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  • Breeders' Cup: Six under-the-radar internationals to watch
    Aside from the big names, a few internationals not as well-known stateside are worth a look....
    via TwinSpires on October 21, 2021 5:29 pm
  • Breeders' Cup: Three Del Mar trends identified from Challenge races
    Nuggets of information from Del Mar that could yield dividends during Breeders' Cup weekend....
    via TwinSpires on October 21, 2021 3:25 pm
  • Vulnerable favorites for the 2021 Breeders' Cup
    There are multiple deserving favorites on Breeders' Cup weekend, but also some that could be vulnerable....
    via TwinSpires on October 21, 2021 2:59 pm
  • FOR THE GOOD OF RACING, ANYBODY BUT BB IN THE BREEDERS’ CUP WINNERS CIRCLE
    The Breeders’ Cup trustees have decided that embattled trainer Bob Baffert will be permitted to run his horses in the 2021 Breeders’ Cup races at Del Mar. The potential public-relations damage to horse racing is huge. Mr. Baffert has the highest name recognition in American horse racing and is arguably...
    via Horse Racing Business on October 20, 2021 7:00 am
  • View From The Eighth Pole: Of Rulings And Squeaky Clean Racing
    We get questions all the time from readers about rumored drug positives or possible suspensions of trainers. It's seldom easy tracking down official rulings since there is no single, all-encompassing resource that provides timely, up-to-date information on such things. In another era, Daily Racing Form was the go-to publication for...
    via Paulick Report Features on October 19, 2021 5:57 pm
  • Monday Afternoon High
    Starting to come off the Far Hills high, but just. Awesome day of racing, albeit smaller fields for lesser purses but still refreshing to be back at American steeplechasing’s championship day.  Now, it’s back to work. Nothing like going back to work after a weekend winner.  City Dreamer won the...
    via This is Horse Racing on October 18, 2021 3:49 pm
  • rattle n roll ‘connects’ his sire with the leader board in the freshman sire race
    Victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland made Rattle N Roll the first Grade 1 winner for his …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on October 18, 2021 2:44 pm
  • Everyone Loses Sometimes, Plus There's Always Perspective
    Yesterday, for the second week in a row, the sportsbooks got killed. Public teams like Dallas pretty much sealed their fate. Chip must be pretty excited for those Boys, and I think he should be. The last team I watched get pass rush protection like that were the Panthers, and they...
    via Pull the Pocket on October 18, 2021 12:46 pm
  • Gambling Content in Racing? An Ode to the Horseplayer Monthly
    I've been thinking about wagering, handicapping and gambling content this week. The topic has been front and center with Nico's great twitter thread about gambling versus picks, and Woodbridge's thoughts on the sports betting content space.  With so much corporate-type content, sometimes it's hard to find pure gambling content, in...
    via Pull the Pocket on October 16, 2021 1:43 pm
  • Diversity in the Saddle Towel Game
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on October 16, 2021 11:08 am
  • Far Hills
    Christmas Eve. The Far Hills Steeplechase is tomorrow.  Like everyone involved in American steeplechasing, the New Jersey race meet has rocked my world from the beginning. Back when we called it Essex and it was a country meet, complete with pony races and mud slides down the hill. My dad...
    via This is Horse Racing on October 15, 2021 6:09 pm
  • 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on October 15, 2021 9:16 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Giving Horses And People A Second Chance
    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is our industry's oldest charitable organization devoted to aftercare, launched in 1982 by Monique Koehler and providing sanctuary or second careers to thousands of horses in the decades that followed. Aftercare has grown significantly since the TRF's founding, in the number of organizations that provide opportunities...
    via Paulick Report Features on October 14, 2021 10:28 pm
  • October News: On This Day in History (October 15) at Keeneland Race Course
    Annually in October, racing returns to Kentucky’s storied Keeneland track that is now celebrating its 85th year. On this day of October 15th in 1936–a Friday–Keeneland launched its inaugural race meeting lasting nine days and premiered its tote board, the first of its kind utilized in the state of Kentucky. The...
    via Turf History Times on October 14, 2021 8:01 pm
  • A Simple Rule From DFS for Making Pick N Tickets
    There was a pretty decent discussion on the twitter last night about making better ticket decisions with your handicapping. There's a school of thought out there that learning to find value is difficult (it is), so newer players would have a super-difficult time with it and go broke faster. IOW,...
    via Pull the Pocket on October 13, 2021 1:03 pm
  • BAFFERT, MEYER, AND GRUDEN
    Bob Baffert is factually the most accomplished American trainer of Thoroughbred racehorses in the long history of the sport.  Similarly, Urban Meyer coached three collegiate football teams to national championships, which puts him in the upper echelon of college coaches historically.  John Gruden is not in the “great” category of...
    via Horse Racing Business on October 13, 2021 6:00 am
  • Taking Stock: Liam’s Map Flying Unbridled’s Song Flag
    We've been waiting a long time for a high-class son of Unbridled's Song to make a statement at stud and stick around to carry his name forward in pedigrees, and that horse appears to be Lane's End's Liam's Map, who got his fourth Grade l winner over the weekend. Unbridled's...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on October 12, 2021 1:12 pm
  • hanging by a thread: less is not more in sport
    In winning the premier events for 2-year-old colts on each coast in the U.S. over the weekend, Corniche (by Quality Road) …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on October 12, 2021 3:28 am
  • Virginia Fall
    Beautiful day of racing at Virginia Fall Saturday. Perhaps, the biggest crowd I’ve seen there, the cars stretched over the hill and into the knoll of general admission, the tailgates went up and toward the last fences. Overcast skies. Good ground. Competitive racing. Storm Team jumped electrically to win the...
    via This is Horse Racing on October 11, 2021 11:32 am
  • Wild Times at the Other Lexington Meet, Thus Far
    Keeneland's meet began yesterday and I got to watch a couple of races. Fields were deep and the crowd seemed to be good. The meet started off fairly well. During the polytrack phase, where chalk would win around 1 of 3 races, there'd be some grumbling based on curious results. I...
    via Pull the Pocket on October 9, 2021 12:06 pm
  • Doubleheader
    Braves vs. Pirates. Nine o'clock start. Catharpin.  Virginia Fall Races. One o'clock start. Glenwood Park. Perfect.   Miles in the opener. Lemonade Thursday and Tweny Years On in the finale.  In the words of my friend, George Baker, must dash. Enjoy the day. For more from The Inside Rail, check out the...
    via This is Horse Racing on October 9, 2021 6:59 am
  • the elder stakesmen of racing give us reason to cheer
    Fans of the sport and others involved in racing have to listen to a lot of foolishness from those with …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on October 8, 2021 3:11 pm
  • 2021 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2021 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes field by J. Keeler Johnson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on October 8, 2021 9:54 am
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: A Racetrack’s Private Property Rights
    What does it mean when a racetrack – as opposed to a board of stewards or racing commission – suspends or excludes a trainer from its facilities? That's what happened a week ago when Gulfstream Park suspended five trainers for allegedly violating house rules regarding the use of clenbuterol. This...
    via Paulick Report Features on October 7, 2021 7:29 pm
  • 370 to go
    Three quarters down, one to go. Minus five days of course....
    via This is Horse Racing on October 6, 2021 9:56 am