A Return to Writing

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I have been noticeably absent from the keyboard. Nearly a year, in fact, but who has really been keeping count of the days? I wish I could say I had writer’s block, but I don’t think that diagnosis fits all of …

Derby Dozen Profile #3: Gun Runner

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With Steve Asmussen announced as the one of the latest to enter the Racing Hall of Fame this summer, how about the first and foremost contender he has for the Derby– Gun Runner. Career Highlights Two-time G2 winner Winner of …

Saratoga Bucket List!

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With opening weekend being just 2 weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about meet goals for my fourth season at Saratoga Race Course.  Catch Ziconic and Rachel’s baby girl at some point More Wise Dan! I sure hope he …

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Juba has been nominated to the Westchester Stakes (III) on May 2 at Belmont Park along with stablemate Wicked Strong, Palace Malice, Honor Code, Kid Cruz, and others. While many are targeting one out of a pile of upcoming races …

A Day of Dan: A Photo Blog

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Months have passed since my most recent outings to the track, and it’s been hard to catch up between running back and forth from these places and maintaining my “normal” other life as a functional member of society. Now that …

Horse I’m Excited About in 2015

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None of them were nominated for an Eclipse. Some were injured, some didn’t manage a single graded stakes win for all of last year. For whatever reason, these diamonds-in-the-rough didn’t achieve half as much as they could have in 2014, …

Open Barn Visit Schedule

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Now that it is JANUARY (big loud wooooo!), it is officially time to start ushering in those open barn invites in New York. Yes they’re for breeders, and no I’m not one, but I will be definitely attending a few …

A ‘Dance’ to Remember Always

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Last year, there weren’t very many horses who popped onto my radar as good two-year-olds. Of that amount, fewer kept my interest in them strong enough to track them throughout their current three-year-old year. And even fewer (and perhaps what …