Bob Mann

Bob Mann

Horse Racing Columnist  |  LAS VEGAS

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Bob Mann (1950-2019) was a professional journalist for more than 35 years, working as a reporter and in news management for the Chicago Tribune, National Enquirer, and CNN. Upon settling in Las Vegas, he founded Nevada Parlay Cards, a betting supply company that gave him an insider's understanding of sportsbook operations. For OG News, he was our man at the track, covering his horse racing passion. Read more about Bob Mann's life here.

Higher Power sends eastern invaders home with tails between their legs in the 2019 Pacific Classic. (Image: AP)

Higher Power Crushes Atlantic Challengers to Win 2019 Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Trainer John Sadler and owner Kostas Hronis are taking home the cash and trophy as their California-based horse Higher Power won the 2019 Pacific Classic this weekend. If the names sounds familiar, its because the same trainer/owner combination also were victorious in last year’s edition of the $1 million, 1 […]

Bricks and Mortar, Iran Ortiz, Jr. up, coast home the easiest kind of winner in the Arlington Million ( Coady Photography/Arlington Park)

Bricks and Mortar Trainer Chad Brown Wins Four at Arlington Million Day

With startling ease, Bricks and Mortar won the 37th Arlington Million. Yet somehow trainer Chad Brown managed to steal the limelight from his top horse by sweeping the final four races on the Arlington card. Brown is also the winning conditioner of the first place finishers in both the Beverly […]

Where the turf meets the ice. Iconic moments like Mike Boy Hall of Fame sniper, who racked up 64 goals during the regular season and 17 more in the playoffs, terrorized the Canucks with seven in the Islanders' sweep of the series. Here, the 1982 playoff MVP exults after beating Vancouver goalie Richard Brodeur for one of his two power play tallies in the Isles' 3-1 win in Game 4 that made them the first U.S.-based team to win three consecutive Stanley Cups.

New York Approves $1.3B Belmont Park Arena Project for New NY Islanders Home

Belmont Park, the venerable metro New York City Thoroughbred racetrack, now has key government approval as the site for the new home of the NHL’s New York Islanders. On Thursday, the Empire State Development board unanimously approved a $1.3 billion project that will bring the NHL’s New York Islanders back […]

Sand from construction projects at Los Angeles In terminational Airport provides the surface for So. Cal racetracks including Santa Anita (Image: LAX)

Santa Anita to Install New Drainage System in Safety Prep for Fall Season

Santa Anita Park, the epicenter of attention over the increase in equine injuries and subsequent euthanizations earlier this year, is installing a new drainage system. Maintenance consultant Dennis Moore told the Daily Racing Form about the track’s new drainage system, which will be installed under the main dirt track beneath […]

A million bucks up for grabs Saturday in  Chicagoland's historic Arlington Million. (Image: Arlington  International)

Bricks and Mortar Favorite to Build Win Streak at Historic Arlington Million

The Arlington Million, North America’s first seven-figure Thoroughbred horse race, returns Saturday with a strong field and historic implications. All eyes will be on Bricks and Mortar, undefeated in big-money races this year and universally regarded as the best US grass horse in training. This year’s running marks the 37th […]

Canadian sprinter shows he's go the 'Eye of the Tiger' (image: Brittney Mayotte) Photo

Money: Canadian Superhorse Pink Lloyd Wins Again at Woodbine

The party continues for Pink Lloyd, the under-the-radar Canadian Thoroughbred that just keeps raking in the victories and the dollars. The north-of-the border win machine coasting to his 20th career win for Hall of Fame trainer Robert Tiller on Sunday afternoon at his home base, Woodbine Racetrack, near Toronto. Although he’s […]

Mr. Money a knockout winner in West Virginia Derby. (Image: Coady Photo)

McKinzie, Mr. Money Deliver Decisive Wins in Saturday Stakes Action

Both McKinzie in the $1 million Whitney at Saratoga and Mr. Money in the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer easily blew away the competition Saturday. Bettors were heavily backing both at the windows and were not disappointed. The competition in both races came out fighting, but were no match […]

McKinzie in tight quarters can't rundown Mitole in the Met Mile on June 8. (EquiSport Photos/Jessie Holmes)

Elite Older Horses to Square Off Saturday in Whitney Stakes at Saratoga

A quartet of top-level older horses head an eight-horse field Saturday in the $1 million, 1 1/8 mile Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida are all Grade 1 winners. But, the top four will have to deal with four other emerging runners in […]

The Secretariat Turf Course is ready for action. (Image: Colonial Downs)

Horse Racing Returns to Virginia: Colonial Downs Reopens Thanks to HHR Law

After an absence of six years, Thoroughbred racing returns to Virginia next week. The reason: historical horse racing (HHR) electronic gaming machines are resurrecting the state’s dormant equine industry. Slot machines and casino gambling remain illegal in Virginia, on the eastern edge of the Bible Belt. However, the State General […]

It's upsetter Tax to win the 2019 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga. (Chelsea Durand/NYRA)

Tax Files in Plenty of Time, Wins Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

Former fringe player Tax is now front and center as a contender in the 1 1/4 mile, $1.25 million Travers Stakes Aug. 24 at Saratoga in Upstate New York. The former claimer disposing of a solid group of rivals in the $600,000 Jim Dandy, the local Travers prep. He’s now […]

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be back at Del Mar, a California Supeior Court has rules. ((Andy Lyons/Getty Images/TNS)

Judge Allows Hollendorfer to Stable and Race at Del Mar — For Now

A California judge has given beleaguered Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer a reprieve, temporarily halting the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club from banning him. San Diego Superior Court judge Ronald F. Frazier issued the injunction on Friday, ruling that Hollendorfer must be allowed to stable his horses and train at […]

Maximum Security with Luis Saez at the controls reassumes leadership in three-year-old division. (Image: AP)

Tested to the Max, Maximum Security Prevails in Haskell Stakes

Maximum Security, boldly turning back Mucho Gusto in the stretch, is once again at the top of the three-year-old class with a stirring win in Haskell Stakes. The first under-the-wire-horse in the Kentucky Derby — only to be disqualified for interference — disposing of just five others Saturday in the […]

Early morning look at Del Mar, near San Diego, where a training accident took the lives of two horse. (Image: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

Two Horses Die in Freak Training Mishap at Del Mar during Opening Week

A training accident early Thursday at Del Mar has left two horses dead and one rider injured in a freak, head-on collision during a morning workout session. On Wednesday, the historic San Diego-area track had just begun its 80th summer meeting of Thoroughbred racing, kicking off a season in which track […]

Here's Shared Belief winning the 2014 Pacific Classic at Del Mar -- just one of 36 stakes wins for Jerry Hollendorfer at the track now barring him. (Image: DMTC)

Jerry Hollendorfer Heads to Court Challenging Del Mar Exclusion

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is now suing the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The DMTC manages the racing operation at the track on the San Diego County Fairgrounds. The track begins its 80 season Wednesday. The civil action filing in California Superior Court Monday seeks a temporary restraining order, […]

IT's July 3, 1937 and track founder Bing Crosby greets fans as they arrive for Del Mar's inaugural season. (Image: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club)

Can Del Mar Summer Season Prove California Racing Is Safe Again?

Thoroughbred racing returns Wednesday to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, outside of San Diego, with a renewed focus on equine safety. Considered one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world, the historic oval created by Bing Crosby and his pals in the 1930s is presenting a full, 10-race card opening day […]