Unofficial Seattle Slew Day, you say?

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How wonderful. My favorite Triple Crown winner. Why? Because… 1) He looks like a badass with his figure 8 bridle 2) Perfect conformation, I mean just look 3) He was a cheap yearling and I love a bargain. No, really, …

Five Suitors for Rachel Alexandra

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What’s the fun in following the crowd and producing the same group of sires’ progeny? MEH, I can do better! Let’s play bloodstock expert for a second here with Rachel Alexandra, seeing as she’s due to foal her Bernardini filly …

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 …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #1: Ron the Greek

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Ron the Greek (FL) Basics: (Full Mandate x Flambe’, by Fortunate Prospect) Trainer: Bill Mott (Drosselmeyer, Cigar, Royal Delta) Jockey: Jose Lezcano Owned by: Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable, and Jack T. Hammer Career Record: 21: 7-5-1 Earnings: $1,266,597 Vital Stats: …

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Seems like only yesterday I watched this: favorite Dialed In duels 68-1 longshot Shackleford to win the 2011 Florida Derby (I) (Photo by Joe Ganley)

Moment of silence

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Unlikely to be any posts today… our eldest Scoobers passed away last night while I was at work. The 33-year-old Morgan crankypants was my old 4H horse and the only one I ever really trusted. She’s the one on the …

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Brilliant Speed returns to Belmont Park as a four-year-old in Saturday’s Manhattan Handicap (I)