We will begin with the immediate attraction, Thursday, Sept. 18’s Little Brown Jug at the Delaware, Ohio fairgrounds. We’ll stay in the Midwest for Saturday, Sept. 20’s Hoosier Park program, featuring a few top stakes and some stars that sat out the Ohio fair. The Milton Final at Mohawk...|
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Host Derek Simon discusses the announced closing of Suffolk Downs after 79 years of hosting thoroughbred racing, relating it to the closing of Longacres Park in 1992. In the I Need to Know segment, Derek explains how handicapping dogma keeps many players in the pari-mutuel dog house. And, lastly,...|
Here we go with special Delaware, Ohio “Jug” meeting coverage for Tuesday, Sept. 16 and Wednesday, Sept. 17. We offer our suggested contenders for specific races during these two days, including the featured Buckette and trio of Jugette elims on Wednesday. Our coverage of the Jug will be in our...|
We start the review this week with a preview for a stakes race Sept. 15, at Harrington Raceway. The $220,000 Bobby Quillen Memorial Final is the highlight of the Monday program and features some of the top older pacing males, including Foiled Again, Clear Vision, Bettor’s Edge, Heston Blue...|
September’s stay in Canada ensues as Mohawk stays the center of attraction with the sport’s top events of the week. Frosh trotters of both sexes, many stars of the season, including glamour-boy-and-girl trotters from the Hambletonian Trail, are the focus of the Saturday, Sept. 13 program....|
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As one who loves statistics, it drives me nuts to see them abused — which, at the racetrack, is about as common as swearing in a Martin Scorsese film. Handicappers screaming “track bias” after two races, the notion that, despite zero proof, the number one post position is a detriment in the...|
Host Derek Simon discusses the retirement of Palace Malice as well as the changing economic conditions of the game. In the I Need to Know segment, Derek talks about racing statistics and “truisms” and how they must be viewed in context to have any meaning. Lastly, in the Racing History segment,...|