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A full Saturday with plenty of maidens, and some stakes as well. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:13 PM, Read at the source >
If there is one rewarding aspect of Thoroughbred racing today it is the number of horses whose lives were changed for the better because of people who cared and their determination to make a difference and prevent a horse from meeting an unfortunate fate. Anna Simms, a small [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:04 PM, Read at the source >
Horses that last raced at half a dozen different tracks will make up the field for Saturday’s Delta Downs Jackpot. Juveniles have shipped in from all over the country to take aim at the race’s $1 million purse and compete for early points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:45 PM, Read at the source >
Delta Downs Jackpot Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
©2014 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” takes us to Louisiana Saturday where an overflow field of 12 two-year-old Thoroughbreds has been drawn for the 12th running of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) at Delta Downs racetrack. Only 10 of those young horses, [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 4:16 PM, Read at the source >
Tonight is the first night of the dual evening Breeders' Crown. I'll be playing live on the twitter so if you want some picks that will probably scope sick afterwards you can follow me there. As for the Crown races themselves tonight, here are a few thoughts.Race 7 - Aged [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:13 PM, Read at the source >
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Welfare and Safety Committee scrutinized the state’s rules on shockwave therapy on Thursday afternoon with a fact-finding session designed to help regulators prevent abuse of the practice. The treatment, which consists of sending short, high pressure pulses to select areas of the body, has been [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:25 PM, Read at the source >
We're told that the Gaming Facility Location Board is "closing in" on their decision on where, and to whom, to recommend the issuance of up to four casino licenses; but it won't come at Friday's closed door meeting. "We expect to be able to make a decision at our [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 8:18 AM, Read at the source >
Human athletes have been following training routines at least since the earliest version of the Olympic games began in about 950 BC.  Racehorse training also has a long history, with the sport as we know it today having its origins in 18th century England. Training of athletes has improved greatly [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:00 AM, Read at the source >
Stealing the Show for Summer
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
For Friday, Summer Hawk (Summer Bird) at Aqueduct, Show Stealer (Eskendereya) at Del Mar, and Hi On Summer (Summer Bird) at Penn National. ...(read more) [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 9:06 PM, Read at the source >
If you’re seeking a a great betting opportunity this weekend, look no further than Saturday’s card at Delta Downs. The track will host a special $200,000 guaranteed Pick 4 for races 4-7. The sequence features all stakes events, and at least nine starters in each field, culminating with the $1 [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:41 PM, Read at the source >
I've been doing some reading based on NBA head Adam Silver's recent comments about betting, and his partnership with Fantasy sports stalwart Fan Duel. It's of interest for a number of reasons; primarily because from a revenue perspective it provides league's with a number of options.By partnering with a fantasy [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:38 PM, Read at the source >
The retirement of leading miler Toronado to Britain’s National Stud marks a crucial step in the recovering fortunes of an iconic breeding institution. [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:08 AM, Read at the source >
The following article was submitted by Joe Gorajec, who since 1990 has served as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. On Nov. 15, 2014, the Blood-Horse published an online commentary by Maggi Moss entitled “When Regulation Runs Amok.” In her commentary, Ms. Moss attempts to paint a picture of Indiana racing [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 7:58 AM, Read at the source >
A film festival that originated near Chicago will makes its New York City debut at The MIST in Harlem this weekend. Founded by horsewoman Lisa Diersen, the Equus Film Festival began last year with the Festival of the Horse and Drum, a multicultural equine festival with Native American themes that Diersen [...]
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 7:19 AM, Read at the source >
Complicated to Follow Me Crev
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Complicated (Blame), who was last seen finishing 2nd by a nose to eventual Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) winner Lady Eli, at Aqueduct, and Follow Me Crev (Quality Road) at Del Mar....(read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 9:16 PM, Read at the source >