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Keeneland Handicapping Tips To Be Delivered Via Twitter During 2017 Fall Meet

Keeneland will launch a new Twitter handle for the 2017 Fall Meet, @BetKeeneland, dedicated to providing on-demand content to horseplayers and a Handicapper of the Day series featuring a unique benevolent aspect benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). “The @BetKeeneland handle is an exciting mix of traditional and cutting edge designed to deliver real-time […]

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Xpressbet’s Free Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide Now Available

Xpressbet’s free Kentucky Derby Wager Guide is available for download.  Now in its eleventh edition, the Guide serves as the definitive handicapping source for the 142nd Run for the Roses and is an integral tool for bettors when building their Derby wagers.  Download the Guide today for race stats, historical trends and expert analysis, picks […]

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Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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HBPA Told To Fight Back Against ‘Elitists’ In ‘Environment Of Poison’

Eric Hamelback likes to focus on the positive in horse racing. Running his first winter convention as chief executive officer of the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the former general manager of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs in Kentucky put together several panels on Thursday’s opening day designed to give HBPA members reassurance that the […]

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NHC Charity Challenge: Paulick, Jagow Compete With 42 Other Celebrities

Defending champion Bob Neumeier of NBC Sports tops a field of 44 celebrities and media types competing in Saturday’s second annual $10,000 NHC Charity Challenge to benefit the Old Friends Barn Raising Project, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and a nonprofit cause of the winner’s choice. The invitation-only online tournament is held on the final day of […]

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Night School: The process of picking a winner

Night School, the racing industry’s national online fan education program, offers a course this Tuesday on “Handicapping a Race from A to Z,” which will take fans through the process of picking a winner. The video and live chat discussion will teach fans how to move from point to point in the past performances when […]

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Pricci takes off gloves: rips Byk, Serling, Crist for polarizing Horse of the Year debate

Sort of the racing version of calling out someone’s patriotism, several voices in the Thoroughbred industry claim a vote for Zenyatta for HOTY is a direct indication of incompetence. John Pricci, in his latest column, has removed the gloves and defends those who will cast their vote for the superstar mare.

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BYK DISSES ZENYATTA

By Ray Paulick Radio host Steve Byk, whose New York-based At the Races show has been bumped from Sirius/XM and has only been available online recently, had a meltdown Wednesday after veteran handicapper and author Steve Davidowitz called unbeaten, two-time champion Zenyatta “the best older racemare I have ever seen.” Davidowitz spoke glowingly of Zenyatta’s […]

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PERSPECTIVE

By Ray Paulick There has been a lot written and said about Zenyatta over the past week since the unbeaten daughter of Street Cry extended her winning streak to 17 races in last Sunday’s Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park—and not all of it was very nice. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> It certainly didn’t start with […]

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STEVE BYK OFF AIR WHILE UNDER CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Those of you who have Sirius/XM satellite radio and look forward to your daily serving of Steve Byk at the Races may have been confused and/or upset when the weekday radio show was not running yesterday at its usual 4-7 p.m EDT time slot. You’ll be happy to find out that the show was not […]

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