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
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” ~ Dr. Seuss American Pharoah couldn't be any closer to the top of his mountain. The Zayat home bred has not only fought his way to a Kentucky Derby victory but he also rolled away in the … Continue reading Triple Crown Alert: American Pharoah One Race Away!
1.) American Pharoah After what we witnessed in the Arkansas Derby (Gr. I) last weekend, it can be no surprise that my top two have not changed. I watched both the Santa Anita Derby and the Arkansas Derby (just to ensure that I got my initial impression of both races before reading about them from … Continue reading Sizzling Six: Week 2 Derby Top 6
There is something to be said about a horse that stands to live up to, or even surpass, their own sire; especially if that sire was an accomplished racehorse on the track. This was the case with Rachel Alexandra and Medaglia d' Oro. She may not have equaled his bankroll, but many will argue that … Continue reading Dortmund: Accomplishing What Big Brown Couldn’t Finish?
Every sport has that one event that makes the nation drop what it's doing, and pay attention. For one month, for one week, or for even one day, the nation stops and everyone is a fan. For hockey, it's the Stanley Cup. For football, it's the Superbowl. For horse racing, it's the Kentucky Derby. A … Continue reading Dazzling Dozen: the Kentucky Derby Top 12