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» Back Where It All Began
09/28/16 10:44 from Picks and Ponderings on Chicago Horse Racing Recent Posts
I’ve hinted in prior writing for Picks & Ponderings that even though I’ve covered the Chicago circuit of Arlington and Hawthorne for years, I’m not originally from Chicago or its collar communities.  I’ve just never disclosed the inf...

» California Chrome led Awesome Again 2016: Odds and Analysis
09/28/16 06:31 from NewsWire
Awesome Again 2016 is Saturday, Oct. 1! » Awesome Again 2016 Contenders » Awesome Again Winners » Get FREE Picks! » Get Trifecta/Superfecta Picks » $20K Contest This Saturday! With the Breeders’ Cup Classic a mere 38 days away, Saturday’...

» another excellent week for Curlin babies!
09/27/16 19:28 from Blinkers Off
Connect (Bullville Belle, by Holy Bull) carried the banner for Curlin Babies Saturday, winning a loaded edition of the Pennsylvania Derby (GII).  Already a stakes winner after winning the Curlin at Saratoga, he rebounded from a sixth-pla...

» Who Am I ???
09/27/16 14:59 from NewsWire
*Bred outside of the Unites States, my career began in my native land.   *I was a stakes winner there, with five victories in 12 starts.   *My U.S. career stretched over four seasons, winning multiple stakes each year.   *...

» Horse Racing Rankings for September 26 2016
09/26/16 05:46 from NewsWire
If there was any doubt, Songbird demonstrated that she is ready for her first test against older females in the Breeders' Cup  Distaff with another sparkling win in the Cotillion. Meanwhile the three-year-old male division became ev...

» Horse Racing Rankings for September 26, 2016
09/26/16 05:46 from NewsWire
If there was any doubt, Songbird demonstrated that she is ready for her first test against older females in the Breeders' Cup  Distaff with another sparkling win in the Cotillion. Meanwhile the three-year-old male division became ev...

» Texas Chrome brave up the rail for Oklahoma Derby win
09/25/16 15:52 from NewsWire
Just 15 days after the most important win in his career in the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs, Texas Chrome came right back to score in another rich Derby. This time it was at Remington Park in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby . Not ...

» The Exceller Fund: To Help the Horses
09/24/16 07:10 from NewsWire
Sometimes the best of things can be born from the worst.   Exceller was a phenomenal racehorse. I know this firsthand, because I remember him well. I had the pleasure of seeing him run in person many times as a youth. Best known as ...

» a long weekend at Woodbine
09/24/16 02:13 from Blinkers Off
As silly as it sounds, I would never have gotten on a plane to Toronto for the Woodbine Mile last week if it were not for the insistence of one sassy tweeting barn cat. But, thanks to plenty of tweets threatening whips to anyone who miss...

» Chicago Railbird: Arlington Super High Five
09/23/16 21:54 from Blinkers Off
Tomorrow is closing day at Arlington, and there is a $249K carryover into the Super High Five pool.  Since it is closing day, there is a mandatory payout, making it a great day for anyone to take a shot.  In the latest Chicago Railbird, ...

» Illinois-breds at Keeneland September: book 6
09/23/16 15:27 from Blinkers Off
Six Illinois-breds were originally catalogued in book 6 of the Keeneland September sale.  Four of them have so far been declared out, but this piece still takes a look at all six.  Since it is not uncommon for these horses to turn up in ...

» Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 2016: The Top 10
09/23/16 06:13 from NewsWire
The last two editions of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile , that were run at Santa Anita (2013/2014), were both won in convincing fashion by Goldencents . With that excellent son of Into Mischief long since retired, as well as last ye...

» New Owner Update: Bourbon Lane 2yo Partnership
09/22/16 13:04 from NewsWire
This being a race horse owner thing is pretty fun -- especially when your horses are doing well. As many of you know, after much research, I decided to invest in the 2016 Bourbon Lane Stable 2yo Partnership earlier this year. I don’t own...

» Chicago Railbird: 9.22.16
09/21/16 22:44 from Blinkers Off
This week, the Arlington meet draws to a close.  Chicago Railbird is there. By number of wins, the training and jockey races are pretty well tied up.  Larry Rivelli has an insurmountable lead in the training tally, and Jose Valdivia, Jr....

» Fish Trappe Road ready to strike in the Oklahoma Derby
09/21/16 08:29 from NewsWire
In looking at the probable field for Sunday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby , two names jumped off the page; Texas Chrome , the recent winner of the Super Derby, and the New York-bred, Fish Trappe Road . While the former seems to be g...

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