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What do you think of when you hear the words "a UK horse race"? I think of big fields, and being able to bet a horse with a decent shot at 6-1. Maybe you do, too.For what seems like forever, the UK racing product's space in the market was win [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 4:00 PM, Read at the source >
Jockey Roman Chapa has been charged with a felony by the Harris County district attorney in connection with his alleged use of an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 17. Chapa, a 43-year-old [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:17 PM, Read at the source >
Good morning everyone. Here are a few items that caught my eye.Upstart was a very handy winner of the Holy Bull on Saturday. This looked like a really nice horse last year, but after his tough Juvy and time off, you just never know how sound and happy they come [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 6:33 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
COMING UP THIS WEEK – The Ocala Racing day is tomorrow, here is a preview (there are no Canadian connected horses entered); the Ocala Mixed sale and this weekend, Tampa Bay Downs has a big day of racing including the $250,000 Sam F Davis, featuring Canadian-owned and trained colt BEAR'S [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 6:26 AM, Read at the source >
With the increasing dominance of the Northern Dancer, Mr. Tweet [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM, Read at the source >
This column seemed to be well-received by Secretariat fans last year, so I thought I would reprint it as an annual Birthday present to Penny and all Big Red 's fans who might have missed it last year. Mrs. Chenery celebrates her 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 27. So let's return to her party [...]
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 8:52 AM, Read at the source >
There are many instances of how a private visit to a stud farm or trainer's barn transformed a racing fan into a sport participant. Tweet [...]
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 12:00 AM, Read at the source >
Upstart and Jose Ortiz win the Holy Bull. Photo credit Lauren King. When Upstart won the Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga last summer, a race restricted to horses bred in New York State, his owner Ralph Evans knew that the then-2-year-old was good enough to win against open company. It [...]
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 5:26 PM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
THOROUGHBLOG's first foal picture of 2014 comes from Curraghmore Farm in Waterdown. Here is a filly by KENTUCKY BEAR out of BEARAVIE foaled on January 16. Bearavie is a winning daughter of Old Forester. Bear Stables is the proud owner of this newcomer. THOROUGHBLOG'S QUEEN'S PLATE CONTENDERS It [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 3:57 PM, Read at the source >
Holy Bull morning line favorite Upstart and Jose Ortiz win the Funny Cide at Saratoga. Photo NYRA/Adam Coglianese Gulfstream Park: The Grade II, $400,000 Holy Bull at 1 1/16 miles #1 Frosted (5-2): The first of two heavy hitters for Godolphin tipped his hand with a rousing win at Aqueduct to break [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:03 AM, Read at the source >
Holy Bull Stakes Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
2015 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” takes us to sunny Florida, Saturday, where Upstart, who is ranked fourteenth in Derby point standings, will go the starting gate as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the 30th running of the $400,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 7:04 AM, Read at the source >
“A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis for all human morality.” John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage Paraplegic former jockey, Anne Von Rosen, is writing her own chapter. “I'm determined to fight and not give up,” she [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 4:49 AM, Read at the source >
Based on a survey, the American Horse Council estimated in 2005 that there were 9,222,847 horses in the United States. Of these, the Council found that racehorses of all breeds (Thoroughbreds, Standardbreds, and Quarter Horses) numbered 844,531, or 9.2% of all horses. Certainly, these approximations have changed [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
The Judges Do Things Right
Via Pull the Pocket
In tonight's Harness Racing Update, there's a column looking at how our judges judge, and how other leagues do things wrong. You can read it here Also in what I thought was a very good edition was Gural not allowing Traceur Hanover to race in the Meadowlands Pace, and news [...]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 3:11 PM, Read at the source >
War Horses Finding Homes
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
“Can I call you back in a little while?” asked Barbara Luna on a recent wet, cold afternoon. “It's miserable here, and I want to get the horses fed.” An hour later, the horses taken care of, Luna can talk. Which she does, willingly, at length, telling the story of how [...]
Thu, Jan 22, 2015 7:14 AM, Read at the source >