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Bettors' Paradise Tonight at Cal Expo
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 3:56 PM, Read at the source >
By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) On Thursday, trainer Mallesh Narredu and his nephew jockey Suraj Narredu won the New Hope Indian 1000 Guineas, Gr.1 with Godspeed. Today they completed the Guineas double with Dr. M.A. Ramaswamy’s Be Safe (Holy Roman Emperor – Oriental Lady) winning the ABV Nucleas Indian 2000 [...]
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 9:55 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
SAVE THE PARK, owned by Brereton Jones and trained by Reade Baker, tackles stakes gals in the Tropical Park Oaks today at Gulfstream. JANIS MAINE PHOTO Florida Report cont. Saturday, Gulfstream Park, post time: 4:57 p.m. EDT TROPICAL PARK OAKS, $75,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT PP HORSE SIRE JOCKEY TRAINER ML 1 Bikini Beauty [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 8:47 AM, Read at the source >
It’s one of a trainer’s worst nightmares. Here’s the scenario: [...]
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 5:00 AM, Read at the source >
But most importantly, in a sport that is trying to reinvent itself and appeal to a new generation, they could’ve seen that with the closing of Suffolk Downs, the industry left a major U.S. city and entire region without an easily accessible, inexpensive race track to expose the largest target [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 3:30 PM, Read at the source >
Los Alamitos Futurity Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
©2014 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” takes us to California, Saturday, where a small field of five two-year-old Thoroughbreds will go to the starting gate of the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos Race Course.Formerly known as the CashCall Futurity and Hollywood [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:57 PM, Read at the source >
Bayern had the sort of campaign that racing fans should want from would-be champions. He raced 10 times from January through November and delivered some overpowering performances – winning the Haskell Invitational by more than seven lengths and the Pennsylvania Derby by nearly six before his Classic triumph.  His 7 [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 9:47 AM, Read at the source >
Following are a dozen gifts I’d ask from Santa Claus for horse racing in North America. 1.  Healing for injured jockeys and the utmost safety for those active in riding. 2.  A better life for backstretch employees and their families. 3.  Humane treatment for all racehorses, during their careers on the track [...]
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:00 AM, Read at the source >
As corrupt Cuban politicians get richer, North Korea succeeds in scaring movie theaters and Justin Beiber is still somehow popular, the world got even more strange with today's Horse of the Year announcement in harness racing. When Jenn Biongorno, accompanied by the lovely, tiny, Justin Horowitz, announced the winner, most [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 5:50 PM, Read at the source >
Rake, Blah Blah Blah, Rake
Via Pull the Pocket
Those business buzz-words like synergy or accretive make me think of classes way back when, when profs told us how business works. But, in reality, they are how business works.I was reading this today regarding some of the deals being made by major sports leagues and DFS sites, like FanDuel:"The [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:46 PM, Read at the source >
As Eclipse Award ballots go out in the mail today, it’s awfully hard to predict which way the 2014 Horse of the Year decision might go. In one of the most wide open races in memory, half a dozen candidates can make a logical claim to this season’s top honor. Will [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:12 PM, Read at the source >
Gutsy Godspeed prevails in Indian 1000 Guineas
Via Sid Fernando + Observations
By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) [Link to video of Indian 1000 Guineas at end of post.] Godspeed (Multidimensional – Almandine), despite wandering about a bit in the closing stages as she is wont to, held on determinedly by a neck to deny the odds-on favourite Maisha (Footstepsinthesand – My Pension) [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:24 PM, Read at the source >
The Gaming Facility Location Board has spoken, and no, their decision did not favor the politically connected bidders as I'd anticipated would be the case. If there was a backroom deal with members of the New York Gaming Association in the weeks preceding the referendum vote in November, 2013, [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:42 AM, Read at the source >
International confusion
Via Sid Fernando + Observations
Last night on Twitter, a participant in the Japanese bloodstock industry tweeted a link to a Racing Post article about a Grade 1 race in Japan. Here it is: The race, however, is not a Grade 1 race by the body that adjudicates on such matters, the International Federation of [...]
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:34 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
   Gulfstream media photo courtesy Gulfstream Park CANADIAN RUNNERS Woodbine stakes winner GLENVILLE GARDENS, winner of the Display Stakes at the end of the Woodbine season, did not take to the dirt at Gulfstream on Wednesday in an allowance race for 2yos. The Street Cry colt, owned and bred by Eugene Melnyk, [...]
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:45 PM, Read at the source >