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Departing (Photo by Reed Palmer Photography)The Clark Handicap is a post Thanksgiving tradition for me like many racing fans. It's a Grade 1, usually including some of the handicap divisions greats, vying for a last big win, possibly in an attempt to leaving a lasting impression with Eclipse Award [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 12:29 PM, Read at the source >
BRAGGING
Via Thoroughblog
UP WITH THE BIRDS gettin down in Japan Thoroughblog/Toronto Star reached trainer MALCOLM PIERCE in Tokyo, Japan to talk about the Japan Cup on Sunday (around 1 a.m. Toronto time) and his first ever trip to that country. “I didn’t go to the Japan Cup with Chief Bearhart for Sam-Son (finished fourth [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:51 AM, Read at the source >
Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
©2014 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” takes us to Churchill Downs Saturday where California-shipper, Lord Nelson, heads a field of 12 young Thoroughbreds as the 5-2, morning-line favorite in the 88th running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2).Lord Nelson comes into this [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:53 AM, Read at the source >
Back to the Futures
Via Hello Race Fans
Are Derby future wagers a foolish proposition or a fine cure-all for the first signs of Derby fever? Perhaps a bit of both! [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 10:35 AM, Read at the source >
Yesterday's post about Fantasy gaming sites led to an interesting discussion. These sites keep between 5 and 10% and payout the rest.During the discussion, some felt that because they are difficult to win at - even though you may get paid near half the time in a 50/50 contest - [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 9:59 AM, Read at the source >
Performance enhancing drugs by definition give human and equine athletes alike a competitive edge.  Major League Baseball’s before and after eras of league-wide testing and punitive sanctions for steroid use vividly illuminate the distorting effects of PEDs on athletic achievements. MLB banned steroids in 1991, but did not adopt league-wide [...]
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
On Friday, Just Got Mooned (Eskendereya) makes his second start, facing a big field at Retama Park....(read more) [...]
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 5:54 PM, Read at the source >
The Existing Betting Customer Is Racing’s Best Hope-- When compared to ease-of-use and churn focused fantasy sports startups like Fan Duel and Draft Kings, racing is simply not built for the newbie skill game gambling market -- Fantasy sports – drafting, fielding and managing a team made up of players [...]
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 11:47 AM, Read at the source >
For Thanksgiving Day, Summer Solution (Summer Bird) at Churchill Downs, and Delaney's Joy (Eskendereya) and Victoria Falls (Quality Road) at Del Mar. ...(read more) [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 9:13 PM, Read at the source >
When it comes to the ongoing election for president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, there is “truth” and there is “truthiness.” The truthiness of the election, the agenda pushed by allies of current NYTHA president Rick Violette, is that the only issue that matters is Lasix, the race-day medication [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 1:14 PM, Read at the source >
Breeders Crown Wrap Up
Via Pull the Pocket
The Breeders’ Crown is never uninteresting. This year was no exception.We had driver choices, where the top driver in North America booked off a horse who just might be Horse of the Year. We had a fellow (you’d know him, he has a moustache and has won a lot of [...]
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 1:13 PM, Read at the source >
ANOTHER WORLD
Via Thoroughblog
It may be the final 2 weeks of Woodbine racing for 2014 but there is a lot going on still – PATRICK HUSBANDS is now back on top of the riders standings – 160 to 159 and Luis Contreras will be out of town in Japan this week. LEXIE LOU vs. [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 8:32 AM, Read at the source >
Courtesy Del Mar Thoroughbred Club When Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California closed forever last December, it left a hole in the Southern California racing calendar. Hollywood’s racing schedule typically ran from April to mid-July, when Thoroughbred racing headed south to Del Mar for the boutique summer meet, then resumed in November [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 7:48 AM, Read at the source >
Supersire Dubawi goes from strength to strength
Via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
The death of Dubai Millennium from grass sickness [...]
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 5:00 AM, Read at the source >
There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity.Owning Thoroughbreds is extremely rewarding when you win, which is not often. But it can test one’s [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:08 PM, Read at the source >