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An Early Party Favor for the Derby Trail

December 3rd, 2023

With racing winding down for the year it’s a good time once again to start looking for potential Kentucky Derby horses with a good story behind them. We started off with Nysos last week, but he was already a stakes winner, so let’s find one not as well-known…

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Nysos One to Watch Despite Baffert Derby Ban

November 27th, 2023

You can’t bet on Nysos in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager because of Churchill Downs’ extension of the Bob Baffert ban, but he is one not to be overlooked whether or not he gets to the Derby with another trainer…

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Strong Group of Vox Populi Nominees

November 20th, 2023

This year’s Secretariat Vox Populi Award nominees are the proverbial mixed bag of nuts…they are all totally different in size, shape, and taste, but good luck trying to pick out just one. With that admittedly offbeat analogy let’s open the bag and see what’s in there for 2023…

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Cody and Cody: The Final Chapter

November 13th, 2023

The story of Cody’s Wish and Cody Dorman had the ending everyone expected; then it almost didn’t; then it did once again; then finally it didn’t. That was the gamut of emotions that surrounded the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. And when it was over it all sunk in and left everyone to interpret the story and outcome in his or her own way. No matter how you did it was a story for the ages, not only about Cody Dorman but the horse who made it all happen…

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“White,” “Wish,” and Wonderful

November 5th, 2023

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup had something for everyone with emotions running high on both days. We saw champions run like champions and a few surprises, as is always the case. Here are my thoughts as I look back on this special weekend of racing…

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Wide Open Breeders’ Cup a Puzzle

November 2nd, 2023

It has been a trying week emotionally leading up the Breeders’ Cup, but all we can do is move on and hope for safe trips for everyone. What we’re trying to do here is look for some live longshots to make things more exciting…

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Is Racing’s Great White Hope Really Great?

October 29th, 2023

This is the story of White Abarrio and Rick Dutrow, their unlikely alliance, and the odd path that has brought them to Santa Anita and the Breeders’ Cup Classic…

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Enjoying the Calm Before the Storm

October 23rd, 2023

One doesn’t expect to be thrust into the world of the Breeders’ Cup on an October morning at Saratoga, but my wife and I were treated to a special surprise during our off-season visit recently…

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The Best Horse in the Country Hits the Mark

October 16th, 2023

Who is the best horse in the country? That is always open to interpretation. Sometimes Horse of the Year may decide that, but there will always be difference of opinion. As we get closer to the Breeders’ Cup, which may help us find the answer, I am going to give my opinion who right now is the best horse in the country. ~ Steve Haskin The Best Horse in the Country Hits the Mark By Steve Haskin   Let’s cut right to the chase. Who is the best horse in America? The obvious favorites for Horse of the Year right  …Read More

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Just a Guessing Game

October 9th, 2023

As you get closer to delving into the Breeders’ Cup Classic past performances be prepared for so many questions it will send you into a state of total confusion…


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