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  • Keen Ice is now in at #20 for the Kentucky Derby following the defection of Madefromlucky.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 5 days ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 5 days ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 6 days ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 6 days ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 6 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 6 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
Bada Bing Inc.
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.
Posted Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In the blink of an eye, Suffolk Downs' casino plan was voted down, and then its management set to close the venerable track's doors for good.
Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014
At the track that actually delivers on modern ammentenies, Tony Bada Bing, brings you all the action of Arlington Million Day, shot, edited and shared from his smart phone.
Posted Saturday, August 02, 2014
In confirmation for much-maligned, Louisiana-based trainer, Eric Guillot, Moreno made every pole a winning one in taking home the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap.
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.
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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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