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Saturday Graded Stakes Preview

There are 4 graded stakes on Saturday, most notably the G.1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga for older horses and the G.1 Clement Hirsch at Del Mar for older mares. Mountainer Park Grade 2 West Virginia Derby ($750K) – 1 and … Continue reading

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BLAME – A Horseplayer’s Horse

BLAME Originally uploaded by WirePlayers While I could care less about who wins the Horse of the Year, one thing that burns my ass is how some overzealous ZENYATTA fans have dismissed BLAME’s extraordinary accomplishments. What they fail to realize … Continue reading

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BLAME ‘n Me

Oddly enough, I first became intrigued with BLAME after one of his four defeats, the 2009 Grade 2 Super Derby. In that race, he closed in the final eighth of a mile against a loose on the lead REGAL RANSOM with … Continue reading

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Caught in a Speed “Fig” Trap

Last weekend featured great performances by four potential Breeders’ Cup Classic starters.  Most noteworthy was ZENYATTA’s win in the G1 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood.  She won her 17th race in a row, breaking CIGAR’s record for consecutive wins.  My good … Continue reading

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Ever Get the Feeling You’ve Been Cheated?

It’s hard to get wrapped around the axle about whether Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra should be Horse of the Year.  It’s unbearably frustrating that these phenomenal race horses will likely never face one another on the track.  That two of … Continue reading

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