Craig Bernick

Bernick: Horse Race Betting, Data Need Far More Industry Attention

At some point the horse racing industry – owners, racetracks, and industry organizations – stopped caring about gambling on live horse racing. If gambling on horse racing was any sort of priority, distributing free data would be one of the first things the industry would do. Get data into the hands of customers. Despite their […]

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Grade 1-Placed Enaya Alrabb Tops Second Session Of Keeneland January Sale At $640,000

The second day of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale saw a significant uptick at the top of the market, with the top prices for both broodmares and newly-turned yearlings eclipsing Monday’s opening session. At the close of business on Tuesday, a total of 233 horses sold for $17,288,800, down 6 percent from […]

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Dam Of Recent Grade 2 Winner Mo Forza Sells For $170,000 Thursday At Keeneland November Sale

Glen Hill Farm paid $170,000 for Inflamed, whose son Mo Forza won the Grade 2 Qatar Twilight Derby on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, to record the highest price of Thursday’s ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Paramount Sales, agent, consigned Inflamed, a 9-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat in foal to Tapiture. […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: I Can’t Start The Sale Without…

Whether it’s a single-day sprint or a two-week marathon, it takes a lot to get through a Thoroughbred auction. Every veteran member of the bloodstock industry has their own rituals and habits to kick-start long days of showing, selling, and buying, and sustain that energy until their last horse goes through the ring. In this […]

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Take Charge Brandi Tops Keeneland November Sale’s Book 1 At $3.2-Million

Take Charge Brandi took command of the top spot at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Wednesday with a final bid of $3.2 million, but life for the Eclipse Award winner after the sale is going to look a lot like life before she got on the trailer to leave the farm. The 7-year-old […]

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‘Help Us Out, Equibase’: Thoroughbred Idea Foundation’s Latest Push For Free Data

Craig Bernick, CEO of Glen Hill Farm and also founder and board chairman of the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, offered his thoughts on the state of data in North American racing in an op-ed this week. Bernick wrote: “Consider the environment in today’s sports world. From ‘moneyball’ to fantasy leagues, from sports reporters to Internet chat rooms, […]

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Track Record-Setting Caribou Club Could Target Breeders’ Cup Mile

Glen Hill Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Caribou Club, coming off back-to-back record-setting performances, could be headed for the Breeders’ Cup off his come-from-behind triumph in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said Sunday that the gelded 5-year-old son of Grade 1 winner City Zip […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nexus Provides ‘A Newer Concept In Racing’

Horse racing executives have long been sitting in dusty board rooms trying to envision new ways to broaden the sport’s reach to include a younger generation of fans, but 20-somethings Dare Sutton and Sam Bussanich were a step ahead with an idea birthed in 2016. Neither grew up in racing, however, and the prohibitive costs […]

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HBPA Panel: Paying For Basic Data Puts Racing At Disadvantage

To grow its consumer base and revenue, horse racing must change the way it does business — including giving away free past-performance information that horseplayers use to handicap before placing bets. That belief was expressed repeatedly throughout Wednesday’s first day of panels and presentations at the National HBPA Convention at the Sheraton Sand Key. The […]

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Favored Chicago Style Captures Hollywood Turf Cup With Strong Late Run

Glen Hill Farm’s 9-5 favored Chicago Style, under a well-timed ride by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, rallied powerfully in the stretch to forge ahead in the final strides and win the featured Grade II $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup Friday at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif. Outrun in the early stages of the mile and […]

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