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: 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: April 14

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Spicer Cub. By now you should know his name. I wish Pimlico had Trakus installed so we could have seen how much more ground he ran versus the winner. Looks like Departing is now a gelding, too. I canceled a …

Racing Beat: December 15

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Debating whether I want to make some kind of post on new sires for next year. Stay Thirsty looks to be the weakest link in my opinion… Maclean’s Music is better than I anticipated… I’ll be intrigued by future Hansens …

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 …

Racing Beat: November 11

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Hope the hearsay isn’t true, but if it is, rest in peace Five Sixteen. I feel a bit guilty for having a busy day before the Melbourne Cup, which is a tremendously popular event in Australia. Congrats Green Moon, and …

Racing Beat: October 7

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No question about it… if Wise Dan can beat Animal Kingdom and the rest of a challenging field in the BC Turf Mile, he gets Horse of the Year if Game On Dude loses the BC Classic. Nobody tops those …