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Twin McPeeks

December 6th, 2021

The 2-year-old season has pretty much concluded and we have a good idea how the Kentucky Derby trail is shaping up, with the exception of the Bob Baffert-trained horses, whose status is still in limbo. But at this point, Kenny McPeek is holding one of the strongest hands we’ve seen in years, with his two main hopefuls both looking like true Derby horses with little or no flaws…

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The ‘Spirit’ of the Times

November 29th, 2021

Medina Spirit, through no fault of his own, has become a polarizing figure, and there is a good chance he will be deprived of any awards this year, although some will still make a case for him for 3-year-old champion. This is my take on the horse and the controversy that surrounds him…

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The Days of Iron Horses

November 22nd, 2021

It is the 1960s. Horses retiring at the age of 3? Unheard of. Champions retiring with 10 career starts or fewer? Are you kidding? We’re not here to discuss the comparison between horse racing now and then. We are here just to bring to life the horses of a bygone era and what they were capable of. So sit back and relax and enjoy a time when horses did something they were put on this Earth to do – race…

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Meet the 2021 Vox Populi Award Finalists

November 14th, 2021

The ballot box is open for the 2021 “Vox Populi” Awards, but before you cast your vote be sure to read the story behind each of the six finalists…

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Corniche’s Speed a Matter of Record

November 8th, 2021

With one of the most unusual Breeders’ Cups in memory in the books, it is time forget this year’s rather bizarre and relatively formless event and start looking ahead to the Kentucky Derby trail, as we have already done with our Derby Sleepers series. The one lingering discussion that should create a stir for a while is who should be the 3-year-old male champion, and we’ll get into that as well. But first let’s take an early peak at the Derby trail in regard to the horses we saw in the Juvenile, but only after we give a brief overall look at the event in general…

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Breeders’ Cup Longshot Picks

November 3rd, 2021

I’m going to be selective with my longshot picks because there aren’t too many bombs I love and several of the races either have a standout who looks too tough or are very strong at the top, with a number of short-priced contenders who appear too formidable to look past…

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Happy Anniversary Alphabet Soup

October 30th, 2021

An Old Friend is celebrating two holidays this year. It was 25 years ago that Alphabet Soup, who resides at Old Friends and turned 30 this year, upset the mighty Cigar in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, ruining the champ’s farewell party. With the death last year of A.P. Indy, Alphabet Soup is now the oldest living Classic winner…

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Tripoli a “Shore” Thing in Breeders’ Cup Classic

October 25th, 2021

With our previous longshot Dr Post apparently not running in the Breeders’ Cup Classic let’s go back to the bench and find a suitable pinch hitter who has the ability to knock one out of the park…

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Steve’s Sleepers: Rattle N Roll and Zandon

October 18th, 2021

We’re giving you two Kentucky Derby sleepers this week because we had Rattle N Roll ready to go, but it had to be put off for two weeks and the colt wound up running in the Breeders’ Futurity…and romping at 8-1. So this is more of a look at was written before the race and after the race and how we got wind of him. We’re also including a recent maiden winner who checked off all the boxes and looks to be Derby material…

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Farm Tour Feature: Sunday, Oct. 17

October 11th, 2021

We continue our Farm Tour back stories with three of the stallions who will be on display on Day 2 of the Secretariat Festival, where racing fans will be able to visit many of sport’s greatest stars…


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