• Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Racing Roundup
    ©2017 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The Road to the Kentucky Derby takes us to Keeneland Race Course Saturday where FREE DROP BILLY heads a herd of 13 young Thoroughbreds as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the 104th running of the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) stakes. Post time is
    via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds on October 6, 2017 4:56 pm
  • Sales Review 2017: Tattersalls Book 1
    Tattersalls Book 1 has established itself as Europe's premier sale for quality yearlings. Over the years the sale has boasted some record prices and this year was no exception with a record seventeen seven figure yearlings. The star attraction at this years renewal was  the already named Gloam, a daughter
    via Thoughts on Thoroughbred Bloodstock and Pedigrees on October 6, 2017 3:53 pm
  • Final Q & A on Horse Racing Integrity Act 2017
    HOW LONG HAS WHOA BEEN IN EXISTANCE AND MANY MEMBERS DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE? WHOA was founded in 2012 on a phone call with lobbyist Frankie Trull. She suggested that lobbying as an alliance of individuals would be more powerful than each of us lobbying on our own. As an
    via Pricci’s Morning Line on October 5, 2017 2:33 pm
  • Craig Fravel
    Formerly the president and general manager of Del Mar, Craig Fravel will be returning home for this year’s Breeders’ Cup. The CEO and President of the organization talks to the TDN about this year’s championship event, and where he sees the Breeders’ Cup headed in the future, on this week’s
    via TDN Podcasts on October 3, 2017 3:17 pm
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    There’s plenty of variety in this week’s trip notes column, as we’ll make stops at Belmont, Gulfstream and Santa Anita. Let’s get right to it.   Friday Belmont Race 6: #6 D’YER MAK’ER Of the four horses that finished in a blanket photo for the win in this allowance turf
    via Danonymous Racing on October 3, 2017 12:01 am
  • Sires To Watch: First-Crop Sires at Tattersalls October
    No Nay Never is the first European-based son of Scat Daddy to have yearlings hit the sales ring.With the Keeneland September sale wrapping up in mid-September after breaking a few records, attention now turns across the Atlantic to the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.Comprised of three Books in 2017, Tattersalls October
    via All Equine All the Time on October 1, 2017 7:43 pm
  • Fifth blacktype winner for nick Exceed And Excel x Snippets
    2yo chestnut colt Performer, winner of Saturday's Breeders Plate (L) at Randwick, became the fifth blacktype winner by Exceed and Excel out of Snippets mare.
    via Blacktype Pedigree on October 1, 2017 3:12 am
  • Portland Meadows season
    So the Summer has turned to Fall, which can mean only one thing, no more heat!  But also means it’s time for Portland Meadows to open up.  Sloppy tracks, $2000 claimers, Javier Matias winning three a day, there’s nothing like it.  The track opens up on Monday and got me
    via Jason Beem on September 28, 2017 10:28 pm
    Penny Chenery, the owner of The Meadow and of thoroughbred champions, Riva Ridge and Secretariat, died on September 16, 2017 at the age of 95. And for many, Penny’s death was like losing a part of their own personal history.   Penny gives Ronnie a hug in the Churchill Downs
    via The Vault on September 28, 2017 5:34 pm
  • Keeping It In the Family: Pedigrees of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
    As of Thursday, the 2017 Group 1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe has attracted a field of 18 runners at Chantilly for an exciting race that has Nathaniel’s Enable looking to verify that she’s the best horse in Europe. While the field may change in the coming days, I
    via All Equine All the Time on September 28, 2017 8:06 am
  • Treasury/IRS Finally Recognize Reality
    A mere 22 years ago, I wrote a law review article arguing, among other things, that the tax reporting and withholding rules for horse-race betting were punitive and irrational. (For those so inclined, you can find it at 49 Tax Lawyer 1 (1995).)At the time, the only horse racing insiders
    via The Business of Racing on September 27, 2017 11:51 am
  • A Day At the Races: Presque Isle Downs is the Cheers of racetracks
    Of course, the sport on people’s minds was horse racing, not baseball. Deep, stained wood lined saddling stalls, not a bar. People sat in lawn chairs or at picnic tables, not stools. But, just like a cozy corner watering hole, the apron at Presque Isle Downs was where people went
    via Blinkers Off on September 26, 2017 12:25 pm
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    Trip Notes 9/26/17 This week’s trips column will focus on a trio of races that flew under the radar during a stakes-laden weekend. We’ll start with Laurel before moving to Belmont. Saturday Laurel Race 9: #2 PATRIOTIC QUEST PATRIOTIC QUEST had a rough go of it in his debut race.
    via Danonymous Racing on September 25, 2017 11:55 pm
  • Claiming Jail Has Its Day(s) in Court
    Most US racing jurisdictions impose some sorts of limits on what an owner can do with a horse that she just claimed. In almost all states, the new owner can't transfer ownership of the just-claimed horse -- except in another claiming race -- for at least 30 days, to avoid
    via The Business of Racing on September 24, 2017 10:27 pm
  • My Summer Rental with Penny Chenery
    Four boys rented a top floor apartment on Circular Street in Saratoga Springs in the summer of 1994. Three future champion jockeys and an assistant trainer of the stars reserved the top floor in a white column mansion. You know the ones, porches, flowers, a mix of Victorian/Roman beauty and
    via This is Horse Racing on September 24, 2017 5:03 pm
  • Keeneland: The Great Leap Forward
    Finally the Keeneland September Sales got back over the $280-million mark at which it had been hovering the last four years, since the $60-million jump in 2013 marked the end of The Great Recession. Not only did it get over the $280-million hump, it sailed right past our early estimate
    via Bill Oppenheim at TDN on September 24, 2017 3:30 pm
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