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More Questions Than Answers
Via Pull the Pocket
Good day racing fans. Today it was announced another bill regarding the regulation of drugs in racing is being pushed in congress. "Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing"."USADA apparently would determine which medications, if any, can be used in racehorses on race day, including the commonly used anti-bleeding [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015 8:47 AM, Read at the source >
All That and a Dose of Thyroxine
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Arthur Hancock III: … “therapeutics” given to horses that don't need them are abusive. Let's put aside Lasix, the subject of Hancock's phrase above, and talk about thyroxine, the synthetic thyroid hormone supplement trainer Bob Baffert admitted dosing his entire stable with during a period in which seven horses under his [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015 7:17 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
WOODBINE TRACK ANNOUNCER DAN LOISELLE will call his final race in the Lady Angela Stakes on Sunday – this image by Will Wong of Virtadero heading into the sunset after a win is very fitting. Anyone who has watched races [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015 5:29 AM, Read at the source >
Even when she was just a young child, Jane Lyon knew exactly what she wanted to do in life. Tweet [...]
Fri, May 29, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
With the Triple Crown vacant since 1978, it obviously takes a rare combination of horse, connections, and circumstances to pull off one of the most difficult feats in sports. In addition to the grind of trying to win three races in five weeks, the final leg presents additional challenges — the [...]
Thu, May 28, 2015 8:04 PM, Read at the source >
Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor /.20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine MAIDEN CLAIMING $32,000 – $30,000 Purse $28,700. (Plus $11,500 – Other Sources) (Plus $5,700 – State Bred) (Plus $6,300 – Other Sources). For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And [...]
Thu, May 28, 2015 8:19 AM, Read at the source >
Good day racing fans.Lance Armstrong was interviewed recently about his love of golf, via Golf Digest:"Cycling, when I was competing was the Wild West. Nobody considered doping cheating. Anything goes, and it was every man for himself. Golf is different from the culture of cycling. You might consider me the [...]
Thu, May 28, 2015 8:11 AM, Read at the source >
On May 3, 1952, Churchill Downs conducted an experiment of sorts by partnering with CBS to broadcast the Kentucky Derby live to a national television audience for the first time. [...]
Thu, May 28, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
Insiders in horse racing are prevalent on social media, as they should be. There are many different types of folks who work with and for the horses, or racetracks, just like there are different people in all walks of life. At times - and this is true for any business [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015 12:55 PM, Read at the source >
It's Belmont time again. On American Pharoah rest the hopes and prayers of every tired soul who wants to see this Triple Crown jinx finally end after 37 years. Heck, that seems like eons, not years ago. Tom Brady was still in diapers then and Tiger Woods wasn't old enough [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015 10:27 AM, Read at the source >
What's the Over/Under on the audacity? Before Independence Day? Around Labor Day? Early October, when "getting him ready for the Breeders' Cup would be impossible, so we're going to retire him?" [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015 8:31 AM, Read at the source >
Triple Crown time usually brings story time. Often times it's about a trainers past, or an owner. Sometimes it's about the horse. A lot of times it's a whole lot of nothing. This time, a narrative is surfacing that I feel is actually a pretty important conversation to have. It's [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015 8:23 AM, Read at the source >
The New York State Gaming Commission announced a major new transparency initiative at its May 26 meeting. As a result of recommendations from the Fan Advisory Council, established in 2011 by the New York State Racing Wagering and Board—the gaming commission's predecessor—the NYSGC will now publish weekly reports from the New [...]
Wed, May 27, 2015 5:23 AM, Read at the source >
LEADING JOCKEYS AT WOODBINE by Wins 1 Eurico Rosa Da Silva 114 24 22 20 $990,968 2 Luis Contreras [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015 5:34 PM, Read at the source >
How Much Is too Much?
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Pia Catton rounds up the current discussion regarding riding crop use in a piece for the Wall Street Journal that includes this tidbit from jockey Gary Stevens on how his use of the whip changed while riding abroad: Scaling back takes attention, but it is doable, said Stevens, who raced in [...]
Tue, May 26, 2015 11:20 AM, Read at the source >