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Wave Goodbye
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Another day, another Wesley Ward 2-year-old winner, as Goodbye Sorrow took the first 2-year-old race of the year at Gulfstream Park. Also, workout times from the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds, and an update on a former Maiden Watch horse. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 8:47 PM, Read at the source >
Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity, second to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby, worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.20. Video courtesy HRTV: http://www.hrtv.com/videos/hoppertunity-workout-41814/ [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:56 PM, Read at the source >
By J.J. Hysell Brothers will be riding in the 140th Kentucky Derby. New York’s leading jockeys, siblings Jose Ortiz and Irad Ortiz, Jr., are named on mounts in the race on May 3. Jose Ortiz is slated to ride Wood Memorial runner-up Samraat and Ird Ortiz, Jr. is scheduled to be aboard [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 2:03 PM, Read at the source >
Britney Eurton, daughter of trainer Peter Eurton, announced on TVG that Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate will go forward and enter the Kentucky Derby. Dance With Fate strikes a pose after his Grade 1 win Dance With Fate has performed better on synthetic and turf, but his dirt record is [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 1:42 PM, Read at the source >
Ramon Dominguez and Haynesfield after winning the Whirlaway in 2009. NYRA/Adam Coglianese The International Conference for the Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys held at Monmouth Park last September lived up to its name, and featured presentations about racing in England, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Germany, Uruguay, and the [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:48 PM, Read at the source >
By J.J. Hysell Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Wood Memorial winner Wicked Strong will maintain his routine and will van to Louisville – not fly – for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3. Wicked Strong worked four furlongs in :49.62 at Belmont on Thursday and is slated to have one more work, [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:40 PM, Read at the source >
April 18, 2014
Via Hello Race Fans
This week race is the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:30 AM, Read at the source >
FAST
Via Thoroughblog
The personable and pretty PENDER HARBOUR – Dave Landry Photo PENDER HARBOUR in his first allowance race since he was a 2yo Canadian champion PENDER HARBOUR starts off his 6yo campaign today in the featured 7th race at Woodbine on the Good Friday card. The chestnut gelding, a millionaire owned by [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 9:09 AM, Read at the source >
HORSE RACING INDUSTRY UNITY A MUST
Via Horse Racing Business
Emergence of a video tape released by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals purporting to show animal abuse in the barn of a prominent American racehorse trainer provoked much consternation within the racing industry. The danger now is that the outrage and concern will dissipate without substantive reforms [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
Strike Up the Band for the Hootenanny
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Hootenanny pulls away for a 4 1/4-length victory to become the first winner for Quality Road. For Friday, 2-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park. ...(read more) [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:41 PM, Read at the source >
Few images at a racetrack still a crowd like the sight of a jockey down on the track, and few elicit heartier cheers than seeing him get up on his own. Seemingly indestructible, these athletes are often called the bravest in sports, perched atop a speeding animal that outweighs them [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:55 PM, Read at the source >
California Dreaming
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
There’s been something about California Chrome from the start: “I had a dream about this colt two or three weeks before he was born, and I woke up and told my wife that (the mother) was going to have a colt, he was going to be a lot of flash to [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:44 AM, Read at the source >
Frank's Passion
Via Pull the Pocket
Oh that Frank! Yesterday, Frank Stronach and the team came up with an integrity plan for Magna racetracks. I'll let you have a look at it and you can formulate your opinion (if you have not seen it).Frank is an enigma. He is an excellent businessman, obviously, but at horse [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:08 AM, Read at the source >
Right about now is where the breeding crowd exclaims: ‘we don’t breed for stamina’ as the sole reason behind the deterioration of the American thoroughbred. Horseshit. Even professional geneticists ascribe racing performance to heredity just 30% of the time at best, with the remaining 70% due to environment: conditioning, nutrition, [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 9:45 AM, Read at the source >
Pricing
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Tom LaMarra on simulcasting fees and Churchill’s recent takeout hike: I’m no math whiz, so correct me if I’m wrong. In the case of Churchill, if its host fee remains the same, a rebate shop and its customers get to keep the extra 3 percentage points when the exacta takeout goes [...]
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 4:00 PM, Read at the source >