Joe Maddon: Use ‘Moneyball’ Stats to Teach Math

“I’d like to see fantasy baseball in schools and make it part of math class,” he explained. “If you brought fantasy baseball into school and brought in technology such as Skyping, for example. End of January, beginning of February, I would Skype a classroom here and talk about team construction. Theo Epstein does it a day or two later.

ANALYSIS/OPINION — Baseball’s rock star was in town for the baseball winter meetings, and he stopped by a youth baseball event at Gallaudet University. Kids and adults alike flocked to him, asking for autographs and photos, and hung on his every word.

No, I’m not talking about Bryce Harper, who didn’t have the District in his… [Continue reading]

Dubai Racing Carnival Analysis – Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

by Steven Molyneux Meydan Overview  It hasn’t been a great few days for Dubai. First, the weather has been more akin to that in England and then Donald Trump opened up a new golf course. Oh, and then there is the small matter of another couple … [Continue reading]

AGOS Horses to Watch – Feb. 21, 2017

"Off the Charts" Trip Notes and Horses to Watch for visitors.  Put some or all of these runners in your Stable Alert account. Tampa Bay Downs 2/11/17 Sam F. Davis Stakes - Tapwrit - 1 1/16 miles dirt Up and coming three … [Continue reading]

Disqualifier for Kentucky Derby? One Streak Has Stood the Test of Time

Disqualifier for Kentucky Derby ? One Streak Has Stood Test of Time America's Best Racing Previously, that streak dating back to 1882 Kentucky Derby hero Apollo was just one part of a veritable rulebook for glory on the first Saturday in May. "It’s … [Continue reading]

Santa Anita Cancelled for Thursday Feb. 17

ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2017)—With more than five inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, Santa Anita Park officials have announced that Friday’s eight-race card has been cancelled. The … [Continue reading]

Is Horse Racing Dead? Maryland Jockey Club Reports Spike in 2016 Handle

The Maryland Jockey Club continued growing its Thoroughbred product and handle in 2016, announcing last month that total handle was up 19.7% from 2015 and in-state wagering was up 18.4%... Source: Maryland Jockey Club Reports Spike in 2016 Handle … [Continue reading]

Dubai Racing Carnival Analysis – Thurs., February 16, 2017

Meydan Overview: Just three weeks to go, and for some the Dubai World Cup Carnival is coming to an end barely before it has started. Horses are running out of opportunities and are perhaps forced to punch above their weight. Mike de Kock is … [Continue reading]

Rillito Horse Racing gets New Lease on Life through 2021

Arizona Daily Star -- Rillito horse racing gets new lease on life through 2021 Arizona Daily Star - Despite the years-long tension between horse racing and some local youth soccer organizations, which have advocated for converting the entire park … [Continue reading]

Federal Appeals Court Rules For Exacta In AmTote / RaceTech Patent Lawsuit

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled yesterday in favor of Exacta Systems in the patent infringement lawsuit originally filed by RaceTech.  RaceTech filed the lawsuit in … [Continue reading]

WINX Matches Phar Lap with Easy 14th Straight Victory

Winx win

Superstar Winx crushed her competition at Royal Randwick in Australia over the weekend.  She moved out into the clear turning for home and then powered home while never fully asked.   Never in doubt! Winx equals Phar Lap's record of 14 … [Continue reading]