The Travers stakes is almost here. Despite two defections we'll still see Code of Honor, Tax, Tacitus and some others battle it out in the mid-summer Derby. The defections were Maximum Security who is opting for the Pennsylvania Derby, and Game Winner who is reported to have a virus. Jason [...]
As expected and reported Jerry Hollendorfer was granted his stay and for now can train and compete at Del Mar. Tacitus found trouble yet again in the Jim Dandy. He stumbled badly at the start and just about went to his knees. He was still able to [...]
Trainer Jason Servis is not committing to the Pegasus just yet as Maximum Security's next start. Three races in 69 days seems to be the concern with both the Haskell and Travers on the colts summer schedule. "I'll make a decision (Thursday). I don't want to tell [...]
West Coast handled the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, Jim Dandy, Blue Grass, Florida Derby, Indiana Derby, Ohio Derby, Matt Winn, Tampa Bay Derby, Sam Davis and Fountain of Youth winners in front running Travers score. I don't know what else the late developing Bob Baffert trainee could have done [...]
I loved Java Gold and his sire Key to The Mint. Both relished the slop. I was at the 87 Travers and remember it like it was yesterday. Fun times and great memories. A look back at the great 87 Travers here......
Classic Empire, Cloud Computing, Always Dreaming and the other big boy three year olds are making their summer plans. With the division still wide open on paper, these decisions and the ensuing results will go a long way in establishing the champion three year old. If you want to just [...]
Jay Hovdey weighs in on Arrogate in a somewhat negative manner, downplaying his historic significance to racing. While opinions on horses from different eras in racing are indeed subjective, sometimes the ability of a trained eye to recognize greatness isn't. I don't know if Jay has that eye or not, [...]