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  • The Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem
    Greetings! I'm so happy to be doing some writing for TwinSpires here at the TwinSpires Edge....
    via TwinSpires on January 17, 2022 4:08 pm
  • Kentucky Derby Maiden Watch: Fromanothamutha drops in class, nabs victory
    Did you know three of the last five Kentucky Derby winners failed to break their maidens before the middle of January?...
    via TwinSpires on January 17, 2022 4:03 pm
  • Kentucky Derby and Oaks Roundup: Jan. 17, 2022
    Did you know only 110 days remain until the 2022 Kentucky Derby? Let’s round up the latest Kentucky Derby (and Kentucky Oaks) news....
    via TwinSpires on January 17, 2022 3:56 pm
  • Fast Facts on Horse Racing in Sweden
    Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in Sweden, and harness racing in particular....
    via TwinSpires on January 17, 2022 3:48 pm
  • Monday Flood
    Tackroom is full of water, maybe a pipeline broke That’s how the day started. It’s 7:07 on a cold, icy, windy Martin Luther King Day morning. Minutes later, I step and splash into the tackroom. My instinct is to call someone. Call anyone. Charles, the handiest handyman I know. Annie,...
    via This is Horse Racing on January 17, 2022 1:52 pm
  • Speedy Brickyard Ride roars back from layoff with California Cup Sprint win
    ... with California Cup Sprint win. Jay PrivmanJan 15, 2022 ... Bet the races with confidence on DRF Bets. You're one click away from the only ......
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on January 16, 2022 1:38 pm
  • Letter To The Editor: Mandella Cites Veterinarian Blea’s ‘Honor And Exceptional Care For Equine Welfare’
    The following letter from Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella is in reference to the investigation of California Horse Racing Board equine medical director Dr. Jeff Blea by the California Veterinary Medical Board and Blea being placed on administrative leave by the CHRB pending a Jan. 21 hearing.  I have...
    via Paulick Report Features on January 16, 2022 1:25 pm
  • January News: Lecomte remembered–as a sprinter?
    The G3 Lecomte Stakes for 3-year-old colts, slated to be run January 22 at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, typically kicks off the Road to the Kentucky Derby series of races at the historic Fair Grounds Race Course. Yet this season the track instituted in December the new Gun...
    via Turf History Times on January 16, 2022 12:11 pm
  • Where's Jack London?
    Brutal out there, 13 degrees. Rising to 24 by noon. Snow to commence at 1:00. Temperature will rise to 30 by 6 p.m. and strangely climb to 42 by midnight, snow is meant to turn to ice and then subside by tomorrow afternoon.  In the spring, summer and fall, we...
    via This is Horse Racing on January 16, 2022 6:44 am
  • Fast Draw Munnings catches Straight Up G in California Cup Derby
    ... Up G in California Cup Derby. Jay PrivmanJan 15, 2022 ... Bet the races with confidence on DRF Bets. You're one click away from the only ......
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on January 15, 2022 6:54 pm
  • One Turn
    The New York Racing Association announced that they’re rebuilding the Wilson Chute at Saratoga. I wish I could ask Allen Jerkens what he thinks.  I do remember it being revitalized in the early 90s and it didn’t work very well. Rough races. Short fields. If I remember correctly.  Will a...
    via This is Horse Racing on January 15, 2022 8:47 am
  • Winter Wonderland
    Here it comes.  Sunday. Low, 14. High, 39. Snow, 100%. Winter Storm Watch. Heavy snow mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are most likely, with up to 8 inches. Ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch are possible. Winds could gust as...
    via This is Horse Racing on January 14, 2022 5:03 pm
  • 2022 Gasparilla Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Gasparilla Stakes field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 14, 2022 9:53 am
  • Friday Show Presented By PHBA: ‘Jockey’ Takes Film Audience On Compelling Ride
    With “Jockey,” Clint Bentley's directorial debut has made a big impression on critics and movie audiences that have had the opportunity to see it prior to its national release later this year. Actor Clifton Collins Jr. won a Best Actor award at the Sundance Film Festival, where “Jockey” debuted last...
    via Paulick Report Features on January 13, 2022 6:10 pm
  • Turn Green
    Keeneland January rolling along. I had about seven on my short list, one failed a scope, two were lacking scope and size, two weren’t good enough on second look, one went for $210,000, one went for $700,000… At Fasig-Tipton July, Doug Cauthen turned to me after being outgunned on another...
    via This is Horse Racing on January 13, 2022 10:51 am
  • Making Claims: Submitting Eclipse Votes While Navigating The White-Haired Elephant In The Room
    In “Making Claims,” Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills shares his opinions on the Thoroughbred industry from the breeding and sales arenas to the racing world and beyond. My Eclipse Awards ballot is shared publicly as a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters' bloc of voters, so in...
    via Paulick Report Features on January 11, 2022 4:37 pm
  • DECISION TIME FOR OWNERS OF BAFFERT-TRAINED TRIPLE CROWN CONTENDERS
    The recent Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita racetrack was won by Newgrange with Rockefeller finishing second.  Both colts are trained by Bob Baffert and neither colt earned points to enter the 2022 Kentucky Derby. Mr. Baffert has been suspended by Churchill Downs from running horses at the track...
    via Horse Racing Business on January 11, 2022 6:00 am
  • 2022 Tropical Turf Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Tropical Turf Stakes field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on January 7, 2022 10:06 am
  • Betting the Same 💵
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on January 5, 2022 8:53 am
  • Taking Stock: Varola, Hewitt Discuss Vaguely Noble & Caro
    If you are a student of pedigrees, you'll know of Franco Varola and Abram S. Hewitt. If not, take my word for it that they were two giants in the field of pedigree research, and both were excellent writers. Varola, an Italian whose first name was Francesco, is known for...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on January 4, 2022 1:35 pm
  • PARALLEL UNIVERSES
    Over the New Year’s weekend, I watched as television news carried worrisome stories about the COVID-19 Omicron variant spiking to record levels and causing overcrowded conditions at hospitals, exacerbated by absent Omicron-infected healthcare employees. In one report, a distraught medical doctor pleaded for people to get vaccinated, although he lamented...
    via Horse Racing Business on January 4, 2022 6:00 am
  • Preakness winner Rombauer retired from racing
    Jay PrivmanJan 03, 2022 ... DRF Bets players get free Daily Racing Form Past Performances and up to 5% weekly cashback. Click to learn more....
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on January 3, 2022 7:30 pm
  • Road to the 2022 Kentucky Derby: Smarty Jones Stakes analysis - Daily Racing Form
    Jay PrivmanJan 03, 2022 ... KENTUCKY DERBY 2022: Point standings, prep schedule, news, and more. IGNITIS, who was third, hopped slightly at the ......
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on January 3, 2022 4:02 pm
  • Road to the 2022 Kentucky Derby: Sham Stakes analysis
    ... the 2022 Kentucky Derby: Sham Stakes analysis. Jay PrivmanJan 02, 2022 ... KENTUCKY DERBY 2022: Point standings, prep schedule, news, and more....
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on January 3, 2022 7:14 am
  • He never saw the new year
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on January 1, 2022 2:35 pm