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*QUEEN'S PLATE ANALYSIS by RYAN DICKEY on the post “KINGS AND QUEENS” Race 1 – POST Time – 12:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT Purse $55,900. (Plus $22,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $11,200 – State Bred) (Plus $9,975 [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 1:01 PM, Read at the source >
KINGS AND QUEENS
Via Thoroughblog
Getting word that MILWAUKEE MIST may be scratched… Please enjoy a Queen's Plate analysis from our guest and friend RYAN DICKEY and check out the latest Woodbine news – see you at the Plate on Sunday! QUEEN'S PLATE – 156 ACADEMIC – by Janis Maine The storylines are irresistible. The best [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 7:13 AM, Read at the source >
Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT Purse $55,900. (Plus $22,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $11,200 – State Bred) (Plus $9,975 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. Five [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 4:44 AM, Read at the source >
Danish Dynaformer: Photo by Michael BurnsWelcome friends to the Turk and the Little Turk, a horse racing blog written by a bald hack handicapper known as the Turk, with editorial comment and mostly sarcasm from my fifteen year old son, The Little Turk. We'd like to thank The [...]
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 4:16 AM, Read at the source >
Jersey Pharoah
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
The expected is official. American Pharoah will make his first start after winning the Triple Crown in the Haskell, and Monmouth is planning a blowout: “We are ecstatic to know American Pharoah will be running in the Haskell,” Monmouth president Bob Kulina said. “This will be the biggest day ever [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 1:23 PM, Read at the source >
Competing
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Plainridge Park's new slots and video gaming parlor took in $6,154,626.38 during its first week of operation, or more than $703 for each of the 1,250 machines per day. Even considering opening week excitement and whatever pent-up local demand there might have been, that's an impressive haul. “More than $6 million [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 7:51 AM, Read at the source >
Once won by 20-lengths and once won by a champion dirt horse, find out more about one of the longest running turf stakes in the United States. [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
First run in 1884, this historic race has produced many champions, including a three and five-time Horse of the Year. [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 6:50 AM, Read at the source >
This aptly named racing series for sprinters features four graded races. It set a new track record for handle in its first year and has produced several Breeders' Cup Sprint winners. [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 6:45 AM, Read at the source >
The first week of slots play is in the books at Plainridge, just south of Boston, MA."Plainridge Park Casino, the state's first casino, raked in $6.1 million in gambling revenue in its first week of operation, enough for the casino's owners to declare themselves “pleased” with the results [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 5:10 AM, Read at the source >
CONFIDENCE
Via Thoroughblog
We will have ace racing journalist and handicapper RYAN DICKEY doing a Plate analysis for Thoroughblog this weekend, stay tuned! Ya, that's the spot! DANISH DYNAFORMER is loving his morning bath. He is the favourite for the Queen's Plate on Sunday – Michael Burns photo – WEG The 14 [...]
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 3:45 AM, Read at the source >
Are first-season sire fees too high in Australia?
Via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
There are strong arguments in Australia that some of the freshman stallions for the upcoming breeding season are among the best ever. Tweet [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015 4:00 PM, Read at the source >
Brian Swatuk’s Royal Ride Through Life
Via Paulick Report Features
Thirty-six years ago, the rains fell in torrents upon Woodbine on Queen's Plate day. Pity. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was in attendance, resplendent in a blue floral suit and proper little white handbag. But she liked what she saw, indeed, when Brian Swatuk and Steady Growth splashed to a decisive [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015 12:30 PM, Read at the source >
A Tale of Six Trees
Via Left at the Gate
Mike MacAdam covers horse racing and local sports for The Gazette in Schenectady. He's an excellent writer, and a really nice guy too....and I say the latter not only because he wrote so eloquently about impending changes at Saratoga, thereby saving me the trouble of having to write a [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015 7:14 AM, Read at the source >
NEW HORSE OWNERS VIA CROWDFUNDING?
Via Horse Racing Business
American horse racing got a tremendous boost from American Pharoah's Triple Crown conquest. A lot has been said and written about how the racing enterprise can leverage the result to its benefit. Along with stagnant pari-mutuel revenues, the other major problem racing has is that there are not enough [...]
Thu, Jul 02, 2015 4:00 AM, Read at the source >