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The Great Days Are Now

By Alfred G. Vanderbilt , courtesy of These are the delicious days, the days of debate and doubt as we wait for the Belmont Stakes, the toughest race to win in the United States and the last... Read More

To the Swift - Red Smith on Alydar

By The New York Times The following column, β€œHe Was Named for Aly, Darling,” by Red Smith, the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, appeared in The New York Times on March 24, 1978, and is from β€œ To the Swift... Read More

A Plea To Iavarone: Part 2

Before I wrote my May 21 post - A Plea to Iavarone: Let Him Run - I put a call into Mike Iavarone, hoping to get the owner's thoughts on whether or not Big Brown would race after the Belmont. I did not... Read More

A Plea to Iavarone: Let Him Run

On May 21, Rick Dutrow Jr. told Blood-Horse reporter Karen Johnson that "the plan is the Belmont, Travers and Breeders' Cup" for Big Brown. If that really is the plan, horse racing just got a tremendous... Read More

Goal in Sight for Big Brown

By Tom Pedulla , USA TODAY BALTIMORE β€” For the seventh time in 12 years, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred will take unwavering aim at one of the most difficult feats in sports when undefeated Big Brown advances... Read More

Destination Derby: Day 3 Recap Part 2

Sorry about the delay, but it has been busy since the crew and I returned from Derby Day. To read part 1 and catch up with my Derby experiences from the rail, during the Derby race, and to read about my... Read More

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