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Bill Finley has a nice article on Barbaro’s yearling full brother; he still has very much of the cute colt look about him, but seems as though he could grow into a nice horse. The pressure seems to be off Man in Havana, as he’s ‘only’ a half brother; this colt and the one other […]

Turn Around, Bright Eyes

I’ve had ample time to consider my Eclipse Award would-be votes; now that we have finalists, here are my thoughts:

Steeplechase: McDynamo — I’m not sure why they bothered putting anyone else as a finalist, we know he’s the one.

Older Male: Looks like Invasor. If only we had more older males to consider…

Breeder: […]

Breeders’ Cup Wrap-Up

Well, another Breeders’ Cup is over, but at least I’m only down $40. Here are my thoughts on each race:

Juvenile FilliesDreaming of Anna lived up to her pre-race hype; I’d be most interested to see her mature into a turf miler, though, rather than heading toward the Oaks next year.

JuvenileWell, it was […]

The Internationale

We have an international round-up today…Dylan Thomas is out of all Breeders’ Cup contention (surprise!) and Ouija Board is training right up to the big day, which means she’s raced in England for the last time. Apparently it’s been wetter than she likes, and Dylan Thomas’ performance certainly does suggest he’d like a bit of […]

(Late) Weekend Round-up and The Strange Case of Sis City

While perhaps not quite as impressively as Bernardini (but impressive nonetheless), Bluegrass Cat marked himself as a three-year-old to watch (again). ESPN correctly describes his victory in the Haskell as a ‘romp‘ — it will be interesting to see him face off against Bernardini as well as older horses.

Speaking of older horses, Invasor continued […]