• 9 Days to Derby: Brody’s Cause’s Kentucky Derby Outlook
    Brody’s Cause: by Giants Causeway, out of Sweet Breanna (2nd Woodbine Oaks, $352k) Prior to his 3rd start, Brody’s Cause was coming off a maiden special weight win at Churchill. Our trip notes for these races can be found in the comments. 3rd career start: (G1 Breeders’ Futurity, 8.5F, muddy…
    via Triphandicapping on April 28, 2016 10:48 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Podcast 4/28/16
    Mike and Mike debut their show on the BetAmerica Radio Network talking all things harness racing. Guests include Hall of Famer Jimmy Takter, Barry Brown, BetAmerica’s Jason Beem, Anthony MacDonald, and Jordan Stratton.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on April 28, 2016 9:10 pm
  • Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1993
    Since 1979 I had missed viewing in person one Kentucky Derby. Each year I was like a kid on the night before Christmas or in my case Hanukah and Christmas as I would get so excited weeks before the Derby trip. I would start studying weeks before not just for…
    via Tournament Edge on April 28, 2016 9:06 pm
  • Scuderi Finds Success With Seeking the Silver
    Scuderi and Paulassilverlining at Aqueduct. NYRA/Adam Coglianese photo More than 24 hours after Paulassilverlining won her second graded stakes, the Distaff (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack April 17, owner and breeder Vincent Scuderi was still beaming. “Yeah,” he said. “I still have a smile on my face.” A 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, out…
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on April 28, 2016 8:35 pm
  • Derby Profiles by Amy Nesse Gun Runner
     GUN RUNNER  By  Amy Nesse Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockey Guild If you’re not using Formulator, you are not getting all you can from your past performances, what better time to try them than Derby time, and get a 10% discount on any…
    via Past the Wire on April 28, 2016 8:12 pm
  • Racetrackers Nyquist Jockey Mario Gutierrez Keenel Dan;C Carter;El Potro Roberto
    This week we have Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist's rider Mario Gutierrez as our guest and we speak to horse behavioral expert Calvin Carter as well as Keeneland Dan and Roberto El Potro
    via Racetrackers Podcast on April 28, 2016 8:00 pm
  • New issue of North American Trainer
    The new issue of North American Trainer is online, with features on A.P. Indy -- who has six male-line descendants currently set to run in the Kentucky Derby -- and his grandson Tapit (sire of Derby hopefuls Creator, Lani, and Mohaymen); Hall of Famer Serena's Song; a historic retrospective on lady…
    via Running Rough Shod on April 28, 2016 7:53 pm
  • Watch More 2016 Kentucky Derby Contender Workouts
    Like watching workouts? We've compiled 2016 Kentucky Derby contender workouts from April 26 to today in one place for your viewing ease and enjoyment.
    via Hello Race Fans! on April 28, 2016 6:28 pm
  • Songbird’s absence makes Oaks a super betting race
    Super filly Songbird will be missed in the Kentucky Oaks but her defection has created the best betting race of Derby weekend with a half-dozen or more possible favorites and a herd of live price horses. Even better, the Oaks is tied, as always, to the Derby in a double…
    via Ante Post on April 28, 2016 4:33 pm
  • 9 Days to Derby: Tom’s Ready’s Kentucky Derby Outlook
    Tom’s Ready: by More Than Ready, out of Goodbye Stranger Prior to his 6th career start, Tom’s Ready record was 5-1-1-0 and was coming off a lackluster performance in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club, contested over a sloppy track. Trip notes of those previous races can be found in the…
    via Triphandicapping on April 28, 2016 3:44 pm
  • Crist Opines on Canterbury’s Two Moves & the Breeders’ Cup
    In the DRF today, Steve Crist highlighted two huge moves by Canterbury Park. First he lauded the takeout reduction: "Canterbury is well positioned to show substantial gains. It has had virtually no national simulcasting presence, so almost any business from players wanting to vote their approval of the new rates…
    via Horseplayers Association of North America on April 28, 2016 2:54 pm
  • miss temple city has upward trend in class and potential
    Especially here in the States, we don’t frequently see fillies stuffing the colts in Grade 1 stakes, but Miss Temple City (by Temple City) looked pretty good doing just that in Keeneland’s Maker’s 46 Mile on April 16. From the evidence of Tepin (Bernstein) and Miesque (Nureyev) in the Breeders’…
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on April 28, 2016 2:38 pm
  • Fornatale: Broth goes old school to qualify
    0 Peter Thomas Fornatale Rick Broth is an anachronism in the contest world, where many players these days come armed with laptops and spreadsheets. He’s so old school that he’s still upset about the Form abandoning the larger format in favor of the current slimmer version. “I want to…
    via Peter Thomas Fornatale DRF Blog on April 28, 2016 2:03 pm
  • Rolex competitor no longer a Mystery
    Boyd Martin laughed at the thought. It was moments after winning the Asheville Regional Airport $75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase on Blackfoot Mystery in February. “I feel sorry for the jockeys who have ever ridden him,” Martin said. There were three.
    via This is Horse Racing on April 28, 2016 1:49 pm
  • Crist: Canterbury betting on lower takeout
    Canterbury Downs made a bold and popular decision when it announced last week that it was reducing the pari-mutuel takeout for its upcoming race meet. Its new rates of 15 percent on straight wagers and 18 percent on all others will be the lowest in the nation when the Shakopee,…
    via Feedly on April 28, 2016 1:44 pm
  • Kentucky Derby 16-20 in Point Standings
    The Kentucky Derby is about a week away. In this blog, I run down horses from 16 to 20 in the point standings. One thing should be clear to anybody who has wagered on the Kentucky Derby the past couple of years, not paying attention to the 16 through 20 horses…
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on April 28, 2016 1:30 pm
  • Saratoga Casino and Raceway, RIP
    So Saratoga Casino and Raceway is no more.  In a decision to re-brand the racino in anticipation of competition from a new casino opening in Schenectady in March, officials rolled out a new name, Saratoga Casino Hotel.  No mention of racing in the new name. Needless to say horsemen are…
    via View from the Grandstand on April 28, 2016 9:34 am
  • BARN Episode 4/28/16
    Jason recaps the news of the day and is joined by Wesley Mahan to play some NYRA trivia. Then NYRA Analyst for TimeformUS David Aragona joins the program to talk about the upcoming Belmont meeting and much more.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on April 28, 2016 9:00 am
  • Heavyweights for Hall of Fame
    The National Museum of Racing rolled out the 2016 Hall of Fame induction class earlier this week – unfortunately the same day official word came out that the 2018 Breeders’ Cup would be at Churchill Downs – and talk about a stellar group.
    via This is Horse Racing on April 28, 2016 8:22 am
  • Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1992
    “And Arazi runs right by ‘em.” Coming into the 1992 Derby there was no way I could get those words or the visual of Arazi winning the 1991 Breeders Cup Juvenile out of my mind. It was more than a memorable performance by a horse. It was a display of…
    via Tournament Edge on April 28, 2016 8:19 am
  • Kentucky Derby 2016: Photos & Perspective from the Backside
    After several mornings of observing, shooting video, and conducting interviews on the Churchill Downs backside, I decided to make today mostly about snapping a few photos. No expensive photo equipment, so I will warn you that this is the best I can do on my phone, but overall, I think…
    via Zipse at the Track on April 28, 2016 7:11 am
    Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities, has taken an admirable step toward making its pari-mutuel offerings more competitive with betting alternatives.  Following is an excerpt from the racetrack’s announcement: “Canterbury Park racing officials today announced a sweeping reduction in pari-mutuel takeout that will result in [Canterbury Park]…
    via Horse Racing Business on April 28, 2016 6:00 am
  • War Front’s best yet is all set for what could be a monstrous season
    Air Force Blue (Seamie Heffernan) during a racecourse gallop at the Curragh last month. Photo: Racingfotos.com Donn McCleanApril 28, 2016Air Force Blue was not favourite when he made his racecourse debut at the Curragh on Irish 1,000 Guineas day last May.  Sent off a 4-1 shot, the plan was…
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on April 28, 2016 5:00 am
    By Hans Ebert If anyone needs to understand what makes horse racing at Happy Valley so special, they really should have been at the races last night. Yes, most know and have seen the unique venue where there exists a racecourse in the middle of skyscrapers that’s always been something…
    via RacingB*tch on April 28, 2016 4:47 am
  • 10 Days to Derby: Danzing Candy’s Kentucky Derby Outlook
    Danzing Candy: by Twirling Candy, whom Danzing Candy is his most successful progeny in one crop, out of Talkin and Singing who is a half to Better Talk Now ($4.3M, Multiple G1 winner on turf)   Prior to his 3rd career start, Danzing Candy had an eventful debut at 6.5F…
    via Triphandicapping on April 27, 2016 11:02 pm
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