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Skill Games
Via Pull the Pocket
I was chatting recently with a racetrack insider type. I say that with reverence - this fellow, although now in breeding and racing, has done just about everything in the game, including gamble on it. He told me that within the business he can talk to others in power about [...]
Fri, Oct 09, 2015 7:22 AM, Read at the source >
Named for a sitting Queen, only two winners have gone on to win a Breeders' Cup race while one winner ran second or third in the Breeders' Cup three years in a row. [...]
Fri, Oct 09, 2015 4:25 AM, Read at the source >
On June 6, when American Pharoah crossed the finish line triumphant in the Belmont Stakes, it appeared the race for Horse of the Year was a done deal. After all, he had just completed the first Triple Crown in 37 years. How could he not be Horse of the Year? Then [...]
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 9:17 PM, Read at the source >
RACE 1 POST TIME 1 P.M. First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor /.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) .20 Superfecta Woodbine MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT Purse $45,000. (Plus $6,650 – Other Sources). For Ontario Sired Maidens, Fillies Two Years Old. Weight, 119 Lbs. One And One Sixteenth Miles. (All Weather Track) 2 Inperson (ON) [...]
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 5:56 PM, Read at the source >
There are freak racehorses and there are freak pedigrees. They don't come around very often, and on those rare occasions when they do, they normally defy explanation. Now, when you have a freak of a racehorse who just happens to have a freaky pedigree, then you have [...]
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 12:57 PM, Read at the source >
Via Pull the Pocket
"A different kind of political massacre is unfolding in horse racing at the local level, though it will have ripple effects throughout the country. Shockingly, Joe Gorajec, who for nearly 25 years has been executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, has gotten word he is [...]
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 10:17 AM, Read at the source >
It's been almost 42 years since the “Saturday Night Massacre” of Oct. 20, 1973, when President Richard Nixon ordered his attorney general to fire Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal. In a dramatic turn of events, Attorney General Elliot Richardson resigned rather than execute Nixon's order and so, [...]
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 6:16 AM, Read at the source >
The mathematical relationship between betting revenue (i.e., handle) and takeout rates on wagers is not publicly known. It is possible, of course, that racetracks have privately conducted experiments and have data-based evidence of how bettors and handle respond to changes in takeout percentages on various types of bets. One [...]
Thu, Oct 08, 2015 4:00 AM, Read at the source >
If you thought things couldn't get worse in Pennsylvania horse racing after the jockey whip caper in the fouth race at Parx Racing on Sept. 21, think again. Surely you know about the whip caper. It happened when Angel Castillo dropped his whip at the top of the stretch and grabbed [...]
Tue, Oct 06, 2015 9:33 PM, Read at the source >
The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL is up next – Oct. 18 – will there be an INTERPOL (6) and HABIBI re-match? Cindy Pierson Dulay/horse-races.net WOODBINE STATISTICS LEADING HORSES (by wins, through Oct. 4, 2015) Solo Player [...]
Tue, Oct 06, 2015 5:13 PM, Read at the source >
It's been a fun time to be a fan of the machinations of old versus new, new versus old, horse racing and the new kid on the block, Daily Fantasy Sports.Seriously, when we get twitter memes from tweets like these about Joe Drape, it's a pretty exciting time.What would we [...]
Tue, Oct 06, 2015 8:43 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
Toronto Ont.Woodbine Racetrack.Canadian International 1974 Dahlia.copyright michael burns photo ltd. CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL – MEMORIES Thoroughblog will be digging in the closets here and surfing the net for cool moments in the history of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL, one of the greatest races in the history [...]
Tue, Oct 06, 2015 5:41 AM, Read at the source >
Well, all the preps are over, and now comes the waiting; first for the pre-entries, then the entries to determine the starting fields. The biggest interest in the makeup of the Classic field will be whether Liam's Map will try to stretch out to 1 1/4 miles or contest the [...]
Mon, Oct 05, 2015 12:52 PM, Read at the source >
Gambling is Bad
Via Pull the Pocket
There's been quite the brouhaha in Daily Fantasy Sports this past week. You see, some employees of the major DFS sites can see large scale big data about what lineups are taken for a given week, and some was "inadvertently published". Employees can not play on a site they work [...]
Mon, Oct 05, 2015 9:45 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
Sunday morning update – GOLDEN HORN headed to BREEDERS' CUP TURF following ARC win. “Possibly the best horse I have ever ridden” – Frankie Dettori – GOLDEN HORN GOLDEN HORN powers to PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE win, TREVE 4th son of Cape Cross was supplemented to Arc for 120,000 pounds “Fabulous horse [...]
Sun, Oct 04, 2015 6:14 AM, Read at the source >