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  • BARN Podcast 7/15/19
    We're looking back at a busy Saturday from around racing including opening weekend at Saratoga, the Indiana Derby and Oaks, Million Preview Day at Arlington and more! The post BARN Podcast 7/15/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on July 14, 2019 7:05 pm
  • My Juliet Worthy Addition to Hall of Fame
    It was April 2, 1974. It should have been April 1, for what better April Fool’s joke than telling someone that a filly who had just finished second in a four-furlong maiden race at Fonner Park, a five-furlong bullring track in Grand Island, Nebraska would one day be crowned a
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on July 14, 2019 3:05 pm
  • TDN Op/Ed: the Black-Type System and Cataloguing Standards are Ripe for Overhaul
    The modern black-type system began to take shape in Europe in 1971 when group designators were introduced to differentiate different levels of stakes races. This system was widened to North America/Canada in 1973 and was further refined by the creation of the International Cataloguing Standards Committee in 1981 and the
    via TDN Op/Ed on July 14, 2019 2:03 pm
  • The Hero
    “Count your coughs. Change your leads. Watch my flag.”
    via This is Horse Racing on July 13, 2019 11:44 pm
  • Grade 1 Diana Tops PH Contest Card
    After taking a collar last weekend in three races, I'm eager to get back in the win column on a 4-race Public Handicapper slate that's highlighted by the shortest yet most intriguing race -- the Grade 1 Diana Stakes on the first weekend at Saratoga Race Course.There are some serious
    via NJ Horseplayer on July 13, 2019 3:32 pm
  • The Closer
    “Hey Miles, Mariano Rivera is coming to Saratoga this summer.”
    via This is Horse Racing on July 12, 2019 9:37 pm
  • Taking Stock: First Crops of Sires are Potent
    Fasig-Tipton’s July Sale this past week once again highlighted the allure of yearlings by first-crop sires. In particular, Darley’s duo of Frosted (Tapit) and Nyquist (Uncle Mo) had the sale’s co-second-highest lots at $330,000 each, while the WinStar young guns Outwork (Uncle Mo) and Speightster (Speightstown) had the fourth- and
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on July 12, 2019 1:56 pm
  • The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: New And Improved Saratoga?
    The annual Saratoga summer meet is underway, and there are several significant changes to this year's meet. Among them, the meeting will be longer in duration but with shorter race weeks, and the New York Racing Association is changing the format of its Pick 6 bet. In this edition of
    via Paulick Report Features on July 12, 2019 10:10 am
  • This Week at Saratoga: August 11 – 16
    We’re a bit slow out of the gate this year, so apologies if you missed anything yesterday. But we’re underway at Saratoga Race Course for the 151st racing meeting, and as always, you’ll find a list here of all of the terrific events going on in Saratoga this summer.
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on July 12, 2019 9:35 am
  • Stakes Profile: Delaware Handicap
    What kind of running style historically wins the Delaware Handicap? 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 July 12, 2019 3:40 am
  • True Calling
    They don’t make horses like Quick Call anymore, but that’s OK. The one they did make might just live forever. The 35-year-old gelding is the senior resident of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances farm at the Wallkill Correctional Facility in Wallkill, N.Y.
    via This is Horse Racing on July 12, 2019 12:00 am
  • Eight Weeks
    It’s July 11 and we’re in Saratoga.
    via This is Horse Racing on July 11, 2019 11:33 pm
  • The jumpers are why I love this time of year
    A few years back I had a regular gig on a sports show on a Taupo radio station where one of my co-hosts was renowned for asking “have I told you how much I love this time of year?” before going on to proclaim it his absolute favourite. What you
    via Racing Thoughts on July 11, 2019 10:10 pm
  • Happy Birthday to America’s Equine Artist, Edward Troye
    Dear Readers: On Friday, July 12, we celebrate the birthday of Edward Troye (1808–1874), America’s preeminent animal painter of the 19th century. Readers who have visited Lexington, Kentucky may have unknowingly seen his work across town as “Big Lex,” the big blue horse that was adapted from his portrait of
    via Antebellum Turf Times on July 11, 2019 7:00 pm
  • How The Voided Claim Of A South Dakota-Bred Saved A World Record
    There are myriad stories of horses that turned the corner into national prominence after being claimed by the right connections, but in 1983 a botched claim kept the horse Win Stat on the path to becoming a graded stakes winner and world record-holder. The story of Win Stat's failed claim
    via Paulick Report Features on July 11, 2019 5:36 pm
  • The Walk
    There’s Lena. Sparky. Robbie. Clocker Dave. Cindy. Rusty’s cat. The long shrill of another lost horse signaling to another lost horse, they’ll settle down in a few days, once, they know that this place is OK.
    via This is Horse Racing on July 10, 2019 10:15 pm
  • Thunder, Richie, and the Great Spa Comeback
    With Saratoga about to open, you can bet there will be new stories added to the lore of this hallowed racetrack that is so steeped in history, dating back to the Civil War.When one looks at the history of The Spa they normally go right to the meet’s premier event,
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on July 10, 2019 3:50 pm
  • Lamoreaux: In Baseball And Horse Racing, It’s Time To Reexamine The Need For Early Speed
    As a boy, radio hooked me on Thoroughbred racing and baseball.  Mel Allen and Red Barber with their melodic southern baseball idioms and Clem McCarthy and Ted Huesing  with their dramatic Kentucky Derby stretch calls turned both sports for me into poetic adventures. I could literally smell the hotdogs in
    via Paulick Report Features on July 10, 2019 10:31 am
    Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York is the oldest racetrack in the United States, founded in 1863 in the midst of the American Civil War. It evolved into a Gilded Age summer attraction for people of all economic circumstances, who came to escape the heat in the cities,
    via Horse Racing Business on July 10, 2019 6:00 am
  • Updated Site, New Datasets
    Horse Racing Datasets gets a much needed update as well as new datasets for Saratoga and Del Mar.
    via Raceday 360 on July 9, 2019 8:06 pm
  • PR Special Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale: Broodmare Of The Year?
    The Paulick Report has put together a special print publication for the Fasig-Tipton July Sale of Selected Yearlings, available here and on the sales grounds in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills looks at the race for Broodmare of the Year so far in 2019
    via Paulick Report Features on July 9, 2019 10:32 am
  • Does NYRA Owe Jerry Hollendorfer Due Process?
    On June 22 this year, soon after the fourth horse this year from Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's barn was fatally injured at Santa Anita, the Stronach Group, owners of the Santa Anita track as well as Golden Gate Fields in Northern California, announced that Hollendorfer was being ejected
    via The Business of Racing on July 8, 2019 10:24 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Perfectly Imperfect
    Breeders operating on limited budgets can find encouragement from the pedigrees of both of the 3-year-olds which shone in last weekend’s GI Invitational turf races at Belmont. Both winners come from highly accomplished families, but both also have at least one distinctly weak link in their female line. For
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on July 8, 2019 4:53 pm
  • July 8, 2019
    We had an amazing weekend at Old Friends.Saturday was Wise Dan Day! Wise DanHorse of the Year 2012 & 2013 Thanks to the generosity of Charlie and Amy LoPresti, the two-time Horse of the Year made a personal appearance at Old Friends’ party in his honor to benefit our retirees.
    via Old Friends on July 8, 2019 1:54 pm
    Images hold a memory in place and this image, of a champion colt who has been long-forgotten, is about to find its frame.   ROMAN SOLDIER pictured in 1935 at Hialeah Park, Florida. An NEA photograph. (Source: EBAY.)   Go looking for Roman Soldier and you’ll be greeted by blanks
    via The Vault on July 8, 2019 1:33 pm
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