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  • Triple Nine & Clean Up Joy Are Winners Again at Busan & Seoul
    Two of Korea’s most popular horses returned to the winner’s circles at Busan and Seoul yesterday with Triple Nine and Clean Up Joy prevailing in valuable Sunday handicaps. Three-time President’s Cup winner Triple Nine had put in a strong effort in December’s Grand Prix Stakes, trying to counter early leader
    via Horse Racing in Korea on March 19, 2018 4:18 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/19/18
    We look back at all the action from Rebel Stakes Day at Oaklawn Park and the Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park.   The post BARN Podcast 3/19/18 appeared first on Online Horse & Greyhound Betting | Preakness Betting.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 18, 2018 8:30 pm
  • Farewell to the Fair Grounds Racing Club!
    Dear Readers: The Fair Grounds Racing Club had an impressive run! Its two Spendthrift Farm sprinters earned $326,500, and a portion of these winnings were donated to support a pediatric cancer research trial study at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, per the wishes of Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes. As we
    via Antebellum Turf Times on March 18, 2018 6:02 pm
  • Trainer Miller fined, suspended for insulting language
    ARCADIA, Calif. – Trainer Peter Miller has been suspended seven days, fined $2,500, and placed on probation through October 2019 – when his current license expires – for what Santa Anita stewards, in a ruling issued Sunday, said was because of "derogatory words about a licensee's unborn baby" in 
    via Jay Privman – Daily Racing Form on March 18, 2018 5:22 pm
  • Fair Grounds: Is the 2018 Louisiana Derby Bravazo’s to Lose?
    The Fair Grounds isn't messing around. One of the best understated racetracks in the nation has already drawn for and assigned odds for the March 24, 2018 Louisiana Derby. As to be expected, Bravazo is one of the choices at 7/2. He's not alone at 7/2, though. The Todd Pletcher
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on March 18, 2018 4:35 pm
    There were some great races (San Felipe, the fabulous Tough Sunday, Justify, etc.) the weekend of March 10, 2018 in the USA. But for me, THE story of that weekend had nothing to do with horse races. (NOTE: No graphic images or footage of horse slaughter in this article.) With
    via The Vault on March 18, 2018 4:24 pm
  • Derby Trainer and Horse: Mick Ruis and Bolt d’Oro
    Mick Ruis might have the most interesting story in horse racing. Contrary to popular belief, Ruis has been involved in horse racing as an owner since he sold his first construction company for $2.5 million. After 5 years as an owner, Ruis was $1 million in debt. That's when he
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on March 18, 2018 12:49 pm
  • Watchmaker: This long Kentucky Derby streak ready to fall
    Magnum Moon earned a 97 Beyer Speed Figure in winning the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn on Saturday. Most people who have even a casual acquaintance with Kentucky Derby history know that the last horse to win the Derby without having raced at 2 was Apollo in 1882. But that 136-year
    via Daily Racing Form on March 18, 2018 11:45 am
  • In Today’s HRU
    USTA launches bid for national standardbred aftercare group Gural baffled by USTA stance on his marketing plan Legal sports betting a friend, foe or something in between? The Making of Captaintreacherous Full house at Sunshine Meadows The one and only time… Cultural anthropology fuels success for racetrack management A conversation
    via Harness Racing Update on March 18, 2018 5:27 am
  • Breaking Stride: Staggered (Part 2 of Devo Rides)
    by Trey Nosrac Part 1 here The oracle from Silicon Valley slid into my backseat, I asked, “How was your visit to the old homestead?” He waved through the window glass toward his mother on the porch as he spoke pensively, “Let’s call it an adjustment. It was my first
    via Harness Racing Update on March 18, 2018 4:57 am
  • Alternative Actions: Cultural anthropology fuels success for racetrack management
    by Frank Cotolo I am going to make another point about racetrack management initiating the “partner” goal, so read closely track administrators. For this presentation, however, I want to steer clear from the pari-mutuels and casino businesses and support the importance of the measure from an entirely different perspective. The
    via Harness Racing Update on March 18, 2018 4:53 am
  • Hollywood’s Hits: The one and only time…
    by Bob Heyden The one and only time the following has happened: • Brian Sears twice won the Horse Of The Year with an undefeated horse — 2009 with Muscle Hill 12-for-12 and 2013 with Bee A Magician 17-for-17. Nobody has ever matched this. • Susan Looney winning a Meadowlands
    via Harness Racing Update on March 18, 2018 4:52 am
  • Hovdey: Santa Ana wholly owns Sabbath stakes action
    In the face of a Puritan ethic that sanctified the seventh day of the week and kept politicians at bay, racetracks once fought long and hard to legalize Sunday racing. Florida waited until 1986 to add Sunday racing to its calendar. New York, apparently more progressive, made the practice legal
    via Daily Racing Form on March 16, 2018 3:41 pm
  • Another for Accelerate
    0 Dan Illman With prominent older horses West Coast, Gunnevera, Pavel and Hoppertunity waiting for the Dubai World Cup, last weekend's Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap wasn't the biggest Big 'Cap ever, but Accelerate (profiled way back in the Janary 5, 2017 edition of FormBlog - proved a
    via Dan Illman DRF Blog on March 16, 2018 3:36 pm
    AWESOME CANADIAN-BRED COLT BRINGS $650,000                         LIVE OAK PLANTATION (Charlotte Weber) sprung for a Canadian-bred 2-year-old by AWESOME AGAIN- EL PRADO ESSENCE by EL PRADO at the OBS March 2-Year-Old Sale which wrapped up Wednesday. The colt, bred by
    via Thoroughblog on March 16, 2018 9:27 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Other March Madness?
    When they start playing college hoops all day on a weekday, you know it's also time for the Road to the Kentucky Derby to heat up. Last week's trio of Derby preps, including that thrilling San Felipe stretch duel and stewards' controversy was one heckuva buzzer beater and certainly set
    via Paulick Report Features on March 16, 2018 8:53 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/16/18
    We look ahead to the big weekend of racing coming up at Turfway Park including a full field for the Jeff Ruby Steaks. The BARN Jury comes on the show to discuss their favorite racing websites. The post BARN Podcast 3/16/18 appeared first on Online Horse & Greyhound Betting |
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 15, 2018 10:40 pm
  • Cal stewards take forever to make the wrong call
    Stewards are paid to make decisions. It shouldn't take 20 minutes to scrutinize video and make a call, as it did in the San Felipe. What did they see in minute 19 that they didn't see in minute 12 or minute 7? The mere fact that it took so long
    via Ante Post on March 15, 2018 5:01 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: March 15, 2018
    0 DRF Players Podcast PTF joins JK from Cheltenham and the guys talk about the World Horseplayers' Tour, the Triple Crown trail, and a funny twist in JK's "match up" strategy in tournaments. ​​​ The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player’s perspective.
    via DRF Players Podcast on March 15, 2018 3:19 pm
  • Throwback Thursday: The brilliant 3-year-old Zaccio
    In honor of its 40th running this year, the Winterthur Point-to-Point steeplechase meet presents a weekly Steeplechase Throwback Thursday feature. We’ll look back on historic moments, horses and people in the jumping game – at least a few connected to the race meet on the grounds of the famed Winterthur Museum and
    via This is Horse Racing on March 15, 2018 2:37 pm
  • Hovdey: Kitchingman has seen fire, rain, and injury
    Greyvitos is not part of some racehorse witness protection program. It only seems that way. From the moment he sparked interest last November while winning the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar, defeating a field that included Mourinho and Run Away, Greyvitos had the look of a colt
    via Daily Racing Form on March 15, 2018 1:48 pm
  • Federal Judge Upholds ‘Misbranding’ Conviction Of Trainer Murray Rojas
    Judge Sylvia Rambo has denied a motion by the attorney for Murray Rojas to overturn a federal jury's conviction of the Penn National-based trainer on 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs over a 13-year period from 2002-14. Rojas was found not guilty of wire fraud. The crimes involved Rojas
    via Paulick Report Features on March 15, 2018 8:49 am
  • Could this rivalry be a feature of the season ahead? | TRC
    The race produced a thrilling stretch duel between two high-quality colts, but did we see a Kentucky Derby winner? TRC analyst James Willoughby gives his verdict on the San Felipe Stakes in the latest of his assessments of the trials on the road to Churchill Downs.
    via Pinboard on March 15, 2018 8:06 am
  • It’s Post Time by Jon White: My Take on the San Felipe Stakes – XBTV
    Last Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park turned out to be a real humdinger. McKinzie, favored at even money in the Grade II affair, and Bolt d’Oro, sent off at 6-5, put on quite a show. They staged a furious battle from the quarter pole all the way
    via Pinboard on March 15, 2018 8:05 am
    The first equus caballus ever cloned was in 2003 and prominent sport-horse competitors have zealously exploited the technology. ___________________ The breeding of Thoroughbred racehorses is mandated to be by natural cover if the foal is eligible to be registered…and that has always been the case.  Whereas Standardbred and Quarter Horse
    via Horse Racing Business on March 15, 2018 7:00 am
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