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  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 15 hours ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 15 hours ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 16 hours ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Even Thunder (5-2) holds on to win the King's Swan.Posted 1 day ago
HRN Original Blog:
Bada Bing Inc.
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.
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.
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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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