven months of stall rest later, he was cleared to enter training and the rest is history."When we brought him up that day, we had
    via All Equine All the Time on October 24, 2016 12:00 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Dual Hemisphere Shuttling Success
    There was a certain symmetry to the weekend’s top events, with Group 1 victories in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres going to the progeny of stallions shuttled from the opposite hemisphere. Firstly, the G1 Cox Plate fell to Winx, who was conceived after her sire Street Cry flew in from
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on October 24, 2016 11:57 am
  • “Sock” Shocks on Maryland Million Day
    Who Stole My Sock and the Lewises, far left The 37th time was the charm, for the charmingly named Who Stole My Sock in the Maryland Million Starter Handicap. Much like his apparent namesake, Who Stole My Sock was nowhere to be found for most of the one-mile race, racing
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on October 24, 2016 10:00 am
  • PR Special Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Recognizing Problem Hooves At Auction
    The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Fall Yearlings Sale in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Denise Steffanus examines problem hooves with advice from experts on how auction buyers can recognize
    via Paulick Report Features on October 24, 2016 9:44 am
  • Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week
    1. Lightstream 2. Bar of Gold 3. Royal Posse
    via Racing Dudes on October 24, 2016 7:00 am
  • Children of Secretariat: the tiny filly who became one of the greatest ever
    On the eve of the very first Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984, a 2-year-old filly won a minor stakes race to close out her eight-race juvenile campaign for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Two years and 32 starts later, by the end of Breeders’ Cup day 1986, that filly,
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on October 24, 2016 5:00 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk When I think of Karis Teetan, the quality that springs most clearly to mind is his clear-eyed ability to live gratefully. That may sound simple, but is exceptionally difficult to achieve – particularly in the high pressured, opinion driven world of racing. Google defines it as the
    via RacingB*tch on October 24, 2016 4:55 am
  • Straatman on gangbusters Forest City Sale: “I’m blown away”
    Dr. Ian Moore topped the sale with a $110,000 purchase of a Shadow Play full-sister to Arthur Blue Chip and then turned around seven horses later and bought a Shadow Play colt for $100,000. The sale posted its highest average in at least 16 years and its highest gross since
    via Harness Racing Update on October 24, 2016 1:29 am
  • BARN Episode 10/24/16
    Jason recaps the weekend of racing as well as all the news from the world of Breeders’ Cup contenders. Recapping racing from Keeneland, Belmont, Laurel as well as talking about “OTB Guy” with a special guest.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on October 23, 2016 11:57 pm
  • The three-year anniversary of the “New Meadowlands” …
    by Peter Lawrence, VFTRG Correspondent... is almost upon us, and I just came across this promo video the U.S. Trotting Association and host GiGi Diaz produced at the time, in 2013.Horsemen, fans and the press were interested in what the heck was going on at the new grandstand site -
    via View from the Grandstand on October 23, 2016 3:08 pm
    **Coming up – a special for tomorrow – AJAX DOWNS SELECTIONS/ENTRIES FOR MONDAY, the final card of the 2016 season. Plenty of Thoroughbred fans are planning on descending on the lovely track to take in the 12 races, 96 horses on the last day of the season! ***You can Crush
    via Thoroughblog on October 23, 2016 7:23 am
  • The ongoing rise of China Horse Club, new part-owners of California Chrome
    The China Horse Club is back in the news again after its purchase of a share in Breeders’ Cup Classic favourite California Chrome. The CHC, which had already bought into Preakness winner Exaggerator earlier this year, has been making a mark in the industry for a while now. But who
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on October 23, 2016 5:00 am
  • Betting Line scratched from Breeders Crown
    Trainer Casie Coleman said a vet suspects the sophomore pacing colt was bitten by a spider that caused an infection and puss pocket. by Dave Briggs Trainer Casie Coleman believes a spider bite — perhaps from a Brown Recluse Spider — is what led Betting Line to be scratched from
    via Harness Racing Update on October 23, 2016 3:36 am
  • Monarchos’ Greatness Was Cut Way Too Short
    The racing world lost more than a talented, classy racehorse on October 22. It lost a pioneer. Monarchos was not your average Kentucky Derby winner. He and his training team of John Ward, who was listed trainer, and his wife Donna paved new ground in how to prepare a horse
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on October 22, 2016 5:39 pm
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk Something magical happened at Moonee Valley yesterday. Winx won the Cox Plate- for the second time- and by so doing, transformed the face of racing. How many understand this? That’s debatable. Winx, Hughie Bowman, Chris Waller and the owners gave the sport a facelift and makeover. They
    via RacingB*tch on October 22, 2016 11:29 am
  • PR Special Maryland Million: A Proud Event’s Hall of Fame History
    It's Maryland Million day at Laurel Park and the Paulick Report is pleased to present a special print publication for the 31st edition of the event that was the brainchild of broadcast legend Jim McKay and led to similar events in virtually every other racing state. In this edition of the PR Special,
    via Paulick Report Features on October 22, 2016 9:03 am
  • Final Boss Means Game Over For Rivals In Gwacheon Mayor’s Cup
    5/1 chance Final Boss swept to victory in the Gwacheon Mayor’s Cup at Seoul Racecourse on Saturday afternoon. The 2-year-old colt took out the capital’s top juvenile race by almost two-lengths under jockey Choi Bum Hyun.  Final Boss in the Gwacheon Mayor’s Cup winner’s circle Three horses entered the 1200M
    via Korea Racing on October 22, 2016 4:44 am
  • Breaking Stride: My Federal Case
    by Trey Nosrac Cheating in harness racing has been going on since the days of Ben Hur. For those of us on the outside, how to level the playing field is hard to say, but in any large group of people, there are always at least a few who will
    via Harness Racing Update on October 22, 2016 1:26 am
  • Rising Star in the Northern Sky
    After having his best year in the game — including driving Betting Line and winning his biggest race to date — Ontario rising star Jonathan Drury is hoping shoulder surgery won’t curtail his career trajectory. by Dave Briggs After having the best year of his life, up-and-coming Ontario-based driver Jonathan
    via Harness Racing Update on October 22, 2016 1:24 am
  • Breeders’ Cup Weekend 2016
    We will be handicapping for Breeders’ Cup Weekend 2016! Check back in for more info to come.
    via Nick Borg on October 21, 2016 10:44 pm
      COMING UP ON THOROUGHBLOG BEGINNING OCT. 31  All things Breeders’ Cup – trends, who fits the criteria, what preps to tab and so much more. Incredibly, this is the 25th year of CRUSHING THE CUP:  I remember writing a review about it in the Toronto Star for the 1996
    via Thoroughblog on October 21, 2016 10:12 pm
  • Breeders’ Cup Legends: Arazi
    Breeder’s Cup Legends: Arazi By Amy Nesse    Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys’ Guild Join us for our annual Breeders’ Cup Live Interactive Webinar, brought to you this year by AmWager. We will be covering all The Breeders’ Cup races over two evenings,
    via Past the Wire on October 21, 2016 9:03 pm
  • Breeders’ Cup Legends: Arazi By Amy Nesse
    Breeder’s Cup Legends: Arazi By Amy Nesse    Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys’ Guild Join us for our annual Breeders’ Cup Live Interactive Webinar, brought to you this year by AmWager. We will be covering all The Breeders’ Cup races over two evenings,
    via Past the Wire on October 21, 2016 9:03 pm
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