Posted: November 23, 2019

Michael Dickinson on Tapeta, Injuries and More

In addition to inventing, developing, honing, and perfecting the Tapeta surface, Michael Dickinson has won more than a fair share of significant races as a trainer both here in the US and abroad. His work with Da Hoss in winning his second Breeders' Cup Mile is among the best in the sports history. He trained the Tapit, who in addition to being a Grade 1 winner on the racetrack has also become one of the top sires in racing. When we factor in horse welfare, which is precisely where the...

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Posted: March 17, 2014

“If You Like That Horse Don’t Bet The Race”

A look into Pick 6 King Jonathan Stettin's introduction to "The Sheets." by Jonathan Stettin There are several tools available nowadays for just about every level of handicapper from the elite professional to the beginning novice. It was not always that way and mere past performances have grown into variations of information and formats that can be staggering. You can even forego the homework and purchase picks from a multitude of sources. In this week’s column we will talk about some of these tools and go inside the figs just...

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Posted: November 26, 2019

The Glue in Horse Racing

With all the negative publicity and piling on the sport of horse racing has had to withstand of late, it is refreshing for those of us who love and live the game to see we do have some strong glue holding us together. All of us in the sport should be thankful for that. Without it we fall apart at the seams. Anyone who has spent anytime on the backside of a racetrack knows it is a world in and of itself. If you've worked on the backstretch in any...

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New York Stallion Series Stakes Looming

Aqueduct Winter Week 1 Stakes: The New York Stallion Series ProbablesSaturday, December 14 $500,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series, The Great White Way Division Probable: Bank on Shea (James Ferraro); Big Package (David Donk); Captain Bombastic...

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LongRun’s “Join Jim” Christmas Donation Campaign has Raised a Record $60,000 with More Than Two Weeks Left

POSTED: December 13, 2019

TORONTO, December 13, 2019 – LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is grateful to share that the annual Christmas donation campaign, which includes a pledge from Woodbine Entertainment CEO Jim Lawson to personally match up to $15,000 in...

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An Interview with Dawn LeFevre, Author of BACKSTRETCH GIRLS

POSTED: December 13, 2019

What is BACKSTRETCH GIRLS about? Backstretch Girls is set at Atlantic City Racecourse in the 1980’s and tells the story of a friendship between a rebellious ponygirl named Teagan and Anne, a naïve jockey wannabe. Teagan...

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Graded Stakes-Siring Peppered Cat Relocates To Louisiana

POSTED: December 13, 2019

Folsom, Louisiana — Peppered Cat, a veteran stallion whose offspring includes the multiple graded stakes winner Pepper Crown, has been purchased privately by Perry and Denise Martin of Martin Racing and relocated from California to stand...

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A Lot of Movin and Shakin

POSTED: December 13, 2019

We all know Joe Talamo is booked for Oaklawn, and Kent Desormeaux is at the Fair Grounds. Bob Baffert and Peter Miller are sending strings to Oaklawn as well. Bob Hess has horses at Gulfstream. Now...

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