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  • The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Preakness Edition, Sports Betting’s Impact?
    This week's Supreme Court decision on sports gambling clearly has the horse racing industry buzzing about its potential impact. In this week's Friday Show from Baltimore, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that issue and hear from others in the industry with their takes on what it might mean for
    via Paulick Report Features on May 18, 2018 1:16 am
  • 2018 Black-Eyed Susan Day stakes picks
    Race 5 | Skipat Stakes | 6 furlongs 1. Vertical Oak 2. Ms. Locust Point 3. Startwithsilver 4. Cairenn Comment: A wet surface could help Vertical Oak and Ms. Locust Point. Giving Vertical Oak the edge with a stakes win over the track at the distance and the better morning line price (and a
    via Barn 6A on May 18, 2018 1:09 am
  • 2018 Black Eyed Susan Pick: Goodonehoney
    Although it pays just a quarter of the purse of the Kentucky Oaks and is a grade below, I still treat the second leg of the "Filly Triple Crown" -- the Black Eyed Susan Stakes -- as a major stakes and will allocate a $50 bankroll, similar to two weeks
    via NJ Horseplayer on May 17, 2018 10:08 pm
  • BARN Podcast 5/18/18
    We start our look ahead to the weekend and discuss the Preakness undercard. The BARN Jury joins the show to talk about how they think the Preakness will work out and more. The post BARN Podcast 5/18/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 17, 2018 9:22 pm
  • The Haiku Handicapper: 2018 Preakness Stakes
    Joe Nevills, sales editor for the Daily Racing Form and columnist for Arabian Finish Line, analyzes the 2018 Preakness Stakes field in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five.#1 - QuipBypassed the DerbyTo be Justify's wingmanTough break for you,
    via Joe Nevills on May 17, 2018 2:52 pm
  • Strategy Could Play a Big Part in the Preakness
    Slop or no slop, the Preakness Stakes looks pretty cut-and-dried on paper, or perhaps it should be cut-and-wet. The likely sloppy track will be nothing new to Justify and Good Magic, the two standout horses who dominate the morning line odds, with Justify being made an overwhelming 1-2 favorite. The
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on May 17, 2018 2:38 pm
  • HRI Preakness Consensus Highly Justififed
    Justified, the 1-2 early line favorite for the middle leg of Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, has the look of the 1927 Yankees. The advance odds made Bob Baffert wince at yesterday's post draw presser, the Hall of Famer stating that it surely applies a lot of added pressure. What Baffert
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on May 17, 2018 2:35 pm
  • Woodlawn, my, Woodlawn
    Library of Congress photoYes, it’s tired, but it’s true. It’s time for the annual reminder by this blog, and in the spirit of its predecessor blog, to remind the good citizens of Maryland that the treasured prize for their Preakness Stakes, the Woodlawn Vase, is a Kentucky prize. We’ll spare
    via Barn 6A on May 17, 2018 12:15 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 5/17/18
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Darin Zocalli, Jason Settlemoir, Janine Gesek, Rich Mattei, and Matt Kakaley The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 5/17/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 17, 2018 12:10 pm
  • Churchill Downs Inc.’s long road to New Jersey
    Day Three of the new world order in the sports betting and online gambling world saw an analysis of Churchill Downs Inc.’s possibilities by this blog become dated before anyone else read it. The pace of this race set in motion by Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling will be fast.
    via Barn 6A on May 17, 2018 7:30 am
  • Racing might not benefit from sports betting
    The legalization of sports betting this week is being looked upon as a big plus for horse racing. But there are many reasons why the anticipated benefits might not materialize. Meanwhile, the unanticipated entry of Eclipse champion Good Magic has made the Preakness more than a walk in the park
    via Ante Post on May 17, 2018 7:01 am
  • BARN Podcast 5/17/18
    It's our Preakness Roundtable as we discuss all of the contenders in Saturday's big race as well as the Black-Eyed Susan and Pimlico Special!  The post BARN Podcast 5/17/18 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 16, 2018 10:24 pm
  • My 2018 Preakness Stakes Picks
    The 2018 Preakness Stakes is here. Unlike most everyone else on the planet, I don't believe that Justify is a lock. In fact, I'm leaving Justify out of my exacta. I explain why, along with releasing my Top 4 in the following blog. My 2018 Preakness Stakes Picks 1. Tenfold Sounds
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on May 16, 2018 7:41 pm
  • 2018 Preakness Cheat Sheet
    Need to quickly get up to speed on the 2018 Preakness field? If not, share this thumbnail of the field with your friends and family who don’t follow racing as closely as you do!
    via Hello Race Fans! on May 16, 2018 7:24 pm
  • Some Sports Wagering Information re Disparate State Gambling Rules
    Following is a Press Release from a gambling site in the U.K. You may find this of interest, hence, it appears below Now that sports betting has been legalized, there's never been a better time to dive deeper into the most (and least) accepted forms of gambling in the US
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on May 16, 2018 5:13 pm
  • THE GREATEST PREAKNESS
    The late ABC-TV sports announcer and Thoroughbred-horse owner Jim McKay said the 1989 Preakness was “the best race that I have ever witnessed.”  It certainly was the best and closest Preakness in history. Although Sunday Silence had beaten favored Easy Goer two weeks before in the Kentucky Derby, by 2
    via Horse Racing Business on May 16, 2018 11:47 am
  • The Dichotomy of Gambling Pricing
    Good morning everyone.I caught a tweet this morning which says:.@WilliamHillUS plans to offer same lines, odds and betting menu in New Jersey as they do in Nevada. Betting will begin over the counter only, until gaming enforcement and legislature sets regulations for mobile wagering.— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 16,
    via Pull the Pocket on May 16, 2018 11:22 am
  • Stakes Profile: Preakness
    What kind of running style historically wins the Preakness? 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.
    via Hello Race Fans! on May 16, 2018 8:45 am
  • Dutrow To Racing Community: If Given A Second Chance, I Won’t Let You Down
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning trainer Rick Dutrow has written an open letter to members of the Thoroughbred community, communicating his hope that the New York State Gaming Commission will reconsider the 10-year suspension he received in 2011 for an accumulation of rules violations from the regulatory board's predecessor, the New
    via Paulick Report Features on May 15, 2018 6:18 pm
  • Breaking News via Cub Reporter – “Emergency Horse Racing Braintrust Meeting Called”
    Cub Reporter never fails to amaze all of us.The throwback part reporter part gumshoe, just texted with some huge breaking news."They're meeting right now." he said."Who?", I texted back."Magna, Churchill, Chris Kay, Daruty, even people from California who never come to these things", he said.According to Cub (not his real
    via Pull the Pocket on May 15, 2018 3:32 pm
  • May 15, 2018
    Catlaunch 2001-2018   Everybody on the farm loved Catlaunch, and “the Cat” loved everybody. Here are some thoughts about him by three of his daily companions, some of his many friends, some of the people with whom he shared special bonds.     “Catlaunch was one of the most gentle
    via Old Friends on May 15, 2018 2:24 pm
  • justify brings an elusive victory in the kentucky derby to the storm cat line
    With his game victory under trying conditions in the May 5 Kentucky Derby, Justify brushed a couple of tedious talking points into the dustbin of history. The most obvious is the wretched “curse of Apollo,” as the unbeaten colt became first Kentucky Derby winner in more than a century not
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on May 15, 2018 1:20 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: May 15, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast Special guest Craig Bernick joins JK and PTF to talk about what legalized sports betting means for racing. Plus, a look ahead to the Preakness and the debut event of the World Horseplayers’ Tour.​​ The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing,
    via DRF Players Podcast on May 15, 2018 12:40 pm
  • Hofburg Enjoying Life at the Spa
    While many of the leading Preakness contenders are preparing for the second jewel in the Triple Crown at Churchill Downs and Belmont Park, several of them coming out of the Kentucky Derby, there is one horse likely waiting for the Belmont Stakes who is tucked away far from the action,
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on May 15, 2018 11:56 am
  • Legal Sports Betting Brings Out Some Serious Hot Takes
    Legal sports betting is upon us, as the Supreme Court says (this is not high-level legal analysis, I just bet horses) the old laws were bad, and because they were bad, they are kind of moot now.The reaction to this has been, well, pretty interesting.The first reaction, and we've seen
    via Pull the Pocket on May 15, 2018 11:14 am
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