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A Star is Born: It’s a Boy for Champion Thoroughbreds Rachel Alexandra and Curlin

A Star is Born: It’s a Boy for Champion Thoroughbreds Rachel Alexandra and Curlin

by Steve Davidowitz | On Sunday afternoon at Stonestreet Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, a baby racehorse was born with a star on his forehead; a star which foreshadows the expectations he will be measured against, given his illustrious parents. The...

By on Jan 26, 2012

Category: Horse Racing

Top 10 Reasons Why Horse Racing is the Best Gambling Game Ever Invented

Top 10 Reasons Why Horse Racing is the Best Gambling Game Ever Invented

By Steve Davidowitz | I received a note from a reader who asked me how I rankgambling on horse racing vs. other popular gambling options on sports, cards and the like. My reply to him was short but sweet. I said...

By on Jan 21, 2012

Category: Horse Racing

Havre de Grace is Third Straight Female Horse of the Year

Havre de Grace is Third Straight Female Horse of the Year

By Steve Davidowitz | While there was no truly dominant Horse of the Year in 2011, the 4-year-old filly Havre de Grace did enough to convince the majority of Eclipse Award voters that she deserved to be the third straight...

By on Jan 19, 2012

Category: Horse Racing

Best Bets for 2012 Triple Crown

Best Bets for 2012 Triple Crown

By Steve Davidowitz From what I saw in 2011, there were a few dozen young horses who acted the part of serious prospects for the 2012 Triple Crown races. No doubt there will be many more before we get to the...

By on Jan 03, 2012

Category: Horse Racing

Bowl Games & NFL Games Take a Back Seat to the Grade-1 La Brea

Bowl Games & NFL Games Take a Back Seat to the Grade-1 La Brea

By Steve Davidowitz As a fan of most sports, I’m pretty sure I will watch some NFL and college bowl games this weekend.  But for the good of my bankroll I fully expect to get involved with a handful...

By on Jan 01, 2012

Category: Horse Racing

CASH CALL FUTURITY FILLED WITH IRONY AND GOOD KENTUCKY DERBY PROSPECTS

CASH CALL FUTURITY FILLED WITH IRONY AND GOOD KENTUCKY DERBY PROSPECTS

By Steve Davidowitz  On Saturday, Dec. 17 at Hollywood Park, the Bob Baffert trained LIAISON narrowly won the $750,000 Cash Call Futurity over ROUSING STORM. While most people east of the Rocky Mountains probably have never heard of either...

By on Dec 19, 2011

Category: Horse Racing

The Cash Call Futurity, the last Grade-1 Stakes for 2 year olds in 2011

The Cash Call Futurity, the last Grade-1 Stakes for 2 year olds in 2011

By Steve Davidowitz As Hollywood Park closes this weekend, west coast horseplayers will see many of the most promising 2 year olds in the country in the $750,000 Cash Call Futurity. The Grade-1 race will be run at 1-1/16...

By on Dec 17, 2011

Category: Horse Racing

A Few Things I Love And Hate About Horse Racing

A Few Things I Love And Hate About Horse Racing

By Steve Davidowitz. . .The love-hate relationship I have with horse racing is more love than hate, but there are problems I see that are intertwined with the best the game has to offer. For instance, few racetracks in...

By on Dec 12, 2011

Category: Horse Racing

Great, Controversial Jockey Patrick Valenzuela Has Retired

Great, Controversial Jockey Patrick Valenzuela Has Retired

By Steve Davidowitz. . . . JockeyPatrick Valenzuela formally decided on Friday to end his career as one of he best, most controversial jockeys in racing history. Valenzuela, 49 and winner of 4,333 career races, came to the conclusion this...

By on Dec 10, 2011

Category: Horse Racing

Steve Davidowitz Review of Racing’s First December Weekend

Steve Davidowitz Review of Racing’s First December Weekend

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. . .Opening a month earlier than usual, Gulfstream Park  began its winter race meet on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a modest 10 race card that looked more like the cards we see at Calder racecourse....

By on Dec 05, 2011

Category: Horse Racing

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