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Casino Gambling Legalization Introduced; Projections Suggest $250M For HOPE

Georgia legislators have toyed around with the idea of allowing horse racing at a new small scale race track. We’ve seen ideas floated to revive Underground Atlanta (since sold to a SC developer) to be a “casino” with video games of chance operated by the Georgia Lottery Corporation. Show More Summary

How to cover Medicaid during campaign season

Amid the abundance of presidential campaign coverage, stories that examine what type of a president a candidate might be—what he or she might do, policy-wise—are often hard to come by. The horse race dominates, but there is much more to cover and the super-charged topic of healthcare and the Affordable Care Act is a compelling place to start. With a...

Whipping Horses: A Critical Analysis Shows It is Unwarranted

The British Horseracing Authority's (BHA) conclusion that whipping horses is okay, that it is in the best interests of horse safety, is flawed. The BHA "is an organisation that exists to promote, as well as regulate, the racing industry," and the authors of a recent critique note that many of the BHA's conclusions are not supported by available data.

Allen Jerkens dies at 85; Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer pulled off memorable upsets

Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer who pulled off some of horse racing's biggest upsets and was affectionately known as "The Chief," died Wednesday in South Florida, his family said. He was 85.

Nicole Richie Flies to Australia Before Golden Slipper Stakes Race

Nicole Richie continues to rock pink hair while touching down at the airport on Tuesday (March 17) in Sydney, Australia. The 33-year-old fashion designer is town for the Golden Slipper Stakes horse race, where she has been announced as the Golden Slipper Carnival’s International Ambassador. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Nicole Richie Nicole [...]

Scarborough Slams Media for ‘Abusing’ Clinton in ’08: MSNBC ‘Called Entire States Racist’

last weekNews : Mediaite

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough said in one his shows several segments on Hillary Clinton and the Horse Race Thursday morning that the putative 2016 frontrunner had been "abused" by the press during her last run, including and especially by MSNBC.

Playing Ball

In the early days of sportswriting, journalists weren’t necessarily focused on soccer, football or even baseball. In the forties, boxing and horse racing were still important beats, and they gave W.C. Heinz the opportunity to build his legacy. In the Times, a review of The Top of His Game, a new collection of the reporter’s […]

Live Review: Courtney Barnett at Dilettante in Los Angeles (3/13)

Photography by Philip Cosores Picking music’s next success story really isn’t the horse race we all pretend it is. For some, the writing can be on the wall pretty clearly as an album release approaches, with enough positive buzz tha...

Video: Muybridge race horse animated.gif from 1887

It’s always fascinating to explore the roots of the magic of film. So let’s go back to 1887, in a segment taken from Eadweard Muybridge’s Human and Animal Locomotion series, (plate 626, thoroughbred bay mare “Annie G.” galloping) published by the University of Pennsylvania: By Photos made by Eadweard Muybridge Animation by User Waugsberg [Public [...]Show More Summary

Most Expensive Horses in the World

Have you ever wondered which are the most expensive horses in the world? Racing, riding, show jumping, rodeo, dressage, breeding…despite the special skill or role of a horse, they all tend to be extremely valuable creatures. But naturally, because of their pedigree, breed, trainer, sire, and more, some horses are more expensive than others. If […]

Sire De Grugy's Sporty White Horseshoes Go Beyond Fashion for Cheltenham Festival Jump Race

Sire De Grugy, 2014 British Jumps Horse of the Year, won his last race wearing EzyFit white polyurethane shoes with steel cores and is expected to continue to wear them when he defends his Cheltenham Festival title in the Queen Mother Champion Chase this week. White shoes. The first thing you wonder is if he has a girth to match, right? But Sire De Grugy is going after more than

A Tribute to Sam Simon

Sam Simon was a kind and generous soul who respected all animals and loved PETA’s work. He helped PETA save dozens of bears, a horse from the race track,... The post A Tribute to Sam Simon appeared first on PETA.

Vince Wilfork’s horse wins second straight race on Thursday

Well, Thursday wasn’t a total loss for Vince Wilfork. Great Minds, a racehorse owned by Wilfork, won the fifth race at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans this afternoon. It’s the second win in less than a month for Great Minds, a four-year-old gelding. The horse’s victory came hours after Wilfork announced the Patriots…

Crimson Giant tackles the Big 'Cap

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Crimson Giant is a big, blush-colored horse with a lot of miles. In fact, the busy gelding might be one race from qualifying for handicapped parking.

ESPN to air something called “The Basketball Tournament”

Summer is normally a dead period for sports networks. Even if the network has baseball, golf, tennis, horse racing, sailing, the WNBA and other sports, there still seems to be a need for more content to bridge the gap until football starts in late August and September. Show More Summary

Best Currency Value Strategy? [PREMIUM]

Which method of relative currency valuation works best for currency trading? In their February 2015 paper entitled “Currency Value Strategies”, Ahmad Raza, Ben Marshall and  Nuttawat Visaltanachoti run a horse race of four currency value strategies: Real Exchange Rate: nominal spot exchange rate with the U.S. Show More Summary

"An early look at likely Iowa Republican Caucus participants shows a strong conservative tilt as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack with 25 percent, twice as high as his nearest rival..."

"... according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today." There is a horse race for second place, with 13 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, 11 percent each for Michigan physician Ben Carson and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

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