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  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 2 days ago
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  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 2 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Bada Bing Inc.
Posted Thursday, July 30, 2015
I take a look back at Wednesday's Saratoga card, a winning bet and a lucky rider.
Posted Sunday, June 07, 2015
American Pharoah's Triple Crown feat places him among the most elite athletes, the ones who show us true greatness.
Posted Thursday, June 04, 2015
Tony Bada Bing and Matt Shifman go Point/Counterpoint: Will American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?
Posted Saturday, May 02, 2015
Tony Bada Bing's search for peace through the elusive Kentucky Derby wager
Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tony Bada Bing and his twitter friends came up with some fun proposition bets for this year's Run for the Roses.
Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Here is Tony Bada Bing's quick take on all twenty potential Kentucky Derby entrants before post position draw, weather, injuries and/or late scratches.
Posted Friday, January 23, 2015
Well, this year's Super Bowl hype looks to be all about lost air, deflated balls and such and the horse racing world better take notice - nobody likes cheaters!
Posted Sunday, November 02, 2014
Stewards non-call following Bayern's "interference" in America's richest Thoroughbred horse race is just one in a series of CHRB missteps outlined in this open letter to the board.
Posted Saturday, November 01, 2014
Not even in your TV picture screen for most of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, Bobby's Kitten closesd fastest of all to give trainer Chad Brown his third win of the championship weekend.
Posted Saturday, October 18, 2014
The horses that run for our pleasure need more than we're giving them.
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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.

 

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