June 3, 2020

Five points to ponder: Arkansas Derby doubleheader

May 1, 2020 0

Saturday’s Arkansas Derby (G1) turned into a doubleheader when 22 horses entered, but the two divisions didn’t stack up evenly at Oaklawn Park. The first division marks the eagerly anticipated stakes debut of Charlatan, who […]

Risen Star: Five points to ponder

February 14, 2020 0

As the first 2020 Kentucky Derby (G1) scoring race worth increased points on a 50-20-10-5 basis, the Risen Star (G2) already loomed as a significant prep on the trail. Now that its distance has been […]

Four quibbles with Eclipse Award finalists

January 6, 2020 2

My Eclipse Award ballot largely comports with the finalists announced on Saturday, and only a few of the discrepancies raised an eyebrow. Turf male Mo Forza came as a bit of a curveball as a […]