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 …

Songbird Soars in Coaching Club American Oaks

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In a contest that will assuredly be one of the most replayed races on YouTube this summer, undefeated three-year-old champion filly Songbird came into Saratoga on a lark and soared down the stretch an eagle– upsetting the upset history of …

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 …

Catch a Glimpse Uncatchable in Belmont Oaks

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Running away from the field and dusting her rivals as much as she did her doubters, Breeders’ Cup¬†winner Catch a Glimpse kept her turf record intact with a thrilling wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (I) for …