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 →

the Arlington Million: all you need to know!

Chicago's biggest day of racing is almost here!  As always, I've taken an in-depth dive, and you can find my analysis right here. I discussed all six stakes races on Saturday in depth at Picks and Ponderings, and you can read those right here: Race 7: Secretariat Stakes (G1) Race 8: Bruce D. Memorial Stakes Race 9: American... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: MONDIALISTE Wins the Arlington Million, but the Rest of the Day Belongs to Florent Geroux

Yesterday was the biggest day on the local racing calendar: Arlington Million Day.  The card featured six stakes races, including three Grade I events. And, it proved an electrifying homecoming for jockey Florent Geroux.  Geroux won four of the six stakes races, including three of the Arlington International Festival of Racing events.  He also won... Continue Reading →

Arlington Million Day analysis!

Tomorrow is Arlington Million Day!  I have been on site at Arlington all week watching the horses in the morning, and handicapping and writing through the afternoons. At The Tournament Edge, I preview the four Festival race fields, highlighting a few interesting horses in each. At ShapperDaCapper, I preview the day's feature, the Grade I... Continue Reading →

Arlington Million talk on the BARN!

On today's episode of Jason Beem's most excellent radio show, BARN, Paul Mazur and I join him to talk Arlington Million! We talk about our favourite versions of the Arlington Million, as well as the horses we do and do not like coming into the day's Grade I races. So, tune into the BARN, and... Continue Reading →

Arlington Million Week: Wednesday

Wednesday is when Million week begins to get serious. I have been at morning workouts all week, but today was when a steady stream of festival horses came onto and out of the track.  Over at Picks and Ponderings, you can see what I saw through the day in my photo gallery. Over at The... Continue Reading →

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