Monthly Archives: August 2010

My post about Golden Gate’s 8th race August 25, 2010

Good morning Wizards,
Don't know what it is about Golden Gate, but I find good Highly Pressured race opportunities there.
Today's 8th race is an example.
6 entrants, Highly Pressured, two horses listed as AccuPressure Closers, the 5 and the 3. The 5 is the lone S horse, second on the line at 4-1/11-1/8-1. Top [...]

Exchange Betting Coming To California?

Bo Derek probably didn’t get upstaged much during her heyday in the 1970s and ‘80s, when she was one of the world’s most recognizable sex symbols. But when her name goes before the Senate Rules Committee Wednesday morning, she’ll likely be overshadowed by another appointee to the California Horse Racing Board.
That appointee would be the [...]

Analysis: Too many tracks, fewer bets plague U.S. horse racing

From Reuters, a sobering article on the future of US racing. While not optimistic, there are some bright spots, specifically the stats on Del Mar and Monmouth, and the surprisingly number of younger fans. Still, is there anything that can make horse racing competitive with the adrenaline pumping, money sucking allure of the [...]

Breaking News: Santa Anita To Go Back To Dirt Surface

Stronach: Santa Anita to Have Dirt Main Track
From Bloodhorse, a matter of importance to ValueCappers™ and handicappers: Santa Anita will be going from the synthetic surfaces with which it has been experimenting back to dirt. 

By Hank Wesch

Santa Anita is about to become the first California racetrack to abandon the 2006-mandated synthetic surface experiment and return [...]

New-Look Remington Ready for 2010 Meet

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Bloodhorse reports on the renovations at Remington Park. It's one of my favorite evening tracks to bet with the large fields and good prices. I'm hoping they can keep the field size up!
Remington Park’s rollercoaster ride began Sept. 1, 1988, and 22 years later, horse racing’s belle of the Sooner State got [...]

Table games driving interest in local horse racing

From the Frederick News Post, an interesting look at how table games are attracting players to horse racing. 

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The blonde twenty-something lifted the beers off the bar counter and distributed them amongst her friends.
"Five beers for $15," she said. "You gotta love West Virginia."
Undoubtedly used to bar-hopping in northern Virginia where [...]

Jockey Rettele, 70, Wins River Downs Stakes

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From Bloodhorse, an article about a 70-that's SEVEN OH!-year old jockey won a race at River Downs. There is an inspiration for us all!
Richard Rettele, a 70-year-old who trains Thoroughbreds and rides Quarter Horses, just keeps on going—he won a $15,000 stakes aboard Fearles Fred in the $15,000 Queen City Dash at River [...]

Oak Tree meeting could move to Hollywood Park

From The Modesto Bee: Talk of Oak Tree 2010 Running At Hollywood Park
LOS ANGELES — Because of renewed safety fears involving the synthetic surface at Santa Anita Race Track, the upcoming Oak Tree meeting could be moved to Hollywood Park.

Santa Anita has been the home for Oak Tree since 1969, and this year's meet [...]

Saratoga National Golf Club: High-roller golf in New York’s horse racing country

From World Golf, a story that contains many elements of my idea of a perfect day. A beautiful round of golf in the morning, turf races and champions running in the afternoon, la vita bella!

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. –Saratoga National Golf Clubsits just more than a mile east of the Saratoga Race Course on Union Ave.
So [...]

Bill Mott: 4000th Win

Mott Saddles 4,000th Winner
From Blood Horse
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out winner No. 4,000 Aug. 7 when Sequoia Racing’s Mystic won the seventh race at Saratoga Race Course under jockey Kent Desormeaux. It was another milestone in a storied career for the conditioner who earlier this year won his first classic race with Belmont [...]