Random Friday Thoughts

Thoughts on some of this weekend's races, plus a look at a new wagering application at Emerald Downs.

Stronach takes huge step forward in medication regulation

Frank Stronach announced Wednesday that all Stronach-owned racetracks will have an in-house "strictly regulated pharmacy" and will prohibit "anyone from having any medications in their possession unless those medications have been properly prescribed for a therapeutic treatment program." In addition, there will be automatic drug testing for all horses who ship in to race.


Constitution out of the Derby - DRF.com

Shin injury sidelines Florida Derby winner.

Blue Grass & Ark Derby provide scant Derby clues

California Chrome is the 2014 Kentucky Derby favorite. The rest of the field? We're still trying to separate out the contenders from the pretenders.

Blue Grass & Arkansas Derby Open Thread

The final two major prep races for the 2014 Kentucky Derby are slated for this afternoon: the Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes.

The Blue Grass' Last Call on Polytrack

Bet on the horses that run around in circles in Lexington tomorrow at that track they call Keeneland. More than likely, you can ignore the winner on Derby Day, too. But hey, Keeneland for the win. Should be fun.

SA Derby: California Chrome rolls to Louisville

California Chrome asserts his dominance on the West Coast by blowing out the field in the Santa Anita Derby.

Wood Results: Wicked Strong closes for the win

Wicked Strong rolls to Louisville after winning the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Wood & SA Derby Open Thread

The road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby is nearing an end with today's runnings of the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby.

"The Happy Punter"

"The Happy Punter"

Predicteform Wood Memorial Analysis

A look at the 2014 Wood Memorial from Predicteform.

Keeneland Opens (Spring 2014 Edition)!

Friends, college students, fellow bettors, lend me your ears and the mutuel clerks your betting money! Preferably while leaving Keeneland with more money that you started the day with, because cashing tickets is fun.

California Chrome headlines Santa Anita Derby

It's time for the big one on the West Coast: the 2014 Santa Anita Derby.

Social Inclusion, Samraat & Uncle Sigh lead Wood

New York City takes center stage on the road to the 2014 Kentucky Derby with Saturday's Grade 1 $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct.

Cleaning up Racing

There's lots of negativity around our sport right now, so let's examine my ways to make some drastic changes to increase accountability and to demand transparency.

Ky Derby '14: More questions than answers?

Five weeks from the Derby - is the picture any clearer? Or is it clear as mud?

Pedigree Profile: Toast of New York

The biggest question of his career thus far looms like a, like an, like, heck, I'm no poet: Will he like dirt?

Vicar's in Trouble rolls to Louisiana Derby win

Ken Ramsey has another Derby horse as Vicar's in Trouble takes the Louisiana Derby in gate to wire fashion.

Constitution wins the Florida Derby

Todd Pletcher has another Kentucky Derby hopeful as Constitution edges Wildcat Red to win the Florida Derby.

Dubai World Cup: African Story wins for Goldolphin

African Story springs the upset for the home team as he rolls to victory in the Dubai World Cup.

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