George and Martha Schwary Racing’s homebred Ippodamia’s Girl parlayed the success from her maiden-breaking win Nov. 25 into her first stakes win Dec. 31 in the $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Monthly Archives: December 2017
Weather Delays Aqueduct Stakes Races
The combination of bitter cold temperatures and light snow forced NYRA to cancel its Dec. 30 card at Aqueduct Racetrack after four races and a continued Arctic freeze led to the scrapping of the Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 cards.
Turfway Park Cancels Live Racing
With wind chill temperatures forecast to drop below zero during the card, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.
Giant Expectations Gets Pegasus World Cup Spot
Trainer Peter Eurton said Dec. 31 that the ownership group of Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing, and Garrett Zubok made a deal with The Stronach Group to run Giant Expectations in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.
Laurel Park Cancels Live Racing
The Maryland Jockey Club canceled live racing for Sunday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 1 at Laurel Park due to extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Sharp Azteca Back to Work, Eyes Start in Pegasus
Ivan Rodriguez’s Sharp Azteca, whose connections are eyeing a spot in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, turned heads with a five-furlong breeze in :59 flat over Gulfstream Park West’s main track Dec. 31.
Gun Runner Sets Track Ablaze in Latest Work
With frigid weather looming in New Orleans, trainer Steve Asmussen wanted a little something extra from Gun Runner during his weekly workout Sunday in preparation for Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).
Poker Operator Changes in 2017: Switchups, Mergers, Bankruptcies, and Scandal
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Turfway Park Cancels Live Racing Dec. 31
With wind chill temperatures forecast to drop below zero during the card, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Dec. 31.
Live Racing Cancelled at Aqueduct
The New York Racing Association, Inc. has canceled live racing on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack due to extremely cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chill values currently impacting the New York City metropolitan area.
Laurel Park Cancels Live Racing Dec. 31
The Maryland Jockey Club canceled live racing for Sunday, Dec. 31 at Laurel Park due to extreme cold temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic region.
CalvinAyre.com’s most read Bitcoin stories of 2017
There’s no question about it, 2017 is absolutely the year of Bitcoin. Over the last 12 months, the cryptocurrency underwent massive increase in value, as well as a surge in popularity all over the world. Bitcoin’s success will continue into 2018, but before we greet the New Year, let’s review the moments that shaped the fintech world’s 2017.
Bitcoin Cash is Bitcoin
It’s been a mammoth year for Bitcoin: In the past year, the cryptocurrency’s value has risen beyond analysts’—and naysayers—expectations, and resulted in wider mainstream adoption. Many of the important global retailers, including Starbucks, Subway, Dell, Expedia, Overstock.com and Microsoft, are already on board the cryptocurrency train.
2017, however, is also a year of hard forks for Bitcoin. It’s also the year that saw the rise of Bitcoin Cash.
Silent Bird Gets Hard-Earned Win in Midnight Lute
Silent Bird didn’t get perfect trip in the Midnight Lute (G3) and had to earn that first graded victory through an inside duel with favored Americanize.
Daddys Lil Darling Digs in to Win American Oaks
Daddys Lil Darling saw the closing Madam Dancealot and dug in late to win the $300,000 American Oaks (G1T) by a half-length.
Mr. Misunderstood Keeps Streak Alive in Woodchopper
Even after winning the $75,000 Woodchopper Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths over First Premio, Flurry Racing Stables’ Mr. Misunderstood galloped back under Bridgmohan tough and full of run.
Midnight Crossing Makes the Grade in Frankel
Richard Baltas has had quite a year bringing fillies and mares to the West to win graded grass stakes and continued that trend with Midnight Crossing Dec. 30 in the $100,000 Robert J Frankel Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.
Peace Adds to Tally for Leading Freshman Sire Violence
Violence, who will stand the 2018 season at Hill ‘n’ Dale near Lexington for $25,000, entered Saturday atop the first-crop sire leaderboard with 31 winners through Dec. 29, and Peace took that total to 32 with his closing run.
Diamond King Battles Back in Heft Stakes
Cash is King and LC Racing’s Diamond King pressed the pace early and battled back against Devine Entry mid-stretch to score by 1 1/2 lengths in the $100,000 Heft Stakes at Dec. 30 Laurel Park.
Run Time Edges Out Bullards Alley in H. Allen Jerkens
Run Time was the beneficiary of a perfectly timed ride from Tyler Gaffalione in the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes Dec.30 at Gulfstream Park, and the duo prevailed over grade 1 winner Bullards Alley by a head.
Wonder Gadot's Connections Eye Lecomte
Gary Barber’s multiple graded stakes-winning filly Wonder Gadot could make her next start against colts in the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) Jan. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.