This is not really a blog, but a preview of what will appear in this space over the next couple of weeks. Rather than simply take a few weeks off from the blog, every two or three days I will reprint the original recaps of some of my favorite races and stories of the decade, mainly Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup events, as they appeared on Bloodhorse.com.
I hope you enjoy them, either again if you’ve already read them or for the first time.
The nine or 10 recaps that will be published in their entirety beginning Monday morning will be chosen from the following list, All suggestions are welcome. Who knows, I may eventually spread them out over several months and reprint them all, but that may be overkill. I’ll play that one by ear.
Zenyatta’s 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic
Rachel Alexandra’s 2009 Preakness
Rachel Alexandra’s 2009 Woodward Stakes
Summer Bird’s 2009 Belmont Stakes
Big Brown’s 2008 Kentucky Derby
Rags to Riches’ 2007 Belmont
Curlin’s 2007 Preakness
Street Sense’s 2007 Kentucky Derby
Invasor’s 2006 BC Classic
Afleet Alex’s 2005 Belmont
Giacomo’s 2005 Kentucky Derby
Smarty Jones’ 2004 Kentucky Derby
Pleasantly Perfect’s 2003 BC Classic
Empire Maker’s 2003 Belmont
Volponi’s 2002 BC Classic
War Emblem’s 2002 Kentucky Derby
Tiznow’s 2001 BC Classic
Monarchos’ 2001 Kentucky Derby
Tiznow’s 2000 BC Classic
Still searching for 2006 Derby and Preakness (this one is still tough to read).