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Churchill: Twinspires’ Scott Shapiro Handicaps Saturday’s $500,000 Guaranteed Late Pick 5

TwinSpires.com and Churchill Downs simulcast racing analyst Scott Shapiro provided analysis for Saturday’s Late Pick 5 which has a $500,000 guaranteed pool in Races 7-11. Shapiro will discuss his selections Friday at 6 p.m. on “Inside Churchill Downs” on ESPN 680/105.7. Those outside the Louisville market can listen online at www.espnlouisville.com. Race 7: Winning Colors […]

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Clasico Del Caribe To Be Broadcast On ESPN Deportes And Gulfstream Park’s Website

Saturday’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe at Gulfstream Park, a five-race, $600,000 program featuring the best Thoroughbreds from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be broadcast in Spanish throughout the afternoon on GulfstreamPark.com and between 4-5 p.m. on ESPN Deportes. The shows will be hosted by Juan Carlos Palma, Alfredo Alfonzo, Claudia Spadaro and track announcer […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Edwards Looks Back On Career Of Asking Right Questions

It all started with a question. Throughout her career at ESPN, Jeannine Edwards has learned the greatest stories often begin with the ability to ask the right question. The award-winning reporter may be best-known for covering the sidelines of college football games, but she got her start as a Thoroughbred racing analyst. Edwards’ love affair […]

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Horse Treated At UGA Vet School To Perform In Rose Parade

A horse referred to the University of Georgia in 2014 with a broken bone in his front leg is prepping to be in one of the most iconic parades in the country on New Year’s Day. Owned by David Helmuth, “Rusty” will lead the Wells Fargo six-horse stagecoach in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, […]

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Report: NFL, Politics Could Be At Play In Funding Concussion Research In Jockeys

As debate continues to rage about the cause of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in human athletes, ESPN reports this week that research into the condition in jockeys is now part of the scientific and political storm. After promising $100 million to study concussions and CTE last year, the National Football League has now funded just one […]

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Denman’s Long Vacation: A Broken Leg And An Exotic Reading List

Renowned track announcer Trevor Denman, who held the microphone at Santa Anita from 1983 through the end of 2015, is nearly set to return to the booth for opening day at Del Mar. These days, the semi-retired South African expatriate works just the summer and fall meets where the “Turf Meets the Surf,” and spends the […]

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Commentary: Quit Spreading The ‘False And Uninformed Narrative That Horse Racing Is A Sinking Ship’

ESPN sport business reporter Darren Rovell is firmly ensconced in his opinion that horse racing is a dying sport, evidenced by a stream of Tweets posted just before the Kentucky Derby. After posting a poll asking how American Pharoah’s success has affected the Triple Crown’s popularity, which received just over 10,000 responses, Rovell posted that […]

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ESPN’s ‘Barnyard Buddies’ Feature Earns Media Eclipse

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that ESPN, for its news magazine program E:60 feature “Barnyard Buddies,” on the unusual relationships between racehorses and stable companion animals, has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television – Feature Programming. The program aired on […]

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Daily Fantasy Sports Pari-Mutuel Wagering: Coming To A Track Near You?

The Nevada Gaming Commission on Thursday approved a new form of daily fantasy sports based on the kind of pari-mutuel wagering used in horse racing, and the man who came up with the concept said he wants to bring the game to pari-mutuel racing states. The company given unanimous approval for an off-track, pari-mutuel sports […]

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