Articles posted July 28, 2008

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Inside Track: Top o' the Hill

Inside Track: Top o' the Hill

By Terry Conway - It was one of those eureka moments. In early 1992 veterinarian Kathleen Anderson drove through the front gates and down the dirt and gravel road at the Fair Hill Training Center. The barns were in tatters. Top-flight horses non-existent.

Losing the Iron Horse? - Part 3

Losing the Iron Horse? - Part 3

Blood-Horse executive editor of digital media Eric Mitchell hosts prominent horsemen Bobby Trussell, Rob Whiteley, Rob Keck, Mike Pons, Arthur Hancock III, and Duncan Taylor as they discuss what they see inside the numbers.

PA Report: Purses Up, Handle Share Down

PA Report: Purses Up, Handle Share Down

Total purses earned at Pennsylvania racetracks jumped 162% from 2006 to 2007 because of revenue from on-track slot machines, while the percentage of purses earned from pari-mutuel wagering dropped substantially during the same period, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's first "benchmark report" on the impact of slots on pari-mutuel wagering.

Jockeys, Trainers, on Synthetics Panels

Jockeys, Trainers, on Synthetics Panels

As part of an ongoing analysis into the feasibility of installing synthetic surfaces at racetracks located in New York State, the New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorse has invited segments of the racing industry to a one-day forum to discuss the issues associated with artificial surfaces.

Losing the Iron Horse? - Part 1

Losing the Iron Horse? - Part 1

See Also: "Losing the Iron Horse?", an in-depth report, available as a free PDF download, which investigates whether the Thoroughbred racehorse is as tough today as it was 30 to 40 years ago.

Jones Eyes West Virginia Derby Invasion

Jones Eyes West Virginia Derby Invasion

The horsemen at Delaware Park are well aware that trainer Larry Jones has an arsenal of stakes competitors in his barn. And on Aug. 2, Jones plans to bring a vanload of his top horses to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) program.

And They're Off: July 30 Episode

And They're Off: July 30 Episode

Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss Hialeah, Jeremy Rose's suspension, the second season of racing - including a look back at the Jim Dandy and a look ahead to the Haskell, and old warriors.

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