Belmont Stakes

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Preakness and Supporting Stakes Recap

2019-05-19T10:41:10-05:00May 18th, 2019|

  The weather cooperated and so did the Pimlico dirt and turf courses. The tracks played fair. The dirt was fast, but honest. While the facility appears dated, and even somewhat neglected, there is no denying the historic and electric atmosphere Pimlico and the Preakness produces. The first stake on [...]

Majestic Prince: A Preakness to Remember

2019-05-16T19:20:30-05:00May 16th, 2019|

    50 Years Ago: A Preakness to Remember By Peter Lee The 1969 Preakness Stakes had it all - a thrilling stretch run, a claim of interference, and 22 long minutes of waiting before fans, jockeys, trainers and owners found out who was the winner. Sound familiar? Fifty years [...]

Real Quiet- Indian Charlie

2019-04-29T10:46:06-05:00April 28th, 2019|

  The latest in Mary and Nick's excellent series 'The Other Horse." 1998 – Real Quiet - Indian Charlie By Nick Costa and MaryDixon Reynolds   When Bob Baffert purchased Real Quiet by Quiet American at Keeneland’s yearling sale for Mike Pegram, he described the yearling to Pegram as being [...]

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 [...]

Decision Is In

2019-04-17T05:46:10-05:00April 17th, 2019|

In what jockey Mike Smith described as the toughest decision of his career, he opted to ride Omaha Beach in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. This left the mount open on Roadster and Bob Baffert wasted little time before he named Florent Geroux to his improving colt. Mike Smith won the [...]

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 [...]

Sir Barton

2019-03-23T18:18:18-05:00March 23rd, 2019|

  1919 – Sir Barton – Billy Kelly By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds     Much like the first Kentucky Derby in 1875, an owner’s pre-race strategy failed to materialize in this 45th renewal. Owner J.K.L. Ross, a Canadian businessman and naval commander, had a passion for equines [...]