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ROCK
Via Thoroughblog
ONTARIO SALES GRADUATES STRUT THEIR STUFF What a night at Woodbine with 6 sales stakes races on CANADIAN MILLIONS DAY at the track – a celebration of yearling/weanling graduates from the local sale and a VIP party to encourage new faces into the horse ownership game. Capping the night of excitement was [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:24 PM, Read at the source >
Madoo, Petite Qualities, and some Joy.
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Three entries for Friday, Madoo (Eskendereya) at Saratoga, Petite Qualities (Quality Road) at Charles Town, and Delaney's Joy (Eskendereya) at Del Mar....(read more) [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:59 PM, Read at the source >
Upcoming Contests and Carryovers
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
We wanted to provide you with a heads-up on a few upcoming items. First, Mohawk Racetrack has a mandatory payout in their Super High Five wager in their final race this Saturday night .  The carryover is $647,331.  For more information, please click here.  A free program (PDF) for the entire [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 4:34 PM, Read at the source >
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission will consider emergency rules next Thursday, Sept. 4, to regulate cobalt, a potentially dangerous substance to horses that many believe mimics blood-doping agents like erythropoietin (EPO). If the commission approves the recommendations made by executive director Joe Gorajec, Indiana will become the first North American racing jurisdiction [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 3:21 PM, Read at the source >
Federal Men aka Treasury Men In Action was a TV series that ran in the Golden Age of television, from 1950-1955. Here is a horse racing related episode: "Case of the Losing Gamble" Original broadcast date: December 16, 1954. An investigation is launched into a person's taxes and [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 2:14 PM, Read at the source >
Thursday Notes
Via Pull the Pocket
Happy Thursday everyone. It's a good weekend in racing.Tom Durkin's last day is Sunday. "End of an era" is used a lot these days in sports and entertainment. This time it really means something. We grew up with Tom - both in harness, "here comes Nihilator on the outside with [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 12:38 PM, Read at the source >
First run in 1928, find out more about the race that's been contested over all three surfaces at several distances ranging from 6-furlongs to 1 1/4 miles. [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 8:20 AM, Read at the source >
Medical professionals refer to patients, attorneys make reference to their clients, art museums speak of patrons, and executives in horse racing prefer such descriptors as consumers and fans.  These are less commercial sounding euphemisms for “customer” or, even more crass, “bettor.” The betting customer is the entity upon which horse [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
What began as the well-publicized story of a miracle foal that made it to the winner’s circle in support of responsible ownership has turned swiftly into a cautionary tale featuring court hearings, allegations of trespassing, and bitter infighting between some of the horse’s connections. At the center of the dispute is [...]
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:40 AM, Read at the source >
I follow some fun, smart people on twitter and last evening, one (Crunk) tweeted that he thinks handle for August will be off close to 4.5% in the US, year over year.A link followed from Alex titled "Is Horse Racing Entering the Final Furlong" from a UK paper.“It’s football and [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 12:04 PM, Read at the source >
New York-breds, by the numbers
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
If you look at the numbers, it’s a very good time to be a breeder in New York. Yesterday the New York Racing Association held its first Saratoga Showcase Day of New York-breds, building on the success of the original day in October at the Belmont fall meet and last year’s [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:30 AM, Read at the source >
Casino Odds and Ends, Aug 27
Via Left at the Gate
- I wrote a bit (just a bit) about the Travers here on the TimeformUS blog.Even as he was winning generous tax breaks from Sullivan County for the proposed casino at the Concord, Mohegan Sun CEO Mitchell Etess once again warned that an Orange County casino would spell doom for [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:04 AM, Read at the source >
This Week at Saratoga, Week 7
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
Just because it’s almost over doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do! Sure, the pace has slowed, but one of the best times to be in Saratoga is the post-Travers week. The mornings are crisp, the town is a little quieter, but there are still stakes races, sunrises, and sunsets [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 9:30 AM, Read at the source >
Rarely do colts head to stud with such great expectations. [...]
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 5:30 AM, Read at the source >
Flashing and Shining, and a Summer Cocktail
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Catching up on results, including wins for Flashaway (Eskendereya) and Shining America (Quality Road). For Wednesday, Summer Cocktail (Summer Bird) at Indiana Grand. ...(read more) [...]
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 9:48 PM, Read at the source >