Bill Finley

Len Green Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Green Group Founder Len Green joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss how to become profitable in the horse business.

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Terry Finley Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Founder, president and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds Terry Finley joined this week's Thanksgiving edition of the TDN Writers' Room.

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Woodbine CEO Says Sports Betting Bill Could Devastate Canadian Racing Industry

A bill that would legalize single-event sports wagering in Canada and is now being debated by members of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons would have a disastrous impact on racing, warns Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson. The bill does not allow for the racetracks to be part of the sports betting universe and, perhaps even more worrisome, it would allow non-racing betting sites to take fixed-odds bets on racing without having to share any of the revenue with the industry. "This is a real threat to the industry and...

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Ned Toffey Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Spendthrift Farm's General Manager Ned Toffey joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to talk new sire Authentic, recent purchase Monomoy Girl and the farm's thriving operation.

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More Letters on Tracks Gone But Not Forgotten

In Sunday's TDN, we published Bill Finley's ode to shuttered racetracks, and asked others to try to beat his number of 28 at which he had attended live racing. The letters continue to pour in from readers sharing their own memories of their favorites. Here is a sampling. Thanks for the article about all the race tracks that are now gone. I also grew up in Philadelphia and my parents were big horse race fans. I got my first exposure to horse racing at Delaware Park since they let children...

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Defunct Tracks: Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR In Sunday's TDN, we published Bill Finley's ode to shuttered racetracks, and asked others to try to beat his number of 28 at which he had attended live racing. Here are a few of the letters we received about the piece. What a wonderful and moving article from Bill Finley on defunct racetracks. I have no claim to even being close to Bill's record and certainly not to his great memories. When I was about 10 years old, I remember my folks taking us to Hialeah...

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Brad Cox Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Red hot trainer Brad Cox joins this week's TDN Writers' Room coming off four Breeders' Cup wins last weekend.

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Breeders' Cup Talk with Jerry Bailey on the TDN Writers' Room

The countdown is running to a close for the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championship and perhaps no one has more Breeders' Cup memories to share than Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who made an astounding 15 trips to the Breeders' Cup winner's circle during his 31-year career, including a record five wins in the Classic. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week for Wednesday's TDN Writers' Room podcast presented by Keeneland, Bailey spoke on some of his favorite Breeders' Cup moments, as well as...

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Jerry Bailey Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to relive some of his favorite Breeders' Cup wins and give some of his top picks for this year's Championship meet.

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From TDN Look: The Incomparable, Invincible, Unbeatable Cigar

Twenty-five years ago, Cigar put together a perfect 10-for-10 season in the middle of a streak of 16 straight wins. We remember it here. It was the sixth race on an ordinary Friday card in October at Aqueduct some 26 years ago and there was nothing to suggest that the $34,000 allowance event would ever have any relevance. Jose Santos was aboard the favorite, a recent allowance winner who started out at Suffolk Downs named Golden Plover. Julie Krone had the mount for Tom Skiffington on second-choice Taddarruj. The third...

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Andy Beyer Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Andy Beyer, creator of the Beyer Speed Figure, joined this week's Writers' Room Podcast to talk about his history in the game, how his figures have evolved over the years and a few of his picks for the upcoming Breeders' Cup.

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Wesley Ward Joins the TDN Writers' Room

With just a few weeks until the Breeders' Cup, trainer Wesley Ward is heading into Future Stars Friday with his typical strong hand. Ward joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to talk juveniles Golden Pal and Campanelle.

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