Gabby's Golden Gal
Perhaps the most exciting race of the previous weekend was the Santa Monica – somehow, Gabby’s Golden Gal went off at 11-1 odds. Granted, she did not show much in her final effort as a 3-year-old (and first race since a disappointing effort in July), finishing a distant seventh behind Evita Argentina [...]
Although I’m in the midst of an extremely busy week at work, I have been keeping up with my Task Force co-authors in Las Vegas via their regular Twitter updates which are aggregated at Raceday 360 Wire along with all the other racing news that’s fit to scrape – if you have not been yet, [...]
Perpetual underachiever Anak Nakal (pictured) finally stepped it up over the holiday weekend to take the Pennsylvania Derby and rewarded his backers at 16-1. I’ve always liked his pedigree but had more or less given up on seeing him return to the winner’s circle. I can’t say it was the strongest field ever [...]
While all North American racing fans will be looking forward to Curlin’s Saratoga debut in the Woodward, we should be aware that there is an exciting clash developing Down Under. 4-year-old sensation (and Horse of the Year in waiting) Weekend Hussler is aiming for redemption after defeat in the Liston Stakes two weeks ago. [...]
After a lackluster performance in the Peter Pan, I’m not sure what to make of Tomcito at this point; I hope he’s not following in the Declan’s Moon path of 2-year-old domination, then regular bullet works, but no wins come the afternoon (although at least Declan’s Moon had a long injury layoff for an excuse). [...]
The world’s best three year old is…not Big Brown (gasp!) The latest World Thoroughbred Rankings have placed Australia’s Weekend Hussler at the top of his age group; his 122 point ranking (tying for 8th in the world overall) equals that of Hard Spun and world-beaters like Ramonta and Viva Pataca.
Naturally, you are now [...]