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Billy Koch

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Horse Racing Partnerships 101: Pegasus World Cup Analysis

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The biggest discussion/question/argument in horse racing this week will not be centered around horse racing partnerships. No, all rhetoric this week will surround the world’s richest horse race, the first ever running of the $12M Pegasus World Cup. The mile and an eighth race will be run this Saturday, January 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida and features a rematch between 2016 ...

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Horse Racing Partnerships 101: An Interview with Mike Smith

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Mike Smith is riding high. Inducted into the Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2003, Mike has won more Breeders’ Cup races than any other jockey. He was the regular rider for such super stars as Zenyatta, Shared Belief, and Azeri and currently is the rider of Songbird, Unique Bella, and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, Arrogate. Last November, Mike guided Little Red Feather Racing’s ...

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Horse Racing Partnerships 101: Happy New Year

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As we start another year, everyone struggles to come up with a worthwhile New Year’s Resolution. Typically, if you are anything like me, we take a look in the mirror and our first resolution is to make sure you get back in the gym! In fact, gym memberships go up substantially in the month of January and, by April – once again if you’re like me – the gym days start to dwindle as the weather starts to heat up. Waste of time and energy. ...

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Horse Racing Partnerships 101: Seriously, How Much does it Cost to Own a Racehorse?

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Early this morning at the gym, a professional athlete asked me what I did for a living. When I told him I was in the horse racing business, he responded - as most people do - with “REALLY? WOW! VERY COOL! DO YOU KNOW BOB BAFFERT?” After this exchange, the very next thing out of his mouth was, “I heard it’s like $20,000 a month to keep one of those. Expensive right? Seriously, whether you own singularly or invest in horse racing partnerships, how much does it ...

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Seattle Slew, Songbird, Horse Racing, and Family

5 minute read
  On Sunday, July 3, 1977 my grandfather picked us up from my mom’s house and we started our regular drive to Hollywood Park. I was 8. My sister Emily was 5. We were in our Sunday best. All dressed up because we were fortunate enough to sit up in the Director’s Room with all the Hollywood big wigs. Plus, we had to look good for self proclaimed style-master, Grandma Rudee. I ...

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A Flattering Tale About a Man and his Racehorse

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  Horse racing partnerships bring people togather from all walks. In the summer of 2011, Little Red Feather Racing syndicated two very nice fillies. The first was an all-white daughter of Alphabet Soup perfectly named… Egg Drop. Egg Drop broke her maiden in her very first start of her career for Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer, the late Mike Mitchell, while defeating ...

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It's Opening Day at Del Mar... A Day to Remember

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Bing Crosby opened the seaside track named Del Mar back in 1937. Now, 73 years later, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meet has become one of the premiere horse racing meetings in the country. When my sister, Emily (far right) showed me the above photo, it brought back so many memories of the place where “the turf meets the surf”.  Grandpa Howard (left) loved Del Mar. He loved the long ...

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Ten Important Ideas to Consider When Wagering on Horse Racing

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WELCOME TO WAGERING 101 With Del Mar exactly six days away and Saratoga starting soon thereafter, the horse racing world comes to life this summer. These two incredibly popular summer meets will feature some of the best horse racing (and the best atmospheres) the country has to offer from some of the best horse racing partnerships and owners alike. I highly advise you to make sure you make one of these historic race tracks a ...

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Seriously, How Much Does It Cost to Buy a Racehorse?

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In last week's blog, we discussed the cost it takes to keep and train a thoroughbred racehorse. However, as you might have guessed, there is another - sometimes substantial - cost when entering the Sport of Kings and that is the actual purchase price of the equine athlete.

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Seriously. How Much does it Cost to Own a Racehorse?

2 minute read
Early this morning at the gym, a professional athlete asked me what I did for a living. When I told him I was in the horse racing business, he responded - as most people do - with “REALLY? WOW! VERY COOL! DO YOU KNOW BOB BAFFERT?” After this exchange, the very next thing out of his mouth was, “I heard it’s like $20,000 a month to keep one of those. Expensive right? Seriously, whether you own singularly or invest in horse racing partnerships, how much does it ...

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