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Despite first being run in 1991, this race is one of the top races for older runners in California, producing four California Horses of the Year. [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 12:30 PM, Read at the source >
As most know, I have long given up on California Racing steering themselves out of the abyss, and don't pay much attention anymore, but I got an email with a link to yesterday's meeting. And I listened."Racetrackandy" on twitter - not employed by the industry, but a guy who probably [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:35 AM, Read at the source >
Referred to as the Mid-Summer Derby, this race saw the last appearance of Man o'War as well as the last encounter between Affirmed and Alydar. [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 10:15 AM, Read at the source >
Two recent epic events from the sports world provide instructive examples for enhancing the appeal of horse racing. The United States’ 2014 World Cup soccer matches against Portugal and Belgium drew U. S. television audiences of 24.7 and 21.5 million, respectively, and Nielsen figures do not include viewers in public [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
THREE THINGS FOR ONTARIO RACING – coming up! OLG, CTV AND CTHS… “We’re all in this together” In the news this week is the much anticipated, long overdue planning meetings between OLG chair Philip Olsson and the Ontario Horse Racing Industry. There have been hundreds of weekly meetings between John Snobelen and [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 8:36 AM, Read at the source >
A bit more here on the East Greenbush Town Board meeting on Wednesday that we discussed in the last post. I didn't see this article in the Albany Times-Union until after I was done writing it. Since I do mostly try to be mostly fair, I did note [...]
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 8:04 AM, Read at the source >
A Lucky Stranger in Business Casual
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Friday, we have Lucky Stranger (Lookin At Lucky) at Thistledown, and Business Casual (Eskendereya) at Monmouth Park. ...(read more) [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 9:45 PM, Read at the source >
The Horse Racing Media
Via Pull the Pocket
I have tried to catch up on a little reading the last several weeks. I forgot how good for the mind and soul it is to read something that I am not clicking to read all day.One book I grabbed was by sportswriter John Feinstein called One on One. I've [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 10:48 AM, Read at the source >
Meadowlands Plan Takes Shape
Via Left at the Gate
The Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce outlined its plan for a casino (or casinos) at the Meadowlands, though I don't really understand what they really have to do with anything here, since they don't have any money. "Who’s going to pay for it?" the chamber president, Jim Kirkos, said. [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 8:36 AM, Read at the source >
Run at four different New York race tracks and renamed twice, find out more about the race where champions have often finished second. [...]
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 7:55 AM, Read at the source >
When a trainer puts in a successful claim on a horse, they can summon the animal’s pedigree, race history, and recorded workouts with a few taps of the iPhone—but one record that doesn’t come up, even when the horse moves into the barn, is its medical record. Legally, an animal’s medical [...]
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:30 PM, Read at the source >
The Star of the Show
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Reflected Star was involved from the start, and pulled away late for a 3 1/4-length win to become Eskendereya's second winner. ...(read more) [...]
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 9:22 PM, Read at the source >
Viva Travers!
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
There are some simple factors regarding this year’s Travers Stakes. First, Bayern is going to be very tough on an uncontested lead, especially breaking from post 2 and with a stone closer, Commanding Curve, inside him. Second, Tonalist and Wicked Strong are both sitting on big efforts, and it was [...]
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 2:14 PM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
Trainer Lorna Perkins scouts out yearlings at Hill ‘n’ Dale on Tuesday From the first crop of VICTOR’S CRY is this filly out of Sinful, by Touch Gold. This is a half sister to Awfully Sinful ($194,000). Family of DAVONA DALE YEARLING OPEN [...]
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 11:02 AM, Read at the source >
Horseplayers are generally pretty bright. To have a modicum of success you have to analyze hundreds if not thousands of factors, put those factors into an overall odds line and pull the trigger. Even when you do that, then you have to structure tickets properly. It's like analyzing a business [...]
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 9:42 AM, Read at the source >