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» Chicago Railbird: 4.30.16
04/29/16 14:30 from Blinkers Off
Hawthorne’s spring meet draws to a close tomorrow, and Chicago Railbird has a look at tomorrow’s 5th: a broadly drawn state-bred allowance for fillies and mares. The race drew an interesting field, and serves both as the last...

» 2016 Kentucky Derby Exaggerator Update (VIDEO)
04/29/16 08:33 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
The amount of time it took for Exaggerator to race from way back, to in front of the Santa Anita Derby, was all the time he needed to transition from talented enigma to one of the favorites for the 2016 Kentucky Derby . His electrifying ...

» Kentucky Derby 2016: Exaggerator Update (VIDEO)
04/29/16 08:33 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
The amount of time it took for Exaggerator to race from way back, to in front of the Santa Anita Derby, was all the time he needed to transition from talented enigma to one of the favorites for the 2016 Kentucky Derby . His electrifying ...

» Chicago Contest Corner: April 29
04/28/16 15:16 from Blinkers Off
The Hawthorne meet may be drawing to a close this weekend — but you still have one more chance this Friday to play some Hawthorne games on DerbyWars! The Chicago Contest Corner is here to help, with the most interesting contest hor...

» Kentucky Derby 2016: Photos & Perspective from the Backside
04/28/16 06:11 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
After several mornings of observing, shooting video, and conducting interviews on the Churchill Downs backside, I decided to make today mostly about snapping a few photos. No expensive photo equipment, so I will warn you that this is the...

» 2016 Miami Mile Preview
04/27/16 20:48 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
For the thirtieth time, the Miami Mile will be contested.  Such a race will be run not in Miami (as it used to be), but will be run at a mile.  The Miami Mile serves as the feature of the Saturday April 30th card at Gulfstream Park as th...

» Can Nyquist be to American Pharoah what Affirmed was to Seattle Slew?
04/27/16 12:01 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Four decades ago, a beautifully talented colt with equal measures speed, talent, and courage began his meteoric rise to the summit of thoroughbred horse racing. Though he would only make but three starts as a two-year-old, Seattle Slew w...

» Picks and Ponderings: 2016 Bewitch Stakes Preview
04/26/16 19:32 from Blinkers Off
This Friday, Keeneland draws to a close — but not before the long-winded turf mares get a chance to strut their stuff. The Grade III Bewitch Stakes, a mile and a half turf race for fillies and mares four and up, anchors the card.  ...

» 2016 Bewitch Stakes Preview
04/26/16 19:24 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Last week, open company got a chance to go three turns on the Keeneland grass in the Elkhorn.  On Keeneland's closing day (Friday, April 29), the long-winded fillies and mares get their day in the mile and a half Bewitch Stakes. This rac...

» on harassment, sports analysis, and perspective
04/26/16 15:11 from Blinkers Off
Everyone who talks about sports online should watch this. Strike that.  Everyone who talks about anything online should watch this. If you have a heart, it’s going to hurt.  But, it confronts the problem of online harassment more h...

» Who Am I ??? -- Special Kentucky Derby Edition
04/26/16 14:59 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
*Bred in the South, I began my career with a win by more than seven lengths, while going six furlongs.   *My second start again came in a non-major racing state, where I stretched out to 8 ½ furlongs.   *In that second career r...

» Chicago Railbird: 4.28.16
04/26/16 10:50 from Blinkers Off
This Thursday’s card at Hawthorne features both Illinois-bred stakes winners from the fall of 2014: Tizgorgeous and Timeaday.  Both fillies are now four, both remain in training, and both have turned up in solid, interesting races....

» 2016 Kentucky Derby:Talking Suddenbreakingnews with Donnie K Von Hemel
04/26/16 08:26 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
In my daily mornings on the Churchill Downs backside leading up to Kentucky Derby 2016 , one of the many things I enjoy is to grab the trainers for a quick question or two. Most are extremely gracious and willing to discuss their horse(s...

» Cappers for Causes returns!
04/25/16 16:22 from Blinkers Off
Danonymous Racing regularly hosts handicapping contests to raise money for racing-related charities.  For the third year in a row, he is hosting Cappers for Causes.  It is a handicapping contest that covers all three weekends of Triple C...

» Churchill Downs will host the 2018 Breeders’ Cup
04/25/16 05:39 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
The World Championships of racing, the Breeders’ Cup ,   is heading back to Derby City. The big news was proudly announced this morning during a press conference at Churchill Downs . The host of the Kentucky Derby , and the track wi...

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