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YESTERDAY April 17, 2014
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Friday, April 18.
In an attempt to make up for numerous programs that were wiped out by a severe winter in central Pennsylvania, Penn National Race Course has added five Wednesday race cards during May and June.
Zensational Bunny, who recently returned to Woodbine racing fit after a lackluster winter campaign, should be prominent in Saturday’s $125,000 Star Shoot Stakes, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-old fillies.
DRF Plus closer looks for Aqueduct on Friday, April 18.
Wicked Strong, the Wood Memorial winner, returned to the work tab Thursday, breezing four furlongs in 49.60 seconds over the Belmont Park training track on a sunny but chilly morning.
The Federal Court of Australia issued a unanimous judgment Thursday in denying an appeal by Bruce McHugh that sought to overturn the country’s ban on artificial insemination of Thoroughbreds.
After rain on Tuesday briefly changed over to ice pellets and sleet in some spots overnight, we were off the turf to begin the penultimate week of racing at the spring meet.
Whether I’m handicapping harness racing or thoroughbred racing, I pay a lot of attention to middle-moves and turn time. In harness racing, the middle-move can start anytime after the first quarter. And like thoroughbred racing, the turn time is important.
Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 10 to 13, 2014 by Bob Pandolfo.
Successful Brothers went off favored at 8-5 in the opener, but few would have backed him at 8-1 if betting had been allowed midway on the second turn of the race.