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The Beauty, Science, and Inconsistencies

2019-05-26T10:09:23-05:00May 26th, 2019|

    The Beauty, Science and Inconsistencies of Handicapping Thoroughbred Racing; By Geo Sette Last week's Preakness Stakes is officially in the books as we await the fabulous Belmont Stakes, the always intriguing 12-furlong marathon 3rd jewel of the Triple Crown. The Preakness was deservingly won by War of Will [...]

Black Eyed Susan Day Recap

2019-05-17T19:22:26-05:00May 17th, 2019|

  Chalon came back from a layoff to score easily in the Skipat Stakes under Javier Castellano. Trainer Arnaud Delacour had her ready to fire her A-game and she did. She finished the six furlongs in 1:09.46 and paid $3.20 as the odds on choice. Covfefe ran a hole in [...]

Mandella on the Scratch

2019-05-02T10:54:22-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

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Omaha Beach, Derby Favorite Scratches

2019-05-02T08:07:33-05:00May 1st, 2019|

Likely Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched and will not make a Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Trainer Richard Mandella noticed a slight cough and upon determining the cause it was found the colt had an entrapped epiglottis. He will undergo surgery to correct [...]

Ventura Rebel handles Lady Pauline

2019-05-01T09:39:15-05:00May 1st, 2019|

    Wesley Ward's decision to bring Lady Pauline over for the Ascot trials day did not go according to plan when the short priced favorite was collared late by Ventura Rebel in the five-furlong conditions stakes. A half-sister to the Ward's Lady Aurelia, Lady Pauline looked to be a [...]

Grindstone-Editor’s Note

2019-04-29T10:46:51-05:00April 28th, 2019|

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Mitole Uses Speed

2019-04-14T07:26:03-05:00April 14th, 2019|

    Mitole used his speed and affinity for both Oaklawn Park and the slop to take the Grade 3 Count Fleet Stakes. Going wire to wire in the sloppy going Mitole denied runner-up Whitmore becoming the first three time winner of the Count Fleet. Whitmore won back to back [...]

Owendale upsets Lexington

2019-04-14T05:33:04-05:00April 14th, 2019|

  Making a wide, mega-move on the far turn, Owendale inhaled his competition en-route to a decisive 1-3/4 length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000, Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. Knicks Go and Hawaiian Noises vied for the early lead but Hawaiian Noises proved the quicker of the two [...]