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HRN Original Blog:
Bada Bing Inc.
Posted Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tony Bada Bing provides his thoughts and reflections after hitting Saratoga's first Pick 5 sequence of the meet
Posted Saturday, July 19, 2014
In this brief video shot entirely with his iPhone, Tony Bada Bing, provides some sights and sounds from the Spa's 151 season opener.
Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014
A handful of Saratoga dirt finds its way to a Cambridge cemetery, where Tony Bada Bing's father is buried.
Posted Monday, July 14, 2014
In his first visit to Delaware Park, Tony Bada Bing shares his experience briefly in words and video.
Posted Saturday, July 12, 2014
A former $35,000 claimer, Belle Gallantey becomes a Grade 1 winner taking down 1-5 favorite, Princess of Sylmar.
Posted Monday, June 09, 2014
Tony Bada Bing reflects on gambling from bettors to horse owners in the wake of California Chrome's disappointing Belmont Stakes finish and his owner's pre-apology rant.
Posted Saturday, June 07, 2014
In the second most anticipated race of the day, Princess of Sylmar, Beholder and Closes Hatches make for a star-studded Phipps field.
Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014
California Chrome, through his official Twitter account, provided insights into everything from the type of music he enjoys to pre-race trash talk.
Posted Saturday, May 17, 2014
Tony Bada Bing recaps the greatest Preakness Stakes ever, 25 years later...
Posted Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Whatever way you spell it, superstitions play a vital role in sports including the misspelling of California's Crome's saddlecloth
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Tony Bada Bing began his lifelong quest of finding winners more than 35 years ago as a fifth grade student. This is when his grandfather first took him to the many Off Track Betting facilities sprinkled throughout Long Island, NY. While many kids his age were clamoring to hit the beach or an amusement park during summer vacation, Bada Bing was spending it in stuffy, smoked-filled rooms filled with retirees and reprobates listening to Marshall Cassidy on tape delay calling Saratoga.

This passion was further lit by his father, who took Bada Bing to East Boston's Suffolk Downs, only after Bada Bing learned to read the Racing Form. For most of his young adult life a summer rotation of NY OTB, Suffolk, and the now shuddered Rockingham Park in Salem, NH filled his betting days. 

Notable winners along the way: Willow Hour's and Runaway Groom's Travers wins as well as Derby winners Grindstone, Thunder Gulch (which he called in print the day before) and Super Saver. His latest quest is to hit the Kentucky Derby superfecta.

Bada Bing plays tournaments at Derby Wars, bets through several account wagering sites and has blogged about Thoroughbred racing for the past four years. He prefers the bigger meets of NYRA and California as well as seasonal meets of Gulfstream, Churchill and Oaklawn. He likes vertical, multirace wagers like Pick 4s.

He has produced several Horse Racing Nation videos, in addition to blogging. He can be found at Twitter @tonycbadabing. While away from the track Bada Bing enjoys time with his wife, who tolerates and supports his passion, and his two children.