Articles posted July 24, 2008

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Florida QH Track Backers Still Active

Florida QH Track Backers Still Active

Florida's only harness track and several Thoroughbred industry executives are making plans for Quarter Horse racing, with potentially lucrative poker rooms serving as part of the attraction.

That Handicapping Show: July 24 Episode

That Handicapping Show: July 24 Episode

Hosted by Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra, "That Handicapping Show" is a weekly video show dedicated to horse players. This week, Jason and special guest Evan Hammonds take a look at the Whitney Handicap. Plus, picks from John Pricci of Equiform.

Go For Wand: Ginger Punch Heavy Favorite

Go For Wand: Ginger Punch Heavy Favorite

Last year, Stronach Stables' Ginger Punch romped to a six-length victory in the Go For Wand (gr. I) en route to her Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) win and being named champion older female. The scary part for her competition is that trainer Bobby Frankel says the daughter of Awesome Again is vastly improved as a 5-year-old.

Penn National Ready to Move Forward

Penn National Ready to Move Forward

Flush with settlement funds from a failed buyout attempt from private equity groups, Penn National Gaming Inc. said July 24 it is ready to examine the many options it has for its future.

Ellis Park Hires New Track Announcer

Ellis Park Hires New Track Announcer

Ellis Park has named Bill Downes as the new permanent live race announcer for the Henderson, Ky. track. Downes, who has called races for Presque Isle Downs, Beulah Park, and River Downs, will replace announcer Luke Kruytbosch, who died in Evansville, Ind., July 14.

That Handicapping Show: July 24 Episode

That Handicapping Show: July 24 Episode

Jason and special guest Evan Hammonds analyze the Whitney Handicap.Plus, picks from John Pricci of Equiform on the Sea O Erin Handicap, July 26, at Arlington Park. The free “Race of the Week” download features Pricci’s detailed analysis of the Sea O Erin and picks for race seven on the same Arlington card. Download your FREE Equiform Race of the Week report!

Special Report: Racehorse Durability

In this exclusive report, The Blood-Horse investigates whether the Thoroughbred racehorse is as tough today as it was 30 to 40 years ago. Editors of The Blood-Horse recently sought the answer to this question by producing a comprehensive review of 34 years of historical Thoroughbred stallion progeny records pulled from The Jockey Club's e...

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