Sizzling Six: Week 2 Derby Top 6

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…

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…

California Chrome: Can He Shine Bright Again?

The Dubai Racing Festival was originally a great dream. An ambitious one that may not have worked. However, it did, and the Dubai World Cup (the premier race) has now become the most coveted prize in the world, and not just for the bragging rights or the enormous trophy.

Dazzling Dozen: the Kentucky Derby Top 12

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.

Kentucky Derby Dreaming: American Pharoah Steams Along

      American Pharoah certainly has a way to make things look easy. After being on the sidelines for most of the prep races, the Zayat runner was finally unveiled for his three year old campaign, and the faithful were not disappointed. 

Welcome to the NEW Casual Galloper!

Hi everyone!

I know that a lot of you are used to the old blog site, and so was I, but unfortunately, because they [the old blog host] have become increasingly unreliable, the Casual Galloper has been moved to a new home!