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There's only about a month left. Fourteen racing dates to be exact to hear that full-bodied flavor of a voice, the voice of Woodbine, Dan Loiselle, before he retires after 48 years of working for the Ontario Jockey Club/Woodbine Entertainment Group. Fourteen dates before he puts away that time-worn thesaurus and [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015 10:39 AM, Read at the source >
I remember many years ago now we had a horse in to go, and when visiting him in the paddock an hour or two before race time, the trainer was a little concerned about his right front. There was no pain, he walked and jogged fine, but he thought he [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
Earlier this year (February 9 and 13), Horse Racing Business ran two posts on the unfavorable state government-imposed environment for racetracks in Texas (click here for reference.) For example, Texas prohibits wagering via the Internet/telephone and pari-mutuel wagering on historical races. Given Texas' well-deserved reputation for fostering business [...]
Wed, May 06, 2015 6:51 AM, Read at the source >
Whatever happened to transparency and the publication of veterinary records for Kentucky Derby starters and other graded stakes runners? The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association initiative and website, HorseracingReform.com, lists 130 owners who have “voluntarily pledged to make available to the public veterinary records covering a 14-day period [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015 9:40 AM, Read at the source >
Questions with "Dink"
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
This interview with noted long time gambler Alan Dinkenson originally appeared in the April edition of Horseplayer Monthly.  To read the rest of the issue, FOR FREE, please click here.  Dink was featured in Beth Raymer’s memoir Lay the Favorite, which was later made into a film that premiered in 2012. Dink can be heard [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015 7:54 AM, Read at the source >
A week ago if someone told you that American Pharoah won the Derby, you'd expect the hype would reach fever pitch to the power of nine. Pre-Derby, we all saw the quotes about him being the next great one, the best mover since so and so. And he had to [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015 7:32 AM, Read at the source >
The journey of a lifetime is often measured by the amount of obstacles one must overcome, and that is why American Pharoah's thrilling victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) brought such a wave of raw emotion from the Zayat family, ranging from tears to unbounded [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015 5:31 AM, Read at the source >
FORCE
Via Thoroughblog
Toronto May 3 2015.Woodbine Racetrack.Fury Stakes London Tower Jockey Alan Garcia, WEG/michael burns photo TOWER POWER A sluggish start from the gate was not enough to hold LONDON TOWER back from winning her 3-year-old debut for Steve Owens and family, taking the [...]
Tue, May 05, 2015 4:56 AM, Read at the source >
There is something to be said for winning with class. That characteristic was shown in spades on Friday when Lovely Maria gave former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones his third victory in the Kentucky Oaks – all three trained by Larry Jones and the latest winner ridden by the 56-year-old “overnight sensation” [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015 10:12 AM, Read at the source >
2015 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.Kentucky Derby 141 is in the history book. Overall, my brother, Dallas, and I are pleased with the Classic Champion Thoroughbred Profile™ software analysisof this Derby.All three models had good results but Data Mining Model Two was, by far, the best. The model clearly [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015 7:37 AM, Read at the source >
If you have followed this blog from the beginning, you know that I usually post something about the Storm Cat male line in the Kentucky Derby shortly after the race each year. Here is how his male line fared in yesterday’s race. [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015 6:07 AM, Read at the source >
The Derby was run on Saturday 2nd May, and was contested by 18 3year old colts Tweets mentioning these runners were collected, as well as tweets mentioning “KYDerby” and “Kentucky Derby”. There were 131286 tweets collected, which is a huge number for an individual race, when I collected tweets on [...]
Mon, May 04, 2015 4:21 AM, Read at the source >
As the cooler months come around, Australia's few remaining jumps festivals kick off, including this week's prolific Warrnambool May Carnival. Tweet [...]
Sun, May 03, 2015 4:00 PM, Read at the source >
The Kentucky Derby has been growing. As the sports' premiere event, it has a built in cachet that other events (outside the Triple Crown, certainly) do not have. In a word, it's Americana.Saturday's raceday possessed what should end up being a record $194 million handle, and the TV ratings were [...]
Sun, May 03, 2015 3:30 PM, Read at the source >
Instead of American Pharoah winning the Kentucky Derby, suppose that he had run out-of-the-money after going off as the favorite. Then, the following morning, it was revealed that his trainer Bob Baffert and his owner Ahmed Zayat had for several weeks concealed a significant injury to the colt, but [...]
Sun, May 03, 2015 11:55 AM, Read at the source >