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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.4M Carryover: Where’s The Hammer?

It’s been a wild ride lately for the seedier side of horse racing. A video that surfaced on the Internet revealed talk of “juice” and bookies. A serial violator of medication rules had his suspension reduced. And some connections trying to hide syringes had the book thrown at them. Where is the consistency in enforcement? […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: We Hardly Knew Ya?

After winning the Allen Jerkens Stakes a couple weeks ago and collecting his third Grade 1 career victory, word came this week that Practical Joke would be retired as a 3-year-old following this season. It’s an all-too familiar scenario for fans of Thoroughbred racing. Just as a horse develops a following and shows potential as […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Hitting Saturday’s Late Pick 5?

If you haven’t signed up to play the NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 at Saratoga, time’s running out, and the ante has been upped for Saturday’s card. If someone has the single winning ticket, the minimum payout is now $300,000. Realistically, there could be a number of winning tickets for the sequence, but there’s enough […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1.1M Carryover: Anti Rabbit Stew-ards?

In top older horse Gun Runner’s last start in the Whitney Stakes, owner Ron Paolucci entered 62-1 longshot Cautious Giant to push the pace and try to set things up for his Loooch Stables mate, War Story. It didn’t work. Gun Runner romped by 5 1/4, War Story was off the board, and Cautious Giant […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Ed Bowen On Racing History, Equine Research

Having written 20 books on Thoroughbred racing, Ed Bowen has an almost unparalleled memory of the sport, its renowned horses and their connections. In recent years, he’s also had a strong influence on raising money for equine health research that benefits horses of all kinds. In this episode of Around the Track, Bowen recalls tales […]

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California Chrome Makes ‘Verbal’ Return To The Races

People watching Monday’s final race at Delaware Park must’ve been surprised to learn that California Chrome was at the front of the pack. Surely, he’s still retired and enjoying his stud career? He can’t possibly be in a $10,000 maiden claiming race? Of course not. But good natured track announcer John Curran kept calling a […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Travers Trifectas

While there have been periods when favorites take down consecutive runnings of the Travers Stakes, a favorite hasn’t won since Alpha in 2012. And that was a dead heat with a 33-1 longshot. In the last 10 runnings, including both of the dead heat winners, the $2 win payout has averaged $19.90. In the last […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Woodbine Jackpot $1M Carryover: Thinking ‘Absolute’?

A judge’s recent decision in Kentucky could have far-reaching consequences for horse racing, depending on what happens next. The case involves a medication overage appealed by trainer Graham Motion, and at stake is the long-standing trainer responsibility rule that maintains trainers have “absolute” accountability over what happens in their stables. Is it unconstitutional? In this […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Weekend Play At Saratoga: Saturday’s Tough Late Pick 4

The late Pick 4 on Saturday at Saratoga looks a difficult sequence, which despite the pain of trying to narrow it down, is what makes it such an enticing wager. The wager begins with race 7 at 4:25 ET and includes a pair of races for 3-year-old fillies — the Grade 2 Lake Placid on turf […]

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