FIRST FOALS ARRIVING AT NEW HILL ‘N’ DALE CANADA One of the first things you may notice when you visit the brand new Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in King City, in addition to the immaculate barn and horse-living quarters, is the presentation of a deep respect and passion for the
    via Thoroughblog on March 27, 2017 9:29 am
  • Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week
    1. Arrogate 2. Arrogate 3. Arrogate
    via Racing Dudes on March 27, 2017 7:00 am
    Sports Illustrated featured an article on May 7, 1962 by the noted horse-racing writer Whitney Tower pertaining to the upcoming Kentucky Derby.  In an age way before the Internet, the Derby was actually run on Saturday, May 5, 1962, but Sports Illustrated published the May 7, 1962 issue the previous
    via Horse Racing Business on March 27, 2017 6:00 am
    By Hans Ebert Everything in moderation. We’ve been taught that from a very early age. It’s advice that has served us well while growing up- if we are living our lives keeping to this belief. Going off the rails is when pressure takes over. When moderation becomes excess. And in
    via RacingB*tch on March 27, 2017 4:12 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/27/17
    Jason recaps all the action from a huge weekend including Arrogate's historic effort in the Dubai World Cup, the Spiral Stakes and the action from Sunland Park.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 26, 2017 10:35 pm
  • The Sunland Derby – Post Race
    Track playing very fast Hence ran a terrific race as he was able to settle far back early and slowly made up ground to the 3/4′s point getting a very fast early pace to help his cause. Hence found his best stride and made a strong move to rally on
    via Nick Borg on March 26, 2017 9:42 pm
  • Arrogreatest of All Time?
    Sunday at this time of year is always devoted to HorseRaceInsider’s Triple Crown--Road to the Derby coverage, but not today. Not after spending the night-time with a gray racehorse a half-world away on a Saturday afternoon. And I was so looking forward to the Derby playoffs, too, even if the
    via Pricci’s On the Line on March 26, 2017 5:48 pm
  • Arrogate’s In-Running Odds? It’s a Shame you Couldn’t See it
    Yesterday, as everyone knows, Arrogate again proved there's no horse in training anywhere near him in ability, in the world. Back in August, a geared down Arrogate dusted Gun Runner by 15 in the Travers. Yesterday the same thing happened. The only thing different was the margin, but it appears
    via Pull the Pocket on March 26, 2017 1:14 pm
  • In Today’s HRU
    The continuing maturation 
of Marion Marauder Missile J two-for-two in Levy action at Yonkers Blue Chip Matchmaker  Dean’s List: Niatross at 40  Fifteenth straight win for Nuncio, Delicious back on track  Examining Obrigado’s amazing 2016 campaign photo: The Maple Leaf Trot at Mohawk is on Keeling’s wish list for Marion
    via Harness Racing Update on March 26, 2017 2:45 am
  • HRU Feedback (2017-03-26)
    Basket of thoughts First and foremost I wanted to send my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Sam McKee. His passing was a terrible reminder of just how fragile life can really be. As someone who lost a father in a similar way four years ago, I know
    via Harness Racing Update on March 26, 2017 2:01 am
  • Examining Obrigado’s amazing 2016 campaign
    by Bob Heyden Obrigado, the Older Trotter of the Year, had a truly amazing season in 2016. The Maine-bred had seven wins on the year and all seven came at different tracks: The open handicap at Yonkers (paying $8.20), the Maxie Lee at Philly ($8.00), the Hill Memorial at Scioto
    via Harness Racing Update on March 26, 2017 1:58 am
  • European Report: Fifteenth straight win for Nuncio, Delicious back on track
    Two superstars showed this week that European harness racing fans may be in for something special in the spring. Nuncio, second behind Trixton in the 2014 Hambletonian, doesn’t want to lose and Wednesday (March 22) the son of Andover Hall kept his undefeated streak intact. Nuncio, with Örjan Kihlström in
    via Harness Racing Update on March 26, 2017 1:54 am
  • Dean’s List: Niatross at 40
    Making the case that he was greatest ever. He’s the greatest horse I’ve ever seen. Niatross was foaled on March 30 four decades ago. Can it be that long ago? Indeed it can. I realize that others will have conflicting thoughts on the “greatest ever.” There are no right answers,
    via Harness Racing Update on March 26, 2017 1:43 am
  • The Spiral – Post Race
    Track playing fast Fast and Accurate was able to take back off the early lead and stalk a quick pace from the rail in the early going. Was able to move off the rail approaching the far turn and went about 3 wide as he was in top gear gaining
    via Nick Borg on March 25, 2017 11:53 pm
  • I Thought I had Seen it All
    Sometimes in Thoroughbred racing we have a tendency to spew out superlatives in the immediate aftermath of a spectacular performance. We start comparing the winner to the greats of the past, and then, like always, time has a way of tempering our spontaneous hyperbole and jolting us back to reality.
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on March 25, 2017 5:09 pm
  • California Racing’s Slow but Sure Customer Drip
    As horseplayer Andy Asaro's led boycott of California racing reaches day three of three, I recently had a look back at a few numbers from the Golden State.In 2010, as most know, California raised takeout for a reason we often hear from horse racing's braintrust - to raise more money.
    via Pull the Pocket on March 25, 2017 4:07 pm
  • Laura Hillenbrand
    The best horse racing book ever written? Honestly, that’s a no-brainer. Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit wins in a gallop. For good measure, Hillenbrand also wrote the best-selling book Unbroken about World War II hero and Olympian Louis Zamperini. Hillenbrand has led a fascinating life, reaching the pinnacles of her profession despite
    via TDN Podcasts on March 25, 2017 2:01 pm
  • Before Secretariat…Cicada
    Before Secretariat, there was Cicada. A decade before Secretariat became the first colt in 25 years to win the Triple Crown, Christopher Chenery, father of Helen, campaigned a filly who was setting her own records. At two, Cicada started 16 times, winning 11 races and never finishing worse than third;
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on March 25, 2017 1:26 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Dubai World Cup
    Run for the first time in 1996 and dubbed the richest race in the world, this international race is run in a country where gambling is illegal.
    via Hello Race Fans! on March 25, 2017 12:10 pm
  • Worlds Apart
    What a difference a week makes. Cheltenham Festival. Piedmont Point-to-Point. Although, looking at the overnight for our local meet, field sizes are comparable – 17, 14, 20, 19…the times have changed, the world has changed but still the interest in country sport continues. Long may it continue. Miles and I share
    via This is Horse Racing on March 25, 2017 11:08 am
    The star of the show on the other side of the world tomorrow (about 12:30 EST) is ARROGATE. Can he conquer the desert? VANESSA NG photo – horse-races.net                                   Live blogging during the Dubai
    via Thoroughblog on March 24, 2017 9:06 pm
  • Skip to the Windows
    The following handicapping thumbnail of Saturday's Gulfstream Park feature race courtesy of www.JohnPricci.com. Read about a brand new product line with new player-friendly price points and combo packages coming after Florida Derby for major circuits on the national racing calendar RACE 12: G3 SKIP AWAY 4 & UP 1-1/8 Miles
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on March 24, 2017 6:48 pm
  • Florida Ruling Means Dozens Of Drug Positives Likely To Be Dismissed
    Dozens of administrative complaints for medication violations in Florida are likely to be dismissed after the state's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued an order accepting the recommendations of an administrative law judge who found that serum sample collection procedures qualified as “unadopted rules” and that no action could be taken against
    via Paulick Report Features on March 24, 2017 4:58 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast Show 223, March 24, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast Dubai World Cup is previewed by Peter Thomas Fornatale and Mike Hogan, as well as a special appearance from Confidential Kinchen. The Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, as well as the San Luis Rey and the Sunland Derby are also discussed. The DRF Players’ Podcast
    via DRF Players Podcast on March 24, 2017 1:03 pm
  • malagacy speaks volumes for shackleford and for the legacy of darby dan
    With a victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, Malagacy (by Shackleford) remained unbeaten in three starts, put himself squarely in contention for the classics, and became the third Triple Crown candidate this year by a sire standing at Darby Dan Farm. Darby Dan owner John Phillips has
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on March 24, 2017 11:53 am
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