Jan 01 2014

Favorite things

Over at The Racing Biz, we’ve been looking back at a few of our “favorite things” from 2013 — favorite stories, pictures and videos that have appeared on our pages.

Among them:

  • This great video from Jeff Krulik that shows the excitement and emotion of winning a big race, as Immortal Eyes upsets the De Francis, much to the joy of owner Bobby Abbo (here);
  • Teresa Genaro’s Alabama day diary with Princess of Sylmar and her connections.  What a ride that group enjoyed during 2013, and this piece captures it — the excitement, the nerves, the joy, the gratitude.  Check it here.
  • Ben’s Cat is one of the region’s top horses, and over his career he’s provided thrill after thrill to owner/trainer/breeder King Leatherbury and his growing legion of fans.  Photographer Laurie Asseo captured his exciting stretch run against Mr. Online — who suddenly became very good in this race and has continued to be very good since — with this frame-by-frame series (here).

There’s plenty more in the series, too, and more still to come as we continue to run “favorite things” through Saturday, at The Racing Biz.

Aug 28 2013

New on The Racing Biz

There’s plenty of new material on The Racing Biz, and the rest of the week should have lots more!

  • In our latest Midweek Movie, Jeff Krulik talks with Delaware Park paddock announcer Rich Glazier.  As you might expect if you’ve watched Delaware’s program, Rich has some stories to share… here
  • In our latest Happy Endings tale, for one owner, adopting a new off-track Thoroughbred was easy — as easy as learning to love again… here….
  • Sadly, photographer Jeff Coady passed away this week (here).  Our Nick Hahn had written a personal reminiscence here.
  • Handle in the mid-Atlantic skidded downwards this weekend, with all eyes turned north (to Saratoga) and west (to Del Mar)… here.

And lots more… check out The Racing Biz!

Jul 23 2013

New on The Racing Biz

Busy days on The Racing Biz.  Here’s what’s new:

Plus, lots more – check out The Racing Biz!

Jul 07 2013

New Virginia Derby Trivia Sweepstakes from The Racing Biz

The Racing Biz presents its brand new Virginia Derby Trivia Sweepstakes, which gives you a chance at one of three $100 prizes.  It’s as easy as like, answer, win!

Here’s all you have to do to enter…

  1. Like us on Facebook.  You can get to our Facebook page by clicking right here!likeanswerwin
  2. Answer three multiple-choice Virginia Derby trivia questions correctly, and
  3. Predict accurately the winner (again, multiple choice) of the 2013 Virginia Derby — taking place this Saturday at Colonial Downs.

Everyone who successfully completes these three simple steps by Wednesday, July 10 at noon will be entered into three drawings, each with a $100 cash prize.

Successfully complete these steps after Wednesday noon and by Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and you’ll be entered into two drawings, each with a $100 cash prize.

You can enter once per day — more often if you refer friends who participate.

That’s all it takes.  Three steps, and $300 up for grabs!

Click on the Facebook icon, or just click here to go right to the contest.

And get ready to like, answer, win!

Jun 22 2013

Colonial Turf Cup coverage in The Racing Biz

Nick Hahn and The Racing Biz have been all over Colonial Turf Cup coverage this week.  Our latest and greatest include:

  • A few minutes with Shug – Nick’s audio interview with the Derby winning conditioner, who sends favored Air Support to the G2 Turf Cup and 5-1 Adjacent to the G3 Edward P. Evans All Along…
  • Nick’s Picks for tonight – if he’s right, well, Shug probably isn’t going to be very happy, and…
  • Previews of all the big races, as tonight’s card features not just the two graded races but also the Da Hoss and the Old Nelson.

Jun 20 2013

New analysis from The Racing Biz

Two new features debuted on The Racing Biz this week, both providing data and insights you won’t find elsewhere.

  • Our “Claimbox Report” (here) gives you the claiming data from around the region.  Eighty horses, worth more than $900,000 combined, changed hands last week at regional tracks — and there’s lots more info where that came from.
  • Our new HandeTrak feature (here) presents the weekend’s handle figures from around the region — who’s up, who’s down, and why.

Plus — well, there’s a great picture of jockeys riding ostriches at Colonial Downs!  This — and a lot more — is at The Racing Biz!

Jun 06 2013

Controversy brewing in Virginia

On Monday the board of directors of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association (VTA) terminated the employment of longtime executive director Glenn Petty — a decision that caught many, including Petty, by surprise.  It has also caused dissension among some board members.

Petty had served the VTA in various capacities — including three different stints as executive director –on and off since 1980.  He has described himself as “bewildered” by the board’s decision.

Read more at The Racing Biz.



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