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Lanerie Wins Five Races on Churchill Card and is Named Jockey of the Week

From JockeyTalk360: Corey Lanerie won five races on a single card at Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 Aristides Stakes, and was named Jockey of the Week for May 30 – June 4, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. When jockey Corey Lanerie began his day on the Churchill Downs Saturday card, he had a [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Jockeys, RacingWire|Tags: |

Tyler Gaffalione Leads in Wins, Named Jockey of the Week

From Jockey Talk 360: Tyler Gaffalione led the North American jockey colony by wins last week and was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 22 - 29. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend of racing, many jockeys impressed in individual graded races from coast to coast, [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Jockeys, RacingWire|

BetAmerica Maiden Challenge at Pocatello Downs a Success

BetAmerica was a proud sponsor of one of the feature races on the closing day card at Pocatello Downs, in Pocatello, Idaho. The BetAmerica Maiden Challenge was part of the AQHA Challenge program that offers additional purse money to Quarter Horses that enroll in the lifelong Challenge program. The Maiden Challenge series specifically offers money to horses that have yet to break their maiden, helping owners and trainers to find competitive spots for their late-blooming horses. BetAmerica's own Michelle Yu [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Quarter Horse, RacingWire|

Pompano Tuesday Pickin’ from John Berry

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 RACE ONE             DOUBLE - 1-3, 1-7, 2-3, 2-7, 7-3, 7-7        PICK-5 -   1,2,7 w 3,7 w 6 w 6,9 w 3,4,5,7 7-SUE’S YOUR DADDY...posts have hindered last 2 but did pace final 3/4s in 1:25.4. Can rattle cages late. 2-CAITLIN’S ROMANCE...post hindered in last. Drew much better here & usually does well from inside posts. 1-ASHLEY’S DESIRE...winless this semester but noticing the solid late kicks she has produced last couple sts. RACE TWO 3-GOLD STAR PETER...back down [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|Categories: Harness, RacingWire|Tags: , |

Pompano Sunday Pickin’ from John Berry

Sunday, April 30: RACE ONE                        DOUBLE -  2-5, 5-5, 6-5         PICK-5 -   2,5,6 w 5 w 4 w 4 w 8,9 5-STRIKER ACE...was very competitive in higher class last two starts. Could be on the engine from this post. 6-OVERNIGHT SHIPPER...couldn’t handle off track in last. Prior hindered by post & looked strong middle half. 2-FLASHY LADY...recent form sharp. Probably leaving and yielding for the garden journey. Dangerous here. RACE TWO 5-CARTOONIST...went tough first over journey in last and held [...]

By |April 29th, 2017|Categories: Harness, RacingWire|Tags: , |

JockeyTalk360: Julien Leparoux Rules the Arkansas Derby, Honored as Jockey of the Week

From JockeyTalk360: After his performance in the Arkansas Derby and leading all North American jockeys by earnings, Julien Leparoux was named Jockey of the Week for April 10-16, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. The last two Kentucky Derby prep races of the season were held on Saturday; however, only the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (G1) [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Categories: Jockeys, RacingWire|Tags: , |

Local Leading Rider Alfredo Juarez, Jr. Springs Upset in the Sunland Derby

From Jockey Talk 360: At a track in the desert, a featured stakes race starts with a horse breaking slowly out of post nine, tracking the field from the rear, picking off rivals as he turns for home, and clearing the rest of the field by daylight to win at the wire. Coady Photography Sound familiar? It may seem as though this story has already been told, but in this version, it is not Arrogate who finds himself [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: |

Jockey Talk 360 Names Mike Smith Jockey of the Week

From JockeyTalk360: Mike Smith’s responsive and talented ride on Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup led the Hall of Fame jockey to be honored as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 20-26, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. On a weekend when sports fans were divided by college basketball allegiances, racing fans across [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Jockeys, RacingWire|

Michelle Yu’s Rebel Stakes Race Preview

The Rebel Stakes is Saturday, March 18 at Oaklawn Park. VIP Manager Michelle Yu gives offers her thoughts on the Kentucky Derby prep race. For entries, trivia and more information about the Rebel, click here. Michelle Yu's Picks: 10-4-7-11 Top Pick: Royal Mo Royal Mo seems to have some raw talent and I like the fact that he is already a graded stakes winner with not a lot of opportunity while some of these have been chasing that goal. Outside draw [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|Categories: RacingWire|Tags: , |

The BetAmerica World Harness Handicapping Championship Set for April 29

Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment is proud to announce that BetAmerica is the title sponsor of the 2017 World Harness Handicapping Championship set for Saturday, April 29, 2017. On that date, the top horseplayers in North America will compete for a guaranteed $50,000 prize pool in the BetAmerica WHHC Final at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ. “BetAmerica has been a great partner and is now a welcomed title sponsor for the WHHC,” said Rachel Ryan, Marketing Manager at Meadowlands [...]