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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Crushing the Cup!

There are many ways to tackle the two-day betting extravaganza that is the Breeders’ Cup.  The more information, the better. For the past two decades, Progressive Handicapping Inc. has been an effective source of information with its annual “Crushing the Cup” publication, which provides data, trend analysis, and historical perspective for each of the races. […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Beychok on Betting the BC

Political consultants and pundits often talk about elections as a horse race. Michael Beychok, a political consultant based in Louisiana, knows something about that subject. He’s been a horseplayer since his father first took him to Fair Grounds in New Orleans at the age of 13, and has been a horse owner for over a […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Understanding the Affordable Care Act

With the Affordable Care Act now U.S. law, there is a great deal of confusion among employers and individuals working in the horse business about what they must do to adhere to the health care program that is commonly referred to as Obamacare. We went to the experts for some answers to frequently asked questions: […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Sharing the ‘Kingdom’

John Messara’s Arrowfield Stud bought a majority interest in 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and 3-year-old champion Animal Kingdom from Team Valor last December, then watched the son of Leroidesanimaux make a quick return on investment by winning the $10-million Dubai World Cup a few months later. Following that victory it was announced that Sheikh Mohammed’s […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Changing Times at Santa Anita

Keith Brackpool has been a busy man since resigning as chairman of the California Horse Racing Board in January to take a position as chairman of West Coast operations for the Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields in California, Portland Meadows in Oregon, Gulfstream Park in Florida and Laurel Park […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Teacher, Teacher

You’ve probably seen them at the track or on television or YouTube – the team sharing knowledge about the many aspects of handicapping and the racing life. Since 2009, has provided handicapping analysis for online players and a live chat platform for handicappers to discuss the races as they happen.  In its third […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Spot On

Eagle-eyed, perceptive, theatrical and engaging. That’s how I’d describe veteran bid spotter Pete McCormick, who’s been a fixture at Keeneland sales for more than a quarter century. “I started a long time ago,” said McCormick, who worked for the late auctioneer Tom Caldwell and has sold horses, livestock, antiques, and other estate items over the […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Thinking Global

Will Mayer is a sales associate at Keeneland where he oversees Keeneland’s International Development Program. He’s a 2011 graduate of the Darley Flying Start program and has been with the Lexington-based sales and racing company for two years. What is the International Development Program? In essence, it’s a marketing initiative which serves to promote the […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Inside the Testing Lab

Richard Sams, Ph.D., is director of HFL Sport Science, a Lexington, Ky., laboratory that performs drug testing for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and the Virginia Racing Commission, among other jurisdictions. It is one of two North American laboratories to have received accreditation from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (the other being the Kenneth […]

The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Homebred ‘Joy’

Saturday was an extraordinary day for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, their family, and everyone associated with Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., after three homebreds by their stallion Kitten’s Joy (also bred by the Ramseys) scored Grade 1 victories: Big Blue Kitten, in the Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes at Saratoga; Admiral Kitten, in the Secretariat Stakes […]