Derby Dozen #6: Goldencents

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(Into Mischief x Goldenworks, by Banker’s Gold) Trainer: Doug O’Neill (I’ll Have Another, Lava Man, Thor’s Echo) Jockey: Kevin Krigger (This will be his first Derby ride) Owned by: W.C. Racing, Kenney, Dave; and RAP Racing Record: 6:4-1-0 Earnings: $1,250,000 …

Racing Beat: April 7

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Wow, a ton of awesome horses were born at the tail end of March/April 1… Man o’ War, Secretariat, Drosselmeyer, Wise Dan, I’ll Have Another, Zenyatta… HANDICAPPING BIAS! Darley acquires an interest in Animal Kingdom. Damn, next thing you know …

Racing Beat: January 27

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I will dress up as Dayatthespa when I visit tracks should I get money in time! Now to find chestnut clothes… Every winner of an Eclipse Award raced at least once in New York last year except for I’ll Have …

The Unforgettable Races of 2012: #10-1

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Continued from the #20-11 best races post, it’s time to hammer out the ten most awesome and memorable races from 2012! Again, a lot of my choices are North American, so you Euro fans and the like take it easy …

The Unforgettable Races of 2012: #20-11

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The sport of kings played spectator to even more thrills and surprises in 2012, with favorites and unexpected surprises all playing their roles and making the crowd roar from California to Dubai. Of course, there’s no one right answer in …

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 …

You Comment, I Respond

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Early Top 10 for Kentucky Derby 139 horseracingchick replied: “I’m glad I’m not the only one with Purple Egg toward the top of her list! He’s a serious talent, yet I always feel silly for bragging on a horse who …

Something That Bugged Me

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Opinion post warning! I wanted to bring up some questions about the NTRA Moment of the Year, which is voted on by racing fans. Here are the choices: Rosie Napravnik becomes the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks, …

Racing Beat: November 25

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As I noted in a study of sire English Channel, good things come to those who are patient with the champ’s offspring. Channel Lady won her first stakes at Aqueduct over the weekend despite running in claimers before then. English …