Monthly Archives: May 2011

Article: Morning Line: Shackleford Settles In at Belmont - New York Times (blog)

Morning Line: Shackleford Settles In at Belmont - New York Times (blog) http://therail.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/morning-line-shackleford-settles-in-at-belmont/

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Article: Federal involvement in racing the only way to go - Thoroughbred Times

A propsal starting with ‘Federal Involvement’ always makes me uneasy…

Federal involvement in racing the only way to go - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/05/31/federal-involvement-in-racing-the-only-way-to-go.aspx
If racing is to survive—and maybe even flourish again—it must shrink. And it is shrinking now. We are experiencing a shake-out of horses, owners, players, and racetracks, brought about by competition for the gambling [...]

Article: Jockey Club backs beefed up NTRA Communications - Thoroughbred Times

Jockey Club backs beefed up NTRA Communications - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/05/31/ntra-communications-jockey-club.aspx

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Article: Horse track deal makers have hands in gaming - NorthJersey.com

Horse track deal makers have hands in gaming - NorthJersey.com http://www.northjersey.com/sports/122850844_Horse_track_deal_makers__have_hands_in_gaming.html
Governor Christie proclaimed last summer that he wanted the state to get out of the money-losing horse racing business, even if it meant closing the two racetracks. That set in motion two very different scenarios.

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Tizway captures Grade I Met Mile at Belmont Park, allowing trainer Jimmy Bond to sip champagne again

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Beautiful race: Was waiting for the pressure to develop, but Tizway just went wire to wire.

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Article: Derby winner Animal Kingdom a go for Belmont

Derby winner Animal Kingdom a go for Belmont http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/27/2238588/derby-winner-animal-kingdom-a.html
NEW YORK — The rematch is almost set.
With Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom a go for the Belmont Stakes in two weeks, attention shifts to whether Preakness winner Shackleford will run in the final leg of the Triple Crown.
For now, Shackleford’s trainer Dale [...]

Article: Blagojevich Denies Pressuring Racetrack Owner for Money - Chicago News Cooperative

Blagojevich Denies Pressuring Racetrack Owner for Money - Chicago News Cooperative http://www.chicagonewscoop.org/blagojevich-denies-pressuring-racetrack-owner-for-money/
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Article: HORSE RACING: Baffert believes Derby fields are too big - San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Amen, Mr. Baffert, amen!
HORSE RACING: Baffert believes Derby fields are too big - San Gabriel Valley Tribune http://www.sgvtribune.com/sports/ci_18149778
Now that we’ve gone 33 years since the last Triple Crown winner, it’s time to ask some serious questions. What’s it going to take for a 3-year-old to step up and become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 [...]

Article: Pimlico handle takes big drop - Thoroughbred Times

Not great news for the thoroughbred industry:
Pimlico handle takes big drop - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/05/26/pimlico-handle-takes-big-drop.aspx
Average daily wagering on the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting fell 22% compared with last year.
This year’s spring meet featured an average of $4.87-million in daily handle compared with $6.26-million last year.

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Article: Pimlico handle takes big drop - Thoroughbred Times

Pimlico handle takes big drop - Thoroughbred Times http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2011/05/26/pimlico-handle-takes-big-drop.aspx
Average daily wagering on the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting fell 22% compared with last year.
This year’s spring meet featured an average of $4.87-million in daily handle compared with $6.26-million last year.

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