30 August 2008

Curlin Should Romp

Curlin Couldn't Have Handpicked An Easier Field In Today's Woodward

There are no killers in this field (other than Curlin), in fact, there are no attempted murderers either.

I kind of like Out Of Control to possibly rally off the pace and get the place reward, while Past The Point, coming off a lifetime best Beyer, may also hit the board with his tactical speed.

Free past performances for the Woodward can be found at Equidaily under the Curlin mania heading.

Scott Rowe Asks If It Is Time To Ban The Whip (in harness racing)

Baymount Completes Groundbreaking Ceremony Where The New Quinte Exhibition & Raceway Will Be Built
Construction is expected to begin with the month.

Robert Tiller And Louis Cauz Enter Canadian Horse Racing Hall Of Fame
Of course, two doors had to be opened up so that Tiller could fit into the place. That guy is getting pretty large these days. He isn't having his usual stellar year at the track, but he seems to be making up for it at the buffet.

Kidding aside, Tiller has been great for Ontario horse racing, and he is definitely an above average trainer. He has a knack at valuing his stock properly as well, and that takes handicapping ability.

Asmussen Sees Value In Buying Ontario Breds; He Will Attend The Upcoming Yearling Sale
The Sales Catalog can be found here at the CTHS Ontario site.

41 Year Old Apprentice Wins His First Race On Monday At Fort Erie
I was clueless that Devon Johnson is an apprentice who waved his weight allowance. I did actually pick the winner and had the late double that day.

There is racing at the Fort today. Short fields, so it should be easy to pick winners, right? In the second race, I like perennial maiden Countess Olivia to get off the schneid. I like Organ Grinder off the claim in the 6th. He has gone a mile and a quarter before, and came close to winning. And Athenais plunges down to a very likely spot in the 8th.

Tomorrow, Lottaguska in the 2nd should win by half a track, look for Dashing Monty to complete the exactor. Curious why Norman Davies didn't claim Luccirockingbucci last time out. He is a half brother to a consistent mare he reclaimed in the past named Cent T Mint. Heather Dew looks good in the 8th.

Today at Woodbine, Minkredible looks awfully tough with Ramsammy aboard in the first. Longshot plays include Creative Design in the Ontario Colleen Stakes (why is a stake race with the name Ontario in it open to non Ontario breds?). Chantal Sutherland has big shot in the 8th with Dance To My Beat.

Penn to suspend racing to perform track repairs

'Jockey Juan Campos died Aug. 16 from injuries suffered in a racing accident at the Downs at Albuquerque that same day.'

Magna Entertainment Working With Horsemen Group To Come Up With Equitable Solution In ADW Pricing Standoff

Grooms and hotwalkers found to be making below minimum wage in NY backstretch. That is minimum wage without taking stake money into account.

Will the government force trainers to pay minimum wage? And will that mean that backstretch workers won't be able to look forward to stake money in the future.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How could you not mention Devine Park?

Kiarin is no dummy. I will bet Devine Park to win, and I'll use a cold exactor with Curlin/DP for a saver.