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Angus Lind Book Signing to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Nov. 14

Angus Lind, the beloved Times-Picayune columnist and horseracing aficionado, will sign copies of his new book, Prime Angus, at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during the races on Nov. 14. Lind will donate a portion of the proceeds from every book sold to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund...

Much Obliged Much the Best in Opening Day Blushing K.D.

Favorite players could say “Thank You” to Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged when she prevailed by a half-length in Friday’s featured second running of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap.

Much Obliged Much the Best in Opening Day Blushing K.D.

Favorite players could say “Thank You” to Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged when she prevailed by a half-length in Friday’s featured second running of the $60,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap. As the odds-on choice in the wagering, the 4-year-old daughter of Kingmambo, trained by Malcolm Pierce, returned...

Brisnet PPs for maiden races.

With often few running lines to analyze handicapping maiden races can be a hard task for horseplayers. However, the Brisnet Ultimate Past Performances include a wide range of trainer and pedigree statistics that can make this task easier and more profitable. A few examples are seen on Saturday....

Asmussen Active in Saturday's Old Hickory, Pontalba Stakes

Eclipse Award-winning conditioner Steve Asmussen – also Fair Grounds’ defending trainer champion last season – will be prominently represented in both stakes on Saturday’s opening weekend program of the 2009-2010 Fair Grounds season. In the 32nd running of $60,000 Old Hickory Stakes for 2-year-olds...

FREE Wizard's Breeders' Cup race analysis with wagers!

Wizard's Major Stakes Analysis for Friday's MARATHON, the first Breeders' Cup event Breeders' Cup Marathon Santa Anita Race 3 - 1 3/4m Non-graded 3yo and up, Purse: $500,000. Post Time: 3:35 ET  Race Synopsis Black Astor will be sent right to the front and try to wire the field. Nite Light should...

Opening day review at Churchill.

Churchill's fall meet opened on Sunday with blue skies, temperatures in the high fifties, a fast track and a turf course labelled "good". The 11 race card was devoted to two-year-olds and the first race was a six and a half furlong claiming event.  Cover Photo, who was the Brisnet Prime...

Much Obliged Heads Opening Day Blushing K.D. Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Much Obliged, third by a head to Princess Haya and champion Forever Together in the Grade II Canadian Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack in her last race, is the likely morning line favorite and high weight in Friday’s Opening Day feature, the $60,000 Blushing K.D. Stakes for fillies and...

Dick Powell's Melbourne Cup Blog--Monday.

DICK POWELL'SMELBOURNE CUP BLOG Monday at Flemington "Cup Day, and Cup Day only, commands an attention, an interest, and an enthusiasm which are universal -- and spontaneous, not perfunctory. Cup Day is supreme, it has no rival. I can call to mind no specialized annual day, in any country,...

Dick Powell's Melbourne Cup Blog

DICK POWELL'SMELBOURNE CUP BLOG Thursday (10/29) - 5:05 p.m. Pacific time It's been an interesting trip so far and we aren't even halfway there. Going to the Melbourne Cup requires a lot of stamina. It basically takes a day and a half to get there but after doing it last year this year should be a...