My Eleven Months of Union Rags

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Remembering favorites from 2012. The toxins and the endorphins had to be released from my system… While I was still sans-betting account, I would typically only watch a little bit of racing on TVG (when you live with four other …

Racing Beat: December 15

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Debating whether I want to make some kind of post on new sires for next year. Stay Thirsty looks to be the weakest link in my opinion… Maclean’s Music is better than I anticipated… I’ll be intrigued by future Hansens …

When Show Bets Work Best

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Il Villano (Photo by Optimal Time Photography) Universally ignored by the experienced handicappers who have grown out of straight win wagers in exchange for the exotic, the show bet is an investment without a distinct purpose, an investment rarely worth …

Racing Beat: November 11

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Hope the hearsay isn’t true, but if it is, rest in peace Five Sixteen. I feel a bit guilty for having a busy day before the Melbourne Cup, which is a tremendously popular event in Australia. Congrats Green Moon, and …

Derby Watch: A Violent Solution

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Bluegrass Cat, who ran second to Barbaro in the 2006 Kentucky Derby, was the winner of the 2005 Nashua Stakes in 1:38.02. This year’s champion Violence broke the stakes record, running the mile race in 1:35.32 (a difference of some …

Racing Beat: September 22

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Tomorrow’s Weekend Stake Tip is going to feature me strangling myself in utter frustration… once again I sit on the sidelines and both of my longshot picks win (Well Spelled at 14-1 and Dust and Diamonds at 12-1). Imagine a …

Racing Beat: August 26

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Swear to god… if I stay with a full-time benefitted (or at least am able to save up enough money) job, I want to take a 3-day vacation next year for Travers weekend because ponies. The Travers this year was …

Racing Beat: August 14

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Gee… should I keep Winter Memories as the Racing Beat mascot horse? I need to revamp the image anyway. WinStar has announced plans to stand Take Charge Indy when he is retired. Now there’s a horse I fear will retire …

Is Moreno On Your Watch List?

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The I’ll Have Another diehards were rewarded yesterday if they decided to bet on Know More– another Reddam/O’Neill colt named after cookies– who won in great closing fashion in his debut. It was the sort of performance that encouraged one …

Racing Beat: August 6

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My dream is to someday own a badass colt by Kitten’s Joy which I will name Puppy’s Depression. He will be a Kentucky Derby AND an Arc winner and spawn similarly named champions and we shall rule the turf together. …