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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 […]

Goals for the Second Half of 2016

If it has the ring of a boring financial report don’t worry. We visit the doctor for a wellness visit, and we make needed appointments for our vehicle maintenance. – This is the time when we revisit our goals and see where we’re heading. If you’re on target and doing well, we wish you nothing but […]

The Gray Trifecta

by Horstradamus

posted on June 12, 2016 in Handicapping, Help/Educational Articles, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

Photo: John C. Engelhardt Those who use the age-old handicapping method of picking by color were well rewarded in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, as the top 3 finishers Creator, Destin and Lani are all gray.  The $1 Trifecta paid a whopping $1,375.  However, don’t bet the farm on this angle just yet.  Although gray horses are all […]

Secrets of the Kentucky Derby

How many people have always wanted to know the secret sauce on their burger ? Me too. – There’s no sure fire way to eliminate runners based on past runnings, or we would have a chart to follow to whittle down twenty horses to just two or three. – Some believe in a chart of […]

Three Things Racing is Missing

It may be small to casual fans, but for the lucky who invest time and energy into the sport, it may be a bit bigger. – There was an opportunity to chat with a gent who was filling in this weekend. He is an electrician by trade and was running the matrix board to make […]

Hey, How You Doing ?

If it has the ring of a Sopranos’ episode or any other mob movie, you’re right on key. You can even toss in some episodes of Friends. But I digress. – Maybe it would be more appropriate to borrow a line from the Big Lebowski / Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. – “I just […]

View From the Cheap Seats

“There is something moving down there. Never mind, it’s the mascot.” – The cheap seats are what they are, and sometimes they suck. But then again, being so far removed from the hub-bub of activity you get a clear view at times. – Each year I look forward to reading about the Symposium of Racing in […]

My View From the Grandstand

There are things that need to be addressed; some need to be left alone, and others that continue to amaze. During the last few days I’ve seen a little sampling of each in racing. – As fans, we are the lifeblood that keeps the game alive. We are riding the high wave of 2015, and now […]

Dirt Mile / Breeders’ Cup Mile – First Glimpse

The day is shaping up to be one of the best in the 32 years of Breeders’ Cup history. With over 200 pre-entered horses including 32 from overseas. The first ever Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland stands to make history. Trainer Chad Brown leads all trainers with 14 entries, and ownership entries belong to Coolmore Partnerships […]

Breeders’ Cup 2015 – Where Will You Be ?

  I made a pilgrimage to the bucolic settings of Keeneland Race Course. Oh, I plan at least a trip or two in addition to my Wednesday visit. There is only so much time, and so few racing dates. -The day was glorious, and for those that had no clue, the Keeneland officials meet with the […]