• first foals by 2015 triple crown winner american pharoah selling at fasig-tipton and keeneland mixed sales
    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale is notable for many things, including some of the most elite offerings of broodmares and broodmare prospects, with this year’s auction highlighted by champions Songbird ($9.5 million to Whisper Hill Farm (Mandy Pope)), Tepin ($8 million, MV Magnier (Coolmore)), Finest City ($1.5 million, Katsumi Yoshida),
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on November 9, 2017 8:42 am
    Video lottery terminals, or slots for short, are an important source of purse revenues in horse racing.  Moreover, some states have become increasingly dependent on slots and table games to fund operations. The Wall Street Journal (November 7, 2017) ran an article titled “Northeast States Bet on Gambling,” which led
    via Horse Racing Business on November 9, 2017 8:00 am
  • PR Special Keeneland November: ‘The Fly On The Wall’
    The Paulick Report offers a second special print publication for the Keeneland November Sale, available here and on the sales grounds in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, we learn more about Bill Landes of Hermitage Farm, recently named the Ted Bates Farm Manager of the Year.
    via Paulick Report Features on November 8, 2017 10:40 pm
  • Gambling Growth & Racing: The Importance of Eyeballs, Regulatory Value & Positioning
    Legal Sports Report shared some comments from the Draft Kings CEO recently. The DFS company's head said that down the road Draft Kings could become an online sportsbook, if laws are changed in states to allow sports betting.Sports betting, as most know, has been growing. In Nevada alone, $557 million
    via Pull the Pocket on November 8, 2017 12:01 pm
  • The Return of Swaps
    Unlike children who fall in love with horses at an early age, it took me 20 years to discover my love of horses and horse racing and embark on the path I was destined to take. Growing up in Brooklyn in the ‘50s and early ‘60s meant sports of all
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on November 8, 2017 8:33 am
  • Galileo, Coolmore and 1st Season Fees
    European Champion 2-year-old and dual Guineas winner Churchill will stand at Coolmore at a fee of €35,000. Photo CoolmoreCoolmore announced fees for their new boys by Galileo - champion two year old in Europe and dual Guineas wiiner Churchill will stand at fee of €35,000 next season, same price as
    via Blacktype Pedigree on November 8, 2017 7:16 am
  • A WINNING HORSEPLAYER’S THREE KEYS: Education, Effort, Effective Money Management
    The following was culled from a thread recently posted by a member of the HRI Faithful, Dennis McDonald: “I was actually getting tired of watching [Breeders' Cup]. So many races. I didn’t cash a ticket for two days until the finish of the Classic was posted official. I ended up
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on November 7, 2017 3:42 pm
  • DRF Players Podcast: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    0 DRF Players Podcast Peter Thomas Fornatale and Jonathon Kinchen review all 13 Breeders’ Cup races in a supersized edition of the pod. Plus, how did JK end up with the nuts emoji as his avatar? Listen in iTunes | Listen in Soundcloud | Download
    via DRF Players Podcast on November 7, 2017 2:52 pm
    The overall pari-mutuel results from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup were routine.  Handle from all-sources wagering (on-track plus off-track) on the two-day event was $166.1 million, which was an increase of 5.5% over the total handle in 2016 at Santa Anita and an increase of 6.8% over the aggregate handle in
    via Horse Racing Business on November 7, 2017 2:05 pm
  • Incremental Racetrack Changes — Glass Hall Full or Empty?
    Over the last ten or so years the racing industry, and how it presents races, has gone through some changes. These aren't big changes, no, but they're incremental.You've heard, no doubt, racetracks now talking a great deal about field size and presenting better races. This concept was not pushed nearly
    via Pull the Pocket on November 7, 2017 11:42 am
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk There are those who sit and plot and stew. And more often than not, they end up in a pickle. It’s called karma. One can only guess whoever’s idea it was to produce and place the crude ad below on the very day that the Melbourne Cup
    via RacingB*tch on November 7, 2017 10:10 am
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    Trip Notes 11/7/17 Time to review some unlucky trips from Breeders’ Cup week that may have flown under the radar. We’ll start at Del Mar before moving to Aqueduct. Wednesday Del Mar Race 1: #4 INCENSED Paco Lopez got himself into some trouble in the opening race of the Bing
    via Danonymous Racing on November 7, 2017 10:07 am
  • globe trot produces an interwoven legacy from winstar, gordon stollery, and claiborne farm
    (Note: This was written last week and published at Paulick Report well before Juvenile, in which Bolt d’Oro finished third.) Unbeaten and more impressive with each start, Bolt d’Oro (by Medaglia d’Oro) is expected to be the hot favorite for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, Bolt
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on November 7, 2017 8:03 am
  • Triple Nine’s Stamina Defies Doubters To Land 3rd President’s Cup
    In the end the punters were much closer to getting it right than the pundits. The vast majority of the Korean racing world had managed to convince itself that when it came to the rivalry between Triple Nine and Power Blade, the younger horse was now in charge, even at
    via Korea Racing on November 6, 2017 9:41 pm
  • Pedigree Insights: Mendelssohn
    The two male Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winners have never quite met, despite playing starring roles at the same venues. Friday’s Juvenile Turf winner, the progressive Mendelssohn (Scat Daddy), had drawn a sale-topping bid of $3,000,000 on the last day of Book 1 at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. And Good Magic
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on November 6, 2017 3:48 pm
  • final NTRA poll thoughts
    I voted in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll for the first time this year.  Some weeks were more difficult than others, but this week’s was the most brain-busting of all. I had assumed all year that it would be the easiest.  After all, Breeders’ Cup is the big ending, and
    via Blinkers Off on November 6, 2017 2:19 pm
  • Breeders’ Cup Postscript
    Good morning everyone. Here are a few of my thoughts on this year's Breeders' Cup.I thought Del Mar was a great venue from a betting perspective. Both courses seemed fair, and the surfaces played perfectly. This, is in sharp contrast to some BC's where souped up dirt tracks make the
    via Pull the Pocket on November 6, 2017 11:03 am
  • “Breeders’ Cup: The Horse Racing Event That Never Fails to Fire”
    I write the same headline every year. Why? Because, on balance, truer words were never written. The overall quality of racing in this annual two-day event is unparalleled in this country. Kentucky Derby/Oaks weekend some years might pose a kind of early season challenge, and the new-fangled monster Belmont Day
    via Pricci’s On the Line on November 5, 2017 8:08 pm
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk “Right now, he’s doing a good job of getting suspended.” That line is probably heading the leaderboard as Hong Kong racing’s Quote of the Season and attributed to Zac Purton when asked if he felt he had a realistic chance of winning the the Jockey Premiership this
    via RacingB*tch on November 5, 2017 6:01 pm
  • Welcome To The 21st Century Thoroughbred: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Wrapup
    Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile® Software Picks Juvenile Stakes Exacta Finishers As Yearlings At 2016 Keeneland September SaleBy Calvin L. Carter and Dallas Carter©2017 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The ability to know the potential of a horse before he goes to the breeding shed, sales ring or race track is
    via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds on November 5, 2017 2:30 pm
  • Mornings With Gun Runner
    There is no need for an alarm clock when you're in Saratoga, especially when you're staying with your close friends Avi and Rhoda Freedberg, whose home on Fifth Avenue backs right onto the Oklahoma training track. It is just starting to get light out, and the sounds of horses hooves
    via Hangin’ with Haskin on November 5, 2017 2:12 pm
    By Hans Ebert@hanseberthk Sure, Speak Softly And Carry A Big Stick. But when there’s a Big Stick to shake, and instead of it being shaken and stirred, it’s waived in a feeble manner, it leaves one scratching their head and thinking, Who’s steering this Titanic and can’t they see the
    via RacingB*tch on November 5, 2017 12:57 pm
  • Observations From a Historic Breeders’ Cup
    Breeders' Cup Classic winner Gun Runner winning the Stephen Foster earlier this year.The Breeders’ Cup taking place in Del Mar, Calif. for the first time was historic in itself but the horses couldn’t let it be the only special thing to happen on the weekend with a Keeneland September Yearling
    via All Equine All the Time on November 5, 2017 1:08 am
  • Good Magic for Curlin in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
    I would never have expected Curlin’s first Breeders’ Cup winner (or any, for that matter…) to come in a two-year-old race.  Not only did Curlin never race at two, but he has not emerged as a two-year-old sire so much as a sire of Classic horses and older horses. Good
    via Blinkers Off on November 4, 2017 11:29 pm
  • Baffert Goes For Four in a Row
    NYRA/Susie Raisher There’s little in the world of Thoroughbred racing that Bob Baffert hasn’t accomplished. He’s won the Kentucky Derby—four times. He’s won the Preakness—six times. He’s won the Belmont—twice. He’s won the Triple Crown. He’s been voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer four times. He’s in the Hall
    via Brooklyn Backstretch on November 4, 2017 12:10 pm
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