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  • Seven longshots to consider on 2022 Arc Day
    Amid all the leading lights on Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) card at ParisLongchamp, there could be a few about to step out of the shadows....
    via TwinSpires on October 1, 2022 4:18 pm
  • Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Day: Tasso can repeat
    The richest day in European racing always provides numerous opportunities for bettors....
    via TwinSpires on October 1, 2022 11:27 am
  • View From the Eighth Pole: Racing And A Much-Needed Women’s Movement
    “Could this moment turn into a movement?” That was the question asked by Stephanie Hronis to introduce the first Horse Racing Women's Summit, held Sept. 28-30 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Hronis, a partner in California-based Hronis Racing, came up with the idea for the summit and chaired the...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 30, 2022 4:52 pm
  • Legends Of Steeplechase: Cheekily-Named Good Night Shirt A ‘Horse Of A Lifetime’
    Sonny Via remembers feeling a little shy, almost sheepish, at cocktail hour before collecting the 2007 Eclipse Award. His Good Night Shirt had run away with the voting that year, winning three grade 1's – second in another. The horse was clearly best. Via says he felt almost like an...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 30, 2022 2:15 pm
  • 2022 Laurel Futurity Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Laurel Futurity field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on September 30, 2022 9:55 am
  • The Rulez
    It's a fun day on the twitter today, because of a rider named Christophe Soumillion, who, with his best Tom Wilson impression, decided to elbow another rider off a horse. Not while they were hanging around the paddock, or behind the gate. No, while they were going 35 miles per...
    via Pull the Pocket on September 30, 2022 9:20 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What Makes Up The Thoroughbred Makeover?
    The Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover is a broad-spanning showcase of just how many different vocations an ex-racehorse can have once their days on the track are over, but what exactly those vocations entail might be a foreign concept for those who are used to seeing horses just run fast...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 29, 2022 11:04 pm
  • Taking Stock: Dr. Settle’s Dream is a Winner
    Was it divine intervention? As the story goes, sometime in late 1923 or early 1924, a Kentucky pastor, Rev. Dr. Thomas Settle, convinced some state legislators in Frankfort not to end legalized gambling in Kentucky by repealing parimutuel wagering, much to the relief of the Kentucky Jockey Club and other...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on September 27, 2022 3:06 pm
  • juvenile champ good magic is conjuring up success among freshmen sires of 2022 with iroquois stakes victor
    Juvenile champions are an elite subset of the population, and for many years now, Coolmore has made a project of …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on September 27, 2022 10:12 am
  • CHEATING IN HORSE RACING, OTHER SPORTS, AND, YES, EVEN CHESS
    This past weekend, media reported that the Pennsylvania Racing Commission had stopped several cars entering PARX racetrack in Philadelphia and discovered syringes and an electrical device.  Déjà vu: this is eerily similar to an incident at PARX in 2021 that resulted in a two-year suspension of a trainer. Earlier in...
    via Horse Racing Business on September 27, 2022 7:00 am
  • Parx and Recreation
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on September 23, 2022 8:28 pm
  • 2022 Cotillion Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Cotillion Stakes field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on September 23, 2022 9:27 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Track Announcer Chris Griffin On Parx Racing’s Big Day
    The Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia from May to September 1787 to draft a Constitution that's been the guiding light for our country's democracy. Gouverneur Morris put the finishing touches on the document with a Preamble that begins, “We the people of the United States, in order to form a...
    via Paulick Report Features on September 22, 2022 10:17 pm
  • A Note From Our Publisher: Your Support Plays A Vital Role In Our Future
    Paulick Report prides itself on offering independent coverage of the horse industry. We have been financially sustained since our founding in 2008 solely through advertising sales. Times have changed. Our future will depend on new sources of revenue in addition to ad sales. We are not putting up a paywall....
    via Paulick Report Features on September 22, 2022 8:19 pm
  • Looking Deeper Into the Mail-It-In Race
    For those of us who like to try and scope out pick 4 and 5 tickets, we all know the mail-it-in race. It's a race where nothing particularly catches our eye, and the logicals look, well, logical. In our mind we convince ourselves we can get by with the 2,...
    via Pull the Pocket on September 20, 2022 12:00 pm
  • “I’M NOT A PEDIGREE GUY,” KENNY McPEEK
    While reading a media report of 30 yearlings being auctioned for more than a million dollars each in the first week of the Keeneland fall sale, I thought of what trainer Kenny McPeek said in an interview during the recent Saratoga meet about his approach to buying racehorse prospects: “I’m...
    via Horse Racing Business on September 20, 2022 7:00 am
  • a pair of g1-winning juveniles are making arrogate’s legacy even more bittersweet
    How soon they forget! Had this year’s leading juveniles been switched with last year’s, what headlines would the papers be …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on September 19, 2022 10:13 am
  • 2022 Natalma Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Natalma Stakes field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on September 16, 2022 9:36 am
  • Analyzing Mistakes, Even if You Win
    I got a cool piece of advice many years ago about watching horses. I was told to watch them jog back to the winners circle after a win. Picture the way that horse looks, and apply it to your analysis before the race. If you haven't tried it before, give...
    via Pull the Pocket on September 15, 2022 10:04 am
  • Saratoga Season wrap up
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on September 14, 2022 1:58 pm
  • Taking Stock: David Ingordo and Flightline
    David Ingordo of Lane's End Bloodstock doesn't smile much, and when he does, it's usually a half-smile. But he does have a sense of humor. On Sunday afternoon, he was spotted at Keeneland outside the Lane's End consignment wearing a gray vest with the name “David DeVaux” embroidered on the...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on September 13, 2022 4:12 pm
  • CHURCHILL DOWNS, INC. PARTNERS WITH FANDUEL
    On September 8, 2022, Churchill Downs, Inc. and FanDuel Group announced a multi-year partnership that “includes Wagering Rights to Horse Racing Content, Totalizator Services, Certain Television and Media Rights and a Kentucky Derby Sponsorship.”  While most people with a connection to horse racing know that Churchill Downs owns casinos and...
    via Horse Racing Business on September 13, 2022 7:00 am
  • phipps family breeding is at the bottom of flightline’s ascent toward greatness
    To win a race so impressively that it’s fleetingly compared to one of the great events, like Secretariat’s Belmont Stakes, …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on September 12, 2022 12:56 pm
  • 2022 Del Mar Debutante Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Del Mar Debutante field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on September 9, 2022 9:42 am
  • DRF's Horse Racing Playbook for Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Daily Racing Form
    Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to ......
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on September 8, 2022 4:55 am