Blinkers Off 025: Stakes Previews and Divisional Rankings Podcast Released

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Blinkers Off 025: Stakes Previews and Divisional Rankings – May 30, 2013

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview the notable stakes races for the weekend and review the “Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings”. Play   Blinkers Off | Blog Talk Radio Feed

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Free Delaware and Louisiana Downs Picks for Thursday 5/30/13

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Delaware Picks

Race 1: #5 Mason’s Hope

Race 2: #1 Devil’s Blush

Race 3: #3 Hey Soul Sister

Race 4: #6 Late Starter

Race 5: #3 Silver Magnus

Race 6: #9 Porspoder

Race 7: #2 I Am the Sherriff

Race 8: #9 Super Doc

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Louisiana Downs Picks

Race 1: #5 A Runnin Dream

Race 2: #4 Thousand Edens

Race 3: #8 Hot Foot Heat

Race 4: #9 Arctic Production

Race 5: #9 The Mallard Man

Race 6: #5 Simply Bodacious

Race 7: #6 Covert Ops

Race 8: #1 Proud Princess

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Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

Tiz Miz Sue Became a Millionaire in the Ogden Phipps

Tiz Miz Sue Became a Millionaire in the Ogden Phipps

Older Males

1. Wise Dan – He could be pointing towards the Firecracker Handicap as his next start…will be dominant.

2. Game on Dude – Has obviously rebounded from his poor 2012 BC Classic performance.  Looks to be getting better with age.

3. Graydar – Sidelined with injury for the Fall/Spring…will return this Summer at Saratoga.  Serious horse if he comes back running strong.

4. Sahara Sky – Tremendous job running down Cross Traffic in the Met Mile.

5. Cross Traffic – This horse has ran two super races in a row, and lost them both.  Could turn into a monster with more seasoning.

Sleeper: Successful Dan – He came back in a big way…now can he FINALLY stay healthy? Continue reading

Memorial Day Stakes Roundup

Joyful Victory

Joyful Victory may be the one to catch from the rail in the Ogden Phipps.

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Metropolitan H. (Grade 1), $750,000; 3 Year Olds And Up, 1 Mile

– ENTRIES: Jimmy Creed, Discreet Dancer, Mark Valeski, Fort Loudon, Swagger Jack, Flat Out, Sahara Sky, Handsome Mike, Fed Biz

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Ogden Phipps H. (Grade 1), $400,000; 3 Year Olds And Up, 1 1/16 Miles

-ENTRIES: Joyful Victory, Tiz Miz Sue, Authenticity, Centring, Disposablepleasure, Believe You Can

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Acorn S. (Grade 1), $300,000; 3 Year Olds, 1 Mile

– ENTRIES: Kauai Katie, Momentary Magic, Let Me Entertain U, Cue the Moon, Midnight Lucky, Close Hatches

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Sands Point S. (Grade 2), $200,000; 3 Year Olds, 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)

– ENTRIES: Wave Theory, Discreet Marq, Caroline Thomas, Watsdachances, Unbelievable Dream, Kitten’s Queen

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Blinkers Off 024: Memorial Day Stakes Previews Podcast Released

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Blinkers Off 024: Memorial Day Stakes Previews – May 26, 2013

In this special edition episode, the Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview the notable stakes races for Memorial Day, including the Met Mile Handicap, Ogden Phipps Handicap, Acorn Stakes, Gamely Stakes and Lone Star Park Handicap. Play   Blinkers Off | Blog Talk Radio Feed

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Steward’s Cup Event Begins Tomorrow at SIMHorseRacing.com

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LogoRacingDudesTomorrow marks the beginning of the prestigious, week-long Steward’s Cup event at SIMHorseRacing.com! The week-long event serves as the game’s Breeders’ Cup and will be broadcasted LIVE. The event also has special contests with prizes offered, including the special “Bet the Exacta” contest on Thursday and Friday! With enough game money and bonus points offered, you have enough to really get your foot in the door!

SIMHorseRacing.com is a free game offering the most realistic horse racing experience on the internet. Hundreds of players of all ages from all over the globe  compete against each other, enjoying an entire year of racing in just 16 weeks time. The SIM, which ran its first season in 1998, offers not only Thoroughbred racing on all three conventional surfaces – dirt, turf and synthetic – but also steeplechasing, harness racing, Quarter Horses, Paints, Arabians and more.

Breed, train and race your own homebreds, or claim your way into the sport. Distance, surface, pedigree and equipment all factor in to the race result, as does jockey ability and weather conditions. The SIM is technologically ahead of the curve; if desired, race results can come by text message! Regular podcasts are posted, and the new and specially designed race viewer shows color-correct horses of all breeds.

Manage your stable wisely; as the player, you have to budget shipping expenses and entry fees while jogging, galloping or working your horses to racing fitness before their debuts. Comprehensive trainer and breeder statistics are offered to track your progress.

For those inclined to handicap, place win wagers on many of the races, and a generous Pick 6 pool is offered three days a week and usually carries over. Player and game-run handicapping contests often pop up, thanks to a tight-knit community of dedicated racing fans.

Sign up now to get your first racehorse! Happy Racing!

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Blinkers Off 023: Preakness Stakes Recap Podcast Released

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Blinkers Off 023: Preakness Stakes Recap – May 23, 2013

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes review the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, preview the Belmont Stakes probables and open the mailbag to answer some listeners questions. Play   Blinkers Off | Blog Talk Radio Feed

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Helping Horsemen Impacted by Moore, OK EF5 Tornado

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Thirty-six tornado warnings sounded through Moore, Oklahoma.  Within 16 minutes, the twister touched down.  Within an hour, the town was destroyed.

The National Weather Service have now officially declared the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday as an EF-5, the highest category, which is given when wind speeds are estimated to be over 200 mph. The current estimate for this tornado is 200-210 mph.

Latest estimates are that 24 people have died, although this figure may rise.

While Monday’s deadly tornado aimed at residents of Moore, OK, it also hit many animals as well.

The Orr Family Farm and Celestial Acres Training Center lies inside the 17-mile disaster-zone that the 1.3 mile-wide twister created.

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Celestial Acres had four barns and a total of several hundred stalls.  Only one of those barns, on the north side of the five-furlong training track, was left standing after the storm. The facilities also included several paddocks and an 85- by 200-foot arena.  The training center was believed to be fairly full, and in addition to Thoroughbreds, the facility housed mainly Quarter Horses at the time. (DRF)

Celestial Acres also frequently consigns yearlings at the Oklahoma Thoroughbred sales. Over the years, the operation has been represented as breeder of several winners at Remington and Lone Star Parks, including 2005 stakes victor High Pioneer.

In the 1990s, stallions At the Threshold and Proper Reality stood at Celestial Acres. (BloodHorse.com)

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Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings

Oxbow Moves to #2 in the Three Year Old Rankings

Oxbow Moves to #2 in the Three Year Old Rankings

Older Males

1. Wise Dan – The best horse in training right at the moment…can anyone defeat him on the turf?

2. Game on Dude – Has obviously rebounded from his poor 2012 BC Classic performance.  Look to be getting better with age.

3. Graydar – Sidelined with injury for the Fall/Spring…will return this Summer at Saratoga.  Serious horse if he comes back running strong.

4. Point of Entry – Would have loved to see him run against Wise Dan on Derby day; hopefully we see that match up down the road.

5. Take Charge Indy – People are raving about him right now at Churchill Downs.  Stephen Foster up next.

Sleeper: Successful Dan – He came back in a big way…now can he FINALLY stay healthy?

Older Females

1. Royal Delta – On another level right now when she runs within her division.

2. Ciao Bella – Looks to be peaking, can she carry her Gulfstream form elsewhere?

3. Authenticity – Ran a HUGE race to at CD on Oaks day, could also be peaking.

4. On Fire Baby – Has come back for her 4-year-old campaign much improved; could be setting up for a big time year.

5. Joyful Victory – Being freshened right now.  Her 2013 campaign has easily been the best she’s ran in her career.

Sleeper: Tiz Miz Sue – Almost was able to run down On Fire Baby last time out despite a tough trip…can compete with anyone in the division.

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