Fasig-Tipton July Pickings

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A small collection of nice yearlings goes up for sale starting tomorrow, with involvement by some of the leading sales agencies present. The pool of ponies isn’t too too illustrious being built for the middle market– they’re saving those for …

A Crownless Season

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The news arrived via text after an overnight shift, working back-to-back operating rooms in the labor & delivery unit from 11pm to 7:30am. I’ll Have Another’s scratched! The reply back was hazy and mild. That’s ok. Part of the magic …

Dullahan’s Looking Live

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With 12 horses slated to challenge I’ll Have Another’s bid for the Triple Crown, the champ’s chances are looking slimmer and slimmer by the day. With Union Rags’ acquisition of John Velazquez and Dullahan’s training strategies, Doug O’Neill is really …

Figures for the Derby

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I’m not a huge stats person, but when one really wants to critique a race they do come in handy. Following the Kentucky Derby (I), just looking at the final winning time just doesn’t cut it in a race that …

Spiral ‘N Sunland

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If statistics matter to you, you might not want to miss this weekend’s Derby prep races. While the $800,000 Sunland Derby (III) in New Mexico and the $500,000 Vinery Spiral Stakes (III) in Kentucky are not part of the “big …

Weekend Stake Tip: Tiz An Upset

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I have [slowly] come to terms with the fact I simply cannot win $10+ on my pigeon bets *every* weekend, and that breaking just about even is good in the long haul. Successful handicapping on St. Patrick’s Day didn’t have …

Happy Monday All!

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Yeah I know right, it’s a Monday… A quick hello to the 4 or so brand-new followers! HAY! I’m pushing steadily toward achieving my goal of having all my school crap settled within the next week or two should all …

Sharing My “Zenyatta Moment”

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I would just like to take this moment to say I CALLED IT. It’s amazing how one horse has had such a profound effect on modern-day horse racing, and keeps having it despite having been retired more than a year …