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Matt Gardner

Founder & Managing Editor

I don't come from a family with a horse racing background but my parents used to go to the old Longacres track in south Seattle when I was young. The Sunday Silence / Easy Goer rivalry in 1989 brought me into the sport, while the day to day challenge and joy of handicapping has turned me into the hardcore horse racing fan that I am today. I subscribe to Dish Network because it's the only cable/sat provider in my area that offers both TVG and HRTV. At least one of those channels is on in my home about 75% of the time.

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Derby Contenders: Vicar's in Trouble

Our look at the contenders for the 2014 Kentucky Derby continues with Louisiana Derby winner Vicar's in Trouble.

Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds | BloodHorse.com

This looks like it's going to get messy but brings up a good point with regards allowing slots at tracks and what those additional revenue streams should go towards. Additionally, the blurb about improving the turf course is pure gold because... yeah, a top-class racing facility with grass should be able to withstand at least some rain without moving everything to the main track. The Fair Grounds turf course is in need of a major overhaul.

NBC Sports Group to broadcast various Breeders' Cup preps - Handicappers' Edge

"The Breeders' Cup have announced a new marketing platform that will feature 18 of the best Breeders' Cup Challenge races from top race tracks in the U.S."

Derby Contenders: California Chrome

Our horse-by-horse looks at the contenders for the 2014 Kentucky Derby begins with the favorite: California Chrome.

2014 Kentucky Derby: Post times, TV, wagering menu

Tentative race schedule, post times, TV coverage, and wagering menu for the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

Random Friday Thoughts

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

Constitution out of the Derby - DRF.com

Shin injury sidelines Florida Derby winner.

Newbury Kingman imperious in Greenham rout | Horse Racing News | Racing Post

"KINGMAN turned in the perfect Classic trial at Newbury as he obliterated his Greenham rivals with a magnificent performance."

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.

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