• Untapable heads a field of nine in the $1 million Cotillion. Posted 1 day ago
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  • Sheikhzayedroad scoots up the rail for the Northern Dancer victory! Posted 2 days ago
  • Baltic Baroness wins the Prix Vermeille; Treve a disappointing 4th. Posted 3 days ago
  • Suntracer cashes in the Kentucky Turf Cup! Posted 3 days ago
  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 3 days ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 3 days ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 3 days ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 3 days ago
  • There will be a carryover of $59,132 when racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos.Posted 4 days ago

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  • Goblin · I know what you mean, jimmy; but if they said too much, they'd be accused of "hyping" her. I rather like the connections' low profile approach. (Or maybe I'm becoming accustomed to it at this point.) · 28 minutes ago
quote: That CDI would be interested in selling Fair Grounds is not surprising. The company came under heavy fire earlier this year from various Louisiana entities – including the state legislature, which threatened to withhold its license to operate Fair Grounds – for failing to reinvest profits from slot machines and video poker games back into horseracing. Moreover, CDI’s long-term strategy appears to be focused more around casino gambling and its signature racing product, the Kentucky Derby, than operating a string of racetracks.
Fair Grounds UP for sale. http://www.drf.com/news/churchill-attempting-sell-fair-grounds
In the old days of the tickertape on Wall Street the prices lagged far behind the actual "at the moment" selling prices due to simple mechanics not keeping up with the real sales. SAME situation nowadays with simulcasting. Each "member" track that supports the simulcast network has an encoder that pulses information, in code, to one of 5 HUBS across North America and then that info is directed toward the member tracks, DECODED at the local level and ONLY then goes out to the general pool at the receiving tote. This takes time and always lags behind the actual betting. It is not some clandestine conspiracy, just the speed of technology of widespread co-ordinated betting information.
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Thats what I always assumed it was Vic, just a delay in the calculations. It just gets frustrating atleast to me because sometimes 5-1 as opposed to 3-1 or 2-1 as opposed to 6-5 could be the difference between me betting that horse or not and when that calculation of odds happens seconds before they break or during the race it is aggravating. If your comment was in response to my post, I wasn't suggesting any conspiracy or the like. · 1 hour ago
Will run the 8th race from the 7th spot in her last ever start at Suffolk Downs. Ill be headed there for my last ever trip to the old local track.
Her owner gave her to someone which I believe is who I am purchasing her from. She is currently at a trainers learning all her basics. She really is a lovely girl. I do not know the name of the current owner yet but she was not a rescue. They do not have her papers but I will need something if I am going to show her later on. Thanks Mary
Grade 3, $500K Charles town Oaks from rail: Stormy Novel, Miss Behaviour, Nesso, Executive Allure, Honey's Ryan, Pixie Dust, Saintly Joan, Kiss To Remember, Size, Aqua Regia, with Discreetly Elusive and Sky Crew on AE list.
Anyone heard anything ?
Are you sure I think I'm buying this mare up here in Ohio? Just trying to find a bit of history.
  • Mary Z. · I read your post the other day, Susan. She has no registered foals but was last race a while ago, so I thought that the brief bit of stalking I did may have had an unhappy ending. I suggest that you could try contacting her breeder. Info available at equibase.com and equineline.com, then google from there. Good luck. you could also try Thoroughbred rescue/re-homing in the state where she last raced. You did not say how you happened to acquire this mare. · 2 hours ago
Does anyone know where this mare is today?
2014 pa derby note/going 3-1-7 in this one/tapiture can't catch California chrome and protonico nails cc on the wire!!!
He's back! 3f is :36.80, first breeze since getting some rest at the farm because he ran a poor 5th in the Sanford after hitting his head in the paddock and freaking out. He should be more mature and I'm excited to see what he can do. His daddy was a sprinter to 8.5 f horse and he's similarly bred to Fifty, in that his sire's sire was Unbridled's Song and his 3rd dam is Alysbelle. Alysbelle is also in the pedigree of W V Jetsetter, who, like Silverhill, appears to want distance and maturity.
So sad.....RIP :(
Very nice photo of Williamstown frolicking at Old Friends News Letter September 16, 2014. I do admire him. Dam was Winter Sparkle. Of course the great Seattle Slew was his sire.
I have been thinking this for years and I am sure many other bettors feel the same way but I wish your odds on a horse were locked in when you bet them . I bet this horse 2 weeks ago, he opened up at 20 something to 1 and I also bet Peri Whan at 43-1 (Rainbow Heir opened as the 1-9 favorite) 10 minutes later this horse was down to 12-1 and the other 25-1. By the time the race ran Partyallnightlong was 7/2 and Peri Whan 9-1 down from 20 and 40 something. I ended up cancelling my tickets right before the race as it ended up not being worth taking a shot against the favorite at those prices. I am also getting sick of the odds changing mid way through the race, sometimes when it is half over. I always assumed it was a delay in the calculations of the pari-mutual pool but it pissed me off the last time it happened when my 3-1 shot clicked down to 8/5 during the running of the race.
Looking for Daniel Gazader In Jamaica. I now live in Australia
how do think souper colossal agaainst competitive edge or american phaoroas. I forget tony dutrow colt.
Love to see Kingman in BC Mile v. Wise Dan
I guess that's the end of Suffolk Downs. This idiotic state giving the license to Wynn instead.
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  • Sullivan · We only have three or so big breeding farms at the moment, the rest are mostly private owned horse people branching out. · 19 hours ago
  • travel_vic · why am I NOT surprised? The ultimate goal of a casino is GET IN THERE steal their clientele or, if we can't, make sure it closes down to spite them · 19 hours ago
standard is, if a horse wins at 11 12 or whatever, he can run the next year IF SOUND.



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Mary Cage, an 18-year-old avid fan of horse racing, has been around horses all her life, having owned, shown, and judged them for as long as she can remember. She began writing her own horse racing blog, Past the Grandstand, in August 2011 and has since been published with the BloodHorse's website, the American Quarter Horse Association's magazine "America's Horse", and Southern Racehorse Magazine. Blogging about the sport of horse racing combines her love for horse racing and writing. In her personal horse experience, she has won several horse judging contests at major stock shows and, in the show ring, is a Texas 4-H State Champion and Appaloosa Youth World Championship Show Top Ten finalist. 


Mary has always aspired to have a career with horses and since her love for horse racing began, she has dreamed of pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry, possibly as a writer. With this blog, she hopes to show readers horse racing through the eyes of a young fan as she writes about assorted horse racing topics.