• Oppenheim: Small Batch Sires: Frankel and Uncle Mo
    It’s not that often that sire sensations appear, so for Juddmonte’s Frankel (Galileo) to streak away from his fellow F2014 (first foals 2014) (click here for tables) North American and European sires the same way Coolmore’s Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) did among F2013 sires last year (click here for tables) is unusual:
    via Bill Oppenheim at TDN on July 18, 2017 2:22 pm
  • Recent Hialeah Park Meet Sends Wrong Chills
    In recent years I have been fortunate to make three trips to the winter Quarter Horse meet at Hialeah Park, where even though the breed changed, the walls—adorned with famous silks and photos of famous people—still told stories. And those walls echoed with new stories, specifically cheers of young fans
    via Keeping Pace on July 18, 2017 1:12 pm
  • Racing’s Forever Shifting Goal Posts
    When I wrote "Why Lowering Takeout Increases Handle 100 out of 100 Times" recently, I did so because talking about injecting betting capital into a system that needs it (to spur end-user demand) is a conversation worth having. I must confess, I did it for another reason - to see,
    via Pull the Pocket on July 18, 2017 9:31 am
  • JP Guillambert Begins Busan Sojourn With Winner
    It’s not easy being a foreign jockey in Korea, not even at the traditionally more open Busan. Early runs on the board are essential and that’s exactly what JP Guillambert managed to achieve on his first weekend in the saddle on the South Coast. The 34-year-old had five rides across
    via Korea Racing on July 18, 2017 9:15 am
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Trip Notes 7/18/17   We have a pair of trips from Monmouth to discuss this week, and we’ll throw one in from the closing stanza at Belmont as well. Keep an eye out for this continuing column as Del Mar and Saratoga get rolling this week! Friday Monmouth Race 2:
    via Danonymous Racing on July 18, 2017 7:59 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk It’s taken a long and winding whirlybird route to get to where it is now. From being a copy of America’s Pegasus race, and through numerous changes that continue today, Peter V’landys, the Racing NSW supremo, honorary Sherpa, and Sir Edmund Hillary of Australian racing, has made
    via RacingB*tch on July 18, 2017 6:49 am
  • Necropsy Programs Provide Learning Opportunities To Researchers, Horsemen
    Figures released earlier this year from the Equine Injury Database suggest the number of racing fatalities in the United States is falling. For the fourth consecutive year, the rate of deaths per 1,000 starts was down, coming to 1.54 after weighing in at 2.00 when the database started recording data
    via Paulick Report Features on July 18, 2017 1:34 am
    The ongoing struggle of traditional media outlets to compete or even survive in the digital age is well documented.  A few for examples: Total weekday and Sunday circulation for U. S. daily newspapers fell in 2016 for the 28th consecutive year.  Weekday and Sunday circulation (print and digital combined) both
    via Horse Racing Business on July 17, 2017 12:59 pm
    By the end of 2017 Royal Ascot, Scat Daddy was back in the news. With four winners over five days, he was the top sire at Ascot. Some of us weren’t surprised.  The great Mick Kinane gives JOHANNESBURG a well-deserved pat after the 2 year-old’s win the the 2001 BC
    via The Vault on July 17, 2017 12:22 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Harry Angel
    Long ago, I used to have the dubious pleasure of spending my wintery Saturday mornings watching my young son playing soccer. If ever the team fell behind in the score, an extremely enthusiastic mother of another player used to harangue the boys with the repeated question of “How much do
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on July 17, 2017 11:39 am
  • Jockey Profile – Joel Rosario
    Jockey Joel Rosario rode 3 horses in 2003. In 2005, Joel rode 6 horses. 3 of the 6 horses that Rosario rode that year finished in second place. The following year, he rode 219 horses. Of his 219 mounts, 29 won, 33 finished second, and 30 finished third. Since the
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on July 17, 2017 10:57 am
  • Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week: Disco Partner Boogies Home
    As I was putting together the Three Stars of the Week, I realized that I was put in a strange spot. Songbird, the nation’s most popular filly, was the winner of the Grade 1 Delaware Handicap by over a length. However, the race was not impressive to me in the
    via Racing Dudes on July 17, 2017 7:00 am
  • Arlington Million Preview Day in Photos: Ghost Hunter Stars
    Midsummer means heat, humidity, insects, and great racing at Arlington Park. Although this particular Saturday in July is technically a month away from midsummer, this year’s Million Preview Day brought all of the above, and then some.With fresh faces and returning ones, equine and human alike, it was a wonderful day
    via Racing Reviewer – Photo Essays on July 16, 2017 8:34 pm
  • Vox Populi on Racing Issues; Saturday’s Big Horses Run Big
    Taking the pulse of racing’s audience, a recent Paulick Report poll revealed some interesting results about how the sport’s practitioners and audience—horsemen and horseplayers—view racing’s most dominant issues. Given the amount of advertising and the kind of promotion that supports the PR site, we assume that the largest segment of
    via Pricci’s On the Line on July 16, 2017 6:55 pm
  • The Road Begins
    On the road to Laurel Park today. Back home tonight. Pack Monday. Fair Hill Tuesday morning. Saratoga Tuesday evening. A seven-week blur about to begin. 
    via This is Horse Racing on July 16, 2017 8:49 am
  • Racetrackers – Short interview with hot jockey Manny Franco
    We caught up with Manny Franco who is riding lights out at Belmont. At least two more winers Saturday.
    via Racetrackers Podcast on July 15, 2017 5:00 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Delaware Handicap
    Once the richest race for fillies and mares, this race recently produced a Horse of the Year.
    via Hello Race Fans! on July 15, 2017 2:10 pm
  • Chris Kay
    On the job since 2013, NYRA President and CEO Chris Kay has navigated the organization through some tough times. The Belmont Stakes is booming, Saratoga is as wonderful as ever and NYRA’s financial picture looks much better than it did when Kay took over. Fast forward four years and the ship
    via TDN Podcasts on July 15, 2017 1:28 pm
  • cairo prince takes a stand among first-season sires with yearlings that are drawing superb reviews
    The hot item at the yearling sales each year is the premium stock by each season’s first-crop or freshmen sires. Aside from the novel appeal of having one of the first racers by a former star of the racetrack, there is also the potential to catch lightning in a bottle
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on July 15, 2017 9:38 am
  • Previewing Saturday’s Mandatory Hi-5 Payout at Hawthorne
    Mike from Hawthorne has written a detailed analysis for tomorrow's big super high five carryover for harness players at Hawthorne. Good luck to those playing and thank you Mike --  Hawthorne High Five Mandatory Payout - Saturday, July 15th – Race 10 Post time 10:45 central time (Following the final
    via Horseplayers Association of North America on July 14, 2017 3:15 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: July 14, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast In a show that was nearly derailed by JK's travel woes, he and PTF go over this weekend's cross-country pick four, and talk about the ins-and-outs of their handicapping process.. The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top stories in horse racing, from the player’s perspective.
    via DRF Players Podcast on July 14, 2017 11:44 am
  • Racetrackers – Jerry Crawford – Donegal Racing short interview re Keen Ice
    We spoke with Jerry Crawford of Donegal Racing and talked about Keen Ice, his partners and his new purchases.
    via Racetrackers Podcast on July 14, 2017 11:30 am
  • Racetrackers – Mike Hushion – short interview congratulating him on retirement
    We speak with Trainer Mike Hushion upon his reiementafter training in New York for morer than 40 years.
    via Racetrackers Podcast on July 14, 2017 11:00 am
  • Potential sires for Minding
    The 5.50pm fillies maiden at Leopardstown on Thursday centred around one filly, Conquest a juvenile filly by Galileo. Though any progeny of Galileo attract attention on debut, Conquest was one of the more publicised debutants. This is mainly due to the fact that she is a full sister to the
    via Thoughts on Thoroughbred Bloodstock and Pedigrees on July 14, 2017 10:23 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk Whether we want to or not, social media has not only entered our lives, in some instances, it’s taken them over with seemingly no end in sight. We’re becoming, or have already become slaves to technology without even knowing it. The music industry, for example, never saw
    via RacingB*tch on July 13, 2017 9:21 pm
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