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So much happened on Saturday that’s it’s difficult to know where to start. But let’s start with the news Sunday morning that California Chrome, our Horse of the Year of 2014 and a fine second Saturday in the Dubai World Cup, will not come home, at least not right away. [...]
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 8:01 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
SUNDAY MORNING - 110 BEYER SPEED FIGURE for wild FLORIDA DERBY – 1:52 1/5 for 9 furlongs; CHROME heads to ROYAL ASCOT, INTERNATIONAL STAR sweeps Fair Grounds stakes and more! NOTE – (read all the news and notes on Dubai in yesterday's post called “Eager”) Thank you to JOSE PAYE [...]
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 4:51 AM, Read at the source >
They Gotta Get it Together
Via Pull the Pocket
Today was a long day, and at times it was excruciating.I got a set of emails from a long time fan just now, which shows the frustration."Bleh, they take 15 minutes to circle but can't take 30 seconds to look at the Florida Derby stretch drive, add the whipping of [...]
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 3:51 PM, Read at the source >
Known as one of the most significant Kentucky Derby prep races, one winner has an indie rock song named after him. [...]
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 2:30 PM, Read at the source >
Run for the first time in 1996 and dubbed the richest race in the world, this international race is run in a country where gambling is illegal. [...]
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 8:15 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
Live blogging DUBAI WORLD CUP card – picks for big races in the US further down this post) “I think the whole occasion got to him, it is so hot, he is used to running in the evening” – said trainer Paul Hannagan. Horse has won 4 straight, 7 of [...]
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 4:38 AM, Read at the source >
Gulfstream Park: The Grade I, $1 million Florida Derby at 1 1/8 miles (Kentucky Derby qualifying points 100-50-20-10) Ami's Flatter and Luis Contreras. Burns photo. #1 Ami's Flatter (8-1): If you're looking for a price alternative to the favorites–and there aren't too many here–then this is your guy as he added blinkers [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 11:33 AM, Read at the source >
Louisiana Derby 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 [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 9:42 AM, Read at the source >
A Comment from an Industry Analyst
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
We received a comment on yesterday's blog piece from Michael - a long time Thoroughbred and harness horseplayer and an industry employee - who has been changing the way the sport (in this case, harness racing) is being wagered. Michael has been the impetus behind some lower takeout wagers, which [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
It's one of the great anomalies of modern racing - the bare figures tell you the German breeding industry is in decline, yet the horses being produced year-in, year-out tell a story of a flourishing and i [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 9:00 AM, Read at the source >
Friday's Blog Post
Via Pull the Pocket
I could not think of a click-worthy title today like, "If you bet these six angles you will be able to buy Grenada". I went pretty generic. Sorry, it's all I got. First up, there was a lot of tweets asking for some help rescuing seven standardbreds from New Holland, [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 7:59 AM, Read at the source >
It's one of the biggest weekends on the racing calendar, featuring the Florida Derby, the Louisiana Derby, and the $10 million Dubai World Cup, where Horse of the Year California Chrome is favored. The Friday Show is the road in South Florida at beautiful Gulfstream Park, where the weather looks perfect [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 7:39 AM, Read at the source >
Just like the weekends before it, last weekend added two more solid contenders to a growing list of talented Kentucky Derby hopefuls. If you missed any of the action, you can catch replays, grab Brisnet charts and links to recaps. These next two weeks are typically the most exciting and [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 7:30 AM, Read at the source >
Recently thumbing through a 2015 Gulfstream Park program, I came across a list of the company's officers and operating officials. The job titles vividly provide an example of why horse racing is in so much trouble at the retail level. Listed under “Gulfstream Park Racing Association Inc. Officers” were [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 6:10 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
CALIFORNIA CHROME in the gate at Meydan – ANDREW WATKINS PHOTO/DUBAI RACING CLUB MEDIA PAGE LIVE BLOGGING OF DUBAI Follow along with THOROUGBBLOG TOMORROW MORNING beginning around 9 a.m. as real-time notes and news will be live-blogged as I do every Dubai World Cup morning. Training your horses tomorrow morning? Can't watch [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 5:58 AM, Read at the source >