News and Notes for January 12, 2018

Stakes placed She’s Our Fastest (Oratory – Dawali) is entered in a field of ­­­12 for Saturday’s $150,000 Silverbulletday stakes for 3-year-old fillies going a mile and 70 yards at Fair Grounds.  Bred by Eureka Thoroughbred Farm, she was second in the $65,000 Darby’s Daughter division of the Clarence Scharbauer Jr. Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park on November 4th.  The filly is trained by Scott Gelner for Mark Norman & Norman Stables LLC and has odds of 20/1.

Trainer G. R. Bryant will saddle Team Bryant Thoroughbreds’ stakes winner Meme Jo (Too Much Bling – Honey Gold) in tomorrow’s $50,000 Fremont Stakes for 4-year-olds and up going 5 furlongs at Delta Downs. Bred by Jeanne Bruce, the 8-year-old gelding has a career record of 54-18-12-8 with earnings of $285,795 and has been given odds of 8/1.

The 47th Annual Eclipse Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 25th at Gulfstream Park, and will be broadcast by TVG.

In addition to honoring 17 winners in the horse and human categories, Frank Stronach, Thoroughbred owner, breeder and racetrack owner, will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of achievement in the Thoroughbred industry. Ray Arsenault will receive an Eclipse Award as the 2017 Horseplayer of the Year. Members of the media will be honored for outstanding coverage in six categories.

Additionally, a Special Eclipse Award will be awarded to all responders who assisted in mitigating the year’s worst racehorse-related disasters—the hurricane that left more than 800 Thoroughbreds stranded with limited food and water at Puerto Rico’s Hipódromo Camarero in September and the wildfire that claimed 46 Thoroughbreds at Southern California’s San Luis Rey training center in December.

The Special Award honors extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

Representatives of the Camarero and San Luis Rey relief efforts will be on hand to accept the Special Award.

2minutes2post is making its mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad live, bringing its proprietary algorithms for picking winning horses to today’s generation of mobile devices. Now horse racing enthusiasts can access the latest technology for picking winners on the latest devices.

The app makes use of hundreds of data points, including trends, patterns, and anomalies that others miss. “Our proprietary technology allows us to process past performance data of every thoroughbred race track and race horse in the United States and handicap every race on any date in under a minute, and against every possible track condition” said Pete Solano, CEO of 2minutes2post.

Each race returns picks from two different scoring systems. The 2M2P and AJS system have a history of picking winning horses in any race class. The two systems use Morning Line Odds, Speed Figures, Pace Numbers, Jockey/Trainer data, workouts, and many other factors for predicting winners. Both systems use dynamically changing track conditions set by user, so each pick is informed by the latest weather information.  2minutes2post also offers on its website a scoreboard detailing performance results of its algorithms, In The Money percentage, and Return On Investment percentages on an overall and per race track basis.

“The output of our handicapping system may change based on a track condition, and our platform allows our users to select track condition on the fly, thus providing calculated picks per race with the appropriate track condition as a major factor” Solano said.

The app is available for iPhone and iPad, running iOS version 8 or higher. The App is also available for Android devices. The apps are free to download and install, and each racetrack costs $2.95 to unlock per day, with discounts available for multiple tracks and days. The apps can be downloaded from Google Play and the Apple App Store on compatible devices.  2minutes2post is powered and licensed by Equibase.

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NOTES: Hearing rumors of a Lone Star Park Racing Club…One more week until live Thoroughbred racing begins at Sam Houston Race Park…February 15 is the deadline for receipt of Texas Thoroughbred Educational Fund Scholarship applications.  Contact Mary Ruyle at 512.458.6133 for more information