Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #12: Paynter

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Basics: (Awesome Again x Tizso, by Cee’s Tizzy) Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Martin Garcia Owned by: Zayat Stables Career Record: 10:4-4-0 Earnings: $1,101,924 Vital Stats: 2013 Record: 4:1-2-0 2013 accomplishments: G1-placed Awesome Again Stakes Santa Anita record: 3:1-1-0 TrueNicks rating: …

Racing Beat: September 15

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I’m not dead. Or out of photos. I’ve just been busy or sleeping like a dead, lifeless… rock. It’s officially on like Donkey Kong: I’ll be at Belmont Park on September 28 with a nice fast telephoto lens that I’ll …

Breeders’ Cup Early Likes

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While I don’t think we’ll have a complete picture of what horses to really favor for the Breeders’ Cup until October, it was around this time last year that I had a good grasp on who I already liked for …

Racing Beat: September 1

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I’m sad to report that this blog will be affected by the Tumblr epidemic known as backtoschoolitis as of September 5. I promise I’ll get vaccinated for next year. Yeah, sure, the Jockey Club Gold Cup will be a great …

Racing Beat: June 23

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The elitists who proclaimed that the Triple Crown preps did an about-face and supported the “old school” when Orb won the Derby don’t have much to complain about when Oxbow took the Preakness– he had one of the best classic …

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 …