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  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 11/8/18
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Julie Miller, Myron Bell, Ken Weingartner, and Linda Toscano. The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 11/8/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on November 8, 2018 9:18 pm
  • Facts distorted in anti-racing backlash
    I’m usually torn between loving the fact the Melbourne Cup gives racing a chance to be front and centre, and cringing at the ineptitude of general media when faced with the intricacies of our industry. This year was no different with the usual raft of dumb questions from badly briefed
    via Racing Thoughts on November 8, 2018 8:00 pm
  • Gulfstream’s coincidental Eclipse draught will endure
    Gulfstream stages some of the finest racing in the nation. Bulletin's BC triumph is the latest sign that the summer program is catching up to the prime winter meet. Yet in a strange coincidence, this will be the fourth straight year in which none of the Eclipse champions will have
    via Ante Post on November 8, 2018 4:00 pm
  • Tourney Talk- My BCBC Flop
    The reason I can sleep at night in spite of a couple of hugely moronic decisions I made in the BCBC is that I was never making money with the final three races being won by Monomoy Girl, Enable, and Accelerate.  It’s not that I didn’t respect those horses.  In
    via Lonespeed on November 8, 2018 3:19 pm
  • A WARNING SHOT THAT SHOULD CONCERN THE NORTH AMERICAN HORSE-RACING WORLD
    On election night 2018, Florida voters banned dog racing with 69% of those casting ballots in favor of passing Amendment 13 to the Florida constitution.  Florida follows five other states that have outlawed dog racing in the past two decades.  By 2020, Florida’s eleven greyhound tracks will close to racing,
    via Horse Racing Business on November 8, 2018 1:12 pm
  • Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Aguilar ‘Never Imagined’ He’d Groom A Champion
    For a young boy growing up in Guatemala City, the “American Dream” probably felt like just that, a faraway dream. On Saturday, however, Darwin Aguilar watched his charge Monomoy Girl run into the history books in the Breeders' Cup Distaff and found himself in awe at the path his life
    via Feedly on November 8, 2018 12:00 am
  • Bricks and Mortar: Superstar Miler in the Making?
    By J. Keeler Johnson ("Keelerman") Twitter: @J_Keelerman It's not every week that I single out a listed stakes race as the feature race for an Unlocking Winners blog post, much less a rather obscure one-mile turf race at Aqueduct on a quiet weekend in November. But when I examined the
    via Feedly on November 8, 2018 12:00 am
  • It’s Post Time by Jon White: Breeders’ Cup Recap
    VENUE: Churchill Downs on Nov. 2-3. Main Track: dirt, fast Friday and Saturday; Turf Course listed as yielding by Equibase on Friday; Turf Course listed as yielding by Equibase for Saturday’s Turf Sprint; Turf Course listed as good by Equibase for Saturday’s Filly & Mare Turf, Saturday’s Mile and Saturday’s
    via Feedly on November 8, 2018 12:00 am
  • Ghosts of racetracks past: The birth, death, rebirth, and finale demise of Garden State Park
    Our Ghosts of Racetracks Past series continues with the story of Garden State Park - a track that overcame World War II and a devastating fire but couldn't outrun time or its competition. The post Ghosts of racetracks past: The birth, death, rebirth, and finale demise of Garden State Park
    via Feedly on November 8, 2018 12:00 am
  • BARN Podcast 11/8/18
    It's Day 2 of our interview with Inside the Pylons continuing our conversation on wagering and answering questions that the listeners sent in. The post BARN Podcast 11/8/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on November 7, 2018 7:53 pm
  • Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Before It Belonged To Kitten’s Joy, Almahurst Raised Exterminator
    Central Kentucky is filled with properties that have produced quality horseflesh over the course of centuries, but few can boast the kind of diverse resume seen from Almahurst Farm, known today as Ramsey Farm. Though its history pre-dates the formation of the state in which it resides, Almahurst's time as
    via Paulick Report Features on November 7, 2018 2:27 pm
  • Good Opinions, Bad Opinions, and Where We Go From Here
    It’s been nearly four full days since Accelerate took down the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and I’ve had plenty of time to travel home, play with the kids, do a ton of laundry, and watch election coverage on TV.  I’ve also had time to gather my thoughts about not just the
    via Lonespeed on November 7, 2018 1:46 pm
  • a dream filly come true, fairyland a star at the sales and now at the racecourse
    While inspecting and measuring yearlings last fall in Newmarket for Book 1 of the Tattersalls yearling sale, I saw a lot of really nice yearlings. But even among the well-grown and athletic prospects on the spacious grounds at Tattersalls, there was a filly who stood out as extra special. Walking
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on November 7, 2018 11:27 am
  • WEALTHIEST AMERICANS IN HORSE RACING, 2018
    The annual Forbes “definitive ranking of the wealthiest Americans,” better known as The Forbes 400, includes at least seven individuals who particpate in horse racing in a major way.  Six of the seven are racehorse owners and the other owns two racetracks. John Malone.  Age 77.  Net worth $7.5 billion.  Forbes
    via Horse Racing Business on November 7, 2018 7:00 am
  • BARN Podcast 11/7/18 “Inside the Pylons Day 1
    We sit down for a 90 minute chat with professional horseplayer "Inside the Pylons" covering ground about handicapping, horseplaying, betting theory, ticket structure, dealing with favorites, racing industry talk, and much more!  The post BARN Podcast 11/7/18 “Inside the Pylons Day 1 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on November 6, 2018 9:57 pm
  • The Horse of the Year Horse Race of 2018
    Could there be a better day—a day that separates this country from most of the rest of the world--than to reveal an early ballot cast Sunday? No, not that ballot, the NTRA one posted the day after Breeders’ Cup XXXV. The NTRA National Poll--as opposed to the 3-year-old Poll that
    via Pricci’s On the Line on November 6, 2018 6:28 pm
  • THE PRINCE’S GIFT: ENABLE AT BREEDERS CUP 2018
    ENABLE as a foal. A Juddmonte homebred, she is the product of 30 years of careful and skillful breeding decisions made by Prince Khalid Abdullah and his advisors.   She was not the first Arc winner to show up at the Breeders Cup, but she was the first dual Arc
    via The Vault on November 6, 2018 4:29 pm
  • BARN Podcast 11/6/18
    We continue our recap of the Breeders' Cup as we move on to the early BC races from Saturday as well as the five two year-old races from the Friday Breeders' Cup program. The post BARN Podcast 11/6/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on November 5, 2018 7:53 pm
  • Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: European Imports Left Their Mark At Idle Hour Stock Farm
    It's not unusual, when you look at one of Kentucky's historic Thoroughbred farms, to find the land has changed hands through the ages. Each new owner brings a little of their own flair to the operation; bloodlines and business plans change. There is something of an exception on one piece
    via Paulick Report Features on November 5, 2018 5:10 pm
  • Jumping Around Podcast: Guy Torsilieri from Far Hills Races
    Guy Torsilieri is the co-chair of the Far Hills Races, president of the National Steeplechase Association and the man behind the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. If that's not enough to make you listen, you're in the wrong podcast. 
    via This is Horse Racing on November 5, 2018 3:29 pm
  • inpredictable: Introducing roboCap: An automated horse race handicapper
    I have created a new tool, roboCap, that uses these rankings to create projected closing odds for any chosen field of horses. The rest of this post gets into the technical details of how this all works, but if you just want to play around with it, here's a quick
    via Pinboard on November 5, 2018 1:45 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Expert Eye
    You’ll hardly need me to tell you that Saturday was a historic day for Juddmonte Farms, with Prince Khalid Abdullah’s colours being carried to victory in two of the main Breeders’ Cup events. Thanks to Expert Eye in the Mile and Enable in the Turf, Juddmonte has now had seven
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on November 5, 2018 11:24 am
  • PR Special Keeneland November: California Chrome’s First Foals
    The Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale begins a 12-day run today in Lexington, Ky., with the first horse scheduled to enter the ring at noon EST. Subsequent sessions begin at 10 a.m. Once again, the Paulick Report is pleased to offer its printed newsletter, the PR Special, distributed on the
    via Paulick Report Features on November 5, 2018 9:16 am
  • Breeders’ Cup Day 2: Bringing Out the Best in Man and Beast
    A terrific prelude to Breeders’ Cup Saturday, the return of Florida Derby winner and Kentucky Derby show finisher Audible in the seven furlong Cherokee Run Stakes, and what a comeback performance it was. In an effort that was largely anti-profile all weekend, Audible came from far back with a wide
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on November 5, 2018 4:16 am
  • Breeders’ Cup: Bringing Out the Best in Man and Beast
    A terrific prelude to Breeders’ Cup Saturday, the return of Florida Derby winner and Kentucky Derby show finisher Audible in the seven furlong Cherokee Run Stakes, and what a comeback performance it was. In an effort that was largely anti-profile all weekend, Audible came from far back with a wide
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on November 5, 2018 4:16 am
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