Breeders’ Cup Recaps: Holy Goldencents

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This isn’t so much a “belated” post as it is one that has been allowed to fester and tenderize over the past few weeks. And yet every time I mull over what were the best Breeders’ Cup performances– as much …

Racing Beat: August 19

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Taking the lesson I learned last year to heart and planning the Breeders’ Cup Handicap contest MEGA EARLY before school decimates my attention span. I’m about 95% sure the format will be changed from being like the official “Fantasycapping” (choice …

Derby Watch: Let’s Talk Zito

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Now one of the bloodstock market’s most intriguing and good-looking new prospects, was Dialed In the last frontier for Nick Zito’s Derby success or can we entertain the idea of more to come? Nick Zito is not the world’s most …

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 …

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 …

Yo, Industry!: Do More Meet and Greets

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I wasn’t the only one bummed to be living on the east coast two weekends back– and “Frankenstorm” had nothing to do with it. Romans Racing Stables held a meet-and-greet opportunity for Shackleford’s large fan base at Santa Anita, just …