June 24, 2018

Top 7 international turf stories of 2017

December 30, 2017 3

As a follow-up to my colleagues’ year-in-review pieces in the Brisnet.com Features section, I’d like to offer my Top 7 international stories of 2017. I’m restricting myself to developments on the international turf, or else […]

Five Best Distaff Performances of 2017

December 23, 2017 0

With 2017 coming to an end, it’s time to look back at some of the best performances from the distaff division. All the likely suspects are here, along with what might be a couple of […]

5 Races to Remember in 2017

December 22, 2017 0

By John Mucciolo I witnessed numerous stellar performances in 2017 in what was one of my favorite years of racing since my obsession with the sport began. While the following handful of races were just […]

5 Fantastic Finishes in 2017

December 20, 2017 0

The following races delivered a fantastic finish in 2017: SHAM STAKES The first Kentucky Derby qualifier of the New Year in California, the January 7 Sham (G3) was headlined by Grade 1 juvenile winner Gormley […]

2017 Jockey ROI Awards

December 19, 2017 0

Eclipse Awards voters should have received their packets by now, and as they consider the on-track accomplishments of horses, trainers, jockeys, owners, and breeders at the highest level of the sport, I wanted to take […]

Top 5 Horse Racing Upsets of 2017

December 18, 2017 0

First, some ground rules: There are two ways to consider a race “an upset”: 1. Who won, and 2. Who lost. In making this list, I considered not only the winner but also the beaten […]

Top 10 Memorable Races of 2017

December 18, 2017 0

Opinions will obviously differ, but for my money the following races stood out among the hundreds of graded stakes run throughout 2017. Enjoy the look back at 10 of the most memorable of the year […]

Best of Hanson 2017: An Anthology

December 18, 2017 0

The end of another year is upon us, thus time to anthologize some of my better (IMHO) takes and features published throughout 2017 at Brisnet.com. (you can find my “Best of” collections for 2015 and […]