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This Week in Racing

Nothing like a cliff note version of what’s going on. Don’t think of it as a cheat sheet as there are many issues that deserve a fuller explanation. – But here are a few items that caught my eye and as usual, the opinions here are just that. Remember what your high school teacher used to […]

Derby Trail – 3/20/17

With every passing weekend the first Saturday in May comes into view. – I have to admit the picture is still a little fuzzy but it is starting to take shape. I’m still leaning toward a long-shot payoff, but that’s why they run the races. There are only 47 days left till post time, and […]

Road to the Derby – 3/14/17

Another weekend has passed and the road to the Derby is murky and cluttered. That doesn’t mean it won’t come clean in the wash and we’ll see as far as an Irish Spring commercial. Only time will tell. – You need to keep to task and watch the replays, comb over the charts, and read […]

Turfway Park / First Glimpse

I grew up going to old Latonia race course. Originally built in 1959, it was home to a first of many for me. – I attended the races with my Dad, and when the track re-opened as Turfway Park I was a young man in the parking lot. The Florence, Kentucky oval was one of […]

A Tale of Two Good Guys

Think of this as a report card on what’s happening in the world of racing from a handicapper’s eyes and ears. – I listen to the players. I’ve always enjoyed that part, and the players have always been the best part of racing. – For years that’s been my stance, and it’s not to say there aren’t […]

Turning For Home

Mother Nature rained down on many parts of the country and my neck of the woods was good and soggy. The 4th of July was one of those days  when my family would meet under the old oak tree at River Downs and have our family picnic. The big three; Memorial Day, Independence Day, and […]

Another Day at the Office

  I was walking into the track last week and ran into the “Iron Man” of racing, Perry Ouzts. He was getting off of his beautiful motorcycle and I bet this gorgeous bike cost more than my first house ! – He asked if I would snap a picture of him in front of his bike. […]

Duped, or Just Misunderstood ?

    When the Breeders’ Cup rolled into Lexington, the world had all eyes glued to the bucolic settings of Keeneland. There were initial doubts until the masses watched as “Brigadoon” transformed into a horse racing machine. The fears were put to bed and the memories remain. Some more fond than others, and a few remain that […]

What’s On My Mind ?

I’m sick and tired of reading ‘telephone tough-guys” who smack the sport. I wish I could put a bow on top and make it look pretty, but that’s just not the case. There have been a few things on my mind, and I think some folks may agree. If not, I’m sure they’ll disagree and bring […]

Better Betting ?

Not trying to steal a line from The Who, but the latest talk on the wagering front is about “Exchange Wagering.” – If it kind of has the Wall St. feel, its not far away. – If you’ve been a player who sits on the sidelines and complains about not offering the bettor new avenues. Here […]