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Doug Miles and Pete "The Prophet" talk about the NHL at the midway point of the shortened season, the Blackhawks streak, Rangers fans nervous about their team, the woes of the Islanders, Rick DiPietro's contract, the proposed realignment and more. Also, Pete gives his thoughts on the state of horseracing and lack of coverage leading up to the Derby Prep races.
In the News & Notes segment, host Derek Simon discusses the top stories in the Sport of Kings, including a new claiming rule in New York and a tragic confrontation between Steve Coburn, part-owner of California Chrome, and some members of the Breeders’ Cup media.
In the U. of Bet / History segment, Derek discusses a great piece by Patrick Cummings regarding the way races are timed in the U.S.
Lastly, in the Handicapping segment, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is analyzed.
TwinSpires' Derek Simon discusses all the latest happenings in the Sport of Kings, including the untimely passing of jockey Juan Saez. Was the racing media irresponsible in reporting his death prematurely? Are racing fans and bettors partly responsible for Saez' untimely demise?
Then, in the Crazy News segment, Derek explains why he now cries everytime "The Notebook" comes on.
Lastly, in the I Need to Know segment, some juicy Breeders' Cup statistics are shared and dissected.
Ed DeRosa of Brisnet.com joins host Derek Simon to discuss Treve's win in the Prix De L'Arc de Triomphe and the resulting confusion over her actual odds. He also offers his opinion on the Breeders' Cup hopes of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, Awesome Again champ Shared Belief, Pennsylvania Derby hero Bayern and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan.
In a special History segment, Derek looks back at the career of Cigar, who recently passed away at the age of 24.
Lastly, in the I Need to Know segment, Derek discusses greatness and whether or not two-time Arc winner can rightly be called one of the best ever.
Host Derek Simon recaps "Super Saturday" and offers a bevy of Breeders' Cup stats sure to cure insomnia.
* What BC race best suits Bayern?
* Which sophomore star fits the profile of a Breeders' Cup Classic winner: California Chrome, Shared Belief or Tonalist?
* Is the great Untapable back?
* Did Beholder do enough in the Zenyatta to make her the Distaff favorite?
* How do Belmont shippers do in BC races at Santa Anita?
These questions -- and more -- will be answered... maybe not well, but they will be answered.
In the News & Notes segment, host Derek Simon discusses a great article in The Guardian entitled "Scratching the surface: US racing looks to track conditions to lower injury rates."
Then, he takes up the bizarre tale of a feud between a supermodel and a onetime super horse, California Chrome.
Lastly, in an extended version of theHandicapping segment, Derek previews "Super Saturday," as well as some other races being run on Friday.
Host Derek Simon discusses the announced closing of Suffolk Downs after 79 years of hosting thoroughbred racing, relating it to the closing of Longacres Park in 1992.
In the I Need to Know segment, Derek explains how handicapping dogma keeps many players in the pari-mutuel dog house. And, lastly, in the Handicapping segment, he offers a potential play from Suffolk Downs (it seemed appropriate) and looks ahead to this weekend’s big races at Parx.
TwinSpires' Derek Simon discusses the British Horseracing Authority’s surprising ruling in the Fergal Lynch case, as well as Del Mar’s new Player’s Pick Five and NYRA Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Martin Panza’s idea to highlight “big event days.”
In the U. of Bet segment, Derek discusses the proper mindset he believes is needed to become a winning player.
TwinSpires' Derek Simon recaps the Travers Stakes and the Pacific Classic and discusses the role of a jockey in the “I Need to Know” segment.
In a special “Racing History” segment, all-time greats Round Table, Ribot, John Henry, Sea Bird II, Phar Lap and others face each other in a mythical running of the Breeders’ Cup Turf presented by Brisnet.com and called by track announcer/TV personality Mike Battaglia.
In the News & Notes segment, host Derek Simon analyzes Palace Malice’s Whitney flop, discusses the "bounce theory" and explains why a late scratch in an infant swimming race left him seething.
In the U. of Bet segment, Derek provides stats on "gate" works and route debuts and also details a simple method that reduces the track take by 2/3.
Host Derek Simon discusses the piece “Valueless,” written by Jay Cronley for ESPN and offers his explanation of what value betting is and is not.
In the U. of Bet segment, Dave “The Horse Handicapping Authority” Schwartz gives his take on “session play” — what it is and how it may help horse bettors.
Host Derek Simon discusses Steve Haskin’s Bloodhorse article “Ghosts of Press Boxes Past” and explains what he believes can fill up the press boxes at American racetracks once again. He also opines on Bill Finley's ESPN piece detailing the decline of two-year-old racing.
In the U. of Bet segment Dave “The Horse Handicapping Authority” Schwartz and Derek exchange verbal blows in a debate about what constitutes money management and whether or not bettors can improve or erode their advantage or disadvantage by means of a betting strategy.
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