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» Did Victor Espinoza deserve the Awesome Again suspension?
09/29/14 03:16 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  In the aftermath of Saturday’s Awesome Again , and the afterglow of a troubled victory by Shared Belief , rider Victor Espinoza was handed down a seven-day suspension by Santa Anita stewards. Citing a pair of rules that include th...

» a visit to Churchill Downs
09/28/14 20:36 from Blinkers Off
Though I had once before laid eyes on the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs, I had never been to the races there until this weekend.  This weekend was my sixth time in Louisville, Kentucky, and Saturday I finally went to tour the Ken...

» Can Win for Losing on Super Saturday
09/28/14 15:46 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  There were eleven winners of graded stakes on Super Saturday at Belmont Park at Santa Anita and these horses deserve all the attention and accolades they are receiving. Of all the big winners, Tonalist and Shared Belief are gettin...

» It’s Vyjack who has the lucky day on Super Saturday
09/27/14 09:33 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Going in, trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. was banking on a good performance in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap as a way to push his stable star ever closer to the 1 ¼-mile Breeders’ Cup Classic. When that plan fizzled for, it was Vyjack who w...

» Chicago Railbird: 9.27.14
09/27/14 08:17 from Blinkers Off
Recently, Chicago Railbird has taken a look at the leading jockey and the leading trainer for the meet.  Today, I complete the trifecta by looking at the owner race.  Unlike the trainer and jockey races, though, it’s not a runaway ...

» this week in Curlin babies: 9.26.14
09/26/14 18:50 from Blinkers Off
This week’s update is a mini-update, mainly because I am on the road doing various non-racing-related things.  Even that will find a way to bring me back to horse racing, since Saturday will involve a detour to Churchill Downs for ...

» Super Saturday - Belmont’s Fall Spectacular
09/26/14 16:22 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  New York does not host a Breeders' Cup these days, but with Belmont Stakes Day in June, and autumn’s Super Saturday, they still boast two of the best days in American racing. Five Grade 1 races will be run on the expansive course ...

» Belmont and Santa Anita: ALL THE PREPS!
09/26/14 10:36 from Blinkers Off
This weekend, both Belmont and Santa Anita are having huge weekends of Breeders’ Cup preps.  Each track has six stakes on the card, and Picks and Ponderings is there. I dove into the stakes at Belmont: the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Joe...

» 2014 Belmont Super Saturday Preview
09/26/14 09:28 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
The last leg of this week's road trips for Picks and Ponderings take us to Belmont.  After a visit to Churchill for Homecoming Stakes day , and then a visit to Santa Anita for the big day of Breeders' Cup preps there, we go back east to ...

» 2014 Awesome Again Day Stakes Preview
09/25/14 15:27 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
While this is the closing weekend of the Arlington International meet, the Chicago circuit is in the midst of an eight week period where not a single stakes race will be contested. Even though the venues switch after this weekend from Ar...

» A Great Visit to Kentucky Downs
09/25/14 10:29 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  What to do on an early autumn Wednesday afternoon? I believe I’ve found the best possible answer. Way down south by the borderline, before you find yourself in Tennessee, lies a little slice of Americana known as Kentucky Downs. T...

» A Great (First) Visit to Kentucky Downs
09/25/14 10:29 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  What to do on an early autumn Wednesday afternoon? I believe I’ve found the best possible answer. Way down south by the borderline, before you find yourself in Tennessee, lies a little slice of Americana known as Kentucky Downs. T...

» Chicago Railbird: 9.25.14
09/25/14 08:57 from Blinkers Off
This coming weekend is the final one of the Arlington meet.  Last weekend’s Chicago Railbird focused on James Graham, primed to win the jockey title.  This week’s edition continues that theme of meet champions, and turns focu...

» Remember This Race?
09/24/14 14:59 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Race Clue #1 -  A field of nine lined up for this host track’s signature race, run on a sloppy and sealed surface. Race Clue #2 - The winner was the heavy favorite, while the second and third choices finished 2nd and 4th resp...

» Palace Malice could be back in 2015
09/23/14 14:43 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
  Up until the Grade 1 Whitney, 2014 could not have been going better for Team Palace Malice . The four-year-old son of Curlin streaked to smart scores in the Gulfstream Park Handicap, New Orleans Handicap, Westchester Stakes, and G...

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