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Arlington Million Turf Challenge

Being a slightly less fussy contest than the Road to the Roses, the Arlington Million Turf Challenge allows you to pick eight horses, two trainers and one jockey. While I would prefer two jockeys, at least all your picks are active for the big day and there’s no need to agonize over leaving someone in […]

Just Say No?

Brass Hat’s DQ was upheld by the Emirates Racing Authority; while it’s not an unexpected outcome, it is disappointing since he truly deserved his second place finish and the resulting purse. Stateside, trainer Steve Asmussen’s suspension for ‘medication infractions’ was similarly upheld in Louisiana. While the types of drugs in question are quite different in […]

A Pretty Bright Little Horse

Well done to Showing Up for his fantastic effort in the Colonial Turf Cup! It was a very impressive race; insane fractions were set by longshot Kip Deville who was something approaching 15 lengths in front at some points and who hung on for a strong second. Not only was the victory notable for the […]

Colonial Turf Cup Day

There’s a nice article on the Jacksons and their hopes for Showing Up in today’s Colonial Turf Cup in the Washington Post today which includes some very upbeat (perhaps unexpectedly so, based on his reputation) comments about him from Barclay Tagg as well as his thoughts on Barbaro’s injury and recovery.

The other recent Barbaro […]