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Alas, my experience was the exact opposite of the 74-year-old winner. I made 30 bets over the course of 2 days and didn’t see a single one of my choices finish in the Top 2. Prior to this weekend, I believed that every NHC participant would be guaranteed at least [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 5:57 AM, Read at the source >
Editor's Note: Thursday, The Jockey Club will release the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap, with assigned weights from a committee comprised of P.J. Campo, Ben Huffman, Martin Panza and Tom Robbins. Racing historian and author Edward L. Bowen takes a trip down memory lane and revisits some prior editions of the [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 5:22 AM, Read at the source >
Final Chapter was bred by his owner, John Nerud. At 102 years old, and still sharp as a tack, he has to be one of the oldest owners and breeders to win a race. If you are a fan or student of the Sport of Kings, and don’t know who [...]
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 5:21 AM, Read at the source >
Two new sections to enhance reader experience have been added to the Paulick Report. The sections, Horseplayers and Horse Care, are self-explanatory in the content they provide and come in the wake of a December 2014 independent readership survey of the Paulick Report conducted by the Matrix Group of Lexington, [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 6:42 AM, Read at the source >
For most of the year in Great Britain, flat racing gets the headlines, particularly in June for Derby Day at Epsom Downs and later in the month for Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. However, the steeplechasers or simply “chasers” get their time in the spotlight during The Festival at [...]
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 3:00 AM, Read at the source >
What do you think of when you hear the words "a UK horse race"? I think of big fields, and being able to bet a horse with a decent shot at 6-1. Maybe you do, too.For what seems like forever, the UK racing product's space in the market was win [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 4:00 PM, Read at the source >
Jockey Roman Chapa has been charged with a felony by the Harris County district attorney in connection with his alleged use of an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 17. Chapa, a 43-year-old [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:17 PM, Read at the source >
Good morning everyone. Here are a few items that caught my eye.Upstart was a very handy winner of the Holy Bull on Saturday. This looked like a really nice horse last year, but after his tough Juvy and time off, you just never know how sound and happy they come [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 6:33 AM, Read at the source >
DEFINITION
Via Thoroughblog
COMING UP THIS WEEK – The Ocala Racing day is tomorrow, here is a preview (there are no Canadian connected horses entered); the Ocala Mixed sale and this weekend, Tampa Bay Downs has a big day of racing including the $250,000 Sam F Davis, featuring Canadian-owned and trained colt BEAR'S [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 6:26 AM, Read at the source >
With the increasing dominance of the Northern Dancer, Mr. Tweet [...]
Mon, Jan 26, 2015 12:00 AM, Read at the source >
This column seemed to be well-received by Secretariat fans last year, so I thought I would reprint it as an annual Birthday present to Penny and all Big Red 's fans who might have missed it last year. Mrs. Chenery celebrates her 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Jan. 27. So let's return to her party [...]
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 8:52 AM, Read at the source >
There are many instances of how a private visit to a stud farm or trainer's barn transformed a racing fan into a sport participant. Tweet [...]
Sun, Jan 25, 2015 12:00 AM, Read at the source >
Upstart and Jose Ortiz win the Holy Bull. Photo credit Lauren King. When Upstart won the Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga last summer, a race restricted to horses bred in New York State, his owner Ralph Evans knew that the then-2-year-old was good enough to win against open company. It [...]
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 5:26 PM, Read at the source >
JOURNEY
Via Thoroughblog
THOROUGHBLOG's first foal picture of 2014 comes from Curraghmore Farm in Waterdown. Here is a filly by KENTUCKY BEAR out of BEARAVIE foaled on January 16. Bearavie is a winning daughter of Old Forester. Bear Stables is the proud owner of this newcomer. THOROUGHBLOG'S QUEEN'S PLATE CONTENDERS It [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 3:57 PM, Read at the source >
Holy Bull morning line favorite Upstart and Jose Ortiz win the Funny Cide at Saratoga. Photo NYRA/Adam Coglianese Gulfstream Park: The Grade II, $400,000 Holy Bull at 1 1/16 miles #1 Frosted (5-2): The first of two heavy hitters for Godolphin tipped his hand with a rousing win at Aqueduct to break [...]
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 8:03 AM, Read at the source >