Happy Trails to Juba the Gray

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There are “Chromies,” and then there are Juba fans. I take pictures of him, I bring a big sign to a few of his races (of which I’ve attended five in person), I have his horseshoe in my bedroom, and …

Frosted’s Woodward Loss No Crying Shame

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There’s nary a very good racehorse that never lost, and when they do lose, we as fans and handicappers often see the true courage and ability of these horses as they struggled so hard to reach victory only to end …

Five Memorable Races from Belmont Spring 2016

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With the 2016 spring meet officially wrapped and everything from the betting machines to the silverware headed up the Adirondack northway ’til the leaves start to turn, it’s time for a little Belmont Park appreciation as everyone spins their wheels …

All Animal Kingdom Needed Was a “Maybe”

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This year marked the first time I closely followed the masses of Kentucky Derby hopefuls, watching nearly all their races and making mental notes of the fastest turn-of-foot, their resolve, their speed, their behavior, their weaknesses and strengths. A lot …