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Peter Lee’s Top 20

2019-07-20T10:57:10-05:00July 19th, 2019|

In 1999, the Blood-Horse published a list of the top 100 American racehorses of the 20th century, which caused a great deal of discussion (Man o'War ahead of Secretariat? Ruffian at only #35?). We're almost one-fifth of the way through the 21st century; what horses may make the Blood-Horse's top [...]

The Haskell 2019

2019-07-18T19:21:49-05:00July 18th, 2019|

Our ace handicapper Georgio Sette goes for a repeat of last year's Haskell with his detailed analysis and predicted order of finish. A heat wave is looming but Geo is hoping it holds off and Monmouth can safely run their marquee invitational event on schedule. The 2019 $1,000.000.00 Grade 1 [...]

Horse Racing Safe Act

2019-06-30T10:10:50-05:00June 30th, 2019|

  Horse Racing Safe Act by Jo-Claire Corcoran There are so many pressing issues facing the Thoroughbred Racing industry these days, breakdowns, track conditions, medications, aftercare, lower attendance and the ever-present threat of slaughter. All connected in one way or another.     There is no one answer, there is no [...]

Michael Valiante’s Top 15

2019-06-27T18:52:27-05:00June 27th, 2019|

My Top 15 Hispanic Jockeys By Michael Valiante Throughout its history, America has proven to be a land of opportunity for immigrants around the world who have come here and carved out a name for themselves through hard work and discipline. As an example, the game of thoroughbred racing has [...]

Cell Function and Development in Horses

2019-06-27T18:52:59-05:00June 27th, 2019|

    How Essential Fatty Acid (Omega) Supplementation and the use of Healthy Fat in Horse’s diet Contributes to Cell Development and Function   Every cell in the horse's body is surrounded by fat. Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids compete for incorporation into the cell membrane.  As part of the cell [...]

The Circle of Racing Life

2019-06-24T10:39:16-05:00June 24th, 2019|

  The Circle of Racing Life By Mike Valiante If I had a $1 for every word tweeted, posted, spoken or written about Santa Anita and the proposed reforms for that track I could have covered many a bar bill. Today I would like to address improvements that racing should [...]

What or Who Killed Phar Lap

2019-06-24T10:28:36-05:00June 24th, 2019|

  What - Or Who - Killed Phar Lap?   By Peter Lee   Phar Lap was a great horse on his way to becoming one of the greatest ever.   After a slow start at 2 and 3, he won 14 of 16 races as a 4-year-old in 1930, [...]

Handicapping for Horses Invitational

2019-06-19T11:54:59-05:00June 18th, 2019|

    Handicapping For Horses Invitational   By: Nick D’Agostino   I recently caught up with Bruno De Julio and he informed me of a very interesting contest that was taking place with a special field of handicappers for the Saratoga meet. The idea behind the Handicapping For Horses Invitational [...]