July 2, 2020

Five points to ponder: Belmont Stakes

June 19, 2020 0

It feels like an alternate universe to say that the Triple Crown starts with the 1 1/8-mile Belmont S. (G1) on Saturday, instead of its concluding the series as a 1 1/2-mile “Test of the […]

Top 10 storylines for Royal Ascot 2020

June 14, 2020 0

Just two weeks after British racing resumed from its COVID-19 cocoon, Royal Ascot goes on as scheduled with its five-day run Tuesday through Saturday. Here are the principal storylines: 1. Royal Ascot in the time […]

Five points to ponder: Santa Anita Derby

June 5, 2020 0

Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) is a pivotal race for two prominent Kentucky Derby (G1) hopefuls. If not completely determinative of their chances at Churchill Downs, the 1 1/8-mile test nonetheless promises to be […]

Five points to ponder: Matt Winn

May 22, 2020 0

Add yet another item to the list of things that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned upside down: instead of its usual role as a post-Triple Crown event, Saturday’s repositioned and reimagined Matt Winn (G3) is […]

Forty Niner’s pedigree legacy a gold mine

May 18, 2020 1

While fans of a certain age would remember Forty Niner’s racing career, fans of every age have benefited from his influence in pedigrees. The champion who passed away Monday, at the grand age of 35, […]

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