Month: August 2019

Horse racing officially returns to Colonial Downs – WHSV

NEW KENT, Va. (WWBT) — The final piece of the puzzle to the revival of Colonial Downs is in place as live horse racing makes its return. “The anticipation had been building, and people can’t wait,” Jill Byrne, vice president of racing operations, said. Officials expected more than 2,000 people to turn out for the…

As The Horse Racing Industry Eyes The Berkshires, Questions Swirl – WAMC

Berkshire leaders are considering the return of horseracing to Great Barrington. The possibility is raising a number of questions. The long dormant fairgrounds in Great Barrington could once again hear the thunder of hooves as its owners pursue an offer from Sterling Suffolk Racecourse – which operated the now-shuttered Suffolk Downs in East Boston. The…

‘We Are Ready For Change’: Top Thoroughbred Trainers Voice Support For Horseracing Integrity Act – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Todd Pletcher is among more than a dozen Thoroughbred trainers lending support to the Horseracing Integrity Act The following is an “Open Letter to the Thoroughbred Community” submitted to media outlets Friday from a group of 16 trainers:  Horse racing is at a pivotal moment in its long history in the United States. The past…

Dan’s Double: Debut Runner, Secretariat Stakes Play

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…

Tuggle Honoring Late Player Close to Parcells’ Heart

No one will ever consider Bill Parcells a touchy-feely type of guy. If anything, the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach is known for his fiery, competitive spirit and whose wrath was unleashed on any player, be it a future Hall of Famer or someone on the taxi squad, whenever he believed it was warranted. Yet if…

2019 Arlington Million Cheat Sheet

Saturday’s Arlington Million Stakes at Arlington International Racecourse is an annual highlight of the North American racing calendar, drawing some of the best turf horses from around the world to compete for the race’s namesake seven-figure purse as well as an automatic berth in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. As a Challenge Series “Win and…

Racing! More talk about conflicts – Los Angeles Times

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get to the middle of the Del Mar meeting. With a five-day racing week at Del Mar, it means we publish six days a week. So, wouldn’t you figure the one day we don’t have a newsletter we had…