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“It shows people that I am not just about jumps and the grass,” he said. “Forever Together was a grass horse, but she wasn’t a marathon runner. And obviously, Informed Decision was the champion female sprinter, so it gives me a little wider appeal; something nice to have on my [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:31 AM, Read at the source >
From a broodmare band of modest size, Clarke has bred some impressive stakes winners. Those he kept and raced are not household names, but among the yearlings that Clarke has sold are 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I’ll Have Another (by Flower Alley), 2013 Champagne Stakes winner Havana [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:29 AM, Read at the source >
The Dutrow stable is tucked into a shady corner of Horse Haven, not far from where racing began in Saratoga in 1863, on a farm near what would become the Oklahoma training track. A sign with a big red D emblazoned on a field of black adorns the side; horses [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:16 AM, Read at the source >
First run in 1968 and billed as the race where champions prove their greatness, find out more about the race that has been giving its patrons a hat since 1988. [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 9:05 AM, Read at the source >
Delaney's Joy (Eskendereya) was favored at Del Mar on Friday, but finished the race without her jockey, so will have to wait for another day to break her maiden. For Saturday, Captain Moss (Quality Road) at Saratoga. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 8:34 AM, Read at the source >
Competition from start-up gambling establishments in nearby states has devastated the casino industry in New Jersey.   The Garden State has seen a 42% decline in gambling revenues since 2006.  In January 2014, Caesars Entertainment closed its bankrupt Atlantic City Casino Hotel.   Then, in June, the luxury Revel Casino Hotel on [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
Change is good. But not too much change. I think the Breeders’ Cup Members got it just right in the runoff election earlier this week when Bill Farish of Lane’s End Farm was re-elected to a four-year term on the Breeders’ Cup board of directors over which he serves as chairman. [...]
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 2:51 AM, Read at the source >
For Friday, Delaney's Joy (Eskendereya) and a stakes try for Quality Lane (Quality Road)....(read more) [...]
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 9:33 PM, Read at the source >
Years spent travelling the globe in search of top bloodstock has resulted in various Japanese breeders assembling some of the greatest collections of stallions and mares worldwide. [...]
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 8:00 PM, Read at the source >
Governor Cuomo - who has other problems these days - quietly signed the bill that permits the state's racinos to remain open until 6AM. Genting New York, operator of the successful casino at Aqueduct Racetrack, was said by sources to be among the most active promoters of the [...]
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 12:55 PM, Read at the source >
The pedigree of California Chrome is an example of another phenomenon. The four sires in his third generation are A.P. Indy, Cozzene, Mr. Prospector, and Polish Numbers. All four are Phalaris-line sires. This is not exactly a rare phenomenon. In fact, it is becoming more of the norm than any other [...]
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:10 AM, Read at the source >
The Saint of Saratoga
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
A person’s love of horses manifests itself in many ways – from reading about them in books to having the pleasure of merely petting them in their stall to grooming them, and finally to riding them professionally at a racetrack and over fences, or simply through the [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 7:13 PM, Read at the source >
Controlling the Message
Via Pull the Pocket
It was recently announced that there were several morphine positives in the UK. One of the horses who tested positive was the Queen's horse. Yes, that Queen.This has made headlines, and most of them scream like the one in the above link does. Short version: Racing is crooked, even the [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 10:49 AM, Read at the source >
This Week at Saratoga 2014: Week 2
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
The first dark day is in the books, and we’ve got another gorgeous day at Saratoga on tap. Week 1 featured great racing, beautiful weather, and encouraging handle and attendance numbers. Here’s hoping for more of the same as we kick off Week 2… Wednesday, July 23 At the track… Early post time [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 9:36 AM, Read at the source >
TRAVEL
Via Thoroughblog
TRANQUILITY AT THE TRACK. Jeff Bowen captured this quiet moment on a beautiful morning at Woodbine in July. COLTIMUS  primes at the Fort Field for ‘Wales at 10 COLTIMUS PRIME worked between races 3 and 4 at Fort yesterday in the late afternoon to get a feel for the [...]
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 9:20 AM, Read at the source >