May 30, 2020

Maxfield returns in 12-horse Matt Winn

May 20, 2020 0

Unraced since romping in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) last October, Maxfield will open his 3-year-old campaign in Saturday’s $100,000 Matt Winn (G3) at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race usually takes place after the Triple […]

Remembering Hall of Famer Bimelech

April 4, 2020 0

Had Keeneland’s spring meet gone forward, we might have seen unbeaten Maxfield launch his comeback in the Blue Grass (G2). Instead I’m finding refuge in the past, and a perusal of the Blue Grass honor roll led me to back to Hall of Famer Bimelech (1940). […]

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 […]

1 2