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WP Welcomes Back Handicappers Ralph Siraco and Anthony Stabile

Winning Ponies

This will be a huge weekend for handicappers to start lining up their Breeders’ Cup selections. There will be 9 Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” events from Friday through Monday contested at both ends of the map. We will be joined by two of the country's most experienced handicappers Ralph Siraco and Anthony Stabile. Ralph Siraco is a former track announcer who became a turf writer and broadcaster. He currently hosts the racing radio show Race Day Las Vegas, broadcast on KSHP AM 1400 in Las Vegas. Ralph will cover several races from Santa Anita over Friday and Saturday. 2-year-olds will be featured first and the races are full of blue-blooded individuals with top connections. As usual, Bob Baffert's trainees will be front and center in both. At least three youngsters from his barn are set to make their mark in the G1, $300,000 American Pharoah, headed by his $1,500,000 baby Corniche. In the $200,000 G2 Chandelier, the white-haired wonder sends out two runners including Grace Alder, a smashing winner of the G1 Del Mar Debutante. Baffert is going to pass on the G1 Awesome Again with just one of his trainees, but he is sending out the first-place finisher of the Kentucky Derby. Laurel River won an allowance race at Del Mar so impressively in his two-turn debut earlier this month that Baffert initially entertained thoughts of running in the $300,000 Awesome Again on Saturday at Santa Anita, but upon further review Baffert said Tuesday. he would enter both Medina Spirit, the first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, and recent Del Mar allowance winner Azul Coast in the Awesome Again, a 1 1/8-mile race expected to include, among others, Tripoli and Tizamagician, the one-two finishers from last month’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar. The Awesome Again is a Win and You’re In for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 6 at Del Mar. Anthony “the Big A” Stabile was born at the racetrack. He is now a popular host on Horse Racing Radio Network and will be giving in us his insights into the important races from Belmont Park. Stakes winners Gunite and Wit are expected to take on flashy debut winners Jack Christopher and My Prankster in Saturday’s G1, $500,000 Champagne, a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar on Nov. 5. Gunite, trained by Steve Asmussen, won the G1 Hopeful, defeating Wit by 5 3/4 lengths. Wit, who won the G3 Sanford by eight lengths on July 17, stumbled at the start of the Hopeful but made a sustained bid, finishing three lengths clear of the remainder of the field in second. Wit is trained by Todd Pletcher, who also trains My Prankster, a 10-length debut winner at Saratoga on Aug. 21 going 6 1/2 furlongs. Could there be an upset brewing in the Woodward? Code of Honor, a son of Noble Mission, enjoyed a terrific 3-year-old campaign and figures to be among the choices in a deep Woodward field that is expected to include Art Collector, By My Standards, Dr Post, Forza Di Oro and Maxfield.

56mins

30 Sep 2021

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Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast 8/26/21--Guest Anthony Stabile

The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast

It's Horseplayer Thursday and Jason opens the show discussing his thoughts on the purpose of handicapping the races.  Then we welcome in NYRA and HRRN Analyst and Host Anthony Stabile to the show to talk Saratoga, the Travers, Talking Horses, and much more! 

47mins

26 Aug 2021

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WP Welcomes WinStar Dir. Mary Cage & Handicapper Anthony Stabile

Winning Ponies

The hot topic at any racing organization’s meetings is “How do we bring new owners into the sport?” For anyone who has experienced the thrill and satisfaction of seeing their horse hit the finish line first in a race at any level – the exhilaration is hard to explain – but it is “your” horse, alone or in a partnership with friends. The highly respected WinStar Farm is opening the door to participation as an owner with some of their well-bred individuals getting ready to race. So how do you get in on such an exclusive ownership opportunity with a top-notch farm? Mary Cage, the WinStar Stablemates Director, will join us to explains the ins and outs of joining the partnership. This weekend is the swan song for Belmont Park before the action moves up the Hudson River to Saratoga. Before the vans hit the toll booths, there will be some great racing there this weekend and we are bringing out “The Beast of Belmont,” known as “The Big A” – Anthony Stabile. Since spending his youth alongside his parents working with horses on the NY circuit, he has developed into a top handicapper and on-air racing analyst making regular appearances on HRRN (Horse Racing Radio Network).“The Big A” will join John to look at two major Invitational races that has drawn top turf performers with an international flair. In the G1 Belmont Derby at 1 ¼ miles on the turf, trainer Todd Pletcher wanted to move Sainthood to the grass for his last start in the Pennine Ridge (G3), but the race came off the turf and he won easily. Before that, he was 11th in the Kentucky Derby, his only finish outside the exacta in five starts this year. Du Jour is a former Bob Baffert trainee who will make his first start for Bill Mott. He won the American Turf (G1) last out at Churchill Downs. Bolshoi Ballet would make his first North American start after compiling a 6: 3-0-1 record in Europe. The G1 Belmont Oaks at 1 1/4 miles on the grass will feature 3-year-old fillies. The 1-2 finishers in the Wonder Again (G3) meet again here. In that 1 1/8-mile race, Con Lima bested Plum Ali by half a length to pick up her fourth win of the year in six starts. This is only the third start of the year for Plum Ali, who finished third in the Appalachian (G2) in April. Not all of the big races will take place going long on the green. The Grade 3 Victory Ride will be contested at 6 1/2 furlongs for 3-year-old fillies. Australasia is 6-for-6, with all but one of those wins coming this year. This would be her first graded-stakes start. Red Ghost is 2-for-2 this year after winning the Miss Preakness (G3) by a nose. Tim Hamm trainee Dayoutoftheoffice – second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies – has not won in three tries since the Frizette (G1) in October, but has put in solid efforts in each start and may be dangerous going 6 ½ panels.

55mins

8 Jul 2021

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WP Welcomes Author / Handicappers Frank Angst and Anthony Stabile

Winning Ponies

Frank Angst from the Blood-Horse is letting his keyboard cool off after a solid, few weeks covering the Kentucky Derby. He agreed to take his feet off the desk and join us to give his reflections on the “Run for the Roses,” before, during and after the race. We’ll also ask Frank to give us his input on the Preakness Stakes and its ever-growing field. Will Medina Spirit have his chance for a Triple Crown derailed by his own stablemate Concert Tour? A lot of questions remain, with a lot of new shooters expected in the field.Anthony “the Big A” Stabile was born at the racetrack. His parents met at Aqueduct, he worked as a hotwalker, groom and jockey agent at the NYRA tracks throughout high school and college before becoming a writer and handicapper for the NY Post in May 1999. At the Post he 'capped 6 or 7 tracks a day, both Thoroughbred and harness and shattered all public handicapping records by showing an $88 profit at the 1999 Saratoga meet, his first as a public handicapper. He has contributed to both the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup editions of The Bloodhorse, and was co-host of “Thoroughbred Central” for the NY City OTB Television Network, He is best known for selecting the NY-bred gelding Funny Cide to win the 2003 Kentucky Derby at 12-1 and had “the gutsy gelding” at 150-1 in a Vegas future book as well as in all 3 Kentucky Derby Future Pools. He was the ghost writer for Funny Cide in a series of columns in the Post and authored “Through the Binocs,” a daily recap of the day’s action at NYRA racetracks. The horses are moving from the Big A to Belmont Park and on Saturday, the best racing in the nation will take place there. Five graded stakes races will be presented highlighted by the grassy Gr. 1, $700,000 Man O’ War. The Belmont Stakes won’t be contested until June 5, and we’ll get a look at some potential starters in the Gr. 3 $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes. The 9-furlong race has attracted the 1-2 finishers in the Gr. 3 Withers as Risk Taking and Overtook will load into the gate. Also on the undercard are a trio of Gr. 3, $150,000 stakes – the 6-Furlong Runhappy; Vagrancy and the Beaugay on the Belmont greensward.

1hr

6 May 2021

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2020 Breeders' Cup Edition with Dan Illman and Anthony Stabile

Winning Ponies

Friday and Saturday Keeneland will present the greatest two days of thoroughbred racing in North America – the 2020 Breeders Cup. We have brought together two of the country’s most respected handicappers (both from NY). Dan Illman is the DRF.com Handicapping Editor and host of the DRF News Desk. Illman's “Spa Babies” and “Keeneland Babies” columns are also featured on DRF.com during the Saratoga and Keeneland meets. Illman authored the book Betting Maidens and Two-Year-Olds, and he released the DVD Trip Handicapping in 2008, both for DRF Press. Anthony “the Big A” Stabile was born at the racetrack. His parents met at Aqueduct where he later worked as a hotwalker, groom and jockey agent at the NYRA tracks throughout high school and college before becoming a writer and handicapper for the NY Post in May 1999. He has contributed to the Ky Derby and Breeders' Cup for the Bloodhorse. Both Dan and Anthony will join John in 'capping the highlight races for both Friday and Saturday cards.

55mins

5 Nov 2020

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Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast 10/13/20--Guest Anthony Stabile

The Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast

We're excited to welcome in NYRA and HRRN Analyst Anthony Stabile to the show to talk about a variety of topics including the big weekend at Belmont Park.  Jason also discusses his decision to end The Beemie Awards.  

44mins

13 Oct 2020

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WP Welcomes Writer Mark Paul and Writer Capper Anthony Stabile

Winning Ponies

Writer and Commercial real estate tycoon Mark Paul will reminisce on a life fully lived with all the amazing stories about gambling, owning racehorses and writing about it, including a harrowing 5,000-mile sail boat journey through the Panama Canal and then on to the island of Jamaica, to attend Caribbean and South American horseraces. In May 2018 the Supreme Court ruled to allow State legalized sports betting. Mark believes that public interest in gambling and sports in general will reach new levels, and will discuss the benefits from life-changing horseraces, and other kinds of sporting events.Writer/Handicapper Anthony Stabile will join John to handicap the two divisions of Saturday’s Arkansas Derby and talk about a unique event on HRRN. With the Kentucky Derby being postponed to Labor Day weekend, they are proud to present the HRRN Fantasy Derby which will air Saturday, May 2nd at 5 p.m. Eastern on Sirius 219/XM 201 and streaming live on the HRRN site.

57mins

30 Apr 2020

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Part 3: Dan Waits, Anthony Stabile, Steve Andersen

At The Races with Steve Byk

13 Apr 2020

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S2 E22 Belmont Stakes Handicap with Anthony Stabile

Can Do with Bill Duncliffe

For our final episode of Season 2, New York Racing Association Analyst and Horse Racing Radio Network host Anthony, "The Big A" Stabile joins Bill to discuss the field of this year's Belmont Stakes.   From all of us at Can Do, we want to thank our listeners for an incredible Season Two.  Keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll see you this Fall!

30mins

7 Jun 2019

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S2 E22 Belmont Stakes Handicap with Anthony Stabile

Can Do with Bill Duncliffe

For our final episode of Season 2, New York Racing Association Analyst and Horse Racing Radio Network host Anthony, "The Big A" Stabile joins Bill to discuss the field of this year's Belmont Stakes.   From all of us at Can Do, we want to thank our listeners for an incredible Season Two.  Keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll see you this Fall!

30mins

7 Jun 2019