Monthly Archives: July 2011

Article: Shackleford ready to go again in Haskell

The Haskell shapes up to be a tough race:
Shackleford ready to go again in Haskell http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/30/2338291/shackleford-ready-to-go-again.html
Shackleford hasn’t missed a beat along the Triple Crown trail. Now, after a brief vacation at a Kentucky farm, the Preakness winner is ready to run again in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
“He’s had a [...]

Article: Horse racing is not about social frivolity - Del Mar Times | Del …

Jim Donovan really lets the Del Mar Times have it, and I think he’s highlighted a general misunderstanding of what the game is about and who really funds it. Hint: It’s not the twice a year tourists in the big hats…
Horse racing is not about social frivolity - Del Mar Times | Del … http://www.delmartimes.net/2011/07/29/horse-racing-is-not-about-social-frivolity/
I [...]

Article: With license approved, track owner says Preakness is key

It will be interesting to see if the Stronach group can end the malaise of Maryland racing.
With license approved, track owner says Preakness is key
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-stronach-racing-20110729,0,5543030.story
The latest owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course says the Preakness is the key to turning around the state’s horse racing industry.
Greg Avioli, who heads The [...]

Article: UA project puts fans along for jockey ride too

This could be a real boost to Television’s coverage of horse racing.  
UA project puts fans along for jockey ride too http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/36828–ua-project-puts-fans-along-for-jockey-ride-too
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Horse-racing fans live for the pulse-pounding sight of their favorite horses thundering down the track.
Two University of Arizona students want to make that experience up-close and personal — [...]

Article: Suffolk Downs Expands Live Racing Schedule

Now if they’d only book Suffolk in Las Vegas…
Suffolk Downs Expands Live Racing Schedule http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64235/suffolk-downs-expands-live-racing-schedule
by Lynne Snierson   Suffolk Downs, which had been racing only three days per week during the current meet, will now card live racing four days per week. The schedule change is a result of passage of a [...]

Article: Preakness and Belmont winners highlight Haskell

Should be a good race this weekend…
Preakness and Belmont winners highlight Haskell http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/28/2335265/preakness-and-belmont-winners.html
Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford and Belmont Stakes champ Ruler On Ice top a field of eight for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. The 1 1/8-mile race for three-year-olds is a “Win and You’re In” event, giving the victor a certain spot [...]

Article: Santa Anita set for 24-day autumn meeting

Note well: A four day a week schedule  Let’s hope this will result in larger fields and better wagering opportunities.
 Santa Anita set for 24-day autumn meeting http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2011/07/27/santa-anita-set-for-24-day-autumn-meeting.aspx
Pending approval by the California Horse Racing Board, Santa Anita Park will conduct a 24-day autumn meeting from September 30 to November 6.
With the exception of a [...]

Article: Joe Rocco Jr. Ties Delaware Mark With 6 Wins

I’m sure veteran handicapper Dan Serra will have something to say about this. 
Joe Rocco Jr. Ties Delaware Mark With 6 Wins http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/64226/joe-rocco-jr-ties-delaware-mark-with-6-wins
Joseph Rocco Jr., the current leading jockey at Delaware Park, won six races July 27 to equal the track’s record for most victories in a single day.
The 29-year-old native [...]

Article: Seven set for Jim Dandy Stakes

Only seven?
Seven set for Jim Dandy Stakes http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/27/2333510/seven-set-for-jim-dandy-stakes.html
Saturday’s $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course has attracted seven three-year-olds for the 1 1/8-mile contest which serves as the local prep for the $1 million Travers on August 27.
Breaking from the far outside post will be Peter Pan Stakes winner Alternation. Owned by Pin [...]

Article: Wagering up at Saratoga Race Course

Good news from the Spa!
Wagering up at Saratoga Race Course http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2011/07/wagering-up-at-saratoga-race-course.html
An extra $5.4 million was wagered on horse races at Saratoga Race Course over the opening days of this year’s meet—just one good sign so far.
Bettors spent $57 million from July 22-25, the first four days of The New York Racing Association Inc. [...]