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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 >
Attorney Steven Wise has become something of a professional interview subject this year. A group of lawsuits Wise filed at the end of 2013 has prompted attention from the New York Times, CNN, BBC, Good Morning America, and others. The suits Wise filed in New York revolved around a group of [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:03 AM, Read at the source >
Not Getting the Memo on Cuomo
Via Left at the Gate
It seems as if not everyone has gotten the memo that the governor is not involved in the casino selection process. Last week, it was reported that Republican Senator James Steward had written to Cuomo (copying in the location board) to advocate on behalf of Howe Caverns, referring to [...]
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:08 AM, Read at the source >
A Legacy for Four Leaf Chief
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Four Leaf Chief (Lookin At Lucky) picks up another stakes win in the Louisiana Legacy at Delta Downs. For Sunday, Eskendereya fillies Madoo and Beating Heart Baby at Aqueduct, and Hollywood Critic (Blame) at Woodbine. ...(read more) [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 9:12 PM, Read at the source >
Open to all ages, the six-furlong handicap on the original Belmont straightaway was won by the remarkable 2-year-old filly Comely, bred and owned by James Butler Sr., who also owned Empire City Racetrack in Yonkers, N.Y. By the end of the 1914 season, Comely was almost universally recognized as the [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:45 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
SNOW DAY – an amazing image of a young Thoroughbred playing in the early snow in Ontario. Photo by Santino DiPaola 157-156 That is the score in the Jockey race for most wins at Woodbine this year. Luis Contreras narrowly over Patrick Husbands and we head into the 9 cards. WOODBINE [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 9:45 AM, Read at the source >
When Lope de Vega retired to Ballylinch Stud in Ireland at €15,000 ($18,625) for the 2011 season he was neither the most expensive nor the most popular of the new sires. [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 8:00 AM, Read at the source >
A full Saturday with plenty of maidens, and some stakes as well. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 9:13 PM, Read at the source >
If there is one rewarding aspect of Thoroughbred racing today it is the number of horses whose lives were changed for the better because of people who cared and their determination to make a difference and prevent a horse from meeting an unfortunate fate. Anna Simms, a small [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:04 PM, Read at the source >
Horses that last raced at half a dozen different tracks will make up the field for Saturday’s Delta Downs Jackpot. Juveniles have shipped in from all over the country to take aim at the race’s $1 million purse and compete for early points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:45 PM, Read at the source >
Delta Downs Jackpot Racing Roundup
Via Classic Champion Thoroughbreds
©2014 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” takes us to Louisiana Saturday where an overflow field of 12 two-year-old Thoroughbreds has been drawn for the 12th running of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) at Delta Downs racetrack. Only 10 of those young horses, [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 4:16 PM, Read at the source >
Tonight is the first night of the dual evening Breeders' Crown. I'll be playing live on the twitter so if you want some picks that will probably scope sick afterwards you can follow me there. As for the Crown races themselves tonight, here are a few thoughts.Race 7 - Aged [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:13 PM, Read at the source >
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Welfare and Safety Committee scrutinized the state’s rules on shockwave therapy on Thursday afternoon with a fact-finding session designed to help regulators prevent abuse of the practice. The treatment, which consists of sending short, high pressure pulses to select areas of the body, has been [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:25 PM, Read at the source >
We're told that the Gaming Facility Location Board is "closing in" on their decision on where, and to whom, to recommend the issuance of up to four casino licenses; but it won't come at Friday's closed door meeting. "We expect to be able to make a decision at our [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 8:18 AM, Read at the source >
Human athletes have been following training routines at least since the earliest version of the Olympic games began in about 950 BC.  Racehorse training also has a long history, with the sport as we know it today having its origins in 18th century England. Training of athletes has improved greatly [...]
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:00 AM, Read at the source >