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Good Luck

Watching the pilot for David Milch’s upcoming HBO series “Luck,” I sort of felt the way the assortment of characters in the show are supposed to feel in their designated roles depicting life on the racetrack. ... Read More

Cigar Stories

As this year marks the 15th anniversary of Cigar's record-equalling 16th consecutive victory, I thought it would be appropriate to consolidate many of the stories I've written about the great Cigar.... Read More

Breeders' Cup Leftovers

We're still attempting to digest the bizarre fare that was fed us at the Nov. 4 and 5 Breeders' Cup smorgasbord that left so many people hungrier than when they went in. Here are a few of the leftovers or random thoughts and questions.... Read More

Meyer On Fire...Again

While I'm still attempting to digest the bizarre fare that was fed us on Nov. 4 and 5, I'll post my Blood-Horse magazine Classic recap until I can figure out just why so many people left this so-called championship smorgasbord hungrier than when they went in. Instead of Uncle Mo we got Uncle Drosselmeyer, who presented everyone with quite a nutcracker. We're still picking up the shells.... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: A Classic Pick 3

It is safe to say that never before have three consecutive graded stakes on a single card – at a mile, 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares, and 1 1/4 miles - produced the three favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic. ... Read More

Heaven and Hell

With ESPN's impeccably researched documentary on the wild ride of Charismatic and Chris Antley, titled "Charismatic." scheduled to air Oct. 18 on ESPN, here is a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most enthralling and bizarre Triple Crowns in history. ... Read More

Countdown to the Cup: Gold Cup or Cold Cup?

This column has nothing to do with the defection of Tizway from next Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup, as disappointing as it was, or the horses that will be competing in the mile and a quarter event, even though at this point a good portion of the field appears as if it will be made of horses more likely to point for the BC Marathon. The column is about the Gold Cup’s influence on the Breeders’ Cup Classic and how to approach the race, as prestigious as it is, with the Classic in mind.... Read More

Mo Should Go For Classic

This is one time logic should be thrown out the proverbial window. Yes, it makes more sense for Uncle Mo to point for the Kelso mile and Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile. But if he does go that route, then all one can say is, big deal.... Read More

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