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Courtesy the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame When racing fans think of Travers-winning jockeys, they might think of Chris McCarron or Jerry Bailey, who each won Saratoga's flagship race three times. They might think of Javier Castellano, Braulio Baeza, Eddie Arcaro, or Pat Day, who won it four [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
The national advertising numbers for the last seven days just came in. Sitting at number 4 is a gambling daily fantasy sports site.The $12 million spent is about 12% of this company's 2014 revenues. They are investing a lot of money to gain and keep critical mass, as they fight [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:48 AM, Read at the source >
American Pharoah and George Alvarez. Photo NYRA/Susie Raisher The last time a horse won the Triple Crown, cable television didn't exist, much less social media like Twitter and Facebook. When Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakesin 1978, he was the third horse to do so in six [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:00 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
KAREN JOHNSON on Twitter – took this photo of some 10,000 fans at Saratoga at 8 this morning to see AMERICAN PHAROAH gallop.. Saturday, Saratoga, post time: 5:46 p.m. EDTTRAVERS S.-GI, $1,600,000, 3yo, 1 1/4mPP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER ML 1 Upstart Flatter Ortiz Jr. Violette Jr. 15-1 2 American Pharoah [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 4:51 AM, Read at the source >
Referred to as the Mid-Summer Derby, this race saw the last appearance of Man o'War as well as the last encounter between Affirmed and Alydar. [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 4:45 AM, Read at the source >
With her hands clasped together, owner Kiki Courtelis stood in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course earlier this month and watched with pride as her filly Stopchargingmaria walked toward her, led by her 83-year-old [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 12:58 AM, Read at the source >
In American racing, the discussion often centers around the need for superstars. Despite some key losses this year at the top level of competition, it's hard to lament a lack of star power when you have super mare Beholder putting on a breathtaking performance one weekend and American Pharoah displaying [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 9:39 PM, Read at the source >
Travers Stakes: High Anxiety
Via Hangin' with Haskin
Call me a worry wart. I've been known to see the glass half empty; just my nature. So don't take my concerns about American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes too seriously. It's just me being me. All I can say, from past experience, is that this race [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 10:45 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) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT Purse $45,000. (Plus $6,650 – Other Sources). For Ontario Sired Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. Seven Furlongs. (All Weather Track) 4 Niigon's Legacy (ON) [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 8:06 AM, Read at the source >
Dysfunction is Infectious
Via Pull the Pocket
Yesterday, the Baconater penned a piece on his site, "California Gets It Wrong On Lasix"."I can't in good conscience place any more bets on races in California – not after what happened at the California Horse Racing Board meeting last week. The CHRB voted 5-2 against the recommendations [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 6:46 AM, Read at the source >
Run at four different New York race tracks, find out more about the race where champions have often finished second. [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 6:15 AM, Read at the source >
Akindale Farm in Pawling, NY, one of more than 40 TAA accreditated aftercare facilities. Photo courtesy of Akindale. Last week, Saratoga Springs' Mayor Joanne Yepsen proclaimed that August is Racehorse Retirement Month in the city. The proclamation came as part of an event at the National Museum of Racing and Hall [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 6:00 AM, Read at the source >
When I make my annual August visit to Saratoga Springs, my preference is always to spend part of the days at the racetrack or downtown mingling among the crowds in order to observe the festivities and soak up the sights and sounds. Occasionally, I'll chat with strangers. These [...]
Thu, Aug 27, 2015 5:00 AM, Read at the source >
I'm not what anyone would refer to as a “major player” when it comes to betting on horses. I cut my teeth at the Chicago area tracks in the late 1970s, then spent eight years in Southern California while working as a handicapper and editor in the Los Angeles offices [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 2:04 PM, Read at the source >
Deep in the Heart of 'Texas'
Via Hangin' with Haskin
The 3-year-old showdown of the year will take place in the grade I Travers Stakes, where American Pharoah has made another cross-country trip to take on Texas Red and Frosted, and several others, on their home turf at Saratoga.Texas Red has the right genes to stand up to the mighty [...]
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 9:48 AM, Read at the source >