A few brief notes before a return to holiday silence until the new year…there’s a commentary in the Blood-Horse about Fairmount Park (where, as I’m sure you recall, every 18 minutes, the place goes crazy). It seems that the ever-struggling track is cutting their racing season from 90 days to 60; while on the [...]
The rumor is out that a decision has been made regarding Curlin’s future; since it will likely involve ongoing litigation no matter what, here’s hoping he’ll be in training in 2008. There have certainly been enough retirements this week; Citronnade headed off to the farm after her most recent G1 win in the Dahlia [...]
This weekend’s La Prevoyante sees Dalvina back in action for her second US start; she’ll be facing some competition from PA-bred Redaspen (only off the board four times in 23 lifetime starts) and the Chilean-bred Eres Magica, who seemed to snap back into her previous good South American-form in her most recent race (setting a [...]
While thinking further about the new Breeders’ Cup Dirt Marathon, I began to wonder if it was an attempt (at least in the short term) to create a marquee race for Premium Tap. I know I’d like to see him race at least a few more times in the US (even though officially he’s [...]
So, how did we do here at Superfecta HQ in this weekend’s installment of the Winter of Our Discontent Challenge? Really shockingly badly, that’s how:
Sunny Issues – At least Snow Cone hit the boardLA Champions Sprint – Tortuga Straits did likewise.Hollywood Turf Cup – In real life, I [...]
Prompted somewhat by reading Bill Bryson’s quick and entertaining little Shakespeare biography, I’ve entered the DRF’s Winter of Our Discontent Challenge. A small aside is in order here – the Shakespeare title is part of a series called Eminent Lives – something of a modern take on Aubrey’s Brief Lives, which I naturally [...]
Sunday is the big day for Miss Andretti (pictured) as she prepares for the Hong Kong Sprint International, and she is the focus of much newsprint around the world as a result. Her most serious competition is local star Sacred Kingdom and word is that the track will be good.