Behind the Scenes

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Some folks come to the track and think it just came together. But that being far from the truth, there is a story and a behind the scenes tale about all involved. With the Belmont in our rearview mirror sometimes we forget all that went into the day to make it great. Justify is “immortal” in the words of Larry Collmus becoming the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. If you missed the race, you missed a piece of racing history. I haven’t seen anything like this since Secretariat, and the comparisons will keep on coming for years to come. – But there is plenty that goes on behind the scenes that make us scratch our heads and look with amazement. Here are a couple of tidbits that are sure to make the story even sweeter.


Bob Baffert is one-of-a-kind, to say the least. – I’ve had the pleasure of watching and having him on a radio show. – His brand of “California Cool” is something that doesn’t come in a bottle and you can’t learn in night school. – I’ve watched him evolve into one of the best trainers ever, and he did it with an “aw shucks” attitude. – But here is a little more on how Bob Baffert found his way into the sport of kings.


In case you missed it or were out playing golf. Here’s another clip of what you missed the day Justify went to post in Belmont 150.


As we watched in wonder as Justify ran into the pages of history. There was a great deal of work that went into the show. Not just the horse, trainer and rider. It’s not the owners who made a huge investment. – It’s behind the scenes that incredible work went into play so we could enjoy the moment. – And to think, I thought it all came together magically.