Month: August 2019

Where Have All the Race Horses Gone? – The New York Times

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Last month in the Lake George Stakes, horse players were presented with a rare sure thing, even if was not going to be profitable: a horse trained by Chad Brown was going to win. In fact, it was better than that, Brown’s horses were a lock to run first, second and…

Dan’s Double: Intriguing Duo at Saratoga

Dan’s Double of the Week, featuring handicapping analysis from America’s Best Racing’s New York correspondent Dan Tordjman, is brought to you by Horseplayers.com, the official online qualifying site of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and National Horseplayers Championship (NHC). Horseplayers.com offers low-cost feeders every day and BCBC and NHC qualifiers every weekend, and it’s the only site where…

Dates for horse racing next year draw criticism – Los Angeles Times

The desire to cut the amount of horse racing in California was put on hold by the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday, when it decided to postpone the decision on dark weeks and Los Alamitos. Instead, the CHRB awarded dates to just Santa Anita and Del Mar. The action came during an angst-filled meeting…

Identifying Win Contenders in Competitive Travers

The 150th running of the $1.25 million, Grade 1  Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course once again appears to be the crown jewel of summer racing. Nicknamed the “Midsummer Derby,” this year’s Travers features Tax and Tacitus, the one-two finishers in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes run last month at Saratoga. Also entered is Grade 1…

Grants Pass horse racing boosts local business – KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

[embedded content] GRANTS PASS, Ore – Local horse racing company ‘TMB Racing’ signed a contract with Josephine County yesterday to use a portion of the fairgrounds this fall. However, the fairgrounds isn’t the only one benefiting from the deal. For years businesses near the fairgrounds have marked local horse racing on their calendars. Restaurants, bars and…

Columbus Horse Racing Charts Aug. 17 | College – Columbus Telegram

First Race, Purse $4;600, Claiming $5,000, 3 yo’s & up, Six And A Half Furlongs (Post Position);(Horse);(Jockey);(Odds) 5;Siblyline;Cunningham;2.20 3;Book the Band;Bethke;2.80 2;Foxy Twist;Pusac;3.90 4;Bella Dancerella;Wood;1.80 1;Flew Da Coop; Luark;8.10 $2 Mutuels: 5;Siblyline $6.40;$3.00 3;Book the Band $3.20 2;Foxy Twist Exacta (5-3) $6.60 Second Race, Purse $3,400; Claiming $2,500, 3 yo’s & up, Six And A…

Indian Relay Celebrates History And Culture Through Horse Racing – NPR

Raedeyn Teton, left, and Jessica Broncho, race side-by-side in an Indian Relay on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. Russel Daniels/KUER hide caption toggle caption Russel Daniels/KUER Raedeyn Teton, left, and Jessica Broncho, race side-by-side in an Indian Relay on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. Russel Daniels/KUER It’s a windy, hazy summer…

Racing! CHRB to take up new racing dates – Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ponder fewer racing dates in 2020. Is it too soon to think about next year’s racing schedule? Actually, it’s a little late. On Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board plans to meet at Del Mar to discuss the racing…

Del Mar History: Victor Espinoza’s Unforgettable Seven-Win Day

When a jockey wins two races in a single afternoon, he’s enjoyed a successful day. Three wins signifies a banner afternoon and four is bound to generate buzz among racing fans and horseplayers. But how about seven wins in a single day? Only on the rarest of occasions will a jockey embark on such a…