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Shared Belief and California Chrome are getting all the attention these days as they continue on the path to the Breeders’ Cup Classic in a few weeks, but what’s become of the others in the 3-year-old crop? We set out to get updates on some of this season’s early shooting [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 4:14 PM, Read at the source >
The Skinny on Kentucky Downs
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
Via the DRF, Kentucky Downs handle from Saturday set a handle record, out-handling both Churchill and Los Al. What's the skinny on this place? Kentucky Downs has the lowest blended takeout and biggest fields in North America. (for a full list of statistics on 67 racetracks in the US and Canada, [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 3:05 PM, Read at the source >
A whack of years ago the continent was surely not as connected. If a business in New York tried something new, and it worked, California businesses might learn about it in a magazine article or through some sort of word of mouth at a meeting (a meeting you drive to, [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:53 AM, Read at the source >
The Albany Times-Union checks in with an editorial opposing Genting's proposed casino in Tuxedo. The editorial, quite appropriately, accuses Genting of "attempting to bypass the deliberations and virtually buy a state casino license" with its "outlandish" $450 million cash offer for what is a $70 million license fee, and its [...]
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:07 AM, Read at the source >
Good morning racing friends.A lot happened yesterday.In harness, Father Patrick won the Canadian Trotting Classic, with Trixton appearing to be injured, or at least sore.( Harnessracingupdate.com has a really good synopsis of all the festivities. ) That made the CTC one of the more anticipated races of [...]
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 8:56 AM, Read at the source >
Lucky for Her She Wins
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Lucky for Her pulls away in the stretch at Mountaineer to become the 14th winner for Lookin At Lucky. Plus, Isabella Sings (Eskendereya) just misses in the Natalma, and three races for Sunday....(read more) [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 9:21 PM, Read at the source >
A Big Day For Kentucky Downs
Via Horseplayers Association of North America
Via Twitter from @DRFMcGee #KentuckyDowns smashed their handle record today with 10-race card: $4,253,567. Old record (abt $3.5M) was on a 13-race card last year.— Marty McGee (@DRFMcGee) September 13, 2014 Four years ago, Kentucky Downs' handle for their entire meet was not over $4 million dollars. In 2012, Kentucky Downs engineered [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 8:51 PM, Read at the source >
PIVOTAL
Via Thoroughblog
  SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE…Canadian-breds sweep 3 stakes races over open company! (Woodbine Mile picks over at JMbets.ca) ERNIE SEMERSKY and DORY NEWELL lead in CONQUEST TYPHOON after the Summer. David Adams is on the right side of the horse. www.horse-races.net photo ERNIE AND DORY CONQUER WOODBINE (so does Husbands and Casse) The Conquest Stables of [...]
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 3:20 PM, Read at the source >
Let Us Be Glad for a Gambler's Roll
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Two wins for Eskendereya on Friday, Gambler's Roll at Los Alamitos, and Let Us Be Glad at Louisiana Downs. Another full plate for Saturday, maidens at Gulfstream, Churchill Downs, and Mountaineer, and Roaming (Quality Road) and Isabella Sings (Eskendereya) in the Natalma Stakes. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 9:31 PM, Read at the source >
Woodbine Diaries: One Mile That Matters
Via Paulick Report Features
In recent years, the influence of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile on the Breeders’ Cup and year-end championships is undeniable. In the last five years, winners of the Woodbine Mile have this resume: Two Horse of the Year titles, three Breeders’ Cup Mile victories and a second place, and a first [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 5:26 PM, Read at the source >
Man, it took me a few days (and a couple of excellent music shows) to recover from watching all of the oral presentations by the casino applicants on Monday and Tuesday. I had a headache for around 18 hours afterwards. You can read all of my tweets if [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 5:11 PM, Read at the source >
What’s in a Name?
Via Hello Race Fans
Not sure what a race is named for? Sometimes a little digging can help you learn more about racing's vast history. [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:30 AM, Read at the source >
CREST
Via Thoroughblog
GRAND ARCH is owned by Canadians Jim and Susan Hill and he is a serious contender in the Woodbine Mile. MICHAEL BURNS PHOTO/WEG PHOTO MILES OF SMILES Horse racing fans in Canada are pumped up for a big weekend of racing from coast to coast: Win and You’re In races at [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:47 AM, Read at the source >
Good morning everyone!I am getting emails from players informing me that Churchill Downs Inc has withheld their signal to (at least one) ADW. I will dig a little deeper into this to see what's been happening (edit - just got a note saying "CDI might not be the bogeyman here").Churchill [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:35 AM, Read at the source >
Rosie Napravnik guides Midnight Lucky in the GI Acorn, May 2013. Photo credit NYRA/Chelsea Durand “When a guy says ‘You throw a ball like a girl’ or ‘You’re a sissy.’ It reflects an attitude that devalues women, and attitudes will eventually manifest in some fashion.” I wasn’t watching Thursday Night Football, but [...]
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 9:28 AM, Read at the source >