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To Royal Ascot and the Stayers: Thanks For the Memories

When Royal Ascot ended its five-day meet Saturday, there was a sense of sadness, as if something beautiful, yet comforting, was taken away after filling four and a half hours each morning with a kaleidoscope of images and colors and unbridled emotion. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend, even though the friendship lasted less than a week. It was more than the great racing or the pure spectacle... Read More

Stayers Again Steal Ascot Show

Someone asked me today to send them a link to the column I wrote five years ago about Yeats' record-breaking fourth Ascot Gold Cup victory. That got me thinking about this year's Gold Cup, which awakened those same feelings I felt back in 2009.... Read More

All Hail Yeats

Watching Yeats this morning break Sagaro's record, storming to victory in the Gold Cup for the fourth consecutive year, it brought a sense of purity and timelessness to the Sport of Kings that has been lost in this country.... Read More

Goodbye, Triple Crown; Hello, Breeders' Cup

It's time to move on to more important things and leave this wacky Triple Crown in the rear-view mirror. There's a long road ahead of us, and we can already faintly see the tops of the San Gabriel Mountains way off in the distance. ... Read More

Royal Ascot a Tonic for U.S. Woes

What a joy to watch the Royal Ascot meeting on TV last week, especially hearing the rousing ovation for the champion stayer Yeats after his record-equaling third straight Ascot Gold Cup (Eng-I) victory at 2 1/2 miles.... Read More

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