» Renate Weller appointed vet school dean at University of Calgary
04/05/21 14:23 from Fran Jurga's "HoofBlog": News from Hoofcare & Lameness Journal

» Message to Hoof Blog readers and email newsletter subscribers
04/05/21 12:13 from Fran Jurga's "HoofBlog": News from Hoofcare & Lameness Journal

» Seoul & Busan Sunday: Blue Chipper, Tiz Plan – Race-By-Race Preview (May 2)
01/05/21 03:29 from Horse Racing in Korea
Two of the biggest names in Korea racing will be in action on Sunday. Blue Chipper headlines Busan’s 6 race card (from 12:50 to 17:00) while Tiz Plan goes in the feature at Seoul (10 races from 10:45 to 18:00). Both meetings will b...

» Seoul & Busan Saturday: Race-by-Race Preview (May 1)
30/04/21 00:55 from Horse Racing in Korea
The National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee this week passed an amendment to the Bicycle Racing Act to permit the online sale of betting tickets for cycle racing (Keirin), potentially saving that industry from Cov...

» 3 Ways to Manage Our Betting Bankrolls
28/04/21 11:38 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
I wrote the following for the Handicappers Edition of Trot and reprint it here: For those of us who’ve made the “walk of shame” to the ATM at the track (or had way-too-many deposits to our online account) know, bankroll management can al...

» The View number 14: Milestones
28/04/21 09:32 from
We’ve had a great occasion to celebrate this week as Jack O’ Boy won his second handicap in a row, and in so doing pushed my career earnings as a trainer over the three-million-euro mark. This is my thirteen year as a public trainer, and...

» Seoul & Busan Sunday: Cheongdam Dokki, Morfhis, Dia Road, Dokki Blade – Race-By-Race Preview (April 25)
24/04/21 03:18 from Horse Racing in Korea
There is a treat in store in the very final race of the weekend as Cheongdam Dokki faces off with Morfhis over 1400M. The pair have the likes of Dia Road and Do Kki Blade also in attendance in what should be a thrilling climax to Sunday&...

» Seoul & Busan Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (April 24)
22/04/21 23:06 from Horse Racing in Korea
There are behind closed doors meetings on Saturday at both Seoul (8 races from 11:00 to 18:00) and Busan (6 races from 11:30 to 16:50). The only locations open for betting within in Korea will be Jeju Racecourse as well as the Off-track ...

» Jeju Friday Selections (April 23)
22/04/21 02:55 from Horse Racing in Korea
We’ve got through to the end of another month avoiding another potentially ruinous shutdown. Anything could happen in May. For now though, there is pony racing on Jeju Island on Friday while the thoroughbreds will run at Busan and ...

» Remembering Britain's Prince Philip and the Quick-Thinking Farrier
18/04/21 17:59 from Fran Jurga's "HoofBlog": News from Hoofcare & Lameness Journal

» Seoul & Busan Sunday: Race-By-Race Preview (April 18)
17/04/21 04:04 from Horse Racing in Korea
Sunday’s racing is at Seoul (10 races from 10:45 to 18:00) and Busan (6 races from 12:05 to 17:00). Both meetings will be run behind closed doors but the Jeju Racecourse as well as OCBs at Daegu, Gwangju and Cheonan will be open fo...

» Seoul & Busan Saturday: Race-By-Race Preview (April 17)
16/04/21 01:11 from Horse Racing in Korea
For racing to continue at its current level of two days a week, we need the social distancing levels to remain at “1.5” in at least Jeju Island, Daegu and Gwangju (and ideally Cheonan). They are currently at level “2.0&...

» Jeju Friday Selections (April 16)
15/04/21 01:37 from Horse Racing in Korea
With COVID-19 cases in Korea remaining stubbornly high and, according to local media, a further rise in the offing, there is no sign on restrictions being loosened any time soon. Fortunately, neither have they been tightened so we have a...

» Johan Victoire Reaches 150 Korean Wins
13/04/21 12:38 from Horse Racing in Korea
Johan Victoire reached the landmark of 150 winners in Korea last weekend and the popular French rider now has his sights set on continuing his success and doing his part to contribute to the post-COVID recovery of racing in the country h...

» North American Harness Tracks Takeouts (Updated)
12/04/21 12:16 from CANADIAN GAMBLING NEWS AND ISSUES

» Seoul & Busan Sunday: Race-By-Race Preview (April 11)
10/04/21 04:34 from Horse Racing in Korea
Sunday’s racing is behind closed doors at Seoul (10 races from 10:45 to 18:00) and Busan (6 races from 12:05 to 17:00). Betting outlets on Jeju Island as well as in Daegu and Gwangju will be open but all others are closed. Here are...

» ADW's and their Racetrack Suppliers, Just Another Business Lesson
05/03/21 12:51 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
I was perusing the Financial Post today and there was a story about the supermarket-supplier relationship .  Summarizing, as supermarkets get bigger and bigger (the top three have a 75% market share), they do things that are pretty ...

» The Old for the Traditional, the New for the Bettors
03/03/21 14:21 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
 The PGA just announced a hosting and data partnership with Amazon Web Services . The deal has two main planks: AWS will help the TOUR store real-time and historic content that will give fans and media access to content dating back ...

» Horse Racing Questions (That Have Terrible Answers)
28/02/21 09:37 from CANADIAN GAMBLING NEWS AND ISSUES

» There Ain't No "Public" in Harness
20/02/21 11:34 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
We'll often hear, "the public made the 7 horse 2-1", and historically I suppose it's meant something, but today it tends to feel more and more ancient.  Case in point - the last two evenings at Woodbine Mohawk Park.  As most kn...

» Racing Resumes & Betdown Betting Notes
13/02/21 11:16 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
Good Day everyone.  It was announced yesterday that racing at most of Ontario racetracks will resume beginning this week . The conditioned sheets will be posted, and once again, just like the last time they did this, there won't be ...

» "We Can Make Some Money Here"
10/02/21 14:10 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
 We'll often hear a lot about marketing (mainly of the push variety) in horse racing. Although I find that sometimes interesting, I think it often  misses a big point about our gambling game, or any game really.  A couple ...

» UC Davis Heumphreus equine foot lecture will be a free online event with focus on farriery, surfaces, foot imaging
05/02/21 02:55 from Fran Jurga's "HoofBlog": News from Hoofcare & Lameness Journal

» Ontario Please Open the Racetracks
02/02/21 13:52 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
Ontario remains locked down after another lockdown. This one is  was 28 days, which was extended on January 23rd, and its on the heels of the previous lockdown, which was on the heels of the previous one. Infections are still high, ...

» Hayward's Racing's Betting Business Story is Good, But it's Missing the Plot
27/01/21 10:51 from Harness Racing Blog: Pull the Pocket
If you've ever wanted a pretty complete history of the betting space in horse racing, you could do far worse than reading former NYRA CEO Charles Hayward's commentary today .  Leaving aside the one very questionable, in my view, opi...

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