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Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) CLAIMING $12,500 – $11,500 Purse $22,000. (Plus $8,800 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,400 – State Bred) (Plus $2,100 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward. Three Year Olds, 118 [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 11:38 AM, Read at the source >
Hello race fans! Since I stole that line, I will link the real site. Derby talk: i) Funny, and ii) kind of funny (and informative). The latter is from Equispace, who is a de-facto Mayor of North Tonawanda, or Tonawanda. Give it a visit. Since Conner McDavid is going to [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 10:11 AM, Read at the source >
On Saturday afternoon at Charles Town, an odds-on favorite with a big fan base went to the gate. She was expected to be an easy winner; after all, she'd won eight in a row, and 14 of her last 15. Her lone loss in that stretch came at Mountaineer, one [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:32 AM, Read at the source >
It was a beautiful chilly morning at Churchill, as the flurry of workouts scheduled for Saturday was for the most part moved up to Friday because of the rain in the forecast. International Star is still scheduled to work Saturday, whether at Churchill or Trackside Training [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:10 AM, Read at the source >
Here is the letter sent to Gaming Commission Chairman Mark Gearan, respectfully requesting that the state re-open the casino bidding process. It was composed by an attorney writing "on behalf of several clients" who participated, unsuccessfully (obviously), in the NYS casino selection process last year. hodgson russ.pdf [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 9:02 AM, Read at the source >
Via Horse Racing Business
Growing up in Louisville, I was able to experience the Kentucky Derby up close in some of the golden days of horse racing in the 1950s and 1960s. Following are a few memories. Younger readers are likely not to recognize most of the names, just as I am [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 5:20 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
GOOD LUCK ON SATURDAY BABY A beautiful image sent by Josie DePaulo of Thoroughbred love. OCALA APRIL 2-YEAR-OLD REMAINS STRONG Prices on ready-to-race juveniles were still strong on the 3rd day of the April OBS sale but a few Canadians worked their way into the shopping line. BEAR STABLES purchased a [...]
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 4:24 AM, Read at the source >
We only need to look back one year to reaffirm that Kentucky Derby lore is filled with rich storylines, following the compelling journey of California Chome through last year's Triple Crown races. On paper, Kentucky Derby 141 appears to be one of the most competitive in recent memory, but are there [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 8:10 PM, Read at the source >
Spent a few days at the 81st annual convention of the Association of Racing Commissioners International at Tampa, Fla. You'd think after 80 years they'd have this “regulating the horse and dog racing industries” thing figured out. Not necessarily so. But, as I learned in watching committee meetings and panel discussions [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 2:07 PM, Read at the source >
Seven Questions with John Doyle
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
This piece with former National Handicapping Championship winner John Doyle originally appeared in the April edition of Horseplayer Monthly.  To read the rest of the issue, FOR FREE, please click here.  Q:  What is your favorite track to play, and why?   A:  Gulfstream Park has decent takeout rates, big fields, attractive prices and [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 12:48 PM, Read at the source >
Over the next six weeks, we’ll learn if racing can have its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. During that same time, horseplayers and the industry have an opportunity to help rectify an even longer drought: the lack of change in antiquated and unfair rules from the early 1970s [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:02 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
THE PHAROAH has landed WHO IS MUTAAHIJ? His name means “cheery” in Arabic. He beat older horses as a 2-year-old last year, for fun. He is from Dubai, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman. He traveled thousands of miles [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 8:11 AM, Read at the source >
Good morning racing fans.Some things I am not smart enough to understand; yes I am sure regulars know this and have a joke to insert. I just can't get the logic behind this:Cobalt use, over 50 ppb, is being treated as a Class II.Cobalt is a penultimate shady drug. Its [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 7:17 AM, Read at the source >
Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor /.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) ALLOWANCE Purse $47,500. (Plus $6,650 – Other Sources). For Ontario Sired Three Year Olds Which Have Never Won Two Races. Weight, 122 Lbs. Non-winners Of A Race Other Than Claiming Since March [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 6:57 AM, Read at the source >
The OBS April Sale of 2-year-olds in Training resumes Thursday, fresh off the biggest price in sale history after a Tapit filly went for $1.9 million Wednesday. The Paulick Report is pleased to bring you another edition of the PR Special print publication, available at the sale and online here. In [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 4:12 AM, Read at the source >