Let's be honest: this year's Derby was a madhouse between the track conditions and the 20 horse field, the chaos has extended to social media as fans and connections alike try to make sense of the previous day's results. To dispel any nasty rumors and inaccurate reports, here are the most up-to-date information on the … Continue reading Post-Derby Reactions/Horse Conditions (Actively Updating)
It would be the understatement of the year to say that I was disappointed when I heard the news that Unique Bella was taken out of training for "at least 60 days", as according to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, and would subsequently miss the Oaks. While I didn't have a "soul searching" moment after the announcement, … Continue reading IMHO: The Three Year Old Scramble
According to the New Universal Encyclopedia of the Polish Scientific Publishers, horse racing is the oldest form of riding, though no one is entirely sure when exactly people began to take up racing on the Polish territory. However, "horse racing" back in that time period is not the same as the sport we know and … Continue reading A History of Polish Racing
Remember the days when people complained about the quality of the filly and mare divisions? Well, they can complain no more as both the sophomore ladies and the upperclassmen are as strong as we have seen in the last few years; led by two stand-outs in particular: Songbird and Unique Bella. Unique Bella, the … Continue reading The Fillies and Mares of Racing 2017
Undefeated. A Triple Crown winner. The highest rated racehorse in the country's racing history. Any one of these descriptions on a horse's resume would be spectacular. Now, imagine having the honor of all three at the same time. Va Bank is a Polish sensation; a superstar that has enjoyed a rare combination of accomplishments and … Continue reading Va Bank-The Background Story
After a bit of a hiatus, I am very happy to announce that The Casual Galloper has returned with a vengeance and with a new perspective! I will not longer just be covering American racing and breeding but I will be expanding into the Polish Racing scene as well. My grand wish is to bring … Continue reading The Galloper Is Back!