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First run in 1939 and then not again until 1968, this turf race has produced notable Hall of Famers, dams and dam sires. [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015 10:15 AM, Read at the source >
Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, was scheduled to fly to Louisville, Ky., on Monday night to check in on the Zayat Stables' homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile as he gears up to run for the Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes. [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015 5:16 AM, Read at the source >
Some regard investing as just another form of gambling -- both pursuits involve risk and choice -- and now technology initially developed for the stock market has the potential to revolutionize totalizator betting [...]
Mon, May 25, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
TOUR
Via Thoroughblog
The doors were open at Woodbine yesterday – and they are today – come on over and see the inner-workings of an industry that does so much for Ontario! Photos below from DOORS OPEN TORONTO are from Woodbine Racetrack/Dawn Kay QUEEN'S PLATE NEWS: AMI'S FLATTER enjoying [...]
Sun, May 24, 2015 4:01 AM, Read at the source >
Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine STARTER ALLOWANCE $12,500 Purse $23,500. (Plus $4,700 – State Bred) (Plus $2,625 – Other Sources) (Plus $9,400 – Other Sources). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which [...]
Sun, May 24, 2015 3:11 AM, Read at the source >
Why I Want a Triple Crown Winner
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
I want American Pharoah, or any horse for that matter, to win the Triple Crown. Yes, it would be great for racing, but it would also be great for me. The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 4:43 PM, Read at the source >
Today in the TDN several industry and media types looked at the whipping issue in Thoroughbred racing. This issue, primarily rekindled with Victor Espinsoza's use of the whip in the Derby, is one that never seems to go away. It's this sport's elephant under the big top.The series of articles, [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 9:04 AM, Read at the source >
Hard as it might be to believe, there is an issue bubbling to the surface in racing right now that all segments of the industry actually agree on – the need to modernize how bettors are taxed on their pari-mutuel winnings. The reason everyone is on the same page is [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 8:51 AM, Read at the source >
Clement: Photo by Nancy RokosWelcome friends to the Turk and the Little Turk. It's nice to break away from the Triple Crown trail to handicap races where my real passion is, turf running. A route of turf over a beautiful course really stirs the Turk's horse racing imagination. [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 7:02 AM, Read at the source >
Caution
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Victor Espinoza sums up California Chrome's 2014 Belmont Stakes effort: “California Chrome was tired going into the race and his energy wasn't quite what it was. Also, another horse stepped on his foot and that happens when a horse doesn't have the energy it should. They do things in slow motion, [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 5:45 AM, Read at the source >
C’MON IN
Via Thoroughblog
ROBERT GELLER JOINS WOODBINE JUNE 13 ROBERT GELLER aboard WASSERMAN, the great Washington horse in a recent send off at Emerald Downs – Vince Brunn – Emerald Downs photo With the departure of Dan Loiselle as longtime race announcer [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 4:09 AM, Read at the source >
Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine CLAIMING $25,000 – $23,500 Purse $32,600. (Plus $13,000 – Other Sources) (Plus $6,500 – State Bred) (Plus $5,250 – Other Sources). For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. [...]
Sat, May 23, 2015 3:40 AM, Read at the source >
Good day racing fans.The Gulfstream Park Pick 6 jackpot thingy is not a jackpot thingy today. It's mandatory payout day, and should provide some good value. I'll throw the hat in the ring.Charlie Hayward examines "big days" in New York racing land.If racetracks devoted the same time investment to [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015 8:17 AM, Read at the source >
Nothing to See Here
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Charlie Hayward on “Big Days” at racetracks: I believe that consolidating stakes too aggressively can have the opposite of the intended effect — actually reducing customer interest and wagering activity on regular and weekend race days throughout the rest of the meet. “Big Days” are exciting for the casual racetrack customer. [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015 4:42 AM, Read at the source >
Those who closely follow horse racing are apt to know that Hall of Fame racehorse trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert were outstanding Quarter Horse trainers before making the transition to Thoroughbreds. A trio of famed show-jumping riders also carved out second careers as Thoroughbred trainers. Toronto-based [...]
Fri, May 22, 2015 4:00 AM, Read at the source >