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  • Special Saturday
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on August 13, 2022 9:18 am
  • The Big Wam eyes Del Mar Futurity after Graduation Stakes win - Daily Racing Form
    Jay Privman @DRFPrivman. Recap of @DelMarRacing's Graduation Stakes, won by The Big Wam, who overcame some early trouble to prevail under ......
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on August 13, 2022 4:37 am
  • Del Mar Summer: Sadler’s Life In The Fast Lane With Flightline
    John Sadler has had some very good horses throughout his 45-year training career, going back to the speedy roan filly, Melair, who upset Preakness winner Snow Chief in the 1986 Silver Screen Handicap at Hollywood Park. He's saddled the winners of 44 Grade 1 races and his runners have earned...
    via Paulick Report Features on August 12, 2022 5:16 pm
  • The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Should HISA Be An ‘Open Book’?
    Joe Gorajec, retired after a lengthy career as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, wrote in a commentary earlier this week that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has failed to operate with the same transparency shown by state agencies that historically have regulated the sport. Since Gorajec's...
    via Paulick Report Features on August 12, 2022 10:59 am
  • 2022 Arlington Million Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Arlington Million field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on August 12, 2022 9:46 am
  • Empire Friday
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on August 12, 2022 8:29 am
  • Procrastination can't delay from rail in Sorrento Stakes - Daily Racing Form
    Saturday's Race of the Day is Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap. @DRF_DanIllman and @DRF_Beer analyze here on #DRFTV #DRF ... Jay Privman @DRFPrivman....
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on August 11, 2022 9:01 pm
  • Voss: Lovers Of Good News Stories, Rejoice
    Most of the time, you'll see new sponsored series pop up on our website without a lot of fanfare. Maybe we'll put an intro on the first piece explaining what we endeavor for the series to cover, but that's about it. That's why I want to tell you the story...
    via Paulick Report Features on August 11, 2022 8:52 pm
  • Cohens' big bet Ultimate Gamble makes debut Saturday - Daily Racing Form
    DRF's Del Mar headquarters – Stakes schedule, previews, recaps, past performances, and more ... Jay Privman @DRFPrivman....
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on August 11, 2022 8:01 pm
  • Saratoga Springs: It’s John Morrissey’s Town, We’re Just Living In It
    In our previous post about Saratoga summer reading, we highlighted several book options for reading about John Morrissey, the Irish-born pugilist from nearby Troy who founded the Saratoga track. Aside from the race course, we recently visited other sites around town that continue to honor Morrissey’s memory. The building known...
    via Turf History Times on August 11, 2022 1:33 pm
  • Waiting on the Weekend
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on August 10, 2022 11:02 pm
  • Big Wam has big figure edge in Graduation Stakes - Daily Racing Form
    Big Wam has big figure edge in Graduation Stakes. Jay PrivmanAug 10, 2022 ... DRF Race of the Day for Wednesday, August 10. SARATOGA, Race 10...
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on August 10, 2022 10:13 am
  • Halfway There
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on August 10, 2022 12:28 am
  • Mr. Wireless Headlines Churchill's Inaugural Fort Larned Stakes - Horse Racing News
    Jay Privman @DRFPrivman. Ironic this named horse sells on day @caCHRB comes out with edict requiring frequent media members get licensed, ......
    via Jay Privman - Daily Racing Form on August 9, 2022 8:56 pm
  • Gorajec: In Early Stages Of Its Existence, HISA Fails Transparency Test
    The new Horseracing Integrity andYou Safety Authority (HISA), despite repeated pledges of transparency, has failed to disclose even the most basic information about its own manner of governance.  This failure is well below the standards and practices of state racing commissions. Background On July 5, 2022, Marty Irby, executive director...
    via Paulick Report Features on August 9, 2022 3:20 pm
  • U. S. PARI-MUTUEL HANDLE COMPARED TO U. S. GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT
    Gross domestic product or GDP is often used as a benchmark to evaluate how well an industry or a company is performing.  I quantified how closely pari-mutuel handle for flat racing in the United States has mimicked U. S. GDP in the twenty-first century. The correlation between the annual growth...
    via Horse Racing Business on August 9, 2022 7:00 am
  • Letter To The Editor: Zedan Attorney Responds To Paulick Report Story On Medina Spirit OOCT
    Dear Editor: This letter is to briefly address the “House of Cards” article by Natalie Voss relating to Medina Spirit's pre-race screening. Ms. Voss focused on the pre-race screening testing for Medina Spirit performed by Industrial Labs on April 18, 2021, preceding the May 1, 2021 Kentucky Derby. As now...
    via Paulick Report Features on August 8, 2022 9:31 pm
  • stakes-winning double for the late champion arrogate boosts the stallion on the second-crop list of leading sires
    With stakes winners on the West Coast and the East Coast on successive days, at Del Mar on July 28 and at …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on August 8, 2022 10:36 am
  • Sunday Funday
    Real Writing on Racing 💯...
    via Going in Circles on August 7, 2022 10:27 am
  • 2022 Whitney Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Whitney Stakes field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on August 5, 2022 10:46 am
  • Taking Stock: Sharp as a Tack
    Pan the camera away from Saratoga and Del Mar, where the glamorous juveniles debut one after another, and focus for a moment on two lower-profile tracks that hosted two eye-popping performances this weekend. On Saturday at Prairie Meadows, Tyler's Tribe, a 2-year-old Iowa-bred gelding by Sharp Azteca (Freud), won the...
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on August 2, 2022 1:54 pm
  • haskell exacta offers continuing insight on gun runner’s elevation to leading sire
    With a one-two finish in the Grade 1 Haskell on July 23, Cyberknife defeating Tiaba by a head, leading sire …Continue reading →...
    via Bloodstock in the Blue Grass on August 2, 2022 8:25 am
  • DISCONNECT BETWEEN RACING RETAILER AND RACING PRODUCER
    The Fasig-Tipton 2022 Saratoga auction of selected yearlings is being held on August 8 and 9.  Last year, 135 yearlings were sold for an average price of $488,556 and a median price of $350,000. In 2021, the average yearling auction price in the United States was $80,145, with a median...
    via Horse Racing Business on August 2, 2022 7:00 am
  • 2022 Jim Dandy Stakes Cheatsheet
    Detailed analysis of the 2022 Jim Dandy Stakes field by Vance Hanson of TwinSpires....
    via Hello Race Fans! on July 29, 2022 9:43 am
  • July 28, 2022
    Yesterday was a sad day at the farm. We had to say goodbye to two valiant elders. We were coming to love them both very much. Swain and Dumaani lived most of their lives at Shadwell Farm until they joined … Continue reading →...
    via Old Friends on July 28, 2022 5:22 pm