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Races Announced For This Saturday’s (Feb. 17) FREE Handicapping Contest At Ponies & Pints OTB

$500 in cash prizes will be up for grabs in a free handicapping contest Saturday February 17th at the Ponies & Pints OTB in downtown Richmond (110 N. 18th Street). Fair Grounds hosts their Louisiana Derby Preview Day card and Laurel hosts their annual President Day weekend program, filled with stakes races. Fans will get a chance to select a horse … Continue reading Races Announced For This Saturday’s (Feb. 17) FREE Handicapping Contest At Ponies & Pints OTB

Courtney Reid New National Steeplechase Association Manager Of Racing Operations

Congratulations to Williamsburg, Virginia native Courtney Reid, who received a new promotion at the NSA. She previously worked for the Virginia Racing Commission. This story appeared in bloodhorse.com February 14th.  The National Steeplechase Association announced Feb. 12 the promotion of Courtney C. Reid to be its manager of racing operations effective immediately. A native of Williamsburg, Va., … Continue reading Courtney Reid New National Steeplechase Association Manager Of Racing Operations

Races Announced For Saturday’s (Feb. 10) Free $500 Handicapping Contest At Buckets OTB

$500 in cash prizes will be up for grabs in a free handicapping contest Saturday February 10th at the Buckets Bar & Grill OTB in Chesapeake. Tampa Bay Downs hosts their Festival Preview Day card that day which includes a key Derby prep race — the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. Fans will get a chance to select a … Continue reading Races Announced For Saturday’s (Feb. 10) Free $500 Handicapping Contest At Buckets OTB

Catholic Boy Kicks Off Sophomore Season Saturday In Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

The following appeared in The Paulick Report February 8th. Catholic Boy is trained by Jonathan Thomas, son of the Virginia Equine Alliance’s Track Superintendent, John Dale Thomas. In addition to the Sam Davis Stakes Saturday, fans can make advance wagers on the May 5th Kentucky Derby from Friday Feb. 9 – Sunday Feb. 11. Virginia’s 3 OTBs … Continue reading Catholic Boy Kicks Off Sophomore Season Saturday In Tampa Bay’s Sam F. Davis Stakes

Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Dies After Brief Battle With Lung Cancer

The following appeared in The Paulick Report February 8th The Secretariat Team announced today that Charlie Davis, the charismatic exercise rider for 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, died early this morning from complications of lung cancer. He was 78. Davis, who was born on Feb. 2, 1940, in Orangeburg, S.C., started his vocation by cutting … Continue reading Charlie Davis, Exercise Rider For Secretariat, Dies After Brief Battle With Lung Cancer