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Poker Room Receipts Belie Forecasts
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Dog tracks lead the way in Florida . . .
Where Have All the Scholars Gone?
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Add Traipse in Utopia to the list . . .
Four Brethren Runners in Stakes Action Saturday
Friday, August 04, 2017
Pleasant Acres stallion in the spotlight . . .
Racinos Show Slight Increase, But Five Are Slipping
Monday, July 31, 2017
Only three are up from previous year . . .
We Just Want the Facts, Ma'am
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Unsubstantiated name-calling serves no purpose . . .
Are European Horsemen Smarter Than Everybody Else?
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Euros seem to be much better behaved . . .
Analytics Don't Tell the Whole Story
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
What is profit lines' win percentage? . . .
Pleasant Acres Stallions on a Roll
Friday, July 07, 2017
Treasure Beach leads with three winners . . .
Little Guys Make the Game Go
Friday, June 30, 2017
Alcanudance, Pink Mama are crowd favorites . . .
Entering in Short Fields Can Be Rewarding
Monday, June 26, 2017
Rain and scratches change the playing field . . .
Florida Casinos Headed for Record Year
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Overall play should reach $8.5 billion . . .
With Poppy's Salsa, the Tote Board Told the Story
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Dead-Heats with Live Oak colt . . .
Florida Could Use a Belmont Stakes Winner (Snicker)
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Tapwrit would be a major boon to Ocala . . .
Remembering . . .
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
How did at all come down to this? . . .
Gaffalione Has Become King of Gulfstream
Friday, June 02, 2017
Leads fellow riders by a mile . . .
Two Frosh Sires Have a Winner, Several On the Verge
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Gulfstream's Rainbow carryover passes $500,000 . . .
Is Win Approval Racing's No. 1 Broodmare?
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Produced 4 millionaires for Live Oak . . .
Martin Would have Had the Preakness as a 5-Horse Race
Thursday, May 18, 2017
But 10 will line up at Pimlico . . .
This Son of First Dude Was No Runt
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Pays $210 in his Gulfstream debut . . .
Currency Swap Takes Early Florida Frosh Lead
Monday, May 15, 2017
R Paper Chaser is first frosh winner of 2017 . . .
Derby Numbers Soar to New Heights
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Always Dreaming outdoes American Pharoah, Nyquist . . .
Wide Open Derby Has Delicious Wagering Possibilities
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Classic Empire, Irish War Cry 7-1 in early wagering . . .
It Doesn't Take a Monster Ticket to reach the Rainbow
Monday, May 01, 2017
New Yorker hits for 40 cents . . .
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 . . .
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