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Big Red on the Big Screen

Part 3 of my Secretariat trilogy is a review of the long-awaited film that opens nationwide on Oct. 8. For those who wish to see the movie with an open mind and not be made aware of its flaws, you can just read the opening and closing graphs.... Read More

Retire Rachel? Why?

It didn't take long for the "Retire Rachel" cries to be heard. I can't really criticize those who believe Rachel's reputation has suffered, and feel each race compromises her legacy. ... Read More

Pony Tales

Over the years, ponies have been associated with many of racing's greats. Seabiscuit had Pumpkin; Man o' War had Major Treat; and Secretariat had Billy Silver.... Read More

Best Fillies of the Past 50 Years

Many racing fans are prepared to state emphatically that Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra are two of the best, if not THE best, fillies of the past half-century. The list from which to chose, however, is longer than most think.... Read More

Awesome Gem Still Shining Bright

Although Awesome Gem has won only six of 35 starts in his career and was winless in 2008 and is winless this year, he has compiled a record that should make him one of the most endearing horses in the country.... Read More

So, What is Their Thinking?

Although one can only speculate what the thinking of Team Rachel is, here are some possibilities, going so far as to look ahead and coming up with a possible schedule leading up to the Breeders' Cup.... Read More

Beware of the Second Wave

We are all aware of the big names in the 3-year-old division who won or competed in one or more of the Triple Crown races, but could it be that many of those horses are about to get swept away by what looks to be a tsunami-like second wave about to hit the 3-year-old division?... Read More

Win and You're What?

We all know, it is not really a Win and You're In, as much as it is a Win and You're In if you're willing to pay the fees and travel expenses.... Read More

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