Post Breeders’ Cup Reaction: Disappointment

The title is self-explanatory to some degree: I am extremely disappointed and it’s not because my favorite horse didn’t win (he actually did). Breeders’ Cup is a time to celebrate the best that racing has to offer, and this year, it has fallen remarkably flat. Why? Because this year, we had an owner who thought…

Missing in Racing: Retirement Farms

There is a pandemic in racing: not enough places for racehorses to retire. Now, I’m not talking about the mares and stallions that people spend heavy thousands (and even millions) on, like Songbird in the picture above; I’m talking about the old, the permanently lame, and those destined to be pasture ornaments. You can surf…

IMHO: The Three Year Old Scramble

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,…

Is The Triple Crown Not Enough?

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. -Archie Griffen Take a look at the picture above. What you see is a feat that will go down into the tomes of history.

In My Honest Opinion: Say “No” to *Most* Unofficial Pages

Before I really begin, let me clarify this: I am not saying that every fan-made page is a bad page. If you are reading this only to “hear” that my reason for not following many fan-made pages is because I think everyone runs a bad page, just stop yourself right there. When I first started…