October 26, 2020

Five points to ponder: Blue Grass

July 10, 2020 0

Saturday’s $600,000 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) was guaranteed to make history just because of its unprecedented July date, a three-month delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But a new historical angle is provided by Swiss […]

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 […]

Five points to ponder: Louisiana Derby

March 20, 2020 0

The Kentucky Derby (G1) is postponed to the first Saturday in September, the Arkansas Derby (G1) is shifted to the first Saturday in May, the Blue Grass (G2) and Sunland Derby (G3) are off, and […]

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