Articles posted December 11, 2008

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Pat Day to Aid Riverside Trainers

Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will be a guest speaker at Ellis Park Dec. 13 at noon to present aid and auction a personally autographed saddle with the proceeds benefiting the trainers who lost horses and their equipment in the Nov. 20 Riverside Downs fire.

That Handicapping Show Hollywood Starlet

That Handicapping Show Hollywood Starlet

Jason and Evan analyze the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on December 13. Also Brisnet's handicapping expert The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Louisiana Champions Day Starter Handicap, Fair Grounds Race 4 on Saturday, Dec. 13.Download a PDF of the "The Wizard's Spotlight Play" here.

Speed Researcher Says Horses Have Reached their Limit

It doesn't look like Thoroughbred racehorses will be breaking records anytime soon ... or perhaps ever again.

According to Mark Denny, PhD, of California's Stanford University, a plateau in racing speed was reached back in 1949, 1971, and 1973 for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes, respectively.

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