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Kentucky Derby Rankings – Week 5

February 20th, 2024

With confusion comes expansion, so we are going with a top 20 this week to include the two Japanese horses of interest, as it may be time to start taking these horses seriously. But we should learn more after the Saudi Derby…

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Kentucky Derby Rankings – Week 4

February 12th, 2024

Will we see a rising star in the Risen Star on Saturday? With the No. 1 spot up for grabs this week and so many horses who are ranked in the top 15 running in the Risen Star, something has to give…

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Kentucky Derby Rankings – Week 3

February 5th, 2024

It took about two minutes following the Holy Bull Stakes for it all to sink in. There is no No.1! After giving it some thought I had no choice but start psycho-analyzing Fierceness in order to keep him on top. Otherwise, where do you put him and who do you replace him with? Then I heard the news from owner Aron Wellman about Locked, and I started wondering if we still have a No. 2. Well, it’s all been sorted out so sit back and enjoy the week we almost started the Rankings with No. 3…

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Kentucky Derby Rankings – Week 2

January 29th, 2024

This basically is a week to look ahead at next week’s four graded stakes, a fascinating allowance race, and the much-anticipated return of 2-year-old champion Fierceness…

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Kentucky Derby Rankings – Week 1

January 22nd, 2024

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since we embarked on the Derby trail raving about a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by Mike Repole. Well, here we go again, only this time it appears as if we may have a freaky version of Forte in Fierceness, who has sent all speed ratings through the roof. Join us each week as we follow his progress, as well as the fate of the Bob Baffert horses, which includes two other potential freaks. So, we’re off on what could be a wild ride…

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Will Rich Strike Ever Run Again?

January 16th, 2024

Before we begin the long arduous journey on the Derby trail, let’s pick up some of the leftovers from the 2023 season and look back and hopefully ahead at a one-time big name horse before he becomes one of today’s many forgotten stars…

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Arts and Letters was Born Noble

January 8th, 2024

The recent impressive maiden victory by Born Noble has given us a reason to tell the story of Arts and Letters, a horse who was very important in my life at a time when I was at a crossroads and needed to find a direction…

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More Champions: Just the Facts Part II

December 25th, 2023

To close out the holiday season, we go back into the annals of American champions with the hope of once again enlightening racing fans with facts they may not be familiar with…

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A Championship Gift Package for Christmas

December 18th, 2023

Our Christmas gift to everyone this year is a game of Championship Trivial Pursuit that hopefully will enlighten and entertain. And what better day to post it than Monday, December 18, the 50th anniversary to the day of Secretariat being named Horse of the Year, as well as Champion 3-Year-Old Male, and Champion Male Grass Horse…

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Cody’s Wish Wins Second Secretariat Vox Populi Award

December 10th, 2023

For the first time since its inception in 2010 the Secretariat Vox Populi Award was won by the same horse in back-to-back years. But the story of Cody’s Wish and Cody Dorman in many ways transcended awards by taking us to places we have never been…


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