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Horse Racing Syndicate Looks to Home State for Recent Success and Value

Watching prices soar at the Keeneland Yearling sale is a good sign that the economy is recovering and that the thoroughbred horse racing industry is strengthening. With the move from quantity to quality in the past few years the number of horses has shrunk but demand has remained steady. These are all good things for […] Read More...

My Experience with Electronic Cigarettes

I’ve been smoking nearly all my life. It’s not something I’m proud of. I’ve tried quitting several times, tried all the different options, and nothing worked. Before hearing about electronic cigarettes I thought that I was going to be smoking for the rest of my life. I heard reports that electronic cigarettes were a good […] Read More...

An Acquired Taste Canters Away With the Signature Premier Indian St. Leger

By Major S. Nargolkar (Retd.) An Acquired Taste (Strong Contender – G Waitin On O[USA] by Brocco) drew upsides the front runners rounding the final bend and then sauntered away to win by nine and a half lengths from Tintinnabulation and Wind Stream. There have been longer margin St. Leger winners but no one had […] Read More...

breeders in japan have their eyes on the classic prize

Reblogged from bloodstock in the bluegrass: The following post was first published at Paulick Report last week. “Well, who wants to win the Arc?” was the comment of a local participant whose apparent goal is to win sprints on dirt. That is, quite literally, the root opinion of a large portion of the participants in […] Read More...

About Horse Racing Blog

Do you look forward to the Kentucky Derby every year? I count down to that day like most people look forward to Christmas! I’m a fanatic for all things related to horse racing and I created this website to showcase my favorite sport. Whether you enjoy racing because of the beautiful horses or you get […] Read More...

Horse Racing Makes A Fun Family Outing

If you have never been to see a horse race you should do so for your next family outing. Most other forms of gambling are off limits for your children but not horse racing! Your entire family can take part in this age old tradition. Of course your kids cannot bet on horses but they […] Read More...

How To Find The Right Horse Racing Tipster

If horse racing is your thing then you have come to the right place. My guess is you are in it to win it and in this blog post we are going to discuss some ideas to make that happen for you. You need to find a good horse racing tipster to get you betting […] Read More...

How To Predict the Outcome of A Horse Race

Predicting the winner of a horse race can be a hard thing to do. There are a ways that you can actually have a better chance at predicting a horse race however and that is what we are going to focus on in this blog post today. One thing you need to know before you […] Read More...

The Best Way To Make Money on Horse Races

The most important thing to do to insure you are going to win the next horse race you bid on is to get a good horse. Of course that doesn’t guarantee you a win, but it does help your odds quite a bit. The next best way to make money on horse races is to […] Read More...

Tips For Winning At Horse Racing

The first thing you should do to prepare to win a horse race is to do your research on the horses. Choosing a horse that has won before is a great place to start in your search for the right horse. The age of the horse makes a difference as well. You should also pay […] Read More...

Mystical Star a game third in Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational

Cheyenne Stables’ Mystical Star showed her heart once again in Saturday's Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) at Belmont Park, battling to a third-place finish, beaten less than a length... Read More...

Mystical Star Faces Seven Others in Flower Bowl Invitational

Cheyenne Stables’ Mystical Star returns to the track on Sept. 28 looking for her second consecutive stakes victory when she takes on seven other horses in the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. Read More...

Residual Value Is The Name Of The Game

Thoroughbred Horse Racing Partnerships Target Fillies For Residual Value In today’s thoroughbred horse racing market it is becoming increasingly difficult to purchase quality individuals year in and year out at reasonable prices. With foal crops down close to 30% the last few years and demand remaining the same, prices have sky rocketed throughout the yearling […] Read More...

First-crop classic types selling well at Keeneland

Claiborne first-crop sire Blame is enjoying a banner Keeneland September yearling sales. To date, his stats are dazzling for a horse whose yearlings were conceived on a $35,000 stud fee: 28 sold for a gross of $5,442,000, for an average price of $194,357 and a median of $192,500. The latter number is particularly impressive. Blame’s […] Read More...

Mystical Star sets course record in $150,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon

Cheyenne Stables' top-class mare Mystical Star returned to the winner’s circle by taking Saturday’s $150,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon... Read More...

Cheyenne filly impressive in debut at Saratoga

Making her racecourse debut, Cheyenne Stables' Cavetto (GB) stormed to victory in an $80,000 maiden special weight at Saratoga on August 16... Read More...

Thoroughbred Horse Racing Loses a Prolific Sire

Horse Racing Partnerships Will Miss Offspring By Unbridled’s Song On July 25, 2013 the thoroughbred horse racing world lost one of its most popular and successful sires. At the age of 20, Unbridled’s Song was euthanized due to a brain tumor that was ruled inoperable. He had just completed his 16th season at Stud with […] Read More...

Cheyenne sales grads stakes place at prestigious Del Mar and Saratoga meets

Cheyenne Stables sales grads Stop Smiling and Bad Hombre both earned their first stakes placings recently in the Grade 2 Sorrento S. at Del Mar and the Curlin S. at Saratoga, respectively... Read More...

Cheyenne grads earn blacktype at prestigious Del Mar and Saratoga meets

Cheyenne Stables sales grads Stop Smiling and Bad Hombre both earned their first stakes placings recently in the Grade 2 Sorrento S. at Del Mar and the Curlin S. at Saratoga, respectively... Read More...

Mystical Star earns sixth career stakes placing in $100K Waya S.

Mystical Star came home a gallant third in the $100,000 Waya S. Aug. 5 at Saratoga... Read More...

Smarty Jones enjoying a fine summer renaissance

In a thirty-day period from the end of June to the close of July, Northview’s Pennsylvania-based Smarty Jones scaled new heights: he got his first Grade 1 winner, first international Derby winner, and first Canadian Graded stakes winner. Had these runners been members of his first few crops, Smarty might still be at stud at […] Read More...

breeding progress in germany is a model for the rest of us

Reblogged from bloodstock in the bluegrass: This post first appeared earlier this week at Paulick Report. The runaway victory by Novellist in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday carries several points of importance for breeding and racing. First, German breeders and their bloodstock are hitting the brass ring […] Read More...

THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING

Reblogged from RacingB*tch:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbMlHGEICuY&w=660&h=402] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbMlHGEICuY Who would have thought that a racing radio station would be playing Start Me Up by the Stones at 10.43am between races? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyOaCXr8Lw But that's exactly what Perth's Racing Radio did on Monday before heading off to Echuca for the call of a race on a Heavy 9 track. It shows […] Read More...

Videos of Monsun’s leading winners in 2013

The late, great sire Monsun, a German-bred and -based genetic anomaly who died last September at age 22, leads all sires with G1 winners to date in 2013. They are Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (12F) and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (12F) winner Novellist, Ascot Gold Cup winner Estimate (20F), Prix Saint-Alary heroine […] Read More...

Summer Racing Attracts the Best From Coast to Coast

Horse Racing Partnerships Gear Up for the Best Meets of the Year In thoroughbred horse racing the month of July marks the beginning of the Summer meets at two of the most unique, and visited venues in the country. On the West coast, The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is situated just 20 miles north of […] Read More...

Desert Party gavels for sale-best $460K at Fasig-Tipton July auction

Everett Dobson's Candy Meadows came out a big winner at Monday's Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale when a filly owned by the farm sold for $460,000... Read More...

Nipissing represents for Unbridled line in Queen’s Plate

  Two fillies, Nipissing and Spring in the Air, appear to have excellent chances in the Queen’s Plate at Woodbine Sunday, and one common denominator in their pedigrees is Unbridled. The latter is the sire of Nipissing’s sire, the late Niigon, and of Spring in the Air’s dam, Unbridled Run. The two were 1-2 in […] Read More...

Sticking to Your Guns

Horse Racing Partnerships | 10 months ago
2 Year Old Focused Thoroughbred Partnerships See Prices Rise What use to be a secondary market to buy thoroughbreds, 2 year olds in training sales, have proven their value over the years with more owners drifting into the 2 year old market, while still having a hand in the popular yearling market. With foal crops […] Read More...

Danehill freshman Multidimensional hot in India

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) Bangalore’s summer classics provide an early opportunity for new stallions on the block to leave their calling card and some notable stallions like Grey Gaston, Riyahi, Razeen and Burden of Proof have done just that in the past. No freshman sire had, however, bagged the double of Bangalore Fillies’ Championship […] Read More...

Danehill freshman Multidimensional hot in India

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) Bangalore’s summer classics provide an early opportunity for new stallions on the block to leave their calling card and some notable stallions like Grey Gaston, Riyahi, Razeen and Burden of Proof have done just that in the past. No freshman sire had, however, bagged the double of Bangalore Fillies’ Championship […] Read More...

Weekend Recap: Palace Malice Stuns in Belmont Win

This weekend put closure on the 2013 triple crown with yet another year gone by without a triple crown winner. 36 years and counting. This year, we didn’t even have a horse with a chance at claiming the elusive prize. Not all was bad news.... Read More...

Pedigree is Key to 2013 Belmont Stakes Success

Over the last 13 years, 10 Belmont Stakes winners had sires who won or placed well in a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 miles during their careers. It’s not rocket science to determine that pedigree is essential to the success in this sport, but to... Read More...

Weekend Recap: 2013 Graded Stakes Winners

Five graded stakes races over the weekend and there were several who won their first career graded stakes race or won one for the first time in a while. HORSES Scatman, a four year old Scat Daddy colt trained by William Mott, won the Aristides... Read More...

Test of a Champion

Horse Racing Partnerships | 11 months ago
Horse Racing’s Oldest Leg of The Triple Crown The Belmont Stakes is known as the final leg of the Triple Crown, and also the most grueling. It is run at a distance of 1 ½ miles five weeks after the Kentucky Derby. The Belmont Stakes is held annually at Belmont Park in Elmont, NY on […] Read More...

Videos, article on Acorn winner Midnight Lucky

Shortly after the Bob Baffert-trained Midnight Lucky won the Sunland Park Oaks, I wrote about her pedigree for the May issue of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine (you can read it for free online if you register) anticipating that she’d win the Kentucky Oaks. She’d won like a freak at Sunland in track record time for […] Read More...

Big Weekend for the Little Guys

For much of the year, we’ve seen horses such as Game on Dude and Orb dominate their respective divisions. Same goes for the trainers and jockeys. We’ve heard so much about Todd Pletcher, Bill Mott and Bob Baffert for the trainers as well as, Joel... Read More...

Oxbow’s color discussed on Byk show

Frances J. Karon, editor of North American Trainer and blogger at Running Rough Shod, brought to my attention Preakness winner Oxbow’s interesting coat color (to the naked eye “roan,” but officially registered as “bay”) as she photographed him during Derby week (see her photo below).  As it relates to heritability, his is a curious case. […] Read More...

So Who Are the Top Three Year Olds in 2013?

It’s been an interesting ride from the beginning of the year, along the Derby trail and now 2/3 the way through the Triple Crown. With the incredible run by Orb in the Kentucky Derby, then the upset win by Oxbow in the Preakness Stakes it... Read More...

Oxbow Upsets Orb, Wins Another Preakness for Lukas

As we said earlier in the week, the 2013 Preakness Stakes was Orb’s to lose and that he did. He did not display the same explosive kick that we saw in his previous wins including the Florida and Kentucky Derby. On the backstretch, while Oxbow... Read More...

2013 Preakness Stakes is Orb’s to Lose

Winning the triple crown has been a daunting task for any horse over the past 35 years since Affirmed won all three legs back in 1978. Several horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to be heart-broken in the Belmont Stakes. Three... Read More...

2013 Preakness Stakes is Orb’s to Lose

Winning the triple crown has been a daunting task for any horse over the past 35 years since Affirmed won all three legs back in 1978. Several horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, only to be heart-broken in the Belmont Stakes. Three... Read More...

emory a hamilton discusses verrazano and developing the family of too chic

Reblogged from bloodstock in the bluegrass: The following article first appeared earlier this week at Paulick Report. One advantage that home breeders have in the selection of stock is that they can make themselves aware of subtleties in stock that are meaningful and can disregard things that are not. For Emory Alexander Hamilton, who bred […] Read More...

Questions of aggregation and my role in it

Jessica Chapel, a one-time news aggregator, takes Ray Paulick’s popular Paulick Report, the king of racing news aggregation, to task in this blog post, The Unethical Report. You can read the story and decide for yourself if PR is guilty as charged by Jessica, but the concept of news aggregation itself is relatively new and closely tied […] Read More...

Derby recap from Steve Byk’s show from Wednesday, May 8.

Derby recap (including more on Golden Soul), plus a look at Departing on Steve Byk’s show from Wednesday, May 8. Click here to listen. Read More...

Orb Gives Shug First Kentucky Derby Win

So let’s put this to rest that nice guys always finish last. Nice guys do finish 1st! Claude McGaughey, who many around the sport call him “Shug”, has been training horses for over three decades. He’s won every top graded stakes race imaginable except for... Read More...

A Farewell to Hollywood Park

Horse Racing Partnerships | 12 months ago
Horse Racing Partnerships Reflect on Racing at Hollywood Park For the last several years the owners of Hollywood Park, now named Betfair Hollywood Park, have been threatening to develop the land that the track resides on.  This creates a troublesome problem for thoroughbred horse racing syndicates and thoroughbred horse racing in southern California as a […] Read More...

Jockey Historical Stats at the Kentucky Derby

It’s amazing to see so many great jockeys from all over the country be humbled by one single race. Over their careers, top jockeys win multiple graded stakes races from various race tracks. However, as you will see, the same jockeys just can’t seem to... Read More...

Trainers Historical Stats at the Kentucky Derby

Here is a list of trainers who will have their horses ready for the 2013 Kentucky Derby this Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at Churchill Downs. The 139th running of the “Run for the Roses“ will feature a select few hall of fame trainers, future hall... Read More...

Day 8: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Will Take Charge

The 8th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 is Will Take Charge. Will Take Charge – Trainer D. Wayne Lukas – Owner Willis Horton The chestnut colt by Unbridled’s Song... Read More...

Day 7: 2013 Kentucky Derby Feature – Overanalyze

The 7th horse in our one feature a day leading up to the 2013 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs is Overanalyze. Overanalyze – Trainer Todd Pletcher – Owner Repole Stable This Dixie Union colt had a successful debut to his career taking a five furlongs... Read More...