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The Friday Show: Shocking Results, Weighing History?

Jockey Roman Chapa is already facing a lengthy suspension at least, plus felony charges for alleged use of an electrical device in a race in Texas, but in this edition of The Friday Show, we ask how far could this possibly go? A new photo of Chapa has surfaced that may shed light on further […]

Rainbow 6 Carryover Tops $1 Million For Friday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a carryover jackpot of $1,010,856 Friday after Gulfstream Park’s popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 20th consecutive program Thursday. Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth $190.42. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot is paid out only when there is a single unique ticket sold with […]

Starr: Triple Play Weekend For Derby Dollars Contest

The goal of the Derby Dollars Contest, sponsored by Stats Race Lens, and The Paulick Report, is to score points as if we were wagering to win, place and show. There are 10 races left in the contest, plus the Kentucky Derby, three of those this weekend – The U.A.E. Derby and Spiral Stakes on […]

Commentary: FHBPA Stakes Series A Backward Step For Florida Breeders And Owners

The Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association was patting itself on the back 10 days ago for a 2017 spring-summer stakes schedule it negotiated with Gulfstream Park that included 30 added-money races worth $4,750,000. In a press release, the Florida HBPA said the organization’s leadership “has decided the time is now to make a commitment […]

NYRA Bets: ‘Bankroll Builder’ Returns For KY Derby Prep Season

In advance of the Kentucky Derby, NYRA Bets is offering to its members the return of the “Bankroll Builder” series. In order to participate, NYRA Bets members must wager a minimum of $50 to win on a single horse in one of the following four derby prep races: Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March […]

Kitten’s Cat Hopes To Pounce In Turfway’s G3 Spiral Stakes

Oddsmaker and national racing commentator Mike Battaglia has made Kitten’s Cat the 4-1 morning line favorite in the Grade 3 $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park. The draw was held at the casino Wednesday as the featured event of the annual Call to the Post luncheon. Trained by Joe Sharp for […]

Postponed, Highland Reel Clash In Dubai Sheema Classic

Contested under a new moniker this year, the Group 1 US$6m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, one of three highest-level turf races on the card, may only have attracted a field of seven but quality abounds among the septet. First contested in 1998, no horse has won the race twice since but the Roger Varian-trained Postponed […]

South Korea’s Triple Nine Hopes To Shine On International Stage At Meydan

South Korean horse racing has much at stake on Saturday night at Meydan. Triple Nine (KOR), the nation’s horse of the year in 2016, is set to run in the Godolphin Mile sponsored by Meydan Sobha. His mere presence in the Group 2 race on Dubai World Cup night marks a major milestone for the […]

Spring Is The Perfect Time To Assess Your Horse’s Health

Whether a horse has campaigned throughout the winter or enjoyed a well-deserved break from riding and competing, spring is a great time to take inventory of his health and wellness. As the old adage goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” By being proactive in staying on top of a horse’s […]

Author, Horseman George Rowand Dies

George Rowand, former business editor of the Fauquier Times-Democrat, died March 19 after battling cancer. Rowand, a longtime resident of Orlean, Virginia, started as a horse racing columnist with the Times-Democrat, and was the publication’s business editor from 1997 to 2008. In addition, Rowand was an attorney who worked as an associate to Paul Ebert, the Commonwealth Attorney of Prince […]