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  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Nov. 4, 2019
    We start our two-day look back at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and discuss the big races from Saturday including the Classic, Turf, Mile, and Sprint.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Nov. 4, 2019 appeared first on Bet on Horse Racing with TwinSpires.
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on November 3, 2019 8:54 pm
  • Bloodstock Observations from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup
    American Pharoah sired a Breeders' Cup winnerin his first crop.Understandably, the main headline in this year’s Breeders’ Cup will be the loss of Mongolian Groom Saturday night after his breakdown in the Classic. While his breakdown marred an otherwise good two days of racing, in the day and hours before
    via All Equine All the Time on November 3, 2019 12:57 pm
  • The Indelible Image of the BC Juvenile
    Sometimes, the true spirit of horse racing is not what happens on the racetrack, but what happens in one’s heart off the racetrack. Was the enduring memory of Zenyatta’s Breeders’ Cup Classic victory her dramatic run from last to first or the frenzy of emotion and flowing tears in the
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on November 2, 2019 11:37 am
  • Breeders’ Cup Saturday picks
    So much for the Friday Breeders’ Cup card being predictable. This will be updated to reflect scratches. Race 4 | Grade I  Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint | 7 furlongs 1. Spiced Perfection 2. Covfefe 3. Come Dancing 4. Dawn the Destroyer Comment: Covfefe is a deserving favorite and ticks every box, except
    via Barn 6A on November 1, 2019 9:50 pm
  • Stakes Profile: Breeders’ Cup Mile
    What kind of running style historically wins the Breeders' Cup Mile? How have favorites performed? What are the average & median win payouts? We look at a cross section of chart data since 1991 to find out this and more.
    via Hello Race Fans! on November 1, 2019 10:00 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: Safety Is Paramount
    Organizers of the Breeders' Cup World Championships chose to stay at Santa Anita, despite pressure related to a rash of equine fatalities at the track earlier this year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of protecting racehorses given that backdrop. Plus,
    via Paulick Report Features on November 1, 2019 4:29 am
  • Saturday Breeders Cup Analysis
    It's been some time that I've posted, but got a head start on Breeders Cup handicapping and so am posting thoughts about each of the 9 races carded for Santa Anita on Saturday. I'll circle back Saturday morning with my full list of proposed wagers for the card, once I've decided
    via NJ Horseplayer on October 31, 2019 10:54 pm
  • Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday picks
    The Breeders’ Cup is back at Santa Anita Park for edition XXXVI. In a year where controversies have made more headlines than superstar horses, maybe it’s good and cathartic to look to the future with these juveniles. If 2019 was the year of “oh no,” “meh” and “ugh,” this
    via Barn 6A on October 31, 2019 10:32 pm
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Nov. 1, 2019
    We continue to discuss the upcoming Breeders’ Cup weekend of races.  Looking ahead to the Juvenile races on Friday and the other championship Saturday races as well as a look back at the Thursday races and how the track was playing.    The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on October 31, 2019 9:22 pm
  • DRF’s Privman honored with Joe Hirsch Award
    Jay Privman, the longtime national correspondent for Daily Racing Form, was honored with the Joe Hirsch Award for Outstanding News Reporting at 
    via Jay Privman – Daily Racing Form on October 31, 2019 2:36 pm
  • IF MAX SCHERZER HAD BEEN A RACEHORSE
    Before and after last night’s deciding Game 7 in the 2019 World Series, the New York Post reported online about the physical condition of the injured ace pitcher for the Washington Nationals: “HOUSTON — Three days after not being able to raise his right arm due to a nerve issue
    via Horse Racing Business on October 31, 2019 11:25 am
  • Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Oct. 31, 2019
    It’s our Day 2 Breeders’ Cup Roundtable as we focus on discussing the Saturday races.  Excited to welcome in handicappers Jessica Paquette and Josh Hanson to join us to talk about all nine Saturday BC races.   The post Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast Oct. 31, 2019 appeared first on
    via Jason Beem Twinspires Podcast on October 30, 2019 9:01 pm
  • October 29, 2019
    This weekend is the 2019 Breeders’ Cup! This year’s championship races will be run Friday Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Here’s the Breeders’ Cup’s official information on ways to watch this year’s races and related events. For Old Friends, this time of year has some special
    via Old Friends on October 29, 2019 7:05 pm
  • BREEDERS’ CUP COMPARED TO CHAMPIONS DAY AT ASCOT
    The QIPCO Champions Day at Ascot is the British version of the Breeders’ Cup.  Champions Day 2019 was held at Ascot Racecourse on October 19th and the Breeders’ Cup is scheduled for November 1st and 2nd.  The events are year-end championships, but they are structurally different. Champions Day consists of
    via Horse Racing Business on October 29, 2019 6:00 am
  • Plane Rides and Stakes Wins
    No jet lag here. 
    via This is Horse Racing on October 29, 2019 2:46 am
  • ‘Secretariat’s coming’
    Editor's note: Terry Hill, who brought unique life experience, talent and style to his spot on The Saratoga Special editorial team last summer, was among the crowd at Woodbine for two-time Horse of the Year Secretariat's final start in the Canadian International Stakes 46 years ago today, Oct. 28, 1973.
    via This is Horse Racing on October 28, 2019 2:10 pm
  • And So the 3-Year-Old Plot Thickens
    The most fascinating aspect of 2019 is trying to envision how historians are going to treat this unique crop of 3-year-olds, whose adventures read something like an Agatha Christie novel, with twists and turns on every page. You just never know what is going to happen next. Not even Christie's
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on October 28, 2019 11:22 am
  • Pedigree Insights: Mkfancy
    Memories being as short as they are in the bloodstock world, it may come as something of a surprise when I remind you that Makfi (GB) was the highest-priced new stallion in Europe in 2011. At a fee of £25,000, Makfi was ahead of Lope de Vega, who was
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on October 28, 2019 10:31 am
  • top value-sire khozan showing strength with first-crop juveniles in stakes
    While Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile) is battling for freshman sire supremacy with Florida Derby winner Constitution (Tapit), nestled in among the highly ranked young sires standing for five-figure or six-figure fees is a pair of less-expensive animals: Competitive Edge (Super Saver) in third and Khozan (Distorted Humor) in
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on October 28, 2019 7:54 am
  • #Crown19 Thoughts
    It's night two of the Crown at Woodbine/Mohawk Raceway Park (I think that's it).Since two of the best people in harness racing - Ms. Fanning and Mr. Campbell - are involved in the Breeders' Crown, it is incumbent on me (and all people without hearts of coal!) to publish some
    via Pull the Pocket on October 26, 2019 12:40 pm
  • American Theorem will skip Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
    The news was first reported by Joaquin Jaime on TVG. ... BREEDERS' CUP 2019: See DRF's special section with top contenders, odds, comments, 
    via Jay Privman – Daily Racing Form on October 26, 2019 11:41 am
  • Horses Run Around in a Circle
    There was an interesting conversation on the twitter today after Ray Paulick tweeted a link to his piece about Woodbine deserving another Breeders' Cup. Most would think a world class venue like Woodbine's wouldn't cause much consternation in a topic of holding a world class event, but it does because
    via Pull the Pocket on October 25, 2019 2:26 pm
  • Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 10/24/19
    Mike and Mike talk harness racing every Thursday in the BetAmerica Radio Network. This week featured co-host Nick Barnsdale, Mark McKelvie, Chris Page, Peter Wrenn, and Tony Alagna The post Post Time w/ Mike and Mike Harness Show 10/24/19 appeared first on BetAmerica Extra.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on October 24, 2019 12:47 pm
  • PROFESSIONAL SPORTS-TEAM OWNERS INVOLVED IN HORSE RACING
    Forbes magazine recently published the 2019 list of “America’s Richest Sports Team Owners.”  Three have interests in Thoroughbred racing–Dan Gilbert, Gayle Benson and Vincent Viola. Dan Gilbert, number 10 on the Forbes list and majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association, operates Thistledown as part of
    via Horse Racing Business on October 23, 2019 6:00 am
  • No Words
    I’ve been trying to put Far Hills into words and will at some point this week. Here and in the Irish Field. 
    via This is Horse Racing on October 22, 2019 6:26 am
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