Month: August 2019

2019 TVG Pacific Classic Cheat Sheet

The Road to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships makes a stop at one of racing’s premier venues this Saturday for Del Mar’s signature race, the $1 million, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic Stakes. As a Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifier, the Grade 1, 1 ¼-mile Pacific Classic presents its winner with a…

Lawmakers assure Great Barrington officials: Local permits required to reintroduce horse racing at Fairgrounds | – theberkshireedge.com

Great Barrington — In an attempt to allay concerns and inject an additional measure of transparency into the process, the selectboard has sought answers from state lawmakers regarding a bill pending on Beacon Hill that would theoretically allow the return of horse racing to the Great Barrington Fairgrounds. Thoroughbred horse racing at the Great Barrington…

Business, horse-racing worlds remember Rob Marcocchio – Chicago Daily Herald

As a teenager growing up in Toronto, Robert Marcocchio was intrigued by horse-racing. Not riding thoroughbreds, necessarily. But his facility with numbers fit right in with handicapping racehorses, according to his longtime friend, former TV news anchor Ron Magers.                                                                                                                                                …

Racing! A new day at Santa Anita – Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we congratulate Flavien Prat for five victories Saturday. Apparently, when The Stronach Group announced Thursday that Aidan Butler was the new acting executive director of California racing operations, I missed the significance of what happened. I just thought they were…