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Big Race Showdown: Week 11

This week, the Big Race Showdown panel of Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I tackles the last two Kentucky Derby points races: the Arkansas Derby (G1) and the Lexington Stakes (G3). See who we like right here!

Big Race Showdown: Week 10

This week, the Big Race Showdown panel of Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I tackles a trio of high-stakes Kentucky Derby preps coming up on Saturday: the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, and Santa Anita Derby. See who we like right here!

ThoroFan: Dubai World Cup

Over at ThoroFan, I take a dive into today's feature race at Meydan, the winter Carnival's flagship race, the Dubai World Cup (G1). Can Thunder Snow repeat? Will one of the invaders dethrone him? Find out my thoughts here!

Big Race Showdown: Week 9

This week, we tackle the UAE Derby and the Florida Derby. See who Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I all like, and let me know in the comments who you like!

Past the Wire: Bisphosphonate Concerns

In my latest at Past the Wire, I discuss a major change that the three leading sales companies have added to their terms, effective this summer: amid soundness concerns, buyers can now void sales of young horses if they test positive for bisphosphonates.

Big Race Showdown: Week 8

This week, we take a look at the Louisiana Derby and the Sunland Park Derby. See who Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I all like, and let me know in the comments who you like!

August 30, 1981

they breatheheartbeat, batteryhay -they are theatre tryoneabhorrent to thebettor, onenotjet, roar, banterthen onebeat abaryon another, to earn honoron the throne Yesterday, while poking around the internet for poetic ideas, I stumbled across a French collective called the Ouvroir de Litterature Potentielle (OULIPO), the Workshop of Potential Literature. It was my first time hearing of this... Continue Reading →

Big Race Showdown: Week 7

I'm doing pretty well in Big Race Showdown so far this season -- six weeks in, I'm leading the pack with six winners in twelve races! This week, we tackle both divisions of the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. See who Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, Dan Cronin, and I all like, and let... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: 2019 Rebel Stakes Preview

The Derby Trail returns to Oaklawn Park this Saturday with the Rebel Stakes (G2). The race split into two divisions, given the wave of California shippers, and each division would pass as its own standalone Derby prep. In my latest at Picks and Ponderings, I preview both divisions of the 2019 Rebel Stakes.

Past the Wire: OBS March Roundups

This week at Past the Wire, I turned my attention to the OBS March sale of two-year-olds in training. I took detailed looks at both Day One and Day Two, focusing on sire and buyer trends, major hips, and how the American Pharoah foals are doing. So, make sure to read both of my recaps,... Continue Reading →

Big Race Showdown: Week 6

This week, the Big Race Showdown panel tackles a trio of Derby preps: the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), the Gotham (G3), and the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3)! Joining me on the panel are Candice Hare, Emily Gullikson, Brian Zipse, Dan Tordjman, Mike McCormick, Megan Devine, and Dan Cronin. Read on for our top picks, and who we think can run into... Continue Reading →

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