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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Not Your Average ‘Horseplayers’

Peter Rotondo, vice president of media and entertainment for Breeders’ Cup, has been moonlighting over the past six months as one of the cast members in the reality television show “Horseplayers,” debuting on the Esquire Network Tuesday, Jan. 21. “Horseplayers,” produced by Go Go Luckey Entertainment, which previously produced the “Jockeys” series on Animal Planet […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Fravel on Medication Policy, Site Selection

A ban on race-day medication for 2-year-olds was approved by the Breeders’ Cup board of directors just as Craig Fravel was joining the organization as its new president and chief executive officer in July 2011. The policy, which was to prohibit the use of the anti-bleeding diuretic furosemide (Lasix), went into effect for the 2012 […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Elisabeth Jensen

Elisabeth Jensen is the Democratic frontrunner to face first-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District in 2014. Jensen, who announced her candidacy in June, is president and co-founder with horseman Bill Casner of the Race for Education, a non-profit organization that has provided over $5 million in scholarships and educational programs. Originally […]

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Paulick Report Flashback: Anti-Doping Chief Weighs in on Racing

Half a dozen witnesses will testify at a congressional hearing Thursday on a bill that would impose federal regulations on medication in horse racing and place the sport’s drug testing process under the independent oversight of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Among those testifying is USADA CEO Travis Tygart. Tygart and the USADA’s unflinching pursuit […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Stevens Relishes ‘Blessing’ of a Year

The Nov. 1-2 Breeders’ Cup capped a remarkable comeback year for Hall of Fame and Eclipse Award-winning jockey Gary Stevens, with victories aboard Beholder in the Distaff and Mucho Macho Man in the Classic. Retired since 2005 and working as a television racing analyst, the 50-year-old native of Caldwell, Idaho, announced his return to the […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Crushing the Cup!

There are many ways to tackle the two-day betting extravaganza that is the Breeders’ Cup.  The more information, the better. For the past two decades, Progressive Handicapping Inc. has been an effective source of information with its annual “Crushing the Cup” publication, which provides data, trend analysis, and historical perspective for each of the races. […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Beychok on Betting the BC

Political consultants and pundits often talk about elections as a horse race. Michael Beychok, a political consultant based in Louisiana, knows something about that subject. He’s been a horseplayer since his father first took him to Fair Grounds in New Orleans at the age of 13, and has been a horse owner for over a […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Sharing the ‘Kingdom’

John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud bought a majority interest in 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and 3-year-old champion Animal Kingdom from Team Valor last December, then watched the son of Leroidesanimaux make a quick return on investment by winning the $10-million Dubai World Cup a few months later. Following that victory it was announced that Sheikh Mohammed’s […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Changing Times at Santa Anita

Keith Brackpool has been a busy man since resigning as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board in January to take a position as chairman of West Coast operations for the Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California, Portland Meadows in Oregon, Gulfstream Park in Florida and Laurel Park […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Teacher, Teacher

You’ve probably seen them at the track or on television or YouTube – the Horseplayernow.com team sharing knowledge about the many aspects of handicapping and the racing life. Since 2009, Horseplayernow.com has provided handicapping analysis for online players and a live chat platform for handicappers to discuss the races as they happen.  In its third […]

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