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There may be places on the racetrack where women are still outnumbered, but the press box is no longer one of them. In fact, the glass-fronted rooms usually occupying a spot near the announcers’ booth are increasingly (in some places predominately) occupied by female writers, photographers, broadcasters, and public relations [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 4:38 PM, Read at the source >
The problem has more to do with making the big change, and getting universal agreement to make the change. I'm sure, changing formatting would be costly to implement to begin with but it is a necessity, however radical change is something the the horse racing industry seems to fight [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 3:57 PM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
FLYING COLOURS – another beautiful day at the races – WOODBINE STYLE. Photo by JANIS MAINE. STAR OF THE INTERNATIONAL A Grade 1 race, $1 million on the line. And a prestigious race luring a huge crowd that bet almost $6 million [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:03 PM, Read at the source >
In the quest for more revenues, or more spinoffs in some fashion, some in racing have held sports betting up as another avenue for such. Most recently this looks close (close but maybe far) in Jersey, with Christie signing on. Regardless what happens, there are several opinions about what sports [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:50 AM, Read at the source >
Jane Lyon didn’t want to sue Eaton Sales and Coolmore Stud partners in November 2011 after being told by veterinarians the mare she’d paid $2.1 million for a week earlier was suffering from laminitis. She just wanted her money back. That’s what an attorney for Lyon told a jury in Fayette [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 12:43 AM, Read at the source >
Years ago now I went to a race in western Ontario - Clinton I think - where a trotter we had was in an OSS. We traveled quite a few miles, got lost and had a pretty frustrating trip. Post time for the horse was something like 1:45 and after [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:42 PM, Read at the source >
Haskin: Time to Give Blame His Due
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
To most everyone, the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic was a punch in the gut, the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Even after four years, many still find it difficult to watch Zenyatta’s spectacular run from last fall a head [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:07 AM, Read at the source >
“One of the most difficult things in the world is to time races correctly.” [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 10:00 AM, Read at the source >
Won by eight fillies and eight Eclipse turf winners, find out more about the race that was the final win of Secretariat's career. [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 11:15 AM, Read at the source >
It’s one of the most remarkable success stories in European bloodstock. E [...]
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 3:00 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
BROWN PANTHER has been happy and strong since he arrived from England on Tuesday. Owned by Andrew Black and Michael Owen, this Shirocco stallion is a major contender on Sunday. MICHAEL BURNS – WEG PHOTO THE PIZZA MAN has a pizza-shaped marking on his head. He is also pretty [...]
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 10:18 PM, Read at the source >
Via Owning Racehorses
As fall continues to trundle along here in Minnesota heading toward our inevitable date with winter (side note: two reports have indicated the upcoming winter to be "possibly the worst on record" and "milder than normal" - take your pick!), I'm spending time trying to streamline the operation a bit.Crowded [...]
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 9:32 AM, Read at the source >
Al Khazaaliya Brings It Home
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Al Khazaaliya (Blame) was an impressive debut winner on the turf on Saturday. For Sunday, Skylander Boy (Summer Bird) at Woodbine, and Momameamaria (Quality Road) and Overprepared (Quality Road) at Belmont Park. ...(read more) [...]
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 3:35 AM, Read at the source >
Al Khazaaliya and a Summer Hawk
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Two entries for Saturday, Summer Hawk (Summer Bird) at Belmont Park, and Al Khazaaliya (Blame) at Gulfstream Park West. Plus, Good Luck Gus (Lookin At Lucky) tries for another stakes win. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 8:51 PM, Read at the source >
The first time Roadhog ran in the Maryland Million Turf, in 2011, said his trainer Lizzie Merryman, nobody really expected him to win. And he didn’t, finishing seventh, though as the narrow second choice, he had obviously garnered the support of a large segment of the wagering public. But on Saturday, when [...]
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 4:41 PM, Read at the source >