pioneerof the nile

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The Empire That Almost Was

In the case of Classic Empire, there is no doubt the greatness was there. And there is no doubt it was confronted by enough obstacles to prevent it from fully surfacing. But it did on occasion manage to trickle out, just enough to show the world what might have been.... Read More

Following Pharoah on the Derby Trail

What follows is a chronicle of American Pharoah's rise from an injured 2-year-old champion with a one-dimensional style of running to an icon; the personification of perfection--physically, mechanically, and mentally. In short, the ultimate racing machine.... Read More

Haskin's Derby Postscript: Zayat Marches On

So, after three second-place finishes in the Derby, each one more agonizing than the one before, Zayat may now turn his attention to the black-eyed susans, hoping they smell sweeter than the roses. At least they don't have thorns. ... Read More

Haskin's Derby Report: The Picks

To start, this is as tough a Derby as I have ever had to decipher, with a case to be made for at least dozen of the horses. I will break the race down in several categories and then put it all together and come up with something that resembles a wagering strategy. ... Read More

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