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Good day racefans.Over in good old Pennsylvania there have been a couple of interesting developments.First, Philly Park Parx is cutting winter dates and sinking money into a fall festival of racing. "Parx Racing and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) announce the creation of a new, annual $20 Million [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015 7:45 AM, Read at the source >
Dreamy Trêve
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Trêve is traveling well towards a third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, winning the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on Sunday by 1 1/4 lengths over classy Flintshire. Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek said after that she was quite confident: “I was never worried. She was a little on her toes before the race [...]
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 9:21 AM, Read at the source >
** Sorry – picks were on the Blog – just not under Thoroughblog – site is very confusing and I saved them in the wrong place! Races are handicapped for the grass, however, they won't be on the turf Bring your swim fins! Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First [...]
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 2:52 AM, Read at the source >
The Gazette's Mike MacAdam penned an article today about Saratoga Racecourse that should get its fair share of tweets and retweets. He writes what oh so many in the sport would like to say - or more appropriate scream - but don't have a forum to. It's about the monetization [...]
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 7:51 AM, Read at the source >
Kay is doing you a favor, he says, by eliminating the need to get to the track at 5 a.m. to wait in line and sprint to grab a table. But that’ll be $100 on Travers Day, and instead of giving that money to backstretch charities, as NYRA did when [...]
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 6:18 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) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN CLAIMING $20,000 – $19,000 Purse $20,300. (Plus $8,100 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,100 – State Bred) (Plus $3,675 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Three Years Old And [...]
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 3:20 AM, Read at the source >
British racing has taken a significant new step towards developing leaders for the future by launching a special university course. Tweet [...]
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
WORKOUTS
Via Thoroughblog
SWEET GRASS CREEK following his 6 furlong workout on Thursday morning. Son of Wando is expected to try the Queen's Plate next GATOR KITTEN (@GatorKitten) is one of the most popular cats at Woodbine Racetrack. He loves horses, loves hunting and is hilarious on his Twitter account. Check out the Gator [...]
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 5:58 AM, Read at the source >
First run in 1938, this re-homed classic has been won by many of the game's luminaries. It's even been been won three times in a row, twice! [...]
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 4:30 AM, Read at the source >
It didn't make many waves when it was announced a while back, but some folks in the racing biz have started asking why the Jockey Club and Breeders' Cup are joining with a high-profile animal welfare group in a push for national oversight of medication in racing. In this edition of [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 9:11 PM, 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) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN CLAIMING $20,000 – $19,000 Purse $20,300. (Plus $8,100 – Other Sources) (Plus $4,100 – State Bred) (Plus $3,675 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 6:15 PM, Read at the source >
Postponed
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Suffolk Downs' application for three days of live racing this year — July 11, August 8, and September 5 — has been knocked back another month. In the Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting on Thursday morning, general counsel Catherine Blue reported to the commissioners that her office was still reviewing public [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 4:05 PM, Read at the source >
The debate about artificial insemination might have run its course in global horse racing, but what about the equally polarising issue of embryo transfer? Tweet [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 4:00 PM, Read at the source >
Trainer Wesley Ward had a topsy-turvy week at Royal Ascot in England. On Wednesday he sent out the Scat Daddy filly Acapulco – a $750,000 purchase from the McKathan Brothers consignment at the OBS March sale – to an impressive victory in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes. It was Ward's [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 11:03 AM, Read at the source >
Once part of a prestigious racing series, find out more about the key race for 3-year-old fillies that has produced many a champion. [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 7:50 AM, Read at the source >