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Michael Pizzolla’s Handicapping Rant: I Called My Aunt From The Race Book!

August 30th, 2008 (No Comments)

Michael Pizzolla’s Handicapping Rant: I Called My Aunt From The Race Book!   From The Desk Of Michael Pizzolla Las Vegas, Nevada August 23, 2008 7:27 A.M Dear Friend:             On August 21, 2008, the Nevada Gaming Commission lifted the ban on cell phones in Nevada race and sports books.             Happy day.             I […]

Thoroughbred Horse Racing Film: The Long Shot (1939) DVD

August 16th, 2008 (1 Comment)

Superb acting and a heartwarming story make The Long Shot just as enjoyable today as it did in nineteen thirty nine when it became a wildly successful at the box office. Amidst angst, strife, and downright maliciousness, thoroughbred racehorse trainers played by the stellar Gordon Jones and Marsha Hunt are determined to enter their prize […]

Why Slot Players Are Unlikely To Be Handicapping Horse Races

August 7th, 2008 (No Comments)

I was reading an article from the Anderson Herald Bulletin, asking the question ‘Will slot players become race fans?’ Hoosier Park and Indiana Downs (I love handicapping horse races at night time tracks that I can play here in Vegas while it’s still early evening!) have gotten slots this year. For all of us handicappers, […]

Experts Gather In Saratoga To Predict That Thoroughbred Racing Is Unlikely To Relive Glory Days

August 6th, 2008 (No Comments)

Wow. News flash. The Schenectady, NY Daily Gazette reported on a gathering of industry professionals at the swanky Gideon Putnam Hotel. I can remember many halcyon August evenings after the racing at the Spa spent in that place. I felt as if I had died and gone to the special section ih heaven reserved for […]

Gold Coast Handicapping Tournament A Real Marathon For Journalist

August 5th, 2008 (No Comments)

Gold Coast Handicapping Tournament A Real Marathon For Journalist Even the most devoted handicapper, someone who lives and breathes for handicapping horse races, must prepare for the rigors of a handicapping tournament. I read with amusement the article from an Ocala newspaper about a journalist/handicapper who trekked to Vegas to take part in the Gold […]

Thoroughbred Horse Racing Art Prints

August 1st, 2008 (No Comments)

A tour of what one will find on the website: http://www.ElegantHorsePictures.com/hopihora.html Duration : 0:6:31