• Two-horse Pegasus can still be a good betting race
    If Arrogate or California Chrome don't win the Pegasus, it will be the biggest upset since, well, Upset beat Man O War. It's conceivable either of the big two could throw in a clunker or run into trouble. Stuff happens. For both to come up short is inconceivable. Still there
    via Ante Post on January 26, 2017 4:21 pm
  • Why I like #BellLetsTalk
    I’m an American.  Therefore I don’t know much about “Bell” other than they’re a Canadian company.  A few years ago I noticed the #BellLetsTalk hashtag and that it was an initiative by this company to de-stigmatize talking about mental illness.  Now normally I think Hashtag activism is malarkey and doesn’t
    via Jason Beem on January 25, 2017 10:48 pm
  • Digging Into the Data: Sires Flying High in Pegasus World Cup
    Noble Bird is one of the Grade 1 winners in the fieldIn a race that has been in the headlines since it was announced last year, it’s fitting that the Pegasus World Cup has more than just a few interesting bloodline tidbits. From a mare who brings two rivals together
    via All Equine All the Time on January 25, 2017 11:05 am
  • So you want a new website…
    Our first website was supposed to be a steeplechase portal, before anybody knew what a portal was. We called it horsesjump.com or some such thing. It was awful.
    via This is Horse Racing on January 25, 2017 10:16 am
  • Raise The Flag for Hasili!
    Kahyasi’s daughter Hasili, the jewel among broodmares at Juddmonte Farm, belongs among the most successful broodmares in history. She produced a total of ten horses, of whom half won a Gr. 1 and more two won another group race. Of remaining three two fillies did not race and the only
    via Blacktype Pedigree on January 25, 2017 5:48 am
  • Younger APEX Sires: First Foals 2010-2013
    Even given the pressures of the commercial marketplace, in real life, the most critical year in many sires’ careers is the year their first 4-year-olds run. There are a few reasons for this: their oldest foals are then at an age where they’ve been given every chance to get good;
    via Bill Oppenheim at TDN on January 24, 2017 5:15 pm
  • Teenagers Are Gambling Their Skins Away
    I don't know much about eSports, but apparently quite a few mostly younger people know a whole lot. Not only that but there is a whole lot of (illegal?) gambling go on.Teenagers from every jurisdiction in the US and Canada can bet on everything from video game outcomes to coin
    via CanGamble on January 24, 2017 5:00 pm
  • Always Winner Makes All In Segye Ilbo Cup
    Sunday saw the first listed race in Korea of 2017 and there was something of a shock as 20/1 chance Always Winner made all to land the valuable 1200M test. It was a race that always looked rather open with the favourites having plenty of question marks against them and
    via Korea Racing on January 24, 2017 12:17 am
  • Trip Notes with Robert Criscola: Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    Trip Notes: 1/24/17 We have a good variety of trips to review in this column; we’ll go from Oaklawn to Gulfstream to the Fair Grounds to look at a trio of unlucky journeys from last week.   Thursday Oaklawn Race 3: #5 GUMSHOE GUMSHOE finished too far back to be
    via Danonymous Racing on January 24, 2017 12:00 am
  • lockdown raises hopes for the future and memories of a historic past with victory in the busanda stakes
    The 2017 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct is named for a mare who was born 70 years ago. By Triple Crown winner War Admiral (by Man o’ War) and out of the Blue Larkspur mare Businesslike, Busanda was bred by Ogden Phipps from some of the exceptional stock that he acquired
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on January 23, 2017 9:16 pm
  • New Sire Series: Awtaad
    Only months after his son Golden Horn topped off a stellar career with a Cartier Horse of the Year award in 2015, Cape Cross was back with another big horse with Awtaad.Awtaad started his career on Oct. 11, 2015, a week after Golden Horn won the Group 1 Qatar Prix de
    via All Equine All the Time on January 23, 2017 11:50 am
  • Pedigree Insights: Finest City
    While I’m not sure I totally subscribe to the theory that the market never lies, it is always illuminating to chart the changes in the fees charged for the higher-priced stallions. Among the many changes made between the 2016 and ’17 seasons, the reductions included such notable sires as Pioneerof
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on January 23, 2017 10:51 am
  • Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week
    1. Finest City 2. Guest Suite At this time, almost incredibly, there are no public replays available for this race.  Personally in my opinion this is a major problem in racing when a Kentucky Derby Prep race is not available for viewing on youtube.  If a replay becomes available it
    via Racing Dudes on January 23, 2017 6:00 am
  • By a Safety in Overtime
    “I’ve always maintained that inbreeding should be practiced only through superior performing animals in an effort to filter out negative recessives. That’s why, despite a lack of evidence, I’ve half-heartedly clung to the notion that stakes-winning broodmares bearing the Rasmussen Factor might proved to be somewhat better producers.” I received
    via Boojum’s Bonanza on January 23, 2017 4:58 am
  • Great Day at Gulfstream from Morning ‘til Night
    If there were an opportunity to ensure that Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational day would be a reprise of what happened yesterday at Gulfstream Park--from early on a low-lying fog-shrouded morning to a champagne-sipping toast to the Thoroughbred champions of 2016, Frank Stronach would be asking: “Where do I sign?”
    via Pricci’s On the Line on January 22, 2017 7:37 pm
  • Perry Martin’s HOTY Speech
    From @TVG, CONGRATS to Team California Chrome, including @TMStallions, @ShermanRacing and @EspinozasVictor. Good luck in @PegasusWorldCup! pic.twitter.com/KzpxmJv2ZX — TVG (@TVG) January 22, 2017 Perry Martin, co-owner of California Chrome, took the podium to accept the 2016 Horse of the Year award at the Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park
    via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2 on January 22, 2017 12:51 am
  • For January Race, Pegasus Field Depth Impressive
    As if the attraction of seeing the two best dirt horses in the world—arguably the two best horses in the world—currently in training wasn't enough, the first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) also features depth comparable to last year's Dubai World Cup (G1).The second part of that
    via Keeping Pace on January 21, 2017 2:50 pm
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Santa Monica Stakes
    This sprint for older filly and mares has been won by several champions who have also beat males at route distances.
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 21, 2017 11:05 am
  • Remembering Duncan F. Kenner in Today’s Stakes Race at Fair Grounds Race Course
    Dear Readers: Duncan Farrar Kenner portrait, 1880’s, artist unknown Today, Saturday, January 21, 2017, marks the 64th running of the Duncan F. Kenner Stakes in honor of this Louisiana horseman. This $75,000 stakes race at six furlongs for four-year-olds and upwards (post time: 2:18 p.m. Central) is part of the
    via Antebellum Turf Times on January 21, 2017 9:38 am
  • Ten Things You Should Know: Sunshine Millions
    This recently retooled racing series boasts state-bred competition that has seen the likes of Eclipse and Breeders' Cup winners.
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 21, 2017 8:15 am
  • Slimmed Down Racing May Be Finding Its Footing
    While wagering on U.S. races in 2016 was flat—up less than 1% compared with 2015— bettors continue to support a reduced Thoroughbred racing product. That is to say average handle per U.S. race in 2016 improved 2.3% to $280,408, which is the first time since 2007 that wagering per race
    via Keeping Pace on January 20, 2017 4:08 pm
  • How the Eclipse Awards Came to Be
    Crowning our champions hasn't always had the formal process that we have today, but it's always inspired plenty of debate!
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 20, 2017 11:25 am
  • An afternoon of time shifting and Ben’s Cat
    Maryland Million Day seemed designed to have a shifting-time quality to it, reflecting, it felt to me, my own preoccupation with its past.
    via Raceday 360 on January 20, 2017 9:50 am
  • Racetrackers- With Guest Craig Bernick from Glen Hill Farm and Jerry Crawford
    This week our special guest is Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm. Join us.
    via Racetrackers Podcast on January 19, 2017 8:00 pm
  • January 19, 2017
    We’ve been having a run of mild winter days. For the horses, relaxing days. Quiet days, with only one tour a day. Summer is fun with all that luscious green grass and three times a day when tours of carrot-toting humans come to let the horses get a good look
    via Old Friends on January 19, 2017 5:39 pm
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