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- Taking Stock: Poppet Pitts and AlwaysminingMy TDN colleague Chris McGrath ably discussed the blue-hen markers in the female family of Maryland-bred Gl Preakness contender Alwaysmining (Stay Thirsty) the other day: namely, fourth dam Cequillo, the Tartan Farms ancestress of many high-class runners, broodmares, and sires, including the highly influential John Nerud-bred sire Fappiano (Mr.
- Preakness Pick: War of Will Gets Another ChanceIn some ways, the debate over the Kentucky stewards' decision to disqualify Maximum Security from victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) now falls into the laps of horseplayers across the country.That's because a key question in handicapping the Preakness Stakes (G1) is: "How much was War
- The Oft-Forgotten ‘Great Race’ At Pimlico That Wasn’t A PreaknessWhen Preakness revelers stream through the gates of Pimlico this weekend, many of them will walk by a golden outline of three old-timey horses stretched out in full flight, heads apart. That logo isn't just a generic nod to Pimlico's long history, but surprisingly, it's not commemorating a Preakness of
- 2019 Black-Eyed Susan Day stakes picksRace 7 | Skipat Stakes | 6 furlongs 1. Chalon 2. Estilo Femenino 3. Maybe Wicked 4. Everlasting Secret Comment: Chalon towers over this field on class as long as she’s ready in 2019 debut. Race 8 | Grade III Adena Springs Miss Preakness | 6 furlongs 1. Covfefe 2. Miss Imperial 3. Fighting Mad 4. Never Enough Time Comment: Twitter
- The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Derby Perspectives, Preakness PicksA lot of people in the horse racing industry are ready to move on from the controversy of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but even as the second leg of the Triple Crown approaches, the buzz in Baltimore still revolves around what happened in Louisville. In this edition of The Friday
- BARN Podcast 5/17/19It's Friday and we're getting ready for the weekend talking about racing from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs. We welcome in the BARN Jury to discuss what sporting controversies they find the most fascinating. The post BARN Podcast 5/17/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- Derby controversy could be best thing Preakness has going for itOne of the weakest fields in memory will chase the second jewel of the Triple Crown. The first four finishers under the wire in Louisville are AWOL. The likely favorite, Improbable, has not won a race as a 3YO, War of Will, the colt at the center of the Derby
- Looking For Signals in Wide-Open PreaknessThis year’s Preakness obviously is not going to be an historical gem, at least on paper, considering it not only lacks the Kentucky Derby winner, for the time ever it lacks two Kentucky Derby winners – the one who had it initially and the one who snatched it away from
- Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 5/16/19Mike and Mike talk harness every Thursday morning in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured Dr Jeff Greenstein, Andrew Demsky, James MacDonald, & Kat Adams The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 5/16/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- Keeping It In The Family: 2019 Preakness StakesSignalman joins the Triple Crown in BaltimoreAn eventful Kentucky Derby (G1) has paved the way to what looks to be a competitive 13 runner Preakness Stakes (G1) with many horses jumping on the Triple Crown train here. While four horses will be coming into this race out of the Kentucky
- LoneSpeed Preakness AnalysisBrought to you by BetPTC.com, the only ADW offering instant cash back. Fresh off our backdoor, DQ-aided $11,000 Kentucky Derby score, we are back with some hot, juicy, downright freaky Preakness analysis and wagering suggestions. Make sure you have a chance of pants nearby before reading. There is one horse,
- The Preakness, Now and Forever, a ClassicBy John Pricci HALLANDALE BEACH—Just when I thought I was out of all the Kentucky Derby talk, they pulled me back in: Post 1? Are you kidding me? War of Will, the vilified seventh place finisher of Derby 145, has come to Crab Town in search of redemption. Will he
- Codex, Genuine Risk, and the Preakness DQ That Wasn’tAs Alan Foreman sat watching the aftermath of the Kentucky Derby last Saturday afternoon, he had a Yogi Berra moment. “It was déjà vu all over again,” he said by phone this week. In 1980, Foreman was the state attorney representing the Maryland Racing Commission in Bertram and Diana Firestone’s appeal
- No matter the race location, Preakness trophy is a KentuckianLibrary of Congress photoThe good news is that if The Stronach Group ever gets its way and moves the Preakness Stakes to Laurel Park from Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course, the trophy won’t be any more of an anachronism than it already is. That’s right. It’s time, as promised a year
- Breaking Down the Broken Down Preakness StakesThe Maryland Racing Commission may want to send its brethren at Churchill Downs some black roses for obliterating the caliber of the 2019 Preakness Stakes field, with none of the Top 4 from the Kentucky Derby making the trip to Pimlico, though as a service to the public I broke
- BARN Podcast 5/16/19We look ahead to the Thursday card at Churchill Downs and talk about the news of the day. The post BARN Podcast 5/16/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
- The all but one button..We’ve all been in a spot where it looks like a lot of the horses in a race are contenders and maybe one that looks like a complete outsider and not worth using at all. We’ve all likely used all but one horse in a leg of a multi race
- We Can Only Wager On What They Offer (& Sometimes It Kicks Your Style of Play in the Butt)I was pinged today by Mike on the twitter website about a couple of bomb golfers he liked for this weekend's PGA. I replied offering two bombs I bet at huge odds - Scott Piercy and Pat Perez.And that got me thinking.Pat and Scott have, I think, sneaky good form,
- Op/Ed: Derby Lawsuit? Precedent Says No ChanceIt has now been 12 days since the stewards at Churchill Downs made history by disqualifying Maximum Security in the 145th running of Kentucky Derby, the horse that crossed the finish line first, and awarding the victory to second-place finisher Country House. As we all know by now, this was
- Conway’s laughter lives on for Longshot bettorsThe pantheon of horse racing movies usually includes Let it Ride and the Marx Brothers’ A Day at the Races. A Google search of best horse racing movies shows 51 titles — including a personal favorite, the Hennegan brothers’ The First Saturday in May. It even includes the 1939 film The
- Living the DreamI thought he won. I was almost confident, well, as confident as you can be in a photo finish.
- Racing Should Probably Ensure Nobody Wanders OffWorking Tuesdays in the high school and university summers as a kid was fun. Tuesday's were mine tour day and I'd be getting paid hard hat wages to be a junior guide. My main job during the tours, according to the salty underground mine vet leading them, was pretty simple:"Make
- Gorajec: RCI’s Scare Tactics On Lasix Ban Disingenuous, Ill-Informed And Just Plain ShamefulI was incredulous. I couldn't believe what I was reading. The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) had just issued a press release warning its member commissions that any attempt to ban the administration of race-day Lasix could lead to the inhumane practices of administering formaldehyde as a Lasix substitute
- The £1 Winner of the Grand NationalOn March 24, 1933, the 92nd Grand National was run at Aintree. This year’s race was noteworthy for more than the typical large crowds: every publication commented on the fine running and beautiful weather. A field of more than 30 horses made the iconic race of four-plus miles, and there
- Falsely finding blameThe saga of the Kentucky Derby disqualification continues with the 15-day suspension of Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez for failure to control his horse and react appropriately to correct course. Assuming the suspension is contested, this could extend the story of the 2019 Kentucky Derby into 2020. All this leads