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- Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Nov. 4, 2019We start our two-day look back at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and discuss the big races from Saturday including the Classic, Turf, Mile, and Sprint. The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Nov. 4, 2019 appeared first on Bet on Horse Racing with TwinSpires.
- Bloodstock Observations from the 2019 Breeders’ CupAmerican Pharoah sired a Breeders' Cup winnerin his first crop.Understandably, the main headline in this year’s Breeders’ Cup will be the loss of Mongolian Groom Saturday night after his breakdown in the Classic. While his breakdown marred an otherwise good two days of racing, in the day and hours before
- The Indelible Image of the BC JuvenileSometimes, the true spirit of horse racing is not what happens on the racetrack, but what happens in one’s heart off the racetrack. Was the enduring memory of Zenyatta’s Breeders’ Cup Classic victory her dramatic run from last to first or the frenzy of emotion and flowing tears in the
- Breeders’ Cup Saturday picksSo much for the Friday Breeders’ Cup card being predictable. This will be updated to reflect scratches. Race 4 | Grade I Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint | 7 furlongs 1. Spiced Perfection 2. Covfefe 3. Come Dancing 4. Dawn the Destroyer Comment: Covfefe is a deserving favorite and ticks every box, except
- Stakes Profile: Breeders’ Cup MileWhat kind of running style historically wins the Breeders' Cup Mile? 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.
- The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Safety Is ParamountOrganizers of the Breeders' Cup World Championships chose to stay at Santa Anita, despite pressure related to a rash of equine fatalities at the track earlier this year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of protecting racehorses given that backdrop. Plus,
- Saturday Breeders Cup AnalysisIt's been some time that I've posted, but got a head start on Breeders Cup handicapping and so am posting thoughts about each of the 9 races carded for Santa Anita on Saturday. I'll circle back Saturday morning with my full list of proposed wagers for the card, once I've decided
- Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday picksThe Breeders’ Cup is back at Santa Anita Park for edition XXXVI. In a year where controversies have made more headlines than superstar horses, maybe it’s good and cathartic to look to the future with these juveniles. If 2019 was the year of “oh no,” “meh” and “ugh,” this
- Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Nov. 1, 2019We continue to discuss the upcoming Breeders’ Cup weekend of races. Looking ahead to the Juvenile races on Friday and the other championship Saturday races as well as a look back at the Thursday races and how the track was playing. The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
- DRF’s Privman honored with Joe Hirsch AwardJay Privman, the longtime national correspondent for Daily Racing Form, was honored with the Joe Hirsch Award for Outstanding News Reporting at
- IF MAX SCHERZER HAD BEEN A RACEHORSEBefore and after last night’s deciding Game 7 in the 2019 World Series, the New York Post reported online about the physical condition of the injured ace pitcher for the Washington Nationals: “HOUSTON — Three days after not being able to raise his right arm due to a nerve issue
- Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Oct. 31, 2019It’s our Day 2 Breeders’ Cup Roundtable as we focus on discussing the Saturday races. Excited to welcome in handicappers Jessica Paquette and Josh Hanson to join us to talk about all nine Saturday BC races. The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Oct. 31, 2019 appeared first on
- October 29, 2019This weekend is the 2019 Breeders’ Cup! This year’s championship races will be run Friday Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Here’s the Breeders’ Cup’s official information on ways to watch this year’s races and related events. For Old Friends, this time of year has some special
- BREEDERS’ CUP COMPARED TO CHAMPIONS DAY AT ASCOTThe QIPCO Champions Day at Ascot is the British version of the Breeders’ Cup. Champions Day 2019 was held at Ascot Racecourse on October 19th and the Breeders’ Cup is scheduled for November 1st and 2nd. The events are year-end championships, but they are structurally different. Champions Day consists of
- Plane Rides and Stakes WinsNo jet lag here.
- ‘Secretariat’s coming’Editor's note: Terry Hill, who brought unique life experience, talent and style to his spot on The Saratoga Special editorial team last summer, was among the crowd at Woodbine for two-time Horse of the Year Secretariat's final start in the Canadian International Stakes 46 years ago today, Oct. 28, 1973.
- And So the 3-Year-Old Plot ThickensThe most fascinating aspect of 2019 is trying to envision how historians are going to treat this unique crop of 3-year-olds, whose adventures read something like an Agatha Christie novel, with twists and turns on every page. You just never know what is going to happen next. Not even Christie's
- Pedigree Insights: MkfancyMemories being as short as they are in the bloodstock world, it may come as something of a surprise when I remind you that Makfi (GB) was the highest-priced new stallion in Europe in 2011. At a fee of £25,000, Makfi was ahead of Lope de Vega, who was
- top value-sire khozan showing strength with first-crop juveniles in stakesWhile Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile) is battling for freshman sire supremacy with Florida Derby winner Constitution (Tapit), nestled in among the highly ranked young sires standing for five-figure or six-figure fees is a pair of less-expensive animals: Competitive Edge (Super Saver) in third and Khozan (Distorted Humor) in
- #Crown19 ThoughtsIt's night two of the Crown at Woodbine/Mohawk Raceway Park (I think that's it).Since two of the best people in harness racing - Ms. Fanning and Mr. Campbell - are involved in the Breeders' Crown, it is incumbent on me (and all people without hearts of coal!) to publish some
- American Theorem will skip Breeders’ Cup JuvenileThe news was first reported by Joaquin Jaime on TVG. ... BREEDERS' CUP 2019: See DRF's special section with top contenders, odds, comments,
- Horses Run Around in a CircleThere was an interesting conversation on the twitter today after Ray Paulick tweeted a link to his piece about Woodbine deserving another Breeders' Cup. Most would think a world class venue like Woodbine's wouldn't cause much consternation in a topic of holding a world class event, but it does because
- Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 10/24/19Mike and Mike talk harness racing every Thursday in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured co-host Nick Barnsdale, Mark McKelvie, Chris Page, Peter Wrenn, and Tony Alagna The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 10/24/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- PROFESSIONAL SPORTS-TEAM OWNERS INVOLVED IN HORSE RACINGForbes magazine recently published the 2019 list of “America’s Richest Sports Team Owners.” Three have interests in Thoroughbred racing–Dan Gilbert, Gayle Benson and Vincent Viola. Dan Gilbert, number 10 on the Forbes list and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association, operates Thistledown as part of
- No WordsI’ve been trying to put Far Hills into words and will at some point this week. Here and in the Irish Field.