The current problem for U. S. racehorse businesses (and all employers of unskilled labor) in finding and retaining employees has at least five causes: The economy is at virtually full employment. The labor-force participation rate has been declining for a decade and hovers close to a multi-decade low. There is
    via Horse Racing Business on May 25, 2017 7:00 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk It’s tough to absorb it all. It’s constantly being on overload and grappling to simplify things. And even if one were to get rid of the debris cluttering up our personal lives and too close to comfort, there are those outside forces that force themselves in and
    via RacingB*tch on May 25, 2017 5:03 am
  • Frankel surges yet again – and he may be about to have his own ‘Nyquist moment’
    Invincible Spirit, War Front, Kitten’s Joy … and Frankel. In a few weeks short of a calendar year since his first Group runner, that’s the kind of lofty company Juddmonte’s champion of champions is now keeping in TRC’s world stallion rankings.
    via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary on May 25, 2017 5:00 am
  • BARN Podcast 5/25/17
    We're talking about the big Santa Anita Gold Cup Day card on the show as we're joined by handicapper Scott Shapiro to discuss West Coast racing, the Gold Cup, and all the Saturday stakes at Santa Anita.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 24, 2017 11:24 pm
  • Preakness deprives racing of three weeks attention
    The masses have a limited attention span for racing, generally the five weeks from the Kentucky Derby to the Belmont Stakes. Cloud Computing's upset in the Preakness ended any Triple Crown hopes. But the likelihood that neither Cloud Computing nor Derby winner Always Dreaming will enter the Belmont virtually eradicates
    via Ante Post on May 24, 2017 6:58 pm
  • Timonium Two-Year-Old Sale Review
    Lots of news, here, here and here, celebrating the just-concluded Fasig-Tipton sale of two-year-olds in training, held at the Timonium, Maryland, fairgrounds.And by many standards it was indeed a successful sale. Of the 575 horses in the catalogue, 330 of them were sold, or 57% of the catalogue. These days,
    via The Business of Racing on May 24, 2017 5:36 pm
  • The Greatest Performance No One Ever Saw
    As reported several times before, this is my 50th anniversary in racing, which means the 50th anniversary of that unforgettable year of Damascus, Dr. Fager, Buckpasser, In Reality, and so many other talented horses. Throughout the year, I will be writing retrospective columns on some the most memorable races and
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on May 24, 2017 2:25 pm
  • Third Classic Winner for Dubawi’s Son Poet’s Voice
    The stallion of Dalham Hall Stud Poet’s Voice boasts a significant record indeed. The winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, with his second crop of three-year-olds, has so far produced six stakes winners, but half of them were successful in a classic race. The last triumph arrived this Sunday
    via Blacktype Pedigree on May 24, 2017 11:51 am
  • Florida Follies: Dozens Of Drug Positives Thrown Out Due To State Incompetence
    How incompetent is the leadership at Florida's Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state government agency that regulates horse racing in the state? Let me count the ways: 1, 2, 3, 4 … 100, maybe more. That's how many administrative complaints for medication violations in just over a year had to
    via Paulick Report Features on May 24, 2017 11:37 am
  • BARN Podcast 5/24/17
    A double guest Wednesday on the show as Jeremy Balan joins us from the Bloodhorse to recap his trip to the Preakness and all the events surrounding that. Then Mike Bozich of Post Time w/ Mike and Mike joins us to talk Molson Pace.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 23, 2017 11:08 pm
  • Good News Flash: Racing’s Popular Again
    The notion that racing may be undergoing a resurgence in the eyes of the sporting public comes as a surprise to me and, yes, the asterisk appearing in the headline is recognition for the fact that when it comes to sports we have become a big event society. The daily
    via Pricci’s On the Line on May 23, 2017 8:36 pm
  • My Top 4 Favorite Belmont Stakes Wins From 1990 Through 2010
    I love the Belmont Stakes. To me, the final jewel of the Triple Crown is the most exciting. Even when a Triple Crown isn’t on the line, like it is in many years, it’s the most exciting race of the 3 to watch. Last year, Creator barely caught Destin. Who
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on May 23, 2017 7:37 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: May 23, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast PTF and JK talk more about the Preakness, including a game of buy, sell, hold with Classic Empire. Listener questions are answered, covering trifecta betting strategy and takeout concerns. Then they look ahead to this Saturday's quartet of stakes at Belmont, and JK dusts off
    via DRF Players Podcast on May 23, 2017 1:32 pm
    INFLEXIBILITY HEADED TO WOODBINE FOR Preakness Winner’s connections   The Chad Brown – trained Ontario bred filly INFLEXIBILITY, owned by Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence is headed to Woodbine soon to contest the June 11 Woodbine Oaks. Chad Brown told Thoroughblog today that the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy –
    via Thoroughblog on May 23, 2017 11:52 am
  • “If Only Those Gamblers Were Just Like Me”
    Racing has interesting subsets of customers. Of course there's the gambler, looking for a score. There's the participant, who earns money from the sport. And there's a fan, who may bet a little, but he or she mainly watches racing, because he or she loves racing.In many sports, these three
    via Pull the Pocket on May 23, 2017 11:50 am
  • Oppenheim: New Number Two
    WinStar’s Bodemeister is the sire of Always Dreaming, winner of the GI Kentucky Derby, which was worth almost $2.4 million, and is now the leading North American second-crop sire, both by 2017 progeny earnings (click here), and by cumulative progeny earnings for North American second-crop sires (click here). One Triple
    via Bill Oppenheim at TDN on May 23, 2017 11:29 am
  • 2017 Triple Crown Trail – Cloud Computing Pedigree Profile
    Cloud Computing silenced the spirited debate between the fans of Always Dreaming and Classic Empire when he stole the Preakness Stakes by a hard-fought head over Classic Empire.  Cloud Computing lacked the points to make it into the Kentucky Derby starting gate, so he pointed to the Preakness instead. Trainer
    via Pedigree Power on May 23, 2017 10:32 am
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    Trip Notes 5/23/17 Preakness week was a busy one across the country, and I’ve come up with three horses that encountered some trouble that may have flown under the radar. Be sure to keep tabs on these thoroughbreds as they await a chance at redemption.   Wednesday Belmont Race 6:
    via Danonymous Racing on May 23, 2017 9:16 am
  • BARN Podcast 5/23/17
    Today we're joined by Jonathan Horowitz from Arapahoe Park to discuss racing in Colorado as well as their Emmy nominated TV show, racing at elevation, and much much more!
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on May 22, 2017 10:48 pm
  • Chad Brown Gets His Triple Crown Race Win
    What looked to be a match race between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and the 2016 two-year-old champion Classic Empire, got thrown out of wack by one of the most unlikeliest winners, 14 to 1 shot Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing was 14 to 1 for a reason. The Preakness Stakes
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on May 22, 2017 8:39 pm
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk While Derek Leung with 23 winners on board at the moment continues to focus on winning the annual Tony Cruz Award that is given to the season’s most successful local rider, racing at Sha Tin on Sunday served up a glimpse of what we might expect to
    via RacingB*tch on May 22, 2017 5:39 pm
  • View From The Eighth Pole: Preakness Aftermath
    It's not supposed to be easy, this Triple Crown thing. Yes, there was plenty of disappointment to go around when Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming chucked it at the top of the stretch, but what a terrific horse race winner Cloud Computing and runner-up Classic Empire put on in this
    via Paulick Report Features on May 22, 2017 12:59 pm
  • Picks and Ponderings: Harness Racing, Up Close
    Yesterday I went out to Hawthorne.  Before the races, I got the chance to meet trainers Angie Coleman and Rob Rittof, talk a bit about harness racing, and learn firsthand what it’s like to drive a Standardbred Head over to Picks and Ponderings, and read about a day at the
    via Blinkers Off on May 22, 2017 12:55 pm
    The morning after the 142nd Preakness, the Baltimore Sun front-page headline said:  “Record Turnout” and the sub-headline added”  “Pimlico shows its age, but the fans love all the Preakness traditions.” The first paragraph read:  “…a record crowd of 140,327 wondered whether they were witnessing one of the last editions of
    via Horse Racing Business on May 22, 2017 10:08 am
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUEEN VICTORIA! All things Queen today, a Monday racing card, fourth straight racing day at Woodbine. The Sport of Queens syndicate will be out in full force as it’s filly QUEENS HONOR competes in race 9, a maiden race scheduled for the grass but rains were heavy yesterday.
    via Thoroughblog on May 22, 2017 9:12 am
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