Gaffigan On Horse Racing: Funny Or Ignorant?

Comedian Jim Gaffigan performed a controversial set on the “Sunday Morning” show on CBS this week, calling out horse racing and the Triple Crown as an excuse for gambling. His routine included jokes about the attire worn at the Kentucky Derby, the use of the whip, and even horseback riding in general. “There’s always an […]

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’60 Minutes’ to Profile Rosie Napravnik Sunday

Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be featured this Sunday on the CBS News program, ’60 Minutes’, it was announced today. Napravnik currently leads the nation in wins and recently picked up her third consecutive riding title at the Fair Grounds.  In 2012, the talented rider made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the […]

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Polo player Ignacio Figueras: ‘It’s like playing golf in an earthquake’

Like horse racing, polo has long been known as the sport of kings. Polo has been played for over 2,000 years. In the past it has drawn royalty, the rich, and the famous. In the 1920s and 30s, a match could draw a crowd of 30,000. Now, Ignacio Figueras is trying to reignite a passion […]

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Zenyatta: Best Racehorse Ever?

The much-anticipated 60 Minutes profile was aired tonight on CBS. Whether you believe she will win or not Saturday, it is hard to doubt this sort of publicity is a great thing for the sport of horse racing. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Watch it at 60 Minutes

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: CDI’S UNDERCOVER BOSS

By Ray Paulick Those who think all the “suits” in racing’s ivory towers know nothing about the people who put on the show at racetracks across the country should talk with Churchill Downs Inc.’s chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen. He had a crash course for 10 days last September working incognito alongside employees on the […]

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