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Even after working as curator for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for three years, Victoria Tokarowski admits she still has moments of being taken aback when she takes a trip to the museum's vault of artifacts. “I'm still finding new things every day,” she said. That's what inspired [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 1:55 PM, Read at the source >
Mainstream Phun
Via Pull the Pocket
I have purposefully not used 'ph' on this blog, unless I am talking about Philly Park - er I guess it's Parx now so I can drop it - or for American Pharoah himself. But I could not think of a better blog title.Today on the Fox Sports website:We see [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 4:59 AM, Read at the source >
This Week at Saratoga: Closing Week
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
Keen Ice and Javier Castellano get to American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza. Photo credit for this & cover photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese Saratoga lived up to its legacy as the “Graveyard of Champions,” but racing fans got an exciting renewal of the Travers on yet another beautiful day at Saratoga, and Javier [...]
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 3:40 AM, Read at the source >
The New York Racing Fan Advisory Council held an open forum Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course, inviting customers and racing fans in the state to share comments and questions about their experiences at New York's tracks. The Fan Advisory Council was established in 2011 by the New York State Racing [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 11:22 AM, Read at the source >
SUNDAY RACE 1 POST TME 1 P.M. First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN CLAIMING $25,000 Purse $25,400. (Plus $10,200 – Other Sources) (Plus $5,100 – State Bred) (Plus $5,250 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. Claiming [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 5:05 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
(photos by Cindy Pierson Dulay – horse-races.net) Phooey. So, he is wonderful racehorse and a mere mortal after all. The Haskell, a walk in the park with a 109 Beyer Figure, was one of the fastest races of his life. [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 4:40 AM, Read at the source >
The Runner-Up
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Frosted and American Pharoah, on the rail, turn into the stretch of the Travers Stakes. Keen Ice is to the outside. Photo credit: Arianna Spadoni/NYRA Steve Haskin had concerns before the Travers Stakes. Gary West felt a shiver of apprehension. Trainer Bob Baffert thought the Pennsylvania Derby was, possibly, better timing [...]
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 12:27 AM, Read at the source >
Digging Deep, Being Great
Via Pull the Pocket
It was almost seven years ago. I was at Mohawk and the great Somebeachsomewhere was racing in the Simcoe Stakes. He didn't seem to be quite himself on the racetrack, but as per usual, he fired to the lead and then grinded to the 3/4's like a 1-9 shot should. [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 6:35 PM, Read at the source >
American Pharoah: Is The Show Over?
Via Paulick Report Features
In the immediate aftermath of Keen Ice's upset victory over heavily favored American Pharoah in Saratoga's Grade 1 Travers on Saturday, owner Ahmed Zayat hinted that the Triple Crown champion son of Pioneerof the Nile may have run his last race. “We're going to sit and think it over,” Zayat said [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 5:28 PM, Read at the source >
The defeat hit like a ton of bricks. It was a crushing blow to the thousands who journeyed to Saratoga and those watching on TV. But the bottom line is that American Pharoah should not be blamed for this loss. He ran his heart out, having to withstanding pressure for [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 3:15 PM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
In the wee hours of SATURDAY morning, the line-up to get into SARATOGA today for the Travers Stakes for just a glimpse at the great one – AMERICAN PHAROAH – is remarkable. Julie Wright photo AMERICAN PHAROAH doing his Friday morning gallop [...]
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 4:42 AM, Read at the source >
Are you ready for a PHANTASTIC day of racing? (thoughts on the Travers Stakes and more news on the regular posts here at Thoroughblog!) SATURDAY : 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 SPECIAL [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:11 PM, Read at the source >
Run on the under card of one the summer's biggest races, find more about one of the only two Grade 1 sprints for 3-year-old males. [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 1:10 PM, Read at the source >
Courtesy the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame When racing fans think of Travers-winning jockeys, they might think of Chris McCarron or Jerry Bailey, who each won Saratoga's flagship race three times. They might think of Javier Castellano, Braulio Baeza, Eddie Arcaro, or Pat Day, who won it four [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
The national advertising numbers for the last seven days just came in. Sitting at number 4 is a gambling daily fantasy sports site.The $12 million spent is about 12% of this company's 2014 revenues. They are investing a lot of money to gain and keep critical mass, as they fight [...]
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 6:48 AM, Read at the source >