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  • tarifa is yet another smart performer for a female family that is lighting up
    With a brave victory in the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Tarifa put …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on February 26, 2024 8:53 am
  • Recognizing Market Moves in Racing Are Never Easy
    Crunk noted the offshore pricing on Tarif in the Rachel Alexandra at FG a couple of weeks ago in an informative tweet; namely, the horse was never 6-1 like she was on the tote. Learning how a game is played in today's world is really important to our ROI and it's...
    via Pull the Pocket on February 25, 2024 4:31 pm
  • NFL Salary Cap Increases, Kinda Like Purse Increases, Not Really
    They announced the NFL salary cap has ballooned to $255M in 2024, an increase of about 100% since 2014. It's staggering. This increase has its pluses and minuses. The good:Teams can spend more on their star players that were destined to leave, if they wish. If there's enough cap room to sign...
    via Pull the Pocket on February 23, 2024 1:27 pm
  • upwardly mobile no more time scores an important victory in his challenge for the classics
    With a game victory in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 10, No …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on February 22, 2024 2:25 pm
  • New blog available
    via Sid Fernando + Observations on February 21, 2024 9:08 pm
  • Bettors are Easier to Find When You Know Who You Are
    Penn Gaming recently signed a deal with ESPN, booting the previously partnered Barstool Sports. Leaving aside the megabucks involved, it's appeared to have paid some dividends. Today, they announced ESPN Bet drove about 1 million first time sign ups in Q4, which is more than they budgeted for the entire year....
    via Pull the Pocket on February 16, 2024 2:34 pm
  • miss andretti became an international superstar because of her owner’s faith in dreams of glory
    In the world of racing, travel offers the opportunity of meeting new friends and spending time with old ones. The …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on February 12, 2024 4:01 pm
  • There's a Place for Sharp Bettor Education, Sharp Money and Sharp Action
    Back in 1998, when the online sportsbook boom was in its nascent stage, Pinnacle Sports was created in Curacao. This online sportsbook was different, because it didn't push signup bonuses or anything flashy, it simply decided to offer high limits and good odds. For a hundred or more years -110/-110 odds...
    via Pull the Pocket on February 6, 2024 2:17 pm
  • The Ballad of Mac and Zach
    It is that time of year: commence with the re-hangs! This time, though, the permanent collection has been displayed in a chronological approach rather than thematic. Not to worry, many favorites are still on view, but we like (and need!) to shake things up a bit occasionally. It is what...
    via Drawing Covert on February 6, 2024 11:36 am
  • warm heart’s performance in the pegasus turf conjures memories of record holder kostroma
    Despite her romantic name, Warm Heart (by Galileo) cut down her competition to win the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on February 5, 2024 8:05 pm
  • Remind Me Because I'm Dumb - Why Does The Sport of Horse Racing Need "Influencers" Again?
    I'm the first to admit I don't get this trend of tracks hiring influencers to, do what I am not certain, but this week's chatter about Alix Earle (yes, I had to google this person) made me want to at least think about it a little. I did. And I have...
    via Pull the Pocket on January 31, 2024 5:06 pm
  • lecomte winner track phantom is the latest classic prospect for leading sire quality road
    Considered by many as a moveable feast, the Kentucky Derby is more of a moving target for owners and trainers …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on January 29, 2024 3:16 pm
  • What Did You Read? Paulick Report’s Top Horse Racing Stories Of 2023
    As we close the book on 2023, it's time for our traditional look back on the most popular stories of the year by traffic, as measured by Google Analytics. We've done this for nine years now (see previous editions of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022). It was a tough year in...
    via Paulick Report Features on December 31, 2023 1:56 pm
  • Rejected: 2023 Paulick Report Story Ideas That Didn’t Make The Cut
    The end of the year is often a time for reflection. As the racing calendar winds down, the staff here at the Paulick Report sit down and begins plotting out editorial content for the new year – new subjects that merit our trademark investigative reporting, and new series that we...
    via Paulick Report Features on December 28, 2023 4:31 pm