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Fornatale: Two contests on last big Saturday of year
via Peter Thomas Fornatale DRF Blog
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 3:44 AM, Read at the source >
On this Thanksgiving Day, I'd like to take the opportunity to say a heartfelt “thank you” to our readers, advertising partners, the Paulick Report staff, contributing writers and photographers, and especially the men and women who, day in and day, work long hours at racetracks, farms, training centers and other [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 6:14 PM, Read at the source >
Stacked Deck comes up aces
via Dan Illman DRF Blog
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 1:18 PM, Read at the source >
By J. Keeler Johnson ("Keelerman") Twitter: @J_Keelerman The entries for the second "Stars of Tomorrow" card at the 2015 Churchill Downs fall meet were released earlier today, and while the twelve-race card features the traditional lineup of intriguing maiden and allowance races for two-year-olds, by far the highlight of the day [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 1:13 PM, Read at the source >
THURSDAY – RACE 1 POST TIME 1 P.M. First Half Daily Double / Exactor / .20 Triactor / .20 Superfecta .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine CLAIMING $16,000 – $15,000 Purse $23,500. (Plus $9,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,700 – State Bred) (Plus $2,625 – Other Sources). For Three Year Olds And Upward. [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 1:11 PM, Read at the source >
Today we saw some news from New Jersey, where it appears (finally, unless something happens) exchange wagering will be offered to residents of that state, sometime in 2016.Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Derby Wars (and others) were looked at in an excellent piece by T.D. Thornton in the TDN.There's a [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 7:27 AM, Read at the source >
Last week, as we made lists, started shopping, and debated Thanksgiving sides, the children of Anna House took time out from their learning to give thanks: thanks to their families and to their teachers, thanks for their health and for what they have. Thinking of the children who won't be home [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 5:54 AM, Read at the source >
*Race 7 – my selection should read SUNDOWNER in Daily Racing Form (Best Bet) 5 CARDS REMAINING… RACE 1 – post time 6:45 p.m. First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor /.20 Superfecta .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine MAIDEN CLAIMING $32,000 Purse $28,700. (Plus $11,500 – Other Sources) (Plus $5,700 – [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 4:47 AM, Read at the source >
By its own admission, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. or WWE matches are not “sport” in that they are choreographed and the outcomes are predetermined. Nonetheless, WWE's WrestleMania was included in Forbes magazine's (November 23, 2015) ranking of the 40 most valuable sports brands in the world, broken down into [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 3:00 AM, Read at the source >
Degree of Inbreeding
via Boojum’s Bonanza
When I started this blog more than five years ago I posted lots of statistics about inbreeding. Then I got off that subject and moved on to other topics. Recently I decided to revisit this whole concept of inbreeding. All my previous posts on the subject were based on sales foals [...]
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 2:34 AM, Read at the source >
Sheila Rosenblum and La Verdad, Jose Ortiz up. NYRA/Adam Coglianese It was practically dark when post time for the last race at Belmont Park rolled around Oct. 3. A dismal, cold, wet early fall day on which a half-dozen graded stakes races had been run was nearly at an end, and [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 1:57 PM, Read at the source >
via Thoroughblog
IN THE CARDS FOR STACKED DECK103 Beyer Figure one of the highest in Canada for 2015 STACKED DECK looked like a bear in the paddock, a champ on post parade and he powered to a huge win in the Kennedy Road to get into the race for [...]
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 6:37 AM, Read at the source >
Fornatale: Thanksgiving Day fantasy football contest
via Peter Thomas Fornatale DRF Blog
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 3:51 AM, Read at the source >
It's time to move on. Finally. Twenty months have passed since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a sensational hidden-camera video that purported to portray Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen's stable as a callous operation that treated horses as commodities, indiscriminately gave them drugs, and relied on a foul-mouthed [...]
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 1:07 PM, Read at the source >
Fornatale: Keeneland's Goodman gains NHC seat
via Peter Thomas Fornatale DRF Blog
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >