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Racing Imitates Wall Street

  • 01 Jun 2008 7:38 AM

Barron's, last week, asked this question: "This economy keeps dispensing with decades of statistical precedent. We have a 23-year-high inventory of unsold homes, a 49-year-low in per-capita home sales, a 28-year-low in consumer confidence, and an all-time high in inflation-adjusted oil prices. With it all, is it impressive of inexplicable that the Standard & Poor's 500 is merely at a one-month low, and just 12% below an all-time high?" ... Read More

The New Shooters' Stakes

  • 13 May 2008 1:56 PM

Bill Christine, - You'll need a scorecard for the 133rd running of the Preakness. Yankee Bravo? That name sort of rings a bell. Behindatthebar? Seems familiar. Giant Moon? I remember him. Vaguely. The Preakness has always been a haven for the Triple Crown's new shooters, but this is ridiculous. This isn't a field, it's a road company of "Ben-Hur." ... Read More

HorseRace Insider - Time to Change Kentucky Derby Eligibility Rules

  • 01 May 2008 10:13 AM

Win, lose or post position draw, this should be the final year that Kentucky Derby eligibility is determined by earnings, graded or otherwise. The system has outlived its utility and no longer makes sense. Twenty Derby starters is the modern rule, not the exception. And it matters not whether that this year's draw involving the filly Eight Belles went smoothly. Using any criteria, she earned her way in.... Read More

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