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Fox Sports is entering the legalized sports betting arena “ambitiously, aggressively, but also responsibly,” the division’s chief, Eric Shanks, declared during the Fox Corp. investor day Thursday.

Fox Bet, a new offering catering to those newly permitted to lay wagers in multiple states after a Supreme Court ruling cleared the path, will be “up and running by this football season,” Shanks said. He did not offer a detailed look at the service, which was made possible by a partnership between Fox and Canadian gambling outfit The Stars Group, which was announced yesterday.

Fox will become the first established media company to put its name on betting products aiming to compete in states with legalized betting against companies like FanDuel and DraftKings. In exchange for a $236 million investment in Stars, Fox gets about 5% of the company.

Fox Sports chief Eric Shanks

Live sports across the traditional media landscape has become a crucial element for anyone with a stake in TV or streaming, and Fox is particularly well-positioned to take advantage of it, Shanks said.“You see it now, or you regret missing it forever,” he said, noting the company will carry the Super Bowl in February and has locked up baseball’s World Series in a long-term deal.“Our rights portfolio is second to none,” he said, describing sports viewing as “the single most essential trend in our business.”In 1998, Shanks said, 25% of the top 100 programs in total ratings were sports. By 2018, with on-demand viewing and streaming redefining primetime, the percentage surged to 88%, with 63 of the top 100 programs being NFL broadcasts. (Fox indicated its view of sports by having lead play-by-play man Joe Buck deliver the introductory “please be seated” announcements today, and even disclosures about “non-GAAP accounting measures.”) For advertisers, Shanks said, “content is essentially fungible.” If brands want to reach incremental audiences, off-network, recycled programming “will always likely be available to you.” On the other hand, “if you want to build reach in chunks of five, 10 or 15 million at a time … Fox Sports is the most powerful option.”One chart that flashed on the screen tallied up total minutes of viewing in 2018, arriving at 615 billion as the total across Fox Sports and its cable siblings, FS1 and FS2. Unspoken during Shanks’ portion (though acknowledged by CEO Lachlan Murdoch and COO John Nallen) was the unloading of 22 regional sports networks as part of the Disney deal. Disney recently sold 21 of the networks to a Sinclair Broadcast Group-led set of buyers, with the flagship YES Network sold back to the New York Yankees, with Amazon and Sinclair also in the mix on that deal, which has yet to formally close.

Murdoch and Nallen both reaffirmed that Fox Corp. decided early on in the auction of the RSNs, which was agreed to by Disney as a condition of regulatory approval of the merger, that they would not seek to re-acquire the networks.

 

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Belmont Stakes 151 – Field, Odds, Preview, Selections & Best Bets

POST POSITION HORSE ODDS
1 Joevia 30/1
2 Everfast 12/1
3 Master Fencer 8/1
4 Tax 15/1
5 Bourbon War 12/1
6 Spinoff 15/1
7 Sir Winston 12/1
8 Intrepid Heart 10/1
9 War of Will 2/1
10 Tacitus 9/5

RACE SUMMARY

  • Taprit in 2017 was the last horse to get beaten in the Kentucky Derby, skip the Preakness and come in and win the Triple Crown 3rd leg the Belmont Stakes. 4 of the 10 starters in 2019 are looking to win the Belmont off a similar form profile; TACITUS, MASTER FENCER, TAX & SPINOFF.
  • Tonalist in 2014 was the last horse to win the Belmont Stakes fresh after skipping both the Derby & Preakness. JOEVIA, SIR WINSTON & INTREPID HEART fit those same criteria having been specifically targeted at the Belmont.
  • Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby hard luck story, WAR OF WILL is looking to become the 1st horse since Afleet Alex in 2005 to run in all 3 legs of the Triple Crown & complete the Preakness Stakes / Belmont Stakes double after tasting defeat in the Derby.
  • That leaves EVERFAST & BOURBON WAR. They’ve got to defy the most significant history if they’re to win the 2019 Belmont Stakes. They skipped the Derby & were beaten in the Preakness. Not in over 2 decades, since Touch Gold in 1997, has a horse profiled in such a manner in the lead-up and gone on the win the Belmont.

No more needs to be said about the controversy that unfolded in the Kentucky Derby surrounding War of Will and Maximum Security. But it could certainly argued that if not for the severe check on the turn at Churchill Downs, War of Will could be going for the Triple Crown this weekend. He faces a stiffer test here up to the mile and a half trip (2400m) and having drawn out as opposed to the Derby and Preakness, wherein both races he drew post 1 and got a cosy run just in behind the speed on both occasions. Having said that it is only a small field of 10 runners and he does have good tactical gate speed so he should be able to find himself getting a similarly cushy run again here in the Belmont if speed maps play out according to plan. Judging by his Preakness win where he was very strong through the line, he shouldn’t have any trouble staying the mile and 1/2, he looks a dour type who doesn’t have an explosive turn of foot but rather just keeps on grinding away at a solid clip. I think the trip will suit. He’s my clear top pick to win the 151st Belmont Stakes. I think he’s much underrated, I know it’s a big IF, but again I’ll say it, if not for being Skittled by Maximum Security in the Derby, we could be talking another Triple Crown in 2019 and he’d be starting 1/2 ($1.50), not 2/1 ($3.00).

Tacitus the early favourite ran on well in the Derby. But I wasn’t enthralled with the effort. He does have the freshness War of Will win be lacking but does he have Waar of Will’s tenacity?

Next best Bourbon War coming fresh into the Belmont since an average Florida Derby run was he was a beaten favourite behind Maximum Security, but that form does stack right up so a win certainly wouldn’t shock.

TIPS

1. 9-War of Will @ 2/1

2. 10-Tacitus @ 9/5

3. 5-Bourbon War @ 12/1

REPLAYS: This week’s international Group 1 Races

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT WEEK’S GROUP 1 RACES:

Doomben Cup AUS DOO 18 May 2019 2000 Meters (T) 3U $A 650,000 (*$458,380) G1
Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes ENG NBY 18 May 2019 8 Furlongs (T) 4U £ 350,000 (*$448,000) G1
Preakness S. USA PIM 18 May 2019 9.5 Furlongs (D) 03 $ 1,500,000 G1
Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) JPN TOK 19 May 2019 2400 Meters (T) 03
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¥ 238,600,000 (*$2,178,418) G1

USA HORSE RACING TIPS & BEST BETS: GULFSTREAM PARK

USA HORSE RACING TIPS

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GULFSTREAM PARK

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Race 1 
# 8 Go Go Jak Speed of speed all the way
# 5 Miss Surprise won’t have things her own way no easy lead
# 6 She Nailed It will find the cut back in distance more to her liking can atone

 

 

Race 2
# 3 The Kid in Syd maybe the speed of speed ‘rider change ‘the Choice
# 5 High Rolling Dude ran out of racetrack last out
# 4 Beach Resort dropping class can wake him up
# 8 El Playon has been showing some improvement ‘rider change ‘dangerous

 

 

Race 3
# 3 Golden Kantharos track/Dist winner hard to deny
# 4 Duke of Miami the horse to beat
# 7 Artist wake up possible with these

 

 

Race 4 
# 3 King Ottokar won like a Colt with a future on grass my Top Choice
# 5 A Thread of Blue Horse to beat
# 6 Louder Than Bombs has been showing improvement don’t ignore
# 7 Casa Creed was never in the hunt last out, rebound possibly

 

 

Race 5
# 1 Siem Riep may be the lone speed and is dangerous
# 6 Hembree blooming at the right time track/Dist winner ‘danger
# 5 Krampus track/Dist winner will be closing late this Horse like the Dist
# 3 Holiday Stone wakeup potential big price

 

 

Race 6
# 4 Quijote won easily last out can repeat
# 8 Storm Advisory yet to win at GP but gelding is sitting on a big Race
# 5 Santiament is improving may catch a dry surface
# 1 Recruiting Ready the speed of speed will go as far as this field allows

 

 

Race 7
# 5 Lafta has a record of 3-2-0-0 at GP distant won’t be a problem Choice
# 4 Semper Sententiae will be close to the leaders and is a danger to all
# 3 Holy Helena track/Dist winner is the Horse to beat
# 8 A.A.Szula’s Arch closing for share

 

 

Race 8 
# 2 Belle Laura was no show in BCJvFTF-Grade yet only 9 1/2 L blinkers added top Choice
# 5 Princess Carolina finished 4 length 5th in Grade 2
# 7 Cambier Parc won by 4 open lengths might be a good thing
# 1 Vow to Recover ‘my longshot play

 

 

Race 9 
# 7 Seranitsa ever trying filly is improving and can go all the way
# 3 Macabre is on the improve and is dangerous from off the pace
# 12 Queen Brunette blinkers added watch out
# 4 Our Law was gaining ground when ran out of racetrack improving

 

 

Race 10 
# 6 Felix the Fox exited a live Race my Top Choice
# 4 Identifier dangerous for all the marbles
# 3 Thetrashmancoming will need to revert to stalking to beat these
# 8 Ranger Up will be racing on a dry surface for the first time very dangerous

 

 

Race 11
# 10 Dolce Lili track/Dist winner can repeat if well rated
# 9 Bellavis the Horse to Beat
# 4 La Signare last Race was a no show rebound potential as rider retains
# 2 Valedictorian likes the GP course and Distant will have to be caught

 

 

Race 12
# 5 Champagne Anyone my Choice to win this Race from off the pace
# 1 Jaywalk the Horse they all have to Beat
# 7 High Regard will be closing late for a share

 

 

Race 13
# 6 Signalman ‘My Best Bet’
# 5 Vekoma won like a Super Race Horse can be anything much to respect
# 4 Bourbon War track/Dist winner will be closing from off the pace dangerous for all the marbles
# 2 Epic Dreamer to give them trouble on the lead

 

 

Race 14
# 8 Highland Sky track /Dist winner will be the Horse to beat
# 6 Zula Alpha repeat possible seeing the distant for the first
# 11 Channel Maker Horse to Beat yet to win at GP
# 5 Vettori Kin (BRAZIL) has kept good company in Graded Races

 

BEST BET: RACE 13 – 6 SIGNALMAN $7.00

02/03/19 Free USA Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets

Free USA Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets

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GULFSTREAM PARK TIPS

Tips & Comments Courtesy of: twitter.com/usaracingtips

Race 1

# 5 Courtesy Notice track /Dist winner looks like the most likely repeater among these

# 6 Catherine Warrior closing type may share

# 7 Conquesthardcherry closing late for all the marbles

# 8 Trixie’s Time the speed of speed may forget to stop

Race 2

# 1 Mucho Should have these at his mercy if ready

# 2 Lutsky returns from a long layoff working well

# 3 The Boss Factor will be Race on conventional dirt track for the first time may wake up

Race 3

# 7 Emperor John dropping class track/Dist winner is the Choice for the win

# 5 Irish Letters wakeup potential going back to 7 Furlongs let’s hope gelding improve

# 4 Cape Marco Drive will like cutting back to 7 panels dangerous on lead

Race 4

# 2 Accountant Q will benefit from post 2 today my Choice

# 1 Sky Point will benefit from post 1 to run his best race todate

# 4 King Wade if break well can lead these throughout # 8 Vaughn the 3/5 possible favorite

Race 5

# 5 Souper Scat Daddy is an improving Colt my Choice

# 3 The Green Mo’ster is a gelding with potential for much better danger

# 6 Peacock Kitten shows his affinity for turf dangerous here

# 9 Camp Creek wakeup possible after dropping class

Race 6

# 7 Switcharoo my Top Choice in this Race based on her recent

# 4 Elite Appeal new rider aboard rebound potential

# 3 Luxe Diamond pulled and drifted recent start ‘today’s rider change and blinkers wakeup potential

# 2 Career Move for part

Race 7

# 5 Pass It On track/Dist winner is the Horse to beat my Choice

# 8 Rubellite track/Dist winner ‘rider change for share dangerous

# 6 Power Empire appears to be sitting on a big race

# 9 Miss Accuse is a sleeper amongst these might awaken

Race 8

# 5 Monhegan returns from a respite and will be closing late the top Choice

# 3 Beau Belle dropping class after no showing Grade 3 dangerous today

# 1 Susan B Anthony the horse to beat

# 2 Stefanie On Fleek is the stone closer in line up.

Race 9

# 6 Trapped At Sea is my Top Choice

# 7 Miz Clipper will be very hard to beat in this field super dangerous

# 5 Ascertain the 3/5 favorite

Race 10

# 6 Call Me Kayla coming to battle with blinkers added rider change my Choice

# 5 Belle’s Game track/Dist winner is dangerous

# 7 One Direction Song mare likes the GP course 11-3-1-2-record and 11-3-1-1 Distant

# 4 Pound Note don’t discount

Race 11

# 9 Infinity Sky exited sharp Sprints stretching out may show speed dangerous in such conditions ‘Choice

# 10 Rucia Mora will be closing late

# 8 How Did She Do is a well bred filly drop in class don’t discount

# 6 Let’s Go Baby may share

2018 LONGINES WORLD HORSE RACING AWARDS

2018

LONGINES

WORLD HORSE RACING AWARDS

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2018: WORLD’S BEST RACE HORSE

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=1ST – WINX (130)

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=1ST – CRACKSMAN (130)

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3RD – ACCELERATE (128)

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2018: WORLD’S BEST HORSE RACE

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Sprint to oblivion? Breeding selections pose threat to hardy Thoroughbred stayers

Sprint to oblivion?

Breeding selections pose threat to hardy Thoroughbred stayers

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In Australia, where there is an emphasis on early two-year old speed, there were almost twice as many C:C horses among elite race winners in the population compared to Europe and North America (46% compared to 26% and 28%) and there were almost seven times as many C:Cs as T:Ts within the Australian population.

 

(LITTLE WONDER WE CAN PRODUCE SOME OF THE GREAT SPRINTERS OF THE MODERN ERA, WITH SO MANY C:C HORSES BRED IN AUSTRALIA, BUT THIS ALSO CLEARLY EXPLAINS WHY WE CANNOT PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY STAYING HORSES IN THIS COUNTRY. WINX ISN’T A STAYER EITHER BEFORE YOU GO FOR THAT ARGUMENT, SHE’S A MILER / MILE & A 1/4 HORSE. YES SHE WON A 2200M GROUP 1 QLD OAKS, BUT THAT WAS ON SHEER CLASS, AGAINST A WEAK FIELD, NOT ON STAYING ABILITY. TRUE STAYERS HAVE TO BE ABLE TO RUN 2400M-3200M+ IN A STRONG FASHION. OUR RACES DON’T CATER FOR STAYERS EVEN IF THEY DID – THE RACES WOULD BE FULL OF HACKS WHO CAN’T WIN ANY QUALITY OF RACES, SIMILAR TO WHAT BECOMES OF FLAT HORSES WHO FAIL THEN TURN TO JUMPING IN AUSTRALIA, OUR LOCAL BREEDING INDUSTRY DOESN’T BREED STAYERS, THEY BREED THE “C:C HORSES” AS MENTIONED IN THIS ARTICLE)

 

The hardy Thoroughbred stayer could become a thing of the past according to researchers, after findings published this week point to the importance of the so-called “speed gene” in determining race distance.

The findings are said to end any dispute over the central role of the “speed gene”.

However, the research has relevance for the wider Thoroughbred population, given the major influence of the gene.

“Since there is just one gene that is a major player in the sprinting versus staying stakes, it is extremely vulnerable to selection pressures,” says Associate Professor of Equine Science, Emmeline Hill, who is with University College Dublin.

“This has been recognised by the concern in the industry over the potential reduction in genetic diversity by favouring precocious, commercially attractive horses.

“This concern is well justified; the staying type is at serious threat of extinction in the global population.”

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Staying types have been found to make up less than 17% of elite race winners in Britain and Ireland and less than 7% of the Australian elite winning population.

“This is a complete reversal from the picture of genetics of the Thoroughbred 150 years ago.”

Hill says it is important that the industry incentivises the breeding and racing of stayers to ensure their ongoing viability in the industry.

Hill led the latest research into the gene, published this week in the Equine Veterinary Journal.

For the study, the genetic and race records of more than 3000 Thoroughbred racehorses who raced in Europe, Australia, South Africa and the USA were analysed. It was found that the myostatin gene, or speed gene, is the almost singular genetic determinant of a horse’s optimum race distance.

The notion of a single gene being responsible for a performance trait in Thoroughbreds has previously been challenged. However, Hill said the new study ended any dispute over the central role of the speed gene.

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“We have replicated and validated our original research findings on a massively larger scale. The power in the numbers has shown that the association of the ‘speed gene’ with race distance is as statistically strong as the most highly genetically influenced traits in humans, including eye colour and the probability of an individual going bald,” she says.

The study found that, in Europe, more than 83% of ‘speed gene’ type C:C (sprint) horses had an optimum race distance of a mile or shorter and more than 89% of T:T (staying) horses ran best over distances greater than a mile. (Full details for all regions are in Figure #1)

The trend was consistent across all race regions but the race pattern influenced the distribution of the speed gene types.

In Australia, where there is an emphasis on early two-year old speed, there were almost twice as many C:C horses among elite race winners in the population compared to Europe and North America (46% compared to 26% and 28%) and there were almost seven times as many C:Cs as T:Ts within the Australian population.

The main differences between sprinters and staying type horses has been shown to be caused by a mutation in the speed gene that alters the rate of muscle growth and fibre type differences in the muscle.

Although myostatin is the most important gene, the latest research has also identified additional genes which have moderate effects on the staying ability of a horse.

Hill says the application of genetics to decision-making about how horses were trained and raced is transforming the industry.

“Our results clearly show that using evidence-based science will lead to more accurate placing of horses in races that are best suited to their genetic potential. Horses are a product of their inherited genetic characteristics as well as the environment.

“The management of the horse is inarguably key in any horse’s success, but DNA differences are the undisputed differences that make them individuals. This genetic information is leading to horses being trained and raced for their genetic potential and is providing a clear economic advantage to owners and trainers,” she says.

Hill, who is also chief science officer at Irish equine science company Plusvital, which provides genetic testing for horses, says the company does not operate its testing services in the sales environment which could further accelerate this trend toward sprint types at the expense of stayers.

“However, it is essential that the industry incentivises the breeding and racing of stayers to reduce the pressure to breed for the sales ring.”

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST EVER SPRINTER BLACK CAVIAR

Huge weekend of International Group 1 racing coming up

its a huge weekend of Group 1 racing action from all corners of the globe this weekend with no less than 9 a Group 1 races to be contested.

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Durban Golden Horseshoe – $51,800
  • Garden Providenve Stakes – $64,875
  • Durban July – $302,750
  • Golden Slipper – $51,900

USA

  • Belmont Derby – $1,250,00
  • Belmont Oaks – $1,000,00
  • United Nations Stakes – $500,00


GERMANY

  • German Derby – $786,000


ENGLAND

  • Coral Eclipse – $702,000


The highlight of the weekend for me will be the Eclipse and the all conquering Golden Horn looks to make it 5 from 5. 


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