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 …

Breeders’ Cup Recaps

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I never intended on NOT updating at all during my Breeders’ Cup week excursion, which was of course incredible and in every way unforgettable. I had my usual laptop in the repair shop (of course for a very minor problem …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #9: Effinex

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(Photo by NYRA/Joe Labozzetta) (Mineshaft x What a Pear, by E Dubai) Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens Jockey: TBD Owned by: Tri-Bone Stables Career Record: 18:6-1-3 Earnings: $912,250 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 6:3-0-1 2015 accomplishments: G2 win in the Suburban Stakes (II) …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #8: Hard Aces

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(Photo by Benoit Photo) (Hard Spun x All in With Aces, by Quiet American) Trainer: John Sadler Jockey: TBD Owned by: Hronis Racing Career Record: 25:6-3-7 Earnings: $592,645 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 7:2-0-1 2015 accomplishments: G1 win in the Hollywood …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #7: Frosted

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(Tapit x  Fast Cookie, by Deputy Minister) Trainer: Kieran McLaughlin Jockey: Joel Rosario Owned by: Godolphin Racing Career Record: 12:3-6-1 Earnings: $2,062,800 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 8:2-3-1 2015 accomplishments: G1 win in the Wood Memorial, G2 win in the Pennsylvania …

Countdown to Breeders’ Cup Week

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An overview look at my 13 ½ hour drive (according to Google Maps) After months of planning and anticipation (as well as a lot of “we better not do/buy that, we gotta have money for Kentucky”), I’m excited/anxious about my upcoming …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #6: Smooth Roller

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(Photo by Alex Evers) (Hard Spun x Catch the Moment, by Unbridled) Trainer: Victor Garcia Jockey: Tyler Baze Owned by: Lucky Charm Stable Career Record: 4:3-0-0 Earnings: $261,810 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 4:3-0-0 2015 accomplishments: G1 win in the Awesome …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #5: Beholder

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(Photo by Alex Evers) (Henny Hughes x Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek)  Trainer: Richard Mandella Jockey: Gary Stevens Owned by: Spendthrift Farm Career Record: 20:15-3-0 Earnings: $4,436,600 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 5:5-0-0 2015 accomplishments: G1 wins in the Clement L. …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #4: Honor Code

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(A.P. Indy x Serena’s Cat, by Storm Cat) Trainer: Shug McGaughey Jockey: Javier Castellano Owned by: Lane’s End Racing/Dell Ridge Racing Career Record: 10:6-2-1 Earnings: $2,018,260 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 5:3-0-1 2015 accomplishments: G1 wins in the Met Mile and …