• Derby Prep Alert: March 24, 2017
    This week's races include the Bourbonette, Spiral, Sunland Derby, Sunland Park Oaks and UAE Derby. We have in-depth previews, links to news of the contenders and free Brisnet.com past performances.
    via Hello Race Fans! on March 24, 2017 11:30 am
  • Family Connections Abound in Dubai World Cup Night Races
    Bernardini is part of a three generation string of siresThe biggest night of the year in Dubai racing takes place tomorrow with 103 runners hoping to take home some of the millions of dollars on offer during the eight Thoroughbred races on the card. As always, there is some fun
    via All Equine All the Time on March 24, 2017 11:21 am
  • Kentucky Derby Trainer Profiles: Mark Casse, Ian Wilkes, and Antonio Sano
    Photo: Matt Carter The Kentucky Derby is less than 6 weeks away. Can you believe it? What I love about this year's Kentucky Derby is that new connections have taken steps onto the Derby Trail. Mark Casse, Ian Wilkes, and Antonio Sano have never won a Triple Crown race. All
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on March 24, 2017 11:05 am
    By Keyser Soze JUST GET AN ALL WEATHER TRACK IN ALREADY! For how much longer can NSW racing tolerate the stubborn refusal of Racing NSW and its despotic hierarchy to enter the modern age and install two or three all weather synthetic tracks in NSW? We forget: Conquering Everest with
    via RacingB*tch on March 24, 2017 3:32 am
  • The Friday Show: Shocking Results, Weighing History?
    Jockey Roman Chapa is already facing a lengthy suspension at least, plus felony charges for alleged use of an electrical device in a race in Texas, but in this edition of The Friday Show, we ask how far could this possibly go? A new photo of Chapa has surfaced that
    via Paulick Report Features on March 24, 2017 2:15 am
  • BARN Podcast 3/24/17
    Jason previews the Sunland Derby and is joined by Merv Huber who gives us this weekend's Daymaker play. Then the BARN Jury says farewell to Sam Sam the Syrup Man.
    via Barn Podcast by Jason Beem on March 23, 2017 11:27 pm
  • Racetrackers – Dubai World Cup Edition
    Thi week we highlight to the Dubai World Cup and Arrogate's attempt tp spread his winning ways overseas
    via Racetrackers Podcast on March 23, 2017 8:00 pm
  • Mor Spirit back in form
    0 Dan Illman It's been a disappointing two weeks for Bob Baffert.    MASTERY, arguably the best 3-year-old in the country, suffered a condylar fracture to his left front leg after an impressive victory in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 11. In mere seconds, Mastery
    via Dan Illman DRF Blog on March 23, 2017 6:18 pm
  • Too early to put down this year’s Derby generation
    One of many rites of spring is a premature disparaging of the latest Kentucky Derby crop.This year is no exception. I would argue we should hold off a while until we see how long McCraken and Malagacy can maintain their unbeaten records; whether Tapwrit's Tampa Bay Derby is a precursor
    via Ante Post on March 23, 2017 5:01 pm
  • Commentary: FHBPA Stakes Series A Backward Step For Florida Breeders And Owners
    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association was patting itself on the back 10 days ago for a 2017 spring-summer stakes schedule it negotiated with Gulfstream Park that included 30 added-money races worth $4,750,000. In a press release, the Florida HBPA said the organization's leadership “has decided the time is
    via Paulick Report Features on March 23, 2017 4:37 pm
  • Ghostzapper on Verge of Becoming Triple Crown Stud
    Ghostzapper, one of  the best horses to run in the past 20 years, is on the verge of becoming a Triple Crown stud. Like Pioneerof thenile, who was American Pharoah's father, and Uncle Mo, who sired 2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, Ghostzapper could accentuate an already successful stud career if
    via D.S. Williamson at BetAmerica on March 23, 2017 3:37 pm
  • Throwback Thursday: Good Night Shirt’s climb to the top
    Time flies. Or something like that anyway. Wednesday, two-time champion Good Night Shirt and trainer Tom Voss were announced as steeplechase inductees into Thoroughbred Racing’s Hall of Fame. We covered both extensively in Steeplechase Times, The Saratoga Special and thisishorseracing.com
    via This is Horse Racing on March 23, 2017 2:38 pm
  • Gambling Taxation – Part 4. How to Be a Professional Gambler
    Two posts back, I discussed the Internal Revenue Code section that limits any deduction for gambling losses to the amount of gambling winnings. In other words, if a bettor has a bad year and ends up with a net loss, that loss cannot be applied against other income, such as
    via The Business of Racing on March 23, 2017 1:01 pm
    On February 28, 2017, Churchill Downs, Inc. (CHDN) reported its operating results for the 2016 fiscal year, which commenced on January 1, 2016 and ended on December 31, 2016. CHDN operates in six business segments: Horse Racing, consisting of live racing at Churchill Downs, Arlington Park, and Fair Grounds Race
    via Horse Racing Business on March 23, 2017 11:00 am
  • ADW’s, Critical Mass, & Value
    I read an interesting article on Techcrunch the other day about Spotify, the online music streaming portal.Spotify, which in 2018 will likely IPO, pays royalties per listen to artists, and has amassed a more than 50 million person listener base (from just a handful at startup, in 2008). Early on,
    via Pull the Pocket on March 23, 2017 10:40 am
  • Simulcasting Says It All – Part 2
    The title of this entry could just as easily been 'Simulcasting Says it All - Mia Culpa' for in my last blog entry, it would appear I lay the whole decline on wagering in harness racing on integrity issues.   This would be totally wrong and doesn't represent my true
    via View from the Grandstand on March 23, 2017 9:10 am
  • Classic Empire, Meet Tiznow, Broad Brush, and Fu Peg
    It’s hard enough to train a Thoroughbred and be able to bring out their talents. But when they have a mind of their own and keep fighting you, it makes the task extremely difficult and taxing on the nerves. To borrow a line from the movie A Bronx Tale, “The
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on March 22, 2017 12:23 pm
    **Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the first party of the Ontario Thoroughbred season, the SOVEREIGN AWARDS, April 13 at Palais Royale.  http://www.sovereignawards.ca/  .                 WOODBINE TRAINING TRACK HEATS UPMain Tapeta track to open Thursday   Perhaps Wednesday morning will be the
    via Thoroughblog on March 22, 2017 9:05 am
  • Barathea Exceeds Himself
    Before the arrival of the Coolmore duo Montjeu - Galileo Barathea was, together with In The Wings, the most successful son of Sadler’s Wells at stud in Europe. The winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, the European Horse of the Year at Cartier Racing Awards, who produced impressive 81 black-type
    via Blacktype Pedigree on March 22, 2017 5:11 am
  • Behind Scenes Progress in Santa Anita Boycott Dispute
    As far as the Santa Anita Boycott, scheduled for Mar. 23-27, is concerned, there is good news and bad news. But it appears a mini-crisis has been averted. The bad is that without official backing of the Horseplayers Association of North America, it is highly unlikely that a boycott would
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on March 21, 2017 10:19 pm
  • Simulcasting Says it All
    I can't help but notice all the press releases talking about tracks opening early on Saturday for the Dubai World Cup, finding them online as well as on the Standardbred Canada and USTA websites.  I understand the World Cup is a significant event, especially with Arrogate racing, so it is
    via View from the Grandstand on March 21, 2017 5:25 pm
  • Michael O’Callaghan and Bogini
    In 2011, my dad and I bought Bogini as a 2-year-old from Tracey Collins. I was 22, still preparing breezers and didn’t have a trainers license, so we left her in training with Tracey. She won an average maiden for us in Down Royal, which got her a rating in
    via This is Horse Racing on March 21, 2017 4:47 pm
  • Hall of Fame Ballot Offers Many–Too Many–Worthy Nominees
    The Racing Hall of Fame ballot arrived in the mail last week and it’s quite an eclectic lineup of 11 nominees. However, before we go on public record with our choices, this: The Hall of Fame voting process historically has been problematic and a reliable source of great debate. Many
    via Pricci’s On the Line on March 21, 2017 2:47 pm
  • Oppenheim: The ‘Home Run’ March 2-Year-Old
    by Bill Oppenheim & Dr. Emily Plant At the two major 2-year-old in training sales held this month in Florida–Fasig-Tipton in Miami Mar. 1 and OBS in Ocala last week–a total of 62 2-year-olds (24 at Fasig, 38 at OBS) were listed as sold for $400,000 or more. Obviously the
    via Bill Oppenheim at TDN on March 21, 2017 1:27 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast Show 222, March 21, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast Malagacy winning the Rebel Stakes, Terra Promessa losing the Azeri, the morning antics of Classic Empire, and a look ahead to Dubai are just some of the topics discussed by Peter Thomas Fornatale, Mike Hogan, and Jonathon Kinchen. The DRF Players’ Podcast covers the top
    via DRF Players Podcast on March 21, 2017 12:50 pm
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