Jay Hovdey

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Tue Jul 27
2010
Jay Hovdey
This poll, as should be the fate of all pop polls, is now relegated to the paper shredder of history. Argue amongst yourselves, but do so with the facts at hand, which is why I'll keep these links to the past performances of the mares in question. And really, it's not like comparing apples and oranges. It's more like the diffrerence between diamonds, rubies and pearls.
Wed Jul 21
2010
Jay Hovdey
Categories: Track Notes
It's Christmas in July. Just look at all the goodies there beneath the leafy summer trees. Del Mar opened on Wednesday. Mmmmm ... Del Margaritas. Saratoga begins on Friday. Mmmmm ... Del Margaritas. And on Saturday, to tie a bright bow on the package, Rachel Alexandra descends from her mountaintop to run at Monmouth Park in a raced named in honor of Lady's Secret.
Mon Jul 12
2010
Jay Hovdey
As ordered by the CHRB, MI Developments has delivered a plan for the operation of its California holdings for consideration at the July 22 board meeting at Del Mar. The substance of the package remains confidential, but the reason for its submission could not be more public. Essentially, the racing board wants to know why established rules and regulations should be suspended to allow MID to operate both Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, as well as the XpressBet wagering platform. Raising the question at all seems like a bit of a jolt, since the waiver was granted in the very recent past. Magna Entertainment Corp, MID's predecessor, bought Santa Anita in 1999, then Golden Gate, and developed XpressBet. The Bay Meadows Land Co., a real estate group, owned and operated Bay Meadows when it purchased Hollywood Park. Clearly
Mon Jul 5
2010
Jay Hovdey
Queen It was just lovely that Helen Mirren had time to stop by Woodbine on Sunday to take in the Queen's Plate. But was all that security really necessary for an English movie star? Word back here is that winning owner Don Romeo (wasn't that Zorro's cover identity?) was in flagrant violation of protocol in the gentle placing of his hand upon her royal back. Compared to the way Americans treat celebrities, she got off light. Bravo to Big Red Mike and his wire-to-wire waltz in the Plate, which is oldest continually
Sun Jun 20
2010
Jay Hovdey
On the morning of Tuesday, June 22, in a very large room at Hollywood Park, Frank Stronach is scheduled to appear before the California Horse Racing Board. The anticipation for this appearance tremendous. Think Hannah Montana and Justin Bieber on a double bill, if your'e a 13-year-old girl. Frank-Stronach Stronach is buried deep on the agenda -- 15th of 17 items -- but that's the way it should be. You don't run the first race and then go right to the Travers. So intense is the interest in this particular board meeting that the