We’ll miss you Frankel.
New theory: Bernardinis are only useful from June-early September.
A stand-out year for sire Montjeu [IRE] as Joshua Tree nails his third Canadian International (I) and Camelot nearly had the English Triple Crown.
I would have jumped on writing about Z Big Apple a while ago, but then I noticed he’s by Malibu Moon who I don’t really like.
What! Is Morning Line really coming back for the Dirt Mile?
Somebody adopt this little Tale of the Cat gelding “Sacred Tradition” from New Vocations… this is the second or third time I’ve seen an update from him. He squeals with joy!
Two weeks left ‘til the Breeders’ Cup = my fingies will hurt from all the typing I’m set to do, but I’m excited for the bump up in blog traffic that only seems to occur during the week of the Kentucky Derby and the week of the Breeders’ Cup.
Creative Cause, Sangaree, It’s Tricky, and Algorithms. Wow and goodbye all in the same week.
One of the best things about the sport of horse racing: it has no “season” like other sports and no lockouts. Waiting around for Saratoga’s short summer season to open up is anticipation enough.
Golden Ticket’s 5-year-old full brother Trillionaire paid $9 to win this past Wednesday at Suffolk Downs. A huge difference stands between the $1 million G1 dead heat-Travers winner and his $5k claimer-winning brother, who had won for the first time since breaking his maiden in a March 2011 maiden claimer!
I rooted for So You Think [IRE] in last year’s BC Classic, but even after swearing off Euros on dirt, I’m tempted to jump back into the fray with “possible” 3-year-old colt Declaration of War. Aidan O’Brien trains him, and he’s by War Front (classic Danzig, speed influence) and out of a Rahy daughter who is a half to Union Rags. DAWWWW!
Few to-be-retired horses will be missed more than Shackleford. Adorable, consistent as the day is long, talented, impressive, and memorable.
As I get closer to graduation (still a ways off if I keep my goal of doubling), I dread the thought of having to possibly relocate to the west coast. I think I liked going to the New York tracks too much.
One of the premier Curlin fillies Evolutionary just got her maiden win down-pat. How did I forget about her while making the Early Bird list?
Mike Repole is not sending anyone to the Breeders’ Cup because damn no Lasix for juveniles, which is dramatically unfair for everyone. I think if you cut this man in half, his insides would be full of bologna.
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