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  • Stellar Wind (9-2) overtakes a battling Beholder (1-9) in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1).Posted 9 hours ago
  • Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 11 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 11 hours ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 13 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 15 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Bada Bing Inc.
Posted Monday, July 18, 2016
The storied track will host meeting #152 this Friday to the happy hearts of fans and bettors alike.
Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Tony Bada Bing says thanks to Churchill Downs.
Posted Sunday, May 01, 2016
King of Prussia Stable returns to Kentucky Oaks with their Mo d'Amour.
Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015
Mongolian connections celebrated as Mongolian Saturday held on to capture the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.
Posted Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Even with last year's winner and third place finishers entered, the Turf Sprint looks like a wide open affair.
Posted Saturday, August 08, 2015
Honor Code closed fast and furious to run down Liam's Map to win the 2015 Whitney Stakes.
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
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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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