The Biz

AN ENCORE PRESENTATION OF ‘THEWIFEKNOWS’ VS. ‘DOESN’T’

PRESS RELEASE Monmouth Park announcer Larry Collmus created an international sensation with his stretch call of the seventh race on Aug. 22 when Mywifenosevrything and Thewifedoesntknow hooked up in a memorable stretch duel. So what does he do for an encore? We’ll all have a chance to find out this Sunday, when […]

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CALIFORNIA ANTI-GAMING GROUP GETTING INVOLVED IN EXCHANGE WAGERING DEBATE

As with any expanded gaming measure, potential exchange wagering in California has drawn the ire of a religiously-based anti-gaming group. In this instance, the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion has stepped in, promising to send mailers to nearly 10,000 churches and individuals in the next few days asking the recipients to call or write the […]

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GET USED TO IT: PHILADELPHIA PARK NOW CALLED PARX RACING

“What is Par X?” cried a Pennsylvania horseplayer. It’s actually Parx and while it has been the namesake of the attached casino, Philadelphia Park has now permanently taken on this moniker. But as Dick Jerardi reports, with a new name comes some state of the art renovations, many of them with racing in mind. […]

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RACHEL RETURNS TO TRACK FOR GALLOP

For the first time since her one-length defeat in the Personal Ensign, Rachel Alexandra returned for a gallop around the one mile Oklahoma training track. “I’m very pleased with how she went back,” said trainer Steve Asmussen Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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PAULICK TO EQUIBASE AND NTRA: STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE

By Ray Paulick
What the hell is wrong with Equibase, the industry’s official database, and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, horse racing’s down and almost out league office?

 Each month, Equibase compiles and the NTRA dutifully distributes a report called “Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.” The report is very simple—in fact, it’s too simple. It is […]

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ZENYATTA HALF BROTHER SOUPER SPECTACULAR BREAKS MAIDEN AT SARATOGA

Souper Spectacular, a 3-year-old half-brother to undefeated Breeders’ Cup Classic heroine Zenyatta, broke his maiden in Saturday’s fifth race at Saratoga Race Course, a mile turf maiden special weight.   The Giant’s Causeway colt, purchased by current owner Live Oak Plantation for $1.15 million in the 2008 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, had run off the […]

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HERE COMES BEN PULLS FOREGO UPSET

FOREGO (G1) QUOTES  Charles Lopresti, winning trainer of Here Comes Ben (No. 4): “He broke his maiden in a one-turn mile at Churchill, so he can get a little more distance. There won’t be many seven-furlong races for him, so we’re going to have to make decision. I was a little intimidated coming up here […]

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NYC OTB MUST SEVER UNION CONTRACTS OR GO OUT OF BUSINESS

Employees of the NYC OTB would have been given an early retirement incentive but are no longer eligible because OTB’s two largest unions rejected the removal of Sunday double time pay and demanded that a certain number of jobs be maintained regardless of handle and revenue. No agreement was reached by the deadline so now […]

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REES: MOST UNLIKELY STAR OF SARTOGA IS A HALF-BLIND, CLUB-FOOTED FILLY WITH A RACY NAME

Lisa’s Booby Trap, readied for her next big challenge in the one mile turf Riskaverse Stakes, has become an unlikely star on one of racing’s biggest stages. Read more at the Courier-Journal

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TATTERSALLS TO RESTRUCTURE BREEZE UP SALES

PRESS RELEASE Guineas Breeze Up to be replaced by Tattersalls Ireland Fixture Tattersalls is to restructure the calendar for its two Breeze Up sales in 2011. The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up will be replaced by an all new fixture at Tattersalls Ireland and the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up, Europe’s premier two year olds in training sale, […]

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