• BARN Episode 9/26/16
    Jason recaps all the action from the Cotillion, the Pennsylvania Derby, the Oklahoma Derby and much more in this recap edition of the BetAmerica Radio Network.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on September 26, 2016 1:03 am
  • Desert God’s Indian St. Leger and record
    By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) (Ed. note: link to video of race below. Grades of races listed for informational purposes only. All Indian graded races qualify as Listed black type internationally.) In 1976-77, Squanderer, one of India’s all-time great horses, went through his Classic year with a string of nine
    via Sid Fernando + Observations on September 25, 2016 10:59 pm
    By Hans Ebert It’s easy enough to say: Happy Wednesday. Add to that Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong. But how the HKJC created this experience for customers- and just what an entertaining experience it is- would be short-changed if confined only to the racing pages of newspapers. It deserves
    via RacingB*tch on September 25, 2016 9:44 pm
  • Special Report: Pennysylvania Derby Day a Family Affair
    By Zac Coffman Special Correspondent BENSALEM, PA., September 24, 2016--Parx was in the national spotlight Saturday as they hosted the annual Pennsylvania Derby Day card, this year featuring a three-year-old championship duel between Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness winner Exaggerator. Walking through the crowd early in the day, however,
    via Pricci’s On the Line on September 25, 2016 4:15 pm
  • How Are The Top 25 Trainers Faring As Compared With This Point In 2015?
    Here’s a look at how the top trainers are faring as we approach the last quarter of the year. I compared their stats for this past Monday, September 19, and those for September 19 2015. Number one Ron Burke has made 165 (5%) fewer starts than a year ago; his
    via View from the Grandstand on September 25, 2016 1:58 pm
        Toronto Ont.September 24, 2016.Woodbine Racetrack.Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Caren to victory in the $150,000 dollar Ontario Colleen Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack over the E.P.Taylor turf course.Caren is owned by Robert Marzilli and trained by Michael De Paulo. michael burns photo     SONGBIRD is 11 for 11 in
    via Thoroughblog on September 25, 2016 7:19 am
  • Meet the one-of-a-kind race-caller opening up new horizons for NYRA
    As post time drew near for the 147th Travers Stakes, a tall, slim man raised his binoculars to his eyes. Standing in a glass booth at the end of the press box, he looked down the stretch and began to speak into a microphone attached to a head set as
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 25, 2016 5:00 am
  • The Horse That Changed My Life: with Bob Marks
    by Bob Marks There I was in Florida — Miami Beach to be exact — writing condo ads and brochures for such lavish developments as Humidity Havens, when the back page of the New York Daily News shows a horse named Most Happy Fella winning something called the Ed Sullivan
    via Harness Racing Update on September 25, 2016 2:51 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: Bettor’s Delight / Western Hanover combos top Jug recap
    This year’s Little Brown Jug and Jugette winners were both sired by Bettor’s Delight and out of Western Hanover mares. Jug winner Betting Line is out of Heather’s Western and Jugette winner L A Delight is out of West Of L A. It’s an impressive feat considering Bettor’s Delight hand
    via Harness Racing Update on September 25, 2016 2:49 am
  • Dean’s List: When Bret ruled the world
    Remembering Bret Hanover’s 1:53.3 world record at The Red Mile in 1966 through the eyes of his caretaker, Dave Willoughby. Fifty years ago, Dave Willoughby played a central role in one of harness racing’s greatest dramas. Willoughby, now 76 and living in south Florida, was the groom of Bret Hanover,
    via Harness Racing Update on September 25, 2016 2:46 am
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Pennsylvania Derby
    First run in 1979, this race has made multiple calendar moves before settling in its current spot as a prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
    via Hello Race Fans! on September 24, 2016 12:00 pm
  • A Risky Game of Speculation
    With the main proponents of the NJ Casino Expansion bill ceasing to spend on advertising, resigned to letting the chips fall where they may, it would appear the referendum for North Jersey gaming will go down to defeat.  Thus, horsemen and others in the harness racing industry no doubt are
    via View from the Grandstand on September 24, 2016 10:29 am
      Vanessa Ng’s image of SONGBIRD   As we still revel in the Tepin moments at Woodbine last weekend at Woodbine it is time to  gear up for some more great racehorses. We are spoiled this year to be sure. SONGBIRD – undefeated American champion could meet her biggest test
    via Thoroughblog on September 24, 2016 9:42 am
  • a long weekend at Woodbine
    As silly as it sounds, I would never have gotten on a plane to Toronto for the Woodbine Mile last week if it were not for the insistence of one sassy tweeting barn cat. But, thanks to plenty of tweets threatening whips to anyone who missed the Gator Kitten Mile,
    via Blinkers Off on September 24, 2016 3:13 am
  • Sankei Sho All Comers G2: This is a chick race, right?
    Why would Marialite beat Gold Actor this time? That’s the question I can’t answer. The question sounds better if you emphasize ‘this time’, implying buckets of knowledge about ‘last time’. As last Sunday was the official end of the G3 Summer Doldrums with Dee Majesty and Sinhalite each taking their G2
    via Japan Racing Blog on September 24, 2016 12:37 am
  • Goldikova By Amy Nesse
    Goldikova By Amy Nesse   Jonathan Stettin and Past the Wire are proud supporters of The Jockeys’ Guild   Take a look below at some of the offers for our readers! There are many things and offers to help your handicapping and overall experience in The Sport of Kings. Always
    via Past the Wire on September 23, 2016 10:43 pm
  • Bowman is determined to retain Australia’s ‘best race’
    The Melbourne Cup will forever be the ‘race that stops a nation’, but jockey Hugh Bowman has made known his feelings on which race should be regarded as the best in Australia. The first Tuesday in November brings the country to a standstill as the gates open at Flemington for
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 23, 2016 7:00 pm
  • My Most Memorable Mike Smith Rides
    Holy Bull and Mike Smith finished 12 out of 14 horses in the 1994 Kentucky Derby. Holy Bull didn’t appreciate the mud. Smith and the 1994 Horse of the Year made amends for the bad Derby run in the 1994 Midsummer Classic, the Travers Stakes. At one point in the
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on September 23, 2016 5:24 pm
  • Paulick Report 9/23 News Minute
    The Paulick Report sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn't stop after you've had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what's happening around the
    via Paulick Report Features on September 23, 2016 1:25 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast, September 23, 2016
    0 DRF Players Podcast Tepin's Woodbine Mile is revisited, as Norm Casse joins to discuss her as well as the promising juveniles in the barn. Also, Peter Thomas Fornatale, Mike Hogan, and Jonathon Kinchen analyze the Pennsylvania Derby, the Cotillion, and other stakes at Parx, along with the Commonwealth
    via DRF Players Podcast on September 23, 2016 11:37 am
  • From Labor Day tradition to Breeders’ Cup Prep: The evolution of the Pennsylvania Derby
    Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and exercise rider Jonny Garcia ponied at Parx by Brandy Steenson. Photo: Taylor Ejdys/Equi-Photo On Saturday afternoon at a little racetrack just outside Philadelphia, the top three finishers from this year’s Kentucky Derby will meet, for the third time this year. In some racing circles, Parx
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on September 23, 2016 9:30 am
  • Kirk Ziadie Banned, Father Ralph Under Scrutiny By Gulfstream Park Officials
    Trainer Kirk Ziadie, who is licensed by the state of Florida while his six-year suspension for 21 medication violations is under appeal, has been denied access to any grounds controlled by The Stronach Group, the company's chief operating officer Tim Ritvo said on Thursday. Ritvo said Ziadie's father, Ralph Ziadie,
    via Paulick Report Features on September 23, 2016 8:52 am
      GET READY FOR MORE RACING ACTION…Will Her Majesty The Queen’s DARMOUTH be at Woodbine next month?  But first – coming up this weekend..4 stakes races at Woodbine, SONGBIRD at Parx, NOHOLDINGBACK BEAR also at Parx and NYQUIST, EXAGGERATOR et al, also at Parx!     HRH THE QUEEN’S DARTMOUTH
    via Thoroughblog on September 23, 2016 8:42 am
  • Have your say: Nyquist, Exaggerator or Gun Runner in the Pennsylvania Derby
    Tomorrow's $1.25m Pennsylvania Derby has drawn a mouthwatering field that includes the first three past the post in this year's Kentucky Derby. However, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since the first Saturday in May, and now all three have questions to answer.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on September 23, 2016 7:00 am
  • Unwelcome Guests and Yougurt
    Jug week is over and I for one am sorry it didn't end sooner.  For a week which usually shows harness racing at its county fair best with some of the best horses racing, this is a week which will be known as the appearance of an unwelcome guest and
    via View from the Grandstand on September 23, 2016 6:35 am
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