May Day Rose an easy winner in the Railbird (G3)

May Day Rose, under Joel Rosario, showed a late turn of foot to win the seven furlong Railbird (G3) in 1:22.26 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park. Trained by Bob Baffert, the daughter of Rockport Harbor was bred by Bridlewood Farm in Florida and is owned by Kaleem Shah.

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Railbird: Black Caviar a perfect 10

Railbird blogger Jessica Chapel shows us – through video and written description – Black Caviar’s sensational performance Saturday at Flemington Race Course in Australia.  In a “Zenyatta-like” atmosphere, thousands of fans turned out to see the four-year-old filly do her thing, and they weren’t disappointed. She romped in the Newmarket Handicap, setting a stakes and […]

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Railbird: Suffolk Downs takes hit with simulcast losses

Saturday was the first day restricted signals by HBPAs across the country kept Suffolk Downs from simulcasting at top racetracks around the country including the Florida and New York circuits. Predictably, the restrictions drove many customers away from the Massachusetts track and Suffolk’s lose appears to have become Rockingham and other simulcast facilities’ gain. Of […]

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Railbird: Track meetings with HANA are a step

At the Railbird blog, Jessica Chapel discusses last week’s meeting between HANA and officials at Del Mar and Santa Anita over the takeout increase and players’ boycott: “The meetings are evidence that horseplayers, as represented by HANA, have gained the clout to compel conversation about customer issues. And while conversation isn’t action of the sort […]

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Railbird: Must-reads of 2010

At the Railbird blog, Jessica Chapel has compiled the ten online articles she believes were “must-reads” in 2010.

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It’s the end of another year and of course that means a myriad of end-of-the-year top ten lists–or, in some cases, end-of-the-decade lists. As the daily news aggregator for the Paulick Report, I confess all I wanted for Christmas was to not have to spend the next 11 days posting list after list from every […]

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