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1995 Thunder Gulch

2019-04-21T16:32:13-05:00April 21st, 2019|

  Here is the latest installment in Nick Costa's and Mary Dixon Reynolds' series on "the other horse" in the Kentucky Derby.   1995 -Thunder Gulch – Serena’s Song/Timber Country By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds   Under blue skies with a temperature of 75 degrees, the 1995 Kentucky [...]

Saving Racing

2019-04-17T11:56:51-05:00April 17th, 2019|

    Clint Goodrich is not exactly a household name in the horse racing world, but he might be someday. Clint is an experienced and extremely passionate horseman, who is well versed and very opinionated about the current demise of our sport. Goodrich claims he can fix horse racing and [...]

The Fighting Finish

2019-04-16T11:47:36-05:00April 16th, 2019|

  The Fighting Finish By Jonathan Stettin In the great history of the Run for the Roses there have been many thrilling moments. Not only do we have the thrill of a major sporting event and the combination of human and equine athleticism, but a significant amount of money changes [...]

Arkansas Derby 2019 Analysis

2019-04-12T09:38:05-05:00April 12th, 2019|

    The $1,000,000.00 Grade 1 Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park Race # 11 A Mile & 1/8th Saturday April 13th, 2019 Estimated post Time: 6:41PM EST Analysis by Geo Sette            Geo at work       We are officially only 3 weeks away [...]

Cannonade Judger

2019-04-11T15:03:56-05:00April 11th, 2019|

    1974 – Cannonade - Judger   By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds   Secretariat fever must have lingered in everyone’s consciousness as a record crowd of 163,628 gathered at Churchill Downs in hopes of seeing another dazzling performance. Almost 10,000 fans stood at the gates at 5 [...]

The Road to Glory

2019-04-10T11:17:27-05:00April 10th, 2019|

  The Road to Glory: The Triple Crown Trail in 1919 By Jennifer Kelly   The road to the Kentucky Derby is paved with points: if you want to make it into the gate, your horse must win the right races to get there. That massive gate has space for [...]

The Derby Horse

2019-04-09T12:00:56-05:00April 9th, 2019|

  The Derby Horse   By Jonathan Stettin   On Saturday the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Santa Anita Derby will be run. Kentucky Derby points will be had, and there will be a more focused picture of who the favorite will be on the first Saturday in May. We [...]

Secret Agent Man

2019-04-09T09:50:17-05:00April 9th, 2019|

  Secret Agent Man By Mike Valiante   If I were to ask an average fan what a jockey agent does, I would more than likely get an overly succinct answer. The truth, as often is the case, is a bit more complex.  A successful agent has to be a [...]

Tacitus Overcomes Trouble in Wood Memorial

2019-04-07T09:35:39-05:00April 7th, 2019|

    Tacitus, trained by Bill Mott for Juddmonte Farms, and ridden by Jose Ortiz, proved best in a stretch drive with Tax to prevail in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday. The early stages of the race were a little messy. The break was uneventful, [...]