Posted: March 17, 2014

The Sheets “If You Like That Horse Don’t Bet The Race”

So much has changed in horse racing. The game and the sport continues to evolve and as a player you need to do the same. The sheets, and I'll include both the original "Rags' or Ragozins as well as Thoro-Graph in that statement have changed as well. There was a time when the sheets showed a horse to be flat out faster than the competition and you could still get a price on said horse. It also was not always visible in the past performances. Today it rarely happens and...

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Posted: August 10, 2020

Horse Racing Takes A Drop In Class

The term "drop in class" took on new meaning Sunday, August 9 when 10-year-old Graded stakes-winning millionaire Green Gratto ran for a $20,000 tag off a 28 month layoff.  News of the entry hit online trade publications Saturday and the dust up hit social media on Sunday before and after the race took place at Monmouth with dismal results.  A six furlongs allowance optional claiming race on the dirt with a purse of $65,625 including a Jersey bred bonus of $13,125. The chart notes state "(He) chased inside, gave way...

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Posted: August 11, 2020

Midway Through the Saratoga Meet – By the Numbers

By: Steve Zorn We are midway through this year’s Saratoga-without-fans race meet. Eighteen days of racing in the book, 21 scheduled in the final four weeks of the meet. At this same point in last year’s meet, we’d had 17 ½ days of racing. So, while it’s not a perfect comparison – for example, the Travers Stakes fell into the first half of the meet this year, instead of its usual position on the penultimate weekend – there’s enough similarity so that comparing numbers from last year and this can...

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QATAR ARC ROAD Update on the international starters expected at the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2020

Love takes the lead on EnableThe Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe is now in 91 days!Three months before the big event, the head of the list became more precise.Sunday, in Sandown, the great champion Enable,...

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