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Short Fields Getting Shorter; Santa Anita Cancels Program
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Great Race Place feeling the pinch . . .
Munoz, Brei Pick Up Early 2-Year-Old Cash
Friday, April 21, 2017
They win the first two events at Gulfstream for juveniles . . .
Florida Two-Year-Olds in Action at Gulfstream and Aqueduct
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Frosh Sires Brethren and Soldat get first runners . . .
Corfu Gets First Florida 2-Year-Old Runner of 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Finishes fifth at Keeneland
Explanation of Legislative Issues a Little Murky
Saturday, April 08, 2017
House and Senate expected to confer . . .
Record Florida Derby Weekend at Gulfstream
Monday, April 03, 2017
Word from Gulfstream Park is that there were a great many disgruntled people cashing...
French Quarter Gets Biggest Test in Sir Shackleton
Friday, March 31, 2017
Gulfstream Rainbow headed for $2 million . . .
Gulfstream Pick 6 Is Skyrocketing
Monday, March 27, 2017
Gaffalione gets 500th winner . . .
Add This One to the List of 'Bad Beats'
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Million-dollar payoff misses by a head bob . . .
Bridlewood Owner On the Kentucky Derby Trail
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tapwrit Impressive in Tampa Bay Derby . . .
Bullseye Lives Up to Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1974 Lyrics
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Nine-Year wins in debut at Turf Paradise . . .
Racinos Starting to Slip in South Florida
Monday, March 06, 2017
Hurricane Matthew didn't help . . .
Friends From Jim Beam Were Gulfstream's Jackpot Winners
Monday, February 27, 2017
Winning ticket cost just $194.40 . . .
Who Hit the Jackpot? Calabrese, the Ramseys?
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Pool goes for more than $324,000 . . .
Strange Wagering as Flash Jak Records Seventh Victory
Monday, February 20, 2017
She goes over $100,000 . . .
Aha: Nassau OTB Machines Are at the Big A
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Genting managing 460 machines . . .
McCraken Stamps Ticket to Louisville With TBD Track Record
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Lowers Destin's mark . . .
New York Casino Structure Becomes a Puzzle
Thursday, February 09, 2017
No answers yet on addition of Nassau OTB . . .
Florida's Frosh Sire List Best in Years
Sunday, February 05, 2017
13 stallions, three with more than 100 mares bred . . .
Two Champs Spice Blockbuster Gulfstream Card
Friday, February 03, 2017
Classic Empire, Three Rules Make 3yo debuts . . .
The Rail - A Wonderful Place to Leave From
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Arrogate is the king of racing . . .
OBS Championships Feature Eight Races of the Pari-Mutuel Variety
Monday, January 23, 2017
Seven quarter horses races, four for thoroughbreds . . .
Ocala Stud Riding High as 2017 Unfolds
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Big Beast has first foal . . .
Breeders' Cup Ban for Ellis Quite Perplexing
Thursday, January 12, 2017
(Sorry for the delay since the last column - had a little bout with pneumonia to...
Gulfstream Leads the Way Into the New Year
Monday, January 02, 2017
Closes out 2016 with handle of more than $11 million . . .
To Play the Game Today, Horsemen Must Be Masochists
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up gets a hose job . . .
ADWs Causing Great Concern in California
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Tracks and ADW operators at odds . . .
Claiming Crown a Resounding Success for Gulfstream
Friday, December 09, 2016
Handle surpasses $11 million . . .
Pari-Mutuel Handle Continues On a Straight Line
Monday, December 05, 2016
2016 will go over $11 billion again . . .
Tampa Bay Times Still Ignoring Racing
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Not one word about Tampa's opening Saturday . . .
Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs Geared Up for Openings
Monday, November 21, 2016
$12 million Pegasus Cup to be run on Jan. 28 . . .
Mr. Jordan Does Kantharos Proud
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The 4-year-old gelding breaks track record . . .
Favorite Players Had Rough BC Weekend
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Only one favorite won in 13 races . . .
Florida Connections Sparse on Racing's Biggest Weekend
Thursday, November 03, 2016
But success is quite possible . . .
Biondetti and Overdriven: Frosh Battle Is On
Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Both have six winners with 61 days left . . .
Breeders' Cup Classic Sports Classic Field
Friday, October 28, 2016
Combined earnings of nearly $50 million . . .
Florida, New York Slots Appear to Have Peaked
Friday, October 21, 2016
Both coming off record years . . .
TVG Ads Enough To Drive Us Batty
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Web.com spot a blatant lie . . .
Strange Things Happening at Santa Anita
Monday, October 10, 2016
Field Commission gelding surprises at 5/2 . . .
Pilcher Riding The Waves With His Dream Horse
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Three Rules headed for Breeders' Cup
Saturday's Programs - Once In a Lifetime?
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The stars come out to play . . .
Even Exchange Wagering Couldn't Save Monmouth Park
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Handle down by more than 26% . . .
Shortage of Horses is Critical, Along With Handle Figures
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Monday and Tuesday numbers are embarrassing . . .
Kantharos Goes the Way of Many Successful Florida Stallions
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Great loss to Florida breeding program . . .
Stewards Got It Wrong In Gulfstream DQ
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Everybody is affected by decision . . .
Quick Fix for Breeders Awards Problem in Pennsylvania
Monday, August 29, 2016
Fire the Racing Commission, I say . . .
Give Me Liberty or Give Me No. 1!
Monday, August 22, 2016
The rail gets unnecessarily poor treatment . . .
Millionaire Za Approval Retires to Live Oak
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Joins half-brother Revved Up at the farm . . .
What's Going On at Finger Lakes?
Friday, August 12, 2016
Where is the $10 million for purses?
Three Rules Wins Dr. Fager, Rules Florida's Juvenile Colts
Sunday, August 07, 2016
Gone Astray has huge day at Gulfstream . . .
South Florida Racinos Celebrate Another Record Year
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Total play exceeds $8 billion . . .
'No Rider' Has Some Pretty Good Stats
Friday, July 29, 2016
HANA stat sheet has questions . . .
First week Spa Figures Are Out of Sight
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Handle surpasses $84 million . . . .
Overdriven Mystery Solved, and He Now Has 2 Winners
Friday, July 22, 2016
First winner was in Dominican Republic . . .
First Dude Headed for Extraordinary Season
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Double Diamong stallion is on fire . . .
Too Many Pampered Horses = Short Fields
Friday, July 15, 2016
Gulfstream runners buck the trend . . .
Conspiracy Theory Invades Parx
Monday, July 11, 2016
6-1 Sierra Sun wins, at 5/2 . . .
Northwest Stud Stallions Enjoy Banner Summit of Speed
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Gone Astray, United States stand out . . .
Gary D Gets First Florida Freshman Winner
Friday, July 01, 2016
Miss Waterbug wins for Donald Ming . . .
A Reader's Response to Exchange Wagering
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Mr. Wilson has another opinion . . .
A Little of This and That
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Last Saturday, unbeaten sensation Songbird was set to make her eighth start in the...
New York Horsemen Take Another Hit From Cuomo
Thursday, June 16, 2016
NY governor wants to steal casino money . . .
Tapit Rules the Day in Elmont
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Gainesway stallion is superb . . .
Poker Rooms Still Flourishing in Florida
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Receipts up significantly this year . . .
Stallion Prospects Will Heighten for 2017
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
As the racing year nears the halfway point, the decided lack of new stallions that...
South Florida's Casinos Should Top $8 Billion
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Another record-breaking year on tap . . .
Last Two Preaknesses Were Really of the Turtle Variety
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Slowest since Fabius in 1956 . . .
Abiding Star and Fellowship Carry Florida Banner in Preakness
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Nyquist is 3/5 to win second leg of the Triple Crown . . .
Is Exchange Wagering Here, Or Not?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
No numbers listed on Equibase charts . . .
Gene Stevens: 1935-2016, An Innovator Passes
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Post Time USA icon passes away in Miami . . .
Lucky Nyquist Got Another "Perfect Trip'
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Best clocking since 2003 . . .
Uncle Mo, Tapit, Giant's Causeway Dominate Derby
Thursday, May 05, 2016
18 Kentucky-breds, two from Pa. . . .
Derby Field - So Far- Without Defections
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
All the major winners are still around . . .
Field Commission Off to Bang-Up Start for 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Drafted sets track record at Keeneland . . .
Oh No - Anything But Exchange Wagering!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
New Jersey to offer it to bettors . . .
McCrocklin's Still Crackin'
Monday, April 25, 2016
ROI on Broken Vow colt is 812% . . .
What Is Happening at the Tampa Bay Times?
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Don Jensen treats the dogs better, for some reason . . .
Time for Gr. I Status for Tampa Bay Derby
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Outwork and Brody's Cause leave Tampa, win major preps . . .
Misleading Headline Doesn't Give a True Picture Concerning Handle
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
It's not just the newspapers who are constantly spitting out erroneous...
Nyquist Explodes, As Does Gulfstream's Handle
Sunday, April 03, 2016
Wagering surpasses $32 million . . .
Somebody Should Have Wanted 'The Horse Nobody Wanted'
Monday, March 28, 2016
Great Attack still going strong at age nine . . .
Rainbow Winners Score to the Tune of $89,456
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Approximately 147 lucky bettors enjoy monster betting day . . .
The Facts According to This Media
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Today's subject, as it has been for weeks, is a continuing examination of the "Rise...
Burying Racing Will Have to Wait for Another Day
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sport Enjoys Bang-Up Weekend
Is The 'Conspiracy Theory' Merely a Theory?
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
Various theories abound in the world of thoroughbred racing, some with merit, many...
'Dying Sport' Is looking Pretty Healthy
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Gulfstream handles more than $16 million . . .
De-Coupling Misinformation Reaches DRF
Monday, February 29, 2016
Even FTBOA head gets it wrong . . .
'Declining Slots:' A Figment of Somebody's Imagination
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Florida's slots are record-breaking, as are Aqueduct's . . .
When It Comes to Unbiased Reporting, Ignorance Is Bliss
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Dog owners don't need to speak for the thoroughbred community . . .
De-Coupling Bill Is a Blockbuster for the Thoroughbred Industry
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Best course for pari-mutuel industry . . .
New Faces Could Make 2016 a Special Year
Monday, February 15, 2016
Under-the-radar runners could make a big splash . . .
Champion Tepin Set To Make 2016 Debut at Tampa
Friday, February 12, 2016
Goes in Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes on the grass . . .
Florida Frosh Roster of 2016 Seriously Lacking in Numbers
Friday, February 12, 2016
Early list has just five freshmen . . .
Scott Allocates $150 Million for Worthless Road
Saturday, February 06, 2016
Pompano still way up in casino revenue . . . .
Brennans Reap Unexpected Windfall at Big A
Sunday, January 31, 2016
When the horses approached the gate for the fifth race at Aqueduct yesterday, Niall...
Eureka: The De-Coupling Puzzle Is Solved!
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Everywhere I go, de-coupling appears to be the No. 1 topic on the mind of every...
OBS Enjoys Huge Crowd, Great Racing, Surprising Betting
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Handle hits $23,552 for 2 races . . .
Instant Drama Elates Santa Anita Fans With Instant Drama
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Big Drama filly closes like a rocket to break maiden . . .
Some Eclipse Award Voters Should Be Impeached
Monday, January 18, 2016
Voting for non-contenders is a joke . . .
Farm Managers' Round Table Tackles De-Coupling
Friday, January 15, 2016
Leaders clear up questions at Jumbolair event . . .
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