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Guest Blog: Remember What's Good

In recent years, racing seems to have fallen from its previous throne of excitement, beauty, and majesty. It is a far cry from where it was in the seventies, eighties, and nineties, when we saw such stars as Secretariat, Affirmed, Seattle Slew, Spectacular Bid, Cigar, and Holly Bull. ... Read More

Travers Weekend Selections (And Prayers For Michael Straight)

In our hectic everyday lives, we sometimes take health for granted, and it is only after hearing about devastating accidents like Michael Straight's do we appreciate how lucky we are to do simple things, like walk. Here's wishing that Straight, as well as injured rider, Rene Douglas, will make full recoveries from their terrible accidents and live a happy and productive life. ... Read More

The Woodward is Fine, But the Travers Was What We Wanted

Rachel Alexandra is blazing a path that no other 3-year-old filly has in modern history. She has already beaten her male peers in the Preakness and Haskell, and will now try to defeat older males in the Woodward. She is an amazing racehorse and a blessing for Thoroughbred racing during a tough time.... Read More

One Man's Prediction on Zenyatta's 'Mysterious' Path

During the early stages of my interview with Jerry Moss, two things became apparent to me right from the start: I wasn't going to get anything significant out of him regarding Zenyatta's future, and there is very little chance that she will ever face Rachel Alexandra. Moss is playing it close to the vest, but he did leave a few clues...... Read More

Horse of the Year - Rachel Isn't a Lock Yet

It doesn't matter what month it is on the calendar, Horse of the Year debate is always fun. For argument sake, let's assume Rachel wins the Haskell and then Jackson sends her to the Alabama, where she dominates again. Are those two wins enough to lock up the award for her?... Read More

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