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Article: Colonial Downs celebrates opener – Virginia Gazette

June 8th, 2011 (No Comments)

Colonial Downs celebrates opener – Virginia Gazette http://www.vagazette.com/articles/2011/06/08/sports/doc4dee70df24b5b920210510.txt NEW KENT — Thoroughbred horse racing has returned to Colonial Downs for the summer. The track will kick off its 15th season on Wednesday, June 8, with an evening of nine races and a field of 122 horses. Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, […]

The Belmont’s Jewish Backstory | The Jewish Week

June 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

Jacob Pincus and the Belmont trophy with Finian on top.  The Belmont’s Jewish Backstory | The Jewish Week http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/short_takes/matchless_jew_belmonts_jewish_backstory (via Instapaper) Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Article: The Belmont’s Jewish Backstory | The Jewish Week

June 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

Wow. Pin us, trainer of the first Belmont winner, Finian, sounds like a real class act  we could use more men like him in this modern racing game   The Belmont’s Jewish Backstory | The Jewish Week http://www.jewishweek.com/news/short_takes/matchless_jew_belmonts_jewish_backstory The owner of the horse — will it be Derby-winner Animal Kingdom, Preakness-winner Shackleford or a 30-to-1 […]

Article: Belmont Stakes lexicon, BANNED edition: Let’s can the stamina talk

June 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

Yes!  I’m getting really tired of the clichės! Belmont Stakes lexicon, BANNED edition: Let’s can the stamina talk http://blog-beb.thoroughbredtimes.com/2011/06/belmont-stakes-lexicon-banned-edition.html I had so much fun in spring 2010  writing a paean to the terms I wanted banished from the Kentucky Derby lexicon (e.g. “weak crop”) that I thought I’d do the same for the Belmont Stakes […]

Article: Equipment change could make Lasix obsolete – Daily Racing Form

June 7th, 2011 (No Comments)

I say this is an idea whose time has come! Equipment change could make Lasix obsolete – Daily Racing Form http://www.drf.com/news/bitless-bridles-could-be-gift-horses Illegal medication and what to do about it is buzzing again, with the arrival of hot weather. Racing Commissioners International want furosemide (aka Salix or Lasix) on race day banned in five years. Rep. […]

Article: Evening races to conclude 2011 Breeders’ Cup

June 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

Evening races to conclude 2011 Breeders’ Cup http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/06/2253917/evening-races-to-conclude-2011.html This year’s 28th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs will conclude each of the two days of competition with night races. The 14-race event will be conducted on Friday and Saturday, November 4-5 Posted via email from Michael Pizzolla On ValueCapping™, Horse Racing, And Technology

Article: Thoroughbred betting falls again – Louisville Courier-Journal

June 6th, 2011 (No Comments)

Thoroughbred betting falls again – Louisville Courier-Journal http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110606/BUSINESS/306060053/1002/Thoroughbred-betting-falls-again?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cs Betting on thoroughbred racing in the United States was down in May for the 18th consecutive month, according to statistics released by Equibase, the official industry record keeper. The wagering in May fell 7.8 percent to $1.16 billion. Purses fell 4.35 percent to nearly $96 million, while […]

Article: HORSE RACING: Top trainers defend this year’s crop of 3-year-olds – Los Angeles Daily News

June 3rd, 2011 (No Comments)

An historic Belmont in one respect… Top trainers defend this year’s crop of 3-year-olds – Los Angeles Daily News http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_18196484 If the top seven finishers in last month’s Kentucky Derby all start in the Belmont Stakes on June 11, as is currently planned, it will be a historic final leg of the Triple Crown series. […]

Article: Churchill Downs to Boost Purses 10%

June 3rd, 2011 (No Comments)

Maybe this will mean larger fields under the Twin Spires! Churchill Downs to Boost Purses 10% http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/63391/churchill-downs-to-boost-purses-10 Churchill Downs announced June 3 that it will raise overnight purses 10% effective June 9. The reason given for the bump is higher than expected all-sources wagering levels through the first half of the 39-day spring meet. Purses […]

Article: Jockey Michael Baze death ruled accidental drug overdose – Louisville Courier-Journal

June 3rd, 2011 (No Comments)

Tragic, and it makes one take pause and consider the tremendous mental and physical strain put on jockeys today.. Jockey Michael Baze death ruled accidental drug overdose – Louisville Courier-Journal http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110603/SPORTS/306030099/1037/Jockey-Michael-Baze-death-ruled-accidental-drug-overdose?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CSports%7Cp Jockey Michael Baze died of an accidental overdose, deputy Jefferson County coroner Jim Wesley said Friday. Toxicology results in the autopsy found cocaine and […]

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