This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.
I saw my first Belmont Stakes in 1972 when Riva Ridge prevailed by seven lengths. I even saw Secretariat win the Triple Crown, the Holy Grail of horse racing.
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Rattling around late at night in an empty Siena, I found myself curbside at the craziest horse race in the world, the Palio. An eager crowd watches in awe as she proceeds to swallow roughly a foot-and-a…
Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. “I’ll be right back.” And with that, he handed me the lead rope attached to the halter of Secretariat, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973.
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A woman steps into the spotlight. According to a recent global study a remarkable 87% of managers aspire to the corner office. Hold on to your gnocchi!
At some point, virtually every ambitious executive asks this question. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.
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The prized derby is this weekend in Churchill Downs and hat makers everywhere are having their yearly rush. The Kentucky Derby brings the best horses …
If it’s springtime in America, there are few places lovelier to be than Lexington, Kentucky. We went again the following year to majestic Belmont Park and every year after that for the next 15 years to see the Belmont Stakes. You just might begin to understand why the rich, famous and enlightened love it.
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Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. Kentucky’s native spirit, bourbon, is proudly boosted around the region.
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My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than “pretty good.”
“Here, hold the horse,” said the aging groom. Queso lover, Auburn Tiger, Southern by nature, San Francisco by nurture.
Siena’s Palio is one of the most difficult and ancient bareback horse races in the world with origins dating back centuries. For him, there is no “one” subject that he photographs; he chooses to shoot what he sees.
Edward VII once described Goodwood as “a garden party with racing tacked on,” and he wasn’t far from right (the king was a frequent guest).. If you’re open-minded however, watch the Kentucky Derby this year. Held annually in July and August, it attracts thousands of Italians and foreign visitors.
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Let’s be honest, for most people, horse racing will always be a niche, exclusive sport
Though 44 percent of people surveyed by Rutgers-Eagleton poll thought that sports betting was a positive for Atlantic City, another 48 percent were less sure of its value, while another 31 percent thought it would make no difference. Florida developer Glen Straub, who submitted the losing bid, is challenging the sale.
“The reality is that it’s a big deal for Monmouth Park and that’s it,” said Alan Woinski, the president of Gaming USA, a consulting firm based in Paramus, New Jersey, in an interview, referring to a struggling race track in Oceanport, New Jersey, that under the state’s new law will be able accept sports bets. For one, the decline of New Jersey’s gaming industry has been years in the making and was hastened when lawmakers in neighboring Pennsylvania, a key Atlantic City market, allowed casino gaming. . Over the past few months, operators of the Revel Casino Hotel, which at one time was touted as linchpin of an Atlantic City revival, Trump Plaza and Showboat, closed their doors. “This whole thing is a snow job.”
“I don’t think it’s going to be the lifeline for the casinos,” said Alex Bumazhny, who follows the casino industry for Fitch Ratings, adding that the credit rating agency “doesn’t think it will make a big difference” in Atlantic City.
Another obstacle is that New Jersey residents are divided over the benefits of sports betting. Atlantic City casino revenue reached a peak of $5.2 billion, and tumbled to $2.86 billion last year nearly two dozen casinos were built within driving distance of the Jersey shore gambling mecca. According to data from the American Gaming Association, a trade group, about $3.4 billion was wagered on sports at casinos in Nevada in 2012, though the total amount generated by the state’s casinos race books was much smaller. 15, 2014 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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Earlier this month, Brookfield Asset Management, owner of Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, acquired Revel for $110 million, a fraction of the $2.4 billion to build. But that law comes amid a major slump in gambling in the state. Nelson Rose, a professor at Whittier Law School who has written a textbook on gaming law, adding he wasn’t sure if New Jersey’s move will survive a court challenge. Chris Christie signed into law last week, Atlantic City racetracks and casinos can start accepting sports bets.
The NFL subsequently sued to block the law, claiming that it violated an 1992 federal law that restricted sports betting to four states. There probably isn’t anything that can save Atlantic City.”
Still, sports betting is starting up in New Jersey despite ferocious competition from a number powerful interests. Supreme Court refused to hear the state’s appeal, leaving the ban in place.
Atlantic City’s embattled casino industry, which has lost thousands of jobs this year as money-losing operator shut their doors, shouldn’t expect much of a boost from sports betting, experts say.
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A further damper on sports betting profits at Atlantic City casinos is the fact that it’s legal in Delaware and a handful of other states.
The reasons are many. “This isn’t going to save Atlantic City.
Second, as an economic activity, sports betting isn’t a game-changer. The AGA pegs the gross gaming revenue from sports bets at $170 million, a tiny percentage of the $10.9 billion consumers plunked down in the state’s casinos in 2012.
Under a measure New Jersey Gov. The Trump Taj Mahal has threatened to shut down next month unless it receives concessions from state officials. The state then eliminated all of its laws outlawing sports betting at tracks and casinos. Despite such concerns, Christie initially moved to permit sports betting in 2011 after voters approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it.
But State Senator Raymond Lesniak, an outspoken proponent for sports betting, pushed through a bill this that year that abolished the state’s existing prohibitions against sports betting. Casino industry experts have argued that it will be difficult for Brookfield to operate Revel as a casino because it never made a profit. and the NCAA have long opposed sports gambling because of fears it would lead to game-fixing. A federal court ruled in the league’s favor, and the U.S.
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. Parr, a former television correspondent in New York and mother of actor Chris Noth, has died. She came to New York to work as a weather correspondent for the local CBS affiliate, eventually becoming a news correspondent there.
Noth, who’s been in “Law & Order” and “The Good Wife,” said that his mother “lived fiercely with courage and love.
She wrote a book, “The Superwives,” about the spouses of athletes, and produced documentaries.
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Parr died Friday in Hawaii, where she lived after retirement, Noth’s publicist said on Tuesday. Parr worked in television news in Wisconsin and Connecticut and appeared on the game show “What’s My Line,” catching the attention of a producer for CBS in New York. She never accepted anything less than her dreams.”
Privatizations have been a key demand of the country’s international lenders.
The government has made clear that it will honor all existing contracts.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told Reuters on Thursday that state assets were one of the thorny issues in talks with the EU/IMF creditors assessing whether the cash-strapped country can get further bailout aid.
Betting on horse racing in Greece had been run by a state-owned group.
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The agency announced in March it would proceed with the sale of the exclusive betting rights to OPAP, the country’s dominant gambling firm, which won the license last year after offering 40 million euros ($43.26 million).
In a reform list sent to the creditors last month, Athens estimated privatization revenues of 1.5 billion euros this year. ATHENS Greece’s privatization agency (HRADF) has invited OPAP (OPAr.AT) to sign a deal next week to acquire the country’s sole license for horse racing betting, the first state asset sale to be completed by the new leftist-led coalition government.
It has also said that it favors joint ventures and wants the state to keep a minimum stake in its assets to boost social security funding and protect workers’ labor rights.
“HRADF…invited the successful bidder, OPAP ?nvestments Ltd, to sign the concession contract on April 24,” the agency said in a statement on Friday. The election of Tsipras’ government in January on promises to end austerity and block “fire-sales” cast doubt on the future of Greece’s privatizations plan.
Greece has a series of ongoing tenders for the divestment of state assets, including the sale of a 67 percent stake in its biggest port Piraeus and the lease of a bundle of 14 regional airports to a joint venture led by German airport operator Fraport (FRAG.DE).
To back this up, our friends over at Prosportsonline.net have tracked the records for games where over 60 percent of the public has been on one side, yet there was reverse line movement of at least one full point from the opening number at the top sportsbooks in NFL, NCAAF, NBA and NCAAB. This may enable you to get the stale more favorable sports betting line at the time the reverse line movement hits at the triggering Sportsbook. The huge problem with this is that the nfl line, ncaaf line or nhl line may have moved too much by that time, and all of the value has been sucked out of the unpopular side.
. This is where an important word of caution is in order though. All of this will be fun to follow (not to mention profitable) when every sport except baseball are going on simultaneously during the winter months.
NBA sports betting has the lowest two-year five-book RLM winning percentage among the 11/10 sports, but then again, every gambler in the world would kill to go 382-301-9, 55.9 percent, +48.90 units, and the 57.5 percent win rate this past season is nothing to sneeze at. The records quoted below are based on the bets being made at the triggering books, so beating the move by a half-point or a few cents now and then would actually make your record even better.
College Basketball sports betting was not too shabby either, with a two-year mark of 492-356-22, 58.0 percent, +91.96 units. Keep an eyes on the top five sportsbooks at Sports Insights though, as NCAAF sports betting has been very liquid in that regard, with only one sportsbook (believe it or not, Bodog) finishing in the top five both years.
So what exactly is reverse line movement? RLM takes place when a large majority of bets are on one team, yet the line moves in the opposite direction. Furthermore, they list the RLM records for many individual sportsbook, making it easy to spot which books this system is working at and which books it may be best to ignore.
The highest two-year winning percentage using RLM from the top five books belongs to College Football, which went 480-341-10, 58.5 percent, +95.10 units. Last year was a good RLM season for NFL sports betting (45-29, 60.8 percent, +11.91), but two sportsbooks that were in the top five in NFL RLM in both seasons.
Also, games where over 60 percent of the public are on one side, yet there is reverse line movement of at least 10 cents on the Money Line from the opening number at the top five sportsbooks in MLB and NHL sports betting has also been profitable.
So what we recommend is to only use the top five each season for each individual sport (in terms of units won). Keep in mind that NCAAB was the most liquid sport in terms of top-five sportbooks however, with not a single sportsbook making the top five both years. To illustrate, let us say that San Diego Chargers open at -7 over the Miami Dolohins, and over 70 percent of the sports bets placed on the game are on San Diego. It should be noted that many fewer MLB games have qualified so far this season (is the whole world using RLM now?), but smaller profits is still profit.Again, these records are for Money Lines only and do not include totals.Finally, NHL sports betting has picked up 148.49 units in two years, and unlike MLB, NHL had four sportsbooks out of the top five gain double-digit units this past season. We tracked the top five books for each of the pointspread sports for the last two years, as as you can see, this strategy has been profitable in every sport. Another important recommendation is to use a slow moving (but reliable) sportsbook. This would make Miami +6 the RLM play.
So what causes RLM when the aim of most sportsbooks is to get as close to balanced action on both sides as possible? The answer to this is quite simple: the sharp bettors; the one’s who give sports betting advice. RLM takes place when more money/ sportsbook picks are bet by the small percentage of bettors that are on the unpopular side (the sharps) than is bet by the huge majority of players betting the popular side (the squares). Note that these records are for sides only and do not include totals.
The NFL sports betting is generally considered the toughest sport to beat, yet blindly following this method produced an exceptional 59.2 percent win rate last season, improving the two year record to 328-249-12, 56.8 percent, +59.06 units. Quite a few RLM followers watch the moves until almost game time, and then bet accordingly. However, instead of the line rising as you might expect, it instead drops to Chargers -6.
Now do the sharps win every single time? Absolutely not! However, they are right more often than they are wrong, so being on the same side as the sharps is a prudent strategy over the long run, and again, the best thing is that there in absolutely no conventional sports handicapping necessary..
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Thus, following reverse line movements is the same thing a following the smart money. Keep a close eye on Canbet here, as that Australian sportsbook cracked the top five both years.
The proper way to make a sports bet using reverse line movement is to place your bet as soon as there is an RLM of one full point (or 10 cents in MLB and NHL) off of the opening line. Sure, using this approach leaves open the possibility of the line turning around and moving back against you, but as you will see in bit, betting as soon as an RLM qualifies has been profitable in every major North American sport such as the last two seasons, so if one line turns around, so be it
“Kids have an opportunity to get immediate feedback on what they do on a regular basis.”
Tyler says sports has helped him learn to accept that “life isn’t always fair,” while Riley says he’s absorbed his coaches’ advice not to get too down. “They want to see their own kids win, and it’s very easy to go over the line … I want the kids to have fun, but it’s more fun to win than to lose,” Dresser said with a laugh.
“Kids feel trapped. “But I think our culture emphasizes winning so much that [if] people that don’t win, it’s like, ‘Why do I do it?'”
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For 12-year-old Tyler Welence of Ridgewood, New Jersey, the issue was not necessarily winning, but having enough time to play as many as four sports a year.
Brittany Perri, 14, has felt that stress. So you lose a game — there’s always another one,” said Sarah Welence. children today begin participating in organized sports earlier than ever before. We have to acknowledge that … “I think that’s in all of us, the desire to win. “Parents could learn from the kids, they really could.”
Outside pressuresSports keep Tyler Welence, 12, and his brother Riley, 9, and their parents busy year-round. In the past year alone, Tyler played in 118 baseball, basketball and lacrosse games — and that doesn’t include practices.
The more Richard heard, the angrier he got. Prompted by a certain signal, they would not only slide when trying to advance to the next base, but afterwards pretend to be injured, an apparent attempt to circumvent Little League rules restricting use of pinch runners.
Competition can tax time, patience and integrity
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The play, inspired by his son’s former coach, features Don, a coach consumed by his desire to win, and Mike, a coach who thinks having fun should be the goal.
But the playwright also saw an opportunity to spin this tale of adults putting winning above integrity. Al Petipas, director of the National Football Foundation Center for Youth Development.
9:30 a.m.: Tyler has an in-town travel baseball doubleheader Noon: Tyler has an out-of-town lacrosse game 4 p.m.: Riley has an in-town travel baseball game
In Ridgewood, concern about burnout and driving kids too hard led community leaders to ban extracurricular activity for one Tuesday night each March — no practices, no games. “They end up getting burned out.”
“One of the great values of kids playing at this age is that you learn how to deal with both winning and losing. That’s what life is: You deal with a lot of disappointment … The stakes are just a lot higher than they used to be.”
“When it completely overtakes the family, then it would be too much,” Sarah Welence said.
(PORT CHESTER, New York) — Sam Dresser, 10, came home confused from his Little League baseball practice and told his father, Richard, about his coach’s plan to score a run.
“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to win,” said Dan Gould, director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. A softball player from Green Brook, New Jersey, she dreams of playing in college. Frustrated, she considered quitting before being swayed by her mother, a high school athletic director and former softball player and coach.
Kathy Perri now does homework herself — checking out the coaches before Brittany, her only child, joins any team — and encourages other parents to do the same.
Many student athletes, as well as their parents, say their athletic experience has taught them valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment, hard work, even disappointment. And then you have to come into the dugout and have a coach say, ‘If you make one more error, then I am going to take you out of the game,'” Perri said.
“A lot of it comes out of the personal frustrations that parents feel in their own lives,” Dresser said. Still, for many of the other 364 days, the Welences and millions of others like them spend hours each day on the road and on the field.
His parents, Craig and Sarah Welence, grew somewhat concerned and decided to ask Tyler not to play soccer last fall.
At the play’s end, Mike — the one who just wants to nurture the kids — comes to a similar conclusion.
How will the Welences decide if Tyler and their other son, 9-year-old Riley, overdo it?
CNN.com gives you the latest stories and video from the around the world, with in-depth coverage of U.S. According to “Fair Play,” the name of a book and National Football-sponsored outreach group, more than 75 percent of children quit organized sports by the age of 12.
On Memorial Day, such perspective came into play for Dresser and his son, whose team — Hastings-on-Hudson — lost in the Little League playoffs to Port Chester.
Another reason for burnout, according to sports observers, relates to the fact that U.S. news, politics, entertainment, health, crime, tech and more.
“That’s honest,” said Dresser. The following is a sample weekend schedule for the family — one representative of the time pressures many sports-centered family’s face:
“Sometimes, I just didn’t want to go because it was too cold and I was tired or something,” Tyler said.. The greatest pressure, she says, came from her coach.
That does not mean he’s been taking it easy. Your life will be a lot better if you know how to deal with that.”
Dresser said he was surprised to learn that, as a coach, he was a little like Mike and Don.
CNN.com gives you the latest stories and video from the around the world, with in-depth coverage of U.S. I actually believe we should be teaching kids how to win — how to try to win, at least.”
Many leagues — particularly those requiring extensive regional, national and international travel — are increasingly competitive and demanding, a trend that often corresponds with heightened pressures from adults.
“You really have a choice,” Kathy Perri recalled. In some places, 3-year-olds join t-ball, soccer and other athletic leagues.
That’s just one of the many lessons children can get out of sports, said Dr. While winning might be more fun, he says, losing can be more valuable in the long run.
“It gives young people an opportunity to learn about themselves,” Petipas said. But their parents say that the lessons of youth sports aren’t confined to children alone.
“I learn really unpleasant things like I really want to win … They feel like they’ve got no life,” said Augie Mendoza, associate director of sports for the YMCA of the USA. news, politics, entertainment, health, crime, tech and more.
“If it’s all about winning, that kid could be in for a long summer, a negative summer and may end up never playing again,” said Perri, who works at Morristown (New Jersey) High School.
Learning how to win — and lose
That message is central to Dresser’s play, which has appeared off-Broadway and in regional productions.
About 75 percent of children give up organized sports by age 12, according to a research group.
A player would look to the bench after reaching base. When run properly, sports experts and child psychologists say organized athletics can also help build character and boost confidence.
9 a.m.: Riley has an in-town recreation baseball game 10 a.m.: Tyler has an in-town lacrosse game 2:30 p.m.: Tyler has an in-town recreation baseball game6 p.m.: Tyler has an out-of-town travel baseball game 6 p.m.: Riley has an out-of-town travel baseball game
Experts cite this mentality as one reason many children give up on sports at an early age. The end product, “Rounding Third,” hits on themes resonating today, as children join a dizzying number of sports teams under pressure to not merely win, but to please parents and coaches, earn college scholarships or, least likely of all, become a professional.
“It’s hard enough when you’re making errors and you’re trying to do your best. “Are you just going to deal with it for one summer and teach your kid to get through these hard times? Or are you going to have a confrontation every time you go to the field? Or are you going to have your kid quit?”
In many cases, the biggest challenges are putting the games into perspective and finding balance — between sports and school, playing hard and playing dirty, winning and losing.
“I talked to [Sam] a little bit. What can you say when you play that well?” Dresser said.
Youth sports can breed confidence and teamwork, as well as frustration if excess pressures come to bear.
“[Sports] teaches them not to take life too seriously. What the coach called “strategy,” he called cheating.
“That way, we take out that player, put in a faster runner, and maybe score a run,” said a wide-eyed Sam, now 14, recounting what his coach told the team.
Her coach was not only tough, but never let her pitch — choosing instead to put his own daughter in the game, Brittany said
government, called the law “yet another attempt” to allow sports betting “only under the conditions of the state’s choosing.”
It is also a victory for Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which opposed New Jersey’s laws.
The 10-2 decision is a defeat for Republican Governor Chris Christie, who has seen courts void two state laws, including one in 2012, designed to raise revenue through sports betting.
Reflecting the stakes, two former U.S. The other thought PASPA was unconstitutional because it violated state sovereignty.
The case is National Collegiate Athletic Association et al v. Circuit Court of Appeals, Nos. solicitors general were on opposite sides of the case, with Paul Clement arguing for the sports organizations and Theodore Olson representing New Jersey.
Clement was not immediately available for comment.
New Jersey’s law banned wagers on state college teams and limited bets to people age 21 and older at casinos and racetracks.
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New Jersey argued that its law amounted to only a “partial repeal” of its prohibitions on sports betting, did not “license or authorize by law” such betting, and could help curb the “thriving” black market in the practice.
“We do have two judges dissenting,” Lesniak said, “and we certainly will take a shot at the Supreme Court.”
Rendell acknowledged the law’s “salutary purpose” in trying to revive those troubled industries, but said PASPA does not unconstitutionally “commandeer” the state.
“We are reviewing the opinion and considering our options,” said Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for state Attorney General Christopher Porrino.
The American Gaming Association, an industry trade group, wants PASPA repealed.
“We were relying on having sports betting to give a big boost to our ailing Atlantic City casinos and our suffering racetracks,” state Senator Raymond Lesniak, a Democrat from Elizabeth who sponsored the 2014 law and a 2011 voter referendum allowing sports betting, said in an interview. “It’s just wrong for Congress to deny New Jersey what the state of Nevada has.”
Nevada bookmakers made $231.8 million on sports betting in 2015, the state has said.
“Because PASPA, by its terms, prohibits states from authorizing by law sports gambling, and because the 2014 law does exactly that, the 2014 law violates federal law,” Circuit Judge Marjorie Rendell wrote. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said the 2014 law allowing sports betting at casinos and racetracks violated the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 federal law prohibiting the practice in all states other than Nevada, Delaware, Montana and Oregon.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn and Tom Brown)
A federal appeals court on Tuesday said New Jersey cannot legalize sports betting, in a big defeat for supporters of the years-long effort to allow such wagers in the state..
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