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A Most Peculiar Blue Grass

Joe Drape of the NY Times describes the Blue Grass as ‘strangely run‘ which is perhaps the best way to sum it up — it seemed part turf race, part training exercise. Without taking anything away from victor Dominican (about whom there is an interesting feature article here), Street Sense looked less tired and more […]

Fun With Litigation

With the (somewhat diminished) Blue Grass Stakes fast approaching, there are the predictable articles painting it as a face-off between Great Hunter and Street Sense and indeed they are certainly the headliners (although I continue to have a soft spot for Teuflesberg, now to be ridden by Edgar Prado, and Dominican is one to watch […]

Changing Plans

While I cannot agree that this year’s Wood Memorial is ‘the last major Kentucky Derby prep race — and the biggest‘ (that honor goes to the Blue Grass) it will still be fun to watch. Although I’ll be out of town and will miss watching the race live, I fully expect my TiVo to show […]

Questions Remain

The Tampa Bay Derby was certainly a great race; both Street Sense and Any Given Saturday showed a lot of determination. But did it take too much out of Street Sense? That’s certainly been the rumor going around, which seems to have been backed up somewhat by his trainer:

We got tired, we got […]

It’s On

Well, we are officially on the Triple Crown Trail; the Fountain of Youth must qualify as the most exciting race so far this year. I’m still not entirely convinced by Scat Daddy despite his win (the 1 1/8 looked about as far as he wanted to run), but Stormello showed a lot of heart and […]

Still, You Wouldn’t Miss It For A Sack of Gold

Great Hunter makes his three-year-old debut this weekend at Santa Anita in the Robert Lewis Stakes. It seems a bit ironic that MSNBC picks up his story (via the DRF) and notes that he has been somewhat overlooked (much to trainer Doug O’Neill’s delight) — indeed, despite his Chester County roots, there’s nary a mention […]

And So It Begins…Again

Steven Haskin has written his first list of Triple Crown contenders for 2007. On the whole, his list has the horses you would expect – Nobiz Like Shobiz, Circular Quay, Hard Spun and Street Sense are all legitimate names to bandy about at this point. He also mentions Belgravia as an up-and-comer — I always […]

Breeders’ Cup Picks

The European perspective seems a bit glum in some quarters; in others, they are simply surprised that George Washington is not being seen as a conquering hero by the Americans.

Here in the States, there is comparatively little Bernardini-centered coverage compared with a number of European articles focusing on star horses; one of the few […]