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Archive for November 2018

LoneSpeed is branching out

Today is a big day for LoneSpeed.  After just 90 days up and running, we had our first partnership go live today.  Check out our first column over at Horse Racing Nation right here… https://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/LoneSpeedAdvantage

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What price will we get on Sunny Ridge?

The morning line is out, and it appears Sunny Ridge is expected to be something around 9/2 when they break from the gate in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Saturday.  Personally, I’m hoping for more like 6/1, although maybe that’s wishful thinking.  Regardless, I love his chances.  He was wide all the way around…

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Game Winner at 5.9-1, or Game Winner and some friends at 7-1?

I can’t be the only one who noticed that Game Winner closed at 5.9-1 in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager last weekend, while his sire, Candy Ride, could have been had at the slightly-more-generous price of 7.0-1 in the Sires Wager.  Even the slowest among us can see that it would have…

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Some thoughts on the Michael Wrona firing

It seems like every single person on Horse Racing Twitter is outraged beyond words about the sudden and unexpected firing of Santa Anita track announcer Michael Wrona by Tim Ritvo of The Stronach Group.  The typical comment goes something like this: “After being forced to win an audition, he was fired suddenly from his dream…

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I do not agree with Watchmaker

In his review of the Breeders’ Cup, DRF’s Mike Watchmaker had this to say about City of Light and the Dirt Mile itself:   While I am in full agreement that City of Light was sensational, I disagree with the overall tone and some of the specific points Watchmaker made here.  For one, he argues…

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Tourney Talk- “Scott C” leads BetPTC Finals after Day 1

Based on his social media posts, I can only assume that the Scott C. atop the BetPTC leaderboard after Day 1 of the Cash Is King contest is none other than Scott Carson, known on Twitter as @CarsoniPH.  Carson tweeted on Saturday that he rode Risky Proposition and his 22.5-1 off odds to wins in…

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