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How a Small Ontario Harness Track Outhandles Gulfstream
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
On Tuesday, at Western Fair Raceway in London, Ontario, the Super High Five pool - the regular pool, no carryover - handled close to $18,000. In South Florida, at Gulfstream Park - the same day - the Super High Five pool handled just over $10,000. No, we won't compare other pools, [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 8:16 AM, Read at the source >
Florida Derby Stakes Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
2015 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.This Saturday, we'll log a lot of miles on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” which will take us to Florida, Louisiana and the nation of the United Arab Emirates where the winners of those three races will each receive 100 qualifying points and [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 6:56 AM, Read at the source >
As Leeanne Meadows Ladin and the rest of the staff of The Meadow prepared to throw a party for the 45th anniversary of Secretariat's birth this weekend, they got a piece of news that gave them even more to celebrate. (And yes, that's her real name. Nomenclature is destiny?) On March 19, [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 4:58 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
SMART STRIKE, at Lane's End – PHOTO BY LANE'S END SMART STRIKE (1992 – 2015) 16 CROPS 1,431 FOALS OF RACING AGE 1,047 STARTERS 771 WINNERS 112 STAKES WINNERS $118 MILLION PROGENY EARNINGS Mr. Prospector – Classy'n Smart by Smarten Owner/breeder: Sam-Son Farms Grade 1 winner, 6 wins in 8 races, $337,376 March 25, [...]
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 4:11 AM, Read at the source >
Here are all of the past American-based runners in the DWC, and what they did after the race when they returned to the USA. If the horse retired after the World Cup, or did not return to race in the USA they were taken off, so some obvious horses (such [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 3:49 PM, Read at the source >
It's that time: time to try to bolster your lead or make a move on the leader by adding a couple of horses to your charity league stable. Najja and Brian Hoffacker dueled on the front end before ceding the lead to last year's winner John Perotti and a hard-charging Kay [...]
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 4:36 AM, Read at the source >
I'm not a status-quo dude, obviously, and I do understand the push from the higher forehead crowd regarding lasix use in Thoroughbred racing, but sometimes I wonder. At its March meeting on Monday, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to approve a controversial measure that would allow the state's [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:08 AM, Read at the source >
Maryland Betting Menu Changes Are Coming
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
Tim Ritvo, from an article today in Thoroughbred Commentary:  “[Lowing the takeout] requires racing commission approval,” Ritvo commented. “The horsemen are involved, too, so everyone has to go as an unified force. Basically, we all will take a small revenue hit, but we’re hoping we increase handle and churn so [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 7:40 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
CALIFORNIA CHROME worked 4 furlongs in 50 on the Meydan dirt in Dubai and is set for the DUBAI WORLD CUP on Saturday – MATHEA KELLY PHOTO FROM DUBAI RACING CLUB DUBAI WORLD CUP SATURDAY EST 8:40 A.,M…4pm – Dubai Kahayla Classic, US$1m (Dh3.67m) 9.40 a.m – Godolphin Mile, $1m 1015am [...]
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 4:14 AM, Read at the source >
The increasingly strong U. S. dollar is one of the prominent economic developments of 2014 and 2015. The buoyant dollar should have a telling effect on upcoming select summer and fall yearling sales in the United States and Europe. The following list depicts countries in which Thoroughbred yearling buyers [...]
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 9:20 AM, Read at the source >
If you received a quarter each time you heard "young people want instant gratification, so we need to reduce time between races" in this sport, you'd have a lot of quarters. There's this strange obsession with fast.Cricket has experimented with changing three day long events into one day, golf is [...]
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 7:58 AM, Read at the source >
Several factors contributed to the strength of the 2-year-old market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s expanded March auction in Ocala, Fla., last week. First and foremost, there was a deep pool of horse owners willing to spend significant sums of money for racing prospects that to date have not been [...]
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 7:55 AM, Read at the source >
Old Warrior
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
When NYRA tweeted a photo of the newly retired Stymie parading at Jamaica in 1949, it immediately called to mind one of the great pieces of turf writing — Joe Palmer's “Common Folks,” about the popular horse's final appearance. The featured Stymie is up next at #Aqueduct! Here's the namesake legend [...]
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 3:00 PM, Read at the source >
Mr Fitz – as he was respectfully called – spent a lifetime at the racetrack. Starting as a stable hand for the Dwyer Brothers in the 1880s, he rose up the ranks to become one of the most revered trainers in American racing history by the time of his death [...]
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 11:27 AM, Read at the source >
Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer who died Wednesday, was a great man and a true racing legend. And those of us who had the highest respect for him, which are legion, know that every single accolade sent Jerkens’s way the last couple of days was thoroughly deserved. [...]
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 8:18 AM, Read at the source >