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American Pharoah vs. Secretariat: Who Would Win?
Wall Street Journal hosts a side-by-side comparison of the two races. (Secretariat: 2:24.00 - American Pharoah: 2:26.65)
horse-racing 
11 days ago by mario.d
Will D.C. legalize sports gambling? ‘Everything is on the table,’ one lawmaker says
"Sports betting has been against the law in the District since very early in the 20th century, when the city’s congressional overlords enacted Washington’s criminal code and made it illegal 'to bet, gamble, or make books or pools on the result of any trotting race or running race of horses, or boat race, or race of any kind, or on any election or any contest of any kind, or game of base ball.' The current D.C. law retains much of the same language but expands the list of sports to include just about everything ... the law means you can’t even place a legal online bet on a horse race in the District, a practice that is allowed in 38 states, including neighboring Virginia and Maryland. Asked about that particular angle, Evans said that 'everything is on the table.'"
sports-betting  horse-racing 
29 days ago by jnchapel
Stewards Reports - Thoroughbred
Stewards Reports listed in Racing Calendar years.
horse-racing  reports  dataset 
6 weeks ago by nharbour
The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code
"Bill Benter did the impossible: He wrote an algorithm that couldn’t lose at the track. Close to a billion dollars later, he tells his story for the first time."
horse  racing  gambling  algorithmic  algorithms  algorithm  computers  statistical  statistics  Bill-Benter  BillBenter  HongKong  Hong-Kong  biography  Kit-Chellel  KitChellel  horse-racing  horseracing 
6 weeks ago by Mykl
Businessweek - Bloomberg
Bill Benter did the impossible: He wrote an algorithm that couldn’t lose at the track. Close to a billion dollars later, he tells his story for the first time.
gambling  horse-racing  greatstory 
6 weeks ago by jasonkeath
Outlier Detection with Several Methods | plotly
Diksha_gabha's interactive graph and data of "True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers" is a contour, showing True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, True Intliers, True Outliers, ...
outliers  horse-racing  outlier-detection  deep-learning 
december 2017 by nharbour
Atswhatimtalknbout
“Ever heard of the winner of the 1889 Belmont Stakes? It was Eric.”
a:Ben-Blatt  p:Slate★★  d:2015.05.14  w:1000  naming  animals  horse-racing  from twitter
may 2015 by bankbryan
The Unbreakable Laura Hillenbrand
"This would seem to almost any reporter a terrible handicap. One hallmark of literary nonfiction is its emphasis on personal observation. But Hillenbrand found that telephone interviews do offer certain advantages. No one appreciates this perspective more than the radio host Terry Gross, who performs nearly every interview on her program, 'Fresh Air,' by remote. Gross told me that she began this habit, as Hillenbrand did, by necessity: The cost of bringing a guest to her studio in Philadelphia was simply too high. Over time, she said, she has come to believe that there is intimacy in distance. 'I find it to be oddly distracting when the person is sitting across from me,' she said with a laugh. 'It’s much easier to ask somebody a challenging question, or a difficult question, if you’re not looking the person in the eye.' Gross also said the remote interview makes it easier to steer the conversation. 'I can look at my notes without fear that the interviewee will assume that I’m not paying attention to what they’re saying,' she said. Finally, the distance eliminates nonverbal cues, which can interfere with good quotes. 'A hand gesture might be helpful to communicate something to me. It communicates nothing to my listeners.'"
a:Wil-S-Hylton★  p:The-New-York-Times-Magazine★★  d:2014.12.18  w:7000  writing  process  horse-racing  from twitter
march 2015 by bankbryan

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