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» Picks and Ponderings: Dubai World Cup Preview
03/24/17 15:59 from Blinkers Off
Tomorrow’s card at Meydan is a big one: nine graded stakes, including the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Over at Picks and Ponderings, Paul Mazur and I preview the day’s feature race horse by horse — tabbing the best of t...

» 2017 Dubai World Cup Preview
03/24/17 15:31 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Saturday's card at Meydan features nine graded stakes races, including the $10,000,000 Dubai World Cup.  The World Cup attracted a field of fourteen dirt runners from all over the world, headlined by Breeders' Cup Classic and Pegasus Wor...

» Gainesway Farm: A Visit with Racing Royalty (VIDEO)
03/24/17 14:24 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
There are so many great farms to visit in the bluegrass of Kentucky, but only one has Tapit . Because of the big horse,  Gainesway Farm was an easy choice as a must visit. The leading sire in each of the last three years is definite...

» Racing's Hall of Fame 2017: Here is How I Voted
03/23/17 06:05 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Voting for entry into the Hall of Fame is a process I take very seriously. It's a great honor to be asked to do so, and therefore, a task in which I do all the necessary homework, to make sure that I am selecting the best candidates to b...

» Picks and Ponderings: Dubai World Cup Day
03/22/17 22:15 from Blinkers Off
Dubai World Cup Day is almost upon us! Over at Picks and Ponderings, I have an in-depth preview of two of the races.  The Dubai Turf features several familiar faces from last summer at Arlington, and often features horses who turn out to...

» Dubai World Cup Day Picks and Ponderings
03/22/17 22:07 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Saturday, March 25 features the richest day in horse racing: Dubai World Cup day!  Albeit only metaphorically, Picks and Ponderings is there. The card features nine races, all graded stakes.  This piece will feature Nicolle Neulist's ana...

» Kentucky Horse Park: A Little Bit of Horse Heaven (VIDEO)
03/22/17 15:30 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
It had been awhile since I had visited the Kentucky Horse Park -- too long. The weather outside was downright nippy, but the feeling of a visit to a little bit of horse heaven brought nothing but warmth inside. Surrounded by good friends...

» Follow That Horse!
03/21/17 14:59 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Follow That Horse …   Clue #1 – Which horse finished second in both the Breeders' Cup Classic and the Breeders' Cup Mile?   Clue #2 – What Hall of Fame runner was his broodmare sire?   Clue #3 – Who beat the answer to clue...

» Arrogate is the Man in Dubai World Cup 2017
03/20/17 06:55 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
If the big horse runs his race in Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup , the rest are running for second place. It's hard to imagine that I would be saying this after only three lifetime starts in stakes racing, but that's just how goo...

» Arrogate is the Man of Dubai World Cup 2017
03/20/17 06:55 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
If the big horse runs his race in Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup , the rest are running for second place. It's hard to imagine that I would be saying this after only three lifetime starts in stakes racing, but that's just how goo...

» Dubai World Cup 2017: Arrogate is the Man
03/20/17 06:55 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
If the big horse runs his race in Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup , the rest are running for second place. It's hard to imagine that I would be saying this after only three lifetime starts in stakes racing, but that's just how goo...

» Picks and Ponderings: Scenes from Spring at Hawthorne
03/19/17 21:59 from Blinkers Off
I love Hawthorne. I can’t believe we’re three weeks into the meet already.  I’ve been out there every race day so far, and it has been so nice to be back home.  Seeing all the horses who make my home circuit what I love...

» Scenes from Springtime at Hawthorne
03/19/17 21:52 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
Hawthorne's spring meet started on March 3, and I have been out there for every race day so far.  It's my home track, and the evening post times Between the beautiful horses, the thrilling action, and the friendly people, there is no pla...

» Kentucky Oaks 2017 Top 10 Rankings
03/19/17 07:38 from HorseRacingNation.com NewsWire
Trying to rank the top contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby  is tough, real tough. Thankfully, the fillies have been much more dependable, as they blaze their own trail to Louisville. With only 47 days to go until the first F...

» Hawthorne 3.18.17 – Quick Picks
03/18/17 15:24 from Blinkers Off
It’s getting close to post time, so this is a bit shorter than usual.  But, here are my thoughts on my top three horses in each race on Hawthorne’s card today. Best Bet:  Iker (1), Race 7 Live Longshot:  Lady Dozer (5), Race ...

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