Category Archives: Live Racing

Bull bounces back; local owners get 1st & 2nd in Matron

By Ivan Bigg for George (on holidays) The Bull is back to his old winning self. [caption id="attachment_2811" align="alignright" width="470" caption="Balooga Bull is back!"][/caption] Balooga Bull, Horse of the Year at 2- and 3-years-old, showed on Friday that his talent is still intact at 4 despite an uncharacteristic fourth-place finish in his previous race, the…
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ASD Pick-4 pool could reach $30,000 tonight

  [caption id="attachment_2563" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Janine Smith and Just Add Salt after winning the Gold Strike Mile."][/caption] $6,223 carryover could result in lucrative payoff A total of $6,223 will be carried over into the 15% ASD Pick-4 tonight and the pool could be close to $30,000 at post time if the last Pick-4 carryover is…
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Rob’s take on Saratoga and Del Mar, Weekend ASD Picks and Longshots

  Del Mar and Saratoga can be lucrative with a little extra homework by Rob This week kicks off the seven week journeys that are Saratoga and Del Mar, arguably the two most popular race meets in North America. The attendance and handle at these meets is staggering, and they draw the best horses, trainers…
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Pleasant Closing outgames Gotatigerbythetail to win Wheat City, Balooga Bull fourth

  [caption id="attachment_2423" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Jockey Tyrone Nelson has big smile after Wheat City win aboard Pleasant Closing."][/caption] Balooga Bull uncharacteristically lacks response after half mile in 48 by George Pleasant Closing dug deep in the drive to defeat Gotatigerbythetail by a neck in the $30,000 Wheat City at ASD on Saturday night, while favoured…
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Can Balooga Bull match the excitement of Friday night’s $17,000 Pick-4 payoff in tonight’s $30,000 Wheat City?

  [caption id="attachment_1635" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Baloooga Bull and groom Richard Spencer were all smiles after winning last year's Gold Cup. More of the same tonight?"][/caption] 2012 Horse of the Year stretches out, faces four rivals by George Balooga Bull stretches out for the first time this year Saturday night in the $30,000 Wheat City going…
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$6,673 Pick-4 Carryover at ASD! Rob’s Picks and Analysis

  Tricky Pick-4 could require multiple tickets, here's the strategy by Rob Friday night’s $6,673 Pick-4 carryover at Assiniboia Downs presents an opportunity where a player is guaranteed to get more value than they deserve for what could range from a very logical collection of winners, to an off the wall group of horses that…
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Golden Stripe, Balooga Bull ready for upcoming stakes

  [caption id="attachment_902" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Golden Stripe seeks repeat in July 1 Canada Day Stakes."][/caption] Golden Stripe seeks repeat in Canada Day, Balooga Bull heading for Wheat City by Rob I don’t think Balooga Bull is the same horse. Actually it’s confirmed that he’s not the same horse, but he keeps winning regardless. Golden Stripe…
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Portales measures rival to win $30,000 Chantilly Stakes

  [caption id="attachment_2336" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Portales wins 2013 Chantilly Stakes"][/caption] Winnipeg Futurity winner now 2-for-2 at Downs as a 3-year-old by George Portales assumed the lead from the gate and held off Alberta shipper Canaveral Leader through the stretch to win the 33rd running of the $30,000 Chantilly Stakes at Assiniboia Downs on Wednesday evening…
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Rob’s 5 Rules for Making Money at the Races

  [caption id="attachment_2309" align="alignright" width="150" caption="This person followed Rob's rules :)"][/caption] Rob’s ASD Best Bets, Weekend Longshots for June 21-22 by Rob Picking a winner and betting are difficult tasks under any circumstances, but many people make it even more difficult by playing and thinking in ways that are counterproductive in the creation of value…
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