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Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

So how do you think the year is shaping up so far for the sport of thoroughbred horse racing? Do you think the glass is half empty or half full? It's time for my annual half year inspection of the Best and Worst of thoroughbred racing.... Read More

Change Needs to Happen

The Triple Crown -- the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont -- is the focal point of the media for racing, and a Triple Crown winner is just what this sport needs to put itself back into the public spotlight.... Read More

I Blame Trainers for Lack of Triple Crown Winners

Every trainer laments the spacing of the Triple Crown series, then goes back to breezing once every 6/7 days and racing every 5-6 weeks in preparaton for such a challenge. Like Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly, while expecting a different result."... Read More

Cry Me a River

By Laura Pugh Last year, when I learned Dubai was uprooting it's premiere track, Nad Al Sheba, and "remodeling" it into the dream track of Medayen, I was among those who was not so enthusiastic. Why was I so unenthusiastic by this transformation? Because they took out conventional dirt and replace it with synthetics. You do not simply change what has worked just because you had an impulse. Dubai has... Read More

Lentenor and the Future of Racing

It's the sort of news that typically generates exactly no coverage in the mainstream media and not much in racing media: a three year-old of modest accomplishment, on the extreme fringes of the Kentucky Derby conversation, runs in a Florida Derby dramatically weakened by the defection of the two best sophomores training in that state this year. ... Read More

The Dream Distaff

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Dream Distaff, featuring Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and Breeders' Cup Classic winner, the mighty Zenyatta! ... Read More

The Greatest Loss There Ever Was

Seattle Slew's performance in the Jockey Club Gold Cup displayed everything you could ever ask of a racehorse. I was lucky enough to be in the stands at Belmont Park that October day and I will forever remember the greatest loss there ever was.... Read More

The Grey Heart

With the Triple Crown trail underway, I thought it would be a good time to share a story of a horse that is near and dear to my heart. He didn't make the Triple Crown, but he captured my heart forever.... Read More

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