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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

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.

Gangsters and Bookies

Depression-era horse racing in Cuba: Like scenes out of an Ernest Hemingway novel, gunfire mingled with mariachi music near the betting ring. It was an open secret that when track-backed bookmakers thought they were going to lose money on a heavily bet horse, they would call up to the stewards’ stand. Using a system nicknamed […]

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

Why ride a horse when you can ski behind one?

c. 1909 Image: Anders Beer Wilse / Arts Council Norway via Europeana "Skijoring": the word derives from the Norwegian skikjøring, which translates as "ski driving" in English. In a skijoring race, skiiers being pulled by a riderless horse on a frozen lake. Show More Summary

Walker Moves Into Early Iowa Lead

A new Quinnipiac poll in Iowa finds Gov. Scott Walker leads the 2016 Republican presidential pack with 25%, twice as high as his nearest rival. There is a horse race for second place, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at 13%, [...] The post Walker Moves Into Early Iowa Lead appeared first on Political Wire.

Ten Historical Figures Who Would Make Amazing Drivers

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Replace these historical figures' horses and chariots with cars and they'd be auto racing in no time. Read more...

Opening Bell: 2.19.15

Germany tells Greece to fuck itself; Morgan Stanley wondering if junior employee didn't really post client info online; HFT firm will IPO; "Skijoring event combines skiing with horse racing"; When the hackers come back, JP Morgan will be ready.

Do the Oscars Matter? Do the Movies Matter?

Do the Oscars matter? Americans are of course talking about the upcoming spectacle, and a few people are even occasionally discussing merits of the nominees rather than just handicapping the horse race. But we are also talking about emoji and whether Leo and Rihanna spent Valentine's Day together. Show More Summary

Do the Oscars Matter? Do the Movies Matter?

Do the Oscars matter? Americans are of course talking about the upcoming spectacle, and a few people are even occasionally discussing merits of the nominees rather than just handicapping the horse race. But we are also talking about emoji and whether Leo and Rihanna spent Valentine's Day together. Show More Summary

You can now bet on shark racing in Florida, because Florida

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

You can bet on a lot of things in Florida. Horses. Greyhounds. Jai Alai. And sharks. You can now bet on sharks in Florida. Here’s the Broward/Palm Beach New Times: Nova Southeastern University, the Guy Harvey Research Institute, and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation are putting on a shark race next month, and they’re inviting […]

What to expect now that Zillow and Trulia are one?

Imagine a horse race. Two horses, a perfectly toned and young thoroughbred against a 7-year-old nag. No surprises who is winning the race. Then, two things happen: 1. The winning horse surprisingly steers off the track to further bulk up...

Downton Abbey Recap: One Shade of Larry Grey

Last week’s episode of Downton Abbey was hardly all cotton candy and giggle fits, but the show hummed along with more energy than it had all season prior. There was a horse race! Mary became the star of her own Salon Selectives commercial! Things were, possibly, maybe, starting to look... More »

EquiLottery: New Type Of Lottery Ticket Has KY Live Horse Racing

Fans of the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, and Breeder’s Cup — get ready to have your fancy hats half-turned by a new live horse racing lottery. If buying a lottery ticket and watching little balls flop during the drawing is too boring for you, stay tuned for the newest lottery that involves live horse racing. Show More Summary

This is Not Going to be Interesting

Horse race observers are going to try to manufacture drama in the Democratic primary — that’s their job. But as long as Clinton runs, it’s not going to work. I mean, when an evaluation of the potential field 1)fails to identify anyone who has any chance of running and poses any kind of credible threat, […]

His race car really has 'horse' power

One of the top contenders in this year’s Daytona Speedweek is running on Big Apple horse-and carriage power.

Horse Racing and Gambling: Job Creator or Scourge?

Senator Brandon Beach and members of the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition presented an optimistic picture of what horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering would bring to the state of Georgia at a meeting of the State Senate Regulated Industries Committee Wednesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Is It Finally Time for Wagering on Horse Racing?

Harry Geisinger of Roswell is nothing if not determined. At least as far back as the 2009-2010 session of the legislature, Geisinger has proposed a constitutional amendment that would allow Georgians to bet on horse racing This year, he’s done it again with H.R. Show More Summary

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