• Tequilita (5-2) returns to the winner's circle in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Sharp Azteca (1-2) draws clear in the Grade 2 Kelso.Posted 23 hours ago
  • West Coast (4-5) leaves the field far behind in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 23 hours ago
  • It Tiz Well (5-1) bests Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 1 day ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 1 day ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 6 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 7 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Bada Bing Inc.
Posted Sunday, June 25, 2017
I agree with my mate, Brian Zipse, that Ascot, and Royal Ascot in particular, is a place unto itself.
Posted Saturday, May 06, 2017
Sorry I’m a little late following up with my Kentucky Derby 2017 superfecta tickets, but with $1,600 to bet on the Derby coming from 24 friends, there was much collecting, depositing, handicapping and betting to be done. So it’s now time for a brief rundown of Derby hopefuls I included and the two superfecta tickets punched.
Posted Monday, May 01, 2017
Time again for Bada Bing to chase his Kentucky Derby Holy Grail - the superfecta. In his first step he tosses out colts he feels are unlikely to hit the board.
Posted Friday, April 28, 2017
Working off his own set of Kentucky Derby betting mistakes, Bada Bing supplies some helpful advice to keep you from flushing your Derby bets down the toilet.
Posted Sunday, April 23, 2017
It's time Kentucky Derby Hopefuls got the same treatment as professional athletes - their own post parade entrance songs. DJ Bada Bing takes you through the top 20 Derby hopefuls of 2017.
Posted Saturday, November 05, 2016
The margins of victory, defeat and even decency in sport and life can be so narrow, so often that we are reduced to hyperbole or cliche in their description. Thank goodness we play the games and run the races, as daily living reaches for something beyond the mundane, “heart of a champion,” or whatever words follow the actual title earned.
Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016
As the Earth slowly tips on its axis away from the sun here in the Northern Hemisphere, the horse racing world shifts its gaze from the boutique meet of Saratoga to the championship season down state and beyond. The chilly air that follows a boundless, sun-filled summer is both welcomed and met with regret.
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.
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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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