Alabama Stakes Day: A Photo Blog

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Continuing the photo bloggage with my day at the races on Saturday, August 15, best known as Alabama Day at Saratoga, celebrating one of the oldest and most cherished races for three-year-old fillies. Even though I’m used to going places …

Eclipse Choices, However Some Aren’t Popular

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I’m not a voter–unfortunately– but the popular thing to do among followers of racing who don’t get to vote is talk about who we would vote for if we had the distinction. Tonight’s Eclipse Awards strongly favor certain horses in …

My Year in Horse Racing

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Not all surprises are good fun, but 2013 was especially good to me in horse racing. At the start of the year, I had some racing goals to fulfill, but knew I was going to have a tough time getting …

It Was a Super-b Saturday

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Byline: The day on which I visited Belmont Park again– this time, driving all by myself for the first time– to see some mega superstars of racing, meet some cool Tumblr peeps, and photograph ponies with a professional-grade lens. All …

Royal Rumble in the Beldame Invitational

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Rarely does a filly race upstage a race featuring males, but in the case of Saturday’s Beldame, it’s a match-up of racing royalty. Returning champion and Eclipse winner Royal Delta will try to join the likes of Lady’s Secret, Personal …

Early Super Saturday Thoughts

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As many of you already know, I’ll be at Belmont on Saturday– probably very very early and until the last race is run armed with a dreamy fast telephoto lens. It gon’ be good. And I’ll more than likely be …

Racing Beat: September 8

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Street Sense progeny won two G1s this year. WEIRD, I WONDER WHY HE’S SUDDENLY COMING BACK TO THE U.S.! New favorite racehorse name: Ghost is Clear. For those who read/liked/reblogged my ADOPT THIS HORSE!?!!!! post on Carcava’s Hunt from about …

Dear NYRA

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Please approve my media credential application so I can photo-attack Royal Delta and her entourage of losers later next month… without anyone ruining my shot because they want to take a blurry picture/video with their smartphone. God, I hate those …

Racing Beat: August 26

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GAME ON DUDEEEEEEEEEEEEE! What was that again about not being able to get 10 furlongs or do poly? As some of you know, I work nights in a hospital and I was weirdly delighted to come across bottles of furosemide …

Racing Beat: July 21

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I finally updated the blog’s banner and my about page. It sucked to cross out Nehro’s name as one of my favorite still-living horses… Record-setting Queen’s Plate (CAN-I) winner Strait of Dover has passed due to a twisted colon. Also, …