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Mon, Apr 27, 2015 5:25 PM, Read at the source >
As Kentucky Derby and Oaks hopefuls go about their preparations for this week's races, the stretch at Churchill Downs during morning training is as much a parade of tack as it is horses. Taking note of the equipment a horse wears in the morning or afternoon can sometimes tell a [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 11:48 AM, Read at the source >
Following Sunday's rainy, chilly morning, the sun was out Monday morning and the Derby horses were out in full force, including three arrivals from California -- Dortmund, Firing Line, and Bolo -- all of whom looked terrific, as you will see below. At 5:30 this morning, a Brook Ledge van [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:14 AM, Read at the source >
Good day racing fans and bettors!Yesterday we saw tweets about a Derby horse that might be 1-9 come post time if this keeps up - American Pharoah. Don't get me wrong, he's a nice horse obviously, but wow, have we seen this much steam in recent memory? I don't think [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:06 AM, Read at the source >
ENGINE
Via Thoroughblog
UPDATING the blog late Monday morning..keep refreshing as I continue to pile in racing notes! MICHAEL BURNS captured CALGARY CAT just getting up in time over PARISE in the Jacques Cartier Stakes on Sunday CAT FEVER – Champion Sprinter has miraculous [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 7:37 AM, Read at the source >
How the KY Derby contenders measure up on pedigree
Via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
Fans of American Pharoah can take heart from the fact that, as a son of Pioneerof The Nile, he is the only descendant of Fappiano likely to line up in the Kentucky Derby. [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 7:18 AM, Read at the source >
CITATION AND COALTOWN REDUX?
Via Horse Racing Business
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal captioned an online video “Is Baffert's 1-2 punch best in Derby history?” Similarly, racetrack handicapper Mike Battaglia and sportswriter Billy Reed have made comparisons between trainer Bob Baffert's entries of American Pharoah and Dortmund and Calumet Farm's Citation and Coaltown in 1948. If, like Citation and [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 6:10 AM, Read at the source >
At the close of the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in March 2008, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club, underwriters and hosts for the event, released eight recommendations, developed by the working groups that participated in that summit held in Lexington, Kentucky. Recommendation #7 reads: [...]
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 1:29 AM, Read at the source >
New Horse Racing Survey - Please Share Your Opinion
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
HANA was contacted to distribute the following Thoroughbred racing survey for horseplayer feedback. Would you please consider filling it out to have your voice heard? Here is the link - http://opco.me/A21903B  Thanks very much, Your HANA Team [...]
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 7:25 PM, Read at the source >
The Pharoah Show Gets Rave Reviews
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
Not many people who watched American Pharoah breeze five furlongs this morning could believe it when they were told he had worked five furlongs in :58 2/5. The likely Kentucky Derby favorite looked as if he was on cruise control all the way, and the final time and gallop-out seemed [...]
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 1:07 PM, Read at the source >
TVG
Via Pull the Pocket
Unpopular opinion for $100 Alex......Mention "TVG" and it elicits reactions ranging from angst, to anger to confusion. A Ted Cruz kissing booth at a New York Times Earth Day party would probably get better reviews. I never not find the comments fascinating. Courtesy Horse Racing NationTVG, and other networks, like [...]
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 11:17 AM, Read at the source >
EXCITING
Via Thoroughblog
Woodbine news and notes, Kentucky Derby updates as Thoroughblog continues to watch morning workouts at Churchill Downs via live-stream..it's all here! PHAROAH FLIES SUNDAY MORNING What a move by Kentucky Derby favourite AMERICAN PHAROAH Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. The son of Pioneer ofthe Nile flew through 5 furlongs in 58 [...]
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 5:09 AM, Read at the source >
**Below today's picks – Saturday's handicapper stats from Gabriele Di Paolo JACQUES CARTIER – 62nd running of stake named for…. JACQUES CARTIER of course! If you live in this country, surely you know Monsieur Cartier (born 1491), the French explorer who essentially discovered the St. Lawrence waterway entrance [...]
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 5:55 PM, Read at the source >
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Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:16 PM, Read at the source >
Pharoah with a look at the cameras. “I need a scratch.” Some encouragement. Pharoah on the muscle. Pharoah taking to the surface. Pharoah in flight The Pharoah pose. The eye of the Pharoah. [...]
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 12:04 PM, Read at the source >