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Those Dreaded Losing Streaks
Via Pull the Pocket
Much has been talked about regarding the similarities of daily fantasy sports and horse racing betting. I agree more and more each day.After several months of normally distributed results of my play in DFS, I am currently in the middle of what we've all been in the middle of with [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 7:57 AM, Read at the source >
The Paulick Report is pleased to offer a special print publication available on the sales grounds at Wednesday's Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale for 2-year-olds in training. The sale has changed venues this year and will take place at Gulfstream Park beginning at 4 p.m. ET. In this edition of the PR Special, [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015 6:38 AM, Read at the source >
Chugging Along
Via Owning Racehorses
Ellie checking out the sites at Turfway Park.March is trying to make it's lion-like entrance in Minnesota but it's first attempt appears to have fizzled out. Thankfully.Around the region, thoroughbreds are trying to get ready for the 2015 Canterbury season while, nearby, others are already into their 2015 racing [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 1:00 PM, Read at the source >
But what should really give Khozan fans hope is that the modern Kentucky Derby bears little resemblance to what the race was even just 15 or 20 years ago. Khozan won't be going up against grizzled veterans of the turf wars, horses that have started 15 times or so, including [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 3:27 AM, Read at the source >
At the end of the day, there was a heated outcry over the stewards' body of work. In an era when Twitter has magnified the opinions of a handful so that some believe it's the will of the masses, there was talk of how wrong the stewards were, how much [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 3:26 AM, Read at the source >
Picking early is difficult for two reasons. One, if a pick is published mid-week for a weekend horse race, you have to guess at a track bias and weather. Two, you don't get the benefit of the rotten predictions popping up from all the terrible handicappers around the country. [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015 3:25 AM, Read at the source >
"Customers are stupid" is a familiar refrain, or lament, in some businesses; and those businesses usually have one thing in common: They are failing. Seth Godin today listed ways to make your customer feel stupid. Because of this, they tend to leave and never come back, or don't purchase in [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015 6:08 PM, Read at the source >
Click here to listen to the Feb. 25 At the Races radio broadcast with host Steve Byk. We discussed the filly Ekati's Phaeton and her sire, plus Notional's son Far Right, but the conversation meandered through a lot of pedigree territory as it always does when Steve and I talk [...]
Sun, Mar 01, 2015 12:32 PM, Read at the source >
International Star and Miguel Mena takes the Risen Star at Fair Grounds. Lou Hodges Jr/ Hodges Photography On this first weekend of 2015 without a scheduled Derby prep race, Mike Dorr and I want to thank everyone who has pledged in our Kentucky Derby charity league. Entries closed last week [...]
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 10:10 AM, Read at the source >
In fact, Sundays have been sacrificed to the philosophy that the best races will attract more betting handle if they are batched together on a single afternoon designed to plumb the depths of the horseplayers’ pockets. Also, it would be really, really hard to market two days instead of just [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 2:18 PM, Read at the source >
Good horsemen agree that you don't truly become a rider until you've fallen off a few times. At the North American Racing Academy, founder Chris McCarron tells his students that for jockeys it's not “if” that first (or next) fall will come, it's “when.” It's also important, as the old [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:39 AM, Read at the source >
This week's race is the Santa Ysabel Stakes. [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:30 AM, Read at the source >
As you know by now, everyone is talking about colors of a dress. The dress, which is obviously blue and black, has spawned a weird cult of white and gold people. Last evening on the twitter, when I posted the color and saw the responses, I began to realize, that [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:28 AM, Read at the source >
COURAGEOUS ATHLETES CALLED JOCKEYS
Via Horse Racing Business
I marveled at pictures in January 2015 of rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson ascending the 3,000-foot wall in Yosemite National Park named El Capitan. Similarly, Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk in October 2014 between Chicago skyscrapers was a captivating feat of daredevil. What makes automobile race drivers tick [...]
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
For the second consecutive week, the Thoroughbred racing industry is dealing with a major media transaction. As the Paulick Report reported Thursday, The Jockey Club is expected to reveal today that it has completed a purchase of the venerable racing publication, the Blood-Horse. Meanwhile, the Breeders' Cup announced that tickets go [...]
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 8:54 PM, Read at the source >