Derby Dozen Profile #5: Mo Tom

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Freshman sire Uncle Mo has two colts from his first-ever crop in the top twenty spots for the Kentucky Derby. While everyone knows Nyquist’s name, the other Mo has caught the attention of handicappers who are looking for value and …

Racing Beat: December 2

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The worst part about not having a laptop for the whole week? Not being able to update the weekend’s Racing Beat as thoughts come to me. Or, well, at least it’s one of the many worst parts about not having …

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: July 1

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I wonder how much thrill and ego one can get from saying their horse won the “Girls Incorporated of Shelbyville, Shelby County Stakes.” I think I might want to try my hand, er, voice at race calling. Nothing serious, just …

Racing Beat: March 4

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Something I am noticing: the best track cinematography/camera angles are at the smaller tracks. Nobody wants to watch the break FROM BEHIND, Gulfstream! Other big tracks can learn a thing or two from Golden Gate Fields and Sunland Park. I’ll …

Leaderboard + Prize Update

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While nobody is off on a hot lead, the leaderboard for the Derby Handicap Contest has been updated, with Thoughtsonracinglifeandmore taking the lead with 2 points after the round 1 Holy Bull Stakes. Second and third are tied with 1 …

The Best 20 Races from 2011 (#14-#10)

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Upsets! Comebacks! They both made it into the Top 20 list for 2011’s most exciting and most memorable Thoroughbred horse races. The list continues with #14 through #10 of the most enthralling and significant events this year all over the …

Rapid Redux Notches 21st Straight Win

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On a fast track and against only three other challengers, the yellow blinker hood of Rapid Redux came rocketing out of the gate first at Laurel Park and stayed there all the way to the wire. Further cementing his record …

2011 Derby Starters: Where Are They Now?

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Making it to the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby is on the same playing field as getting nominated for an Academy Award, but even better since the perks of winning one extend far beyond 6 months (wink). While only …

A Star Wanes in Uncle Mo

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You could almost hear the sweeping, courageous notes of the Rocky theme resonating from under Uncle Mo’s eager feet. Last year, he was the talk of the Breeders’ Cup and not much had changed though the tune certainly had: he …