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Closing Her Up
Via Owning Racehorses
Our warm seasons in Minnesota are short, at least they feel really short when you have -23 high temperatures some winter days, so we try and savor the Canterbury Park live racing season while we can.Admittedly there was not a lot to savor on the racetrack for us personally this [...]
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 8:28 AM, Read at the source >
Summers are for Stolen Victories
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
For Wednesday, Stolen Victory (Eskendereya) at Belmont Park, Summer Lilly (Summer Bird) at Indiana Grand, and Summer Cocktail (Summer Bird) at Kentucky Downs. ...(read more) [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 9:37 PM, Read at the source >
Midwest Thoroughbreds, which has led North American Thoroughbred owners by races won every year since 2010, is being sued by a former trainer for alleged violation of federal and state labor laws, in part because Midwest did not pay overtime for more than 40 hours worked each week. The lawsuit has [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 4:29 PM, Read at the source >
I mentioned the group opposing a casino in Schenectady the other day; haven't really discussed them here before. Their website, Stop the Schenectady Casino, can be found here. On their homepage now, there's a link to this report about a multi-million dollar investment by Rush Street Gaming, the company that [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 3:27 PM, Read at the source >
Trixton & Great Horses
Via Pull the Pocket
Hambo Champ Trixton broke Saturday evening at the Canadian Trotting Classic, and his future is in doubt. He might have re-injured the ankle he had surgery on last year. In HRU, Takter noted that this horse, off that surgery, has had to be babied a little bit. It's "one of [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:26 AM, Read at the source >
SIMPLY WOW
Via Thoroughblog
TRADE STORM thunders to the wire in the Woodbine Mile (2nd from right) while Bobby’s Kitten (rail), Kaigun (pink) and River Seven chase. CINDY PIERSON DULAY PHOTO FREE TRADE $7 MILLION bet on Woodbine card, up from $6.7 million in 2013! On-track handle is up too! SANTINO DIPAOLA captures the Mile [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:46 AM, Read at the source >
Drunks had the "box" next to us at the Hollywood Park Breeder's Cup. They drank beer and cussed and tried to make side bets with me because the crowds were such that they couldn't get to the windows. We'd wager on such things as which horse would run worse, twenty [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:39 AM, Read at the source >
If it’s any consolation (and it is, I suppose just a little), I’m not alone. It seems almost everyone in France north of the Loire Valley has been hit with something. Even Andre Fabre (yes, Andre Fabre!) went 135 starts without a win. Now that’s saying something. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:36 AM, Read at the source >
Still, Bobley is skeptical that horse racing will ever really change. The financial incentives that fuel the use of drugs are so strong, she said, and many of the people most inclined to push for change have already left the sport behind. [...]
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 8:19 AM, Read at the source >
Shared Belief and California Chrome are getting all the attention these days as they continue on the path to the Breeders’ Cup Classic in a few weeks, but what’s become of the others in the 3-year-old crop? We set out to get updates on some of this season’s early shooting [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 4:14 PM, Read at the source >
When the French National Stud, a once proud institution with a glorious past, finally ceased to exist in 2010, the wonder was not that it had gone, but that it had been kept going for so long. [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 4:11 PM, Read at the source >
The Skinny on Kentucky Downs
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
Via the DRF, Kentucky Downs handle from Saturday set a handle record, out-handling both Churchill and Los Al. What's the skinny on this place? Kentucky Downs has the lowest blended takeout and biggest fields in North America. (for a full list of statistics on 67 racetracks in the US and Canada, [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 3:05 PM, Read at the source >
A whack of years ago the continent was surely not as connected. If a business in New York tried something new, and it worked, California businesses might learn about it in a magazine article or through some sort of word of mouth at a meeting (a meeting you drive to, [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:53 AM, Read at the source >
The Albany Times-Union checks in with an editorial opposing Genting's proposed casino in Tuxedo. The editorial, quite appropriately, accuses Genting of "attempting to bypass the deliberations and virtually buy a state casino license" with its "outlandish" $450 million cash offer for what is a $70 million license fee, and its [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:07 AM, Read at the source >
Good morning racing friends.A lot happened yesterday.In harness, Father Patrick won the Canadian Trotting Classic, with Trixton appearing to be injured, or at least sore.( Harnessracingupdate.com has a really good synopsis of all the festivities. ) That made the CTC one of the more anticipated races of [...]
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 8:56 AM, Read at the source >