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Now the new thing is, the THREAT of Amishing a horse...."pay me $3,000 more than the horse is worth or I'm selling him to the Amish." I'm telling you, the market for extortion in this business is going up and up and up. All you have to do is claim [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:14 AM, Read at the source >
Board Member Doubly Confused
Via Left at the Gate
Been meaning to mention something that I heard during the public comment hearings last week. Honestly didn't have a chance to watch most of the three days, but happened to catch this: A speaker who expressed revulsion towards casino gambling in general drew a rebuke from a member of [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:12 AM, Read at the source >
The closest vote would likely be between a Classic-winning Bayern and a Mile-winning Wise Dan. I’d vote for Bayern if that’s where their seasons end, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wise Dan in the Clark where a win would likely earn him champion older male for sure and [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:03 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
Can be seen THURSDAYS on TSN, and SATURDAYs ON CTV AND CTV2! STRUTTIN’ – John Unger’s homebred hits 90 in the Beyer Figures at Woodbine STRUT THE COURSE did just that on Sunday at Woodbine when she won the Classy ‘n Smart Stakes for owner and breeder John Unger. It [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 9:38 AM, Read at the source >
Moving On
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
What’s next for some Suffolk Downs backstretch families? She said her father, who is an outrider at the track, has been going to Maryland for the winters over the last several years, and will likely have to go down there for nine months now and then go further into the south [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 9:16 AM, Read at the source >
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Race Dates Committee meets at 1 p.m. today and one of the issues the panel faces is whether to approve a request from Kentucky Downs to expand its highly successful September turf festival from five to seven dates in 2015. This year’s Kentucky Downs meet, [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 8:40 AM, Read at the source >
With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA’s board of directors Sept. 29. On the heels of a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a Triple Crown on [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:46 AM, Read at the source >
In a day and age when web casting is a remarkablly useful and common tool, NYRA cannot even seem to get that right. Today’s meeting lasted all of 51 minutes. The quality of the webcast so dismal that I think I heard one complete sentence. The broadcast [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 3:55 PM, Read at the source >
Although Super Saturday in New York and California had several twists that no one was expecting, it did help clarify the Breeders’ Cup picture to some extent, but also raised questions as well.How ironic and strange is it that Victor Espinoza in the span of two weeks gets criticized for [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:15 PM, Read at the source >
Good day everyone.Dr. Larry Bramlage's comments caused a bit of a stir on social media last evening.He said:“Let there be no doubt about what I am saying,” Bramlage said. “I believe furosemide is valuable to the horse when racing. But there are too many reasons we can’t keep [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:59 AM, Read at the source >
The list of Honor Guests of the Thoroughbred Club of America reads like a Who’s Who of the Thoroughbred racing and breeding world dating back to its first Testimonial Dinner in 1932 when Col. E.R. Bradley was recognized for his contributions to the sport. There have been numerous owners and breeders, [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:49 AM, Read at the source >
Shared Belief was less impressive on dirt than he has been on synthetics, but the aggressive riding tactics used against him forced him wide and cost him momentum. He is more than a neck better than Fed Biz. As for Beholder, her losing ground late to the front-runner she had [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 8:38 AM, Read at the source >
You searched, we answered: How have 3-year-olds fared in the BC Classic? Find out! [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:30 AM, Read at the source >
By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) [Indian St. Leger video below] Dr. Vijay Mallya’s Amazing Grace (Hurricane Run – Efrhina[IRE] by Woodman) slammed champion Alaindair (Multidimensional- God’s Grace) by seven long lengths without breaking into a sweat to win the Signature Indian St. Leger, Gr.1 at Pune on Sunday. They say [...]
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:57 PM, Read at the source >
Saturday saw the final two major prep races for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic: the Awesome Again was run at Santa Anita Park in southern California, the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in New York. Both are “Win and You’re In” races, guaranteeing a berth in the [...]
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 8:30 PM, Read at the source >