• A Handicapping Look-In on Saturday’s White Pearl at Gulfstream
    A look at Saturday's Late Pick 4 feature race as it appears without the star ratings. If interested in more, as well as an analysis of the other three races comprising the P4 sequence, information is available at JohnPricci.com RACE 11: WHITE PEARL STAKES F & M 4 & UP
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on February 17, 2017 12:25 pm
  • Different generations, same goals for Eppler and Gaudet
    They are of different generations. They train at different racetracks. One was born into the business, the other came to it late, in the face of family resistance. But their lives have been linked for decades, and last year, trainers Mary Eppler and Lacey Gaudet both found themselves in a
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on February 17, 2017 10:00 am
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike USTA Election Debate Special
    Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday night in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured the 1st ever USTA Presidential Debate.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on February 17, 2017 9:24 am
  • Going for Gold
    Ski Friday. Yes, ski Friday. Off to the slopes with Miles for the finale of the ski season at Bryce Resort. The Ski Olympics. Miles goes at 11:30. Last week, we arrived at the slopes, found our rental equipment, hooked up our lift ticket, pulled our goggles down and stared
    via This is Horse Racing on February 17, 2017 8:13 am
  • ‘Passing’ era for Churchill Downs Inc. shareholders
    Churchill Downs Inc. graphic showing dividend history.The shareholder pass to the racetracks of Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. is now a thing of the past. The racing, gaming and electronic games company has announced that its free admission passes for shareholders will cease to exist March 1. The passes date back
    via Barn 6A on February 17, 2017 8:04 am
  • Is this the most gifted Kentucky Derby contender we’ve seen so far?
    Officially, it may not be a points-scoring leg on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, but TRC still considers the G2 San Vicente Stakes potentially very informative and it is certainly part of our build-up series. Using the tools available to him via the TRC Global Rankings algorithm, James Willoughby
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on February 17, 2017 5:00 am
    TWEET OF THE DAY Michael Freedman granted a trainer's license for next season in HK? Smart move, especially with the future in mindpic.twitter.com/KdLkDxvvmS — RacingB*tch (@Racingb_tch) February 17, 2017 IS RACING ITS OWN WORST ENEMY? It is stating the bleeding obvious that sport, globally, is dealing with a multitude of
    via RacingB*tch on February 17, 2017 4:13 am
  • The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?
    It's no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important races coast to coast. In this week's Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field
    via Paulick Report Features on February 17, 2017 12:12 am
  • BARN Podcast 2/17/17
    We preview the weekend as Michelle Yu from BetAmerica joins us for her daymakers segment. Then the BARN Jury discuss their favorite films and more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on February 16, 2017 11:49 pm
  • the Doc is in!
    The Doc hasn’t been in for a while. Before today, Doc Curlin (Jasmine Jewel, by Mr. Greeley) hadn’t run since last April.  The five-year-old gelding had raced eight times between ages three and four, earning his diploma in a $40,000 maiden claimer at Belmont in October 2015.  That came for trainer
    via Blinkers Off on February 16, 2017 11:38 pm
  • CAFÉ
        MOVING AHEAD… ALCOHOL AND GAMING COMMISSION OF ONTARIO RELEASES FINDINGS REPORT In the spring of 2016, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) launched its ‘Moving Ahead: Horse Racing Regulation in Ontario’ project, in order to modernize regulatory rules that govern horse racing in Ontario. The AGCO
    via Thoroughblog on February 16, 2017 10:41 pm
  • Racetrackers – Proud to announce STEVE CAUTHEN as our guest this Thurdays. Join
    This week Bil and Dina have the legendary Steve Cauthen as their guest celebrating Steve Cauthen's career and tremendous 1977 monh of February where he won 77 races.  
    via Racetrackers Podcast on February 16, 2017 8:00 pm
  • Hear it Here: Jonathan Thomas
    One of our own, Jonathan Thomas, hit Steeplechase Times as an apprentice jockey when he went on a tear winning six races in 1999 and seven races in 2000. The Virginian’s burgeoning career came to a crashing halt when he fell from Darn Tipalarm at Colonial Downs in 2000.
    via This is Horse Racing on February 16, 2017 3:42 pm
  • Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’
    Ken Ramsey, the winningest owner in Kentucky history and an accomplished breeder, has begun the process of dramatically downsizing his Thoroughbred operation with the intention of reducing his stock by more than 50 percent. Ken and his wife, Sarah, have 630 horses as part of a massive racing and breeding
    via Paulick Report Features on February 16, 2017 3:00 pm
  • Sharp Azteca impressive at Gulfstream
    0 Dan Illman In last week's FormBlog, I discussed ST. JOE BAY, who seems destined for the Dubai Golden Shaheen after polishing off a pair of graded sprint races in Southern California.   When SHARP AZTECA drubbed a good field in last Saturday's Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap, Team
    via Dan Illman DRF Blog on February 16, 2017 2:00 pm
    The last three winners of the Kentucky Derby were trained in California and four of the last five winners came to Kentucky from the Golden State:  Nyquist, American Pharoah, California Chrome, and I’ll Have Another.  Is this a sign of dominance from the West Coast? Hardly. Prior to I’ll Have
    via Horse Racing Business on February 16, 2017 9:00 am
  • Winning is the only thing, according to a Derby trend
    One loss shouldn't dash the hopes of Kentucky Derby prospects but a trend over the past five years indicates that it's a bad omen. The five most recent Derby winners have gone 12-for-12 in their preps. Throw out a defeat in a grass race by Animal Kingdom and another year
    via Ante Post on February 16, 2017 8:01 am
  • Throwback Thursday: Winning and Losing with Robby Albarado
    In celebration of Robby Albarado's 5,000th career victory (accomplished Jan. 22), we dug around the archives. Here's the 43-year-old Louisiana native talking about the best and worst losses in his career. Published in The Saratoga Special Aug. 29, 2009.
    via This is Horse Racing on February 16, 2017 6:44 am
  • BARN Podcast 2/16/17
    Jason covers the news of the day and is joined by Matt Dinerman from Golden Gate Fields to discuss the upcoming El Camino Real Derby and more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on February 15, 2017 11:22 pm
  • Vitali Gets Stay Of Parx Racing Ejection, Seeking Florida HBPA Board Position
    Trainer Marcus Vitali received a stay from the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission of an eviction notice by Parx Racing and will be permitted to run the horse Eagle of Delight at the suburban Philadelphia racetrack on Saturday. Vitali, who was denied stalls and whose entries were banned at Gulfstream Park
    via Paulick Report Features on February 15, 2017 8:44 am
  • BARN Podcast 2/15/17
    Jason is joined by Oaklawn Park track announcer Vic Stauffer who discusses the ups and downs of his first season back in the booth since Hollywood Park closed. They also talk about living in Hot Springs, racing at Oaklawn and more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on February 14, 2017 10:51 pm
  • February 14, 2017
    ANNOUNCING OLD FRIENDS’ SILKS CONTEST! A Contest? Whee! Rapid Redux (R) and Amazombie (L) Here they come running! They can’t wait to try their hooves at drawing a design for Old Friends’ official silks! If you win, what do you get? Fame! Glory! and a seriously beautiful Prize! INFO HERE
    via Old Friends on February 14, 2017 8:33 pm
  • The Inspiration of American Pharoah
    Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” No one can really put into words the centuries-long bond between horses and humans, especially the emotional and sometimes mystical attachment we have had with these magnificent creatures
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on February 14, 2017 6:59 pm
  • A Costly But Fun Day at Tampa Bay
    In the modern era, I’ve always thought of Tampa Bay Downs, the old stomping grounds of a race caller named Tom Durkin, as “The Little Track That Could.” Back in the day, it completed a circuit with Finger Lakes and other small U.S. tracks and one year, if memory serves,
    via Pricci’s On the Line on February 14, 2017 3:52 pm
  • Arrogate, Unbridled’s Song and Saudi Arabia
    While I was thinking about a topic for this Weekly Column, I came across the result of the UAE 1,000 Guineas. The first two places were taken by fillies in whose pedigree, in the second generation, we can find the name of Unbridled’s Song, the stallion whose son Arrogate dominated
    via Blacktype Pedigree on February 14, 2017 3:33 pm
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