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On Friday, Just Got Mooned (Eskendereya) makes his second start, facing a big field at Retama Park....(read more) [...]
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 5:54 PM, Read at the source >
The Existing Betting Customer Is Racing’s Best Hope-- When compared to ease-of-use and churn focused fantasy sports startups like Fan Duel and Draft Kings, racing is simply not built for the newbie skill game gambling market -- Fantasy sports – drafting, fielding and managing a team made up of players [...]
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:47 AM, Read at the source >
For Thanksgiving Day, Summer Solution (Summer Bird) at Churchill Downs, and Delaney's Joy (Eskendereya) and Victoria Falls (Quality Road) at Del Mar. ...(read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 9:13 PM, Read at the source >
When it comes to the ongoing election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, there is “truth” and there is “truthiness.” The truthiness of the election, the agenda pushed by allies of current NYTHA president Rick Violette, is that the only issue that matters is Lasix, the race-day medication [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 1:14 PM, Read at the source >
Breeders Crown Wrap Up
Via Pull the Pocket
The Breeders’ Crown is never uninteresting. This year was no exception.We had driver choices, where the top driver in North America booked off a horse who just might be Horse of the Year. We had a fellow (you’d know him, he has a moustache and has won a lot of [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 1:13 PM, Read at the source >
ANOTHER WORLD
Via Thoroughblog
It may be the final 2 weeks of Woodbine racing for 2014 but there is a lot going on still – PATRICK HUSBANDS is now back on top of the riders standings – 160 to 159 and Luis Contreras will be out of town in Japan this week. LEXIE LOU vs. [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 8:32 AM, Read at the source >
Courtesy Del Mar Thoroughbred Club When Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California closed forever last December, it left a hole in the Southern California racing calendar. Hollywood’s racing schedule typically ran from April to mid-July, when Thoroughbred racing headed south to Del Mar for the boutique summer meet, then resumed in November [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 7:48 AM, Read at the source >
Supersire Dubawi goes from strength to strength
Via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
The death of Dubai Millennium from grass sickness [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 5:00 AM, Read at the source >
There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity.Owning Thoroughbreds is extremely rewarding when you win, which is not often. But it can test one’s [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:08 PM, Read at the source >
Attorney Steven Wise has become something of a professional interview subject this year. A group of lawsuits Wise filed at the end of 2013 has prompted attention from the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Good Morning America, and others. The suits Wise filed in New York revolved around a group of [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:03 AM, Read at the source >
Not Getting the Memo on Cuomo
Via Left at the Gate
It seems as if not everyone has gotten the memo that the governor is not involved in the casino selection process. Last week, it was reported that Republican Senator James Steward had written to Cuomo (copying in the location board) to advocate on behalf of Howe Caverns, referring to [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:08 AM, Read at the source >
A Legacy for Four Leaf Chief
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Four Leaf Chief (Lookin At Lucky) picks up another stakes win in the Louisiana Legacy at Delta Downs. For Sunday, Eskendereya fillies Madoo and Beating Heart Baby at Aqueduct, and Hollywood Critic (Blame) at Woodbine. ...(read more) [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 9:12 PM, Read at the source >
Open to all ages, the six-furlong handicap on the original Belmont straightaway was won by the remarkable 2-year-old filly Comely, bred and owned by James Butler Sr., who also owned Empire City Racetrack in Yonkers, N.Y. By the end of the 1914 season, Comely was almost universally recognized as the [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:45 AM, Read at the source >
WILD
Via Thoroughblog
SNOW DAY – an amazing image of a young Thoroughbred playing in the early snow in Ontario. Photo by Santino DiPaola 157-156 That is the score in the Jockey race for most wins at Woodbine this year. Luis Contreras narrowly over Patrick Husbands and we head into the 9 cards. WOODBINE [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 9:45 AM, Read at the source >
When Lope de Vega retired to Ballylinch Stud in Ireland at €15,000 ($18,625) for the 2011 season he was neither the most expensive nor the most popular of the new sires. [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 8:00 AM, Read at the source >