Natalie Voss

The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Figures And Fights

Some handicappers argue speed figures are so ubiquitous these days, it’s hard for horseplayers to find an edge. But the Paulick Report’s series this week on performance ratings revealed the many differences between the figure makers and perhaps how astute handicappers can use them to capitalize on various angles. In today’s edition of The Friday […]

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Zulu Alpha Delivers Trainer’s First Graded Stake At Keeneland In G3 Sycamore

Zulu Alpha’s decisive stretch run in the Grade 3 Sycamore Stakes Thursday wasn’t only his first career graded win — it was also the first for trainer John Alexander Ortiz. The flashy 5-year-old gray gelding, piloted by Channing Hill, tracked the early pace and took a rail trip through the turn to take over the […]

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Paddy Power Betfair Fined $2.9 Million For Allowing Stolen Money, Problem Gamblers

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has fined Paddy Power Betfair £2.2 million ($2.9 million US) for allowing stolen money to be wagered through its betting exchanged and for failing to protect problem gamblers. An investigation found that the company did not have proper oversight in place to stop addicts from betting and that Paddy Power Betfair […]

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State Veterinarians Examine High Number Of Fatal Breakdowns In Kentucky

There was a fair amount of concern following the short September race meeting at Churchill Downs, when four horses suffered fatal breakdowns in the space of four days, and two more suffered the same fate during morning training hours. According to drf.com, Churchill’s response was to bring in racing-surface specialist Mick Peterson; president Kevin Flanery said […]

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Broken ‘Hot Box’ Forces Cancellation Of Parx’s Tuesday Card

According to various sources, Parx Racing cancelled the card on Tuesday afternoon when the jockeys refused to ride. Apparently, a sauna in the jockey’s room-often called the “hot box”-was broken, and a number of riders were unable to make weight for their mounts. Jockeys often use options like a steam room sauna to reduce weight […]

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Chew On This: Equine Licking Motion Not Necessarily A Sign Of Submission

Many horse owners and handlers have been taught that a horse making licking and chewing motions is showing submission to his handler or to an alpha horse. However, a new study suggests that a horse that makes these motions while not eating is actually showing signs of stress. Scientists Margrete Lie and Professor Ruth Newberry, […]

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Dual Arc Heroine Enable Confirmed For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Juddmonte racing manager Lord Teddy Grimthorpe has announced that superstar filly Enable will ship to Kentucky to contest the Breeders’ Cup Turf, according to racingpost.com on Twitter. The two-time winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe had a late start to her 2018 campaign, and has made just two starts this year including her Arc triumph by […]

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‘Snobbery In Racing’: Examining Britain’s Super-Trainers

British owners are gravitating toward larger training operations, much like the “super-trainer” epidemic of the United States, according to reports at thoroughbredracing.com. A number of smaller trainers have identified issues like prize money and media coverage as important factors in the “polarization” of racing. “What’s happening in our game is that it’s very much a sport […]

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‘Breakthrough’ Win Has Lone Sailor Connections Thinking Breeders’ Cup

Lone Sailor’s win in the G3 Oklahoma Derby has trainer Tom Amoss thinking about entering the 3-year-old in the Breeders’ Cup, reports drf.com. Early plans call for the son of Majestic Warrior to be cross-entered in the Classic and the Dirt Mile. “I realize we’re taking a major step forward here,” said Amoss. “I can’t emphasize […]

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Suspensory Infection Cost Maryland Sire Super Ninety Nine His 2018 Breeding Season

Super Ninety Nine, a Grade 3 winner and Maryland sire whose first foals are 2-year-olds, missed almost all of the 2018 breeding season recovering from an infection in his left hind suspensory ligament, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred reports. The 8-year-old son of Pulpit spent four months at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center in Elkton, Md., stemming from […]

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