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A lawsuit involving a Greek immigrant, the Keeneland Association and a Hall of Fame trainer came to a close July 2 when a Fayette Circuit Court judge ruled after a two-day bench trial in April that Keeneland broke its own rules by transferring funds on deposit with the sale company [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2015 6:12 AM, Read at the source >
Good morning folks.On Awful Announcing, columnist Matt Zemek tore a hide off ESPN for what he thinks is the dumbing down of tennis coverage. He also skewers the network for something very familiar to horse racing fans:"Casual sports fans and TV viewers might not be able to appreciate this, which [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2015 5:02 AM, Read at the source >
QUICK
Via Thoroughblog
BEYER FIGURES OF THE WEEK 99 RED RIFLE – Dominion Day 98 GO BLUE OR GO HOME Highlander 95 ALDOUS SNOW Singspiel 94 CALGARY CAT Achievement 93 allowance/optiona 92 STRUT THE COURSE Dance Smartly 91 Sweet Briar Too Some of the fashions at Queen's Plate – Photo by WILL WONG [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2015 4:20 AM, Read at the source >
Mike Repole believes that if he could somehow live for another 100 years, he would still be famous for one aspect of a highly successful business life. Tweet [...]
Tue, Jul 07, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
Since the purse element has been spoken about so often of late, here's an article I wrote for HRU. “Horse racing is a business.” “If you want a pet buy a dog.” This line of thinking has permeated the sport. When we see partnerships or factory claiming stables, it's [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2015 6:32 AM, Read at the source >
As I read the June 9 article, “American Pharoah offers a Carpe Diem Moment for Racing,” I reflected on the 37 years since we last saw a Triple Crown winner. Horse racing has gone through many changes – some good and some we need to continue to work on. Since I [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2015 4:52 AM, Read at the source >
Rosenblum and La Verdad, Jose Ortiz up. NYRA/Susie Raisher photo On the Thursday after the Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park was nearly deserted. A sparse weekday crowd dotted the apron; upscale specialty cocktails were nowhere to be found; attire tended to denim rather than linen, and the hats adorning people's heads bore [...]
Mon, Jul 06, 2015 2:30 AM, Read at the source >
Lady Eli’s Foot
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Four months from the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, and Lady Eli looks unbeatable in her likely year-end race. “She certainly has the most devastating turn of foot I've ever worked around,” trainer Chad Brown said after the 3-year-old filly brought her undefeated career record to six with a [...]
Sun, Jul 05, 2015 9:10 AM, Read at the source >
*QUEEN'S PLATE ANALYSIS by RYAN DICKEY on the post “KINGS AND QUEENS” Race 1 – POST Time – 12:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT Purse $55,900. (Plus $22,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $11,200 – State Bred) (Plus $9,975 [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 1:01 PM, Read at the source >
KINGS AND QUEENS
Via Thoroughblog
Getting word that MILWAUKEE MIST may be scratched… Please enjoy a Queen's Plate analysis from our guest and friend RYAN DICKEY and check out the latest Woodbine news – see you at the Plate on Sunday! QUEEN'S PLATE – 156 ACADEMIC – by Janis Maine The storylines are irresistible. The best [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 7:13 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 MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT Purse $55,900. (Plus $22,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $11,200 – State Bred) (Plus $9,975 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. Five [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 4:44 AM, Read at the source >
Danish Dynaformer: Photo by Michael BurnsWelcome friends to the Turk and the Little Turk, a horse racing blog written by a bald hack handicapper known as the Turk, with editorial comment and mostly sarcasm from my fifteen year old son, The Little Turk. We'd like to thank The [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 4:16 AM, Read at the source >
Jersey Pharoah
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
The expected is official. American Pharoah will make his first start post-Triple Crown in the Haskell, and Monmouth is planning a blowout: “We are ecstatic to know American Pharoah will be running in the Haskell,” Monmouth president Bob Kulina said. “This will be the biggest day ever in the history [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 3:00 AM, Read at the source >
Jersey Pharoah
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
The expected is official. American Pharoah will make his first start after winning the Triple Crown in the Haskell, and Monmouth is planning a blowout: “We are ecstatic to know American Pharoah will be running in the Haskell,” Monmouth president Bob Kulina said. “This will be the biggest day ever [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 1:23 PM, Read at the source >
Competing
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Plainridge Park's new slots and video gaming parlor took in $6,154,626.38 during its first week of operation, or more than $703 for each of the 1,250 machines per day. Even considering opening week excitement and whatever pent-up local demand there might have been, that's an impressive haul. “More than $6 million [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 7:51 AM, Read at the source >